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Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Two students at a salad bar with dining tables to the right.

Opinion: Crave NYU is better because it has a different food provider

The new Crave NYU dining hall proves that the university can do food right. Why not have Sous Vide Kitchen as the primary provider in the rest of the dining halls?
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor March 9, 2023

After the third time I received burnt Cluckstein chicken nuggets, I promised myself I would never eat there again. When NYU announced the opening of a new dining hall in the Paulson...

A blue, plastic recycling bin with a white U+2672 Universal Recycling Symbol printed on it. A red Santa hat illustration is overlaid on the recycling bin.

This holiday season, take your trash out the right way

Here’s a few ways to give back to Mother Earth before you leave for winter break.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

With winter break approaching, most of us are just trying to make it through finals week long enough to see the holiday lights at the end of the tunnel. However, with all the excitement...

Centered in the photo are two students at a salad bar with dining tables to the right.

Ranked: What is the best NYU dining hall?

A senior’s ranking of NYU’s dining halls — take this with a grain of salt since the university's dining options don’t have any.
Lorraine Olaya, Deputy Managing Editor September 19, 2022

As a veteran of the NYU Eats dining hall experience, it’s about time I lend my four years of expertise to answer the long-debated question: What are the best dining halls? With...

A small, dark rodent on the brown wood floors of the Palladium dining hall.

NYU blames rodent in Palladium dining hall on bad weather

Several students saw a small rodent scurrying through the Palladium dining hall while they were eating on April 9.
Maria Freyre and Kayla Hardersen April 15, 2022

CAS first-year Andres Piccinoni was eating dinner with GLS first-year Ben Thompson at the Palladium dining hall when he noticed a rodent running across the floor. The students...

(Photo by Noma Mirny)

The unpalatable reality of NYU dining

NYU’s dining halls leave much to be desired for students with dietary restrictions.
Aditi Sharma, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

Googling the closest vegan restaurant near you and only getting two options in a five-mile radius. Eating your pre-portioned, well-balanced meal prep before lunch with friends...

NYU serves over 100,000 meals a week and has denied reported cases of food poisoning. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Cockroaches and rodents spotted at NYU dining halls

After WSN reported on claims of food poisoning last month, more students have come forward with accounts of unsanitary conditions in NYU dining halls — including cockroaches and rodents.
Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor December 12, 2021

Adithya Rachakulla was picking up a meal at the Third North dining hall when a cockroach fell into his food and crawled through his plate before diving onto the floor. “He...

Swipe it Forward is a program where students can donate their extra meal swipes to other students. But recently, the program has struggled to collect enough student meal swipes to support the increasing number of students who are using the program. (Photo by Naomi Mirny)

Students use NYU’s free meal programs, but not enough donate

The student-led Swipe it Forward program struggles to collect enough donations to support students experiencing food insecurity.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Since its launch in 2019, Swipe it Forward — a program where students can donate their extra meal swipes to be used by others — has provided access to free meals to those facing...

Three separate incidents of food poisoning have been reported at the Palladium dining hall. The dining hall failed a health inspection in fall 2019. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Palladium dining hall food caused food poisoning, 3 students say

Three students have claimed that eating at the Palladium Hall NYU Eats location in unrelated incidents on separate days caused them to become ill.
Nicole Chiarella, Contributing Writer November 22, 2021

Cindy Edward, a CAS senior, said she felt ill and had to check herself into the emergency room after eating at the Palladium dining hall. She had eaten a salmon salad for lunch...

NYU Eats has switched to disposable dishes and silverware due to manufacturing constraints caused by COVID-19. The change has led to questions about sustainability on campus. (Photo by Naomi Mirny)

Dishwasher disrepair disrupts dining, demands disposable dishware

Repair delays forced a switch to disposable dinnerware at dining locations on campus, NYU said. Students are unsure, though, of how to sustainably dispose of single-use items.
Carmo Moniz, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

Supply chain issues triggered by the pandemic have forced two NYU dining halls to temporarily switch to disposable silverware. The Palladium dining hall is providing students with...

NYUs new dining service provider, Chartwells, employs new catering method to dietary restrictions. (Staff photo by Talia Barton)

Dining Hall Inclusivity Has Its Limits

For those with dietary restrictions, there’s still work to be done.
Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer September 30, 2019

In the last few years, NYU’s dining halls have expanded to accommodate more dietary preferences and restrictions. Most notably, Lipton became a certified halal dining facility...

The new and rebranded Upstein has a prominent NYU Eats banner outside of its entrance. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

NYU Dining Halls, Ranked

Third North really needs to get its sh-t together, but you already knew that.
Gaby Baldovino, Staff Writer September 24, 2019

Following semesters full of student complaints about dining options, NYU launched a new campus dining provider this year — NYU Eats. Catered by Chartwells, NYU Eats boasts sustainable...

Although gluten-intolerance is becoming a more widely compensated in food products, NYU dining halls do not offer very many options.

Are Dining Halls Safe for Celiacs?

Kaitlyn Wang, Staff Writer December 5, 2016
Signs advertising gluten-free options are ubiquitous in NYU's dining halls, but students who lead a gluten-free diet often have a hard time finding uncontaminated items.