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

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

Washington Square News

Two slices of bread lay on top of a transparent, square, glass plate. Bite-sized servings of various types of Ethiopian stew are spread across the bread, as a tasting platter. A glass of a pink drink sits next to the plate.

Ras Plant Based serves Ethiopian authenticity with a plant-based spin

This Crown Heights eatery co-owned by an NYU alum offers vegetarian takes on traditional Ethiopian classics.
Timothy Fraher, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

In a world dominated by fine dining experiences and French-brigade regimentation, the ability to dig in with your hands and take a palmful of salty, savory puree is comforting...

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...

Blue crates filled with various fruits and vegetables sit in front of a French grocery store.

Navigating the Paris food scene with dietary restrictions

Students following vegetarian, vegan and halal diets share their experiences and recommendations for finding options at restaurants and grocery stores around Paris.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

From eclairs to escargots, France is known for its food. For many NYU Paris students, food is a great opportunity to experience French culture. In Parisian fashion, many 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...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Your new favorite spots: where to get student discounts around campus

Restaurants, cafes and theaters that offer NYU discounts you might not have known about
Under the Arch Staff September 24, 2021

  Kuxé 205 Thompson St., New York, N.Y. 10012 Discount type: 10% off for students Known for its bottomless brunch, which offers hearty portions for under...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Campus-area food for all your dietary needs and choices

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free, low-carb, low-fiber or vegan options, you don’t have to go far from campus to find the food you need!
Under the Arch Staff September 24, 2021

  Yin Ji Chang Fen 91 Bayard St., New York, NY 10013 Diet: Low-fiber Cantonese cuisine Yin Ji Chang Fen offers a variety of rice noodles and congees, which...

Orchard Grocer, located at 78 Orchard St, is an all-vegan deli and grocer. They offer vegan sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, and groceries for vegans and non-vegans alike. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Orchard Grocer: A vegan paradise for everyone

Market and deli Orchard Grocer offers a variety of food items that appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.
Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Orchard Grocer, which lies in the heart of the Lower East Side on the lively Orchard Street, is an entirely vegan market and deli that many vegans like myself have come to consider...

Tamam Falafel, located near Union Square, is a fast-casual Middle Eastern vegan eatery. They offer plant-based options such as hummus bowls and falafel sandwiches. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Tamam Falafel offers new options for vegan students

A new Middle Eastern spot expands options for vegan students by offering a variety of hummus bowls and falafel sandwiches.
Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

I was making my way down 14th Street towards Union Square in late January when I stumbled upon a brand new sign where the 5 Napkin Burger Express shop once was.  The sign was...

NYU’s inadequate quarantine meals gained some internet notoriety especially on video platform TikTok over the last 14 days. Students reflect on their experiences with viral video and news reports and find a silver lining from the chaos. (Photo by Cristina Diaz)

NYU Quarantine Meals Leave Students With a Taste of TikTok Fame

After NYU’s quarantine meal service proved to be insufficient, inconsistent and often inedible, students quickly learned that the less food they received, the more TikTok followers they gained. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, some students have found a silver lining in their newfound fame.
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor September 2, 2020

Just days into the mandatory 14-day quarantine, NYU students were served the now-infamous watermelon chicken salad. The strange combination was one of several poorly executed meals...

Stern first-year Priyal struggled to communicate with her former roommate because the latter always went to the RA and RHD without first talking to Priyal about any issues. (Animation by Sammy Tavassoli)

Coming Home to Xenophobia: Racism in the Dorm Room

First-year international students share how cultural and communication differences made them seek out Bed-for-Bed roommate exchanges.
Sammy Tavassoli, UTA Deputy Editor February 20, 2020

When Korean-Canadian CAS first-year Sandee Park would rather take her midterm over and over again instead of relaxing in her dorm, it’s obvious something is horribly...

This vegetarian spaghetti consists of artichoke sauce and Trader Joe’s meatless sausage. Meatless options are becoming increasingly popular at stores such as Trader Joe’s, making it easy for anyone to substitute ingredients in their favorite dishes.
(Photo by Daniela Ortiz)

I Tried Trader Joe’s Meatless Meat — And You Should Too

For four days my meals consisted of meatless meat options from one of the nation's beloved food stores. Here's what I discovered.
Daniela Ortiz, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

With talks of all the environmental damage caused by consuming red meat, the appeal of veganism and vegetarianism grows with each passing day. While I still eat meat, I actively...

by Chloes Chicky Chicky tenders have everything but the taste of our lovely snack. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

Chicky Chicky or Icky Chicky?

Hopeful vegan gets disappointed by fake chicken.
Ria Mittal, Contributing Writer February 3, 2020

Moving to New York as a vegetarian with an array of allergies, by CHLOE. was my saving grace. It’s basically a sanctuary for anyone who’s vegan or vegetarian. They offer a...