This week, I’ll be highlighting some of the dining options at Holy Cross and my favorite meals from each.
I was admittedly freaked out about the college food situation- I’m a nutrition enthusiast! For the past year or so, I’ve cooked most of my own food and done my own grocery shopping. Although I can no longer drive to my beloved Trader Joe’s, I’ve found a way to eat a healthy and balanced diet here on campus. With unlimited Kimball swipes and $425 Dining Dollars per semester to use elsewhere, it’s easy to find options that work for you!
As a protein-craving vegetarian, I often brave the long lines of the custom Stir Fry Station. Students fill their bowls from a salad bar of vegetables and tofu, and are then given the option to add noodles, meat, and sauce. The wonderful Kimball employees cook it right in front of you. It’s a great way to get vegetables and lean protein into your diet! The fresh fruit bar is another favorite of mine (and I’d be lying if I said the trip to the ice cream machine was a one time thing).
I treat myself to this Chipotle-esque lunch about once a week. The best part? It counts as a Kimball swipe!
Favorite: Whole Wheat Pasta with Vegetables and Tomato Sauce
After a late night of studying, Crossroads is often the only option open. While they offer traditional grill fare of burgers and pizza, I opt for the lighter, more home-cooked taste of pasta and sauce.
Favorite: Coffee and Zucchini Bread
I attribute my rapidly depleting amount of Dining Dollars to my coffee addiction. Cool Beans and CB2, the campus coffee shops, are my favorite spots. If I’m in a rush, I order an iced coffee and zucchini bread on the Holy Cross “Tapingo” app- it’s ready by the time I get there!
There are many other dining options on campus, including the popular (and supposedly delicious!) Science Cafe- I’ll have to stop by there this week! As far as snacks go, protein bars, oatmeal, and peanut butter are my dorm room staples. It’s easy to eat well at Holy Cross!
Amy Casey '18