Since it’s grand opening in the beginning of the spring semester, the Marketplace has been the hot spot on campus! This place offers a variety of dining options as well as areas to do work and hang with friends. You can see students constantly going in and out of the MP all day long; it’s truly the hub of campus. Here is the official ranking of the food stations at the MP.
#12 Wholly Habaneras: The Mexican station of the MP was a real hit in the beginning of the semester, however as time has gone on, it has lost its popularity among students. It will never live up to Chipotle standards.
#11 C- Store: This is a great place if you need to pick up a quick little snack. There are granola bars, cereal, nuts, candy, and chips. It’s the typical college convenience store.
#10 Mein Bowl: This was a popular station among students for a while. It’s just like the Chinese station in the food court at your mall.
#9 NY Style Deli: The deli is very similar to the deli counter at the dining hall so it’s not a huge novelty at the marketplace.
#8 Café Spice: This station is the underdog of the marketplace. I haven’t heard much about it, however what I have heard are great reviews of it. This place is a vegetarian’s delight according to many students.
#7 Starbucks: The Starbucks at the MP is a great place to get coffee and other beverages. The downside to Starbucks is that it lacks all the options that a normal Starbucks would have. The Starbucks is great for students who are studying in the library or other location on campus late and need a cup of coffee!
#6 Garden Toss: The salad place offers many options that cannot be found at the dining hall, however it still is lacking. This place has so much potential. A lot of people still go here to get a quick salad, but to be honest the salads at the dining hall are better and much cheaper.
#5 Diner Grill: Although the diner’s menu is limited, the food there is pretty good for it being campus cuisine. The only downfall to this place is that there really isn’t a vegetarian option for those animal lovers out there!
#4 Breakfast Station: The breakfast station, which used to be the international station, is a great hit! This place offers insanely good pancakes and omelets as well as home fries. This is a personal fave of mine because it allows you to have breakfast anytime of the day!
#3 Sub Connection: This is Subway’s doppleganger; this place looks like it and the food tastes just like it. They provide the 6-inch sub as well as the 12-inch. This station is very popular during lunchtime.
#2 Red Mango: This is the closest thing to fro-yo on campus. They also have smoothies, which is a bonus. It’s the perfect place to satisfy your sweet craving!
#1 Pandinis: This place is top notch for campus food. There is pasta and pizza, what more could a college student ask for? You can choose a specific kind of pizza or pasta or you can create your own. The line is definitely worth standing in.