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5 East Lansing Restaurants You Have To Try Before You Graduate

While East Lansing isn’t known for its fine cuisine, there are still so many great places to grab a bite when you’re tired of the dining halls!

  1. No Thai: A favorite of many Spartans, No Thai features a wide range of proteins and spice levels to suit any palate. My personal favorites are the Tofu Drunken Noodles and the Shrimp Curry Fried Rice. Don’t forget about classics like Satay, Pad Thai, and Spring Rolls! Also, you won’t want to miss their sweet and spicy Thai Iced Tea!
  1. Barrio: Barrio boasts an impressive variety of cocktails, tacos, and salsas. For a truly unique experience, try creating your own taco or bowl from their list of toppings, including Coca-Cola Steak, Fresh Fish, Pineapple Salsa, and so many more! Or, if you are too overwhelmed by the selection, choose one of their Chef’s Favorites!
  1. Aloha Cookin’: For a delicious, Hawaiian dining experience, stop in to Aloha Cookin’. Their menu includes Hawaiian and Japanese staples like Loco Moco, Katsu, Spam Musubi. For something sweet and refreshing, try their Pineapple Iced Tea or Hawaiian Sun. And if you save room for dessert, enjoy the Malasadas or Fried Mochi Ice Cream. 
  1. Unicha: While this isn’t technically a restaurant, you will not want to skip out on their rolled ice cream or bubble tea! Try unique ice cream treats like Matcha, Mango, or Taro, and explore crazy toppings like toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and condensed milk. Wash your frozen treat down with one of their many fruit teas, milk teas, or shakes for a truly sweet experience!
  1. For Crêpe Sake: If you’re looking for a light snack or a sweet dessert, For Crêpe Sake is the place for you! From savory crêpes like Tuscan Chicken, Ham & Cheese, and Avocado Spinach to sugary treats like Banana Carmel, Cinnamon Sugar, and Peanut Butter S’more, you’re sure to find something that satisfies your crêpe craving!
Rachel is an Assistant Social Media Director at Her Campus MSU. She is a Junior at MSU's James Madison College studying Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy with a double minor in Business, and Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy. After graduation, she hopes to become a public interest lawyer or work in the government sector. She is an avid camper and enjoys spending her time in the great outdoors hiking and biking. She loves ice skating and has recently been trying to learn some new moves! Rachel also enjoys reading, cooking, crocheting, and trying as many bubble tea places as she can find.
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