16 College Town Foods Worth Skipping Class For

I was gonna go to class, but then I got lunch.

1. AMHERST COLLEGE: BBQ Chicken Ranch Pizza from Antonio’s

WHERE: Antonio’s Pizza in Amherst, MA
WHAT TO ORDER: BBQ Chicken Ranch Pizza

2. DUKE UNIVERSITY: Breakfast Sandwiches from Monuts Donuts

WHERE: Monuts Donuts in Durham, NC
WHAT TO ORDER: Any Breakfast Sandwich (pictured: The Falafel Bagel)

3. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: The Chicken Madness from Wisey’s

WHERE: Wisey’s in Washington, DC
WHAT TO ORDER: The Chicken Madness Sub (grilled chicken breast, peppers, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, bacon, and provolone cheese)

4. HARVARD UNIVERSITY: The Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Crema Cafe

WHERE: Crema Cafe in Cambridge, MA
WHAT TO ORDER: Grilled Chicken Sandwich (grilled chicken, corn, avocado, and Cotija creme)

5. INDIANA UNIVERSITY: Sink the Biz Fries from Nick’s English Hut

WHERE: Nick’s English Hut in Bloomington, IN
WHAT TO ORDER: Sink the Biz Fries, served with garlic mayo

6. OHIO UNIVERSITY: The OU Bagel from Bagel Street Deli

WHERE: Bagel Street Deli in Athens, OH
WHAT TO ORDER: The OU Bagel (Yep, that’s bacon.)

7. RHODES COLLEGE: BBQ Nachos from Central BBQ

WHERE: Central BBQ in Memphis, TN
WHAT TO ORDER: BBQ Nachos (pulled pork, jalapeños, and tons of shredded cheese. Probs what Euclid meant by “The Golden Ratio.”)

8. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: The “Fat Darrell” from RU Hungry

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WHERE: RU Hungry in New Brunswick, NJ
WHAT TO ORDER: A “Fat Darrell” (chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce, AND french fries. Definitely part of the core curriculum.)

9. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY: BBQ and Mac and Cheese from Dinosaur BBQ

WHERE: Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, NY
WHAT TO ORDER: Any barbecued meat and a side of macaroni and cheese.

10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY: Pizza from Cheeseboard Collective

WHERE: Cheeseboard Collective in Berkeley, CA
WHAT TO ORDER: You don’t have a choice. These guys make one type of pizza each day, and it’s always amazing.


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WHERE: Freebirds in Santa Barbara, CA
WHAT TO ORDER: Known for its HUGE burritos, but the nachos here are also incredible.

12. UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA: Jerk Chicken from Kelly’s Authentic Jamaican Food

WHERE: Kelly’s Authentic Jamaican Food in Athens, GA
WHAT TO ORDER: Jerk Chicken and Cornbread (at the very least)

13. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN: The Cowboy Reuben from Zingerman’s Delicatessen

WHERE: Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan
WHAT TO ORDER: The Cowboy Reuben (BBQ’ed beef brisket with coleslaw and provolone cheese on a grilled Paesano roll)

14. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE: Cheese Bings from Goal Post Tavern

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WHERE: Goal Post Tavern in Knoxville, TN
WHAT TO ORDER: Cheese Bings (the love child of tater tots and mozzarella sticks, filled with 100% cheddar cheese)

15. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN: Eggs Francisco from Kerbey Lane Cafe

WHERE: Kerbey Lane in Austin, Texas
WHAT TO ORDER: Eggs Francisco (scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and Queso dip on an English muffin)

16. VASSAR AND MARIST COLLEGES: Sandwich from Rossi’s Deli

WHERE: Rossi Rosticceria Deli in Poughkeepsie, NY
WHAT TO GET: You can’t go wrong with any of their sandwiches.

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