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Navigate college food while being gluten-free

A worker constructs a pizza at Mia Za’s on Green Street on Dec. 1, 2017. Mia Za’s is a gluten-free option on campus.

By Carolina Garibay, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

If you have celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or just want to cut gluten out of your diet, you might know how difficult finding food options can be. Maintaining a gluten-free diet may even seem more difficult in college, which isn’t exactly known for being the hub of gluten-free options. Luckil...

Fall for these autumn-inspired foods on campus

Fall for these autumn-inspired foods on campus

By Rukayah Hussein, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Rarely does good food ever go out of season, but with fall approaching, our campus offers several specific fall food options for students to delve into this semester. Whether you are a passionate foodie or a part-time connoisseur, Champaign-Urbana has tons of sweet treats to satisfy whatever your autum...

Follow the astrology sign to your next dinner destination

Follow the astrology sign to your next dinner destination

By Casey Daly, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

People often say eating out is bad for you, but there’s nothing wrong with indulging yourself once in a while. People also say your food choices say a lot about you, which has some hidden truth. The universe determines our preferences, life experiences and feeling at any given time. Whether you’re expe...

Implement community farmers markets into your grocery routine

A customers browses for produce at the Blue Moon Farms stand on May 19, 2018. The Market at the Square offers a variety of locally-grown produce.

By Ava Traverso

September 21, 2020

While the current state of the world and COVID-19 has led to canceled events, one thing has remained open and accessible: the humble farmers market. The Urbana Market on the Square is going strong Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon until the end of October in the parking lot of Lincoln Square Mall. Th...

Local cooking competition hopes to improve food economy

The Land Connection sells assorted root vegetables and kale at the Champaign Farmers Market on May 26. The organization strives to grow the local food economy and increase food accessibility.

By Jillian Little, buzz Editor

September 21, 2020

The Artisan Cup & Fork is a culinary competition that has fought to stop food insecurity in Champaign-Urbana for five years. Each year, local restaurants compete and prepare cuisines for guests with tickets, each ticket getting a person three locally sourced meals with a dessert. This year’s compe...

CU restaurants allow students to get their veg on

Paula Chmiel prepares an order with chips at Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant on Nov. 28, 2018. The establishment is one of several vegetarian options available in Champaign.

By Nate Sun

September 21, 2020

With the restrictions that COVID-19 has caused, it can be challenging for individuals to find foods that adhere to their alternative eating styles. Thankfully, there are many restaurants in Champaign-Urbana to try, including restaurants with delicious vegetarian and vegan foods. Here are some favorites...

Get takeout based on your favorite movie genre

Get takeout based on your favorite movie genre

By Becca Bertram, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Everybody loves takeout as well as sitting back and watching a movie, so why not do both? The activity is perfect after a long day, but it can be a pain to figure out what to order. However, getting the ideal takeout is essential for a fantastic night in of watching some flicks. Here are a few suggest...

Budget empty? Your stomach doesn’t have to be

Budget empty? Your stomach doesn't have to be

By Sydney Wood, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

If you’re looking for a nearby, budget-friendly restaurant, there are plenty of options available around campus. Campustown boasts a cluster of inexpensive eateries where students can find delicious food.  Fat Sandwich Company Situated between Campus Ink and Underground Printing, Fat Sandwich Company has an impressive ...

Delivery options provide dinner when leaving the house is too much work

Delivery options provide dinner when leaving the house is too much work

By Andie Scherer, Staff writer

September 29, 2016

My favorite social interactions are those in which a delivery man knocks on my door and says,  “Here’s your food!” And I say, “Thank you, kind sir. Many blessings upon you and your first born child.” So yes, I do like food of many flavors, colors and varieties — but I especially like i...

Hidden gems of C-U dining

Mike Harden, 2005 University MBA alumnus, started his catering and lunch carryout food service Caribbean Grill in 2010. The business is expanding from its food truck and catering services to a permanent location, 2135 S Neil St., Champaign on Tuesday, May 30.

By Sam Smithson, Buzz food and drink editor

September 29, 2016

While students and locals alike may flock to popular restaurants like Black Dog and Papa Del’s, Champaign-Urbana offers many wonderful dining options off the beaten path for the adventurous eater. Huaraches Moroleon Tucked away deep in residential Urbana, far from the eyes of casual campus eaters, Huarac...

The Hub provides new spot for dining, nightlife

A burger at the new gastropub, The Hub near campus.

By Isabella Jackson, Supplements editor

September 29, 2016

The Hub, a new restaurant and bar, opened on the corner of First and Healey streets in September. Located on the first floor of Healey Place, a new apartment building that started leasing in fall 2016, The Hub successfully combines a fun atmosphere, great food and an extensive list of beers and coc...

Campus coffee shops are both convenient and cozy

Espresso Royale’s Feel Better Tea is a mix of the cafe’s Nighty Night, Pharaoh’s Cup and Lemon Zing — mint, chamomile and lemon teas, respectively.

By Harrison Lindholm, Staff writer

September 29, 2016

People often speak of soulmates. I always thought this was a falsehood. There was no way that someone out there was specially made for me! This is how I went through life this way until one fateful day. Destiny found me, and I have been in love, deeply in love ever since. The day I drank coffee for the first time wa...

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