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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.
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...

Follow the astrology sign to your next dinner destination

Follow the astrology sign to your next dinner destination
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...

Fall for these autumn-inspired foods on campus

Fall for these autumn-inspired foods on campus
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Get takeout based on your favorite movie genre

Get takeout based on your favorite movie genre
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...

Budget empty? Your stomach doesn’t have to be

Budget empty? Your stomach doesn't have to be
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...

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

Delivery options provide dinner when leaving the house is too much work
September 28, 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...

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.
September 28, 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...

The Hub provides new spot for dining, nightlife

A burger at the new gastropub, The Hub near campus.
September 28, 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,...

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.
September 28, 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....

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