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The Bangkok Thai restaurant rests on Green St. in Champaign. Bangkok Thai has made many students happy with their affordable prices and portion sizes.

Illinois students explain campus’ most beloved food spots

By Dhanashri Mandhani, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021

Many say food is a universal language of love, of some sort of deep human connection and that good food can never fail to bring people together.  Champaign-Urbana is almost a 154-year-old community,...

Champaign coffee shop eludes national worker shortage

Champaign coffee shop eludes national worker shortage

By Sydney Wood, Buzz Assistant Editor September 15, 2021

A stroll down Green Street in Campustown highlights Champaign-Urbana’s reflection of the widespread restaurant staffing problems that are occurring throughout the nation. The multiple “Now Hiring”...

Sophomores sigh at missing out on dining experience

Sophomores sigh at missing out on dining experience

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

As you walk past the reception desk at ISR, you are greeted with a scene reminiscent of a massive shopping mall, a heavily gentrified, stinky and minimalistic mall, but a spacious environment nonetheless...

Harry Alexander Krigel, general manager of Bake Lab, serves pastries to customers. Bake Lab is located on Lincoln Ave. in Urbana.

Bake Lab cooks up high quality pastries, coffee in Urbana

By Carolina Garibay, Buzz Editor September 15, 2021

On Fifth and Green streets stands a small, quaint coffee shop that offers both a classic coffee menu featuring artisan drinks and a space for quiet studying that University students are always taking advantage...

Communicate your sexual needs in the bedroom

Communicate your sexual needs in the bedroom

By Zoe Lewis-Nielsen, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Knowing yourself and your needs is essential in any relationship. Sexual needs are also a significant aspect of romantic intimacy. Sexual needs have often been considered taboo in the past, especially...

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.

Navigate college food while being gluten-free

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...

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...

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...

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.

Implement community farmers markets into your grocery routine

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...

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.

Local cooking competition hopes to improve food economy

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...

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.

CU restaurants allow students to get their veg on

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...

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...

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