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What’s on the menu?

Menus from local restaurants are provided in the lobbies of some residence halls (Photo by Emily Graham ’20).

Go-to restaurants for campus delivery.

On a college campus, ordering food for delivery is typical of a student’s weekly routine. By Friday, we’re often dying for a break from Campion dining hall and look to the nearest restaurants to feed us, even when they aren’t within walking distance.

With apps like Grubhub and Uber Eats, there are plenty of options right at your fingertips, but it can still be hard to choose.

Some students, however, have their go-to restaurants in mind when they’re seeking an off-campus meal.

Chinese food is a popular choice among students, with countless restaurants within delivery distance from campus.

For Robert Martin ’21, once he ordered from Queen’s Chinese Restaurant, he didn’t feel the need to try anywhere else.

“I like their selection, like lo mein,” Martin said. “That’s the go-to. It’s amazing.”

Queen’s Chinese is available for order on the restaurant’s website, as well as Grubhub, DoorDash and Seamless. It is open until midnight, making it a great option for late-night hunger.

Madison Card ’21, on the other hand, takes advantage of the many Chinese options available on the different food service platforms.

“I tend to just get Chinese food, but I get it from a different place every time,” Card said. “I just search Chinese food places and the first one that comes up with the cheapest delivery is the one I pick.”

Card’s recent favorite is Szechuan Express because of the large quantity for a low price.

The restaurant uses the service DoorDash, which offers free delivery.

Another popular Chinese restaurant is Shee Yuan, which is near the West Campus apartments on 63rd Street.

For Lilly Walsh ’20, however, the brick and mortar location isn’t what’s important, but rather their reliable delivery to campus.

“I am a big chinese fan girl and I think they have a great selection,” Walsh said. “They’re always able to deliver wherever I am, whether it was freshman year in Sourin, sophomore year at Rashford and junior year now.”

Walsh now lives off-campus in Lower Merion, so the ease of delivery from her favorite Chinese place is even more important. Shee Yuan is present on Seamless and Grubhub, as well as by phone and website.

Students who aren’t fans of Chinese food have plenty of other selections, including familiar, American style dishes.

Natalia Velazquez ’21 frequently orders from Checkers for their hearty and consistent helpings. You can choose to order through Grubhub, DoorDash or Uber Eats.

“The hamburgers are amazing,” Velazquez said. “They’re really good and greasy. And for the sodas, the medium one is like a large.”

A healthier alternative to the classic American fast food is Panera, which recently started a delivery service.

“My go-to take-out place would be Panera, just because it’s a healthy option and it’s really good,” Harrison Dalsass ’21 said.

Dalsass usually orders mac and cheese or a steak and white cheddar panini, but Panera has a wide variety of meals for reasonable prices.

While there is an overwhelming amount of restaurants to choose from, the common themes among students for finding a good delivery place are affordability and reliability.

With several delivery apps available for download, you’ll never be lacking for that sudden, late-night craving.

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