With SHU’s new dining hall addition to campus this fall, Thea’s Abbey, there are now numerous choices of what to eat on campus.
When students need a meal, they can choose from various locations including Linda’s, JP’s, 63’s, Einstein’s, the Balance Kitchen in the CHE, Einstein’s, Thea’s Abbey and more.
Since the start of the semester, there have been alterations to existing dining services, like the new sushi bar station at Linda’s, Goodfella’s pizza being served at the Linda’s pizza station and new menu options at JP’s.
Each dining hall provides a different experience, such as sit-down meal service at JP’s, grab and go from Einstein’s or self-serving at 63’s. These locations provide meals for each student, whether they have time to sit or need something on the go before another class.
Due to the immense amount of choices, some students and faculty members have different opinions on which dining hall location is their favorite.
“I think it depends. I very much enjoy eating at 63’s. I think their food is very good, especially breakfast,” said men’s lacrosse Head Coach Jon Basti. “The hashbrowns and omelets are my favorite. I think the atmosphere is different because it is all you can eat, and it allows you to get up and move around.”
In agreement with Basti, some students enjoy the vast variety and convenience of 63’s.
“My favorite spot to eat on campus is 63’s because there is a wide variety of options,” said sophomore Victoria LoPinto. “I think the food tastes good there, and I like how it changes every day. I feel they have a lot of healthy options as well,”
Some students have one particular menu item that sets specific dining halls apart from the rest.
“As a senior, one location that has remained at the top of my list has been JP’s. I really enjoy the cookie skillets,” said senior Nick Fiore.
Some students say they have also been taking advantage of the new dining hall, Thea’s Abbey, saying it is a nice change and addition to campus.
“It’s a new environment; I’ve been going to Lindas and 63’s since I was a freshman, and as a senior, it’s a refreshing change,” said senior Carly Persichilli. “They serve bacon, egg, and cheeses all day, and that’s my favorite thing to eat.”
Aside from sharing their best-loved destinations for a sit-down meal or a quick bite to eat, some students said that the staff members are also an important part of their favorite dining hall.
“The staff at Linda’s always have something nice to say, and they couldn’t be easier to talk to at every station,” said sophomore Alessia Franciosa.
Be sure to try out all the dining hall facilities to find out which one is your favorite!