Feed your face with MRU’s finest
Campus delicacies, best ofs and a student’s guide for good grub
As a student and resident at Mount Royal University, I have never once found myself in a situation where I was forced to eat instant noodles or my failed at- tempts at cooking. In fact, there are a plethora of meal choices and “pit stops” available for my school day.
Living on residence, I have found myself (on more than an occasion) getting my sustenance on campus rather than shopping and cooking it myself, and I’ve sampled a wide variety of what MRU has to offer.
This is my personal list of the greatest delicacies on campus that will appeal to both residents and non-residents alike.
Best Asian food
Price and taste-wise, Zen is the top and most balanced contender. Found in Wyckham House, Zen Vietnamese Grill serves some pretty tasty meals, and they are as flashy as they are tasty.
Some of Zen’s more notable offerings are its pho, noodle bowls and bubble tea. The meals are made with care and the taste is something that even non-Asian food lovers can get into.
Try the beef noodle bowl with spring rolls. It’s a great starting point for an introduction to Vietnamese-style food.
This category is split into two, be- cause how can I really pit coffee against fruit blends?
Tim Hortons and Jugo Juice both share the top spot in the best beverage category, each representing best coffee and best fruit blend respectively. Timmies is also low cost, if you don’t count the amount of time you spend standing in line.
Both have what you need and are open for a considerable amount of time on school days, which guarantees you’ll have the refreshing hot and cold drinks you need hit the books.
The most varied menu on cam- pus is SAMRU’s own The Hub, any legal-aged student’s pit stop for all sorts of food, alcoholic beverages and fun.
Having the best burgers, poutine and other dishes, The Hub is where I like to just sit on my laptop and listen to whatever entertainment is going on, while munching on their delectable burgers.
The down side: it is a bit of a critical hit to the wallet if you have too much of a good time, but it is indeed worthwhile to visit.
Biblos is — without a doubt — the best Mediterranean fare on campus.
I have nothing against places like Opa! but when it comes down to it, I just can’t say no to what looks, tastes and feels like home to me—and I lived in the Middle East, so I know my flatbreads.
Starting with a Lebanese template, Biblos’ flatbreads with different fillings truly taste like culture has been engrained into the process and overall product.
The price is little heavier than back home, but it is a trivial difference, and most won’t mind after tasting what they have to offer.
Best quick, cheap and satisfying
Craving instant and high sodium? Ever wonder where anyone can just pick up some three dol- lar Pringles instead of six dollar nachos?
The Collegiate Shop — MRU’s friendly neighbourhood convenience store — is the best place to go to for the simple things, whether it’s for snacks, carbonated drinks, or even a piece of fruit or some freshly-popped popcorn.
There is a satisfying and varied collection in stock, so drop on by and check out things worth munching on.