Rating Cafeteria Food
BY SAM KING '23
A peculiar odor hits your nostrils before you spy a mile-long line that snakes its way into the hallway. You follow the crowd to see a room full of students ready to munch. Grilled cheese sandwiches with unmelted cheese. Stacks of sandwiches on whole-grain buns. A melange of vegetables or a side of raisins. With so many choices, finding the right food to eat can be a challenge. Thankfully, this guide is here to help! Here are cafeteria foods to enjoy or avoid.
First off is the burger. Biting into it, you’re met with an off-putting chicken-like flavor. Your first impression is the patty’s dryness, and its toppings aren’t much better with watery pickles and soggy lettuce. Despite the toppings’ shortcomings, they work together to better the overall flavor of the burger. It remains below average at 4/10.
Next on the platter is pizza. The well-melted cheese and pillowy sausages really hit the spot. However, this comes at a cost. The grease that oozes off of the cheese/sausage combo coats your mouth in a layer of oil, creating a really unpalatable bite. Not all hope is lost for pizza, though. Its warm and chewy crust redeems its previous crime of greasiness, bringing its score to an overall 6/10.
To finish, highly nutritious and delicious pho is my top cafeteria pick. Students enjoy a big helping of pho and are encouraged to consume a wide variety of veggies. The broth is smooth and hot, making it the perfect lunch for a cold winter day. The toppings are just as superb; juicy chicken fills your mouth with flavor, and the aforementioned vegetables bring a pop of crunchy freshness. Pho’s only downfall is its slightly overcooked noodles. Even so, this was unPhogettable. 9/10.
That's all for today! I hope you’ll make your next lunch decision wisely.