It’s that time of the year again. College students are about to return to the Hub in full force and though they can drive full-time Bostonians a little nuts, they make the city more energetic, so let’s welcome them, shall we? We’ll be offering a series of posts for various colleges over the next week, highlighting our top picks for delivery, study break spots, hangover food, and dining on a parent’s dime. Today’s entry focuses on Boston College, where first-year orientation starts today.
BC could certainly be more conveniently located. Nestled into a nook of land between Brighton and Chestnut Hill, it’s the only area school besides Wellesley and Brandeis where having a car is a gigantic asset. Though the walk to great food may be longer than at other Boston area colleges, it is possible to eat very well indeed in the BC area. Below, our top picks in each of the four major food groups of your college years.
Delivery: Moogy’s has long been a BC staple and for good reason! They serve breakfast all day, crazy cheap sandwiches and subs, and fluffernutter sandwiches. Best of all, delivery starts at 4:00, which is perfect for those days when you can’t quiiiiite wait until dinner.
Study Break Snacks: When that 25 page treatise on phallic imagery in Macbeth has got you down, make the hike to Rosie’s Bakery for some coffee and a sweet treat. Hint: the chocolate orgasm brownie really does live up to the hype.
Hangover Food: We’re not going to lie to you. The Breakfast Club (270 Western Ave, Allston) is a trek from BC and involves taking the B line to Warren Street and then walking. It is totally worth it, even in the depths of a malicious hangover. The John Hughes theme will soothe you and the spectacularly awesome diner food will kickstart the long, slow process of revitalization.
On Your Parents’ Dime: The Metropolitan Club combines elegant food (don’t miss the giant foie gras ravioli) with a laid-back neighborhood atmosphere. Your parents will marvel at your new city savvy and everyone will have an excellent meal.
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