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 is Wellesley, where first-year orientation starts today.
We’re going to level with you. We went to Smith, so Wellesley is technically our rival. Student orgs at Smith regularly make good money selling shirts with slogans like “Friends Don’t Let Friends Go to Wellesley” and “Wuck Fellesley.” That being said, every time we’ve found ourself on the Wellesley campus, we’ve marveled at how insanely pretty the buildings are and, when it comes down to it, our women’s college pride extends to all surviving Seven Sisters schools, so go Wellesley! As the college’s name implies, Wellesley is, indeed, located in Wellesley. This is a boon for Wellesley students, as there is plenty of good food to be found within the Wellesley town limits. Below, our choices for the four major college food groups.
Delivery: Welleslians (is that the correct word? We’ve heard that they call themselves Wendy Wellesleys, but that can’t be true, can it?) are the backbone of business for Lemon Thai (555 Washington St, Wellesley, (781) 237-6995) and business is good indeed. An order of mango fried rice hits the spot beautifully on nights when the dining hall is serving overcooked pasta again.
Study Break Snacks: You’ve been cramming for your art history exam all morning and if you have to look at one more slide, you’re going to scream right in the middle of the library. Step away from the syllabus, call your friends, and mosey on down to Truly Yogurt for a dish of Cookie Delight. By the time you finish, you’ll be rejuvenated enough to remember why you decided to major in art in the first place.
Hangover Food: Whether you did your imbibing at Harvard, MIT or right in your own room, the after effects are the same: an achy head and a tummy that is crying out for help. Heed your stomach’s call at Comella’s (288 Washington St, Wellesley, (781) 235-6800). Pick up one of their trademark “messes”: appealing piles of pasta, sauce, and a variety of fixings from meatballs to eggplant. Your tummy will thank you.
On Your Parent’s Dime: Blue Ginger is indisputably the star of the Wellesley dining scene. Let your parents treat you to Ming Tsai’s innovative take on traditional Eastern flavors while you wow them with tales of your academic prowess.