Whether you’re heading off to university for the first time or returning to campus for yet another year, you may be wondering how to effectively plan out your dining budget. While there are a variety of options available, some are more cost-effective than others. In this article, we explore the pros and cons of 3 dining options so you can make the best decisions to save on food this semester.
UNIVERSITY FOOD COURTS: SOCIAL HOTSPOTS, BUT OFTEN OVERCROWDED
As you might expect, on-campus university food courts are exceptionally convenient for 1st-year students. To begin with, food courts are often located centrally within 5-10 minutes walk from most buildings where classes are held. Not only does this mean such outlets are easy to find-reducing the chances of getting lost (or missing lunch just searching for a place to eat)-it also means that all students are encouraged to convene for meals together.