According to Toros: Top Three LSU Food Favoritescsudhbulletin December 2, 2022 0 COMMENTS
In a recent study conducted by The Bulletin, students voted for their favorite places to eat in the LSU. Photo by Kimberly Resendiz.
By Kimberly Resendiz, Staff Reporter
Throughout time, there have been different vendors at LSU; some have stayed and some have gone. Some students may have witnessed Taco Bell being part of the LSU but unfortunately, it was removed back in 2019. Subway has been part of the LSU since February 1998.
There is a variety of options from Mediterranean cuisine to Chinese cuisine. Students who like to try new things have the opportunity to do so while other students want to remain in their comfort zone. There are so many choices but what are students’ top picks?
In a survey conducted by The Bulletin, students chose their favorite eating spots on campus.
Panda Express took first place as the favorite LSU food court restaurant. As of 2014, Panda Express has opened more than 1,750 restaurants, offering an array of dishes from entrees to appetizers. Panda Express provides different food portions such as bowls, plates or bigger plates. Students can create their own dishes by mixing and matching the menu items.
Alejandra Candelario a freshman at California State University, Dominguez Hills said Panda Express is her go-to option when buying food on campus. She mentioned her favorite things to order at Panda Express are Chow Mein, Orange Chicken and Teriyaki.
“I really like getting most of my food from Panda Express because it is in my comfort zone,” said Candelario.
CSUDH student Jean Tejas mentioned Panda Express is one of his favorite places to eat at LSU. He explained Panda Express has more flavor and other dine-in options are a little too healthy. Tejas normally orders the Honey Shrimp Walnut Chow Mein, Teriyaki Chicken and Egg Rolls.
Dominguez Hills Sports Lounge made the second place as the favorite LSU food court. DH Sports Lounge is similar to a sports bar. Students can socialize and watch sports while eating food and drinking alcohol. They contain a different variety of food including vegan and vegetarian options. The menu has a wide assortment of choices including pizza, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Some of the beverages they offer are beer and champagne cocktails.
“I come twice or once a week. They have good options. If you crave chicken tenders or a hamburger they have it. I think it’s one of my top places to eat at.” CSUDH freshman Jasmine Salinas said. She mentioned her favorite thing to order are the hamburgers and plain chicken tenders but also recommends their burritos.
The third place on this list is Everytable. Everytable is similar to a fast food chain due to low prices but the difference is the meals are nutritious. Providing a wide variety of affordable grab-n-go meals. Students can pick from Hot Plates, Wraps, Burritos, Salads and many other food options. Some of the popular meals are Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and Trap Kitchen Curry Chicken.
The mission of Everytable is to “transform the food system to make fresh, nutritious food accessible to everyone, everywhere.” Their local kitchen turns fresh ingredients into meals by selling through small grab and go storefronts, one of them located in California State University, Dominguez Hills Locker Student Union. The Everytable website said, “ We have locations in food deserts, underserved communities with little or no access to nutritious food, and in affluent areas. To ensure that everyone can afford our meals, we price them according to the neighborhoods we serve.”
Kelly De La Rosa, a senior at CSUDH said, “From all the food court options we have in LSU I feel Everytable is one of the healthiest and nutritious. It’s not even expensive.”
She commonly eats there and her favorite thing to eat is the curry meal or carnitas taco meal.
Providing diverse food at the LSU food courts allows students to remain in their comfort zone, eat something they crave and buy on a budget. Being a college student and knowing you can rely on a place that provides these options is a comfort to many students.
While these three picks are the reigning favorites, the DH community will soon be able to try new things such as the Barbecue District, the latest addition to Restaurant Row at the LSU. Barbecue District is focused on BBQ styles from Texas, Coralina, Kansas City and Alabama.