Womp, womp, graduation is approaching. You’ve done your time at JMU and now it’s time to move on but not before sampling the best of the best in Harrisonburg. We’ve compiled a list of the most iconic Harrisonburg and JMU foods for you to cross off your bucket list before you head into the “real world.”
1. A Mama Mania from Grilled Cheese Mania
Take a trip over and see Kathleen Mania, AKA bae, for the best lunch in town.
2. Sticky Nuggs from Billy Jack’s
If you’re tryin’ to save dat $$, head over on Thursday for $2 nuggz.
3. A Donut from Strite’s
Far better than Dunkin’, there’s no denying.
4. A Slice from Benny Sorrentino’s
This insta-worthy slice (that’s bigger than your head) absolutely needs to be crossed off the bucket list.
5. Peanut Butter Pie from D-Hall
With D-Hall closing, it’s probably best to steal an entire pie.
6. Buffalo Mash from D-Hall
Buff Mash Wednesdays. I bet they don’t have that in the “real world.”
7. Ice Cream from Kline’s
If you’ve never had Kline’s, do you even go to JMU?
8. Prosciutto Arugula Pizza from Bella Luna
Grab your roommates for one last hurrah at Bella Luna’s for this unique and tasty pie.
9. A Greg Brady from Jack Brown’s
BBQ chips, mac ‘n cheese and a burger. I’ll pretend I don’t know you if you haven’t tried this bad boy.
10. Blue Monkey Pancakes from The Little Grill
Sure to make you smile, Little Grill is a hidden gem that needs to be discovered before you graduate.
11. Tacos from El Primo Taco Truck
Pass on Taco Bell and go for some authenticity in your last month at JMU.
12. Cupcake from The Cupcake Company
These cupcakes kick ass. Buy a dozen and try every single one.
13. Acai Bowl from PULP
It’s trendy, it’s healthy, it’s time for you to get to PULP.
14. Pot o’ Tots from Artful Dodger
Grab a pot o’ tots during their legendary brunch or as a late night snack during $2 rail Tuesday’s.
15. A Big Boy Cheesy Bread from Chanello’s
There’s always a reason to order a Big Boy so just buck up and do it.
16. A Steak and Cheese from Dave’s Taverna
There’s no better time at Dave’s than when the weather’s warm and the deck is open. Grab one of their legendary steak ‘n cheeses, a pitcher of Natty and call it a day.
17. A Bagel from Mr. J’s
There’s no better hangover cure than a J’s bagel in the morning. Try it for yourself.