After Duke Dining recently announced that to-go cups would no longer be offered at Marketplace, freshman now have to think of new ways to grab their take-out snacks and meals. If your creative streak has run dry and you’re desperate to get your Marketplace fix, use these strategies that are sure to fool the MP workers.
Disclaimer: Duke Spoon does not endorse stealing.
It’s autumn and pumpkin is all the rage. So, BYOP to Marketplace, and no one will question it. Hollow it out and fill it with snacks. If you’re feeling crazy or just really love Halloween, you can even carve it! Plus, this method of smuggling gives your food a nice autumn flavor.
DIY Fruit Hat
“That’s one dope fruit hat.” That’s what Marketplace servers will be telling you as you leave. They won’t even think to ask where you got the fruit. Little do they know that you constructed it out of stolen apples, bananas and oranges. Bonus: this headpiece will be a head turner – everyone knows that fruit hats are coming back.
Channel your inner Lady Gaga and fashion yourself a dress (or a shirt, or pants…) out of food. You can either go traditional and use meat as your main component, or think outside the box and use ingredients like pasta or breakfast pastries. If you do this on Halloween, you can pass it off as a dope costume.
Need a banana? Just pretend you’re on the phone. It’s a simple trick and will deceive even the most tech-savvy Marketplace worker.
Abraham Lincoln Top Hat
Time to bring ole Abe’s top hat back into style. The added vertical height provides the perfect place to smuggle all the cookies that you need, or even pizza slices if you’re feeling something more substantial.
Stuff Your Clothes
And by clothes we really mean your bras and underwear. Not only will you have easy access to your fruit and all other MP goodies when you want, but this strategy can double as a mating call: flaunt your best features, even if they’re exaggerated by food.
With these tools are your disposal, you are now well equipped to survive freshman year without to-go cups. You’ll never be sitting in your room craving a MP cookie, because now, you can just pull one out of your hollow pumpkin or top hat or even your bra. Enjoy all the goodies you can stash away, before Duke Dining decides to nix something else from Marketplace.