It isn’t rare that we think to ourselves, “What should I get to eat that ISN’T on campus?” We ask friends, walk down Thayer, or browse GrubHub for some easy options. Often, our friends aren’t craving what we’re craving, we get sick of Thayer and the never-ending online list gets tiring. We polled Brown students on their favorite takeout and delivery spots around campus for quicker access to the best of the best.
Wanna spice up your dinner options? Kabob & Curry’s got you covered. Don’t leave without getting the homemade cheese naan and curry noodle soup. Sound good but you’re vegan or gluten free? Kabob & Curry will gladly accommodate. And check this: the chef making your food is a cooking show host on TV. #gourmet
A giant burger from BBC sounds too heavy, but you had pizza last night. Think: falafel, a mediterranean pocket of your own creation, or better yet, a chicken caesar wrap. Eastside Pockets is open until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. So no, Antonio’s is not your only option. Inexpensive, fast and notably lenient with their hummus. Score.
You’re either hungover and need a bacon, egg and cheese on an everything bagel with a large coffee before you can even think about being productive, OR you’re rallying for the Brown/Harvard tailgate. Yeah, everyone’s thinking the same thing: Bagel Gourmet. Decently priced and no more than 5 minutes from either side of campus. Probably the best $5 you’ll spend on food all day.
This is where you go for your 2 am Mexican food cravings since Chipoltle closes at 10. One word: chimichanga. Average priced and good quality (i.e. fresher than Chipotle). And if you’re there late night, might as well order the California Burrito as well. French fries in a burrito with guac = yum.
Pancakes? Yes. Cookies? Yup. And if you ask for a scoop of ice cream, they’ll serve it up, fo free. Also, insider tip, if you call to pre-order a cake, they will deliver it. So Meeting Street might just be where you call for your roommate’s birthday cake and candles.
So this is where your cravings for Chinese food AND sushi are put to rest. Immediately. You can eat-in, grab some takeout or have your food delivered — whichever seems most convenient. Let me just say your order, whatever it may be, must include fried rice. It’s bomb. Complete the meal with a bag of fortune cookies. (Yup, they’ll actually give you a bag of them if you ask.)
Let me tell you, Geoff’s is one of a kind. First of all, it’s a sandwich shop that DELIVERS. Secondly, they have a sandwich named after your ex-girlfriend, The Frigid Bitch. There’s also a sub that combines cream cheese, roast beef and hot sauce. Come again? You should know that ordering Geoff’s on Tuesdays gets you two sandwiches for the price of one. Woah. Last but not least, free pickles with every meal. Decision made.
8. Nice Slice
Nice slice is the healthier version of Antonio’s. Right? Like if you’re trying to be healthy, but still want pizza? Nice Slice. If you are a vegan and in love with kale, but still want pizza? The Veggie Supreme is calling your name. Their employees are frequently found giving out ice water to passersby on Thayer. Great people, great food. What more could you want?
Ugh. Its 1:55 am, and your brain is telling you, “pizza!” (Or in some cases, you’re feeling a little watered down from the copious amounts of Natty Ice you’ve consumed and you need a pizza pick-me-up.) You go to Antonio’s. There’s no question that everyone you just spent your night with will end up there too. So go! Closes at 2 am – perfect end to an even more sloppy night.