With midterm season upon the University of Maryland (UMD), it can be difficult to balance meal and study time. In these stressful times, it is important to be fueled and always treat yourself. Whether that be on a budget or a little lavish, students need fast service to get to work. Here are five College Park restaurants that will help any busy students get eating.

Aroy Thai

Mimika Thapa

The hidden gem across the street from Landmark Apartments has one of the fastest services in College Park. Pick up orders are typically ready in less than ten minutes and the large portions usually leave room for leftovers. This comfort food will help cure exam sadness!

The Board and Brew

Not only do the staff at Board and Brew cater to your every need and serve food quickly, but the aesthetic of the restaurant motivates homework with an iced latte, if you’re looking to sit and study for hours. The grilled cheese and tomato soup is definitely the meal for you alongside those review materials! If you need to get your brain moving a little, feel free to pick out a board game alongside your meal


These mediterranean bowls will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation and not McKeldin Library. Whether you want a healthy bowl or hardy wrap, workers prepare meals at lightning speed. Don’t forget to get the fresh lemonade to nervously sip on while going through study guides.

The Spot Mini

The Spot is the spot: literally. If you’re looking for all things poke and sushi, this is the place for you. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can get bubble tea! There is a large staff that works to make build-your-own-poke bowls, monitors to-order meals without having to talk to anybody, and lots of seating options to sit down and get the books open. 

Taqueria Habanero

If you’re looking to finish an entire basket of tortilla chips with no shame while stressing about that exam, look no further. This small Mexican restaurant gives lots of quick finger-food options to munch on. Spice it up a little further down Baltimore Ave. for a small study break and good eats.