When Penn State isn't in session, everyone misses 2 main things: friends and food. Eating hometown favorites is great and all, but when break is coming to a close, the Happy Valley food cravings kick in.

Maybe you've tried to recreate some things at home, maybe you've tried long distance delivery, but now the time has come and you can return to your favorite State College eats.

1. Gumby's Pokies 

Whether you're ordering after a night out or you need something to get through studying, pokies are always the go-to choice. A true Penn Stater will make sure any visiting friends experience this cheesy masterpiece for themselves. 

2. Berkey Creamery Ice Cream 

While your hometown probably has an ice cream place you always go to, it's just not the same. There's something special about not being able to mix flavors here at Berkey. Plus, the blue and white sprinkles really add to the school pride. 

3. Fiddlehead Salads 

With a popular New Years resolution being to eat healthier, it's only fitting that Fiddlehead is something you're missing. The salads are massive and it'll take a solid effort to make a dent in all those greens.

4. D.P. Dough Calzones 

Delicious and probably not nutritious (but who cares?) is D.P. Dough. There's only so long students can go without having a mouth-watering calzone. 

5. Kiwi Frozen Yogurt 

Whenever you need your froyo fix, Kiwi is the place to go. With so many different flavors and toppings, there's no wonder why it's such a crowd pleaser.

6. Beaver Stadium Chicken Baskets 

If you didn't crave a chicken basket while watching the Rose Bowl Game, you most likely do not attend Penn State. The beloved chicken baskets are reserved for PSU football games, so I guess the countdown to the Blue and White game begins (because chicken baskets, duh). 

7. The Waffle Shop Breakfast

This is the perfect place for Sunday brunch. The long line outside won't stop Penn Staters from getting their warm, fresh waffles. I mean, c'mon, why wouldn't you want to wait in line for this? 

Three weeks feels like a lifetime when you're missing your favorite foods. State College offers all the eats for hungry Penn Staters. Whether you're looking for savory or sweet, State College has your back. Dig in, all you Nittany Lions!