Whisk Review: The Andrews University Arbor-eat-yum
Natural foods are hard to find. People will tell you their product is non-GMO, gluten-free or low fat, even when it isn’t true. However, I have found a place that can make these claims and guarantee their absolute facticity. Located right off of University Boulevard right here in Berrien Springs on our beautiful campus is our very own Arbor-eat-yum. You can tell the ingredients of your meals are fresh, because you go out and pick them yourself! It’s quite the unique experience.
Food: When I walk into a restaurant, the smells just perk my appetite. I wonder which delicious foods I will be trying, and wish I could try them all. However, while exploring the options at the Andrews University Arbor-eat-yum, you can! I sampled their delicious selections of grass, and have to recommend the grass over by the Administration Building. There’s just something about the way the sun hits it that makes it taste a bit sweeter than, say, the grass just outside the Crayon Box’s fence. After a nice leaf and grass salad, it was time for the main course. It took a bit of hunting, but I finally found some juicy looking mushrooms over by Meier Hall, and they were quite tasty when I added in my Pathfinder Hill soil marinade. I then finished off the meal with a nice glass of rain water (I got lucky when I went, as I’ve heard from a few other people that sometimes they don’t even get anything to drink).
I saw some mouth-watering daffodils, but felt a little peaked that day, so I didn’t want to overdo it on the desserts. But those daffodils over by Hamel Hall are definitely something I am looking forward to going back and trying. While I could only try a few of the items that were offered, I’ve heard that there are a few places around where one can find pine cones, and that they are quite delectable, though you have to floss especially well after a pine cone as the pitch can get be tough to extract from your teeth.
Atmosphere and Service: There’s something about the atmosphere…it’s quite refreshing. Somehow, Andrews University manages to have this air that perfectly emulates the feeling of being outside. I know a few of my friends were a little uncomfortable by the dairy smell that would waft through every once in awhile, but to me, it makes the experience that much more authentic.
Price: Despite what you’ve heard, the prices are actually quite reasonable. An all-you-can-eat buffet that’s absolutely free? There’s no places that I know that have such good food for those prices. While you can upgrade your food by paying a premium charge to get fresh cut dandelions, the extra waits for these VIP dishes make them something to avoid.
Overall: The Andrews University Arbor-eat-yum is amazing. The variety they provide is astounding, the atmosphere is just so natural, and the ability to pick your own food is what every customer desires. If you have not had a chance to check it out before, I encourage you to go. There’s literally no reason you shouldn’t as it is right here on campus. It’s important to buy locally, and you can’t get more local than this.
5 whisks out of 5
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