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Good Eats Without the Distance

We are just shy of being two weeks into school, and I’m sure by now that you are already wondering to yourself, “how many more breakfast burritos can I eat?” or, “is my café card supposed to be under $1000 already?” If you’re looking to switch up your routine, allow me to propose to you a few alternatives that happen to be only a minute or two off-campus (if you have the ability to drive). I present to you David Dunham’s Top 5 Off-Campus-But-Close-Enough-That-I-Can-Get-To-My-Next-Class Mealtime Solutions list:

  1. Roma’s Pizzeria- Berrien’s own “little Italy.” This place turns out three different types of crusts, and has a variety of toppings for their pizza. But for me, the highlight of any Roma’s Pizzeria experience is the garlic bread sticks. Those things are to die for!  Every dinner comes with soup, salad, and breadsticks, so this is not a place you will leave feeling hungry. Approximate walk time: 26 minutes one way.

  1. Melendez Imports- Not only is this authentic Mexican restaurant delicious, but the fact that this location has a store where you can buy your favorite spices or even just a quick snack makes it a winner. With the closest distance relative to the campus, Melendez offers you the quickest meal, while still retaining an amazing quality that will make any other Mexican restaurant jealous. Also, they offer a delicious Caribbean fare on Thursdays and Fridays.  Walk time: 2 min.

  1. Nikki’s Café- Located right across the bridge from downtown Berrien Springs, this mom and pop diner has everything one might look for in old school American food. This place has killer breakfast plates, as well as a variety of lunch and dinner foods that almost all come in under $7. Just because this diner is the farthest option does not mean it isn’t delicious! Walk time: 27 min.

  1. Mabuhay Ethnic Foods- This is hands down one of the most authentic Asian cuisine experiences you will find here. Mabuhay has an amazing selection of staples from all over Asia. From boba tea to pansit, egg rolls to Hello Panda, this store will satisfy your cravings, and the prices are pretty good, considering the great quality. Walk time: 25 min.

Baguette de France- Located just down the street, a quarter mile past Apple Valley, this premium European sandwich shop is a staple of Berrien Springs. Any time a group visits for an event, they always hope that they will have time to stop at the famed Baguette. I am here to tell you that the hype is not wrong, and Baguette is, in fact, extremely delicious. Despite being on the pricy side for a sandwich shop, this is number one on my list because it is just so good. I have never been dissatisfied with a purchase at Baguette, and I look forward to it every single time I go. Walk time: 12 min.

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