Hungry As a Bear: Crazy for Cookies


Hi there Brunonians! My name is Michelle Zabat. I’m your friendly first-year foodie, originally from marvelous Michigan. If you’ve ever wondered what the dining scene is like at Brown University, look no further than Hungry As a Bear. I’m here to share the scoop on all things delicious both at Brown and around Providence. Dig in!

It’s no secret that college students love delicious food. And when you’re struggling through midterms, trying to stay awake during a late-night study session, or simply craving a midday pick-me-up, nothing hits the spot quite like a sweet treat. I’ve noticed that Brown students express invariable affection for Meeting Street cookies, baked up fresh every day at the Meeting Street Cafe on (you guessed it) Meeting Street. The little diner is right next to the V-Dub, one of Brown’s all-you-can eat dining halls.

Don’t let the picture deceive you–these are no ordinary cookies. In real life, they’re gigantic! I would venture to say that they’re bigger than your face. At Meeting Street Cafe, you can buy either a half of a cookie or a whole cookie. Since all desserts also come with free ice cream, I would say that a half of a cookie comfortable feeds two. There are tons of delicious flavors to choose from, like chocolate chunk, peanut butter chocolate chunk, ginger spice, double chocolate, garbage, white chocolate macadamia nut… The list goes on and on.

However, although college students love delicious food, they also love free food. What’s possibly the best thing about Meeting Street cookies? They’re everywhere! Lots of student organizations and clubs will host meetings and events with refreshments and things, and Meeting Street cookies are always popular options. Talk about an incentive to get involved! If you’re a student with a sweet tooth also looking for an interesting extracurricular or welcoming community, check out all the wonderful student-run organizations Brown has to offer. Maybe you’ll get a delicious treat out of it, too.


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