Hungry As a Bear: Dorm Food No More


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!

As much as I love the Ratty, I’ll be the first to admit that dorm food can get a little (or a lot) tiring after a while (or not so long). Luckily, Brown seems to understand that, and they aim to please with the weekday dinner choices in the good ol’ Blue Room. If you’re looking for something other than the salad bar or the standard fare at some of the other on-campus eateries, head to the Campus Center for some extra-yummy eats. See what’s in store after the jump!

1. Naked Burrito: In the mood for Chipotle’s heavenly burrito bowls but don’t want to shell out the cash? When the Blue Room has Naked Burrito on Monday and Friday nights, you can get a Chipotle-esque burrito bowl with just a swipe of your Brown ID! If you’re in the mood for some Tex Mex fare, this is the perfect dinner option for you. Prices are by the pound, so you can get as little or as much as you want.

2. Mediterranean Pocket: If you’re starving and in the mood for a giant meal, look no further than Mediterranean Pocket. For a single meal swipe you can get just the sandwich, or for a few extra points you can make it a meal with rice pilaf and a fattoush salad. Either way, the wraps they have are absolutely huge–usually I save half of it for lunch the next day! Here you can get your classic beef, chicken, and veggie gyros, complete hummus, tabbouleh, tzatziki, feta, and more. An exceedingly delicious option.

3. Kabob and Curry: Possibly my favorite Blue Room offering, Kabob and Curry serves up their delicious Indian food in the campus center on Tuesday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There’s always a meat and a vegetarian option, and you can get steaming hot naan on the side to soak up all the delicious sauces. Prices are by the pound for Kabob too, so get as little or as much (I invariably tend towards the “much”) as your heart/stomach desire.

That’s all for this week’s peek into the culinary scene at Brown. Talk to you guys next week!


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