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Eating on Campus: What to Grab and Where to Go

October 4, 2021

The Gateway Garden at 32nd and Market streets in September 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.
The Gateway Garden at 32nd and Market streets in September 2021. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

Please visit the ‘Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus’ website for the latest public health advisories. 

It’s breakfast. It’s lunchtime. It’s coffee-break-o’clock. Whatever the time, whatever the reason, and whatever the food — you just want to eat. But with masking, social distancing and other COVID-19 procedures and hesitancies, it’s hard to figure out how you can eat on campus and where you can eat (not forgetting, of course, choosing what you want to eat!).

For starters: here are some do’s and don’ts about eating on Drexel campuses, as taken from the “Where will I be able to eat and drink on campus?” section of FAQ page of the “Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus” website:

  • DO eat outdoors when you can. It’s safer regardless of your vaccination status.
  • DON’T eat in classrooms or lobbies.
  • DO eat indoors on campus only in designated eating areas (like dining halls and eateries). On the Center City Campus, there are indoor eating areas marked for use.
  • DON’T eat with more than four people, to further reduce your risk.
  • DO eat indoors if you can eat in your office with the door closed or at a work cubicle with cubicle walls higher than you are when seated.
  • DON’T take off your mask unless you are seated with your meal when eating indoors.

Now that you have a better idea of what you need to do, you can start to think about what you want to eat and where you can eat it.

Too many options? Not sure what to pick? That’s okay. The @drexeluniv Instagram account recently asked its followers to “share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons.” The answers (saved as the “Food Spots” highlight on their page) were pretty good — and applicable not just for incoming students, but for all Drexel students, faculty and professional staff. DrexelNow went through the many, many options and picked out the spots that were on or near the University City Campus, near designated seating areas and, equally important, delicious.

The weather is nice now for outdoor eating (though you can always bundle up to safely eat outside) so now is the time, especially as we all are starting back up again at the University, to eat your way through Drexel’s campus.

So here are those Dragon-recommended eats and extra DrexelNow-recommended spots. Pull up the Drexel University City Campus map, check available websites of each establishment for additional and updated information — and, most importantly, start planning! 

31st–33rd streets and Market and Chestnut streets-ish 

"Shake Shack" response to the @DrexelUniv Instagram ask, "Share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons!"

Shake Shack

 

"The Board and Brew" response to the @DrexelUniv Instagram ask, "Share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons!"

The Board and Brew

"Boba King" response to the @DrexelUniv Instagram ask, "Share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons!"

Boba King

 

CO-OP

 

33rd–34th streets and Market Street and Lancaster Avenue-ish

 

Landmark Americana

 

Dos Hermanos Tacos food truck

 

Moshava food truck

"Blaze Pizza" response to the @DrexelUniv Instagram ask, "Share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons!"

Blaze Pizza

 

Chipotle

"Savas Brick Oven Pizza" response to the @DrexelUniv Instagram ask, "Share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons!"

Savas Brick Oven Pizza

"Ed's Buffalo Wings & Pizza" response to the @DrexelUniv Instagram ask, "Share a recommendation for a lunch or dinner spot for our New Dragons!"

Ed’s Buffalo Wings & Pizza

 

32nd­­–34th streets and Powelton Avenue to Arch Street-ish