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Ive been there twice as a visitor and my class ate in the Fountain dining hall both times, and the food was great :/ I liked it. Maybe it's because we weren't there on it's off days
I do not agree with most of these claims! At least half of the dining options at the main dining halls are catered to vegan and vegetarian. The food is mostly solid at Fountain, and I suppose that you don't eat at Case Athletic dining hall, which NC State actually allows students to eat at. The meal plan is reasonable in relation to comparable Universities, and State is one of the few campuses to allow an equivalency program integrated within the meal plan to purchase food at Campus venues (The Atrium, Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, Port City Java)!
I suppose that you also are not considering the multi-million dollar renovation of Talley Student Center with the addition of 9 new food venues- Starbucks, Jason's Deli (the first on campus location), One Earth World Cuisine, a New York Pizza among others). Fountain is certainly not the best, but Clark and Case with the other venues are solid!
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Written by Matthew J. Cote
Cafeteria food? Gross. This is the normal reaction to most dining halls. NC State does a fair job of keeping up the freshness of foods served and keeps things interesting with events like Sweet Potato Day and Quesadilla Night. Dining hall foods are not the best, but students here have heard worse things about dining halls from other universities, like UNC or Appalachian University. The one thing NCSU must be praised for is the variety of non-dining-hall foods, like those at the Atrium or in Talley Student Center. The only drawback to this is that many students are into the habit of eating late, and the Atrium and Talley both close relatively early.
This is why the University has C-Stores, which are open as late as 1 a.m., that allow students to use cash or swipe their ID card which contains University Board Bucks to buy late-night snacks or dinner. The dining hall isn't bad the first year, or maybe even two, but afterwards, you will learn it is a little cheaper to invest in groceries you want and make your own food, having the occasional bite to eat on campus or out at some of the student-favorite restaurants on Hillsborough Street.
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