Getting bored with going to the identical eating halls? Then look no additional. 104 West!, positioned by the Middle for Jewish Residing, provides a kosher eating expertise with many scrumptious choices for these following spiritual and particular diets. Jewish or not, any pupil can get pleasure from a meal right here and all you want is a meal swipe!
This Sunday, Feb. 5, we made our technique to 104 West! to assessment the meals choices similarly to our A Complete Assessment of West Campus Eating article. When that article was written, we didn’t have sufficient time to return to 104 West! regardless of its proximity to the West Campus and have been itching to attempt it since. Margaret particularly has been anticipating a style of this kosher eating corridor as a result of she has not been in a position to give it a attempt but regardless of being Jewish.
Catherine: I truthfully didn’t know what to anticipate going into this contemplating that I’ve by no means actually heard of individuals speaking concerning the meals at 104 West!. Margaret and I take into account ourselves frequenters of the West Campus eating halls, however we have a tendency to stay to those on the principle West Campus “island.” I used to be stunned that 104 West! closes at 7 p.m. as many of the different eating halls on West shut at 8 p.m. It may need been our fault for not checking the opening schedule, however we walked in a couple of minutes earlier than closing so this may occasionally have influenced our expertise.
As indicated within the image, I selected to go along with the mac and cheese, meatless meatballs and roasted cauliflower and potatoes. The mac and cheese was on the gooey aspect (versus having a crispy high layer) and had a powerful tacky taste. I believe I want the mac and cheese at Alice Prepare dinner Home extra, however this might be my private desire to white cheeses over yellow cheese — that’s to not say it wasn’t scrumptious. The roasted cauliflower and potatoes had been completely crispy on the surface and the seasoning was well-balanced. The meatless meatballs weren’t my favourite, however I’m biased as a result of I are likely to keep away from vegan meat choices. It was good for what it was although.
To me, the star of the present was the blueberries: In my one semester at Cornell, I don’t assume I’ve ever eaten any form of berry at a eating corridor. As berries are my favourite fruit, I indulged in a hefty bowl (not pictured) after my meal. Margaret and Jake can affirm. They weren’t mushy (which is essential) and completely delectable. Beginning a petition to have blueberries at each eating corridor, thanks.
Margaret: As per mine and Catherine’s article on the West Campus eating system, I preserve a pescetarian weight-reduction plan when consuming on campus because of abiding by a number of the legal guidelines of kashrut (conserving kosher). I can’t eat pork, unkosher meat or shellfish and can’t combine meat and milk. I used to be very excited to return to 104 West! and be happy to eat something with out restriction. We selected to go on a “dairy” day at 104 West!, that means that no meat was served. Though I may have eaten the meat right here if I so happy, I usually do select to keep away from it anyway, so I used to be more than pleased to assessment the kosher dairy choices supplied.
I grabbed a heaping plate of mac and cheese, meatless meatballs, potatoes, cauliflower and guacamole. The mac and cheese was fairly good, with the seasoning serving to to stability the creaminess. It might not evaluate to the mac and cheese at Alice Prepare dinner home, but it surely was nonetheless comforting, heat and scrumptious. As a result of I eat meatless meatballs so typically on campus, I take into account myself considerably of an professional on them. And I’ve to say, these had been fantastic — crisp on the surface, tender and well-seasoned on the within. Had I not recognized they had been meatless, I undoubtedly would have thought they had been typical beef meatballs. My love of meatless meatballs could also be biased, however I nonetheless really feel that this analysis is legitimate. The potatoes and cauliflower had been pretty normal: well-seasoned and crispy, however it is very important be aware that they had been each fairly oily. I most popular them to the steamed or fried greens usually present in different West Campus eating halls, although, and appreciated the hassle to supply a tastier vegetable choice. The guacamole was just like that on West as effectively. General, I vastly loved my expertise at 104 West! and will certainly be returning for a meal freed from worry.
Jake: The star of the present for me was the chocolate chip cookies. These cookies had been mushy and gooey, and the chocolate chips melted on the tip of my tongue. These cookies had been higher than those I’ve had at any of the eating halls on West as I really feel those on West are too crunchy. I’d truthfully return to 104 West! simply to get one other chunk of those.
As consultants on West Campus eating, we, in addition to Jake now, really feel that 104 West! is certainly on par with the remainder of the eating halls we’ve reviewed. It really is the right place for kosher-keeping Jewish college students, in addition to non-Jewish college students who merely need to combine it up or study Jewish consuming practices.
Jake Fishman is a sophomore within the Nolan College of Lodge Administration. He may be reached at [email protected].
Margaret Haykin is a sophomore within the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She may be reached at [email protected]
Catherine Zhang is a sophomore within the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She may be reached at [email protected]