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Best Food Among the Sisters??

bn12ggbn12gg Posts: 519Registered User Member
edited February 2012 in Bryn Mawr College
Ok, so a narrow food comparison is being discussed between
Bryn Mawr and Haverford in an earlier thread. This leads me to
ask the following question---

Among the "Sisters", which Institution has the reputation for
"best food" and why?

Daughter is a RD applicant to four of these Institutions so I'd like
to know just how she is going to be fed. She happens to be a vegetarian (eats
seafood).

FWIW- I'm more focused upon academics than my topic here.

Thoughts please!!!


Thanks

.02 David
Post edited by bn12gg on

Replies to: Best Food Among the Sisters??

  • englishivyenglishivy Posts: 304Registered User Member
    Over the years I've eaten at Barnard, Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, and Bryn Mawr. In high school I did a summer program at Barnard which included living in the dorms and eating in the dining hall. I remember it being perfectly fine, but nothing spectacular if somewhat limited options. I guess when you live in New York who wants to eat in the dining hall anyway, right?

    I visited Wellesley multiple times since a close friend of mine is a student. Their dining halls are in their dorms, which is convenient, but is outsourced from one of those college food companies. I remember a lot of fries and pizza. When she visited me at Bryn Mawr she couldn't stop raving about the food in comparison.

    Mount Holyoke was a brief visit, but again, nothing that stuck out in my mind as horrible.

    As a Bryn Mawr student I'm definitely most familiar with our dining experience. Because our dining program is a college run program that is located on campus and not outsourced to a generic company, I think our food really outshines most other colleges. There are always lots of vegan and vegetarian options including opportunities to prepare your own meals. We have make your own stir fry, paninis, omelet/eggs, and more. Our menus are updated weekly online and available here:Menu

    The sheer fact that Haverford has asked Bryn Mawr to essentially take over their dining program I think really says it all.

    Best of luck to your daughter! I hope she gets a chance to eat on campus during her next visit (and definitely doesn't skip the garlic knots at Haffner!).
  • b@r!umb@r!um Posts: 9,457Registered User Senior Member
    In high school I did a summer program at Barnard which included living in the dorms and eating in the dining hall. I remember it being perfectly fine, but nothing spectacular if somewhat limited options.
    Summer dining may not be at all like the menu during the regular school year though. A typical summer dinner in Haffner consists of chicken fingers, French fries and pasta with marinara sauce, with salad bar and limited deserts. (No sandwiches or pizza or ethnic station though.)
  • fairburnfairburn Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    As much as Bryn Mawr might do well in comparison to other colleges, let's not oversell the dining experience. It's dining hall food. After a week or two, you'll be glad to eat off campus, or to get home for a home cooked meal. My daughter had pretty high expectations due to the rankings, etc., and was underwhelmed by the reality of the real thing ;-)
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