Whether it's a once-a-week staple or an illusive delicacy that pops up on the menu at random times, everyone has their #1 meal or snack at one of Boston College's many dining locations. We can complain about being sick of the dining hall food but when it comes down to it, BC Dining offers some true gems. Here are just a few of the best foods offered here on campus.
Rat Mac & Cheese
A BC staple, this soupy and delicious mac and cheese will keep you full through even the most boring of classes. Every Thursday, BC students flock to the Rat between classes to get their fill of the creamy goodness. Somehow, this mac and cheese is always tens times better than any mac and cheese offered at Mac, and its selective once-a-week showing makes it even more desirable.
Fruit Smoothies at Mac
Offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, these smoothies are sure to quench anyone's thirst. You can go for the green juice--the hipster option, maybe with kale and apples--or go for the classic triple-berry and banana smoothie. Either way, these smoothies will help you escape somewhere warmer while spring takes its sweet time to grace the Heights with its presence.
Quesadillas at Stuart
Basically, quesadillas at any of the three dining halls here at BC are on point. Our plates are filled with the classic rice and beans with a gooey, cheesy, sizzling quesadilla on top. A dollop of sour cream, guacamole and fresh salsa complete this Mexican-American favorite. The freshness of the salsa and guacamole mix perfectly with the crispy tortillas and the sour cream. This meal is both filling and heart-warming, and holds its place as a must-have at any dining hall here on campus.
Chicken Lo Mein at the Rat
On Wednesdays, we eat Lo Mein. The Rat is known for offering up featured foods for each day of the week, and the lo mein is definitely a fan favorite. The chicken is deliciously flavored and the noodles are always cooked to perfection with just the right amount of sauce. This is a quick and filling meal to grab between classes. To make this a well-rounded lunch, they even add grilled veggies. Pick your plate size and pile up on the Rat’s lo mein each and every Wednesday.
Gelato at the Chocolate Bar
Better than the lactose-free soft serve at Mac, this gelato will cool down even the most stressed-out BC student. The gelato flavors are diverse and offered every day, so it is almost impossible to get sick of this dessert. However, buyers beware: Chocolate Bar foods are charged to your residential dining bucks, the $175 you receive per semester that is not part of your general dining dollars. This addictive snack can quickly deplete any meal plan, but on some days, it is truly worth it. While at the Chocolate Bar, toss in a few chocolate-covered Oreos to really “treat yourself” one day.
Mac and Cheese Bar at Lower
The options are limitless: a huge variety of vegetables with your choice of chicken, beef, tofu... you name it, you can add it to your personalized mac and cheese order at Lower. The sauces are diverse and unique. You could get Lower’s mac and cheese every night of the week and have a totally different meal each time. A personal recommendation? Add bacon, ham, carrots and blue cheese crumbles on top of your deliciously cheesy noodles. Whichever way you choose to make your mac, it is sure to be utterly delectable.