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How do I feed myself at uni? A short guide to food on/off campus

Meredith Whiting
Meredith Whiting | Global Sustainable Development and Sociology Contact Meredith

Hey guys! Today’s blog is all about food – a key part of any uni student’s existence. While students are very much notorious for free food (trust me, any society event that offers free food is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up), we all still have to cook while here at some point.

All the halls at Warwick are self-catered, with a kitchen in each flat for between 5-20(ish) people depending on where you live. My kitchen is for 12, the size varies but each is still okay. You’re provided with the necessary facilities for a kitchen but bring your own cutlery and plates, as well as food. Tesco (if on campus) is your largest major supermarket as it is a 10-15 minute walk from the middle of campus. Rootes Grocery is on campus by the SU for the smaller needs. Other students choose to order food from the various supermarkets online and take deliveries with their flat, so you will tend to see Tesco, Sainsburys, or Morrisons vans around campus!

When cooking, it’s tempting to rely on pasta and the essentials to get through the year, but I’ve really enjoyed being able to experiment with new foods and recipes. For those times though that you really don’t want to cook, there are several places on campus that give you that opportunity!

The Dirty Duck is the on-campus pub and offers food for decent prices, the usual pub-grub. Bar Fusion is a Thai-inspired restaurant in the Rootes Building for something else. Xananas is above the SU and provides breakfast as well as meals throughout the day for when you want a more restaurant-y feel. The cafes around campus can serve drinks and cakes/sandwich deals, and Curiositea does paninis as well as other baked goods (Social Sciences does waffles, for example). Bread Oven is a little like Warwick’s answer to Subway, however I much prefer Bread Oven (their specials are lovely for me!). Cafe Library is a great place to grab a bite to eat between revision at the Library too!

Everyone has their own little place they prefer to eat, and it’s fun to investigate and find those that you prefer! And if not – there’s always somewhere in Cannon Park, Leamington, or Coventry to go to for exactly what you need.

See you soon,

Meredith

Meredith Whiting
Meredith Whiting | Global Sustainable Development and Sociology Contact Meredith

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