Way back when I was in high school and dinosaurs roamed the earth, I judged colleges by the restaurants in the towns the schools were located in. Superficial? Maybe, but sometimes one gets bored of college food and wants other options. The restaurants of Northfield weren’t a huge factor in my decision to come to Carleton, but in the recesses of my mind, I’m sure I thought (or my stomach thought) of what I had eaten the two times I visited Carleton.
Northfield has a great variety of restaurants, and lucky for Carleton students, we’re only a couple of blocks away from them. If you desire Indian food, Chapati is the place to be. Mexican? Check (El Tequila’s burrito eclipses Chipotle). Burger joint? I can count at least four places that serve them (You have to sign a waiver to eat the “Bad Idea” at 620 and I’ve eaten it twice). Pizza? We got you covered (Dominos is on my speed dial). Without a doubt, the two favorites of Carleton students are Goodbye Blue Monday, a great coffee shop, and Hogan Brothers, home to the best hoagie I’ve ever eaten. There are more restaurants I could talk about, but I would start to drool.
The dining halls at Carleton have good food. You won’t starve here. But sometimes students want a little extra something hitting their taste buds. When you visit Carleton, either with your parents or by yourself, pop into town and explore Northfield’s Restaurants. You won’t be bored. Your stomach will thank you.