Thanks to food delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub, you can drain your bank account (or your parents’) and have fun while doing it. Luckily for you, VALLEY has all the tips and tricks on the best places to Uber Eats and Grubhub. Our best tip: If you’re worried about breaking the bank, check both Uber Eats and Grubhub to see which one is cheaper for your order!
Best Healthy Food: Playa Bowls, Frutta Bowls and Fiddlehead
With spring break around the corner, Playa Bowls has got you covered with healthy meals, notably its açaí bowls. Try out the “Electric Mermaid Pitaya Bowl,” which is a blended pitaya base topped with granola, kiwi, pineapple, mango, coconut flakes and honey. Playa Bowls definitely makes eating healthy feel fun.
Similar to Playa Bowls, Frutta Bowls offers smoothie bowls, fresh juices and smoothies. However, Frutta Bowls also has a variety of toasts, including the “Gigi Toast” that features toppings like Nutella, strawberry and cacao nibs and the “Savory Avocado” that comes with avocado, crumbled goat cheese, red pepper flakes, sea salt and sriracha. Both are made on the restaurant’s signature Italian golden bread!
If you’re looking for a good salad, look no further than Fiddlehead. You can make your own or choose menu items like “Las Cantinas Locas Salad” (pictured above) or the “Kale Caesar Salad.”
Best Mexican Food: Mad Mex and Yallah Taco
Craving some quality Mexican food? Order from Mad Mex! Try out their fan favorites like the “Grilled Street Corn and Steak Tacos,” “Mad Mex Burrito” or the “Black Beanie Quesadeenie.”
Yallah Taco has some bomb tacos. Available in chicken, steak, veggie, fish or shrimp, get three tacos for only $8! Order from here when you want some basic Mexican food at a reasonable price.
Best Wings: Wings Over Happy Valley and Quaker Steak & Lube
Wings Over Happy Valley
Located on W. Hamilton Ave., Wings Over has got you covered with crispy wings and unique flavors of bbq, savory, teriyaki, buffalo sauce and dry rubs. They’ve got “Jamaican Jerk” for those who like it mild or “Red Alert” for those who like it hot.
Quaker Steak & Lube
Quaker Steak & Lube, a popular chain in Pittsburgh with a State College location, is known for its chicken wings and specialty spicy sauces. Add some excitement to your wings with flavors like “Dusted Mango Habanero,” “Smoked Jalepeno Honey” or “Golden Garlic.”
Best Breakfast Food: Irving’s and Bagel Crust Cafe
Irving’s will satisfy all of your breakfast needs with its yummy coffee, smoothies, breakfast wraps and bagels. If you’re looking for a health-conscious option, try the “Very Veggie Wrap.” If you’re craving something sweet, don’t forget about the “Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Wrap” that’s topped with peanut butter, banana, candied walnuts and honey.
Bagel Crust Cafe
Bagel Crust Cafe is unmatched in its breakfast sandwich game. Taste the “Walk of Shame” sandwich, which has two eggs, bacon, Taylor ham and American cheese on your choice of bagel, or try the “The Good Boy” featuring grilled lox, egg whites, onion, avocado, tomato and chipotle sauce on a scooped-out bagel.
Best American Restaurants: The Deli & Z-Bar, The Corner Room and Primanti Brothers
The Deli & Z-Bar
The Deli & Z-Bar is a great option when you’re sick of eating sub-par dining hall food or frozen dinners. Looking for amazing Italian cuisine in the middle of State College? Try out their “Penne alla Vodka” or their “Italian Market Focaccia Sandwich” (pictured above).
The Corner Room
It’s a Penn State tradition to eat at the Corner Room and also the perfect place to Grubhub when you’re too lazy to make dinner. The Corner Room’s dishes like the “Chicken and Broccoli Toss” and “Grilled Cheese Sandwich” are VALLEY approved. Don’t forget to add an infamous “Grilled Stickie” to your order!
The only thing better than a side of fries is fries already incorporated into your entree. Taste the popular “Pitts-burger Sandwich,” which has seasoned Hamburg steak, melted provolone cheese, sweet and sour cole slaw, fresh-cut fries, ripe tomatoes and their house recipe Italian bread. If you haven’t tried these famous sandwiches from Pittsburgh, you’re missing out.
Best Drunk Food: DP Dough, McDonald’s and Taco Bell
*VALLEY does not support underage drinking. Please remember to drink responsibly*
Calzones: they’re like pizza, but way better. DP Dough offers a wide range of calzones, from the classic “Roni Zoni” which features pepperoni, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan, to the “Buffer Zone” which is topped with breaded chicken, bleu cheese, hot sauce and mozzarella. The restaurant even has some breakfast-themed options like the “Wakin’-n-Bacon Calzone,” which has bacon, scrambled eggs and mozzarella, which is especially good if you’re having the kind of night where you’re up until the sun rises. DP Dough has other interesting combos like the “Maui Wowi Calzone” that’s topped with ham, pineapple and mozzarella.
It’s 2 a.m. — you’ve had a few too many and chicken nuggets have never sounded so good. Order the fast food restaurant’s staple french fries for a side that never fails or a Big Mac if you’re feeling saucy.
Taco Bell: it’s only good when you’re not. It’s got Crunchwrap Supremes, nachos, the iconic “Dorito Locos Tacos” and more. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, order a “Mountain Dew Baja Blast” or “Cinnabon Delights.” Try the highly-rated nacho fries if you want to avoid the often questionable meat.
Best Asian Food: Tokyo Sushi and Hibachi and Maki Yaki
Tokyo Sushi and Hibachi
Your one-stop shop for tasty hibachi and good sushi (by State College standards). Order the “All day Any 3 Roll” for three sushi rolls, miso soup and salad for only $12.95 on Grubhub.
Taste test Maki Yaki’s popular items like fried dumplings, the spicy tuna roll or chicken teriyaki rice bowls. The restaurant even has some traditional Korean food to try if you want to broaden your horizons.
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