Montclair State University is welcoming students back to its campus this fall with a new and improved dining selection in the Student Center Cafeteria, proving that the way to a student’s heart my not be through their textbooks, but rather through their stomachs. The seven new venues constructed over the summer include California Tortilla, Dunkin Donuts Express, Panda Express, Grill Nation, Pollo, So Deli and Olo Sushi.
California Tortilla voted “Best Taco,” “Best Burrito,” and “Best Vegetarian Food” by The Washingtonian offers made-to-order burritos, bowls and tacos along with other Mexican fast-casual style cuisine. They are also home to the Wall of Flame, which holds 75 hot sauces for customers to pair with their entrees. Montclair State University will serve as the first on-campus California Tortilla location nationwide.
In addition, a second Dunkin Donuts store will be opening in the cafeteria, proving that “America runs on Dunkin” and so does Montclair State. The campus community now has the option to get their caffeine fix from either Blanton Hall or the newly updated Student Center location. The placement of the new coffee shop will be beneficial to students looking to fuel up before the many organization meetings and events that are hosted in the building.
Students can now throw out their Chinese takeout menus and go instead to Panda Express in the newly renovated dining area. This Asian-inspired cuisine offers students fresh wok-prepared entrees of chicken, beef and seafood. Students and faculty can be mindful of healthier options by looking at their Wok Smart menu, which highlights items that are 250 calories or less.
Grill Nation has also opened up shop in the newly revamped cafeteria, providing MSU with a variety of freshly grilled burgers, veggie burgers, chicken and sides.
Continuing with the theme of comfort food, there is Pollo, a natural chicken tenders shop that prides themselves on their flavorful dipping sauces.
Along with these additions will be So Deli, a sandwich station for students to order fresh seasonal sandwiches and salads.
Lastly, members of the campus community who enjoyed the sushi bar in the Student Center prior to construction need not worry. Olo Sushi will remain for students and faculty looking to purchase freshly rolled sushi and sides.
A complete list of all dining locations open on campus can be found on the Dining Services webpage at Montclair.edu/dining-services.