Yum! 4 Connecticut Colleges Make Best Food List

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    College students are heading back to school and that’s good news for empty stomachs at four Connecticut colleges and universities.

    Daily Meal ranked the 75 best colleges for food in the United States and Yale, Connecticut College, UConn and Wesleyan all made the list.

    Wesleyan was number 39 of 75. The Daily Meal highlighted the vegan menu, as well as meal options that include the tandoori chicken with basmati rice and stewed chickpeas. There is also a biweekly Chef’s Table, where the school community takes part in continuing to improve dining options.

    UConn comes in at 36th. Its Farm Fresh Market uses produce from two student-run gardens. How much fresher can you get? You can also take part in the Scooby Doo Halloween dinner, a New England clambake and eat at a s’mores bar. If you want to do your own cooking, dining services has a YouTube channel.

    Coming in at 34 is Connecticut College, where you can get New England clam chowder and dinners with themes such as the Happy Halloween Celebration, international dinners, and the Festivus (love the Seinfeld reference) in December.

    "“We strive to provide the best experience possible,” Ingrid Bushwack, director of Dining Services, said in a statement on the Connecticut College Web site. “It begins the moment diners step through the door and see smiling faces of all our staff, from our cashiers to the cooks creating great food and continues with the people behind the scenes, washing dishes and cleaning up.”

    Connecticut College also has Sprout, a 100-percent organic dining program.

    Number 20 is Yale, with its impressive menu selection and the dining series, “Reality Bites,” as well as the Sustainable Food Project, which manages two on-campus farms.

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