Food is the cornerstone of your university journey. Not only is it the fuel that powers your body to get you through those long days of class, but it gives you the opportunity to connect with both new friends and old over a delicious meal.
Laurier’s Brantford campus is home to a number of great food joints that cater to whatever you’re in the mood for, whether you’re too lazy to cook or don’t have time to, or if you’re just looking to treat yourself! Because let’s face it: gaining the ‘freshman 15’ is inevitable. So why not embrace it?
Here is a list of some of the best places to eat on campus (ranked in no particular order because we love them all). While you’ll be able to actually try some of these food options during Orientation Week, we hope that this list gives you a little taste of what is in store for you at Laurier! Bon appetit!
P.S. Pineapple totally belongs on pizza. #fact
< Boston Pizza
A good ol’ Canadian joint, Boston Pizza has a variety of great meal options at reasonable prices. You even get a nice little discount JUST for being a Laurier student! #savings
The Works >
The Works is hands-down the #1 spot on campus to get a burger. With so many delicious (and innovative) options to choose from, you can never get sick of eating here! Also for the record, peanut butter on a burger tastes way better than it sounds.
< Williams Fresh Cafe
If you’re looking to grab a cup of coffee in the morning or have a delicious meal at lunch, look no further than Williams. Operated by our Laurier Students’ Union, the coffee shop and restaurant also plays host to a handful of social events on campus.
Lonnie’s is a Brantford staple. The popular—especially on a Thursday night—local fast-food restaurant is low-priced, open late and offers a massive selection of different menu items, most notably their poutine. With over 30 different types of specialty poutines (like popcorn chicken or mozza stick), you could try a different flavour every day for over a month if you really wanted to!
Another Brantford staple, Admiral’s is the perfect place to go if you want one meal to last three! The local fast-food restaurant features a great menu, affordable prices, and some of the largest serving sizes you would ever expect. When it comes to food, Admiral’s doesn’t mess around; that’s why we love it so much.
Healthy Rabbit >
If you’re too lazy to cook, but still trying to watch your figure, Healthy Rabbit is the place for you. Healthy Rabbit serves a variety of great healthy food options and smoothies that are sure to keep you feeling clean and full of energy, so that you can eat out without having to waste a cheat day! They also cater to many different diet types, so if you’re gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, raw, vegetarian or vegan, Healthy Rabbit has you covered.
< Burrito Brothers
If you’re looking to achieve temporary spiritual enlightenment, make sure you check out Burrito Brothers. This hidden gem features a terrific staff, a menu of options made from the finest ingredients, and prices that are very accommodating for students. If you’re looking for a burrito that’s wrapped to perfection and tastes like heaven, Burrito Brothers is the place to be! *Guac costs extra.
Rocklings is the unofficial pub on campus. It has a terrific menu (with cheaper options for students!) that’s ideal for both the casual dinner and a night out with your friends. If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat while watching a sports game, or shoot a round of pool, Rocklings has you covered.
< Devlin’s Advocate
One of downtown Brantford’s newer establishments, Devlin’s Advocate is another great place to go for a dinner or night out. Offering a number of daily deals and specials, you’ll have the opportunity to try a bunch of tasty new things without worrying about breaking the bank! If you’re in the mood for a relaxing night listening to live music, Devlin’s Advocate is where it’s at.
Sunset Grill >
As the great Leslie Knope once said, “why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and after a long weekend nothing hits the spot quite like getting it at Sunset Grill. Whether you’re craving waffles or a mountain of bacon and eggs, Sunset Grill is the best way to start your day off right!
Written by: Matt DeSumma, O-Week Communications Executive