Another school year is here and usually for students who don't live in apartments in Blacksburg, VA, the dining options are nothing short of grim at best. For many students who are reliant on a meal plan, the less said about the meals eaten in campus dining halls the better. But some colleges and universities go above and beyond in their efforts to serve fresh, wholesome meals to the students who are living and studying there. Fox News has tracked down the 60 best colleges for food in America.
Last summer, The Daily Meal conducted an eye-opening study, building on our previous ranking that examined the most outstanding campus dining at nearly all of the approximately 2,000 four-year colleges across America. We discovered some schools that gave their students top-notch dining experiences.
This year we did the second annual study. Virgnina Tech, in Blacksburg, VA came in third for best colleges for food!
Virginia Tech is no stranger to landing at the top of collegiate food service rankings. Through their award-winning dining plan, this university showcases outstanding dishes like polenta with spicy vegetables, Buffalo chicken pizza, and whole-wheat pasta with sun-dried tomatoes. The regular faculty-student dining days and backyard barbecues have students excited to form relationships with their professors outside the classroom.
As if the campus isn’t already filled with passion, VT’s dining services take sustainability very seriously. Their project Farms and Fields provides all the best local and organic meals. Additionally, their on-campus garden, filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, receives regular visits from the community. However, meat lovers shouldn’t fear: Virginia Tech’s Meat Science Center serves meats that are produced and processed right on campus grounds. Through VT's Y.E.S (You’re Eating (and Living) Smarter) Nutrition Program, Hokies are genuinely interested in living sustainably as well as eating deliciously.