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Hungry? UTSA Dining cures the cravings

Hungry? UTSA Dining cures the cravings

(Aug. 29, 2018) -- As busy students, you’re always looking for something quick to eat between classes. UTSA Dining makes eating healthier and faster easier—with options across Main and Downtown Campuses to suit a wide range of lifestyles and tastes.

Roadrunner Café – something for everyone

The Roadrunner Café, which is next to Chaparral Village on the Main Campus, has 10 stations to choose from including made-to-order options for customization and variety. We offer nutritional information with every meal, so there are no surprises on each plate.

Icons at each station identify options that are low calorie, low sodium, low fat, vegetarian, vegan, made with whole grains, etc. There's even an interactive wellness touch screen for those who desire more information about the food.

All information is on the UTSA Dining website, including, a full list of the menus with nutritional information and identifying icons.

Healthy eating – best way to satisfy hunger

UTSA is home to several restaurants, many of which are national brands, and nearly all of them have options for the health-conscious.

Greens To Go in the John Peace Library (JPL) food court offers more than 10,800 customizable options for hand-crafted, made-to-order salads and wraps. Also in the JPL, Chick-fil-A has grilled chicken sandwiches and fresh market salads for a healthier alternative to its fried offerings. Across the way is Subway, where you can order a sandwich, salad or flatbread from a seemingly endless array of vegetables and leaner meats.  A second Subway is located in the H-E-B Student Union.

Hungry students will find several new places on Main Campus this year to satisfy their cravings. Slice Pizza and Wings has replaced Mooyah in the Student Union food court. It offers whole pizzas, pizza by the slice, salads, wings and rotating options such as calzones and strombolis. Also in the Student Union, Rowdy's Global Kitchen, an international café featuring global cuisine, has taken over Taco Taco’s location. Mediterranean and Indian options is served daily, including vegetarian and healthy selections. Rowdy Curbside, UTSA's food truck, has taken up residence at the Sombrilla to bring Tex-Mex options to the JPL food court area. The food truck serves an array of breakfast tacos in the morning and tacos, nachos and more for lunch and dinner.

The Market Place in the Business Building has a variety of healthier, fresh options, including grilled chicken sandwiches, frozen vegan burritos and salads. They even have a frozen yogurt bar to stay cool with a sweet treat.

Panda Express in the Student Union has a lot of healthier choices too, including grilled chicken teriyaki meals, steamed vegetables and brown rice.

The Student Union is also home to Chili’s Too, a sit-down restaurant where diners can pair their Chili’s favorites with a soup or salad.   Grilled chicken sandwiches, in addition to several lunch combos, are served for excellent prices.

Breakfast or even a light lunch is served at Einstein Bros. in the Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building.  They offer freshly baked whole-grain bagels, breakfast paninis, sandwiches and salads. Want less bagel with the same great taste? Ask for your sandwich on a bagel thin.

For those really on the run, stop by any of the P.O.D.s – “Provisions on Demand” – around campus. They're in or near almost every building on the Main and Downtown Campuses. You’ll find fresh drinks, pre-packaged salads and sandwiches, and other healthier options for eating on-the-go.

At the Downtown Campus, visit the food court, which offers its own unique dining experiences, like Grille Works, sushi and Subway.

With these many options, there are ways to enjoy a delicious meal on the go without leaving campus.  Eating healthy and proper hydration will make a big difference in academic success.

- Lauren Beaver


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