As you may or may not know, NYU Spoon, a branch of Spoon University was what kick-started me into the food writing/blogging/journalism world, and for that I am ever thankful. [Thanks for taking a chance and believing in me guys! You’ve forever changed my life!] Spoon University is the world’s first and only online food website for college students, teaching them how to eat and cook smarter. It’s a SUPER awesome concept that has really taken off and is now doing all sorts of cool things that warm my heart to watch. YOU GUY GUYS! ILY SPOON!
Anyways, I wrote this piece based on some GrubHub stats on behalf of NYU Spoon/Spoon University. It’s a data-driven more reporting-style article, which I’ve never done before, but ended up really enjoying! I’m going to post a excerpt here, and a link to the full piece. Go check it out and follow Spoon while you’re at it ;-).
*~* there’s even a link to win a full year of food from GrubHub at the bottom of the piece so it’s def worth checking out!*~*:
New York is known as the city that never sleeps, and NYU’s campus is located the heart of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city, Greenwich Village, where many of us work and play until the early morning hours. With many local bars open until 4am or later, it’s no surprise that nearby restaurants also keep their doors open into the wee hours to cater to, you know, Drunchies. So whether NYU students are trekking home from clubbin’ in Meatpacking or the ever-popping Club Bobst, we’re surrounded by everything from desserts to drunk munchies to fine-dining, no matter the hour.
We’re all familiar with late-night favs like Artichoke, S’mac, Two Bros,Mamoun’s, and ever-popular halal trucks, but we have plenty of chic dessert options like 16 Handles, Big Gay Ice Cream, Spot Dessert Bar, andMomofuku nearby, all of which keep doors open late. For those looking for a sit-down meal experience, Veselka and Kat’s are among numerous 24-hour diners, all within walking distance. We even have tons of grocery stores and delis catering to late-nighters (M2M, anyone?)
But how lucky are we, really? A study by Grubhub recently ranked NYU as #1 Best Campus for Late Night Eaters, showing that we Fighting Violets have the greatest number of restaurant orders received between 10pm-2am locally. Late night orders are 2x (more than 100%) more common for college students than non-college students, and with 239 late night restaurants locally located around campus, it seems NYU students have it made.
Best Campuses for Late Night Eaters:
……see the list, and the full article here!