Cafeteria food: What's your experience? Join the discussion on everything from elementary school lunches to workplace cafeteria options.

From Le Cordon Bleu to the Cafeteria: Mihoko Obunai Is Changing School Lunch for the Better

In honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we're celebrating some of our favorite chefs and entrepreneurs. Chef Mihoko Obunai, winner of the Real School Food Challenge, spoke with...

The best thing your school cafeteria served

by fluffernutter 13 years ago

At JG school back in the sixties, it was the cornbread: hot, salty, greasy. And the homemade peanut butter cookies. What was the best thing cooked at your school cafeteria?

American School Lunch Is Becoming More Diverse, Like It Was in the 1910s

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . There’s a phrase for Dao’s experience: the lunchbox moment. While the food in these stories is diverse, from Filipino lumpia Shanghai to Cameroon peanut sauce, the emotional experience is s...

Hippie history? Seeking info on 1970's SF restaurant where no talking was allowed!

by Pomegranate7224 6 years ago

In the mid 1970's there was a very simple SF restaurant, maybe in the South of Market area or the Mission. There was no menu, and the food was served cafeteria style. The food was always the same.....

Mei Mei (Boston, MA)

by BostonBestEats 3 years ago

2014 Restaurant of the Year from Eater Boston Boston Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants Improper Bostonian's Best Dumplings Eater's 38 Essential Boston Restaurants... With those kind of acc...

Gonna have 3 days in Little Rock

by cajungwailo 3 years ago

Looking for very specific recs, please. Old timey. Soul food. Cafeterias. Meat and 3. Longer they've been in business, the better. Places tourists would never go. Late nite. Non-traditional re...

K&W Cafeteria

by David A. 18 years ago

I was finally prevailed upon to try K&W Cafeteria, a institution in Chapel Hill and apparently across the South these days. Let me say I thought it was one of the worst meals of my life: heat-lamp-...

Sunday Dinner Cafeteria Food

by bblonde 4 years ago

Perhaps I'm just feeling nostalgic, or just pregnant, but I am really craving the cafeteria food of yesteryear. They have now all but disappeared, but I have such fond memories of my grandparents ...

Old timey Pittsburgh Recs, Please

by cajungwailo 5 years ago

Weekend visit coming up, like old timey places, only exploring burgers, pizza, hot dogs, cafeterias, and diners this time. Out of the way? Local favorites? Thanks a bunch!

Tell me about cafeterias in Paris open to the public

by polishjeweatswonderbread 5 years ago

This has been copied from another thread. So let's get started. RE: Steve L lagatta about 2 hours ago I'd love a topic on French cafeterias, and other European ones for that matter. I've had...

Clifton's Cafeteria DTLA

by labs 6 years ago

Other than the atmosphere and kitsch factor, is it worth a visit? The menu doesn't look that appetizing, (it is a cafeteria, after all), but with the historic value, etc. I'm curious if it's worth...

Trade-off between high-quality campus dining and admitting low-income students?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...In his new podcast series, Revisionist History, he makes this point by contrasting Bowdoin College, which is regularly cited by campus guides for outstanding food, with Vassar College, where st...

Waffle Fries @ SVMH in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 years ago

Last weekend, the waffle fries under the heat lamp in the cafeteria at Salinas Valley Memorial held the most appeal for a quick snack. Nice spicing, crusty on the outside and a bit mealy in the in...

UCSF docs call on hospitals to ditch antiobiotic-treated meat

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

"...Today, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are calling commentary in the American Journal of Public Health to call on the country’s hospitals to ditch meat from farms tha...

Corporate Food Service Options

by jinx1832 6 years ago

I have been tasked with the important job of finding a new company to manage our cafeteria. As my goal is to bring fresh and healthy food to our employees, I have struggled to find many options be...

Any Clifton's Cafeteria Reopening News?

by wienermobile 8 years ago

Clifton's in downtown LA has now been closed for it remodel since September 26, 2011, it was then planned to last three to six months, while the restaurant gets a new kitchen and a redesigned serv...

VINTAGE places DC/suburban MD/N VA

by Lauryn 19 years ago

Just got back from a long weekend in central PA. Appreciated the vintage places still left in towns - architecture, stores, dining, drive-in movies, even roadside ice cream stands. Can everyone ...

The old Grone Cafeteria in St. Louis

by robt5265 13 years ago

Does anyone know what cut of beef they used for their roast beef? It was on the menu daily and consistantly excellent. I would buy it to go by the pound.

Cafeterias in LA?

by boogiebaby 7 years ago

My kids were watching some movie over the weekend, and one of the scenes had the family having lunch at an old school cafeteria, where you grab a tray and grab the food you want on the food line, a...