Obligatory Boston clam chowder photo
One of the most commonly asked questions we get at Launch is regarding the lack of a meal plan. Unfortunately, the dormitory dining halls are closed during the summer. While many students ask about how much to budget for meals, it’s difficult for us to provide a recommendation since it’s very dependent on the student (and their appetite). Not having a meal plan, though, also means that there is a lot of flexibility the offers great culinary experiences. One of our former Launchies, Sunny, is here to share some of her adventurous explorations. Rest assured, though, there are lots of options at the MIT student center and Sloan cafeteria for those who prefer to stay on campus.
Hi, my name is Sunny and I attended Launch in 2015. Launch was one of the best experiences of my life, and my tastebuds would agree. As a self-proclaimed foodie, the culinary adventures that Boston has to offer trumps any meal plan. I want to share with you nostalgic Launchies and prospective Launchies some of my favorites and some reasons why it’s beneficial to not have a meal plan. (Beware of photos of excessively delicious food. Caution to readers on an empty stomach.)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you will be challenging yourself in class all morning. A few of my favorite spots include Clover, Rebecca’s Cafe, Flour, Cosi and Au Bon Pain. These cafes/restaurants are all found around Kendall square near your classes. I highly recommend Clover’s breakfast sandwich or popover, and Cosi’s breakfast wraps. Plus, there is a Starbucks nearby if you want your dose of caffeine.
Chilled borscht soup from Flour