Ever wonder what was in the backyard of Stony Brook University?
The Stony Brook and East Setauket area have a variety of eateries that are close to campus and affordable for students. If you feel like you are getting sick of campus food, or the usual Panera Bread and McDonald’s, then here are a couple of places to try.
10 Woods Corner Rd, East Setauket, NY 11733
For those who have an intense Indian food craving, Curry Club offers traditional Indian dishes. Menu items that include a range of samosas to the popular chicken masala.
Appetizers are quite largely portioned and prices range from $4-$12. The restaurant offers traditional Indian drinks, like Indian beer, wine and lassi. Dessert is also all under $4.99, with items including gajar halva and kheer, to name a few.
The restaurant is student friendly and offers a 10% discount to anyone with a Stony Brook University ID.
97 Main St Ste A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Known for having over 30 flavors of coffee, Crazy Beans is a great place to go for those early breakfast cravings or just to catch up over brunch.
The menu offers breakfast and lunch all day long. Popular items includes Crazy Beans chicken and waffles, breakfast quesadillas, ranch pesto wrap and their chicken salad wraps, which change weekly. The kitchen only uses organic cage-free items and are will make any adjustments to meals in order to accommodate customers.
The cafe draws in a lot of students who come in during their breaks from class, according the staff.
The restaurant is also ideal for those who are focusing on having a healthy and balanced diet. Offering egg white omelettes, fruit and yogurt, salads, and gluten free platters, such as pancakes and waffles.
As of now there are no student discounts, but the idea is currently in the works. The menu will also soon be changing to add new items and eliminate some, however the student-friendly prices will remain about the same.
97 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790
The 16-year-old family owned tea house has a list of over 40 different tea options. A full British afternoon tea service is offered with reservations, for those who enjoy high British tea. With this customers can enjoy as much tea and coffee, iced or hot, along with a three-tier of scones, finger sandwiches and desserts.
All menu items are family recipes, from the chili to the scones, which ingredients are kept secret.
Students are not an unlikely face, Stony Brook medical students are some of their usual customers.
A wall of tea cups and plates are held in honor of those celebrities that have once visited the tea room.
Though there are no student discounts, menu items are fairly affordable, with tea pots starting at $3.95 and sweet breakfast treats starting at $2.50.
121 Main St, Stony Brook, NY 11790
This restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Latitude 121 has two different sections, the parlor side and dining section. The bistro menu, offered in the parlor, is affordable for college students and also displays Gifford’s world-famous ice cream.
New to the menu is their alcoholic dessert drinks, which also can be made virgin for those who are not of legal drinking age.
On Fridays and Saturdays there is live music, and Monday through Friday happy hour runs from 3-7, offering half-priced appetizers and drinks.
Popular menu items range from their Montauk grilled cheese, to their chocolate chip bread pudding, that was once only offered as a special. The dessert was in such high demand that the restaurant added it to their everyday menu.
As of now there are no student discounts, but it is currently under high consideration.
There are many more unique and college-friendly eateries in the area. Use this list to help get you started broadening your everyday dining choices.