by Summer L. Douglass
Ever find that there is not enough money in the bank account to buy food for lunch or dinner? There are many different choices of food for students that are right off campus, within walking distance, and with reasonable prices.
The Teriyaki Bowl House is one of the most popular eat-and-go places for the students at the University of La Verne. Located at 2075 Third St., it is across the street from the La Verne campus.
“We’ve been open for almost three years in this location because we enjoy the students who come to eat here from the University, and we like the small town atmosphere,” said Choung Kim, owner.
This little food stand offers everything from noodle bowls with fresh vegetables to California rolls. The Bowl House offers entrees priced anywhere from $3.95 to $5.95. It is open until 7 p.m.
“I eat here because it’s good,” said Elaine Fregoso, a freshman at ULV. “It’s really reasonably priced.”
If students are not in the mood for Chinese food, there are other places to choose from.
Warehouse Pizza is another place where many of the students from ULV can be found on a daily basis. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Warehouse is located at 2340 “D” Street. Some of the food offered in this eatery includes, pizza, house salads, sandwiches, pasta salad and pasta with meat balls.
“We have good food at good prices,” said owner Kenny Schonfeld. “The food here is always a great deal.”
Miss Donuts and Bagels is another place to go any time of day for several different types of food. Located on the corner of Bonita Avenue and D Street, it is just around the corner from ULV.
“I like to get my coffee in the morning from here, because it is a great deal,” said Heidi Bugl, a junior psychology major. “There are so many types of food to chose from, that I never run out of different things to try.”
From 3:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Miss Donuts offers many foods, both for breakfast and lunch. It has a fully-equipped espresso and coffee bar and over 12 types of donuts that are made fresh daily.
For people who are counting calories, there are also 24 types of bagels and nonfat muffins.
Lunch is also a busy time of day at Miss Donuts. Sandwiches salads and chips are available. Soda, Snapple and various kinds of juices are also offered to drink.
“We like the city and the people in the city because there is never any trouble,” said owner Sammy Tan. “We get a lot of high school and college students.”
Currently, inside the La Verne Quarterly, there is a coupon where one can get a bagel and cream cheese for 79 cents and a donut and coffee for 69 cents.
“The food here is priced really good for college students who don’t have a lot of cash,” said Kim Tan, an employee at Miss Donuts.
The store opened in early 1991, and was closed for remodeling from Dec. 31, 1998, to March 1999.
“When the store reopened, the response was tremendous. Many people wanted to see the new atmosphere that we offered,” said Tan.
There are other places off campus to go and get a quick bite to eat.
El Merendero is a restaurant located on 1910 Fairplex Drive in the city of La Verne. It offers an authentic south-of-the-border appeal for a reasonable price.
The restaurant offers an array of dishes that could satisfy anyone’s craving for rich and spicy food. Burritos, tamales, enchilladas and carne asada are a few of the items on the menu.
El Merendero is a chain, with another restaurant located at 301 S. Garey Ave., in Pomona.
Another option for Mexican food in La Verne is Roxy’s Cafe and Cantina, located at 2232 D. St. “The food is reasonably priced, and there’s a casual roomy, atmosphere,” said Marlena Waid, manager.
“Downtown La Verne offers a different type of food for every craving you could have,” said Bugl. “Whether you want Chinese, Italian, Mexican or American food, you are guaranteed to find it near our campus.”