By Violet Webster

How many times have you taken the time to go and find the Lunch Menu during your boring first period class only to be disappointed by what the lunch of the day is? How many times have you checked to find your favorite lunch is only three periods away? How many times have you gotten into an argument with your friends over whether the pierogies are really worth the hype? Well, I am here to share with you the truth about what the Upper School really thinks about the fantastic meals our dining service prepares for us every single day!

I want to start out this article by reminding you to take a moment to think about all of the effort our dining staff put into making lunch for us every single day. It is not easy trying to think up recipes that a group of over 500 students will enjoy while also keeping a focus on sustainability and health consciousness. 

I sent out a survey a few weeks ago to get to the bottom of what really is the upper school’s favorite lunch. Participants were asked to choose three lunches from a list of 12 different meals with the option to write in one that I didn’t include. Here were the results!

Ranked in order of most popular to least popular:

  1. Tortellini (my personal favorite)
  2. Orange Chicken and Fried Rice
  3. Tikka Masala
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
  5. Breakfast for Lunch
  6. Pho
  7. Salad Bar & Baked Potato Bar (tie)
  8. Perogies
  9. Soup
  10. Sandwich Bar
  11. Pizza
  12. Some kind of Mexican Food (written in)

Some honorable mentions that received <2 votes:

  • Grilled Cheese
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Wings