On Friday, I took a drive around the boundary of La Salle’s campus to check out the different food options available. First, I found a small food market called “A & J’s” right off the corner of Wister and Devon Street.
They offered a variety of boxed and canned foods including rice, cereal and juices that were all in the same aisle next to each other, unlike most grocery stores I’ve been to. One unique thing I found about this place was that they offered cooked-to-order breakfast sandwiches and hoagies. There was a full menu above a window with a grill in the back. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take a picture because the workers did not want their property publicly displayed, so I respected their wishes. (710 x 533 pixels)
Next, I went down a couple more blocks and stopped at the Fresh Grocer in the Shoppes at La Salle. Many students, including myself, purchase their groceries and food supplies from here because it is so conveniently located right off La Salle’s campus. There is a much greater selection of food including a deli, bakery, pizzas/pastas, and sushi section. (710 x 533 pixels)
One section that caught my eye was the International food aisle. Here you will find different salad dressings, rices, sauces, spices and boxed foods from countries around the world. (710 x 947 pixels)
My last and final stop was the Explorer’s Den located across from the La Salle Apartments. This take-out restaurant is known for their steaks, pizzas, and wraps. They also sell a variety of burgers, strombolis, wings, and hoagies. Not the healthiest of foods, but definitely a great place for college students to order out. One thing I like is that students are able to use their La Salle Gold Card to make a purchase, so naturally I stopped in to order a grilled chicken caesar wrap after I snapped this picture. (710 x 533 pixels)
All pictures were taken with a Nikon Cool Pix camera with 12.0 megapixels, a 4X wide optical zoom, 2.7 inch LCD, 4.9-19.6 mm, 1 : 3.2 – 5.9