Student Speak

Blue Sky Supermarket: The Best Ethnic Grocery Store in the Durham Region

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on March 21, 2019 at 9:04 AM

As students, eating out every day for each individual meal is just not a reality. As much as we want to try all of the diverse restaurants popping up in Durham Region, we have to keep in mind how far our wallets will go to curb this appetite.

But what if there was a way to marry the idea of eating diverse cultural foods and cooking our own meals with groceries we buy ourselves? Enter ethnic grocery shopping.

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Cork and Bean: Downtown Oshawa's Cure to Homesickness

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on March 5, 2019 at 9:07 AM

When I’m not jumping lecture to lecture ­from Monday to Thursday, you can find me comfortably sprawled out in Downtown Oshawa’s Cork and Bean. From the warmly lit interior to the smiles from every barista, it sometimes feels more like home than my own.

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My First Time Ever Trying Jamaican Food

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on January 24, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Although I’d like to say that my knowledge in cultural cuisine is quite diverse, I never in my time on this planet have actually eaten Jamaican food, let alone in the Durham Region. My experience is limited to the occasional beef patty that I pop in and out of the microwave as a pre-homework snack. Thus, when it came time to review Durham Region’s offerings of Jamaican food, I naturally froze.

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Top Five Ultimate Brunch Places in the Durham Region

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on December 14, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Brunch is a remarkable anomaly — taking classic breakfast staples like eggs, French toast and bacon and offering them alongside classic lunch fares such as club sandwiches, salads and steaks.

Coined by Guy Berigner in an 1895 essay, combining breakfast and lunch became the solution to missing a meal post-wild night. Thanks to Berigner, brunch has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Whether it’s an afternoon celebration, a first date or simply the perfect afternoon remedy to a late night, brunch brings people together and does so with the food options that give the best of both worlds.

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Top five Greek restaurants in the Durham Region

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on October 30, 2018 at 9:05 AM

It wouldn't be too farfetched to say that all Canadians love some well-made traditional Greek food. Piping hot chicken souvlaki that melts in your mouth, warm olive-oiled rice and a crisp green salad topped with creamy feta cheese — there is nothing quite as satisfying!

Or maybe you're into a simple sauced up gyro on a pita stuffed with french fries that can be promptly delivered straight to your door. Whatever the case, a Greek fix is always a must and the Durham Region has no shortage of joints to choose from. 

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Kenzo Ramen Chain Opens in Downtown Oshawa

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on September 27, 2018 at 9:02 AM
 
No longer do you have to journey to Toronto just to fill all of those burning Japanese food  desires.  And no, I'm not talking about sushi. Your Japanese food fix comes in the form of Kenzo Ramen located at 24 King St E. in Downtown Oshawa. 
 
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Top 4 Thai food places near the university

Posted by Erin Campbell on April 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Hello readers, welcome to my last blog post for this school year! Good luck on your exams, and remember to take care of yourselves. Let's get right into why you're here: Thai food. 

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Ice Bar Cafe: Korean BBQ

Posted by Erin Campbell on March 26, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Hey readers! Welcome to my first food blog and my first Korean BBQ experience. Today I'll be telling you all about the Ice Bar Cafe, located at 10 Simcoe Street North, here in Oshawa. If you're a student at the downtown location, this is very close to you as it is just north of the King/Simcoe intersection! If you're heading to the Ice Bar Cafe from the North location, just hop on the 401 Simcoe South bus, get off at the King Street stop and walk over! 

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Hulk Hoagies CheeseSteaks: Hoagify if you dare!

Posted by Ryan LePage on February 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM

 

Hello Student Speak readers! I hope you're ready for a mountain of food today, as we enter the realm of glorious, glorious cheesesteaks! This month, the feature is a new local Oshawa spot right downtown, called Hulk Hoagies CheeseSteaks. They are located at 92 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON. This is right near the downtown location, just north of the Bond/Simcoe intersection, the last store on the left-hand side. To get to this glorious new food spot from the north location, it would be the 401 Simcoe south, and then a short walk from the bus stop. For those already downtown—save yourself the bus because it is just the walk! For those driving, it is on-street paid (until 6 p.m.) parking downtown. In case you didn’t want to do any commuting at all...they deliver!

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Spotlight: Copper Branch

Posted by Ryan LePage on December 12, 2017 at 4:16 PM

To all of you Student Speak readers, I would like to wish you all good luck on your exams! I know it is about that time of year, you can do it!

This month, I have ventured into the world of vegan food, which is unusual for me when I usually jump to the menu items with bacon. I will give you my take on some plant-based deliciousness, and to make this happen I made two visits to Copper Branch in Brooklin, nestled at 66 Baldwin Street on the left side of the road going north. In terms of access, by bus from the campus you would need to take the Taunton 915 west, and then from the Brock Street/Taunton Road intersection, take the 302 Brock Street bus north. For those driving, there is on-street parking, as well as a parking lot behind the building.

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