ISU Dining Hall Guide: Part 2 Seasons Marketplace
Seasons Marketplace is located on the east side of campus in the MWL (Maple, Willow, Larch) Commons. Like every other dining hall, Seasons is sectioned off by six different areas where you’ll find an array of different food options.
The Wood Grill is by far the most popular choice among students. At the Wood Grill they often serve grilled items such as hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. They also typically serve some sort of fries ranging from curly fries, to crinkle cut fries. They also have vegetarian alternatives like black bean burgers and veggie hot dogs. So even if you’re not one for meat or animal products there will always be an option for you!
Next, is the Olive Branch, your go-to for pasta and pizza. At this station they always have a choice of regular pasta, as well as a whole wheat pasta option, from there your pasta can be topped with either a tomato sauce, or the popular garlic alfredo sauce. If pasta isn’t your forte, there is always different pizzas to choose from, along with bread sticks as a great side to any one of your meals.
Moving on through seasons, you’ll see Bushel Basket, here you’ll find the salad bar, as well as the deli, where a lovely dining hall worker will build a sandwich or wrap to your liking. Also, if you’re not feeling well or just in need of some warm comforting food, the Bushel Basket always has soup to warm your body and soul!
Looking for some barbecue, home cooked and soul food inspired eats? The check out Hickory’s! They offer dishes such as pulled pork, fried chicken, as well as different smoked meats. As sides they often offer coleslaw, baked beans and macaroni salad.
Bonsai’s on the other hand is the perfect place to stop if you’re looking for dishes like quesadillas and tacos, along with stir fry and steamed rice! If you watch the menu, you’ll also notice that some days they serve churros, the perfect sweet fried treat to have after your meal.
Speaking of sweet treats, we lastly have Cocoa Bean. Here you’ll find the waffle bar, along with other breakfast goodies like muffins, and bagels. But if breakfast isn’t what you’re looking for, you’ll find different desserts such as cake, and cookies, and of course the very popular soft serve ice cream! With an array of different toppings to choose from ranging from caramel and fudge, to gummy worms and Oreo crumble!
Next time you’re over on the east side of campus, make sure to stop by Seasons to satisfy your hunger!