1. Chicken Burrito, Chipotle (Losing factor: Noise)
Two words: paper bag. Remember when SunChips introduced a biodegradable bag louder than a gas lawn mower? Yeah, the noise of the Chipotle bag is on that level when you’re sitting in the silence of Main Stacks.
2. Chicken Tikka Masala, House of Curries (Losing factor: Smell)
3. Chef Salad with Cornbread, Smart Alecs (Losing factor: Noise, Messiness)
4. Pizza, Artichoke Basille’s/Fat Slice/Blondie’s (Losing factor: Smell)
This is along the same lines as the whole chicken tikka masala deal (see above). The original plan we had was to stay in the library and get some work done until 8 p.m. But now it’s 4 a.m. And then there’s that strange slurping noise when the cheese is too hot and you’re trying not to drop all of the toppings on your MacBook Air. Don’t lie to yourself; you know exactly what we mean.
1. Donuts, Kingpin
Soft and discreet, donuts provide a source of comfort food, and they remain intact when you take a bite (bonus: The smell isn’t far-reaching). We recommend the ones sans sprinkles to avoid a case of the cornbreads. Also, they provide that extra sugar kick you need to get through that last paper.
2. Sushi, Joshuya
3. Tomato Soup, Soup Co.
Soup Co. hack: Order a large, pour it into a thermos, seal it up tight and you’ve got an easy, warm, mess-free option. We recommend tomato soup for easy sipping (make sure to bring a spoon if you’re set on chicken tortilla).
4. Soft fruits and vegetables
Try soft fruits and vegetables if you have a case of the munchies that liquid soup just won’t satisfy. Our favorites pass the noise, messiness and smell tests: Try bananas, grapes, berries, sliced cucumbers, snack-pack peaches or applesauce.