We all know the cafeteria sandwich counter exists, but do we eat those sandwiches? Looking into it, I decided to try it for myself. You have choices between a roll and white/wheat bread, then there is a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies, and dressings to go on top. With so much to choose from, I decided to stick more towards my liking, but I am sure there is something there you like.
I chose white/wheat bread with pepper jack cheese, ham, salami, onions, and lettuce.
The sandwich itself was very delicious. It had a nice flavor and a good aftertaste. Surprisingly enough, the pepper jack cheese wasn’t too spicy. The lettuce had a nice crunch to it when you bit into it. The salami did have a kick to it. The ham also tasted fairly fresh. The onions also seemed freshly cut.
I was surprised by the quality in this sandwich because most sandwich bars have lots of preservatives in it, but this stuff seemed fresh. It also tasted good. Some deli meats I get from the supermarket have less flavor so I think that is great. Overall, I’d give it an 8 out of 10.
The hot food counter usually has good food but this time I was a bit disappointed. I got this burrito bowl. It had chicken, corn, beans, and salsa. Right off the bat, I found it very difficult to eat. The tortilla was almost soggy and flopped over, spilling out the insides. I had to eat the burrito with a fork. That by itself disappointed me. But optimistically, I moved on to the insides of the burrito.
The chicken inside was a bit plain and also a bit chewy, but mixing with the rest it was okay. The beans being soft is a good thing but it didn’t really have flavor. I noticed the corn did have some flavor but also had some peppers making it unexpectedly spicy. The salsa itself was the main thing supplying flavor. Together there was a mix in flavor that blended fairly well. However, I just felt the meal was lacking. One of the positive things was that it was very filling. Overall, I’d give this meal a 5 out of 10.
This is cafeteria food and the cafeteria workers made the food as best as they can with the supplies given. The food may not be the best but it’s not their fault.
With the fact that a high schooler is judging the food, the critiques may not be superb and accurate.
Author: Jake Caceres