As the semester approaches and students unwillingly say their goodbyes to home-cooked meals, panic sets in as they realize they only know how to make Easy Mac. Before you start binge-watching videos on quick college meals, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of some places around town that provide college students discounts on food, coffee and sweet treats on and off the Drag.
Where: 2300 Guadalupe St. #100
Everyone experiences the rush to get to class on time and most of the time, that means you have to skip breakfast. When you’re heading to class, swing by the Jamba Juice right next to the Co-Op and grab a power smoothie to get you through the day. If you would prefer something a little less green, they have everything from acai bowls to wraps and the not-so-unusual strawberry banana smoothie. The Jamba Juice location on the Drag offers 10 percent off any order for UT students — simply show your ID at check-out!
Where: 2348 Guadalupe St.
Starting this week, Which Wich on the Drag will be offering a lunch special just for students. The lunch special includes any regular sandwich, chips and small drink for $6.99. Keep an eye out for signage advertising a lunch special this Wednesday along with the start of classes. This discount will only be available at the Guadalupe location.
Where: 2828 Guadalupe St. #100
The infamous Poké Bowl that made headlines last November when a UT student drove right into their Guadalupe location serves up Pacific food along with a 10 percent discount for UT students. They offer Pacific-styled poké bowls where you choose a base (rice or greens), proteins and toppings — this does not come with a side of a DWI. Poké Bowl is a great lunch spot where students can snag a healthy lunch for less than 10 dollars with the student discount.
Amy’s Ice Cream
Where: 3500 Guadalupe St.
One of Austin’s most beloved ice cream spots offers sweet treats to students for 10 percent off when presented with an ID at their Guadalupe location. When you miss your first class because you went to the Hogg Auditorium as opposed to the WCH Building, go pick up a pint of Mexican vanilla with peanut butter cups. Plus if you guess the movie quote displayed on the chalkboard correctly, you can get a free topping —
Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery
Where: 411 East 43rd St.
For those that live north of campus, Quack’s offers up some great s teals and deals for not only students, but everyone. If you find yourself waiting for the number seven bus on Duval make a quick stop into Quack’s along 43rd and Duval for a homemade pastry and coffee. Select pastries are buy one, get one free after 6:30 pm every day. While you contemplate which cupcake you want to snack on, buy a reusable Quack’s coffee cup for $5 dollars (Refills are only $1.50).