Sending your kid off to college may leave a tear in your eye, but it'll probably leave you pretty hungry too once you're done lugging all that stuff up four flights of stairs. If you're struggling to find a place to fuel up after the furniture moving fun, don't worry, as we've rounded up the top spots to grab a bite near the different universities. Here's where to eat in Boston when you're finished with the move-in week chaos.
Berklee College of Music: B3
A new addition to the Mass. Ave. food scene, B3 (Back Bay Beats) is the perfect stop for hungry students looking for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Located in one of Berklee's recently constructed buildings, the restaurant and bar offers a medley of Southern-inspired cuisine, including pulled-pork sliders, ham biscuits and pappardelle jambalaya. B3 also features live musical performances by students, alumni and guest artists during evenings and Sunday brunch.
160 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, b3restaurant.com
Boston College: Eagles Deli
A go-to spot for BC students, Eagles Deli has become a fan-favorite institution in Brighton's Cleveland Circle over the years. The restaurant serves up your typical American deli fare, with classics like the sunrise breakfast sandwich, plus a variety of speciality burgers and wraps. The main attraction is, of course, the towering Eagles Challenge, consisting of five pounds of burger, 20 pieces of bacon and 20 pieces of American cheese. If you can't finish the $69.99 monster, expect to see your face plastered on Eagles' "Wall of Shame."
1918 Beacon St., Brighton, eaglesdeli.com
Boston University: Mei Mei
There's no shortage of food options around BU's lengthy campus, but Mei Mei is definitely one of the area's shining stars. The restaurant offers a modern take on Chinese American cusine with dishes like pierogi dumplings and kimchi fried rice. We suggest grabbing the mouth-watering double awesome, a scallion pancake sandwich packed with pesto, cheddar cheese and eggs.
506 Park Dr., Boston, meimeiboston.com
Emerson College: Atlantic Fish Co.
After getting your kid settled in at Emerson College, treat the family to some fresh seafood over at Atlantic Fish Co. The restaurant's menu features items caught right from the harbor each morning, giving guests a taste of what Boston's waters have to offer. Feast on lobster, oysters and more on the outdoor patio or in the dining room at Atlantic Fish Co.
761 Boylston St., Boston, atlanticfishco.com
Harvard University: Felipe’s Taqueria
Fuel up after your Cambridge move with a bite over at Felipe's Taqueria. This Harvard Square restaurant has all the Mexican fare you could ever want, plus a tasty drink list. Cool off with a few margaritas at Felipe's breezy rooftop bar.
21 Brattle St., Cambridge, harvardsq.felipestaqueria.com
Clover's food trucks may be gone, but it's brick-and-mortar shops are still going strong. If you're up for a foodie adventure, the folks behind the chain are always experimenting with fresh, vegetarian ingredients at the various "food labs." Clover has a few locations in the Cambridge, including a spot near MIT in Kendall Square.
Various locations, Cambridge, cloverfoodlab.com
Northeastern University: Boston Shawarma
Huskys are spoiled when it comes to food choices, but nothing hits the spot quite like Boston Shawarma. Located on Huntington Ave. right across the street from Northeastern, the eatery has a myriad of tasty, Middle Eastern fare on its menu, including kebabs, falafel and more.
315 Huntington Ave., Boston
Suffolk University: Anthem Kitchen + Bar
Suffolk students are in prime territory when it comes to the food scene in the heart of Boston. For those looking for a nice meal in the Faneuil Hall area, check out the American-style cuisine over at Anthem Kitchen + Bar. Make sure you try the restaurant's fan-favorite clam chowder.
101 S Market St., Boston, anthem-boston.com
Tufts University: Posto
Who doesn't love pizza? If you're a Tufts student moving in around the Somerville neighborhood, head to Posto for a few slices. The popular, Neapolitan pizzeria in Davis Square is known for its delicious wood-fired pies and authentic Italian cuisine.
187 Elm St., Somerville, postoboston.com
University of Massachusetts Boston: The Banshee
It's a bit hard to navigate around UMass Boston, but there are a ton of great places to eat in the area. Head to The Banshee for a true, Irish pub experience in Dorchester. Throw back a few pints while enjoying burgers, pizza and more bar fare.
934 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, bansheeboston.com