Northwestern Memorial Hospital Cafeteria

September 21 2005 - 11:33 AM

That’s right. I went to the hospital for lunch. They have a mega cafeteria with almost everything you could want. Mac and Cheese, variations of fried potatoes – and unfried potatoes. Hamburgers, hot dogs, slaws and salads, soups, chilis, sandwiches, fruit, veggies, cereals, etc. The really nice thing is the dietary info is right there as you decide between the fried tato wedges and broccoli… I got the broccoli and splurged with the wild rice.

Those were my sides to the sirloin patty with gravy. It was also pretty
tasty. A fairly elaborate meal ran about $5. The whole idea of the
cafeteria is variety. If you can find something you crave – they may have fish sticks
for example – then it could be your salvation but if you are prone to
indecision it could be your bane. Cupcakes? Bananas? Pudding? Jello?
Cakes? Pies? Cookies? Ice Cream? Wholly moley. It’s like noah’s ark for
food. If you are into the fried stuff you’re covered… chicken wings,
nuggets, patties, pieces, cheese sticks, the afformentioned
fish-sticks, etc. I think you get the point.

The atmosphere is processed. It is a hospital and as long as I don’t
experience any excessive coughing I can deal with it. The food, taking into account variety and thrift, is okay. It is not that good. But when you want a comforting bowl of mashed potatoes or
wild rice and some barely but oversteamed veggies with your fish sticks
it’s the only game in town and a nice break from a typical restaurant.

201 E. Huron
Get directions at  info booth

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