Best off-campus dining: Your taste buds will thank you

From comfort food to innovative delights, here are a few must-visit eateries every TU student should try!

As you make Tulsa your new home for the next few months, finding your go-to off campus meal is vital. The dining options on campus get stale sooner rather than later, then it becomes a daunting adventure to find a place worth your dime. You need not look any further than this exhaustive guide to finding a great meal in Tulsa.

First on this list and the highest personal recommendation to be made is Tacos Don Francisco. Those in the know refer to this godsend of authentic Mexican cuisine as Taco Don’s. Personally, their beef tacos are the best in Tulsa and their salsa is unmatched. A three-taco plate is still less than $10 and will blow Taco Bell out of the water for satisfying any craving for Mexican food.

Next up is Tulsa’s bustling food hall, Mother Road Market. Mother Road Market is the perfect place for a group of indecisive people to have dinner. They have barbecue, sushi, chicken sandwiches, wraps, rice bowls and any comfort food one could desire. The best place in Mother Road is Curds & Whey; their specialty is loaded fries which may cause some hesitation at a $13 price point but it is impossible to go wrong ordering them. Mother Road Market’s newest permanent addition is Leroux’s Kitchen — another must-try if you are ever in the mood for Cajun food.

Third is Sisserou’s Caribbean Restaurant in the Tulsa Arts District. This restaurant has an upscale feel and provides Caribbean cuisine with influences from American and European taste. An absolute must-try here is the Rasta Pasta, it’s a classic Jamaican dish with a sauce that could be sold by the gallon.

Craving a taste of home-cooked goodness? Wanda J’s Next Generation Soul Food is the ultimate comfort food haven, just a stone’s throw away from campus. Their menu is a tribute to southern soul, featuring mouthwatering dishes like crispy fried chicken, buttery cornbread, collard greens and delectable peach cobbler. Don’t miss the chance to experience the warmth of soulful flavors at Wanda J’s.

For those seeking a more upscale dining experience without straying too far from campus, The Vault is a hidden gem awaiting your discovery. Housed within a historic bank building, this restaurant effortlessly blends old-world charm with modern culinary artistry. The menu boasts an array of meticulously crafted dishes, from succulent steaks to inventive vegetarian options. The Vault’s ambiance and gastronomic delights make it an ideal spot for special occasions or when you simply want to treat yourself.

Calling all wing enthusiasts! Mack’s Wings is a haven for those who can’t resist the allure of perfectly crispy, saucy chicken wings. With a variety of flavors that range from classic buffalo to daring and spicy concoctions, Mack’s Wings has something to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite between classes or indulging in a late-night feast, these wings are sure to hit the spot.

Burger lovers, rejoice! Society Burger is a haven of gourmet burger creations that will revolutionize your perception of this American classic. With a focus on high-quality ingredients and creative combinations, Society Burger offers an array of tantalizing options including juicy beef, savory turkey and even delectable vegetarian patties. The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability and community engagement adds an extra layer of appeal to the dining experience.

As you navigate your academic journey at The University of Tulsa, don’t forget to take some time to savor the diverse culinary offerings that surround you. The food scene near campus is ripe for exploration. So, between study sessions and lectures, treat yourself to a world of flavors that Tulsa’s eateries have to offer. Your taste buds will thank you.

Post Author: Adam Porterie