Local dining for when you need a break from Pat Case and the union

Now, if you want fast food that you can walk to, 11th street has the core college food staples – pizza, tacos, burgers, etc. But if you would like to venture outside of what TU has to offer and try something new, here’s a list of local eateries that you won’t regret.

Mother Road Market – S Lewis Ave
Mother Road Market is an extremely food-diverse outpost where the vendors are always rotating in and out. There are many options to choose from including vegetarian and vegan accommodations. You can find a variety of cuisine inside the bustling repurposed warehouse. Currently, you have your pick of barbeque, authentic Japanese and Brazilian dishes, Mexican street food, rice bowls, chicken, gourmet fries, all-day brunch platters, milkshakes and comfort food (chicken and tofu nuggets of course). Mother Road Market might be the one place you can go with all of your new friends where nobody will be awkwardly sipping water because they can’t eat anything on the menu.

Andolini’s Pizzeria – 15th St
Andolini’s is a personal favorite, and for good reason. Not only is the pizza fantastic, they have a grandiose assortment of pizzas that will appeal to almost anyone. They accommodate those who prefer gluten-free and keto choices with their own selections that do not disappoint. If you are not a pizza fanatic, there are calzones, stromboli, pasta, sandwiches and salad that will do the job as well. With any trip to Andolini’s it is imperative that you get an order of garlic knots with your meal or to-go. Trust.

Dracula Sandwich – E 3rd St
Dracula Sandwich makes “scary good” sandwiches that are large and in charge. They have delicious subs and hoagies with vegan options as well. Always get the large and take the leftovers back to your dorm (because you will have leftovers). You really get a bang for your buck with this one. They also have craft sodas available to buy that you can’t find on a regular basis, which makes this unique little sub shop all the better.

Pancho Anaya Bakery – E Admiral Blvd
This bakery is the absolute cutest with a nice assortment of fresh pastries and sweets as well as drinks made to order. It has a cozy atmosphere and the treats are super inexpensive which is perfect for the everyday broke student’s college budget. Pancho Anaya Bakery is the perfect place to study and fuel up on delicious baked goods.

Rose Rock Microcreamery – E 5th St
Rose Rock has the best ice cream in Tulsa, no question. With their constant flavor rotation, you can feasibly go for ice cream every week and never have to get the same flavor twice. They always have amazing vegan options that anyone will love and they consistently bring high quality ice cream to the table. If you really want to make an impression on your friends, take them here.

Post Author: Shelby Heins