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Food GuideThere are two clusters of restaurants close to the UW campus, one along the University Way (known locally as "The Ave" for some unexplained reason), and the second one in the University Village (an open air shopping mall). The two clusters are on the opposite sides of the campus, each within 5 to 10 minute walk (University Village is slightly more distant, the hill between the University Village and the main campus is steeper than on the side of The Ave). See the map at the bottom of this page. The red oval is the University Village. The blue line is The Ave.
Restaurants on The Ave cater to students and so they look appropriately run down, to attract potential customers. The University Village serves those yuppie customers who survived the recent stock market downturn.
The food quality is not much different on both sides. You should expect to spend $10 (including tax and gratuity) on lunch in the University Village, and perhaps a couple of dollars less on The Ave.
Some of them require a long walk (but not necessarily a car).
Two supermarkets are located in the University Village: QFC and Safeway (Safeway is somewhat hard to find - inquire locally).
Another Safeway supermarket is on the the other side of the campus, close to The Ave (4732 Brooklyn Ave NE).
|This page was last modified on April 16, 2003|