As long as students can arrange safe transportation to and from the various eateries, Newark is home to a huge variety of cuisines that cater to most demographics. Unfortunately, these are not always within a convenient distance. While there are many cultural restaurants nearby, such as the Latin American influence in the Ironbound District, it can be difficult to find alternatives for those on a dairy- or gluten-free diet. Kosher diets are also somewhat difficult to accommodate in the immediate area. Only with extensive searching can a student find off-campus dining that has options for those on these diets.
However, for those who are not on restricted diets, Newark is a bountiful place to find any kind of food. From the Grease Trucks located at the edge of campus (and sometimes on campus) to the cultural influences of the surrounding area, any craving can be satisfied. As stated earlier, the only challenge can be getting to the desired venue. Additionally, many students frequent New York City, which is a well-known mecca of culinary influences. While it may not always be in a readily accessible area, the off-campus dining is often high quality at a great value, with tons of variety.