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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Loads of different dietary options, prices can be a bit high, but there are some really great places to eat. Ex. Amanouz, Bella (vegetarian) Mosaic, etc.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The general sentiment is no one has the money for it until around 3 am on the weekend. You definitely don't want to eat out all the time in Northampton, but it's great when you have the money and time.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Northampton, Ma has a great selection of food. Some of my favorites are Beuno y Sano, Local Burger, and Viva Fresh Pasta.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options a short walk from campus though it can get expensive to go out regularly.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of nice little local places, but it can get crowded. But so many options.


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  • 11th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 926th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dara Kagan
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Government, with a minor in the Study of Women and Gender
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This town of 30,000 is famous for its incredible array of delicious restaurants, from sushi to Thai to vegetarian, as well as its much-loved cafés that serve as student study spaces and social hubs on weekends. Students, however, say that they don’t get to enjoy all of the restaurants Northampton has to offer because they’re either too busy or too broke. And, most of the Northampton restaurants, like many of the stores here, don’t cater to college students and are too pricey for regular dining, so eating out is often reserved for special occasions or when family is in town.

There are cheap options in the many diners and cafés, but most don’t have wait service, which many students are looking for when they treat themselves to a night out. When students do venture out on the town, they often pick Bueno Y Sano, La Veracruzana, India House, or Viva Fresh Pasta Co. for the good food and fair prices. La Veracruzana doesn't have wait service and has a more casual atmosphere than many of the other restaurants, which makes it cheap and easy to go out to dinner with friends. A local business called Delivery Express offers delivery services from an impressive array of restaurants and cafés in the Northampton area. With only a nominal fee and late-night hours, this is an attractive option for students unwilling or unable to make the trek downtown for local fare.

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Student Favorites
  • India House
  • La Veracruzana
  • Taipei & Tokyo
  • Viva Fresh Pasta Co.
24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
Taipei & Tokyo
Best Breakfast
Best Coffee
Woodstar Café
Best Dessert
Herrell's Ice Cream
Best Healthy
Haymarket Café
Best Late-Night
Local Burger
Best Mexican
Bueno Y Sano
Best Pizza
Pizza Amoré
Best Wings
Hangar Pub & Grill
Best Place to Take a Date
Amanouz Café
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Eastside Grill
  • Pizzeria Paradiso
  • Spoleto

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Serio's Market
65 State St., Northampton
(413) 584-2633
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
State Street Fruit Store
51 State St., Northampton
(413) 584-2301
Sunday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Stop & Shop
228 King St., King's Gate Plaza, Northampton
(413) 584-9200
Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Amanouz Café
Food: Middle Eastern
44 Main St., Northampton
(413) 585-9128
Price: $8-$15
Bela Restaurant
Food: Vegetarian
68 Masonic St., Northampton
(413) 587-8011
Price: $4-$13
Cool Features: Uses local and organic produce.
Bueno y Sano
Food: Mexican
131 Main St., Northampton
(413) 586-7311
Price: $5-$10
Eastside Grill
Food: American
19 Strong Ave., Northampton
(413) 586-3347
Price: $15-$20
Food: American
23 Main St., Northampton
(413) 584-8666
Price: $8-$20
Hangar Pub & Grill
Food: American, wings
55 University Dr., Amherst
(413) 549-9464
Price: $5-$10
Haymarket Café
Food: Vegetarian
185 Main St., Northampton
(413) 586-9969
Price: $5-$10
Herrell's Ice Cream
Food: Ice cream
8 Old South St., Northampton
(413) 586-9700
Price: Less than $5
India House
Food: Indian
45 State St., Northampton
(413) 586-6344
Price: $10-$20
India Palace
Food: Indian
28 Main St., Northampton
(413) 584-4892
Price: $10-$20
Food: American diner
17 King St., Northampton
(413) 584-9613
Price: $5-$10
La Veracruzana
Food: Mexican
31 Main St., Northampton
(413) 586-7181
Price: $5-$8
Local Burger
Food: American
16 Main St., Northampton
(413) 586-5857
Price: $4-$10
Pizza Amoré
Food: Italian, pizza
18 Green St., Northampton
(413) 586-4669
Price: $5-$15
Pizzeria Paradiso
Food: Gourmet pizza
12 Crafts Ave., Northampton
(413) 586-1468
Price: $10-$20
Food: Italian
50 Main St., Northampton
(413) 586-6313
Price: $15-$25
Food: American, bakery
111 Pleasant St., Northampton
(413) 586-5343
Price: $8-$15
Taipei & Tokyo
Food: Chinese, Japanese
18 Main St., Northampton
(413) 582-1888
Price: $5-$10
Teapot Restaurant
Food: Chinese, Japanese
116 Main St., Northampton
(413) 585-0880
Price: $5-$15
Viva Fresh Pasta Co.
Food: Italian
249 Main St., Northampton
(413) 586-5875
Price: $8-$15
Woodstar Café
Food: Baked goods, American
60 Masonic St., Northampton
(413) 585-9777
Price: $4-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 57 responses

Very poor
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 77 responses

  • 83% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 14% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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