If a wide selection of exciting eating establishments is going to make or break your college choice, Truman probably is not for you. The only sushi or couscous you'll find is in the ethnic foods aisle at Walmart, where the chimichangas and the crab rangoon are delicious and kind on your wallet, as well. On the bright side, when you only have 15 potential off-campus choices, decisions become much easier.
Students are very protective of their off-campus dining preferences, and each of the Mexican and Chinese restaurants have devoted, vocal factions. And for a campus surrounded by pastures and pumpkins, the restaurants are nothing to shake a stick at. There's really nowhere to go wrong—every establishment serves plentiful and fine-tasting meals, and all are within close proximity to the University. Thousand Hills State Park Dining Lodge is the farthest from campus, but it is still less than a five-mile drive. With so much in easy distance, it's no wonder that half of the student body contentedly lives off campus. Plus, after weeks of Sodexo campus food, nothing tastes better than chips and queso dip or cashew chicken.