Food for Every Mood

Hi, my name is Savannah and I’m an emotional eater. Admitting is the first step, right? I eat when I’m feeling happy, sad and every emotion in between. Post-secondary education is an emotional roller coaster, so I put together a list of foods to suit students’ most common moods. Failed your 2257 exam and now you’re not getting into Ivey? Don’t worry, I got you…

STRESSED

The most common feeling among post-secondary students. As a student, stress is so second-nature that feeling calm is almost eerie. In the past, when I’ve had five research papers due in the span of two days, (besides wanting to cry) I turn to my one true love, carbs!

Fresno’s

Fresno’s has carbs. Lots of them. From sandwiches to pastas to desserts, this place is sure to have something to relieve your stress. What’s more calming than shovelling pasta into your mouth?

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Savannah Hamelin– Rigatoni bolognese with a meatball and extra parmesan from Fresno’s

HUNGOVER

Perhaps as common a feeling as stress for many students–only for those over the age of 19, of course. My cure is to eat myself through my hangovers and if you’re one of those people who “don’t get hangovers,” then I hate you (lol jk, but seriously).

The Early Bird

If you have an Instagram account, then you’ve probably seen everyone and their mom post pictures here, but trust me, it’s worth the hype. Name a more iconic duo than hangovers and brunch, I’ll wait. They have creative dishes, giant portions and….mimosas!

 

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DineHere– The Pancake Stacker from The Early Bird

 

SAD

So you just found out Chad from Alpha Beta Phi is talking to you AND five other girls. You:

A) Cry
B) Binge eat to dull the pain
C) All of the above

Paradise Cream

If you answered C, then this is the place for you. When I cry, it’s always into a tub of ice cream, but that’s so cliché. The new trend is crying while drinking a milkshake topped with an entire dessert. Paradise Cream takes milkshakes to another level–literally. The presentation alone is enough to distract you from your heartbreak for at least 20 minutes, or five if you inhale food like me.

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Paradise Cream Facebook– Chocolate Explosion! and Yes, Bring the Caramel On! from Paradise Cream

What foods do you eat when you’re in a mood? Comment down below!

8 thoughts on “Food for Every Mood

  1. Savannah,

    I love your first post! I really like how you were able to find a way to make restaurant recommendations humorous and relatable. I also like how you incorporated photos – I personally like to see the food instead of just reading about it, so great job with that!

    For future posts, maybe you can hyperlink the restaurants so that your readers can easily access the full menu!

    Again, great job and I look forward to reading your next post!

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  2. Savannah, this is truly an excellent post and you have my mouth watering from beginning to end as you have literally covered the three key meals I need in my life (Pancakes, Pasta and Ice Cream, OH MY!). Being a student myself, this is truly enlightening since I have yet to discover these places myself. I am looking forward to checking them out and as someone who felt the struggles of 2257; I am ready to eat them all.

    Looking forward to your next post and those beautiful pictures of delicious food to make my study breaks even better.

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  3. You touched on every emotion a student feels on a weekly basis. I love that you categorized each place based on the price because students can’t always afford to splurge on food. I also liked that you gave your personal recommendation at each place. The pictures are also really nice high quality shots.

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  4. Hey Savannah,

    This post made my mouth water! Being a student myself, I found this post super relatable. I really liked that I could hear your voice while reading it, it felt like I was talking to you in person. Great use of pictures and making your post easily skimmable by breaking it up into sections.

    Honestly I have no specific suggestions for this post, but just a suggestion about a possible topic that you may be interested in covering: the food trucks that are always on Western University’s main campus. Overall an amazing job and I can’t wait to read your next post!

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