Hungry Hawks Welcome Three New Eateries

Feeling hungry, hawks? Then you’re in luck!

This semester, Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) opened three new on-campus dining options: Sweets and Treats Bakery at Hasbrouck, Chick-N-Bap at Ridgeview Hall and Diego’s Taqueria at the Student Union Building (SUB). All three accept dining dollars and have already opened their doors. 

If you have a sweet tooth, Sweets and Treats is the perfect place to fulfill any and all cravings. Located conveniently under Hasbrouck, the bakery serves freshly-baked pastries and desserts daily, as well as classic bakery items like bread, bagels and coffee. 

Chick-N-Bap is located adjacent to Ridgeview Hall, where the Roost once operated. 

“The Roost was underperforming; simply not enough students were using the store to justify continuing the way it was. We were oversaturated with locations on campus where you could buy a sandwich,” said Executive Director of CAS Steven Deutsch.

First housed at SUNY Binghamton, Chick-N-Bap aims to deliver a “unique yet authentic” New York City-style experience to students. Inspired by city street food, Chick-N-Bap’s menu puts a Korean twist on the classic chicken over rice concept. Served with a warm slice of pita, dining at Chick-N-Bap will transport you from the Shawangunk Mountains to the streets of NYC with just one bite!

The final new addition, Diego’s Taqueria, has taken the place of Crazy Bowlz in the SUB. SUNY New Paltz is Diego’s second location, besides an extremely popular standalone in Kingston. Here, students can customize rice bowls with beans, grilled vegetables and other toppings, or enjoy hand-made tacos. 

“Crazy Bowls was not giving us their best effort. We had concerns about staffing, food safety and consistency,” Deutsch said. “Students had been asking for a Mexican cuisine option in retail and we thought Diego’s, which is owned and operated by alumni, would be a good fit.” 

Although Chick-N-Bap is now operating where The Roost once stood, don’t bid farewell to it yet! The Roost is still operating alongside Chick-N-Bap in Ridgeview, but with a completely new concept. The dining area has been transformed into a convenience store which sells a variety of organic and health conscious snacks, drinks and frozen meals, as well as general necessities and toiletries. 

“The Roost now sells high quality refrigerated and shelf stable food items that have a high ratio of organic ingredients, are locally sourced and that one would typically find in a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods,” Deutsch said.

With the new dining options, as well as those that have already become a staple on campus, students are guaranteed a year of good eats.

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