With so little time and such a tight budget, as a college student, it is easy to push aside fun, dining experiences for a routine visit to the cafeteria. However, it would be a shame not to take advantage of Babson’s close proximity to such delicious food choices. Here are some fun and affordable ways to get out and explore the area with treats that you can’t find on campus.
Yogurtology: frozen yogurt ($5-10)
Located right here in Wellesley, Yogurtology boasts some of the best frozen yogurt around, offering more combinations of flavors and toppings than you could imagine. The abundance of seating and the sleek interior makes for an ideal late night hangout with friends, just a quick drive away.
Recommendation: cookie butter frozen yogurt
Tea-Do: bubble tea ($3-5)
Tea-Do is the perfect place to stop by in Boston’s bustling Chinatown for a bubble tea you will not forget. This funky spot has every flavor of bubble tea you can imagine, like taro and green coconut. While you wait for your drink, watch the whole fast-paced process unfold before your eyes as the baristas mix and shake your order.
Recommendation: Thai iced tea with tapioca pearls
Treat Cupcake bar: cupcakes ($4-6)
Hands down the best cupcakes I have ever eaten are from Treat Cupcake Bar, just a five minute car ride from campus in Needham. The bakery is a bright and inviting space, showcasing a large variety of cupcakes, including seasonal favorites, classic combinations, gluten free and nut free options.
Recommendation: red velvet and bugs bunny
Amorino: gelato ($5-10)
Although Amorino’s small storefront is hard to find, you will not want to miss out on the most delicious gelato and macaroons in Boston. The gelateria is on the pricier side, however, it is well worth the small splurge, given that the ingredients are shipped straight from France. Word of advice: snap an instagram worthy shot before this famous flower shaped gelato melts!
Recommendation: hazelnut and tiramisu flavors
Cafe Nero: sandwiches, coffee, and pastries ($5-15)
In the mood for a quick getaway from the frenzy on campus? Look no further than Cafe Nero, a cozy cafe just down the road. Nero is a great place to study or meet up with friends in order to enjoy a coffee and small treat on one of their many, inviting, plush couches.
Recommendation: cappuccino and zucchini bread