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The Best (and Worst) of the Strongsville Cafeteria

This is Strongsville High School students Darby, Kathleen, and Katerina coming to you live from the cafeteria. This year we’ve sacrificed our sacred lunch time, standing in long lunch lines to bring you, the students, a ranking of the best and worst cafeteria food offered. 

Top 5 Best:

  1. Tater Tots- Starting off strong we have our tater tots, although they are a side course, the tots are easily the best food the school has to offer. They are almost always perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, eliciting a euphoric feeling.
  2. Galaxy Pizza- The regular pizza offered here is less than ideal, but the galaxy pizza makes up for it! It has a very soft crust and a great cheese to sauce ratio, just be careful not to spill sauce on yourself!
  3. Yogurt Parfait- The yogurt parfait is a great option if you don’t want to be eating pizza everyday. The portions are filling and contain lots of fruit, making for a healthier lunch alternative.
  4. Sweet and Sour Chicken and Eggroll- The General Tso’s sweet and sour chicken with an eggroll is definitely one of the best options! The crispy chicken, cooked rice, and a fresh egg roll come together to form a pretty great portion size. The Sweet and Sour Chicken earns our approval. 
  5. Nachos- Sometimes the nachos can be pretty soggy, but they are not bad at all! There are loads of topping choices for the nachos, so there are endless combination possibilities! However, be ready to wait in a long line because the nachos are definitely a fan favorite. 

Top 5 Worst:

  1. Potato Wedges- The potato wedges are probably the most abhorrent option at our school. They are always either too crispy or way too soft, there is no in between. The flavor is lacking and we believe the wedges should be permanently removed from the menu.
  2. Cinnamon Apples- The cinnamon apples are not worth the wait. They are extremely wet and mushy. The cinnamon flavor is basically nonexistent, and in no way do these apples look appealing. 
  3. Cheeseburger- The school burgers do not taste like real burgers. The meat tastes fake and the bun is very dry. One time we found a bun covered in mold! With or without cheese, the burgers are unappetizing at best.
  4. Grilled Chicken Sandwich- The grilled chicken sandwich can only be described as rancid. It almost looks raw! We took one bite and had to throw it away, it barely tastes like real chicken.
  5. Mac and Cheese- The school mac and cheese is a tasteless excuse for food. The cheese tastes fake and the penne pasta shape is not the best pasta shape for mac and cheese.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich                                                                 Cinnamon Apples

Honorable Mention: Another bad food that most people dislike are the Bosco Sticks often comparing them to the taste of dish soap. The lack of line to buy these is evident of how these sticks taste. However, we would choose the taste of soapy water over the school’s appalling potato wedges any day of the week. 

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