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5 Places to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner Alone at KU


It’s finally Thanksgiving, and while all your friends are either going home to their loving families, meeting their significant others’ parents for the first time or delivering turkeys to starving kids in Africa, your sorry ass has no plans. Well lucky you, we’ve compiled a list of the best places on campus to post up and eat your sad meal for one. Make sure to make your reservations, though, because these hot spots are filling up fast.

Outside Allen Fieldhouse:

You probably won’t be able to get in, but sitting on the ground just outside the doors is good enough. Not only are you eating a gourmet Hot Pocket that got cold on the walk over there, but you’re kickin’ back with the ghost of James Naismith, exchanging pleasantries and drowning out your sadness the only way you know how.

Under the Bridge by Potter Lake:

There’s no better way to wallow in self-pity than by sitting under a bridge in a dirty, mossy, swamp eating your crusty leftover Jimmy John’s. (It counts as a Thanksgiving meal because there’s some turkey) And instead of fighting with your family over politics, you can watch two squirrels fight over a pinecone. Dope!

Mrs. E’s:

So, Mrs. E’s will be closed over Thanksgiving break, but it’s super easy to break in to that place. You can raid the storeroom for tomato soup and mashed potatoes, dig through the dumpsters for leftover turkey, and pour frozen yogurt directly into your pie-hole. And you won’t even have to worry about fighting a frat boy for one of those luxurious over-sized booths. It’s a win-win.

Your Bathroom:

Nothing says, “I love myself” like eating a big meal while soaking naked in a bathtub. Get yourself a seasonal pumpkin-spice bath bomb, cook a dinner for one, light an apple-pie-scented candle and feel the solemn tears stream down your face as you realize that you’re probably gonna die alone. Treat. Yo. Self.

The Dumpster Behind The Hawk:

You know what? This is okay. You’re okay with this. The dumpster may be filled with broken glass, bottles, and sticky plastic cups that smell like rotting spit, but it’s surprisingly cozy. Plus, when you’re huddled away in this dump, no one will hear you sobbing into your turkey and cheese Lunchable.

No matter where you end up this Thanksgiving, we hope you find comfort eating by yourself in the most sought-after places KU has to offer. Also, dibs on the dumpster.

If you woke up this morning surrounded by ravaged boxes of Lunchables, then this one is for you:


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