Best Takeout: Cozy Noodles and Rice

Nixie Strazza, Reporter

Some could say I’m a Pad Thai enthusiast, while others might call me obsessed — either way, Cozy’s containers of noodles, veggies and tofu stir-fried in a special sauce have gotten me through mid-quarter slumps on more than one occasion.

Located just steps beyond Bennison’s Bakery, the near-thirty minute trek to Davis Street can be daunting for North Campus residents and out of the question amid busy schedules. Add snow and below freezing temperatures, and the extra blocks begin to add up.

Thanks to an easy online ordering platform for delivery or pick up (and the promise of a free appetizer for orders over $25), foul weather is not a reason to keep you from a flavorful bowl of spicy Red Curry or Pad Woon Sen. Ordering takeout from Cozy Noodles and Rice combines the three pillars of good food: comfort, speed and cost. With both a regular and gluten-free menu and plenty of vegetarian dishes, there are options to accommodate all eaters.

Once a week my freshman year, I treated myself to my favorite noodle entree. Never did I wait more than 30 minutes for arrival and the price fit neatly into my college budget. I still associate my Pad Thai deliveries with making friends in the Lincoln study room and learning to live away from home. Whether in my dorm or their dining room decked out with plaques of kitschy quotes and PEZ dispensers, the taste of Cozy’s crispy tofu will always be synonymous with finding my place at NU.

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