Upper Wismer’s Wonderful Eats

Photo by Marie Sykes

Article by Andrew J. Perez <anperez@ursinus.edu>

In our Ursinus College community, the Wismer Center is always a big topic of discussion. Is it good? Is it bad? I love Upper Wismer and as a first year, I’m here to give you my honest review.

My main breakfast has been a strawberry yogurt bowl paired with Nature Valley granola. Additionally, I get a side of freshly sliced, juicy fruit. It’s very filling and gives me the energy I need before heading to class. Occasionally, I’ll get omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and pancakes. They’re all excellent choices. And I must say, the potatoes have my heart. Whether they are diced potatoes, hash browns, tater tots, or curly fries, they are top notch any day of the week.

Lunch time is great because the food is freshly ready to be served. I’ve been by the salad bar a lot because the diversity is unmatched. Generally I’ll make a huge salad, consisting of diced grilled chicken, cucumber, tomato, hard boiled egg, bacon bits, and bleu cheese dressing. In my view, these combos and flavors create a unique match, making me hope the salad bar doesn’t get slept on. 

Dinner reminds me of what’s cooked at home. The barbecue chicken is my favorite so far because it’s smothered in a tangy and savory sauce. I find it heavenly along with their mushrooms. They are amazingly tasty, don’t knock it until you try it.

Other options like pizza and desserts are outstanding. Wismer offers desserts like cookies, pies, and cupcakes. A stand out is their chocolate pudding pie. It is to die for! Pizza proposes styles like buffalo chicken, meatlovers, and mushroom. Sicilian also, which I love. The pizza and desserts rotate every day. 

Overall, the freedom of choice in Upper Wismer is wonderful. I’m looking forward to a great year dining here!