6 Food Memories from College Days that we all Miss!

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Whoever said ‘job life is great’ probably didn’t attend college. Imagine this – no responsibilities towards family, no worries of paying rent, no getting ‘serious’ about relationships, no stress of ‘planning a future’, and always surrounded by a group of friends. Can things get better than this?

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There are 2 types of people in this world:

1. People who believe college is a life-defining phase of their life. So they only want to STUDY STUDY STUDY! 

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2. People who believe college is about having fun!

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We do not intend to take sides here but we believe college days are the best days of one’s life!

Here, we share with you some of the most nostalgic food memories from college days:

1. Eating mess food is an art we did not want to master!

Let’s be honest, mess food does not qualify as food and it should be legally banned. The dal is just coloured water, the veg curry is just as bad as dal, and don’t even get us started on the rotis! UGH!!!

By the time you reach last year of college, mess food is just a formality and more often than not, you are searching for discounts so that you can order food!

2. Chai breaks can happen at any time of the day or night

Chai breaks are not just about tea, they are so much more. Chai breaks become your breakfast. You take your chai breaks when you are between classes, when you are stressed from all the late night ‘studying’, when you need to clear your head from all the project work (that you did not finish), or when you are awake at 4:00 a.m. playing counter strike!

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Chai breaks and the heart-to-heart conversations accompanying them shape our lives and our friendships. ‘Nuff said!

3. The college canteen is your one-stop-shop for everything

College canteen becomes your adda! It is the place where all your holidays are planned – the ones where everyone agrees to go but no one shows up. It is the place where you discuss your fear of exams and your love for TV shows. From meeting up with friends to going on your first date with your college crush, the canteen is the place for everything!

4. Did someone say ‘ghar ka khaana’? ATTACK!

You only realise the importance of home-cooked, delicious, desi food when you have your mess food for 1 week! Suddenly lauki is no longer boring and karela is no longer kadwa, as long as they are edible. And the moment one of your friends brings home-cooked food in the hostel, there is only one thing on your mind – To hell with the friendship, ATTACK the food!

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5. Late night hunger results in some bad fights

Be it binge-watching a TV show or pulling an all-nighter playing some game, late-night hunger comes in every size and shape. Maybe you are ‘studying’ for exams or you are talking to your crush and missed dinner or maybe you have a big appetite – we are not judging ;). Late-night hunger is a real problem and we are here to solve it!

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That is why we offer late night deliveries till 1:00 a.m. So that you never go hungry, no matter how late it is.

6. What we want: PARTY! PARTY! || What’s the occasion: ANYTHING WILL DO!

When you are in college, you develop this one very primal and important habit of screaming ‘PARTY! WE WANT PARTY!’ whenever something microscopically small but good happens! And if by some bad luck you are the one who has to give a party, be prepared to say good-bye to your pocket money!

You: I got an internship
Friends: PARTY! We want party!
You: It’s not a paid internship.
Friends: Don’t care. We want party!
You: I’ll give it later
Friends: We want party now! NOW! NOW!

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This is why we offer heavy discounts on regular meals and also on bulk orders!

These are some of our fondest memories that surround food. Share some of your fondest food memories in the comments below and the best one wins a free meal on us! 🙂

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Cheat-Days Done Right!!

Cutting those extra kgs and getting fit for summer requires dedication. We all know every bite of food turns into a math problem, the day we start hitting the gym.

However, gym is average one-hour of hard work and the rest is all about the diet you follow. More than anything else, sacrificing your favourite foods is the true manifestation of the age old saying of “No Pain, No Gain”.  Thankfully, everyone on a strict regime of gym and diet is allowed to have one day in a week as the cheat-day to eat good meals without worrying about the calories.  However, a cheat day also has a lot of limitations.

A cheat-day isn’t a ‘credit card with no spending limit’,  but it’s a slippery slope. So, don’t start calling your favourite pizza place yet, the cheat-day comes with its own terms and conditions.

If you intend to stay faithful to your goal, only one cheat meal is recommended. Indulging beyond the point of return, will render the entire week’s workouts fruitless.

Okay, didn’t meant to go full doom and gloom here but there’s a silver lining.  Since “treat your body like a temple” became popular, many innovative options popped up to satisfy cravings of the health conscious folks.

BOX8 has launched several healthy and mouth-watering and delicious Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps which are the perfectly delicious and guilt-free treats for your cheat day meals.

They are prepared with fresh vegetables, and generous amounts of a variety of proteins. Strict adherence to ‘Whole Wheat No Maida’ for wraps and ‘multi-grain bread only’ for sandwiches,  have been implemented so that you will never feel cheated. No pun intended 😉


The Superfit Paneer and Char Grilled Chicken salads are wildly popular. They’re made with a load of fresh cut exotic veggies tossed with grilled succulent protiens. The dressings are made fresh in-house. It’s your guilt-free perfect cheat day treat loaded with flavours.

Paratha Wraps

If you are craving carbs for your cheat day and you don’t feel satisfies without your Indian dose of paratha, then our Paratha wraps are your thing. Made with whole wheat paratha base, they’re stuffed with delicious fillings and baked in an oven. One wrap and you are will be thoroughly satisfied! ven Baked (NOT fried). Chicken Seek Kebab and Mayo Tikki wraps does the trick for most 😉

Sub-Style Multigrain Sanwiches

The sub-style sandwiches, made with multigrain bread are packed with your choice of proteins and veggies. You can choose from over 13 different varieties which are low on calories and heavy on flavours! The Paneer Tikka and Fusion Chicken sandwiches are a must try.

With these cheat day meals, it’s safe to say “Yummy in my tummy” will be the words in your mouth. Also, no disapproving looks from your trainer the next day 😉

Happy Cheat Day!










Signs that Food is Your True Valentine

Food in your dreams

Dreams for your food

If this is all you do

You just found your soul mate, dude!


If “aaj lunch mein kya bana hai”

Is your dialogue pet

If the money spent on food

Is something you never regret


If dates with friends

Are just meant to hog on food

If slapping someone for stealing a bite from you

Is no longer rude


If ‘bas one last bite’

Has become your favourite excuse

If plans that don’t involve food

You straightaway refuse


If you are always broke

But never for food

If your bucket list for all the foods you want to try

Is already queued


If the fridge has become

Your hourly pilgrimage

If while writing an exam

You can only picture a food image


If the smell of parathas wakes you up,

Instead of your alarm ka sound

Then yes my dear friend,

Your soulmate you have found!