Paws is an awesome hangout place and dining facility for students at Towson University. This extended-hours facility is one of the many a-la-carte options at the college and provides for great food and entertainment. This is located on the first floor of the University Union, across from the University Book Store.
This dining facility features a variety of custom-grilled selections to baked goods, smoothies, and Starbucks Coffee. The facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and from Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The grill makes for great late night food!
This is a great place for greasy fried food, but it also offers some delicious healthier alternatives too! For instance, Paws is a great place to grab breakfast when you are on the go and in a rush. The healthiest thing that you can snag is a Veggie Delight which comes with a garden burger, tomato, swiss cheese and is served on an english muffin.
Or try a Southwest Breakfast Burrito. With the right ingredients it can be the perfect choice for a healthy breakfast! It comes on a flour tortilla and is stuffed with scrambled eggs, diced tomatoes and onions, cilantro. For your choice of meat I say choose the ham. It also comes with sour cream and cheese, but ditch them to ditch the extra calories!
Now lets take a look at the Paws Grill menu! To start you could try the Veggie
Burger, served with a garden burger, cheese, lettuce, tomato on a kaiser roll. You can also try a Flatbread Sandwich with chicken breast that comes with sauteed onions, mushrooms, swiss cheese, tomato, and honey mustard on flatbread. If you are really trying to be healthy drop the cheese and honey mustard and just load up on the veggies!
In the signature wraps there is an awesome choice called the Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Wrap and is made with grilled chicken with dried cranberries, chopped apples,walnuts, lettuce, onions, and celery wrapped in a flour tortia. The chicken salad is also made with a “light-mayonaise.”
Paws also has a great salad bar! I suggest getting the grilled chicken salad over the crispy chicken. Grilled items tend to be much healthier than fried foods! Once you have the lettuce and chicken, load up with tons of vegetables. You have your choice between tons of toppings. I say stick with the veggies and fruits and away from the cheeses and croutons.
Next to the grill there is the Perk’s Place where you can get any smoothie you want! You have your choice from the main ingredients being banana, mango, raspberry, lemonade, peach, passion fruit, wild berry, strawberry, ice cream, hurricane.
For fourty-nine cense extra you can add in a supplement of any of the following choices: energy blend, multi-vitamin, smart blend, protein, vitamin C, flu fighter, relaxing blend, and especially for college students a hangover blend!
Also at the Perks Place you can get some pre-packaged wraps, sandwiches, fruit cups,and more! There is fruit located all over that you can purchase or grab for a side with any of your meals.
Paws is the perfect college hang out place and has great food. Just remember to try and resist your urges to get the fried-greasy foods, and opt for the healthier grilled options. You can find healthy food anywhere, you just need to look for it!