by Alanna Carlson
We’ve all been there: You want to eat somewhere other than Sodexo for a change, but you do not want to spend the little money you have left after paying for books, supplies and tuition. Luckily, Spokane has many venues that offer special discounts for students. These eateries provide yummy treats without taking too much money out of your wallet (provided that said wallet has a student identification in it).
Bruchi’s Cheesesteaks & Subs
- 10 percent off every day
- 10406 N. Division
- Monday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Located at the corner of Hawthorne and Division, a convenient two-minute drive from campus, Bruchi’s offers a 10 percent, Whitworth-exclusive student discount. From subs to salads to burgers, this casual restaurant has a little bit of everything. Bruchi’s offers a fun atmosphere and cheap food. Avoid large groups here, though; there’s not much space.
- 5 percent off every day, 10 percent off Tuesdays
- 12519 N. Division #5
- Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Sunday 11 am – 10 p.m.
Located a five-minute drive north on Division, Froyo Earth offers a 10 percent student discount on Tuesdays, and 5 percent every other day of the week. Froyo Earth’s frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to a giant bowl of ice cream after a long day of classes. Of course, if you are craving a not-so-healthy snack, Froyo Earth has lots of delicious toppings. This eatery has a fun, modern atmosphere and inexpensive treats.
10 percent off every day
12501 N. Division & 9998 N. Newport Highway
Hours vary based on location and dining option
Both the Wandermere and North Point Pizza Hut locations are offering 10 percent discounts on all purchases by students and faculty. Pizza Hut also offers take-out and delivery.
Pleasant Blends Coffee and Tea House
- 10 percent off every day
- 9417 N. Newport Highway
- Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you are looking for a off-campus place to study or get some delicious coffee, Pleasant Blends Coffee and Tea House, an easy five-minute drive from campus, offers a 10 percent student discount. With a cozy atmosphere and tasty food to go with coffee, Pleasant Blends may be the perfect place to get away from the craziness of campus life. The calming atmosphere invites us to take a seat, and catch up on last week’s homework. The cafe also has free Wi-Fi and outdoor seating.
“I think [students] deserve it. They’ve worked hard for it,” owner Louise Ramos said.
The Perfect Start
- $1 off Wednesdays
- 10505 N. Division
- Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Another short commute from campus along Division, The Perfect Start hosts “Whitworth Wednesdays,” when all Whitworth students and faculty receive $1 off their orders.
“[Discounts] bring in more people,” owner Krista Spanos said. “I know that students are usually on a budget, so it helps them out and it helps me out at the same time.”
- 10 percent off on weekdays, 2 p.m. to closing
- 3223 E. 57th Ave.
- Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lastly, for those students who may live in South Spokane, farther from campus, Revel 77 Coffee is a hip new coffee shop located on the South Hill. This cafe offers a 10 percent student discount weekdays from 2 p.m. until closing. This locally-owned coffee shop has a unique atmosphere and free Wi-Fi.
Contact Alanna Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org