So many choices
An array of hot dishes let students first eat with their eyes then determine a unique flavor combo for their meal.
Platters and skillets
The setup looks fresh, bountiful and homespun, with family-style platters interspersed with hot skillets on the buffet.
Putting together a meal with a choice of components makes buffets a here-to-stay lunch style. Soup and salad specials include soup, salad and fresh bread for $7.75 with an added beverage for $8.75.
Build-your-own lunch combo
Lunch specials can include one entrée (like this to 17-hour smoked brisket), two vegetables and one fresh bread item for $7.75 and add a beverage for $8.75. Customers can use cash, credit cards, flex money and declining balance at Avesta.
Fresh and green
And there’s plenty of greenery at Avesta as well. The salad bar puts an emphasis on minimum waste, offering local veggies and sharing resources with UNT’s Mean Greens Dining Hall, which has been a pioneer in plant-based campus dining since way back in 2011.
Entrees with a big range of flavor
Rotating entrees and daily specials mean there’s always something new at the buffet, from roast turkey with scratch-made gravy barbecue chicken with honey chipotle, all ready to be paired with a choice of mix-and-match side dishes.
Sides are a prize
Sides often have a Southern flavor, like mac ‘n cheese, stir-fried greens, toasted barley with seasonal veggies and white beans with wilted greens, shown here.
Green isn’t just the school color…it’s also a delicious side
Slow-simmered greens are another down-home side dish offered at Avesta.
Simple and fresh
Veggie dishes like this highlight nature’s best ingredients, especially as winter months of comfort food give way to lighter, brighter tastes.
The world’s most interesting chicken
Starting with ubiquitous protein poultry, Avesta changes things up with ingredients and techniques. From local Texan favorites like King Ranch chicken casserole to piri piri chicken from West Africa to Cambodian chicken samla and chicken mojito (pictured), the chicken game here is on point.
Chicken tinga taquitos
This crispy snack is yet another variation with chicken.
Salmon’s strong flavor can stand up to the boldest teriyaki glaze, barbecue sauce or an orange-rosemary glaze, shown here. In addition, salmon is cold-smoked in house.
Chef’s choice dessert
Desserts change daily with temptations like this crème brulee.