Welcome to UNT 101, a weekly series to prepare you to hit the ground running for your new life at UNT. We've interviewed Eagle Ambassadors (read: UNT aficionados) about everything from the best places to study to the best music venues in town. Let their answers be your guide to joining the Mean Green family.

There's no place in the world quite like Denton, and the city's eclectic dining options are reflective of its personality. Check out some of the Ambassadors' favorite places to eat around town:

Verts building exterior


Located off Loop 288 near the Golden Triangle Mall, Verts offers a taste of the Mediterranean with fresh pitas, rice bowls, and quinoa bowls.

Recommended by:

  • Sam

Oldwest Cafe exterior

Oldwest Cafe

Just three miles south of campus on I-35E, Oldwest Café offers cowboy-themed fare with names like the Iron Horse, the Trail Boss, and the Cattle Baron.

Recommended by:

  • Misaki

Rusty Taco building

Rusty Taco

Of course, it wouldn't be Texas if we didn't also have a taco recommendation. Rusty Taco serves fresh street tacos a couple of blocks east of the Square on Hickory.

Recommended by:

  • Tori