You’ve heard about the pub crawl, but what about a grub crawl? With hundreds of thousands of freshers due to flock to their new homes this September, Deliveroo is launching The Grub Crawl: free foodie tours across Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol and our very own Manchester, to help students make new mates while grabbing a bite to eat.
Arriving in Manchester on October 2 and 3, just in time for Freshers Week, the free ‘Amsterdam-style’ pedal bike tour will give groups of students an unforgettable foodie experience. With the Grub Crawl headed up by experienced and local student reps, participants will get a tailored ‘taste’ of Manchester.
Visiting four of its hottest local food spots handpicked by Deliveroo, students will also get to see the local Manchester sights and get to know each other over delicious dishes – all for free, with restaurants including Almost Famous and Yum Cha in Manchester.
Created to celebrate the launch of Deliveroo Students, a new offering available exclusively to students, The Grub Crawl is set to be this year’s ultimate Freshers Week activity. The tours are designed to encourage students to bond whilst discovering their new city, after data from Deliveroo revealed making friends is the top concern for this year’s freshers (31%).
Food is an integral part of the university experience, so much so that 9 out of 10 (90%) of first-year students said ordering food and eating together is a great way to connect with new people. After joining clubs and societies (57%), exploring local restaurants and takeaways (55%) is one of the top activities freshers are most looking forward to, followed by attending the Freshers’ Fair (55%) and discovering local nightlife (54%).
Away from their parents’ kitchens, further research found pizza (62%), burgers (51%) and fried chicken (37%) are the most popular dishes that freshers and new university students will opt for while ordering a takeaway with friends at university. The five most popular cuisines are: Italian (57%), Chinese (55%), Indian (49%), British (38%), Japanese (22%).
To bag a spot on the Deliveroo Students Grub Crawl, freshers need to sign up for Deliveroo Students here, where they can enjoy a host of benefits and loads more.