In a word: Best of the Batch.
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JM ate the mac and cheese with a fountain drink.
Nichole ate the turkey BLT with red potatoes.
The bill was $15, or $7.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Harvest Grains a B; Nichole gave Harvest Grains a B+ (see our grading rubric).
Harvest Grains, located in a crowded-and-quiet-finals-week Union South, has the highest quality food of any of the places in that building we've tried. The bread is almost all from Batch Bakehouse; the menu boasts straight up four salads, each distinct, but well assembled in the abstract.
The counter service is that: UW counter service. Doe-eyed and a little too earnest college students try to answer questions and correctly ring up the orders. Everything in our order came out just fine.
While the turkey on Nichole's sandwich was, at best, food service quality, everything clocked in at OK or better. There were plenty of greens on this sandwich and that made for a pleasant and satisfying crunch under the toasted bread. Nichole would try almost any sandwich on the board from the peanut butter-banana through the hummus and up to the faux banh mi. Especially since the red potatoes that accompanied the meal were nice.
The smoked paprika in JM's mac & cheese made it more like a Big Mac & cheese without the hamburger, obviously. The portion was decent as well, serving to fill him up. JM is a little concerned about fountain drinks that are behind the counter as those tend to lead to refill upcharge, which he was too shy to ask about.
Nichole would likely pick Harvest Grains at Union South, while JM would waffle between here and the Sett. For students looking for a thoughtful alternative to Subway, it is probably a blessing in plain sight.