Going to college is a big step in the life of a teenager. Having to make new friends, roommates, professors, starting classes, finding a job and all those rapid changes for freshmen. However, the biggest adaptation students are demanded is the food. Most people have to leave their home food traditions in their first year at the University of Missouri, and have their meals at the dining halls, where the variety of food is not great. The hunt for the best restaurants in Columbia starts after your first months at school, where you can get those nostalgic, idyllic, traditional and tasteful meals. Searching for something that gives you pleasures that you had before is what everyone wants. This is a personal essay on how college students search for their idyllic food in Columbia, Missouri.