Top 6 Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Colleges
As more students start to go meat-free across the nation, colleges and universities have responded by increasing their dining options to accommodate more students. Here we’ll examine the top 6 colleges and universities who cater to vegetarian and vegan diets.
UC San Diego recently opened Roots!, which is a totally vegan kiosk on campus. They serve a variety of wraps and sandwiches, including El Capitan, which includes Italian tomato sausage, sautéed onions, peppers, and vegan mozzarella. One of the campus markets also has 12 vegan salads and sandwiches available this year.
Wesleyan University’s dining hall chefs have mastered the art of making vegan desserts taste just as delicious as regular desserts. Also in the dining halls are tasty options like vegan fettuccini Alfredo and Mongolian seitan with wild rice salad.
Cornell offers two vegetarian/vegan-friendly cafés on campus: Va-Va Vegan Bar and One World Café. Some choices include African Peanut Stew, a vegan Reuben, or even vegan black-cocoa cake with vegan ganache.
Oberlin offers its students may vegetarian and vegan options. In fact, half of the items served are vegetarian or vegan. Popular options include sweet potato cakes, seitan pepper steak, wheat berry black bean stew, and vegan pumpkin cookies.
University of North Texas did something unprecedented last year by opening the country’s first all-vegan dining hall. Mean Greens offers a variety of options for students who are vegetarian or vegan, including vegetarian sushi, vegan pancakes, biscuits and gravy. They also serve vegan soft-serve ice-cream.
Warren Wilson College features a vegan option at each dining hall and also has an all-vegan café. Chefs create Southern cuisine like vegan macaroni and cheese, barbeque tofu and coleslaw, and pineapple upside-down cake.
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