Best schools for veg*ns
Of course, they didn't take into account the relative ease or difficulty in being veg*n and eating OFF-campus (Berkeley would be easy peasy-- think about the restaurants!-- and University of Idaho, too, because of the dazzlingly complete and accomodating Moscow Food Co-op--as I remember it, anyway), but it's still interesting, good stuff!
thanks for sharing that link, ducky! it was interesting, though somewhat predictable. didn't see any of my midwest neighbors on there. :D ah well... it is getting better around here, and i'll never starve in our cafeterias anyway.
there are some great spots in berkeley that i frequent even though it's about a 30 minute drive from my house. mostly because that's where the closest whole foods is
MizzouKitten, Iowa State (where I work) was nominated, but didn't make the final cut.
Oh really? Wow, maybe us cattle-pushers can make a mean vegan chili afterall... at least, that's about the only really tasty entree we have here. Actually, they have a good moroccan stew, but they put too many raisins in it last time... anyway, at least they're trying. And we have both fresh and fried tofu and hummus on the salad bar everyday.
The University of Guelph is a fabulous school for vegans, for many reasons:
1) Some residences have kitchens so you do not need to buy the meail plan and can cook for yourself.
2) A farmers' market and 3 grocery stores are near campus.
3) 2 vegan and 1 vegetarian restaurants within 5 minutes of campus. (Cafe Aquarius, WOW, Cornerstone)
4) Vegan options at every food place on campus (different breads, soymilk, vegan gravy, etc).
5) There are 2 "Nature's Best" vegetarian counters in the cafeterias, serving great veggie dishes like lentils with apricots, bean burritos, etc.
6) All the events during Frosh and the school year offer vegan alternatives. The Frosh guide even specifies this with a little symbol.
University at Albany (SUNY) has a dining hall that has veggie meals and a "vegan corner". I don't live/eat on campus really, but if I do get something the campus center has many food places, most of which do have good (marked) vegan options. They have even been trying to improve veggie meals for students, I saw some flyer looking for people. Much of a change from my undergrad, which had soymilk (I wasn't vegan at the time).
this makes me sad. i go to notre dame, which serves veal and refuses to consider cage-free eggs (even after numerous petitions). laaaame.
eww, veal? sad. most schools won't feed their students anything that expensive, so that's kind of surprising. (though i suppose it IS Yale.) even when I was a hardcore midwestern carnivore, I never cared for veal... couldn't get past the image of little boxed-up calves...
your note reminded me, our school did just introduce cage-free eggs. At least, the ones they use as hard-boiled eggs are cage-free. However, I'm kind of weary of this supposed transition, because they're really, REALLY into omelets and scrambled eggs. They pretty much fix them by the truckload, so there's a good chance they go with the cheaper eggs for that kind of thing. But maybe not; i know A.L.L. has been working with the Campus Dining Services, so they may well have scared them into replacing all the eggs... :P I don't eat them myself, but I suppose cage-free is definitely a positive step for the college.
Now, with that recent improvement, what are the chances I can convince them to put sea vegetables on the salad bar? :D :D :D
I can't speak for the other 4, but McMaster has NOOOO place on that list! It does have a new vegan place on campus, but that is one place. It is in jeopardy of closing right now. I have eaten at MAC on several occasions (my sister goes there, lived on a mealplan in first year) and when I visited I had to eat a veggie burger with processed vegetables on a yellow bun. That was the best I found. Stay away if vegan! Or live in a residence that has a kitchen and does not require a meal plan.
I will say it again, University of Guelph is so great for vegans. (and an amazing school/campus/city)
I don't go to Bastyr University in Seattle BUT they ONLY serve vegetarian food, almost all vegan from what I can see of their menu! I don't think there is an other school like that that I know of.
bastyr is a natural health school, so it makes sense! i checked out their webpage (being a seattle transplant and all) and it looks really cool if you are interested in going into health sciences with emp on natural health