Veganism is something that is very dreadful for a lot of people, myself included. I did a small research before writing this and most people I asked said that being vegan involved being stigmatized, it’s expensive and it limits your choices. That scared me a bit but hey, I was only doing this for a day so why not try it on campus. With a limited access to a kitchen and $10 in my wallet, I went on to look at a list of my choices.
Well, there is the obvious salad bar and stir fry. The pasta and sandwich stand might be a choice for some if you don’t add any protein.
This was definitely where there was the most choices but it is not very accessible to most meal plans. I have freedom so I could go wherever I wanted and ask for a dish without meat or animal by-product in it. I felt that I had the most freedom to customize in Freshens which is a place inside the Express. The menu includes different rice bowls, crepes, salads, and smoothies.
There was a salad there and different cooked veggies and carbs such as rice and pasta. There wasn’t any plant-based proteins the day I went but it was still very good.
I only investigated those three dining options but I her Ike’s is also very good. My only concern about on-campus vegan options would be for someone who has limited meal plan. I have “freedom” so I can choose to eat wherever I want but for someone who can only go to dining halls, the options might be a lot more limited and boring. There’s only so many times you can eat stir-fry.