19 August 2011

Vegan U: University of North Texas first to open 100 percent vegan cafeteria

According to Inside Higher Ed, the University of North Texas will become the nation’s first mainstream institution of higher learning to open a cafeteria that is 100 percent vegan. Take that UCLA, PETA’s “Most Vegan-Friendly College” in 2010.

The university, located in Denton, decided to open the strictly vegan eatery because of demand rather than attempting to make a pro-animal rights statement but nonetheless PETA is giving North Texas a "compassionate campus” award.

Fantastic news but the most important question begs to be answered, what about the food?

Well if you have images of kale shakes, salads and tofu-a-plenty as the only options available at the new plant-based fare filled cafeteria you would be mistaken.

University officials claim that menu selections like “pizza, vegetable sushi, a panini bar and a variety of Middle Eastern sauces” will keep hungry college students coming back for more.

TDIV applauds the University of North Texas and we hope the “Mean Green” have started a trend that will sweep the nation.

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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