The 5 Best Vegan Dishes At SU Dining Halls

Ever wondered what “Mac ‘n Cheeseless” tastes like? Too nervous to try stir-fry without chicken? Each dining hall has unique vegan and vegetarian options for those days when beef stew doesn’t look too appetizing, and there’s a good reason to try them.

Vegan diets can actually conserve water because the production of meat requires more water than plant-based foods. According to National Geographic, “On average, a vegan, a person who doesn’t eat meat or dairy, indirectly consumes nearly 600 gallons of water per day less than a person who eats the average American diet.” Reduce your water footprint by trying these vegan-approved dishes at the dining hall.

Mac n cheeseless

1. Mac ‘N Cheeseless

Where to get it? Sadler.

This dish varies in quality depending on the dining hall (it’s best at Sadler!), but it’s always a delish dairy-free choice that won’t make you feel bloated like regular mac and cheese. The creamy cheese alternative with the crunchy breadcrumb topping will have you thinking that veganism might not be too hard.

Veggie Burger copy

2. Veggie Burgers

Where to get it? Anywhere.

Alright, admit it—you’ve always wanted to try one of these things. Veggie burgers are wonderful because they don’t taste like fake meat, and they are super filling. Treat them like any burger and slap one on a bun with ketchup, pickles, lettuce, etc.

Jump 2

3. Jump Asian Express

Where to get it? Ernie or Goldstein.

Jump is an awesome station in the cafeteria to get quick, tasty, vegan stir-fry without venturing too far out of your comfort zone. Grab all the veggies you’d like (bonus points for tofu) and have them cooked with your favorite sauce. Teriyaki, General Tso’s, Thai chili garlic, and sweet and sour are all vegan.

Vegan pizza copy

4. Vegan Pizza

Where to get it? Sadler.

There aren’t enough words to describe the joys of vegan pizza—endless slices with no grease or questionable sausages. This, to my knowledge, can only be found at Sadler, and is amazing with a little added olive oil and garlic powder. Sometimes they even throw some Daiya vegan cheese on it. Honestly, it’s worth the walk to Sadler.

Vegan icecream

5. Tofutti Ice Cream Sandwiches

Where to get it? Sadler.

These mini, dairy-free ice cream sandwiches are a vegan’s dream come true. The tiny treat comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors (but the chocolate is the best). Keep your eye out for these the next time you wind up near Sadler.


3 thoughts on “The 5 Best Vegan Dishes At SU Dining Halls

  1. I am happy to top the vegan pizza with Daiya at your request! It only takes 8 minutes to cook. (I am happy to top a vegan pizza however you would like during my shift) If ever you have a specific Vegan request, just let us know and we will do our best to honor it! 🙂
    Thank you for your kind review! Kristin Neri, Sadler (Floater/Pizza Maker)

    1. Wow, I had no idea that was a possibility! Thank you for letting all of us at Baked know, and thank you so much for being accommodating to the vegans on campus. I’ll be sure to do that next time I’m at Sadler! 🙂

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