I go to a university in Australia and I was really appalled to find the limited vegan choices. One food joint only had a greek salad, but you'd have to pick the feta cheese out, so that's not really helpful. Another cafe had a big breakfast you could make vegan by leaving out the eggs - until we discovered that the mushrooms were cooked in butter. Aside from asking for just toast with peanut butter or something similar, there is nothing sustainable for vegans.
I always take my own lunch anyway, but I'm sure we've all experienced one of those days where everything goes wrong and your lunch is sitting on your kitchen counter or in the fridge. It's not comforting to know that bread is my only choice at university.
I think the best thing to do is write a letter suggesting that they look into this situation and offer vegan choices, but I'm not sure who the best person is to address this to and how it should be worded. If anyone has any similar experiences or ideas/opinions, please let me know!
Hi Jaki, there is usually a dietician at colleges and universities or you could go directly to the dining hall and ask. For seperate restaurants, you will have to go directly to the manager to ask for changes. Is there a veg group on campus that could help you? If not, maybe you can hook up with some other vegans and start asking, the more the better!
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