Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
OP-T2-4: Vegan Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Therese O'Connor
Mgr, Training & Development
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Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options during every meal?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program:

One of Cornell Dining’s top priorities is to offer vegan and vegetarian entrees, sides, soups, and grab-n-go items in all of its dining locations. At each of the ten All You Care to Eat locations, it is a standard to offer a complete protein vegetarian or vegan entrée and side at the hot traditional station. Some examples of the vegan options include sweet potato cashew patties, tofu and broccoli stir fry, tempeh scaloppini, and quinoa stuffed peppers. In addition to the hot traditional stations at the AYCTE locations, there is always a vegan or vegetarian soup, and vegan options at the salad bar, grill, and deli including hummus, grilled portobello mushroom, and tomato masala soup.

Cornell Dining also has over 20 retail locations. Each location boasts a different vegan item on the menu. Additionally, Cornell Dining has one retail location, One World Café, where the entire menu is vegetarian or vegan options. Examples of vegan options sold at retail operations include: Suzie’s Reuben (a vegan sandwich made with vegan cheese and locally produced seitan), the Atrium Vegetable Wrap and Poblano Small Planet Burger.

Cornell Dining also offers a number of healthy "grain bars" which over a wide variety of whole grains and legumes. At Jansen’s Market, one of Cornell Dining’s convenience stores, a Peanut Butter Sandwich Bar is featured. Customers can make their own sandwich with fresh peanut butter, ground on site, with various "toppings" and whole grain bread.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Cornell Dining was voted the #2 vegan-friendly campus in the US in 2012-13 via PETA's annual vegan campaign.

Cornell was voted #6 of the "Vegan-friendly" universities in 2011-12.

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