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Posted on October 14, 2014 by The VRG Blog Editor

When encouraging your college or other food service to offer more vegan options, you should find out what vegan items their distributors actually carry. This way you will be making practical requests that can be met. Ask the food service manager if he/she can obtain a list, which often changes.

For example, Gordon Food Service operates coast to coast in Canada, and from Michigan to Florida, with plans for further expansion. Their customers include restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, recreational and lodging establishments, and other operators who prepare meals. In 2014 vegan items offered (subject to change and availability) included:

Baked beans

Couscous cooked

Quinoa cooked

Vanilla almond milk

Dark chocolate almond milk



Cole slaw

Cucumber marinade

Pasta fettuccini

Pasta penne

Pasta spaghetti

Roasted red peppers

Cranberry orange relish

Bean medley salad

Bean mojito salad

Couscous apple wheat berry salad

Couscous with feta and mint

Pasta rotini salad

Quinoa salad

“Bacon” bits

Malibu Gardenburger

Alu Chole

Khatte Meethe Baigan


Vegetable base for soups

Creamy tomato bisque

Black bean soup

Plus fruits, vegetables, and grain items.

For a current list from Gordon Food Service, your food service can contact:

Try this Fattoush Salad (omitting the Feta Cheese) with Lemon Garlic Dressing:

For more food service ideas, go to:

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