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Vegetarian/Vegan Food at Baylor Dining Halls in Waco, Texas

Posted on June 15, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

By Anna Lam

Baylor University has been gradually improving and expanding its menu options for vegetarians. Once left having to choose between the salad bar or French fries, vegetarian students now actually have a vegetarian station at the Penland Crossroads dining hall dedicated to making exclusively vegetarian (and most of the time, vegan) food. This is a useful and timely feature of on-campus dining, since more and more college students are reporting the importance of having vegetarian menu items, according to a 2004 study by ARAMARK, the food service Baylor has partnered with for on-campus dining.

Students can find various vegetarian or vegan menu items at other stations as well. The dining hall staff display signs with the menus for each station and indicate if food items are vegetarian or vegan. Otherwise students can also visit the Baylor Dining Services website at to read the menus online, where items are also marked as either vegetarian, vegan, or both. Additionally, there are a few eateries on campus from which students can purchase vegan food from including Freshii, Which Wich, and Starbucks.

To be sure, there is also always a representative for vegetarian students on the Student Dining Hall Advisory Board. This ensures Baylor has an ear for feedback from vegetarian students and can respond as appropriate, as Baylor can always work towards expanding the variety offered to its vegetarian student population.

For a sample of vegan options at other colleges, see

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