According to a 2017 Global Data study, more than six percent of Americans now consider themselves vegan, compared to just one percent in 2014. That means roughly 20 million Americans have parted ways with animal products. The Los Angeles area is especially known for this dietary trend, with more than 80 vegan-friendly restaurants. While Chapman’s selection of food is relatively limited, vegan students on a meal plan still have many options on campus. Here are just a few of them:
Açaí Primo Bowl — Jamba Juice ($5.49)
Made with açaí, soymilk, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, coconut and granola, this bowl is loaded with nutrients. The Island Pitaya bowl is also available and dairy-free. Just ask for no honey drizzle on top.
Roasted vegetable wrap and fruit — Simply to Go (1 swipe or $12)
For days when you’re in a hurry, the caf has to-go options that meet the needs of vegans. Choose between a wrap or a salad entree, and pick fruit or chips for the sides.
Black Bean Veggie Burger — Randall Dining Commons Vegan Station (1 swipe or $14)
This item is by request, but typically available on a daily basis, in addition to the already-prepared vegan meal at the station. A vegan chicken substitute is also available by request, and sometimes dairy-free desserts are offered as well.
All available at Twelve
— ROLD GOLD Original Tiny Twists Pretzels ($2.29)
— Corn Nuts Original ($1.49)
— KIND Almond & Coconut Bar ($1.99)