To celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, why not try some of the tasty and climate-friendly eats available on campus? You might be surprised at the variety of vegan and plant-based options on offer that are both satisfying and delicious: from hearty grain and veggie bowls to plant-based "meat" burgers, we've rounded up a few of our faves that are sure to please even the the most devout carnivores.
Feast on the complex flavours of Pacific Poké's Veggie Bowl: marinated tofu and oyster mushrooms, ginger soaked jicama and red beets with basil, avocado nori - all served on your choice of rice or salad and topped off with a sesame miso dressing! Very filling, so bring your appetite. Available at Pacific Poké Life and Computer Science.
TMRW Mushroom Crunch Burger
The dining hall at Gather is home to many tasty plant-based options, but one of our faves is the TMRW Mushroom Crunch Burger. Featuring the innovative plant protein burger from TMRW Foods, along with pickled cucumber, jalapeño cilantro slaw, and potato chip-battered oyster mushrooms, trust us when we say you will not miss the beef.
The Southwest Bowl
An OG vegan favourite since Open Kitchen opened its doors in 2016, the Southwest Bowl is a satisfying blend of grains, veggies and spice topped off with half an avocado. Served daily at the dining hall's Vegetarian Kitchen station - open until 9pm, 7 days a week at Orchard Commons.
Build Your Own Wraps
Porch in The Nest offers a range of house-made vegan specialties like mock Chicken Manchurian and BBQ Pulled Pork. Use them as bases to build your own bowl or wrap - plant-based comfort food at its best! Open 10:30am-3:30pm, M-F.