The University of Florida has come in at #10 in a rating of most vegetarian-friendly colleges. So Florida Gators a top-ranked in now another category. Peta2, the younger division of PETA, conducted a poll of college-age Americans and Canadians to discover which colleges would a vegetarian or vegan fit in.
Here is the result of their polling:
#1 Indiana University-Bloomington
Newspaper and television stations all over the Midwest were buzzing about IU’s options like Sesame Noodle & Pea Pod Casserole, Vegan Garden Burger, and Hot Cakes. All IU’s vegetarian and vegan options are clearly marked and always delicious.
#2 Humboldt State University
This Cal State school features options like Vegan Stuffed Green Pepper, Sautéed Portabella Over Polenta, and even Soy Yogurt. Students there tell us they are absolutely overjoyed with their vegetarian options.
#3 University of Puget Sound
UPS certainly delivers. Featuring options like Vegan Cheeseburger, Vegan Biscuits & Gravy, Vegan Field Roast Sloppy Joe, and more, the vegan options at this school could convert even the most die-hard meat-eater.
#4 Yale University
What can we say? Smart people eat healthy food. Yale’s options include BBQ Vegan Ribs, Chef’s Choice Vegan Pizza, Vegan Enchiladas, and a phenomenal list of other rotating options.
#5 SUNY Purchase
Some of our peta2 Street Team members tipped us off to the all-vegetarian Terra Ve café on campus. We found out the school serves meals such as Tofu Marsala, Tempeh Cacciatore, and Tabouli & Tomato Salad With Tofu.
#6 Oberlin College
It’s in the middle of Ohio, but estimates put the vegetarian population of the school at about 40 percent. Meat-eaters, watch your back! With Southwest Vegetable Paella, Mexican-Style Lentil Bake, Teriyaki Tofu With Pineapple, and many more options, there’s no reason to eat animals.
#7 New York University
Not only does NYU have the benefit of being close to many of the nation’s best vegetarian restaurants, it also promotes Weekly Vegetarian Nights and Monthly All Vegan Meals. On top of that, regular goodies such as Risotto With Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Sweet and Sour Tofu, and Caribbean Baked Beans are always just a dining hall away.
#8 University of California-Berkeley
It makes sense that a school integral to the protest movements of the ’60s would continue the legacy by standing up to corporate meat mongers. Students’ brains are fueled by Tofu Scramble, Vegan Meatloaf, and Hazelnut Cutlets, among other fabulous foods.
#9 University of Pennsylvania
It sounds more like a gourmet restaurant than a university, but UPenn gets it done with Fettuccine With Vegan Tomato Artichoke Alfredo, Crispy Fried Tofu With Pineapple Chutney, and Vegan Carrot Cake With Tofutti Cream Cheese Icing.
#10 University of Florida
Considering this school has one of the most active animal rights groups in the country, Animal Activists of Alachua, it’s no surprise it made the list. Daily vegan options in the “Vegan Corner’s” rotation include Tofu Creole, BBQ Boca Burger, and Thai Peanut Noodles.
#1 McMaster University
Shout outs to Bridges Vegetarian Deli for promoting its options and shooting McMaster to first place. Then again, if I went to a school where I could chomp on Soy “Beef” and Mushroom Sandwiches, Grilled Portobello Burgers, and Vegetable Lo Mein, I would be pretty psyched too.
#2 University of Victoria
Village Greens on campus has all-vegetarian entrées that seem to have students eating up a storm. Students can have anything from sushi to veggie burgers to tofu noodle stir-fries.
#3 University of Waterloo
UW has vegetarian chili, tofu veggie stir-fry, grilled tofu steak, and tons more options to satisfy even the hungriest students. Sounds yummy.
#4 Simon Fraser University
If I knew I could get Vegetarian Sloppy Joes, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos, and Veggie Kabobs at college, my Freshman 15 would be more like the Freshman 150.
#5 Mount Allison University
This school has a clearly marked vegan/vegetarian section of the menu and really great options like Baba Ganoush Pita, Plantains, and Marinated Tofu.