WashU is known for it’s ~fine dining,~ but no matter where you are, eating animal-free is extremely difficult to master.
So here are my top 10 – somewhat healthy – vegetarian options on WashU’s campus.
- Stir Fry Stations: Stirfry can be found at BD as well as the Village on North Campus. Either way, my favorite option here is a bowl of white rice with whatever steamed vegetables I’m fancying that day. Although the different sauce options are great, I prefer going for the classic downpour of soy sauce onto my bowl.
- Global Station at BD: I genuinely feel that this station is not hyped up to the point that it should be. Unlike most stations, there are different options every day and I always feel like I’m truly filling my appetite with the array of lentils, chickpeas, and potatoes served. This is probably my go-to option every day of the week.
- Kosher Options: Kosher options can be found all over campus, including the Kosher station in the back corner of BD. Compared to other options, I often feel that the kosher meals are gourmet compared to the usual half and half (half fries, half chicken tenders). They have options like stuffed peppers and falafel that feed the soul.
- Paws To Go: Every vegetarian knows the value of a good salad. Paws always has a full salad bar with options including your salad basics, roasted vegetables, and proteins like beans, eggs, and quinoa. They also switch out the dressings so there’s always the chance to be a little dangerous.
- Jamba Juice: This classic chain is located in Cafe Bergeson. Although the options are limited, the little taste of summer in the freezing cold really can make a dull day colorful. If you’re looking for a recommendation, I usually go for the Strawberry Whirl and it never disappoints
- Subway: I was never really a sandwich kinda girl, until realizing that they are quick, portable, and tasty. Mallinckrodt’s one and only dining option is Subway. Many don’t know, including me up until a few months ago, that Subway actually has a veggie patty?? And it’s good??
- Einstein’s: Avocado toast. I repeat, avocado toast ON A BAGEL. There is actually nothing better than that.
- Stanley’s: This guy is a hidden gem housed in Lopata Hall. Not only do their parsley tofu and avocado spread really hit the spot, but all the workers are super friendly! They make sure to remember you by both name and order.
- Grounds for Change: Although it’s a bit of a hike, Hillman hall’s cafe has it all. Along with their Zza counter, Grounds for Change offers sweet potato burritos and fresh squeezed orange juice. So. They basically have anything you could ever want.
- Ibby’s: And of course, Ibby’s. The 5-star dining experience in our very own backyard actually boasts some really great animal-free products AND you can get them using meal points. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely a place that should be on the top of your list.