Vegan & Vegetarian Options on the Indiana University Campus

Last Updated: 2014-03-25 21:16:59 EST

We are currently working on updating our guide to vegetarian options on the Indiana University Bloomington campus! This is an ongoing process. Please add suggestions for this page on our Campus Vegan/Vegetarian Options document on Facebook or e-mail them to vegiu@indiana.edu and we will add those suggestions to this page.

You can also check out IU Residential Programs and Services's Net Nutrition website to filter campus locations for meatless, dairy-free, egg-free, and fish-free options.

In General

Soups on campus - At campus cafes, McNutt, and the food courts, they offer Campbell’s soups. The Tomato Basil Bisque and Golden Broccoli Cheese are vegetarian, and the Garden Vegetable is the only one that is vegan.

C Stores - Amy’s® microwavable vegan(soy mac & cheese, black bean)  and vegetarian meals are available in all convenience stores. McNutt and Wright stores have vegan cheese (looks like pkg. of Kraft singles, only vegan singles).

Bagels- Bakehouse bagels offered in food courts and cafes contain mono-diglycerides which can come from plant or animal based sources, not confirmed in this case. The plain and cinnamon raisin bagels are vegan (the others contain honey).


Edmondson Dining Room at Collins

Every meal has several vegetarian options and most have vegan options (ex.Tofu French Toast, Vegan Mac & Cheese, Tofu Stroganoff, Vegan Citrus Beef). This is one of the best campus dining locations to find vegan food, and with variety! Collins also offers desserts such as vegan crisp (apple, cherry, and peach), vegan cookies (peanut butter and sugar), brownies made with tofu, and vegan apple crumb pie, 2-3 times each week.

Their hours are Monday-Thursday 10:30am -2pm & 5-7pm, Friday 10:30-2pm, Sunday 11am-2pm

(all you care to eat for one price)

Check Edmondson's daily menus webpage, which specifically marks what's vegetarian and what's vegan - though check again inside on the line cards above the food and/or ask an RPS worker, because sometimes this changes.


Gresham Food Court at Foster

Dark greens and lots of veggies (brocolli, cauliflower, tomatoes, onions, and more) on salad bar; olive oil and vinegar available instead of dressing.

Plain baked potatoes are offered every day.

Classic Comforts/Eat Right - Offers vegan entrees such as Penne in Salsa Forte, Bayou Beans & Rice, Sesame Noodles with Pea Pods, Spaghetti & Lentils or marinara, and Brown Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash (one is offered at least once a wk).

Pacific Rim - Great place for a filling vegan entree! Stir fry with lots of veggie options and can order tofu as a substitute for meat. The Chile Garlic, Sesame, Teriyaki, and Sweet & Sour sauces do not contain animal products. (confirmed by RPS) Stir fry can also be requested without sauce.

Sushi-The vegetable roll is the only vegetarian option.

Bueno -

The Hard Taco Shell, Refried Beans, Salsa, Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, & Olives are vegan. The tortillas contain no animal shortening, but do contain mono- and diglycerides. Any item can be made vegetarian by substituting beans for meat. If you are vegan, request no cheese or sour cream. The guacamole, salsas, rices, and beans are all vegan. Naked burritos or bean tacos, if ordered without cheese, are good vegan choices.

Salads with hummus are great! But, vegans, the pita has milk in it.

Offers a breakfast bar (where salad bar usually is) M-F from 7-10am. Low fat homemade granola is offered, but it is sweetened w/honey. Applesauce, melon, grapes, dried fruit, nuts, and hot cereal such as oatmeal or cream of wheat are also available and it’s priced by weight.


Hoosier Cafe & Store at McNutt

Sliced loaves of wheat bread (NOT vegan oat bread) have no animal products except for honey


Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

Baja Fresh - black beans are vegetarian. Try ordering the "chicken taco" with black beans instead of meat. You can also order a build-your-own veggie burrito.

Burger King - BK Veggie (the patty is vegan if they microwave instead of grill it. Bread & mayo are probably only vegetarian)

Charleston Market - There is a vegetarian entrée option that changes every day.

Cyclone Salad - Build your own salad bar. Lots of vegan options.

Dunn Meadow Cafe - vegan wraps, expansive salad bar.

Sakura Sushi - Vegetarian sushi rolls. Their Grilled Tofu Bowl has egg in it. Can someone check on everything else?

Grab & Go Stuff - vegan granola/fruit/oat bars, vegan cereals, soymilk, and Odwalla drinks.

Freshens - several vegetarian smoothie options. We think that the Mangosteen Energy & Acai *might* be vegan as we think that they have no yogurt base. (Trying to confirm.)

Tudor Room - vegan soup, salad bar, occasionally an entree. Usually 1 vegetarian entree. Lots of seasoned vegetables each day. Menu changes daily on their website. Prices are less if you go after 1pm or only order the salad bar.


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El Bistro - burritos (vegetarian) - Someone check about vegan status? [Pretty sure it's vegan if you don't get Mexican rice and there's no sour cream] You can ask for the vegetarian sandwich without cheese to make it vegan

Hoosier Cafe - Offers a breakfast bar (where salad bar usually is) M-F from 7-10am. Low fat homemade granola is offered, but it is sweetened w/honey. Applesauce, melon, grapes, dried fruit, nuts, and hot cereal such as oatmeal or cream of wheat are also available and it’s priced by weight.

Traditional - Their online menu identifies daily vegetarian/vegan options. Their Eat Right concept is offered M-F. There is no specific rotation of vegan or vegetarian items, but has occasionally has vegan items like whole wheat penne, tofu stuffed peppers, tofu stroganoff, & black bean tostadas.


Union Street Cafe & Market

Vegan options - Soy Milk, variety of all-natural juices, Soy-based products, Produce / Organic and Whole-Food Products, pre-packaged challah bread. Hoosier Oat bread is mislabled. It is not vegan. The market's balasamic black bean sandwich is vegan.

Vegetarian - sandwiches, daily vegetarian soups, BBQ Tofu Sandwich (someone check on vegan status?). The market's cheese trifecta, Greek, cabo, and BBQ tofu sandwiches are vegetarian.


Wells Library Cyber Cafe (Food Court in Basement)

Grab and Go - Odwalla juices

Cyber Deli - Hummus & Tabbouleh, Grilled Vegetable, Garden Pesto, Muffuletta, Falafel, Fresh Veggies, Fresh Made Salad

Pizza Hut - Vegetarian options include veggie pizza and cheese pizza


Wilkie C Store and Deli

Breads- Challah bread are vegan. Hoosier Oat bread is mislabled. It is not vegan. Sliced loaves of wheat bread (NOT vegan oat bread) have no animal products except for honey

Many Amy's brand vegetarian/vegan frozen food options


Wright Food Court

Classic Comforts - sometimes offers a Penne in Salsa Forte, Bayou Bean & Rice, Sesame Noodles with Pea Pods, Spaghetti & Lentils or marinara, and Brown Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash are some of the vegan entrees (one is offered at least once a wk).

Flamingo's Grill - offers a vegan gardenburger, but the bread is not vegan.

Pacific Rim - The Chile Garlic, Sesame, Teriyaki, and Sweet & Sour sauces at Pacific Rim at Wright and Gresham (wok) do not contain animal products. Offers tofu as a substitute for meat. Most of their sauces are vegan, but a few are not (a couple have fish oil). The stir fry is a no go.

Offers a breakfast bar (where salad bar usually is) M-F from 7-10am. Low fat homemade granola is offered, but it is sweetened w/honey. Applesauce, melon, grapes, dried fruit, nuts, and hot cereal such as oatmeal or cream of wheat are also available and it’s priced by weight.


Food Kiosks

Ballantine Hall - a specialty sandwich made from Scholars Inn Bakehouse bread which is all vegan except the jalapeno cheddar, can get a made-to-order sandwhich with just veggies. The sourdough bread is vegan.

Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) - Vegan Tempeh Sandwiches (Does contain honey if you don't eat that. Everything else is vegan), Tofu Breakfast Wrap (contains cheese), Tofu Sandwiches, Pre-Packaged Tofu

 


Eigenmann

The grill offers a vegan garden burger, but the bread is not vegan. Made to order pancakes, and omelets available daily all day (egg white or regular). For vegetarians, there is cheese pizza and the deli offers hummus wraps, veggie toppings, grilled cheese, and cheese paninis. Fresh fruit, individual soymilks, frozen vegetarian meals, pre-made salads, fruit and veggie cups offered in C-store.

 

Disclaimer: This list is put together by a group of students and may not be consistently 100% accurate. (It is dependent on each person’s individual knowledge, the employee whom they asked, et cetera). If you notice something on this list that is labeled incorrectly or should be added, please inform us by e-mailing us so we can update it.