While I am not a vegan, I am gluten-free and I find the options are pretty good, definitely improving. We were voted as one of the most vegan friendly schools by PETA for several years in a row and it seems that the vegan students are generally pretty happy. You can check out the menu for this week here if you want a sampling of what is being served.
The dining hall makes every effort to make sure that we are happy and we have a board were we can submit “napkin notes” of food we want, like, ideas, etc. So if you find you are unhappy with the options, leave a note!
As someone with Celiac Disease I would say that gluten-free options in the dining hall are improving. When I first got here last year, it was rough, but now we have a new chef who is really responsive to my needs and not to mention an AWESOME dining hall staff who hook me up with all sorts of GF stuff. We now have Udi’s bread, granola, muffins, buns, pasta and pizza etc. Occasionally they will even have a GF dessert, so things are definitely looking up. As far as the other diets go I have a lot of friends who are vegetarian who report that they can find what they need and I don’t know the exact statistic but we were mentioned as one of the most vegan friendly schools by PETA. The dining hall also accommodates religious restrictions as well. In general, because our community is so small the dining hall can be responsive to our needs and they try to accommodate us the best they can.
Just overwhelmed with joy that my favorite Bennington meal was served at lunch today! So I thought I’d share the joy with folks via the blog. Bennington falafel lunch is the best, totally delicious. They set up a little make-your-own bar with pita, lettuce, tomato, tahini and of course FALAFEL!
I ate so many, that I didn’t have room for Pasta Night that night!
Next time I’ll take some pictures of the golden-brown deliciousness that is Falafel Lunch! (if I don’t eat the falafel too quickly)