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Finding vegan options on campus (especially when you don’t have a meal plan) may seem difficult, but with the right amount of patience and investigation, you’ll soon find there is a variety of deliciously vegan hidden gems available to you! I’ve been attending CNU for about a year now and have had plenty of time to investigate, so it’s high time I’ve written this article for all my fellow non-meal plan vegans on campus. Here’s a comprehensive list of vegan goodies I’ve found around campus within the past year. I hope you find it useful!

Discovery Bistro:

T.B.M. without mozzarella

Vegetable roll sushi

Original Miss Vickie’s Kettle chips

Original Lays chips

Discovery Grill:

Veggie burger without cheese

Vegetarian sub without cheese

French fries

Grab & Go Kiosks:

Vegetable sushi rolls

Pita bread/ cucumbers & hummus

Fresh fruit cup

Relish bowl (without the ranch sauce)

Skinny Pop popcorn

Utz Dirty Potato Kettle Chips: salt & vinegar, mesquite bbq, cracked pepper & sea salt

Lays Chips: Original, Barbecue

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Waffle fries

Polynesian sauce, barbecue sauce, sweet & spicy sauce


Almost all the beverages at Steins can easily be made vegan by replacing the milk with either soy, coconut, or almond milk and holding the whipped cream. So, for Steins I’m going to list the things that cannot be made vegan, since it’s a much shorter list:

White chocolate mocha

Milky Way Latte

Chai Tea Latte (just the original chai tea latte isn’t vegan, the Teavana brewed chai tea is.)

Hot Chocolate

Any Steins Milkshakes

Syrups – pumpkin spice, white mocha, and caramel brulee

Note: The only vegan foods at Steins are the plain bagel, peanut butter & jelly spreads, pita bread & hummus, grape cup, apple, cucumbers & hummus, and select chips.

*My personal favorite beverage to order at Steins is the Soy Hazelnut Latte! *

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Warwick eateries across campus:


Veggie/Tofu Homewrecker burrito

Veggie/Tofu Earmuffs bowl

Veggie/Tofu Three Amigos tacos

Veggie/Tofu Close Talker salad

Nachos & salsa/guac​

Bob-Bob Korean Grill & Kitchen:

Glass noodle bob without meat

Fried Tofu with Steam and Roasted Veggies (comes with rice)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe:

Blimey Limey

Blueberry Bliss

Chia Banana Boost with Peanut Butter

Chia Banana Boost with Strawberry

Detox Island Green

Health Nut with Pea

Health Nut with Soy

Island Green

Jetty Punch

Orange Ginger Glow

Paradise Point

Peaches n Silk

Pomegranate Plunge

Strawberry Limeade


Surprise Sunset

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Bread: Italian, Sourdough

Sauces: yellow mustard, deli brown mustard, oil & vinegar, sweet onion, fat-free Italian, subway vinigarette, buffalo


Bagels: plain, blueberry, cranberry walnut, poppyseed, sesame

Breads: black pepper focaccia, sea salt focaccia, country, rye, sesame semolina, sourdough, French baguette, hoagie roll

Salads (order without chicken and cheese): fuji apple, Greek, modern Greek, Asian sesame (without wantons), spicy thai (without wantons)

Sandwiches: Mediterranean Veggie without feta & switch to a vegan bread choice

Broth Bowls: vegan lentil quinoa bowl, soba broth bowl with edamame blend

Steel cut oatmeal with apple chips, pecan & cinnamon crunch topping

Peach & blueberry smoothie with almond milk

My fellow vegan friends, I hope this list is helpful!

Nina is a senior at Christopher Newport University pursuing her BA in English with a concentration in writing. She has a passion for writing and helping others as much as she can, and hopes to work for an organization that will help make a difference in people's lives. In her free time, Nina enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and taking long naps.