Vegan and Vegetarian Dining

Vegan and Vegetarian Dining

Geneseo is home away from home to a diverse student population, among which many choose a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Geneseo offers vegan and vegetarian dining options that are similar to items you would eat at home or at a restaurant. You will find a variety of healthy plant-based protein options, including tofu, edamame, beans and lentils, quinoa, oatmeal, chickpeas, hummus, portabella mushrooms, flax and chia seeds, and more.

Many restaurants & cafés on campus offer build-your-own options that are highly customizable, allowing students to create a variety of delicious vegan or vegetarian meals. These stations include, but are not limited to, pasta, salads, rice noodle bowls, sandwiches, and grill items. We also have a dedicated vegan station in Red Jacket Dining Complex called Roots, and a vegan/vegetarian station in Letchworth Dining Complex called Arugula.

On all of our menus, vegan items are designated with the letters "VG", and vegetarian items are designated with the letters "VT". Dining menus vary daily and can be viewed online.

Heart-healthy fats, whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables are all integral parts of a well-balanced diet. A healthy vegetarian or vegan diet should be based primarily on whole, unprocessed foods to satisfy most nutrient requirements. A vegan or vegetarian diet that is high in fruits and vegetables may even prevent chronic illness. If you are concerned about meeting your nutrient requirements as a vegan or vegetarian, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with the Nutrition & Wellness Manager.

Nutrition Resources

Dietary Needs


Contact Info

Heather Carrera, DCN, MS, CNS, CDN
Nutrition & Wellness Manager
Phone: 585.245.5569