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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 and 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 Hall called Roots, and a vegan/vegetarian station in Letchworth called Arugula. 

On all of our menus, vegan items are designated with the letters "VG" and vegetarian items are designated with the letters "VT".  Menus may 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, like any healthy diet, should be based primarily on whole, unprocessed food 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.

Commercial Kitchen Disclaimer

The disclaimer describes the nature of CAS dining operations as a commercial kitchen:

CAS makes every effort to accommodate the various dietary requirements of our customers and handles food allergies seriously. Please be advised that our menu items may contain allergens, and due to food preparation in a shared commercial kitchen, there is always some risk of cross-contact of allergens and gluten. In addition, food manufacturers may change their product formulation or manner of processing without our knowledge. While CAS is committed to making every effort to minimize cross-contact risks, customers with concerns need to be aware of these risks and always be prepared in the event of an adverse reaction. CAS works one-on-one with students with dietary restrictions to minimize adverse reactions. Students with concerns should contact the Nutrition & Wellness Manager, Heather Carrera, DCN, MS, CNS, CDN.  The Nutrition & Wellness Manager, student and appropriate culinary staff can develop a comprehensive plan for students with dietary restrictions. Students should notify SUNY Geneseo Health Services at Lauderdale Health Center of dietary restrictions, medications, and provide appropriate documentation. Any nutrition facts provided are approximations only. Ingredient and nutrition content of foods may vary and should not be used alone as a guide for safe consumption.