Vegetarian & Vegan Nutrition

You’ll find delicious, nutritionally complete vegetarian and vegan meals at all of our eateries. Our great vegetarian selection could be construed as a selfish gesture: there are more than just a few Brown Dining managers and chefs who are vegetarians or simply veggie lovers. But ultimately everyone benefits and Brown Dining takes pride in being able to offer a wide variety of tasty options that satisfy the herbivores (and omnivores) among us. Further down the page there are some informational resources, but first here’s a glimpse of the food options you’ll find across campus:

Sharpe Refectory

The Roots and Shoots line hosts the “tofu and potatoes” of our vegetarian offerings. There’s a constantly changing menu — steamed veggies, tofu parmesan, stuffed squash, spicy dal, vegetable stir fry, veggie burgers! Featured create-your-own appetizer stations rotate by the week between options like a Mediterranean bruschetta station, a baked potato bar, and noodle bowl fixings.

Roots and Shoots is also home to the Vegan Bar. Times have changed since the once-secluded Vegan Bar was the only certain option for a hot entree that was free of dairy and meat. But it’s still a guaranteed pleaser for hearty bean medleys, and it’s still just a stone’s throw away from the warm pot of brown rice.

The Ratty features two salad bars. A large spread of garden vegetables, sprouts, raisins, seeds, beans, tofu and eggs arrives with lunch and is refreshed throughout the day. Top it off with your favorite dressings and sauces.

Breakfast on your mind? Mix up some fruit with yogurt or cottage cheese from the salad bar to start off your day. Get hooked on the create-your-own omelet station during breakfast and lunch. And no matter the meal, our extensive cereal bar goes great with soy milk.


The V-Dub’s extensive salad bar, vegan bar, and cereal options are similar to what you’ll find at the Ratty. Also, stir fry stations with tofu, a nacho bar, and other vegetarian-friendly options are also rotating features at the V-Dub.

Andrews Commons

There’s always a veggie pizza hot from the oven, with choice toppings of broccoli, onion, pepper, olives and mushrooms. Fill your made-to-order deli sandwich with veggies and cheeses.

Blue Room

Each day brings one or two hearty vegetarian soups. If you’re in more of a sandwich mood, you’ll be right at home with our selection of wraps and focaccia sandwiches packed with fresh and roasted vegetables.

Ivy Room

No trouble here — it’s all vegetarian at night! Taste away! There are Freshens smoothies and shakes, the burrito bar, falafel and veggie sandwiches and personalized pizzas.


Even our American-style eatery has plenty vegetarian possibilities. Create-your-own salad to go. Veggie burgers are steamed right off the grill and onto your plate. Made-to-order options also abound: personalize your wraps, and quesadillas with your pick of veggies, marinades, and cheeses.

Café Carts

Fresh veggie sandwiches, fruit, and yogurt, keep you going when you’re on the go! And if you don’t take your coffee black, sweeten it with soymilk from the carts.

Campus Market

Vegetarian choices abound at our mini-mart. Have your pick of energy bars, fruit juice medleys, and organic snacks.