Reading Time: < 1 minute Roughly 37,000 students attend UNT - many of whom eat at Mean Greens (Photo: Facebook)
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A fully vegan dining hall at the University of North Texas estimates that up to 85 percent of the people who eat there are nonvegans.

The offerings at the UNT Mean Greens Dining Hall are made from such ingredients as tofu, vegetables, and greens grown onsite.


Chef Matthew Ward ensures that everything served in the cafeteria is not only 100 percent vegan, but also gluten free.

He told CBS: “We take pride in what we do here on a daily basis.”

‘Vegan for a meal’

As it stands, Mean Greens Dining Hall is serving 1,600 vegans and nonvegans daily.

Ward said: “It’s a great place for people who want to be vegan for a day, vegan for a week, or vegan for a meal.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.