Plant-Based Dining

Plant-Based Dining On-Campus

More and more students are looking to reduce their meat and animal product consumption, and for a good reason. We’re here to help you do that and together we can make your meals healthy and more environmentally friendly! Reducing the amount of meat you consume is the best way to reduce your environmental footprint.

Our goal is to reduce the amount of animal products served across campus by 25% by 2025. Learn more about the goal and others at Pitt Sustainability.

Kale to Pitt

You’re winning when you’re making the most out of your meals! Touchdown at Kale to Pitt at the Perch in Sutherland Hall AND at Market Central in the Litchfield Towers for a healthy, nutritious, and delicious plant-based meal that’ll keep you satisfied and energized. Meals like seitan stir-fry, pulled BBQ jackfruit sandwiches, and eggplant parmesan are available every day for lunch and dinner. All dishes are 100% vegan.

Vegan Master List

Following a vegan diet on campus and curious about what products available everyday across campus are vegan? Check out the Vegan Master List – a comprehensive live document listing vegan products available across campus. Our team of nutrition and sustainability interns as well as chefs and managers have read hundreds of ingredients lists on products on campus so that you don’t have to. The document is updated live as new products are added or removed. 

You can easily identify vegetarian and vegan products on menus by looking for the orange “V” for vegetarian and the green “VG” for vegan.

Veg Collective

Be a part of the plant-based dining conversation on campus! The Veg Collective’s purpose is to facilitate collaboration between Pitt Dining staff and students around plant-based food served on campus, and to engage the greater Pitt community about eating more plant-based food. The Veg Collective monthly meetings are an established time for students to discuss plant-based food with Pitt Dining chefs, cooks, and managers. Through this discussion space, the Veg Collective works to make campus dining more healthy and sustainable and create a food culture shift on campus. 

The Veg Collective has made a number of changes to campus to make improve the dining experience for all diners. Join the Veg Collective Facebook group to participate in the conversation and sign-up for the Veg Collective mailing list to learn about upcoming events.