Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Vegetarian and Vegan Dining at the University of Mississippi

To help make meat-free dining more accessible to the UM community, the Office of Sustainability has prepared a guide to vegetarian dining options on the University campus. You can access the guide here.

Incorporate fresh, local vegetables like these from the Oxford Community Market into your diet!

About the Guide

The first sheet of the Vegetarian and Vegan Dining Guide is organized by dining location. The second sheet is organized by time of day that the food option is offered.

If an item is marked “conditional” it requires ordering it a special way to make sure that it is vegan or vegetarian. The instructions for how to do so are in the note section for these food items.

Food options whose ingredients may not be readily apparent by the title, (like the SuperfoodWhich from WhichWich) have an item description that you can see by clicking the black tab on the cell.

All food options, especially the food options at Rebel Market, the Grill at 1810, and the Marketplace at RC South, are subject to change. While this list is as complete and accurate as possible, there might be vegan and vegetarian options at a dining location that are not listed in this guide. Check out the Ole Miss Dining website for updated food menus.

This guide was last updated in June 2019. 

What is a Vegetarian?

To put it simply, a vegetarian a person who does not eat meat. This definition has some flexibility as there are a few different kinds of vegetarians. The vegetarian options in the Vegetarian Dining Guide are Lacto-ovo vegetarian options and the vegan options are total vegetarian options.

5 Common Vegetarian Types:

Vegans (total vegetarians): Do not eat meat, poultry, fish, or any products derived from animals, including eggs, dairy products, and gelatin.

Lacto-ovo vegetarians: Do not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but do eat eggs and dairy products.

Lacto vegetarians: Eat no meat, poultry, fish, or eggs, but do consume dairy products.

Ovo vegetarians: Eat no meat, poultry, fish, or dairy products, but do eat eggs.

Partial vegetarians: Avoid meat but may eat fish (pescatarian) or poultry (pollo-vegetarian).

Source: Harvard Health

Why eat Vegetarian?

People cut out meat from their diet for many reasons, like spiritual beliefs, health concerns, allergies, animal welfare concerns, and cost of quality meat. You don’t have to fully cut out meat to embrace the vegetarian diet! A growing trend across the world are Meatless Mondays, where people go one day a week (typically a Monday) without eating any meat to reduce the amount of meat that they consume.

With proper planning and lots of complete protein meals, a vegetarian diet can be a healthy and delicious way to reduce the environmental impact of your diet. 

Local Markets that Sell Vegetarian/ Vegan Ingredients and Goods

Local Vegetarian Dining in Oxford, Mississippi

Resources Related to Vegetarian Nutrition

Rebel Well

Information on nutrition, wellness, and more!

The Vegetarian Resource Group

Vegetarian recipes and helpful nutrition information.

Nutrition.gov Vegetarian Tips and Guides

Tips to eat a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet.

USDA.gov

Vegetarian recipes and meal planning.

No Meat Athlete

Resources for vegetarian athletes