Last December, I adopted College Park’s Smiling Moose Deli as my study abode for an afternoon. At first, I came to grab food, but when I realized that they had free wifi and outlets available, I set up my materials and wrote my final paper there. The place offered a nice, warm atmosphere for studying and several vegan options to choose from. I ended up ordering a few dishes to keep myself satiated while working.
This place is very clear about labels and friendly about answering questions. Any of the vegetarian dishes can be ordered vegan if you ask them to hold the dairy products. Here’s my full review, originally published on The Shorthorn, UT Arlington’s student news website, published on October 2, 2013.
Before closing, they offered me free coffee (plus soymilk!) since it was the end of the day. Sweet. I had other study plans that night, so the caffeine came in handy.
Pictured above: Build-Your-Own salad, the Veggie Mo, and Vegan Vegetable Soup. The soup was hearty, and the sandwich was filling, but it was not my favorite. I loved the salad I had a few weeks ago–I tend not to order salads, but I was really craving fresh veggies and this hit the spot. I loaded it with all the toppings I could think of (they do not charge extra for extra toppings). College Park has several other vegan options too–check out my reviews here.
Good luck with finals! Load up on healthy snacks! 😉
- The Broccoli Bulletin: Study smart with these nine healthy snacks (theshorthorn.com)
- Tofu-riffic #veganrecipehour (veganrecipehour.wordpress.com)
- Eating Vegan on the Road (eatdrinkbetter.com)
- 10 Creamy Vegan Recipes for the Die-Hard Dairy Fan (onegreenplanet.org)
- Vegetarian And Vegan Dining In Costa Rica (costaricatravelblog.com)
- Don’t fear the vegan! (eatocracy.cnn.com)