Written by Alisha Nazar for Mustang News, March 4, 2022

Transitioning to a college dining plan already limits food options compared to living at home. Vegan students — who don’t eat any animal products — are limited even further. Now Cal Poly is introducing a new meat substitution option at its dining locations.

This new option, called VFC, stands for vegan fried chicken and came to campus late November.

“It’s a great option for students that can’t eat meat. It has real meat texture, taste and look. We are also looking into other companies and products that can bring amazing products and variety to the campus that are affordable as well,” Campus Dining Director Jess Dozier said.

Cal Poly has recently opened other options for students with dietary restrictions, which include the all vegan and vegetarian Health Shack and a vegetarian food truck, Plant Ivy.