There is an option at WWC for all kinds of food preferences. Cowpie Café is a campus favorite, offering healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Much of the produce from the garden, as well as other local goodies, makes its way into Cowpie’s kitchen and to our plates. Cowpie’s crew meets regularly to discuss what works, what doesn’t, what new dishes to try, and what old favorites to reinvent. Upstairs from the Café is Gladfelter’s main cafeteria, which offers all-you-can-eat buffet style dining. Always present in Glad are vegan options, a full salad bar, deli bar, hot bar, desserts and ice cream. All beef and pork served in Glad comes straight from the farm. The rotation can get a little stale, especially after a few years, but the overwhelming sentiment is that we offer tastier and healthier meals with less money than lots of state schools.
Sage Café offers after-hours dining. The baking crew always has delicious sweet treats for sale, and the Sage crew makes nachos, brick oven pizza, coffee, tea, bagels, paninis, and all kinds of deliciousness. For really late-night snack cravings, the vending machine in the basement of Dorland has a rotating mix of organic goods, including vegan cookies, Blue Sky soda, and Newman-O’s. Co-ops spring up whenever there is an interest. In 2009, one campus house chose to arrange itself as a co-op, shopping, cooking, and eating together. Some students opt off of the meal plan entirely when joining a co-op, while others choose to participate only part-time.