Expanded vegan options at Common Table as St Antony’s commits to reducing food emissions

Starting in Michaelmas Term, we are expanding the vegan options on offer at St Antony’s.

Led by Head Chef, Andrew Tipton, our catering team will be serving a hot vegan option as standard (previously vegan options were by request only) on our weekday menu, with vegan options also available for Saturday brunch.

Each weekday, there will be the choice of one vegan, one vegetarian, as well as one meat/fish option alongside our salad bar and cold takeaway options.

A quarter of global emissions come from food – (Poore & Nemecek, 2018; IPCC Special Report on Land and Climate Change, 2019)

Eating more plant-based meals is a key way of reducing our impact on the environment. 

The College is committed to reducing its environmental impact and one of our strategic priorities is reducing carbon emissions generated by the food we serve.  In 2018/19 meat accounted for 64.5% of food and drink emissions at St Antony’s. In our Greenhouse Gas Action Plan, we have committed to reducing meat consumption in the college. 

High Table meals at St Antony’s are vegetarian by default, and oat milk is offered throughout the college as an alternative to cow’s milk.

Find out more about St Antony’s sustainability goals.

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