Just in time for World Vegan Day, students in Heidelberg had another opportunity to try a range of vegan dishes and find out more about the benefits of a plant-based diet. From October 31 to November 5, the canteens served up a diverse vegan menu—including German ravioli filled with onions and mushroom melt, vegetable lasagne and soy-paprika goulash with noodles. This was the fifteenth such campaign that the Heidelberg student service organization has run in partnership with us.
The Vegan Taste Week is always extremely popular among the students. Medical student Annika: »Healthy eating is very important to me. And if I can also do something for animal welfare and the planet while eating, all the better. This is why I love initiatives like the Vegan Taste Week in the canteens: Just try something new!«
Vegan Taste Week in Augsburg too
The Augsburg student service organization also took part in the campaign. Here, the entire menu in all the canteens was 100% plant-based. From November 7 to November 11, the students had the chance to try out dishes like vegan meatballs, German ravioli, lentil lasagne and rigatoni casserole. For dessert, students could choose between vegan apple strudel or chocolate coconut pudding with whipped cream.
Doris Schneider, managing director of Augsburg’s student service organization, is thrilled: »The campaign was a complete success! The vegan desserts in particular were instant hits. When vegan cuisine is of high quality and tastes good, it appeals to everyone—and that is particularly important when it comes to communal catering.«
To find out which of the vegan dishes proved most popular among the patrons, the student service organization is conducting a survey. A total of 100 students are invited to become test eaters and give their feedback on the dishes sampled. Initial evaluations already show that many of the respondents are willing to reduce their meat consumption.
»The student service organizations of Heidelberg and Augsburg are setting a good example and showing how varied, healthy and delicious a vegan diet can be. We are very happy about the partnership and the positive feedback from the students!«, says Inken Jakob-Thome, project manager with the Albert Schweitzer Foundation.
Are you also interested in trying out some delicious vegan dishes? Then take a look at our Vegan Taste Week.