University of North Texas' all-vegan dining hall celebrates 10th anniversary

The nation’s first and only all-vegan collegiate dining hall is celebrating a decade of service at the University of North Texas.

Mean Greens Cafe marked the 10-years of service on Wednesday with a special event, complete with live music and some new dishes.    

Since 2011, the cafe has served fresh, made-from-scratch, plant-based dishes in a variety of international flavors. Some of the favorites include made-to-order paninis, flatbread pizza and citrus-basil honey made in house.

"I don't think any of us thought it would be to where it is today. But I think part of the allure for Mean Greens is the fact that, you know, it's a great place for omnivores and the food is good. Folks appreciate good food, so you know, we attract a crowd across campus that appreciates wonderful food," said Peter Balabuch, UNT Executive Director of Dining Services.

Mean Greens Café is also open to the public. On average, the dining hall serves more than a thousand guests a day.

In response to its popularity, plans are underway to expand the cafe and its on-campus hydroponic garden.