|Denton Vegan Coop at the Denton Community Market. Photo from the group’s Facebook page|
Traditionally, colleges are a great place to be vegan. And I think that definitely holds true for University of North Texas in Denton. Besides being home to Texas’s only all-vegan store, Vegan Freak, Denton is also home to the Denton Vegan Cooperative.
The Denton Vegan Coop is a group of six people who bake at the Jupiter House Europa and sells their goods at the Denton Community Market on Saturdays, where they share a booth with Peace Kitchen, another vegan group. Typically they have nachos, ice cream, breads, muffins, and cookies. Since some of those can be hard to find at the average grocery store, I’m sure this is a huge boon to area vegans and people with milk or egg allergies. They also have a special each week, and this Saturday’s special is biscuits and gravy, a Texas specialty. Other specials have included donuts, spring rolls, and kraut rolls. I don’t know what a kraut roll is exactly, but I want one!
Denton Vegan Coop also sell their goods at both Jupiter House Coffee locations. I’m crossing my fingers that Denton changes their laws to allow food carts, because a Denton Vegan Coop food cart would be a great addition to the UNT campus.