Today I was lucky enough to have two free meals. One was from where I work. That was lunch. The other was at the member’s meeting for a local co-op.
Right now, I am temping at a for-profit university. The administrative offices where I work is in a large building that has it’s own cafeteria. There was a meeting today that employees were strongly encouraged to attend. Since I’m not an employee, I didn’t need to go. But afterwards, some people were all excited about the fact that there were extra meals and told me I should go check it out before it was too late. I felt like saying that they probably wouldn’t have anything vegan and I brought my lunch anyway, but I like to be a sport and it’s pretty hard for me to pass up free food. So I went to investigate and the first box I see says “Vegan Roasted Vegetable Wrap”.
I ended up not opening the box, and when I got home, I put it in the fridge and my sweetie and I were off to the members meeting of the co-op where we’re members. We had RSVPed for dinner and the meal was served in fancy dancy lunch boxes which, we were told, were valued at $27. We got to take those home. Inside, they had a container of water, a salad, a container of dressing, a container of a rice salad with beans and squash, and a container of dessert. The co-op makes pretty decent vegan deli stuff. I’ve mentioned their house-made coconut soft serve before. I’d say it was a dinner along the lines of what I might make at home. Plus, it came in a really snazzy lunchbox set. I didn’t think to take pictures of the food, but it was a respectable vegan option.
Back to the first free meal of the day. Camera in hand, I opened it up. I realize now how accurate the label was. The roasted vegetable wrap was indeed (most likely) vegan. The lunch also included chips that contained milk products and a packet of mayonnaise. I’m going to guess the the cookie was a standard cookie with eggs and whatnot. Well, they tried.
The wrap looks pretty good, once you get past its funny shade of green. And there was a cup of fruit that you can see in the corner in the picture above.