In Aug 2011, this North Texas University cafeteria converted to offering all vegan food. Menu features vegan fried chicken and barbecue specialties, and other lighter and healthier foods. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out
1155 Union Cir (University of North Texas)
Denton, Texas 76201

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First Review by BrettWest
  • vegetarian

Our New Favorite

5 Posted on 11 / 03 / 2011

We found Mean Green's on an internet search while trying to find vegetarian restaurants in Denton. They are located directly behind Maple Hall on the UNT campus. We stopped in for lunch and were very impressed. Mean Greens charges a very reasonable price ($7.04 including tax for lunch) for their all-you-can-eat cafeteria/buffet. That price even includes your drink!

The salad bar was nicely done with many options and an amazing ranch dressing that is fantastic. I believe they rotate the menu on what entrees are available. The day we were there we had choices of soft tacos, pizza, burgers, sushi and several others...all vegan of course. The food was great and the atmosphere was entertaining as well. This is a college campus dining hall so it is packed with students but I have no doubt that it will have a significant amount of local traffic as well once word gets out that it is there. I would love to see UNT turn a profit on a vegan dining hall from off-campus customers. It might spawn even more restaurants like Mean Greens.

They accept cash and credit/debit cards. The only drawback, if any, is that parking is tough if you are not a UNT student. Most lots nearby are for UNT permits only. We parked across the campus in a metered lot and enjoyed a stroll to and from the restaurant.

As vegetarians, we are thrilled that there is a full-on vegan restaurant closer to us than Spiral Diner in Fort Worth. Go UNT...go Mean Greens!

Pros: vegan, good value, friendly staff
Cons: tough parking


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