Maryland Food Collective

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3972 Campus Dr College Park,, College Park, Maryland, USA, 20740

Serves meat, vegan options available. On-campus sandwich shop and deli also selling some grocery foods. A non-profit collective since 1975. Operates during school semester only.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by vegcipe

love the food but lines too long - Edit

Wish they had grab and go sandwiches as I can’t always wait in their lines. But the food is good and they will customize your order.

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Great On-Campus Vegan Options - Edit

I went to UMD and have to say that this place was a god-send. I love the vegan chicken salad sandwich! When the options for a vegan are fast-food salads or McDonald's French Fries, the moment you randomly walk into the Co-op and realize that you actually have lunch options is amazing!

The customer service is very hit or miss as the staff make their own hours and really don't always care about the job, but overall the food is great and the selection although limited, has plenty of veggie and vegan options. When the line is long, you can grab something out of the coolers and it's usually decent if not earth-shatteringly good!

I've also found the area directly outside the best area for relaxing on campus. It's right next to the basement entrance/exit to the bookstore, so the atmosphere is really centered around reading and experiencing a healthier lunch than can be found upstairs on the main dining floor.

The selection of grocery items is severely lacking and extremely expensive, so I wouldn't do any actual shopping here, but in a pinch, you can grab some neat little snacks. CP is a food desert, though, so it may be some students' only option!

Overall, it's a great port in the storm. Writing this made me sad that I no longer have the option of eating here for lunch everyday!

Pros: Convenience to UMD students, Vegan Chicken Salad Sandwich

Cons: Expensive, Lacking in options

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Great Sandwiches - Edit

This place is sometimes great, sometimes less than great. Hands down one of the best features is the really delicious and cheap sandwiches you can get from the sandwich line (I'm partial to the vegan chicken salad myself). But one of the weaknesses is the inconsistent customer service. The last time I was in there, the girl who made my sandwich acted like I was seriously inconveniencing her by showing up to order food. Sorry, I apologize for wanting to give your co-op my money!

Also, I wouldn't recommend making a special trip to try to find this place. It's buried in the student union, and parking isn't cheap if you don't already have a reason to be on campus. This co-op is a blessing for vegetarian and vegan students at UMD, but it's not very accessible for the general public in its current form.

Pros: Delicious Sandwiches, Reasonable Price

Cons: Inconsistent Customer Service, Difficult to Find

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A hidden jewel - Edit

The MD Food Coop is in the basement of the Stamp Student Union next to the bookstore. Each day at noon they serve a fresh made vegan hot meal (priced per pound) in addition to made to order sandwiches and salads. (sandwich line is open from 9-5pm) Lastly they have a ton of snacks, drinks, and an expanding grocery section. Did I mention the music?

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, sweet vibe

Cons: hard to find

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awesome - Edit

I LOVE this place. Vegan hot food every day, which is sometimes great, sometimes not...but they use a lot of onions and I hate them, so my opinion is skewed a bit. vegan and vegetarian sandwiches. Everything is reasonably priced! Definitely check this place out.

Pros: healthy food, good value, fun atmosphere

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Love - Edit

I love this place. Period.

Pros: Everything

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