During the school year there’s Goudy Commons, run by Cafe Bon Appetit, the dining hall at Willamette University. We aren’t proud to say it, but in our humble opinion, Goudy is the best place in Salem for vegans or vegetarians–or anyone for that matter– to eat. Goudy is affordable, but is also very high quality. For $7.75 (for dinner, it’s less for lunch) you get an all-you-can-eat buffet that is different every night. They aim for healthy and local foods with a variety of different options such as vegan pizza, burritos, quinoa salads, hemp burgers, soups, and more.
Vegan, gluten free, soy free and vegetarian options are clearly marked here. Even if Goudy doesn’t show it on their menu there is always something vegan to eat. They also do a dinner that is buffet style – yum!
The Cat Cavern at Willamette is also an option. It is the same Goudy food, but less variety. Or venture across 12th St. to Tokyo International University’s Kaneko Cafe, also part of the Bon Appetit world.