Hungry? Don’t Pass Up the Vegan Eats at These 10 NFL Stadiums

Published by PETA.

It used to be that when vegans took in a game at an NFL stadium, they had to settle for fries, popcorn, or a pretzel—talk about a three-and-out. But no more! On any given Sunday (or Monday or Thursday), the game plan calls for a healthy roster of tasty vegan eats. We know, because we checked all 32 NFL stadiums and found animal-free bánh mì, garbanzo burgers, quinoa bowls, and so much more. Here’s the inaugural starting lineup:

1. Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons)

With this kind of spread, you know Falcons fans are flying high:

  • That Vegan Chick sandwich on a vegan Pure Knead bun from Snackology
  • Vegan hot dog (available at all ATL Fan Fare and H&F Burger stands)
  • Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage along with vegan chips and snacks from Garden Grill
  • Garbanzo burger (with no aioli and a vegan bun instead of the standard one) from ATL Fan Fare
  • Quinoa roasted-garlic burger with roasted red peppers and spinach (with no aioli and a vegan bun instead of the standard one) from ATL Grill
  • Kale, Greek pasta, or chickpea salad with vegan hand-mixed dressing from Snackology
  • Mini cornbread loaf and vegan brownie from Snackology
  • Monster Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel from ATL Pretzel Co

2. Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco 49ers)

You don’t need a pickaxe or a pan to find vegan gold at the home of the Niners:

  • Beyond Brat and Beyond Italian Sausage with grilled peppers and onions from the Beyond Meat portable cart
  • Vegan burger served on a vegan bun with hummus, cucumber, lettuce, and tomato from Super Duper Burgers
  • Field Roast Frankfurters from Franks stands
  • Garlic naan with chickpea curry
  • Vegan samosa with mango chutney from Curry Roots
  • Crispy falafel with hummus from Bourbon Pub
  • Veggie burrito with beans, rice, fresh salsa, and guacamole (skip the cheese and sour cream) from Iguanas Burritozilla
  • Vegan hot dog

3. U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings)

Even if you’re not an American football fan, Be Graceful Bakery & Catering makes it worth buying a ticket to a Vikings game.

  • Chickpea “tuna” with stoneground mustard, lemon zest, tahini, chopped dill pickle, finely chopped celery, and chopped red onion served on pita rounds, salad, or bread (tomato, lettuce, avocado slices, and onion are optional additions) from Be Graceful Bakery & Catering
  • BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwich with Frank’s hot sauce, vegan cream cheese, and diced celery on a regular or gluten-free bun from Be Graceful Bakery & Catering
  • Sweet potato and black bean taco
  • Vegan burger
  • Greek salad wrap with sliced zucchini, salt and pepper to taste, olive oil, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, kale, regular or gluten-free tortillas, and hummus (make sure to ask for no cheese) from Be Graceful Bakery & Catering

4. Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)

The only thing missing from this lineup is a vegan cheesesteak:

  • Vegan burger, vegan hot dog, and veggie wrap
  • Vegan po’ boy made with crispy marinated tofu, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, spicy pickles, and creole Vegenaise on a vegan baguette
  • Buffalo falafel

5. Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs)

Going to Kansas City? You can’t go wrong these standbys:

  • Vegan sausage made of cauliflower, walnut, and wild rice along with maple-walnut tapenade and cran-apple slaw on a New England toasted bun
  • Out of Town Burger, featuring a grilled Beyond Burger topped with fresh tomato slices, arugula, and red onion on a vegan bun from Cow Town Burger
  • Deep-fried cauliflower with hot sauce, served on a bed of seasoned curly fries, from The Coop
  • Falafel from Aladdin Cafe
  • Quinoa and corn salad

6. CenturyLink Field (Seattle Seahawks)

There’s some of this and some of that—the Seahawks’ house rules the roost:

  • Vegan hot dog made from fava beans from Local Dogs & Links
  • Veggie burger from Kidd Valley
  • Field Roast frankfurter (with optional toppings)
  • Field Roast burger with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles from Great State Burger
  • Veggie taco with pinto beans, lettuce, and tomatoes from Taco Time

7. Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)

When it comes to feeding vegans, Gillette isn’t standing pat:

  • Vegan burger from Tailgate Grill and Market Fresh Deli
  • Vegan hot dog, and veggie wrap
  • Falafel bowl with romaine lettuce, shaved onion, and hummus
  • Sweet potato and quinoa chili
  • Portabella sandwich from Optim Field Lounge

Don’t forget the large soft pretzel, a game-day staple!

8. Empower Field at Mile High (Denver Broncos)

We’re not sure if it’s the elevation or the tacos, but we’re beginning to feel “united in orange.”

  • Beyond Burger from Blitz Burger Grille and Sideline Grill
  • Vegetarian street tacos—three flour tortillas stuffed with chipotle-roasted cauliflower, ranchero black beans, shredded lettuce, and pico de gallo (available in sections 103, 107, 119, 503, and 539)
  • Veggie Noodle Bowl from First and Fusion

9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles Rams)

What powers members of the Rams’ flock? Comfort food does:

  • Beyond Burger and vegan hot dogs
  • Veggie tacos and bean burritos from Oaxaca Grill
  • Lightlife Burger

10. M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens)

Go home on an empty stomach in “Bawlmer”? Nevermore:

  • Field Roast frankfurter with jalapeño mango chutney
  • Morningstar vegan burger with jalapeño mango chutney

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Did Your Preferred NFL Playground Miss the Cut?

No need to feel down and out—there’s always next season. In the meantime, find out what’s cooking now by checking VeggieHappy’s comprehensive guide. And if you want to see a menu expanded, corner the concessionaires and ask them to huddle up and get ‘er done.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind