During a ballgame, the most exciting action isn’t always on the field—sometimes, it’s at the concession stands. Fans can score a variety of tasty vegan eats, such as vegan chicken, cheese pizza, and nachos—in addition to more traditional vegan fare like popcorn, peanuts, and Cracker Jack—at many of the ballparks across North America. PETA explored the options at all 30 Major League stadiums and compiled a list of the top 10 vegan-friendly ballparks.
Check out the lineup at these winning stadiums:
1. Target Field (Minnesota Twins)
You know you’re a contender when your roster includes vegan Sriracha Brats and Italian Sausages from The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis. Target Field also boasts vegan Daiya cheese pizza, tacos, and burritos; Field Roast burgers and dogs; Indian specialties like tofu vindaloo; and more. Talk about Vegan Territory!
2. Globe Life Park in Arlington (Texas Rangers)
Last year’s champion may be a runner-up this year, but Globe Life Park still has a stacked vegan lineup, thanks to its special Ballpark Vegan cart. The stadium’s vegan options include the Vegan Nacho Grande; the Vegan Top N Go Frito Pie with Beyond crumbles and house-made chili and cheese sauce; the Veggie Wraps with Beyond Chicken; vegan chili, burgers, and dogs; and more. These options are way tastier than a Bartolo Colón “gum sandwich”—trust us.
3. Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians)
Progressive Field has climbed in the standings since it last made PETA’s list in 2011 with an honorable mention. Guests can now enjoy vegan grilled cheese at Melt Bar & Grilled, vegan tacos at Barrio, veggie burgers at Dynomite Burgers, Field Roast veggie dogs at Happy Dog, and veggie burritos at Ohio City Burrito. Pretty impressive acquisitions, wouldn’t you say?
4. PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Cutch may be gone, but there’s still plenty to cheer about at PNC Park. The home of the Bucs is hosting a second annual special Vegan Night on June 15, featuring a pregame vegan burger bar, in addition to tasty vegan options available during every game, day and night. Among other fan favorites, the concession stands serve the Ultimate Vegan Burger with Gardein Beefless patties, veggie dogs, meat-free meatball subs, and more.
5. Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)
It’s easy to see why the D’backs are contenders on the field, with players such as Zack Greinke, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and Robbie Ray. But it’s even easier to see why Chase Field won a spot on PETA’s list, with vegan options including the Beyond Meat Classic Vegan Burger complete with vegan mayo, the Sonoran Vegan Wrap with vegan chicken and chipotle Vegenaise, Seared Tofu Flatbreads, and, of course, the classic Field Roast Frank.
6. Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)
Thanks in part to its Vegan’Acho Nacho—which includes red and white tortilla chips topped with house-made vegan cheese, black beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo—and a decadent coconut cream pie, Rogers Centre beat out the other stadiums in the tough American League East for a spot on PETA’s list.
7. Citi Field (New York Mets)
David Wright may be sidelined with injuries, but fans at Citi Field still have plenty of reasons to cheer. There’s the Two Boots NYC “V Is for Vegan Slice” with vegan cheese, a burrito bar, and veggie burgers and dogs, just to name a few.
8. Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies)
Phillies fanatics have a lot to cheer about. The team has Jake Arrieta, Carlos Santana, and the greatest mascot in all of sports, and Citizens Bank Park has a gourmet vegan burger, a cauliflower cheesesteak with vegan cheese, and Nomoo cookies.
9. Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)
Ichiro Suzuki is usually the talk of the M’s, whether he’s on the field or in the front office. But he’s got competition for fans’ affection now that Safeco Field is offering so many tasty vegan options, including Field Roast franks and burgers; steamed traditional bao buns with bok choy, tofu, mushrooms, and vermicelli noodles; and more. Safeco even hosted a special Vegan Night on May 17!
10. Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)
The fountains aren’t the only attraction at “The K.” Fans can get a meat-free Beyond Burger, Bavarian pretzels, vegan coleslaw, and a veggie Philly, along with other tasty vegan treats. This is “The K’s” first time on PETA’s list, making it our Rookie of the Year. We bet Royals fans are making about as much noise as they do when the Moose hits a home run.
Whether your ballpark was in the running or not, keep cheering it on and encouraging the management to offer more vegan fare. Other ballparks—including Comerica Park, Dodger Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum—also offer some vegan options for fans who care about animals, the environment, and their health. How’s that for a winning combination?
If you want to find out about the vegan food at your nearest ballpark—major or minor league—check out VeggieHappy’s comprehensive guide. And if you’d like to see more vegan options at your favorite stadium, ask the concessionaires to bring some to the table.