PETA reveals top-10 list of best vegan-friendly NFL venues

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In recent years the demand for greater food and beverage offerings at sports stadia has led to a wider range of offerings catering to every fan. With the rising trend for vegan menus, animal rights organization PETA has taken the trip to every NFL stadium to see which has the best spread of vegan food.

“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,” it read on post on the PETA website.

With this, PETA has compiled its list of the top 10 NFL venues with the best vegan eats on offer, with the top of the list being the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The venue has been revolutionizing stadium fare ever since it introduced its ‘fan first’ menus, which slashed the prices on the most popular food and beverage items. As a result food sales rocketed. Combined with this, it has a number of restaurants and concessions at the stadium with vegan options, which impressed PETA.

Here’s the list in full complete with food items.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  1. Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 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)

  • 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
US Bank Stadium installing new artificial turf

Credit: Tiffany Daniels Mortenson-Construction, Courtesy of SMG and US Bank Stadium

3. US Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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
Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

7. Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)

  • 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

8. Empower Field at Mile High (Denver Broncos)

  • 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
  • Veggie Noodle Bowl from First and Fusion

9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles Rams)

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

10. M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens)

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