Stadiums Up Their Game with New Meatless Options
April 15th, 2019
Whether you’re in it for the love of the game or the delectable ballpark eats, baseball season is in full swing. In 2019, stadiums are offering more meatless options than ever before: From the Impossible Burger to falafel-packed pitas to meat-free Philly cheesesteaks, there’s no shortage of tasty ways to fill up at the concession stands. Find a few notable favorites below.
Burgers and hot dogs are ballpark staples, and now meatless options are, too, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Find the Impossible Burger topped with herb mayo, lettuce, tomato and onions at Field Section 47 and Reserve section 29, according to Eater. Beyond Meat is also available, in the form of a “Dodger Sausage,” at Field 10, Loge 133, and Reserve 4.
Mets fans can whet their appetites at the Goya Burrito Bar (Section 414), where they can choose from bean, rice and veggie burritos, bowls, or nachos, Eater reported. In the mood for something else? You’re in the right place, as AM New Yorkhighlighted. Score a margarita pizza cupcake (Jim Beam Highball Club on the Promenade), Shake Shack’s Portobello ‘Shroom Burger (Section 140, Field Level Concourse), a veggie taco at El Verano Taqueria (Section 139, Field Level Concourse), or a veggie dog at Hain Celestial Gluten Free & Organic Stand (Section 105).
Globe Life Park Stadium
The Texas Rangers provide their fans with a meatless haven at Globe Life Park Stadium. The Ballpark Vegan (near section 16) serves up a variety of meatless eats, including a Beyond Burger topped with vegan cheese, street tacos loaded with Beyond Meat crumbles and vegan chili.
If you have tickets to a Seattle Mariners home game, come hungry! Find the seemingly ubiquitous Impossible Burger at Li’l Woody’s Burger & Shakes (at the ‘Pen). This version is built the old fashioned way, topped with chopped onion, diced pickle, tomato, lettuce, ketchup and mayo. Hit It Here Café (Right Field Hit It Here Terrace) serves a fully vegan Beyond Burger, which is paired with vegan Just Mayo. At The Natural (Section 105), Beyond Meat is served in the form of a sweet and spicy sausage. Here you can also order avocado toast – not yet a ballgame staple, but who’s to judge? At Paseo (Edgar’s Cantina and Edgar’s Home Run Porch), you can chow down on the Tofu Delight Sandwich, which features sautéed organic tofu with garlic aioli, caramelized onion, cilantro, pickled jalapeño and romaine lettuce, all served on a toasted baguette.
Yankee Stadium boasts tons of meatless dining options. At Bareburger (section 132), choose between the Beyond Sausage sandwich, avocado bites or the Changeup Burger (Impossible Burger, pickled red onions, spinach, guacamole, spicy pico de gallo on a sprout bun). At the Toyota Terrace (in the right field bleachers), try a crispy buffalo cauliflower bun that’s served with celery slaw and creamy bleu cheese. If you’re craving something sweet, it’s important to know there’s a Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop located in Sections 125 and 318.
The three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants are winners in more ways than one: Their stadium food options are truly trophy-worthy. The venue hosts a culinary garden behind the centerfield wall, from which two restaurants source fresh produce like kale and avocado. Beyond an assortment of fresh veggies, there are tons of meatless meals available here. The Garden Table offers an Impossible beef-based chili, and the standard Impossible Burger is available at Derby Grill outposts. Guests can go beyond classic ball game fare with the rice bowl (baby bok choy and baked tofu) or the noodle bowl (roasted eggplant, wok-seared bell peppers, crispy tofu) at Fong’s, located on the second floor promenade.
Citizens Bank Park
Grammy Award-winning musician Questlove has certainly upped the Philadelphia Philly’s cool factor. Launched at the end of March 2019, the team’s Citizens Bank Park is now serving “Questlove’s Cheesesteak,” a meatless riff on the city’s iconic dish made with – you guessed it – Impossible Meat (Sections 108 and 120). In addition to the new menu item, plant-based meals can be found at Shake Shack, the first sit-down Shake Shack in a sports venue (near the Third Base Gate) and at Harry the K’s Broadcast Bar and Grille, which is serving up curry cauliflower lettuce (Left Field Gate).
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