For Immediate Release:
August 24, 2023
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Football is back, and the days when vegan fans had to satisfy their halftime hunger with a bucket of oversalted popcorn have gone the way of the Houston Oilers—especially for attendees at PETA’s top five vegan-friendly NFL stadiums. With everything from classic plant-based burgers, hot dogs, and nachos to curry and hibachi, these venues have delicious vegan options to please every palate. Here are the winners, in no particular order.
- The Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium: Visitors to the “Death Star” can find a unique range of vegan treats both savory and sweet, such as the Beyond Bratwurst at Lucky Link, the Vegan 420 Slice at Evel Pie, the Quinoa Salad Wrap at Our Haus, and the Vegan Funfetti Cake or vegan grilled cheese at Café Lola—plus veggie burgers at multiple locations around the stadium.
- The Seattle Seahawks’ Lumen Field: 12s looking for vegan comfort food classics will find them at Cooka T’s Kitchen—including harissa-spiced nachos, jackfruit curry, and vegan mac and cheese. Manu’s Tacos has deliciously authentic black bean nachos and tacos, and vegan burgers and hot dogs can be found throughout the stadium.
- The Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Guests at the home of the “Dirty Birds” will love the mouthwatering Beyond vegan cheeseburgers and sausages as well as curry wraps at the Meatless Grill Carts—or they can indulge in a Yard Dog Garden Dog with baked beans and vegan cheese sauce. The Mac Shac Carts offer vegan mac and cheese with a variety of toppings, and Moe’s Southwest Grill makes vegan burritos, nachos, and burrito bowls (hold the cheese).
- The Indianapolis Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium: Game day classics get a vegan makeover at the “House That Peyton Built,” where options include the LightLife Indiana Burger, a rice bowl with black beans, and a veggie hummus wrap as well as vegan chicken tenders and fajitas (available in clubs and suites).
- The Detroit Lions’ Ford Field: Visitors to the “Lions’ Den” will find a variety of vegan options, including a jackfruit sandwich at Berts BBQ, a veggie wrap at Blitz, and a vegan hibachi bowl at Crack N’ Sizzle. Veggie burgers and snacks, such as hummus and chips and guacamole, are available at locations throughout the stadium.
“From juicy burgers plant-based burgers to spicy jackfruit curry, these vegan stadium offerings are so delicious that fans will want to go for two every time,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the stadiums on PETA’s list are proving that cruelty-free food is a winning game plan.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers a free vegan starter kit on its website. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.