Top Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks
Take me out to the ballgame. Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjack, and throw in a burger, a bowl of chili and a couple of tacos. It used to be that a day spent watching the great American pastime could do some serious damage to the great American waistline. Fortunately, there are now some healthier options and with the MLB season only half over a lot more games to attend.
PETA recently released its list of the top 10 vegetarian-friendly major league ballparks in America. Yes, some ballparks look out for the fans who aren't interested in greasy meat products. Even better, the top spots feature veggie offerings beyond pizza and french fries along with menu items that tie into regional culinary tastes.
Citizens Bank Park, in Philadelphia, took the top title for its vegan chicken-steak sandwich, veggie "pit beef" smothered in barbecue sauce, an Italian vegetable grinder and ever-popular veggie dogs and black-bean burgers.
My local team, the Dodgers, is now under new ownership and in addition to the famous Dodger Dogs, the stadium serves up some meat-free creations, such as the vegan sloppy Joe, veggie sushi, and edamame. Though I've yet to sample any of these, it seems things are looking up for true-blue Dodger fans in more ways than one.
Check out the other vegetarian-friendly ballparks below and visit the PETA site for more about the award-winning stadium offerings.
2. Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field
3. Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park
4. Oakland Athletics' O.co Coliseum
5. Los Angeles Dodgers' Dodger Stadium
6. New York Mets' Citi Field
7. Los Angeles Angels' Angel Stadium of Anaheim
8. Washington Nationals' Nationals Park
9. Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park
10. Minnesota Twins' Target Field
Honorable mentions go to the Chicago White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field, the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park, the Colorado Rockies' Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves' Turner Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field, and the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park.
No mention on how overpriced the food and drink are at the concession stands.