PETA’s annual list of vegan-friendly ballparks has a new number one: Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, where vegan brats and Italian sausages, Impossible burgers, vegan Daiya cheese pizza and tofu vindaloo carry the day.
PETA annually ranks MLB ballparks on the variety of vegan dishes on the menus. Every year, it seems, the stakes are raised. It wasn’t that long ago when the simple act of offering a vegan hot dog would gain recognition for the ballpark.
The nice thing about dishes like vegan brats from the Herbivorous Butcher, the Impossible burgers served in the Bat & Barrel or the tofu vindaloo from Hot Indian Foods: they’ll all really tasty. You’d consider buying them on taste alone; being healthy is really a bonus. You don’t need to compromise to be vegan at Target Field.
In the second spot is Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, which offers a Frito Pie topped with Beyond Meat crumbles for a vegan twist on a Texan classic. In third place: Progressive Field,home of the Cleveland Indians, which offers vegan grilled cheese, Beyond Burgers, and nondairy ice cream.
“Vegan ballpark fare today is more than just peanuts and Cracker Jack—it’s hearty brats, spicy nachos, and creamy grilled cheese sandwiches, all 100 percent animal-friendly,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The compassionate ballparks on PETA’s list are proving that vegan eating is as American as baseball and apple pie.”
Rounding out PETA’s list are PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates) at number four, Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks) at number five, and Rogers Center (Toronto Blue Jays) at number six. They’re followed by Citi Field (New York Mets) in seventh place, Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies) in eighth, Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners) in ninth, and Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals) in tenth.
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