Yankees Tickets, no meat please. New York City features food from all corners of the globe. As such, there are plenty of delicious options for vicarious vegans looking to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, try one of these guilt-free options in and around Yankee Stadium.
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Sushi Food in section 127a is one surefire place to find some of Yankee Stadium’s finest vegan delights. Here you can enjoy the tastes of the east without any fish-related deaths on your conscience. Varieties of rice-wrapped veggies await you as you watch CC Sabathia and Derek Jeter do their thing.
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The vegan bakery Babycakes has been serving delectable treats since July, 2011. Once you buy your Yankees tickets, you’ll be able to take a stroll down Legends Suite, where you’ll find gluten- and animal-free items like vanilla, chocolate, banana, and pumpkin cupcakes. Also try out the chocolate chip cookies, savory biscuits, and toasted roasted apples and cranberry.
Melissa’s Farmers Market
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Enter Gate 4 near the home plate side of Yankee Stadium and you’ll pass the Melissa’s Farmers Market, featuring a banquet of fruits, veggies, and salads to tickle any vegan’s fancy. Fresh ripe bananas, succulent red apples, and a plethora of other ultra-healthy produce lines the stands of gate 4, waiting to make a nice home in your gut during the seventh inning stretch.
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
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Don’t let the name fool you, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ has a handful of vegan options available so you can enjoy some tasty eats right alongside your carnivorous friends. Visit sections 133, 201, 214, and 320A to try some of Brother Jimmy’s fried pickles and vegan hushpuppies. It’s also one of the few places to get vegan fries that aren’t cooked in the same oil as chicken.
“The food you love, veganized,” is the slogan of Seasoned Vegan, an entirely animal-free restaurant on the north side of Central Park about 2.5 miles south of Yankee Stadium. Start your meal off with some “tuna” dip, falafel balls, or lemon crusted “chicken” nuggets. Then move onto one of their tasty Mexican bean burritos or New Orleans Po Boy Sandwiches (featuring your choice of faux-shrimp, -beef, or -chicken). If you’re going hardcore on a raw vegan way-of-life, the savory sage lentil-walnut burger awaits.
Green Naturally On Grill
If the meat-eaters in your group aren’t keen on the idea of lentils this and kale that, try heading up north to the West Bronx area and perusing the menu of Green Naturally On Grill. They offer a variety of tasty salads and entrees for the vegan-minded with plenty of meaty chicken, beef, and fish options for your friends to enjoy. If it’s an especially cold day, you could wrap up your meal with a hot chocolate before heading to Yankee Stadium.
Both inside and out of the stadium, vegan Yankee fans have plenty of options to go beyond peanuts and cracker jacks.