So, you’re on your way to the Celtics game with your Celtics tickets in hand, but you’ve got to eat first. You don’t want to eat the food at the concession stands because, let’s face it, it’s just not that healthy. Alternatively, maybe you just don’t like the fact that you can’t find much food there that doesn’t have animal products in it. Who can blame you?
So what does the food-conscious person do in this situation? You have a few options. Either you can do your best to find places in the arena that offer some less animal-oriented options or you can go somewhere else to eat. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. So, if you want an idea of what you’re getting into before you actually head out to the game, continue reading for the breakdown of some of the options for you here.
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Peanuts are a great snack, especially in comparison to most other foods offered at the arena. If you don’t want to eat somewhere outside the Garden, peanuts offer a nice option. Plus if you don’t go anywhere else, you won’t have to worry as much about losing those Celtics Tickets right before the game.
Equal Exchange Cafe
The Equal Exchange Café is a nice little place right around The TD Garden. Not only is this place vegan friendly, it’s also gluten-free friendly. Good for lighter foods and even delicious deserts. You can choose from fresh Vietnamese rolls, delicious and savory mango salads, or a variety of different sandwiches. They also have an assortment of drinks to choose from, as well as tons of mouth-watering pastries.
The Legends Club
You’ll find this nice little spot, The Legends Club, located on Level 3 of The TD Garden. The catch is you must have a Club membership to gain access. An upscale atmosphere still feels relaxed, according The TD Garden’s website. As they say, it’s “everything you’d expect from a sports bar and a lot more.” They have delicious food options with vegan options available for you.
The True Bistro gives you excellent vegetarian and vegan food options if you’re in Boston, and it’s not too pricey either. If nothing in the arena sounds too appealing, there are plenty of options outside the arena. Stop by before or after a game to satiate your vegan appetite.
True Bistro gets quite a bit of praise from its customers, with some calling it the “best vegan restaurant” they’ve ever been to. They have options like corn cakes, phyllo triangles, crispy artichokes and red curry tofu. It’s a great place to take anybody that might feel reluctant to eat vegan food, as some say they forget they’re eating vegan when they go there.
Now you have some viable options for food when going to the game. It’s not super easy getting food when you have any kind of dietary restriction, especially food that you actually want to eat. Hopefully you have a little more direction now for pre-Celtics-game dining.