So, you’ve got a couple of Braves tickets? You lucky dog. Sports events offer some of the best entertainment in the country. However, there’s one obstacle: you’re a vegan. Sports events and veganism don’t always go hand-in-hand. In addition, nobody wants to go around the stadium trying to find something that they hope might have vegan options. That’s where this article comes in. Here you’ll find some of the best options for vegan eating in and around Turner Field.
Soul Vegetarian Restaurant
Located just over a mile from the arena, you’ll find Soul Vegetarian Restaurant, a great, meat-free place with gluten-free and vegan options to go along with it. According to their website, they’re the largest chain of vegan restaurants in the world. Choose from Hebrew Bakes, eggless bowls and salads, and onion rings for an appetizer. If you’re gluten-friendly, you’ll love their signature high protein meat substitute made from wheat gluten which you can get as a burger, gyro, or in several other preparations.
Tassili’s Raw Reality
A delicious, healthy option for people avoiding animal products, Tassili’s Raw Reality has garnered attention for its excellent kale dishes. It’s located just a few blocks from Soul Vegetarian Restaurant. Choose from one of their many wraps, including the spicy kale wrap, a whole wheat or gluten-free wrap with Spicy Kale Salad, soy mayo, avocado, and tomato.
They specialize in kale and have several different versions of kale salad. They also use couscous in many dishes, such as their “karamu couscous” and Moroccan couscous. Everyone raves about their spicy naked tacos, a chili-infused sunflower pâté wrapped up by large cabbage leaves, topped with guacamole, salsa, and alfalfa sprouts. They also have many vegan sweet snacks, such as “afrikan carob cake”, vegan cookies, and fresh fruit pies.
Ria’s Bluebird offers a casual dining experience mixed with big portions and an all-day breakfast menu. This restaurant has a good amount of options, and caters to the vegan as well. If you want breakfast style food, try their Deep Dish “Frittata.” It’s an egg-free, cornmeal-crushed dish layered with tofu, kale, broccoli, zucchini, skillet potatoes and herb, all perfectly baked.
For lunch, you can try their avocado wrap. In a flour tortilla, you’ll get olive tapenade, local sunflower sprouts, roast tomato, baby arugula, thin sliced red onions and toasted pumpkin seeds surrounding the green goodness. They also offer many vegan salads, including an arugula salad option or a grande salad with spicy tofu cubes or tempeh available as protein options.
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Even if you choose to eat in turner field, they have plenty of vegan food options there as well. Searching the park, you can find options like veggie dogs available all over thanks to the All-Star Lineup stand, located in sections 103, 119, 137, 140, 201, 217, 239, 404, 411, and 417. You can also get refillable popcorn, roasted or boiled peanuts, pistachios, pretzels, or potato chips at any of these locations. However, if dogs aren’t your thing, you can go for the veggie burger instead at the Ballpark favorites stand located in section 314. You can also find similar vegan snacks there as well.
Now you have some ideas on where to go for food before the game, so don’t let yourself stay hungry.