After you buy your Chicago White Sox tickets this season, you may wonder whether you can find delicious and vegan-friendly options to munch on before the first pitch. Chicago is known for less healthy foods, such as deep-dish pizza and sausage, but there are also quite a few restaurants that cater to those who follow a vegan diet.
A local vegan favorite is Upton’s Breakroom, located just a few miles from U.S. Cellular Field. The restaurant is connected to a production facility that makes delicious and savory vegan meats, such as pastrami and bacon. You can choose from a variety of sandwiches, such as BLT, Italian, and breakfast sandwiches, with freshly prepared sides including mashed potatoes and gravy and bacon-infused macaroni and cheese. Pricing is reasonable, and there are plenty of choices for even the fussiest eaters.
Another popular choice is BGabs Goodies, which is also about six miles away from the ballpark. The chefs at this restaurant create unique and organic meals that encompass fresh local seasonal produce. The menu also includes vegetable-based proteins, so diners leave full and satisfied without sacrificing a commitment to a vegan diet. If you need a sweet drink to go along with your meal, they have an in-house juice bar where they concoct delicious juice blends that satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Several of the concessions stands now offer veggie burgers and dogs, along with gluten-free buns, so you can enjoy healthy and tasty choices without having to leave the game. Levy’s Restaurant, on the Club Level, has several veggie options as well. Check with your server to make sure the food isn’t cross-contaminated with meat or other animal by-products during preparation.
If you are planning to attend a daytime White Sox game, you may enjoy paying a visit to Delicious Café before the game starts. It is a few minutes from the ballpark, but it is worth the drive. They offer delicious breakfast sandwiches, with vegan cheese and bacon piled high on English muffins. The restaurant has a fun and artsy feel, with outdoor seating available for days with pleasant weather. They also have freshly brewed coffees and teas.
Kitchen 17 offers a unique blend of American and Mediterranean recipes. The restaurant is cozy and intimate, and everything on the menu is vegan. The chefs have created delicious salads, sandwiches, and pizzas with fresh and local ingredients. Many local residents enjoy spending time with friends and family in this Mediterranean-inspired deli. The restaurant is about 15 minutes away from the ballpark.
Part of an international chain of vegan restaurants, Loving Hut has a world-famous chef who strongly believes in living the vegan lifestyle. The menu includes dishes inspired by Asian favorites, and the entire menu is vegan, even the list of delectable desserts. With reasonable prices, you can take the whole family here before heading to the game.
Baseball games are a fun way to spend time with friends and family members, and Chicago offers great vegan choices at restaurants nearby so it makes it easy to stick to your vegan diet while enjoying fine fare.