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Rays Tickets Guide – Vegan Options at Tropicana Field

February 15, 2014
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Vegans who have Tampa Bay Rays tickets might worry that they won’t have anything to eat before, during, or after the game. Vegans deserve to have a good time at the ballpark just like everyone else! Luckily, they have plenty of options in and around Tropicana Field.

Vegan Food at Tropicana Field 

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Tropicana Field isn’t exactly a vegan paradise, but it does offer snacks and meals that anyone can enjoy. Recipes can change often, so always ask your server about ingredients to make sure you avoid items that you do not want to eat.

Various concession stands throughout Tropicana Field serve:

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Veggie burgers
  • Bloomin’ onion from Outback steakhouse
  • Roasted and boiled peanuts
  • Vegetable stir fry
  • Black beans and rice
  • Sunflower seeds

That’s an impressive list for a ballpark!

Leafy Greens Cafe

Leafy Greens Cafe only serves raw, vegan foods. Vegans are rarely able to pick menu items randomly. They always have to make sure that they choose something that doesn’t contain any meat, eggs, or dairy products. When you visit Leafy Greens, you don’t have to worry about accidentally eating any ingredients that you’d rather avoid.

At Leafy Greens Cafe, you can enjoy vegan dishes including:

  • Tacos
  • Mediterranean and Tuscan pizzas
  • Thai curry soup
  • Zucchini spaghetti

This restaurant stands out as a prime destination for all vegetarians and vegans. Don’t miss your chance to get a hearty, healthy meal before heading to the game.

Bodega

Bodega has a diverse menu that draws influence from Cuban cuisine. While that means you will find a lot of pork and chicken, Bodega knows enough about making great food for diverse customers that it also includes several vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Some of the vegan dishes worth trying include:

  • The vegetarian sandwich with tofu, avocado, and cucumber
  • The vegetarian platos with mojo grilled tofu
  • Chopped romaine salad covered in fresh vegetables and fruits

For a place that gets noticed for its pork-based Cuban sandwiches, Bodega certainly has a lot for vegans to enjoy.

Central Cafe and Organics

Central Cafe and Organics serves all kinds of meals. Some of those meals include meat and dairy products. Whether the dish contains meat or not, everything they use is certified organic.

Vegans will want to pay close attention delicious items such as the:

  • Raw power salad
  • Very veggie wrap
  • Southwest black bean special (ask for it without the cheddar)
  • Baked sweet potato sticks
  • Homemade hummus

This restaurant is a little farther from Tropicana Field than the others, but it offers a great selection for groups of friends that want healthy vegan and non-vegan options.

What vegan restaurants do you usually visit when you go to Tropicana Field to see the Rays play? Do you usually have something at the ballpark, or do you prefer dining at one of the vegan-friendly restaurants in the neighborhood? Next time you plan a trip to the game, know that you have plenty of meal options in Tropicana Field and around the area.

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