23 May 2011

AT&T Park tops PETA’s list of ‘Top Ten Veg-Friendly Major League Ballparks’

Vegetarian San Francisco Giants fans have something else to celebrate.

If winning the 2010 World Series and currently leading the N.L. West was not enough reason to pop a few corks, the veg-friendly confines of AT&T Park—the Giants home stadium—took home the top spot in PETA’s latest installment of the Top Ten Veg-Friendly Major League Ballparks.

Menu selections like veggie dogs, veggie burgers, portobello mushroom sandwiches, meatless burritos, grilled vegetable sandwiches, and noodles with ginger, sesame, and veggies helped AT&T Park land the number one slot.

But if you are veg baseball fan and you don't happen to live in the City by the Bay don't worry, plenty of major league ballparks are adding plant-based fare.

Indeed, the remaining nine teams on the list are a testament to that very fact.

Without further ado, here is the list in its entirety:

1. San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park
Menu features veggie dogs, veggie burgers, portobello mushroom sandwiches, meatless burritos, grilled vegetable sandwiches, and noodles with ginger, sesame, and veggies.

2. Philadelphia Phillies' Citizens Bank Park
Vegetarian offerings include Southwest black-bean burgers, mock-steak sandwiches, breaded faux-chicken sandwiches, and tangy hummus with pita chips and for dessert vegan rice krispie treats.

3. Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park
Menu selections include Italian sausages and black-bean burgers on the grill, vegetable stir-fries, veggie dogs, veggie burgers, vegetable sushi, and hummus plates.

4. Atlanta Braves' Turner Field
Vegetarian Braves fans can enjoy veggie burgers, veggie dogs, meatless burritos, vegetable sushi, veggie pasta, and dairy-free smoothies.

5. Colorado Rockies' Coors Field
Coors Field offers grilled portobello sandwiches, veggie dogs, veggie burgers, vegetable wraps, baked potatoes, and meatless burritos.

6. Oakland Athletics' Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Menu choices include veggie burgers, meatless burritos, made-to-order salads, and portobello sliders.

7. San Diego Padres' PETCO Park
San Diego fans that like to avoid the cruelty and unhealthiness of meat can indulge in veggie dogs, veggie burgers, hummus and vegetables, roasted corn, edamame, and fresh fruit salads.

8. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Angel Stadium
Angel Stadium offers its vegetarian fans black-bean burgers, vegetable sushi, bean burritos, edamame, fresh fruit cups, corn on the cob, and roasted vegetable sandwiches on ciabatta rolls.

9. Houston Astros' Minute Maid Park
Meat-free options include veggie burgers, mushroom sliders, fresh fruit smoothies, baked potatoes, made-to-order salads, and sun-dried tomato rigatoni.

10. Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park
The current home of vegetarian power hitter Prince Fielder offers portobello mushroom focaccia sandwich, a vegetable wrap, fresh fruit, build-your-own burritos, and a hearty veggie dog.

As an Indians fan I am a bit disappointed to see Progressive Field (not so progressive eh?) failed to make the list this year, but I will take baseball’s best record and a seven game lead in the Central—I had to work that in somehow.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit:cc:flickr.com/photos/momboleum