Levi’s Stadium Dubbed USA’s ‘Most Vegan-Friendly Stadium’
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Hold the beef and cheese — football fans are getting plenty of animal-free food options to chomp on at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.
The stadium plans to offer 14 vegan options and 26 vegetarian items at all games while ensuring that every concession stand is stocked with at least one vegan option, according to Centerplate, the stadium’s food vendor.
The announcement prompted online green food guide One Green Planet to call Levi’s Stadium the Most Vegan-Friendly Stadium in the Country.
“[The aim was to] design a hospitality program to usher in a new era of fan experience, and to match the Bay Area’s diverse culture,” the CEO of Centerplate said in a statement.
The new vegan menu offers more than just tofu hot dogs and romaine lettuce, but options like bean curries, BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches and tortas.
Locally sourced food is a large focus of the menu, with plans to use at least 80 percent locally sourced ingredients and products from within California, including seafood from sustainable fisheries.
“From the fresh, locally grown ingredients on menus to the investment in equipment and service at every level of the stadium, we are very excited to welcome guests to an unparalleled and highly differentiated stadium experience,” San Francisco 49ers President Paraag Marathe said in a statement released earlier this week.
Carnivores can still get their traditional game-day grub, but Centerplate plans to include more natural options like grass-fed burgers.