As the Mets return home to give away red cars and wear Los Mets jerseys, here’s a guest post that covers one of the few things at Citi Field that we haven’t gotten to yet.
As 35 year old lifelong Mets fan, (and a former vendor at Shea
Stadium) who also loves to eat and has been an ethical vegan for 15 or
so years, the subject of vegetarian food at Citi Field is of great
interest to me. As a vegan, one of the things I miss most at Met games
is being able to truly enjoy “ballpark” food at the game… namely hot
dogs. In most new stadiums veggie food is widely available…in fact,
I’ve enjoyed veggie dogs or veggie burgers at most new stadiums I’ve
traveled to, even in (boo) cities like Philadelphia!
So, when Citi Field opened and there were no veggie dogs or burgers I
was bummed. Did the Mets miss a golden opportunity to serve (and
overcharge!) their many vegetarian, vegan and health conscious fans? I
called and corresponded with their food service people who were very
responsive and perhaps others did too, because the Mets just started
offering more vegetarian options!
Luckily for us it took them some time, but they now offer more veg
friendly fare in addition to pretzels, knishes, etc…
Here’s a site devoted to veggie food at ballparks with some Citi Field info…
I’m writing this to you because:
A) so much has been made of the varied food options at Citi Field but
I’ve heard almost nothing of these new options. Sure, vegetarians and
vegans could eat the veg sushi at Citi Field, but really, who wants
sushi at a Met game? Not I.
B) I thought it would be nice to celebrate when the Mets get something
right and do respond to fan feedback!
C) I thought your readers might want to try and support these options
so they’re back next season.
I have yet to try them veggie dogs but I plan on changing that this
weekend. I’ll let you know how they are.
Getting to eat a veggie dog while watching my Mets! Exciting!
Keep up the great work. I love your site.
Thanks Eric! Since I’m out of my expertise here I’ll share one more piece of information from Eric:
When I go out there on Satur…I mean Wednesday (thanks David Howard) maybe I’ll grab one!