I nearly choked on my bacon and mayonnaise-laden turkey sandwich today when I read that Lambeau Field ranks as the third most vegetarian-friendly stadium in the NFL, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
“The Packers may be named after the area’s meatpacking industry, but that doesn’t mean that fans can’t leap at Lambeau’s mouth-watering, healthy and humane vegetarian and vegan options,” PETA Director Dan Shannon said.
Say huh? I’m not sure I KNOW any vegetarian Green Bay Packers fans, let alone where you could find something meatless in that stadium outside of cheese curds or french fries.
According to PETA, Packers fans have plenty of meat-, dairy- and egg-free options at Lambeau Field, such as meatless bratwursts and burgers, fresh veggies, hummus and fresh fruit.
Really?? Still puzzled, I did some searching. What the story doesn’t mention, and PETA’s press release does, is that some of those “healthy” options are only available in premium or club seating, which we all know costs a pretty penny.
That’s why I’ve never heard of this stuff before. Neither myself or any of my friends and family who attend games regularly are rich enough for the club or premium seats. Unfortunately, we’re relegated to eating real football food like brats, burgers, turkey legs, pepperoni pizza and other greasy, fat-laden meat products. The horror!!
Taking first place in this “survey” was the Raiders’ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, followed by the San Francisco 49ers’ Candlestick Park. Figures, I thought with an eye roll. They’re both in California.
The day you see a Packers fan purchasing a meatless brat at Lambeau Field, I wanna know about it. I’ll pay you $1,000. Sheesh.
How do I collect the $1000? I know someone who’s had a meatless brat at Lambeau field.
can you send proof?
Probably. I’ll ask her. She’s vegan, I’ve eaten with her and can vouch for that.
I had one last year at the Bears-Packers game. And I’m vegan, but not the vegan mentioned by SLW. I bought it at one of the regular old vendors in the regular old part of Lambeau. Our tickets were in the regular old South Endzone. We entered through the regular old Oneida Entrance.
Judging by the look of the one I had, I am pretty sure they serve, or at least used to serve, Boca Brats, which, technically, not vegan. (I decided to look the other way on the milk poweder used by Boca because I was in Lambeau, had had a decent amount of beer, and I was hungry). But, Boca discontinued their Boca Brats.
I found this site when I was trying to figure out if Lambeau will still be serving veggie brats (There are several other brands. Really!) this season. I’ll be attending the Lambeau season opener and was trying to figure out if vendors will be serving a veggie option–like the Tofurkey brats (which are cooked with beer and are pretty damn good. Granted, I haven’t had a real brat in ten+ years.)
My guess is there are more vegan/vegetarian Packer fans than most people realize.
I love that they serve(d) veggie brats. It shows that they understand there are a variety of Packer fans.
Not to berate a point (I’m not a preachy vegan; I don’t care what you or anyone else eats. I’m not anti-hunting, and PeTA, for the most part, drives me crazy.) But, if you look at the most recent concession map from Lambeaufield.com (from the Packers-Colts game), veggie brats are available from Stadium Snacks in sections 121, 122, and 312.
The direct link to the concession info: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://prod.static.packers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/2010ConcessionMap.pdf
Also, Curly’s Pub as a veggie black bean burger. I’ve never had it, but I know it exists.
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