I love baseball and more importantly, I love the New York Mets. As Mets fans, we take our lumps for sure - in fact there were two other pitchers expected to pitch for Opening Day, we're on the 3rd choice now due to injury - the season hasn't even started yet! Despite this, I am SO happy for today. Honestly, I'm also really happy for the pitcher, Tylor Megill, who has this amazing opportunity to kick off the season for us (yes, I'm one of those fans who talks about the team as if I'm part of it.) The photo above is from our engagement photo shoot in 2014, we're in the Mets dugout.
There is something so magical to me about the Major League Baseball season, from the sounds of the ballpark to the energy of rooting for your favorite team, there isn't anything quite like it. I love going to the ballpark and being in that energy, celebrating and/or (sometimes both) commiserating with thousands of fans but I also love watching baseball on TV and listening to it on the radio. Enjoying an outdoor activity with baseball on the radio, now, that's a perfect summer day, if you ask me. Want to read more about my love for the Mets? Click here to also see pictures from our Mets themed wedding and more.
By the way, gone are the days of us vegans just eating French fries while at the ballpark, so many across MLB have many vegan options. Here's a link to the most vegan friendly ballparks, the list is from 2021, I can't find a newer one. Citi Field (the home of the Mets) even has a vendor called Vegan City! Find it in section 105, vegan cheese is an option! Amazing!
Vegan City Nachos - Jack Fruit Chili, Vegan Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Roasted Salsa, Guacamole
Beyond Burger – Vegan Cheese Available Upon Request
Beyond Sausage & Peppers - Beyond Sausage, Balsamic Roasted Onions and Peppers, House Roll
Southwest Grain Salad - Wild Rice, Black Beans, Black-Eyed Peas, Roasted Corn, Roasted Peppers, Arugula, Pico de Gallo
Garden Veggie Straws
In addition to Vegan City, there is a list of vegan options throughout the ball park. I've pasted those below and have included the link to the full dining guide here
VEGAN OPTIONS AT CITI FIELD
Hamburgers - 137, 321 - Piazza 31 Club Presented By True Vodka, 423
Vegan City - Nachos - 105
Vegan City - Beyond Burger With Vegan Cheese - 105
Vegan City - Burger - 105
Vegan City - Beyond Sausage & Peppers - 105
Vegan City - Southwest Grain Salad - 105
Vegan City - Garden Veggie Straws -105
Tipsy Scoop Liquor - Infused Ice Cream - Jim Beam Highball Club
Dole Whip - Pineapple Or Strawberry - 135, 318 - Piazza 31 Club Presented By True Vodka
Bamba Peanut Butter Puffs - Kosher Locations
Peanuts - Various Stands
Sunflower Seeds - Various Beer Portables
Popcorn - Various Stands
The Nutty Bavarian Glazed Nuts - 105, Promenade Food Court
Soft Pretzel - Various Stands
Arancini Bros. - 103, 410, Delta Sky360° Club
Hal's New York Kettle Chips - Various Generals
Knish - Kosher Locations
Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade - Various Stands, Vending
Tell me in the comments below your favorite baseball team and if you have a favorite vegan option and their's or any ballpark. If you don't love baseball, I'd love for you to share a favorite spring/summer time activity!