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Choices have opened up for vegans going to baseball games

The Goya Latin Cafe at Marlins Park Stadium has a few options for vegans and vegetarians.
The Goya Latin Cafe at Marlins Park Stadium has a few options for vegans and vegetarians.Photo Courtesy of Marlins Park Stadium

No longer do vegans have to squirrel away their vegan snacks and sandwiches when going to the ballpark this summer. The food available today at most, ballparks has widened the array of food available for vegetarians and vegans. Yesterday, July 14, 2014, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released its top ten ballparks for 2014 where vegans and vegetarians can find veggie dogs, faux chicken, Portobello sandwiches and vegetable sushi in the United States and Canada. Now, whether you are in the nation's capital or in San Francisco, vegans have more options than peanuts and questionable popcorn while enjoying an evening baseball game.

AT&T Park in San Francisco, California is PETA's number one option in the nation due to large number of vegan and vegetarian options for Giants fans. The stadium now sports vegetable tacos and burritos, hummus, Field Roast frankfurters, Portobello sandwiches and bowls of rice, beans or vegetables.

For Philadelphia Phillies fans, Citizens Bank Park has the vegan options of faux-chicken patties, black-bean burgers and broccoli rabe. Pittsburgh Pirate fans can enjoy chowing- down on the veggie burgers, fish-free sushi, seaweed salad, vegan coleslaw and Sloppy Joes when taking in a game at PNC Park.

New Yorkers who take in a New York Mets game at Citi Field will enjoy Beyond Meat vegan burgers, Blue Smoke barbecue pit beans, sliced mango with chili powder and even vegan pizza. We will have to test to see how close it is to a typical quality New York pizza.

Washington Nationals fans can enjoy a roasted cauliflower sandwich or a vegan crab cake. Coors Field visitors who come to see the Rockies play have veggie wraps, bean burritos, fruit kabobs and other vegan options. The Seattle Mariners playing at Safeco Field and their fans can now enjoy vegan Bao Choi, fire-roasted vegetable soup, other vegan, and meat-free meals.

Those living in Boston are not left out of the fray as Fenway Park now has Boca burgers, veggie dogs, Portobello sandwiches, and penne pasta salad that they are happy to make vegan for you. The Toronto Blue Jays playing at Rogers Centre can enjoy a make-your-own burrito and nacho bars.

Atlanta's Turner Field where the Atlanta Braves play has plenty of vegan and vegetarian offerings. Veggie burgers, veggie dogs, fresh fruit and vegetable fajitas are available for the fans.

Although it did not make PETA's list, here in South Florida, Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins, has the Goya Latin Cafe in section five. Goya Latin Cafe sports Goya nachos and the Goya veggie burger. As well in sections 4 and 325, fans can go to Miami Mex to order up a great SOBE fruit salad.