April 21st, 2015
It’s been a long haul, but at long last, we’re very happy to share that New York’s Yankee Stadium will begin offering vegan frankfurters and burgers effective THIS coming Friday, April 24th!
Logistics are still being finalized, so we don’t have specific stand locations to share today, but keep an eye on the MLB Venue Vegetarian Guide listings for updated information, not just for Yankee Stadium, but for all MLB stadiums. We are continually updating concession menus and are awaiting 2015 listings from several more stadiums at this time.
Remember to use the Guide as a resource for contacting the stadiums yourself, too. (We have an NFL Guide and other venue links, as well.) We never tire of beating the drum of advocacy and empowerment. The more fans that chime in directly, supporting and celebrating vegan options, the stronger those menu options become and the greater likelihood they’ll remain on the menu.
We’ll update the Yankees listing with stand locations as soon as we have them. If you don’t see those yet, but are attending a game, be sure to ask about them. If regular concessions workers aren’t aware of these items being offered yet, or where, ask them to page the concession manager for you or to direct you to fan relations/guest services representative. We also invite you to post photos with your vegan menu items to our Facebook page.
April 8th, 2015
IKEA will roll out its new veggie balls or “Gronsaksbullar” throughout its 40 U.S. cafeterias (except in Carson, CA) starting tomorrow, April 9. Gronsaksbullar are also vegan, as is the sauce being offered with them. The price is $4.49 for 10 balls and a side of veggies. The total caloric plate is 350 calories and the 10 balls alone are 240 calories. They are gluten, soy, dairy and GMO-free and are made from a blend of green peas, carrot, chickpeas, bell peppers, corn, kale, pea starch, seasonings, onion and canola oil.
Starting on June 30, Gronsaksbullar will also be available for purchase from the Swedish Food Court (as retail packages.)
IKEA has done a great job of celebrating this new item as “the first step to include a wider variety of nutritious and more sustainable food choices.” One of its goals in offering this item is to cut carbon emissions by offering plant-based food selections.
“We will continue to serve delicious food, offering a taste of Sweden at affordable prices, but with increasing focus on the aspects of food that are really important to people: health and sustainability,” said Michael La Cour, Managing Director of IKEA Food Services AB. “We have high ambitions, and our journey in this direction has just begun. I am proud that we now take the first step and start serving veggie balls.”
Considering that IKEA sells more than one billion meatballs per year, this is a great first step.