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Friday, July 13, 2012

Oakland's Ballpark Is Veggie-Friendlier Than San Francisco's

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

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Some vegetarian baseball fans out there might have been surprised to read the news in the Chronicle today that noted San Francisco's AT&T Park is no longer the veggie-friendliest baseball stadium in the country. In fact, it's not even on the top 10.

To add insult to injury, Oakland outdid us on the faux meat front. Oakland's Coliseum placed no. 4 on the United States' most vegetarian-friendly ballparks, as ranked by PETA.

How could this be, you ask, when last year, San Francisco was the top (veggie) dog?

At the time that PETA decided we were the best, it pointed to our portobello mushroom sandwiches, veggie dogs and burgers, meatless burritos, grilled vegetable sandwiches, and ginger sesame noodles. Then, Philadelphia was deemed second with its mock-steak sandwiches and vegan Rice Krispie treat. Oakland was no. 6.

But this year, Philadelphia's ballpark stole the show. That's not to say San Francisco's fake meat isn't damn good. PETA spokesman Chris Holbein tells the Chron that other ballparks are just getting more aggressive about going veg.

So if you only attend the games for a good veggie spread, then head to Oakland, where the meatless sandwiches are apparently having a much better season than the A's.

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