Wrigley Field Adds Vegetarian Hot Dogs To Concession Stands

By Amy Cavanaugh in Food on Apr 6, 2013 3:00PM

If you think a baseball game isn't a baseball game without a hot dog, good news! Now our vegetarian friends can join us in the storied pairing of a hot dog and a frustrating Cubs loss.

Wrigley Field has added vegetarian hot dogs and a veggie chopped salad to its concession stands, which already sold veggie burgers and a tempeh barbecue sandwich called the "Sloppy Jane." In 2009, the stadium made PETA's list of the most vegetarian-friendly stadiums, clocking in at 10th and tying the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park, but was off the list by 2010.

At the Cell, White Sox fans have the option of cheese quesadillas, veggie dogs, or garden burgers. Elsewhere in the Midwest, the Minnesota Twins' menu includes a veggie "walk-a-taco" (whatever that is), veggie dogs, vegan mousse martinis (um, what?), and vegetarian stir-fry. The Detroit Tigers offer vegetarian Italian sausages, veggie riblets, and vegan hot dogs. Of course, the Tigers also offer a deep-fried sausage, so there really is something for everyone at Comerica Park.

Also new at Wrigley are Dippin' Dots, those weird, flash-frozen little ice cream spheres, plus Chicago's Uncle Dougie's barbecue sauces and bloody mary mixes.