American Airlines Center Vegan Options 2024 (Mavericks & Stars)

American Airlines Arena Vegan

Are you visiting the American Airlines Center for an event or maybe a Mavericks or Stars game and looking for vegan options? You are in the right place!

Along with the Center’s vegan food options, we have provided you with the policies you may need to know if you’re thinking about bringing your own food or drinks into the stadium. We also list their bag policies since these tend to go hand in hand. 

Should you choose to eat before or after your event, we have given you a few vegan restaurant options towards the bottom of the guide.

Vegan Options at American Airlines Center

Modelo Gold Lion Bar & Grill (Section 103)

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  • Vegan Burger … comes with hamburger bun, plant-based patty, lettuce, tomato and house-made pickle.
  • Vegan Hot Dog (Brat) … comes with hot dog bun, vegan brat and spicy mustard.

El Taco Tex (Sections 105 & 117)

  • Vegan Nachos … comes with tortilla chips, vegan cheese sauce, plant-baed meat, pico de gallo and guacamole. 
  • Vegan Tacos (2 per order) … comes with corn tortillas, plant-based meat and pico de gallo. 

Market 2 Go (Sections 105 & 111)

Power Bowl … comes with baby spinach, quinoa, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and vinaigrette.

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Can I Bring Food Into American Airlines Center?

Vegan Options at American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas

Thinking about bringing your own food into the arena? Before you do, make sure you’re aware of the following policies from American Airlines Center. We pulled these directly from their Arena FAQOpens in a new tab. page on the date listed.

Bag Policy (as of 10.9.23)

All permitted bags are subject to security inspection.  


  • Wristlet, clutch or wallet 4.5”x6.5” allowed at all entrances.
  • Medical bags and parenting bags are also permitted. 

Not Permitted:

  • Purses no larger than 14”x14”x6” will be allowed at designated X-ray entry points.
  • No backpack or large totes allowed.

Food and Beverages (as of 10.9.23)

  • Guests are not permitted to bring any food or beverages into the American Airlines Center.
  • Containers such as bottles, cans, thermos bottles, or plastic coolers are not permitted for the safety and protection of our guests.

Guests with specific/special dietary needs due to medical conditions or religious requirements should see our Concessions page for details, or contact Guest Services to discuss food options available.

Vegan Options Near American Airlines Center

We did a little research looking in the area near the arena to find a few restaurants that would make good places to grab food either before or after the game. This is by no means all the options available, just a couple of spots that stood out to us.

Normally we add close local vegan restaurants to this section. We weren’t able to find any close by that made sense to add so if you know of any, let us knowOpens in a new tab.

Flower Child

2101 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201Opens in a new tab.

A 4-minute drive (15 minute walk) from the center is a vegan-friendly restaurant with light, healthy and according to the reviews delicious food in a beautiful location.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill

2401 Victory Park Ln #140, Dallas, TX 75219Opens in a new tab.

Yes, we’re aware that Chipotle is not at all a ‘local vegan restaurant’, but there are a couple of reasons we decided to include it here.

First, it’s Ryan’s favorite place to eat so we’re just going to go ahead and admit to some personal bias here. However, it’s also a 2 minute walk from the center which makes it crazy convenient to grab a bite to eat right before or after the event.

Finally, for better or worse, if you’re with non-vegan friends or family suggesting Chipotle is most often much easier to get everyone in the group on board with. So, there you go, Chipotle for the win!

(There is also a FreshiiOpens in a new tab. in this exact same area which is another great vegan-friendly chain.)

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More Links and Info

  • If you need more info on the American Airlines Center, for everything from tickets to parking, make sure to go check out their Official WebsiteOpens in a new tab..
  • VeggL contains hundreds of vegan guides including other Dallas sports venues like AT&T StadiumOpens in a new tab. (Dallas Cowboys) and Globe Life FieldOpens in a new tab. (Texas Rangers)
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