We’ve tried contacting American Airlines Center in Dallas multiple times now, but unfortunately, we haven’t been able to get any information (yet!) on what the vegan options are at the arena.
We won’t stop trying, but in the meantime, we do have some information that we wanted to share that might make your experience at your next Mavericks or Stars game a little easier.
We have all the specific arena policies that you’ll want to know if you want to bring your own food to the game (or concert!). We also picked out a couple vegan-friendly places close to the arena that are worth checking out before or after the game.
Vegan Options at American Airlines Center
Like we stated above, we’re not aware of any vegan options at the arena as of yet. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist, we just haven’t received any confirmation from the arena what on what they are.
We’ll update here as soon as we get more info.
If you know something we don’t, please let us know so that we can share that info with the community here!
Can I Bring Food Into American Airlines Center?
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 FAQ page on the date listed.
Bag Policy (as of 10/16/21)
Bags and purses will not be permitted. Wallet-size clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” will be permitted. Medical bags and parenting bags are also permitted. All permitted bags are subject to security inspection.
Prohibited Items* (as of 10/16/21)
- Alcoholic beverages/illegal drugs
- Food and drinks
- Glass, plastic, metal containers and flasks
- Coolers (hard/soft side)
*This is not a complete list of all the prohibited items at American Airlines Center. We only picked out a few of the items we felt were relevant to bringing food and/or beverages into the arena.
Vegan Options Near American Airlines Center
We did a little research looking in the area near the arena to find a couple 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 spots that stood out to us.
Shoals is a cool looking spot that serves classic cocktails and vegan food including arepas, empanadas and other Latin American inspired dishes. People especially rave about the empanadas so keep that in mind if you get a chance to check this place out.
Located less than two miles east of the arena, Shoals would make for a great post game meal and hangout with friends.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Yes, we’re aware that Chipotle is not at all a ‘local vegan restaurant’, but there are a couple 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 basically across the street from the arena 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 Freshii 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 Website.
- VeggL contains hundreds of vegan guides including other Dallas sports venues like AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) and Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers)
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