Ball Arena Vegan Options 2024 (Denver Nuggets & Colorado Avalanche)

Denver Nuggets Vegan

Are you looking for vegan options at Ball Arena, home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche? You are in the right place!

In addition to the vegan options inside the arena, we also looked up and included the bag policies you need to be aware of and their food & beverage policy, if you’re thinking of bringing your own food to Ball Arena.

Finally, we took a look in the area near the arena to find a couple of good vegan-friendly spots close by should you want out before or after the game.

If you are looking to eat somewhere before the game, look at the last listing we have just below in the vegan options. Ball Arena has a restaurant inside you can make reservations for and it has a vegan option!

Vegan Options at Ball Arena

Various Concessions

  • French Fries
  • Popcorn

Berry Kabobs

Order with NO chocolate. 

  • Section 122

Fruit, Crudites and Salad

  • Section 144


A variety of flavors are vegan-friendly.

  • Section 146

Baked Potato

Order plain or ask if any of the toppings might be vegan-friendly. We were not given a list of what toppings are offered so you will need to ask. 

  • Section 148

Dippin’ Dots

Look for the Rainbow Ice flavor. It’s the only vegan* option.

  • Sections 106, 114, 124 and 132
  • Sections 314 and 340

Tater Tots

A VeggL user contacted us about these tots; however we have not confirmed them to be vegan so please ask what oil they are fried in and if they cross-contaminate with other animal menu items, if this is a concern for you.

Garlic Tots* and Plain Tots*

  • Section 148
  • Section 303

Breckenridge Brewery Mountain House

We were also told that Breckenridge Brewery Mountain House would be highly recommended for the Vegan Sloppy Joe and Roasted Vegetables. It is a restaurant located inside Ball Arena you could eat at before the game. You can get more information hereOpens in a new tab., including making a reservation. 

If you happen to visit and learn more or see any changes that need to be made to this guide, please let us knowOpens in a new tab.!

Can I Bring Food Into Ball Arena?

Vegan Options at Denver's Ball Arena

Sometimes it just feels like it’s easier to just bring your own food. But, if you’re planning on bringing your own food to the arena, then here are some policies at Ball Arena that you should be aware of.

We pulled these directly from Ball Arena’s Policies and FAQ GuideOpens in a new tab..

Bag Policy (as of 10.9.23)


  • All permitted bags (no larger than 4in x 6in x 1.5in)  are subject to visual or x-ray screening upon entry.
  • Medical and diaper bags 14″x14″x6″ or smaller are permitted. All guests entering with medical or diaper bags are subject to x-ray screening upon entry.

Not Permitted:

  • Bags larger than 4in x 6in x 1.5in, backpacks, briefcases, and luggage are NOT permitted.

Food & Beverage Policy (as of 10.9.23)


  • Empty metal and plastic water bottles (no glass), 32oz or less ARE PERMITTED for all Nuggets, Avalanche and Mammoth games and most concerts and special events. Some concerts and special events may set additional restrictions. Please check with for specific concert/special event protocols.

Not Permitted:

  • Outside food/beverages are prohibited.

–> The official policy is that outside food and beverages are not allowed. You can reach out to guest relations ( and request a dietary needs letter for your event if needed.

Vegan Options Near Ball Arena

We took a look around the area close to the arena to try to find a couple of good vegan-friendly locations. This info can come in handy if you’re wanting to grab a bite to eat before or after the game.

This is by no means a complete list of all the options, just a couple of spots that caught our eye.

City O’ City

206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

It’s not often that you find a local vegan-friendly restaurant with over 4,000 Google reviews (and a 4.5 rating!), but that’s exactly what we found with City O’ City.

Located just a mile and a half southeast of the arena, this is a vegetarian restaurant with plenty of (clearly marked) vegan options on the menu.

The Chicken and Waffles is a bourbon-brined chicken-fried cauliflower and it is one of the stars of the show at City O’ City. Definitely worth checking out!

Mellow MushroomOpens in a new tab.

1201 16th St Mall Suite 108, Denver, CO 80202Opens in a new tab.

Typically, this section is for local vegan restaurants; however, you do have a chain we love close enough to walk to from Ball Arena, Mellow Mushroom. Get a salad, a hoagie, calzone, a specialty pizza or create your own! You can use our complete vegan guideOpens in a new tab. for all the details. 

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More Info and Links

  • For more info on Ball Arena, from games to concerts, please check out their Official WebsiteOpens in a new tab.
  • VeggL contains hundreds of vegan guides for popular chain restaurants, airports and sporting venues including other sports venues like Empower Field at Mile HighOpens in a new tab. (Broncos) and Coors FieldOpens in a new tab. (Rockies).
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us knowOpens in a new tab.!