We’ve tried reaching out to Gainbridge Fieldhouse (where the Indiana Pacers play) several times to get information on what vegan options are available at the arena. Unfortunately, we’ve not received any responses yet.
However, we want to share some research on the policies you need to know if you’re thinking of bringing your own food into Gainbridge Fieldhouse as well as a couple vegan-friendly restaurants close by worth checking out.
Because we thought this info could prove useful to the community, we’re sharing this guide even though we don’t have the info you probably clicked on this page for. We’ll keep working on it though.
If you’d like to help encourage Gainbridge Fieldhouse to get in contact with us, you can reach them at [email protected].
Vegan Options at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Like we stated above, we don’t have confirmation on what vegan options are at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist, we just haven’t been able to find out what they are.
If you know something we don’t, please let us know so that we can share that information with the community here!
Can I Bring Food Into Gainbridge Fieldhouse?
Sometimes it just feels easier to bring your own food to an event. If you’re thinking of bringing your own food to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, here are a few policies you need to become familiar with. We pulled these directly from their A to Z Guide.
Bags / Backpacks (as of 9/29/21)
Backpacks (with the exception of single-compartment drawstring bags that meet the NBA bag-size requirements, or media backpacks that are screened at the media entrance), hard-sided bags and any bag larger than 10”x10”x2” will not be allowed.
Discretion is allowed for purses, and diaper bags that, while having the appearance of backpacks, generally are sized differently, and have a different purpose. These are allowed on a case-by-case basis and subject to management approval.
All guests entering the Fieldhouse are subject to security screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Gainbridge Fieldhouse personnel.
Prohibited Items* (as of 9/29/21)
- Bags larger than 14”x14”x6”
- Cans, bottles, coolers, or other similar containers
- Hard-sided bags
- Outside food or drinks
*This is not a complete list of prohibited items at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, just a few items we felt was relevant to bringing food and/or beverages into the arena.
Vegan Options Near Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Getting a bite to eat before or after the game is one of the best parts of the gameday experience. We did the same ‘due diligence’ we would do for ourselves, looking near the arena to find a couple good vegan-friendly spots.
This is by no means a complete list of vegan restaurants in the area, just two that caught our attention.
Three Carrots Fountain Square
We’ve looked through hundreds (maybe thousands) of Google reviews over the past couple years and we’ve found that it’s really hard to maintain a score over 4.5.
But, that’s just what Three Carrots has done with a 4.6 rating over the course of almost a thousand reviews.
They’re located just over a mile southeast of the arena and they serve everything from their vegan versions of American staples like BBQ and mac n cheese to Banh Mi Bowls.
Everyone seems to rave over the seitan which is featured in a few dishes so keep that on your radar if you get a chance to check out Three Carrots.
Yard House isn’t what you’d normally expect as a vegan-friendly recommendation, but here is why we like to recommend Yard House’s on our Arena Guides.
First, like many Yard House’s this one is basically walking distance to and from the arena (about two or three blocks away). Second, they have a really good selection of vegan options on their menu.
Third, Yard House is a very popular sports bar that is easy to get non-vegan friends and family on board with on game day. Win. Win. Win.
Our Yard House Vegan Guide will show you how to order everything vegan at Yard House.
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More Links and Info
- If you need any more info on Gainbridge Fieldhouse, like buying tickets or parking, then make sure to check out their Official Website
- VeggL has hundreds of vegan guides for popular chain restaurants, airports and sporting venues including nearby locations like Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts) and the United Center (Chicago Bulls).
- 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 know!