While we haven’t pinned down all the exact vegan options at Golden 1 Center yet, we have found (and tried) some really good options located in the arena.
In this guide we’ve also included the policies you need to know if you want to bring your own food into the arena as opposed to finding something once you’re there.
Finally, Jen and I give you a couple recommendations for good vegan-friendly restaurants.
Vegan Options at Golden 1 Center
I (Ryan) had the opportunity to catch a Kings vs Lakers pre-season game for the 2022-2023 season. I was able find a few really good vegan options.
If you find more options that I missed, please reach out and let us know!
I didn’t run into LowBrau, but supposedly they have vegan options available.
I didn’t get the full Plantspired Bowl (pictured above), but they were nice enough to let me try the tofu. Unreal good. I can’t see how you would possibly be disappointed with it.
Roots Grill – Portable 123 Cart
I went searching for the Portable 123 Cart and in Section 123 I found the Roots Grill cart.
They were serving up a Vegan Burger with a Smoked Mushroom Beyond Burger Patty, Grilled Onions, Lettuce, Tomato & Vegan 916 Sauce on a Vegan Le Boulanger Bun. It was served with House Chips.
Burger was solid. The Grilled Onions were definitely the star. House Chips were okay. Price was very reasonable, especially at a basketball game.
Can I Bring Food Into Golden 1 Center?
Thinking about bringing your own food to the game? Here are some of the prohibited items at Golden 1 Center that you need to make yourself aware of (They actually list food and beverages as a prohibited item twice so I think they’re pretty serious about it).
These were pulled directly from their Prohibited Items List.
Prohibited Items* (as of 9/22/21)
- Bottles or cans
- Bags larger that 8″x6″1″
- Food coolers
- Outside food/beverages (baby food permitted)
- Food, beverage, alcohol, cans, bottles, flasks, coolers, drugs, illegal substances
*This is not a complete list of all the prohibited items at Golden 1 Center, just a few we felt relevant to bringing food and/or beverages into the arena.
Vegan Options Near Golden 1 Center
Jen and I always like to find great vegan-friendly spots close to the arena to grab some food before or after the game (or concert!). So, we looked around Golden 1 Center to find a couple good spots.
This is by no means all the options in the area, just a couple that caught our attention.
Burger Patch Midtown
Burger Patch Midtown is located just over a mile east of the arena and serves up a variety of vegan burgers, shakes and sides. We could be wrong here, but Burger Patch reminds me of a vegan version of Cookout in all the best ways.
If you get a chance to check them out, don’t pass up the opportunity to grab one of their shakes. They’re well worth the calories!
VEG Cafe & Bar
VEG Cafe & Bar sits just a couple blocks away from our first recommendation, Burger Patch. They have a diverse menu of plant based, brunch, lunch and dinner items from starters through desserts.
The crepes and the curry both have amazing reviews, so depending on what you’re in the mood for there is no lack of great options on the menu.
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- If you need more info on the Golden 1 Center, for everything from ticketing to parking, please head over to their Official Website.
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