Unfortunately, repeated attempts to acquire vegan options at Nationals Park for the 2023 baseball season have not produced any results (at least not yet).
We did have a VeggL user let us know that there is a vegan stand at section 136 last year (2022). Thank you, Jalil!
If you know of any other options, please reach out and let us know so that we can improve this guide for the VeggL community.
In the meantime, we have the policies you should know if you’re thinking about bringing your own food into the game and a couple of recommendations of good places to grab vegan food near the park.
Vegan Options at Nationals Park
Melissa’s Field of Greens
A vegan food stand!
- Section 136
Rainbow Ice flavor
- Sections 107, 109, 134 & 143
- Section 225
- Section 312
Please reach out if you know of any other vegan options we can add to the guide.
Can I Bring Food Into Nationals Park?
If you’re thinking about bringing your own food into Nationals Park, here are a few policies you need to know. These were pulled directly from the Nationals A to Z Guide.
Bag Policy (as of 3.31.23)
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 16” by 16” by 8” (e.g., clear tote bags, one-gallon plastic freezer bag (i.e., Ziploc bag), etc.); provided, however that buckles, grommets, hardware or other décor may not conceal any part of the bag.
- Small non-clear clutch bags measuring 5” by 7” by ¾” or smaller, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the ballpark with one of the clear plastic bag options described above.
- Fans with diaper or medical bags may use ADA/Family lanes at the Center Field and Home Plate gates
Prohibited Bags (as of 3.31.23)
- Any non-clear bag larger than 5” by 7” by ¾”; provided, however, that on the day of purchase, non-clear bags larger than 5” by 7” by ¾” purchased during the game or event inside the Nationals Baseball Stadium Complex* will be tagged and permitted for that day only;
- Backpacks (including, without limitation, clear backpacks); provided, however, that on the day of purchase, backpacks purchased during the game or event inside the Nationals Baseball Stadium Complex* will be tagged and permitted for that day only;
- Soft-sided coolers, hard coolers or ice chests;
- Drawstring bags;
- Luggage of any kind;
- Computer bags;
- Camera bags; and
- Any clear or non-clear bag larger than 16” by 16” by 8”.
See the full list of prohibited items in the Nationals Guest Conduct Policy, available at Nationals Guest Conduct Policy
Outside Food and Beverage (as of 3.31.23)
- Single-serving food items may be brought into the Nationals Park, as long as they are contained in one of the approved bags under the Nationals current bag policy, or carried in your hands so the food items can be safely screened by security.
- Metal or glass containers of any kind (except for clear, factory-sealed or empty, plastic water bottles, no larger than one liter, juice boxes, insulin containers, and baby food) are prohibited at Nationals Park.
- Only one water bottle per person will be permitted.
- For the safety of everyone, no frozen water bottles will be permitted into Nationals Park
Vegan Options Near Nationals Park
We also did a bit of research on the area around Nationals Park. We found a couple vegan spots that could be great for grabbing a bite to eat before or after the game. This is not a comprehensive list, just a couple places that piqued our interest.
101 H St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Located only a half-mile north of the stadium is PLNT Burger, a location that is high up on our bucket list to try. This location is right inside the Whole Foods so it should be pretty easy to find.
PLNT Burger is a growing chain with around 10 locations now, mostly in Virginia. We’ve heard their burgers are amazing and can’t wait to try one ourselves. Definitely worth checking out if you get the chance.
712 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
HipCityVeg is another up and coming vegan chain located primarily in Philadelphia and DC. We got a chance to try HipCityVeg a few times while we were living in Philly.
All the burgers we tried were great, sweet potato fries are really good and we both were especially fond of the Banana Whip. If you’ve never had it, banana whip is an ice cream like dessert that uses only bananas and then you can choose various toppings. If you’ve never tried it, we highly recommend it!
There are actually two locations not two far from the stadium, the location on 7th St being the closest.
The VeggL App
Download the ultimate on-the-go vegan resource. Quickly access over 400 vegan guides for restaurants, airports and stadiums. Get unlimited access to all our guides with the free version. Upgrade to Pro to go ad-free!
Never get frustrated by not knowing what you can get to eat ever again!
More Info and Links:
- If you’d like to get more info on Nationals Park in Washington D.C. you can go to their official page here on mlb.com.
- Need quick access to vegan options at restaurants, airports and stadiums? VeggL has vegan guides for over 400 locations including other Stadiums like Citizen’s Park (Phillies) and Yankee Stadium (Yankees)
- 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!