There are very limited vegan options inside Nationwide Arena (home of the Columbus Blue Jackets), but a rep from the arena did provide us with some great info that we’ll pass along in this guide.
We do have the arenas official policies on bringing info into the arena, but there is a way to still bring your own food with you. We’ll explain below.
We also have two suggestions for two vegan-friendly locations close to the arena where you can grab some food before or after the game.
Vegan Options at Nationwide Arena
According to the arena rep that we spoke to the only vegan options available in the arena are “fresh salads and fruit at our Front St. Market. It is located by the Front St. entrance, near the cannon.”
Front St. Market
Because the vegan options inside the arena are so limited, we asked if they made exceptions on their “no outside food” policy. They do. Keep reading.
Can I Bring Food Into Nationwide Arena?
Nationwide Arena’s official policy is no outside food or beverage is allowed in the arena. However, when we asked if there were exceptions for people eating a vegan diet they responded –
Yes, when you enter, please let them know that you have food restrictions and that you were cleared to bring it in.
Please try to make sure that you bring it in the smallest bag possible.
If you’re headed to a Blue Jackets game or concert at Nationwide, we hope that info helps make your event a bit better!
Here are the official policies pulled directly from their A to Z Guide.
Limited Bag Policy (as of 10/8/21)
Bags are generally NOT permitted.
There is an exception for medical bags, diaper bags OR clutches no larger than 8”x 5”x 1”.
Medical bags, diaper bags AND clutches will be X-rayed via dedicated screening lines (identified at each entry) – a contactless step that replaces a manual search.
Security Screenings (as of 10/8/21)
In addition to the LIMITED BAG policy, a reminder that the following items are prohibited:
- Outside Food and Beverage including alcohol
Vegan Options Near Nationwide Arena
Willowbeez Soul Veg
Melt Bar & Grilled
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More Links and Info
- If you need more info on Nationwide Arena, for everything from tickets to parking, make sure to go check out their Official Website.
- VeggL contains hundreds of vegan guides for popular chain restaurants, airports and sports venues including other Ohio stadiums like Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals) and First Energy Stadium (Cleveland Browns).
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