PNC Arena Vegan Options 2024 (Carolina Hurricanes)

Carolina Hurricanes Vegan Options

Several attempts to contact PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes, to find out the vegan options available have unfortunately gone unanswered.

We’ll keep reaching out, but in the meantime, we share a few vendors that may have some. Be prepared to read labels or ask questions. 

Along with the arena’s potential vegan food options, we have provided you with the policies you may need to know if you’re thinking about bringing your own food or drinks into the stadium. We also list their bag policies since these tend to go hand in hand. 

Should you choose to eat before or after your event, we have given you a few vegan restaurant options towards the bottom of the guide.

Vegan Options at PNC Arena

–> If PNC offers vegan options, they do not make it clear anywhere on their website. We have listed a couple that might be but you will may need to verify this when ordering. 

If you happen to visit and learn more before we hear back from the arena, please let us knowOpens in a new tab.!

The Optimist

This is a coffee vendor. We do not have confirmation if they offer non-dairy options. You will need to ask.

  • Section 105

Game Day Marketplace

Quick stop for snacks and candy; including Sabra Hummus. Read ingredients.

  • Section 126
  • Section 314

Nutty Bavarian

Look for salted or other vegan-friendly nuts here.

  • Sections 101 and 116
  • Section 316

Dippin’ Dots

The Rainbow Ice flavor is the only vegan-friendly one. 

  • Sections 106 and 120
  • Sections 306 and 326

Can I Bring Food Into PNC Arena?

Thinking about bringing your own food to the arena? Before you do, make sure that you are aware of the following policies at PNC Arena. We pulled these directly from their Policies pageOpens in a new tab..

Bag Policy (as of 10.19.23)

  • Clutch/wristlet bags smaller than 4.5″ x 6.5″ are permitted; these are not required to enter via bag X-ray line.
  • Parenting bags and medical bags are permitted and required to pass through an X-ray machine prior to entry. 

Food Policy (as of 10.19.23)

  • Food & Beverage (Including Alcohol) are NOT allowed to be brought in.
  • Bottles, Cans, Coolers & Liquid Containers are not allowed. 

Vegan Options Near PNC Arena

We also did some research on the area close to the arena in the event that you may want to grab some food before or after the game. Considering PNC Arena basically sits right on the NC State campus, we thought we’d find a lot to choose from.

That really wasn’t the case – here is the best we found.

The Fiction Kitchen

428 S Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601Opens in a new tab.

The Fiction Kitchen brings you the experience diners have been craving in downtown Raleigh: Thoughtfully prepared vegan cuisine from a 100% vegan kitchen. Located about 5 miles southeast of the arena in downtown Raleigh.

If you really want some local 100% vegan places, downtown Raleigh is going to be your best bet.

Panera Bread

2410 Landmark Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607Opens in a new tab.

If you want something a little closer to the arena, we did find a Panera Bread a couple of miles to the northeast of the PNC. Panera is obviously not a local vegan restaurant, but it is incredibly easy to order vegan thereOpens in a new tab.. From bagels to soups, salads and sandwiches it’s pretty easy to find something good at Panera.

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More Links and Info

  • If you’d like more info on PNC Arena, for everything from tickets to parking, make sure to go check out their Official WebsiteOpens in a new tab..
  • VeggL contains hundreds of vegan guides for popular chain restaurants, airports and other sports venues like nearby Spectrum CenterOpens in a new tab. (Charlotte Hornets) and Bank of America StadiumOpens in a new tab. (Carolina Panthers)
  • 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.!