We’ve tried to contact Spectrum Center – home of the Charlotte Hornets – multiple times now and, unfortunately we haven’t received any responses from them.
We’ll keep reaching out (we’re kind of relentless that way), but in the meantime we do have the policies you need to know if you’re thinking about bringing your own food to the arena.
We also have two suggestions for vegan-friendly locations, close to the arena, where you can grab some food before or after the game.
Vegan Options at Spectrum Center
We are not aware of any vegan options at Barclays Center at this time. It doesn’t mean they may not exist, we just haven’t been able to confirm with anyone at the arena what (and where) they are.
We’ll keep trying to reach out to get this info and will update here as soon as we get it.
If you know something we don’t that can help improve this guide, please reach out to us and let us know!
Can I Bring Food Into Spectrum Center?
If you’re contemplating bringing your own food to the arena, there are a few policies at Spectrum Center that you’ll definitely want to be aware of.
We couldn’t find anything that specifically talked about bringing outside food or beverages into the arena like we find on most teams/arenas websites. Judging by their No Bag Policy though, we are assuming that rules out bringing in food.
No Bag Policy (as of 9/21/21)
In an effort to reduce wait times upon entering the arena, we have implemented a no bag policy, though exceptions will be made for bags or purses smaller than 10”X10”X4”. All bags must go through an X-ray machine, which may cause longer wait times.
Vegan Options Near Spectrum Center
We did a bit of research looking at the area close by the arena to try to find a couple good vegan-friendly spots that would be great for grabbing some food before or after the game.
This is by no means a complete list of all the available options, just a couple places that caught our attention.
1540 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208
Located just over 2 miles southwest of the arena is a local vegan spot called Vegan To-Go. We’ve not been there personally, but the reviews for the place are amazing.
Vegan To-Go started at the local Charlotte Farmer’s Market and has grown from there. They focus on locally sourced ingredients and comfort food. People rave about the Jambalaya – definitely worth checking out before or after the game!
255 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
Mellow Mushroom is not a fully vegan restaurant, but they are one of our favorite vegan-friendly pizza chains. This location is also only about 5 blocks from the arena.
They have multiple speciality pizzas you can choose from (with slight modifications) or you can create your own with options like follow your heart vegan cheese, tempeh and tofu. For a full list of their vegan options, check out our Mellow Mushroom Vegan Guide.
More Links and Info
- For more info on Spectrum Center, whether for Hornets game or concerts, be sure to check out Spectrum Center’s Official Website
- VeggL contains hundreds of vegan guides for popular chain restaurants, airports and sporting venues including other nearby locations like Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers) and State Farm Arena (Atlanta Hawks)
- 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!