We’ve tried contacting the United Center about what vegan options are available at Bulls and Blackhawks games (as well as concerts and other events).
Unfortunately, our attempts to reach someone at the arena who can help us have not produced any results (at least not yet!)
We won’t stop reaching out until we finally get an answer, but in the meantime, we have had a VeggL user reach out with info that might help.
We also have the policies you need to know if you’re thinking about taking matters into your own hands and bringing your own food to the arena.
Finally, we have picked out a couple of recommendations for vegan-friendly places close to the arena where you can grab food before or after the game. At this time, we suggest this option. Eat before or after your event.
Vegan Options at the United Center
The following options have NOT been confirmed as vegan nor are we aware if they can be made vegan. A VeggL user let us know they saw them but did not talk to the concession stand to ask.
We did further research and found them listed under vegetarian options. With the burger, you could ask for no cheese and sauce but we do NOT know if the bread is vegan. Ask prior to ordering.
Lightlife Plant-Based Burger
Lightlife Plant-Based Tenders
Field Roast Signature Stadium Dog
If you know something we don’t – please reach out to us and let us know so that we can pass on that information here to the community!
Can I Bring Food Into United Center?
Thinking about bringing your own food and/or drinks into the arena?
Here are some United Center policies that you will want to be aware of. We could not find anything specific regarding bringing in food, but judging by their ‘No Bag Policy’ below it doesn’t appear that they do.
Backpacks & Bags (as of 10/24/22)
Guests may enter the arena with a small purse or personal bag up to 10” x 6” x 2“ in size. Backpacks are prohibited. Limited exceptions for medical or diaper bags will be allowed.
Can You bring Food In? (as of 10/24/22)
No. According to United Center’s Prohibited Items, outside food or beverage of any kind (alcoholic beverages included), are not allowed.
Vegan Options Near United Center
We did a bit of looking around for vegan-friendly restaurants close to the arena in case you want to meet up with friends to get a bite to eat before the game.
This is by no means all the vegan-friendly locations close to United Center, just a couple that piqued our interest.
2054 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Upton’s Breakroom is located just a mile north of the arena. If you are familiar with Upton’s Naturals which makes vegan products like Upton’s Seitan than you’ll be excited to know that this location is attached to their seitan factory.
If you’re just in town for the day, we highly recommend trying out the bacon and the mac n cheese!
210 N Carpenter St UNIT 140, Chicago, IL 60607
If you’re into eating raw, then Uncooked is a great place to try out. They’re located just over a mile east of the arena and they’re currently carrying a 4.8 rating on Google which is really hard to do.
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More Links and Info
- If you’d like more info on the United Center, for Bulls or Blackhawks games, be sure to check out the United Center’s Official Website
- VeggL has hundreds of vegan guides for popular chain restaurants, airports and sporting venues including other Chicago locations like Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs) and Soldier Field (Chicago Bears).
- Disclaimer: We are working tirelessly to make sure all the information contained in VeggL is as accurate as possible and up to date. However, sometimes options change. Always check with your server to confirm before ordering. If you notice a change that we need to know about, let us know. VeggL is not responsible for out of date or incorrect information.