In a fairly major vegan city like Atlanta, we thought State Farm Arena would be listening to its customers when it comes to Vegan Options.
While doing our research, I see this arena is very proud to provide local ATL restauranteurs and chefs the opportunity to showcase their cuisines. Where is the opportunity for a vegan restaurant or chef?
We are only aware of one vegan option, other than your typical options like candy or chips (make sure you check the ingredients first though).
If you’re thinking bringing in your own food might be an option, we list State Farm Arena’s bag, food and beverage policies below… along with a couple of vegan-friendly restaurants you can visit close by should you want to eat before or after your event.
Vegan Options at State Farm Arena
- Candy – Check ingredients
- Chips – Check ingredients
Here’s the tricky part. I don’t know if I should tell you it’s going to be an Impossible Burger which is what State Farm Arena’s guest services will say… or, if I should say Beyond Burger because that is what was offered at the concert we went to on 4.28.23.
- Section 118
- Section 211
If you discover any other vegan options, please let us know! We would love to find other options to help other vegans visiting for a Hawks game or an event.
Can I Bring Food Into the Arena?
Not thrilled with the vegan options available and thinking of bringing your own food in? Before you do, make sure you’re aware of a few policies at State Farm Arena. We pulled these directly from their policies page.
Bag Policy (10.7.23)
- 14″ x 14″ x 6″ or smaller are permitted.
- Single-compartment drawstring bags and fashion backpacks or purses that are smaller than 14″ x 14″ x 6″ are permitted.
- All bags are subject to screening.
- State Farm Arena is required to prohibit all bags, including briefcases, purses, luggage, and diaper bags, larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″ from being brought into the arena.
- Backpacks and hard-sided bags of any kind are prohibited.
- Guests with non-complying bags can check their bag free of charge by Gate 2, located off of Centennial Olympic Park Dr.
Medical bags and diaper bags accompanying a child are exempt from the size requirement policy but are subject to search. Parents may bring in plastic bottles of formula or milk inside the arena.
NOTE: Bag policies are subject to change based on event. Please check the event’s page here to see your event’s specific bag policy.
Outside Food & Drink (as of 10.7.23)
- Outside food and drinks are not allowed in State Farm Arena.
- We ask that fans either leave any food or beverage items inside their vehicle or dispose of them at the security checkpoint before entering the arena. The only exceptions are:
- Parents with small children may bring plastic bottles of formula or milk inside of the arena.
- Approved medically necessary snacks. To seek approval for medically necessary snacks, please call (404) 878-3000.
Vegan Options Near State Farm Arena
The reviews here are phenomenal and the restaurant is 100% vegan! Definitely check their hours because they close for a couple of hours in the afternoon but stay open late. Cafe Kulture offers breakfast, brunch, burgers and wraps.
Less than a mile away from the arena… While not 100% vegan, Mellow Mushroom offers a vegan menu with plenty of vegan options; hoagies, salads and specialty pizzas. You can also create your own pizza. This is a good spot if you have a mixed crowd of vegans & non-vegans.
One more vegan restaurant that blew me away with their reviews but is only open on the weekends and late night thru the early morning. You can find nachos, tacos & burritos at Melinated Vegan. This would be a great spot to stop by after an event or game!
- If you’d like to get more info on State Farm Arena you can go to their website here.
- We have vegan guides for stadiums/arenas across the country, airports and popular chain restaurants. In fact, we have guides for other Atlanta sports venues like Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons) and Truist Park (Atlanta Braves).
- 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!