Plant-Based Loca Cheese Nachos Are Coming to SF’s Ballpark!
In a win for nacho and baseball fans, Oracle Park in San Francisco will now offer plant-based nachos, thanks to the company Loca Food. Starting May 10, the brand’s spicy jalapeño cheese will be available at the Garden in the popular Bay Area baseball park, making it the first plant-based nacho cheese at the stadium. Plus, not only is Loca Food rumored to make some of the best vegan queso in existence; the woman-owned company is outspoken about ethical eating.
Unlike many vegan quesos that are nut-based and therefore higher in calories, this cheese is great for people with nut allergies and has all-natural ingredients that deliver the texture and aroma of conventional cheese dip. It is made with potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, green chilies, onion, seasoning, and B12-rich nutritional yeast and is naturally preserved using only organic lemon juice. (If you’re not in SF and are currently salivating, don’t worry—you can order Loca cheese online.)
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Oracle Park joins the growing list of ballparks nationwide serving plant-based nachos and other ballpark foods. The New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Arizona Diamondbacks all have ample vegan options at their stadiums, from hot dogs and burgers to tamales and sushi. Last year, major foodservice company Aramark, which works with eight different teams, announced new plant-based options, including the renowned Impossible Burger.
If you’re going to take yourself out to the ballgame this summer, you can find a full directory of all the plant-based options at sports and entertainment venues across the country using this excellent resource from the site VeggieHappy. If you’re staying home to watch the game, check out our guide to some great game-day recipes.
And remember, whether you’re reducing your consumption of animal products or eliminating them from your diet altogether, every step makes a difference for animals, our environment, and your long-term health. So snack away!