Where to Find Vegan Football Sunday Foods in Hoboken + Jersey City

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Let’s face it — football tailgates and Superbowl parties aren’t the most vegan-friendly occasions. And even if you’re not strictly vegan, dairy allergies are far too common, making saying you’re “vegan” an easy way to opt for that {sadly} cheese-free life. That’s why we’re sharing our top locations for grab-and-go vegan tailgate foods along with some recipes for that upcoming sports gathering you’re hosting. After all, Tom Brady, who is arguably the best quarterback in the league, eats mostly vegan (along with his supermodel wife) and is even an investor in the vegan meal-delivery service, Purple Carrot. Check out our list of vegan-friendly spots in Hoboken and Jersey City for football Sunday.

Grab & Go

Tony Boloney’s | 263 1st Street, Hoboken & 363 Grove Street, Jersey City

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Tony Boloney’s has vegan and vegetarian items all over its menu. From pizza to sandwiches, there are plenty of choices that will still feel like a Sunday Funday, such as the Diving Buffalo sub and the Mexi-Corn Husker pizza.

Northern Soul | 700 1st Street

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Northern Soul’s menu is heaven-sent for vegans, as it has a variety of options in-house. But for football Sunday, there’s NO better place to pick up “wings” than NS. The restaurant makes a mean Buffalo Cauliflower wing dish that will have even the meat-lovers scratching their heads and wondering if it’s actually crispy wings.

Tea NJ | 262 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

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Tea NJ in downtown Jersey City never disappoints with the Spicy Devil vegan hot dog, served with chipotle sausage, avocado, and pico de gallo. Grab some takeout for the next game.

Two Boots Pizza |133 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

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Two Boots Pizza in downtown Jersey City has the most vegan pie options available. There is always one pie (V for Vegan) available by the slice, but you can order many of their whole pies vegan-style. There is also a ‘build your own’ option in case you want to get creative. There is also have a gluten-free crust available.

Read More: Where to Find the Best Vegan Soups in Jersey City

Simply Green Cafe | 25 North Spruce Street, Ramsey

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This vegan diner in Ramsey actually has a Football Fan Special for $12.95. Make your own game day platter by choosing three of the following: cheeze quesadilla, fried “calamari,” eggplant parm sliders, cheezeburger empanada, french fries, sweet potato fries, chick’n tenders with buffalo or bbq sauce, and hummus with toasted pita or tortilla chips. Make sure to check their other specials as well as they’re known to feature epic sandwiches like the crispy buffalo chik’n cutlet with creamy, cheezy mac and cheeze, drizzled with ranch dressing and served on a toasted pretzel bun with a side of potato salad.

Subia’s Vegan Cafe | 506 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City

Wraps, burgers, and sandwiches at Subia’s Vegan Cafe are all great choices for your game-watch. There are classic ‘Sunday Funday’ flavors like the Spicy Buffalo Chik’n Sandwich, the BBQ Cauliflower Sandwich, and house-made Black Bean Burgers.

Happy Vegans | 410 Washington Street, Hoboken

This Hoboken spot is a bit of an unconventional choice for a football-watching feast, but trust us when we say that your tastebuds will appreciate the diversion. House-made appetizers like zucchini fritters and broccoli bites have the same satisfying crunch as the carnivorous classics. For entrees, the Vegan Burger, Stuffed Eggplant, and Vegan Gyro will fit the bill.

Bareburger | 515 Washington Street, Hoboken

It’s no surprise that Bareburger has vegan burgers and fries covered. And, with plant-based chicken nugget appetizers also on the menu, all of the classics are available for vegans to enjoy as well. The variety of items makes this a great choice for a group order: there’s something for everyone, including gluten-free items.

Plant Base | 370 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City

This market and cafe has everything needed for a fantastic vegan meal, from all kinds of ingredients to ready-made foods. The cafe has your game-watching meal covered, with vegan pizzas, tacos, and bowls.

Make Your Own

Beyond Burger

Vegans and carnivores alike are opting for the sensational Beyond Burger by Beyond Meat because it tastes like meat, not black beans, minus the cholesterol. Additionally, the Beyond Burger is gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO, and contains 20 grams of plant protein. Celebrity environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is an investor in Beyond Meat, the maker of the Impossible Burger because he believes it is the “future of protein.” You can find this miracle plant burger at Organic Basic Food in Hoboken, P&K Fruit Market in downtown Jersey City, Whole Foods in Edgewater, and Shoprite in downtown Jersey City.

See More: Gluten-Free Dishes in Hoboken to Order

Yeah Dawg

Yeah Dawg is a premium soy-free and gluten-free vegan hot dog brand that is made in small batches locally and sold nationwide. The owner lives in Jersey City These are the best of the best. You can order them in bulk online, or pick them up at Om Sweet Home in Cliffside Park. Subia’s Organic Market in Jersey City, and the Green Life Markets in Morristown, Butler, and Andover. Check the website for more availability throughout New Jersey, NYC, and Brooklyn.

Inspiralized

Local New York Times Best-selling cookbook author, Ali Maffucci of Inspiralized, is making carrot dogs a thing and we’re not mad about it. Bring some carrots to throw on the grill at the next tailgate along with her “inspiralized” fixins. She shares recipes for four carrot dog recipes: Basic Dog, Hawaiian Dog, Classic Dog, Chili Cheese Dog on her blog.


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Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.