Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club, has just opened a vegan kiosk - a first in the Premier League.
Stamford Bridge is now offering Blues fans a range of delicious vegan options on match days as it announces its new vegan kiosk is open for business.
Chelsea Football Club is proud to welcome the vegan kiosk to its home ground as it says it is “the first of its kind in the Premier League.”
Located in the West Stand Lower concourse, fans will find a range of plant-based options on the menu, created in partnership with the club’s official catering partners Levy UK, based on popular non-vegan dishes including vegan doner kebabs, vegan pizzas, buffalo cauliflower wings, and falafel wraps.
The club is taking steps towards being more eco-friendly and is working with Levy UK to reduce the “carbon impact of the animal products used on site” by providing more plant-based dishes.
Levy UK has pledged to “deliver a 50 per cent reduction in beef consumption” as part of its four-year contract extension as the club’s official caterer, as well as aiming to reduce food waste by 20 per cent by the end of the year.
Plastic waste is also a concern for the club, and so the vegan kiosk will not offer single-use plastics. Levy UK operates a ” reduce, re-use and review policy” across all of its venues, and Blues fans are encouraged to use the reusable cups provided by the club for drinks.
Speaking about the new kiosk, Simon Hunter, Chelsea head of venue and development, said: “We are pleased to be offering sports fans plant-based alternatives at our venue. Reducing our environmental impact as well as offering fans plant-based options where we can is something we’re very committed to, and the launch of the vegan kiosk with Levy UK is a further positive step in doing so.
“Chelsea FC takes pride in its forward-thinking and innovative approach within the sports sector as to how we can improve the fan experience. The vegan kiosk is part of our mission to innovate, by creating something unique for fans that tastes great.’
Jon Davies, managing director at Levy UK, said: “There’s a demand for football stadiums to follow consumer demand for more sustainable, responsible and diverse food and drink options. Adopting a reductionist approach where possible will allow us to provide great-tasting, plant-based food as well as combatting food waste and reducing our impact on the environment.
“The launch of the vegan kiosk with Chelsea FC is testament to both parties’ commitment to tackle issues surrounding more sustainable menu options.”