Allison Rhoades / Memphis Redbirds

If you're a vegetarian and you've ever eaten at a sporting event, it’s likely you relied on nachos drizzled with fake cheese for sustenance. But the surprisingly hearty vegetarian options at the Redbirds baseball stadium in downtown Memphis include a veggie dog, a spicy black-bean burger, a Caesar salad wrap, creamy pasta, a seven layer dip, fresh fruit cups, and freshly baked cookies.

In a suite overlooking the diamond, Erik Proveaux talked with his mouth full of black-bean burger, “That’s actually really good. I mean, at face value that’s tasty.”