peta2 partnered with the Harvard Alumni Association to take on one of the oldest rivalries in college sports dating back to 1875: the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs football game (aka, “The Game” in the Ivy League world).

Harvard-Yale never disappoints ??. All the best to the Crimson today – get that ring! #GoCrimson #Gameday

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We put the schools’ football fans to the test—the taste test, that is—as we hosted the first-ever vegan tailgate party for Harvard 2008 to 2016 alumni.

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Tailgating is a large part of college football, and since the number of college students who are going vegan is on the rise, it only makes sense to “veganize” traditional tailgate party foods. #TouchdownForTofu

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peta2 staffers grilled up about 500 vegan burgers for hungry alumni, and the reactions were overwhelmingly positive. #GrillinWithoutKillin

Look at that bite!


The hand-formed burgers from Field Roast pleased not only football fans but also football players. Look at those rings!

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Even NFL football players are seeing the benefits of vegan eating both on and off the field. Current wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers Griff Whalen and former Chicago Bears lineman David Carter are both vegan and credit their plant-based diet with enhancing their recovery time. #GrainsEqualGains

“Thanks to the wide array of mouthwatering vegan meats available, it’s never been easier to tackle cravings while leaving animals off your plate—even while tailgating before the big game,” says peta2 Director of International Youth Outreach Ryan Huling.

Interested in hosting a #VeganTailgateParty on your campus? Check out these delicious and easy recipes for your next parking-lot party, and contact us at [email protected] to learn more!