What to Eat at Citi Field and Yankee StadiumApril 10, 2015 - by City Guide News Desk
Baseball season is here! Whether you are a New York Mets or New York Yankees fan, both Citi Field and Yankee Stadium have truly raised the bar in food offerings, in addition to old school baseball game fare-not that there’s anything wrong with the classic 'dog n beer. (Hot dog king of Coney Island, Nathan's, can be found at both stadiums.)
Citi Field Foodspot Highlights
*Citi Field now houses a Shake Shack, one of NYC’s most popular burger joints.
*Next door to Shake Shack is Danny Meyer food spot, Blue Smoke, serving up tasty Kansas City style spare ribs with all the fixings. [Section 140]
*El Verano Taqueria, a taco stand, also from Danny Meyer. [section 139]
*Craving a good steak? Now you can grab one of Pat LaFrieda’s Steak Sandwiches, at one of two onsite locations. There is also an adjacent cart that offers meatball sliders. [Section 139]
*Esca’s Dave Pasternack created the menu for Catch of the Day, which serves up shrimp po’boys, fried calamari, crab cakes and other tasty treats. [Section 102]
*Seeking something Italian? Mama’s of Corona offers Italian hero sandwiches, served up from the team at Leo’s Latticini, plus cannolis and cupcakes for your sweet tooth. [Section 105 and 415]
*New to the scene since 2014, Box Frites. Their Mac & Cheese Frites will have 'em lining up.
*World’s Fare Market, located on the field level, [where Shake Shack, Pat Frieda’s Steak Sandwich and Blue Smoke are] is also home to numerous other food spots, including top notch sushi at Daruma of Tokyo.
*Citi Field will once again be hosting the Bacon and Beer Classic event on April 25.
Yankee Stadium Foodspot Highlights
*Switch up your casual baseball dining experience for something more elegant with NYY Steak, renowned for its 27 oz. long bone rib eye steak. [Gate 6] If you're in the city, try out their sprawling Midtown location.
*Nothing beats a good chicken parmesan sandwich. Parm, created by Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, bring their Nolita sandwich shop to Yankee fans. [Great Hall]
*Jonesing for a stuffed NYC deli sandwich? Lobel’s of New York serves hand carved sandwiches to order [Sections 134, 322]
*Finger licking good barbecue-Brother Jimmy’s Barbecue serves up succulent Carolina pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, fried pickles, mac n cheese and more.
*New addition-a Chicken and Waffles Cart.
*Hard Rock Cafe has a location on 161st Street and River Avenue [Gate 6]
*For those seeking to shy away from fried foods, there is a Farmers Market where you can get fresh produce. [Gate 4]