New York City continues to flourish as one of the food capitals of the world, and its culinary clout extends to the premium selections offered at its Major League Baseball ballparks.
The New York Yankees (aka the “Bronx Bombers") play their home games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The ballpark has rolled out a plethora of new cuisine options for fans for the 2018 season, teaming up with local restaurant powerhouses and their chefs to curate menus exclusively offered within the confines of the ballpark. Check out our comprehensive guide to the stadium’s latest and greatest food offerings. (And if picnicking is more your style, don’t forget that you can also bring your own food into the stadium.)
New York City-based gourmet burger chain Bareburger has opened hundreds of restaurants worldwide since its inception in Astoria, Queens, in 2009, and now it’s added Yankee Stadium to its résumé. The burger brand, stationed outside of Section 132, offers five signature sandwiches, including the Matador (bison topped with pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapeños, pico de gallo and habanero mayonnaise, served on a brioche bun) and the SoCal turkey burger (topped with pepper jack cheese, guacamole and pickled red onions, served on a sprouted wheat bun). Meat-free options include a vegan-sausage sandwich topped with pickled jalapeños and caramelized onions and served on a pretzel roll, as well as the brand's vegan black-bean burger, served on a sprouted wheat bun and topped with pickled red onions, guacamole and spicy pico de gallo.
Frank's RedHot Terrace
For more sandwich options, head to the famous Yankee Stadium bleachers, located behind the Yankees bullpen in the 100 level. Here, at Frank's RedHot Terrace, fans can find Yankee Dingers: grilled, custom-ground, hand-smashed mini burgers with shaved white onions and mustard on steamed potato buns. The popular hot-sauce brand also offers its own creation, the Frank’s RedHot Chicken Diablo Sandwich.
Perched alongside Frank's RedHot Terrace is the Toyota Terrace, where Fresh Hot Baos serves up four varieties of Chinese steamed buns: crispy buffalo cauliflower, hoisin-braised pork belly, rotisserie prime rib of beef and adobo.
More sandwiches! Fans can keep straight on their path on the 100 level to find Jersey Mike's sub shop, or they can head upstairs to Section 223 or Section 314, where the neighboring state's sub brand has additional outposts inside the Yankees' ballpark. Jersey Mike's offers two signature items off its national menu here: the #17, Jersey Mike's Famous Philly, and the #16, the Chicken Philly Cheese Steak.
King's Hawaiian, the nearly 70-year-old brand from Hilo, Hawaii, offers four new items outside sections 115 and 334 this year. The Big Island Lava Crispy Chicken Sandwich is made with breaded crispy chicken and tempura pickle chips on a toasted King's Hawaiian island bun, while the Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Kalua Pork Sandwich is filled with banana-leaf-braised pork and shoyu red cabbage slaw, also served on a King's Hawaiian bun.
The brand is also offering two non-sandwich items: Kona BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends, served with Hawaiian macaroni salad and pepper jack cheese on a split-top King's Hawaiian hot-dog bun, and Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Kalua Pork Nachos, with banana-leaf-braised pork, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, spicy mayo and wonton chips.
Legendary butcher Lobel's of New York sets up shop inside the iconic stadium as well, offering three of its signature items. The Meatloaf Burger is topped with crispy onions and cheddar cheese; the Hickory Molasses Glazed Grilled Chicken Sandwich comes with leaf lettuce, tomatoes and Bermuda onions; and, lastly, the Steak and Potato Fries, are fried russet potatoes topped with shaved prime steak, sour cream, green onions, shredded cheddar and bacon.
The Pepsi Food Court & Concourse
The stadium has also rolled out a number of new vendor-heavy viewing areas, offering optimal views of the game for those waiting in line for food. The Pepsi Food Court & Concourse has three new options for hungry fans, including a new gourmet specialty dessert: Yankee Stadium Grand Slam Shakes.
The four different flavors of Instagram-friendly milkshake creations can be found outside Section 125, on the left-hand side of the Pepsi Concourse. The Pinstripe Shake is made with vanilla ice cream and topped with a churro, Cracker Jacks, cotton candy and a caramel drizzle. The other vanilla shake, the Celebration Shake, comes topped with birthday-cake frosting and funfetti cupcakes. The S'Mores Shake is a chocolate shake made with toasted marshmallows, candy-coated pretzels and graham-cracker dust. And our favorite, the All-Star Shake, is a chocolate shake topped with a chocolate chip cookie, fudge brownie, M&Ms and crushed Oreos.
Nestled alongside Yankee Stadium Grand Slam Shakes is the stadium's Taquitos stand in Section 125, serving chicken and black-bean taquitos that are stuffed inside a to-go cup filled with chili con queso and pico de gallo.
Adjacent to these two offerings is Section 127B's Noodle Bowl Stand, where fans can find bacon-cheeseburger crispy dumplings, stuffed with stadium-made pickles and Thousand Island dressing, or General Tso's crispy chicken sandwiches topped with sweet and tangy glaze and Sriracha slaw. Hungry fans can also find fresh sushi, sashimi and edamame offerings here, as well vegetarian options.
Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck
For even more sandwiches and burgers, fans can head to sections 107 or 331 in the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck to try the Honey Stingin’ Chicken Sandwich, Caramelized Onion French Dip Sandwich or a double cheeseburger.
Also in the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck is another new addition to the 2018 culinary lineup at Yankee Stadium: Tater Keg’s jumbo tater tots, topped with sour cream, bacon bits, scallions and cheddar cheese and served on a skewer.
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop
Premium desserts don't stop at the Grand Slam Shakes stand. Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop, nestled outside of Section 125 and Section 318, is offering scoops of vanilla, chocolate, Cherry Garcia, Strawberry Cheesecake, Totally Baked, Frozen Flakes, Fruit Loot and Tonight Dough, served in cups or cones, all season long.
Rotisserie Chicken & Steak
One of the most premium additions to the stadium comes outside Section 105, where a stand called Rotisserie Chicken & Steak serves up gourmet fare: Fans can choose from a 10-ounce charbroiled flat iron steak, served over a bed of shoestring fries; a bone-in, organic rotisserie-cooked half chicken (admittedly not the easiest thing to eat in a ballpark seat), also served with fries; and a signature burger.
One of New York City's barbecue powerhouses has been in expansion mode over the last few years, and now Mighty Quinn's has set up shop inside Yankee Stadium, too. The barbecue specialist is offering a wide range of its items this season, including its signature Brontosaurus Rib—a full pound of tender beef on the bone, smoked for 16 hours. Brisket is smoked for four more hours and seasoned with a salt-and-pepper rub before being stuffed into sandwich bread. The burnt-end sandwich is simmered in a housemade barbecue sauce before being served. And the meat in the pulled-pork sandwich is slow-smoked and seasoned with housemade pork rub, then served with slaw and Fresno chili.
Chicken wings are slow-smoked and fryer-finished, then tossed in a chili-lime sauce and garnished with toasted sesame seeds, scallions and cilantro. The restaurant’s Crispy BBQ Chicken Sandwich adds to the dense portfolio of crispy chicken sandwiches being served at Yankee Stadium this year. It comes with coleslaw, pickled cucumbers and barbecue sauce. Don't write off Mighty Quinn’s Dirty Fries either—they're topped with chopped burnt ends, a chili-lime sauce and red onions.
Blue Point Brewing Co.
Last, but certainly not least, Blue Point Brewing Co. has teamed up with the New York Yankees to leave a lasting impression on fans visiting this famous ballpark. The Long Island-based brewery has crafted a beer especially for the team that’s available exclusively at Yankee Stadium. The Pinstripe Pilsner can be found at the Blue Point Bleachers Bar outside Section 237.
Fans can find gluten-free options at several stands inside the ballpark. Rotisserie Chicken & Steak, Mighty Quinn's, Bareburger, Tater Kegs, Taquitos, Bacon on a Stick, Gluten Free NY Grill, Noodle Bowl Stand and Melissa's Farmers Market in Section 127B all offer gluten-free choices for fans, and vendors walking throughout the stadium selling cotton candy, soft serve ice cream or Lay's and Doritos products also have gluten-free options available.
Bareburger is one of the vendors inside the stadium offering true vegan fare, but vegans can also find Field Roast vegan burgers and frankfurters in Section 115. Bazzini nut products on offer throughout the stadium are vegan, as are the pretzels. Veggie sashimi and edamame (for vegans and vegetarians); fresh fruit and assorted prepared salads from Melissa's Farmers Market; garden salads outside Section 112; and black-bean taquitos (without queso) at the Taquitos stand are all vegan and available at the Pepsi Food Court & Concourse.
Vegetarians can head to Section 113 and Section 223 for Boar's Head eggplant and roasted-red-pepper or grilled cheese sandwiches. Churros are available at all lemonade stands throughout the building. Buffalo-cauliflower bao buns are available at the Toyota Terrace, and made-to-order nachos and popcorn can be found in sections 232, 313, 327, in the bleachers and from vendors throughout the stadium. Vegetarians can also enjoy Papa John's pizza inside the park, at the Pepsi Food Court and at the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck. Lay's and Doritos products, also vegetarian, can be found throughout the stadium.
Gallery: Drool-Worthy Dishes at Yankee Stadium
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