Best Ballpark Food
Of the 30 current MLB ballparks, I’ve been lucky enough to take in a game at 10 of them. When I’m able to get to the stadium early enough to grab food before gluing myself to my seat for the coming hours, I’m thrilled. Baseball? Love. Food? Love. Baseball and food? Yes, please. I’m a total foodie and as much as I love eating delicious food, I love eating local specialties, or “stadium specialties”.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Grilled Bistro Chicken Sandwich. Or, if you want to stick with what you know, there is a California Pizza Kitchen and a Panda Express there, too. Don’t worry about missing the game when you sneak away, there are HUGE screens in the outdoor eatery where you can watch the game without trying to peak over the head of the guy in front of you.
I’ll be honest, I think I ate pizza both times I was there. It was also 110+ degrees both of those days and I really only remember my dad putting his head in a bowl of ice before he left early, while I stayed alone to watch the Dodgers take on the Cards.
Crab Waffle Fries AND anything from Boog’s BBQ. Former Orioles 1st baseman Boog Powell owns the stand located inside the stadium on Eutaw Street. Also, if you’ve never had crabs/crab cakes IN MARYLAND before, definitely try a crab cake, too. You may have had crab cakes before, but never a true Maryland style one.
Shake Shack! Yes, the delicious milkshakes are available elsewhere in NYC, but get one at Citi to make your day at the ballpark extra dessert-y.
Citizens Bank Park
Philly Cheesesteak. Duh. Any one is sure to do the trick, but the real Philly foodies say Campo’s is the way to go.
The Dodger Dog. I don’t even like hot dogs, but it’s a must-try even if it’s just to say you had one.
Last time I was there I got a healthy turkey wrap from one of the FriarFit food carts. Petco has tons of healthy options (and gluten free, too!). I’ve heard the shrimp tacos are amazing, and I’ll be sure to grab them when I’m there next weekend for the Mets v Padres!
Any sandwich from Primanti Brothers. They put french fries right on the sandwich! I know we all end up doing that anyway, but this takes the work out of the equation.
Garlic fries. I know this is technically a specialty of AT&T park, but Safeco does a pretty solid job. (I’ve never been to AT&T so I can’t compare. Please don’t hit me with a garlic fry.) For something more “Seattle-y”, try some salmon.
North Side Twist. It is a ginormous soft pretzel with a bunch of different dips on the side, both sweet and savory.
Let me know what your stadium favorites are! I’d love to add your picks to my bucket list! (I think between all of the writers here at BaseballRevival we have visited all 30 active stadiums.)