The Yankees and Mets rivalry is a classic city-wide battle, and since 2009, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have been conjuring up stadium beef (no pun intended). Citi Field has been nationally known as one of the best ballparks for food with Shake Shack and Blue Smoke. Yankee Stadium brought in Parm and Lobel's, but Citi Field was still thought of as superior.
This season, they've brought in a host of new items for fans. Chicken and waffles, tacos and empanadas, frozen yogurt, and the incredible nacho helmet are just a few examples. They've also brought in Papa John's pizza this year, a frozen yogurt stand, and an unlimited popcorn bucket for $12.
"As always, and even with all of the new items that we have added, Hebrew National and Nathan's hot dogs were the number one selling items on Opening Day," Chris Buffa, general manager for concessions at Yankee Stadium says. "Chicken and waffles, waffles and ice cream and the souvenir batting helmet nachos were a big hit with the fans."
They're making everything fresh and in-house, including the tortillas and sauces for tacos, and three different types of aioli for the fresh cut and ribbon fries. "We are always trying to push the culinary envelope, making sure that we align ourselves with current culinary trends and our guests' expectations," said Yankee Stadium Executive Chef, Matt Gibson. "For us, it is important to make sure that everyone who walks through the gates of Yankee Stadium has a memorable food experience." So if rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte's hot streak isn't enough to get you to a game, perhaps all this will be.
The ribbon fries are cut fresh right in front of you, located in the food court near section 137. Photo Credit: Jane Bruce Click Here to see More Things You Need to Eat at Yankee Stadium This Season
There are three aiolis you can get with the ribbon fries — applewood smoked bacon, chipotle, and roasted garlic and herb. Photo Credit: Jane Bruce Click Here to see More Things You Need to Eat at Yankee Stadium This Season
The Italian beef sandwich with house-made giardiniera is available in sections 331 and 223. Photo Credit: Jane Bruce
You can pick up these bad boys in the food court bar in section 127 — the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day. Photo Credit: Jane Bruce Click Here to see More Things You Need to Eat at Yankee Stadium This Season
The Suzuki roll, in section 127, is made with avocado, salmon, cucumber, and topped with mango-infused yellow tail. Photo Credit: Jane Bruce
Have you ever wanted a serving of nachos the size of a human head? If you answered yes, look no further than the build your own Nacho Helmet. You can pick one up at any of the Wholly Guacamole stands in the 200 and 300 sections, and bleachers. For the ladies, the helmet also comes in pink. Photo Credit: Jane Bruce Click Here to see More Things You Need to Eat at Yankee Stadium This Season
-- Jane Bruce, The Daily Meal
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