Come see the Bronx Bombers this season and make sure to bring your Bambino-sized appetite.
Yankee Stadium is packed with out-of-the-Cracker-Jack-box food options, from logo waffles and egg creams to bacon-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches. Plus, there are plenty of new eats making their debut this season.
2019 highlights: a burrata-topped burger, vegan guacamole bites, a crispy maple chicken sandwich and more.
Matt Gibson, the senior executive chef for Yankee Stadium, knows that not all of the tens of thousands who attend ballgames throughout the spring and summer are going to be happy with just a hot dog.
“The days of a captive audience at a stadium are done,” Gibson told reporters at Wednesday’s tasting event at the stadium, “and we truly embrace it.”
Variety is key for modern fans, and Gibson is confident those in the Bronx will appreciate the work he and his team have done to enhance the experience. Local vendors City Winery and Big Mozz, both of which debuted in the stadium last August, are back for their first Opening Day (March 28, when the Baltimore Orioles come to town).
Big Mozz is among the options available for vegetarian diets, and Gibson insists there’s plenty available for all.
“If you’re a normal ballpark fare-goer, we have that,” Gibson said. “We also have vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free [and] kosher. Our goal is for every fan to enjoy themselves.”
The Bombers’ crosstown rivals, The Mets, have already turned Citi Field into a foodie paradise of sorts, offering dishes from the hottest chefs and buzzworthy desserts. That ballpark’s new additions are set to be announced Thursday.
Here are some Yankee Stadium culinary highlights, starting with the newest options: