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Yankee Stadium food: Bareburger, Mighty Quinn’s, more

Yankee Stadium is offering a variety of food options including vegan burgers. (Credit: Newsday / Shelby Knowles)

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:

Big Mozz

The Brooklyn-based eatery that got its start at
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

The Brooklyn-based eatery that got its start at Smorgasburg brought its over-the-top mozzarella sticks to the stadium late last season. Big Mozz's classic stick packs Wisconsin mozzarella (extra stretchy) into a fresh garlic, parsley and Pecorino Romano crust. Where: Section 127

Mighty Quinn's Barbeque

Keep the wet wipes handy for Mighty Quinn's
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Keep the wet wipes handy for Mighty Quinn's new rib options, smothered in sauces and packed between buns. The "MQ Rib Sandwich" is on the menu, as well as a half-rack of baby back ribs. Existing Mighty Quinn's options include the brisket sandwich (pictured), smoked for 20 hours and seasoned with a salt-and-pepper rub, and more. Where: Sections 133, 214 and 320A

Bareburger

The burger joint's Impossible Burger comes to the
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

The burger joint's Impossible Burger comes to the stadium this season so vegans and vegetarians alike can bite into a "bleeding" American classic sans beef. Also ideal for the veggie lovers: guacamole bites (pictured). Where: Section 132

City Winery

An elevated version of the classic burger (pictured)
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

An elevated version of the classic burger (pictured) topped with fresh burrata, pancetta, tomato relish and baby arugula is available this season, along with a new City Winery Burger topped with pinot noir red onion jam and goat cheese. Where: section 105

Yankee Stadium Grand Slam Shakes

This elaborate milkshake stand hits a home run
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This elaborate milkshake stand hits a home run with milky, gooey goodness dressed up in huge glasses with the Yankees' logo. New for the 2019 season is the tres leches milkshake (pictured), topped with puffed rice, condensed milk and a tres leches cake. Where: Sections 112, 125 and 324

Buffalo Wild Wings

The wing chain's traditional wings and sauces will
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

The wing chain's traditional wings and sauces will now be on the menu at the stadium. A single BWW stand is the only new vendor this year. Where: Section 107

Batter's Eye Deck

A new crispy maple chicken sandwich joins the
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

A new crispy maple chicken sandwich joins the stadium's own Legend's menu offerings, along with shrimp po' boy (pictured) and roast beef po' boy sandwiches and an elevated version of the classic burger topped with fresh burrata, pancetta, tomato relish and baby arugula. Where: Batter's Eye Deck

Noodle Bowl Stand

Mixing traditional American fare with Asian-inspired flavors, Noodle
Photo Credit: Yankee Stadium

Mixing traditional American fare with Asian-inspired flavors, Noodle Bowl Stand boasts bacon cheeseburger crispy dumplings with a side of pickles and Thousand Island dressing; and the "General Tso's Crispy Chicken Sandwich," including a fried chicken patty infused with a sweet, tangy glaze reminiscent of the Chinese staple, topped with Sriracha slaw on a sesame seed bun. Where: Section 127

Rotisserie Chicken and Steak Stand

This stand serving flat iron steak and rotisserie-style
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This stand serving flat iron steak and rotisserie-style half chicken over a bed of shoestring fries promises gourmet game-time grub for those so inclined. Visitors looking for a more conventional option can grab the charbroiled burger topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, which keeps the menu rooted in traditional stadium-dining fare. Where: Section 105

King's Hawaiian

The national bakery and restaurant chain that began
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The national bakery and restaurant chain that began as a small sweet bread shop in Hawaii provides traditional Hawaiian twists on game day staples. Pictured above is the Sweet Pineapple BBQ Kalua Pork Sandwich, with red cabbage slaw infused with soy sauce on the famed King's Hawaiian bun. Other offerings include a split top hot dog with BBQ brisket, macaroni salad and pepper jack cheese; pork nachos with pineapple and sweet BBQ sauce; and a crispy chicken sandwich doused in the restaurant's very own Big Island Lava BBQ sauce with pickle chips on a toasted bun. Where: Sections 115 and 334

Lobel’s

Drop by the Lobel's stand for a comfort
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Drop by the Lobel's stand for a comfort food mashup, like this Meatloaf Burger. It's topped off with crispy onions and cheese just like mom used to make. Lobel's fries topped with prime steak, and russet potatoes covered in homemade gravy as well as a hickory molasses chicken sandwich are also making a comeback after first being introduced in 2017. Where: Section 134

Frank’s RedHot Terrace and Toyota Terrace

Spice up your game day with a trip
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Spice up your game day with a trip to Frank's RedHot Terrace. Try the Chicken Diablo sandwich topped with a touch of blue cheese to cool your taste buds. Also on the menu: Yankee Dingers, miniburgers served on potato buns, and Fresh Hot Baos, Chinese buns with a variety of toppings. Where: Near sections 238 and 202

Nathan's

Typical ballpark fare -- Nathan's Famous hot dogs
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Typical ballpark fare -- Nathan's Famous hot dogs and Premio sausages -- can be found at any NY Grill or general food stand spot. Where: Pepsi Food Court at sections 125-127, 225, 313

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