Back in the day, baseball game snacks included cracker jacks, peanuts and the occasional hot dog, but these days MLB stadiums are serving up some seriously mouth watering concoctions, allowing fans to indulge while taking in a game. Some stadiums have even gone so far as to develop exclusive signature snacks and dishes that have become iconic. So if you’re unsure what to order at your next MLB game, allow us to help with our top 10 can’t miss munchies!
Mac n’ Cheese Dog at Stuggy’s, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
Oriole Park is serving up a hot dog unlike any other. This flavorful belly bomb is the combination of creamy macaroni sitting on top of an all-beef hot dog with fresh lump crabmeat on top. If that doesn’t sound appetizing enough, combining this indulgent meal with a chocolate shake or ice cold drink makes it undeniable!
Kalua Pork Nachos at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Oakland is taking nachos to the next level with this enticing mountain of goodness. The Kalua Pork Nachos: tender shredded pork with chips, guacamole, and jalapeños, served up in a miniature A’s batting helmet. The best part is you can get this at the concession stand; it’s not just limited to the VIP members in the box seats!
Carne Asada Fries at Bay View Grill, Petco Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego is known to have great eats, however their Carne Asada Fries give a whole new meaning to the word snack. This pile of meat, cheese, guacamole, and classic nachos all on a bed of salty French-fries is a baseball fan’s dream! Share your fries or keep them all to yourself…either way, this snack is the ultimate game watching muchie!
Dungeness Crab Sandwich at Crazy Crab, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
If you are looking to indulge in San Francisco, it will come at a price. Although this sandwich rings in at a whopping $16.00, it cannot be missed. With heaps succulent Dungeness crabmeat and warm tomatoes on top of buttery toasted sourdough, it is well worth the hefty price. In fact, it may be the reason enough to head to AT&T Stadium for a game in the first place.
Mama’s Special at Mama’s of Corona, Citi Field, New York, NY
It’s no secret that the Mets have turned their ballpark into one of the finest food courts around. There is no shortage of amazing eat here, but for a true taste of genuine Italian you’ve got to head over to Mama’s of Corona for a classic Italian hero with Genoa salami, pepper ham, and mozzarella on a semolina loaf…be sure not to forget to special-order the roasted peppers and marinated mushrooms.
Freddy Fender at Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
If you are looking for a truly unique baseball snack, head to a game at Minute Maid Park. Locals know the “Freddy Fender” to be a classic and for good reason. This delectable item is the perfect combination of chorizo sausage wrapped in a crispy paprika corn tortilla, placed on a pretzel bun, and topped with tequila-braised onions, Cotija cheese, and cilantro sour cream. All we have to say is YUM!
Tamales at Rey Gloria’s, Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
This tasty meal makes it easy to skip the hot dog lines when at a game in Phoenix. If you are looking for an authentic taste of the Southwest you can surely find in at a baseball game. Rey Gloria’s is serving up classic tamales with green corn and beef that fan’s just cannot stop raving about.
Burnt Ends at Royal All-Stars BBQ, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City BBQ is well represented when it comes to their baseball game menu at Kauffman Stadium. Their burnt ends sandwich showcases classic Kansas City BBQ on a mouthwatering sandwich. This meal highlights slightly charred, smoky, chunks of meat sliced from the point half of a smoked brisket on top of a soft bun making this sandwich a winner any day!
Tailgate Dog at Extreme Loaded Dogs, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
It would not be right to leave a classic baseball snack off of our list, however, these hot dogs take it to the next level with the toppings piled high! Tailgate Dog generously buries a grilled Dodger Dog beneath a mount of baked beans, potato salad, shredded cheese, and BBQ sauce. It is no wonder the line at this hot dog stand never ends.
Rocky Mountain Oysters at Stand 144, Coors Field, Denver, CO
We are rounding out our list with a strange yet worthy menu item worth trying. This deep-fried delight known as Rocky Mountain Oysters is must when visiting Denver at Coors Field. Fried calves’ testicles have been served at Stand 144 since opening day in 1995 and have remained a fan favorite. If you are up for trying something new, you will find that this unorthodox snack is actually pretty tasty!
Contributed by Taylor Hensel