The Best New MLB Ballpark Food for 2019, From Al Pastor Sausages to Togarashi Fries
Baseball fans will find organic corn dogs, fries with togarashi, plant-based burgers, and more at ballparks across the West
Hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jack are great, but come on, it’s 2019—and ballpark food has come a long way. From locally sourced healthy ingredients to the most indulgent and greasy concoctions, there’s something for baseball fans of all palates, no matter which team you root for. Here are the new menu options we’re most looking forward to this year. Batter up!
San Francisco Giants, Oracle Park
While the garlic fries will always have a place in our heart, we’re looking forward to the more diverse fare hitting the newly named stadium this season. New eats include organic corn dogs, dairy-free gelato, street-style tacos, the city’s popular Super Duper burgers, the Impossible plant-based “meat” mixture in burgers and chili, and edible cookie dough in flavors like Eminem (M&M’s) and Basic Bae (confetti sprinkles). Follow the official @SFGiantFoodie on Twitter for more game day picks.
Seattle Mariners, T-Mobile Park
In addition to a new stadium name, Mariners fans can expect a Caribbean-style slow-roasted pork shoulder sandwich from Paseo, flame-grilled patties with local beef at Li’l Woody’s, and fried-chicken sandwiches from Fat’s Chicken & Waffles. Hit up the major concession stands for fries with togarashi seasoning, Beyond Meat offerings, and the cult Metropolitan Market cookie.
Los Angeles Dodgers, Dodger Stadium
Mexican flavors dominate this year’s new foods. Find burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos, naturally, plus esquites (corn in a cup with mayo, cheese, and aioli) and an al pastor-seasoned sausage with pineapple chunks and crema. Oh yes, there’s a Beyond Meat burger, too. Let’s give the stadium’s food team a big foam thumbs-up for beverages now served with recyclable lids and paper straws.
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Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field
D-backs fans do not lack for over-the-top menu items. Highlights include: 18-inch (for sharing, we assume?) hot dogs with toppings like hash browns, fried eggs, mac ‘n’ cheese, and house-cured beer pickles; chicken and doughnuts; fry-bread tacos; a strawberry cheesecake shake, and Hatch Valley cheesesteaks. If any healthier-minded fans wander in, they can eat Mediterranean vegan wraps and, of course, plant-based burgers.
Colorado Rockies, Coors Field
In addition to the regular twists on traditional stadium foods and healthier options, there are elote-topped tater tots, made with cotija cheese, cilantro, cayenne, and green chile queso, and crispy roasted shishito peppers with Thai chile vinaigrette and chorizo queso.