Over the past few years, between Eataly, Smorgasburg, Berg'n and Le District, it's seemed the number of "food hall" style experiences in New York has tripled. The most beautiful thing about this trend is that it was perfectly timed with the revamps (or births) of our city's biggest sports venues. Whichmeans even the storied Yankee Stadium, once exclusively home to hot dogs andcracker jacks, had the chance to step up their game and bring some of the best local fare to the land of pinstripes. Here's a list of our favorite hits for the next time you want to drop some #EEEEEATS bombs in the Bronx:
Lobel's Steak Sandwich
Eight ounces of juicy, thinly sliced steak that was likely trimmed just hours before by Yankee Stadium's very own in-house butcher. Fun fact: there's a stealth window on the 100 level where you can actually watch the butcher carve some pretty serious slabs of meat heading into game time if you're into that kind of thing.
Sections: 134 and 322
Chicken and Waffles
Theseadorable team logo-branded waffle sliders are an unexpected front-runner for best thing to eat at the ballpark. The waffles are light and sweet, the chicken is perfectly seasoned, and the combination of hot sauce and aioli seals the deal.
Section: Great Hall.
Two potatoes-worth of spiralized fried goodness with an assortment of dipping aiolis: bacon, garlic and chipotle. Which also happen to be the three Halloween costumes I debated back in 1998 when Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary and Sporty were already taken. Mom said no.
Carl's Philly Cheesesteak
You might hear a voice in the back of your head saying it's wrong to consume a Philly classic on the holiest turf in all of New York. But tell that whiny loser to STFU then find a family of four willing to help you finish off this massive baguette topped with shredded beef and sautéed onions. Or don't. But we warned you. This puppy is quite large.
Sections: 107, 223, 311
Bases Loaded Burger
Gonnago ahead and assume this is what A-Rod's juicin' on nowadays. A massive powerhouse burger layered with lettuce, tomatoes, a spicy-ish sauce and fried macaroni and cheese. This beast is certainly not for the faint of heart, weak of mind, or discriminating of stomachs.
Chicken Tender Quesadilla
Probably one of the lighter options to snack on at Yankee Stadium, these fried up pitas come full of crispy chicken and slathered with a combination of hot sauce and melted blue cheese. Yes, a fried thing covered in cheese is actually one of the lighter options here.
Parm Meatball Parmesan Sandwich
One ofour favorite casual Italian specialities has made its way to the Bronx. And it happens to be one of the most manageably portioned options available at the stadium, with two meatballs and lots of fresh cheese and sauce served on the classic Parm sesame bun.
Applewood Smoked Bacon on a Stick
One of the heftier slices of bacon we've seen outside of Peter Lugers, this snack can be a little challenging to eat without looking like you're Cecil the Lion's long lost son trying to dismember a gazelle on the Serengheti. But the taste is probably worth it.
Sections: 121b, 223, 318
A legitimatehelmet fit for an above-average sized teenager to wear and filled with the standard nacho fixins: Tostitos chips, ground beef, guacamole, jalapeños and more.
Sections: 233, BL 201, 313, 327
Noodle Bowl Chicken Noodles
You might not expect a baseball stadium to offer Asian fare, but the Yankees do it and do it in style. Along with their fresh sushi, they deliver on a range of noodle dishes from Noodle Bowl. We recommend you give the chicken and vegetable option a whirl. Just make sure you grab some extra soy sauce packets. This is a baseball park; you need your sodium levels at an all-time high.
Speaking of spiking sodium levels, if your body's begging for a salty kick, these Yankee Stadium staples must be your pick. It's a great, easy-to-share snack with enough garlic to arm you through the next wanna-be Twilight series. Be sure to add cheese and load up on some dipping sauces to ensure you get the full experience.
Section:108, 206, 331
All photos by Noah Devereaux for The Infatuation.