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The Best Food To Order at MLB Ballparks and Stadiums in 2021

June 17, 2021

Customer Spotlight,Guest Ordering Trends,Trends & Insights

It’s been exciting to see all 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums safely reopen for the 2021 season, with over half of them opened at full capacity. Baseball fans are returning in droves to watch games, spend time with friends and family, and eat famously-delicious ballpark food from concessions and restaurants. Over the last decade, stadiums nationwide have come a long way from serving only traditional hot dogs, popcorn and beer to offering a variety of scrumptious gourmet creations that have elevated the stadium dining experience.

To make sure you get the most out of this baseball season, we’ve created a list of amazing signature dishes from the top MLB stadiums across the country. Be sure to check out Appetize’s contactless payments and mobile ordering solutions at these ballparks when you place an order! Appetize already powers digital and mobile ordering and payments across 42 baseball stadiums in the U.S. including contactless technology that enables fans to order from their seats, via mobile phones and QR codes, at kiosks, and more.

Progressive Field – Cleveland, OH

Fat Rooster Chicken Sandwich

It’s a spicy, fried chicken breast, tossed in Franks Hot Sauce and buttermilk spiced up with habanero powder, with coleslaw on top, drizzled with honey mayo, on a bun. Comes with a pickle. Waffle fries optional. What’s not to love?


Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO

Four Hand Nachos

Fresh, crisp tortilla chips fried in-house and slathered in melted Monterey jack, crumbled queso fresco, jalapeno slices, pico de gallo, green onion slices, and sour cream, topped with your choice of pork carnitas, shredded chicken, or ground nacho-spiced beef. Why wouldn’t you want to eat more nachos?


Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

Chicken Shawarma Nachos

This unique twist on a classic mediterranean dish is a crowd favorite ballpark food item at this beloved venue. It’s a huge portion too, a meal in itself, so perfect for sharing. Two thumbs up!


Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX

Nolan Ryan Beef Prime Rib Sandwich

Nolan Ryan beef has been a staple at Minute Maid Park for years, but fans love this new twist on an old favorite: the Prime Rib Steak Sandwich. This sandwich features sliced Nolan Ryan Beef Prime Rib, topped with caramelized onions and horseradish cream, served on a split top bun. Find it at the Texas Legends stand.


Coors Field – Denver, CO

Elote Totchos

A triple play of deliciousness and flavor, this popular ballpark food item combines Mexican street corn with tater tots and the nacho format, served in a souvenir helmet. Get yours before they run out!


Fenway Park – Boston, MA

Lobster Roll

Nothing says New England like a lobster roll! One of Fenway Park’s most popular items during baseball season, this iconic sandwich includes a perfectly-toasted hot dog bun, with fresh, hard shell, two-pound lobster. Made from famous fresh Maine lobster that’s cooked fresh each game it’s no surprise the stadium sells over 1,000 pounds of lobster each game.


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PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Cone

This smorgasbord of flavors includes Kielbasa, Pierogi, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing all inside a delectable, perfectly-crunchy waffle cone.


Yankee Stadium – Bronx, New York City

Lobel’s Steak Sandwich

The deeply-satisfying Lobel’s Steak sandwich is a fan favorite. It’s a hand-carved steak sandwich doused in rich and tasty au jus, served on an onion Kaiser roll with an insanely good horseradish sauce on the side. As far as ballpark food goes, this one’s a winner.


Target Field – Minneapolis, MN

Tony O’s Cuban Sandwich

This delicious blend of melted Swiss cheese, ham, roasted pork, and thinly sliced pickles on toasted bread is a spin on the traditional Cuban sandwich, and a fan-favorite at this venue since the 2010 opening.


Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA

Michelada Sausage

If you like eating a hot dog while drinking a Michelada, you’ll like this Michelada-spiced sausage combined with citrus coleslaw and Tajin seasoning with a chamoy nut crumble.


Globe Life Park – Arlington, TX

The Boomstick Hot Dog

A two-foot-long hot dog affectionately known as the “Boomstick,” named after the bat used by Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. This all-beef hot dog is smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapeños and caramelized onions, all on top of a massive potato bun. The whole thing weighs in at around 3 pounds.


Citi Field – Queens, NY

Pete Alonso’s Polar Burger

A co-creation of Mets slugger Pete Alonso and Chef Jason Eksterowicz, this tasty treat is a ballpark food favorite. It features Pat LaFrieda’s black truffle blended burger patty, New York maple-spiced caramelized onions, smoked gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, and claw sauce, all on a fresh-baked brioche bun. Fans can get it with a side of Arctic Onions — polar-spiced shaved Vidalia onions and claw sauce. Yum!


Petco Park – San Diego, CA

Burgundy Pepper Tri-Tip Nachos

Easily one of the most loved items on the menu at this ballpark, the tri-tip nachos offered by Seaside Market comes in a size large enough to share. It includes fresh tortilla chips smothered in nacho cheese, smoky barbecue sauce, and sour cream, topped with tender beef tri-tip and green onions.


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Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, CA

Tenders, Love and Chicken

Hand-breaded chicken tenders with a variety of delicious sauces to choose from: Buffalo, Honey Hot, Honey Mustard, Ranch, Hickory BBQ and Golden BBQ. These tenders come with crispy fries dusted with ranch seasoning.


Angel Stadium – Anaheim, CA

Saint Archer Pretzel

Made fresh daily by a pastry team, each of these best-selling pretzels is hand rolled. It’s paired with warm jalapeño-cheese sauce and Saint Archer Blonde Ale Mustard. Each of these huge pretzels weighs almost one pound.



Did you know that Appetize already powers digital and mobile ordering and payments across 42 baseball stadiums in the U.S.? 

Major League Baseball stadiums that partner with Appetize to support a fully cashless operation include: Target Field (Minnesota Twins), Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers), Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels), Coors Field (Colorado Rockies), Citi Field (New York Mets), Petco Park (San Diego Padres), Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros) and RingCentral Coliseum (Oakland A’s). *Note to editors: Comerica Park, Petco Park and Citi Field are currently using inseat server models this year due to health restrictions. 

Appetize powers contactless and/or mobile ordering for Dodger Stadium (LA Dodgers), Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox), and Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians).

Learn more about how Appetize can help you win fans over with a modern, safer and more convenient ordering experience.