The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Major League Baseball is not Albert Pujols (Go Cards!), singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with thousands of my closest friends or even catching a t-shirt from a cheerful mascot. It is, in fact, hot dogs.
Having practically grown up on a baseball diamond, I developed an obsession with ballpark food at a very young age. A dream of mine is to take a ballpark road trip across the country—not so much to see the stadiums, but to sample the delicious goodness that is unique to each one. So after discovering this article from Travel + Leisure on the best baseball stadium bites, I had to share my favorite picks! Which offering looks the best to you?
- Shake Shack hot dog served at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Load it up!
- Citizen’s Bank Park, home of the Philidelphia Phillies. Roast pork sub served on crusty Italian bread, topped with garlicky broccoli rabe and sharp provolone from Tony Luke’s. (Unfortunately, a photo of this dream sandwich was unavailable.)
- Primanti Brothers sandwich served at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This sammie consists of sliced steak, coleslaw, tomatoes and French fries piled on thick-cut Italian bread.
- Gourmet garlic fries from AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The quandary of bad breath never looked so good.
- Smokey pit-roasted beef from Boog’s Barbecue at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.
- Larry’s Big Bamboo fish tacos: fresh corn tortillas filled with beer-battered cod, sweet chile aioli and marinated red cabbage, from Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.
Have you had any of these ballpark favorites? Leave us a comment and let us know!