There’s been so much hype about the new Yankee stadium so for the past year I have been dying to see what it was all about. Well, I finally had my chance to experience all it had to offer and let me tell you, its reputation is well deserved! Not only does this stadium house, in my opinion, the best team in baseball, but it also offers the best “stadium” food as well. There are also two actual restaurants in the stadium: NYY Steak and the Hard Rock Cafe. You won’t find your typical room temperature frozen pizza or deep fried chicken tenders here either. Instead, Yankee Stadium has a plethora of options to food baseball and food lovers alike. Below are just some of the incredible culinary fairytales the stadium has to offer:
Carnivores are really in luck at Yankee Stadium! There are steak options galore and yes, this is really a picture of a butcher cutting up meat. There’s an actual Lobel’s Butcher Shop and food stand right in Yankee Stadium. Pictured above are the finest cuts of meat and a Lobel’s steak sandwhich, which will run you about $15.00. The seasoned New Yorkers sitting next to me at the game insisted this place offered the best steak sandwhich around and a must have. Look for it behind left field. There is also a Brother Jimmy’s BBQ for Southern BBQ fans. I wish I could have gotten a photo of their hush puppies, which were the biggest ones I’ve ever seen. Check back for these photos during playoffs season! 🙂
If you are craving something a little more international and ethnic than a hot dog or you are a little freaked out by the red meat feast, have no fear: Yankee Stadium offers hand rolled sushi. And look at the size of those spicy shrimp sushi rolls!
Chinese “takeout” at your fingertips!
New York City has a law which requires the calorie counts to be listed next to the food entrees so all of the calorie counts are present next to each of these items when you order. It will definetly help you make some health choices. It was nice to see a selection a fresh fruit available for people who want to nosh on something healthy. But if you’re craving something oily and greasy and sinfully delicious, try these instead:
FAIRYTALE GARLIC FRENCH FRIES.
These are just – well, amazing. I’ve had these at Citizen’s Bank Park (Phillies’ stadiun) before and can’t really say which ones were better. This is a small order, which cost $6.00, and was worth every cent. You can find these behind section 108 near the first base line. These fries are literally covered in oil and chunks of garlic and fresh herbs. Just make sure you have a breath mint handy. If you don’t, don’t worry because there’s a Turkey Hill not too far from the garlic fries stand and I’m sure their mint chocolate chip ice cream would do the trick.
These are not your everyday stadium nachos – you can tell by their taste and by the way that cheese melts that it’s not canned cheese whiz. There is an authentic mexican stand right in Yankee stadium serving quesidillas, nachos, etc. Look for it behind Section 105.
And now, last but not least, here is the fairytale feast that I enjoyed at Yankee Stadium:
NYY STEAK SANDWHICH.
The New York Yankees now have a steakhouse in their own stadium, NYY STEAK. This steak sandwhich, like Lobel’s, cost $15.00 and was worth every cent. It was one of the best, if not THE BEST steak sandwhich I ever had in my life. I wouldn’t expect anything less from NYC or the Yankees. This meat was sooo tender and juicy. It wasn’t laden with pieces of fat either – it was prime meat that melted in my mouth. The roll was also perfection paired with this steak and seemed to be topped with onions and garlic. The sandwhich came with a side of dijon horseradish sauce or regular horseradish. I drizzled a little dijon horseradish onto my sandwhich to taste it. After I did, I promptly dumped the rest of the container onto the sandwhich. It was heavenly and I couldn’t decide what I loved about the game the most: Derek Jeter or my steak sandwhich.
(Note: Please don’t not mistake this sandwhich for a cheesesteak. They are two different things. And that is dijon horseradish sauce, not cheese sauce. If you want a cheesesteak, go to Philly. If you want a steak sandwhich, go to NYC.)
This sandwhich was 550 calories, which was actually less than I expected it to be. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. You find the NYY Steak stand near section 108. If you go to the Yankee stadium, please let me know what else is good! 🙂