The Yankees are known for a few things: repping the Bronx, pinstripes, dominating the AL East much to the chagrin of fans from lesser cities. Now you can add burrata burgers, cupcake-topped milkshakes, and pineapple pork nachos to that list. In the last few seasons, Yankee Stadium has upped its concessions to match the world class athleticism happening out on the field, so fans can fill their bellies with ridiculous eats (and squash all athletic hopes of ever making the team themselves). Here are the absolute best things to eat at Yankee Stadium.
Where to find it: City Winery (Sections 105 and 112)
Until we encountered this beauty of a burger at Yankee Stadium, we had no idea the best way to eat burrata was atop a juicy beef patty, pancetta, oven-roasted tomato relish, and baby arugula, all between two pillowy soft buns. We feel stupid, but you don’t have to make the same mistake, if you devour the Burrata Burger at City Winery. Goes great with a glass of red from the tap.
Steak & Potato Fries
Where to find it: Lobel’s (Section 134)
Lobel’s is a butchering institution in NYC, but the best way to gorge yourself on their meats at Yankee Stadium is in this all-American classic pairing of steak and fries. The potato wedges look more like golden bricks than the skinny little fries you find elsewhere, thick enough to stand up to a heap of shaved prime steak, sour cream, green onions, cheddar and bacon. Just don’t expect to stay awake past the seventh inning stretch after eating this.
Where to find them: Shake Stands in sections 112, 125 and 324
Oversized, overstuffed milkshakes have become all the rage of late, but the versions at Yankee Stadium are worth any line. A quartet of soda fountain-meets-buffet table drinks are on offer, including the Tres Leches (a vanilla shake with tres leches cake, a churro, condensed milk and puffed rice rim), the Pinstripe Shake (a vanilla shake with cotton candy, Cracker Jacks, caramel drizzle, and a churro), the Celebration Shake (vanilla shake topped with birthday cake frosting and two funfetti cupcakes) and the Chocolate All-Star Shake (a chocolate shake decked out with a chocolate chip cookie, a fudge brownie, M&Ms, and crushed Oreos).
Pineapple BBQ Pork Nachos
Where to find it: King’s Hawaiian Offerings (Section 115)
Even from afar you can tell these are extraordinary nachos, but you have to dig in to discover the layers of unexpected flavors that come from the Hawaiian sandwich stand on the 100 level. Banana-leaf-braised pork, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions and spicy mayo all mingle together over wonton chips, making for a snack that’s at once familiar to any ballpark goer and a standout among ballpark eats.
Where to find it: Bareburger (Section 132)
Oddly enough, one of the best vegan snacks in the park can be found at one of the most recognizable purveyors of carnivorous fare in New York. Don’t worry; these deep-fried beauties are just as indulgent as any omnivorous ballpark snack. Slices of avocado emerge from the deep frier perfectly brown, crisp and (most critically for fried avocado) structurally sound enough not to wriggle loose of their crumb coating the moment you take a bite.