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What to Eat at Yankee Stadium, Home of the NY Yankees

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2012_4_stadiumlogo.jpgThere's no reason to settle on a mediocre hot dog or $8 Bud Light at Yankee Stadium, which added a slew of better food options when it opened in 2009. Skip the dogs and get meatball subs from Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone at Parm, fried pickles from Brother Jimmy's BBQ, juicy steak sandwiches from Lobel's, and candy from Dylan's Candy Bar.

Now, in honor of the first day of the 2013 baseball season, here's a guide to what to eat at Yankee Stadium and where to find it.

Yankee Stadium's Three Standouts

2012_4_yankeeparm.jpgParm: Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi return to Yankee Stadium with a Parm stand, serving staples from their Nolita sandwich shop and restaurant. Located in the Great Hall between Gates 4 and 6. Photo. [Great Hall]

2012_4_lobel.jpgLobel's of New York: Lobel's, the New York butcher shop institution, serves hand-carved steak sandwiches to order. They're not cheap at $15 but its loyal fans find it well worth the price. Photo.[Sections 134, 322]

2012_4_jimmy.jpgBrother Jimmy's BBQ: The bro-tastic barbecue chain has locations throughout Yankee Stadium offering Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, BBQ beef sandwiches, fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese, and baked beans with smoked pork. Photo [Sections 133, 201, 214, 320A]

* indicates special Eater recommendations

Gates 4 & 6


Melissa's Farmers Market, Gate 4: Those who don't want fries, burgers, sandwiches, and shakes should head here where they have fresh produce.
The Hard Rock Cafe: National chain Hard Rock Cafe has a location on 161st Street and River Avenue, right at Gate 6. It's open year-round and serves the usual mix of burgers, salads, and sandwiches.
NYY Steak: Located right above Hard Rock Cafe at Gate 6, NYY Steak serves dry aged beef and seafood. It's one of the priciest dining options within the park.
*Parm: Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi return to Yankee Stadium with a Parm stand, serving staples from their Nolita sandwich shop and restaurant. Located in the Great Hall between Gates 4 and 6.

100 Section


*Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Section 133: The bro-tastic barbecue chain has locations throughout Yankee Stadium offering Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, BBQ beef sandwiches, fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese, and baked beans with smoked pork.
*Carl's Steaks, Section 107: cheesesteaks from this fairly well-known Philly chessesteak chain.
*Dylan's Candy Bar, Section 127A: This location of the Upper East Side candy mecca is a huge draw for the kids and is good for any kind of candy fix.
Fried Dough, Section 127A: They sell....fried dough.
*Garlic Fries, Section 108: Delicious, delicious French fries in a variety of permutations including cheese fries and garlic fries. They also have chicken fingers.
Highlanders, Section 111: Highlanders, with locations throughout the stadium features game-day staples like Hebrew National hot dogs, Premio Italian sausages, Bazzini peanuts, Cracker Jack and New York Pretzels.
Johnny Rockets, Section 132: The retro-ish chain has locations selling burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and fries all over the park.
Noodle Bowls/Sushi Stand, Section 127: Those looking for something completely different can find noodle bowls and assorted sushi platters here.
Triple Play Grill, Section 115: Here you can get sliders, grilled chicken and steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, and Nathan's Famous hot dogs.
*Lobel's of New York, Section 134: Lobel's, the New York butcher shop institution, serves hand-carved steak sandwiches to order. They're not cheap at $15 but its loyal fans find it well worth the price.
NYY Steak Express, Section 109: Strip steak sandwiches.
Wholly Guacomole, Section 104: Beef nachos.

200 Section


*Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Sections 201 and 214: The bro-tastic barbecue chain has locations throughout Yankee Stadium offering Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, BBQ beef sandwiches, fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese, and baked beans with smoked pork.
*Carl's Steaks, Section 223: cheesesteaks from this fairly well-known Philly chessesteak chain.
*Garlic Fries, Section 205: Delicious, delicious French fries in a variety of permutations including cheese fries and garlic fries. They also have chicken fingers.
Highlanders, Section 233A: Highlanders, with locations throughout the stadium features game-day staples like Hebrew National hot dogs, Premio Italian sausages, Bazzini peanuts, Cracker Jack and New York Pretzels.
Johnny Rockets, Section 212: The retro-ish chain has locations selling burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and fries all over the park.
New York Pretzel, Section 239: This is the place to go for the perfect baseball snack, the soft pretzel.
NYY Steak, Section 221B: A second location of the Yankees-owned steakhouse, whose main location is found by Gate 6.

Triple Play Grill, Section 205: Here you can get sliders, grilled chicken and steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, and Nathan's Famous hot dogs.
Wholly Guacomole, Section 233A: Beef nachos.

300 Section


*Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Section 320A: The bro-tastic barbecue chain has locations throughout Yankee Stadium offering Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, BBQ beef sandwiches, fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese, and baked beans with smoked pork.
*Carl's Steaks, Section 311: cheesesteaks from this fairly well-known Philly chessesteak chain.
*Garlic Fries, Section 331: Delicious, delicious French fries in a variety of permutations including cheese fries and garlic fries. They also have chicken fingers.
Highlanders, Sections 305, 311, 318, and 325: Highlanders, with locations throughout the stadium features game-day staples like Hebrew National hot dogs, Premio Italian sausages, Bazzini peanuts, Cracker Jack and New York Pretzels.
Latin Food, Section 314: Tacos, quesadillas, and other pan-Latin fare.
Johnny Rockets, Section 326: The retro-ish chain has locations selling burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and fries all over the park.
Triple Play Grill, Section 334: Here you can get sliders, grilled chicken and steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, and Nathan's Famous hot dogs.
Wholly Guacomole, Section 327: Beef nachos.

Locations of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, Hebrew National, Strictly Kosher, Inc hot dogs, Boar's Head sandwiches, Premio sausages, Famiglia Pizzeria, Carvel ice cream, Fresh Lemonade, and Beers of the World can also be found throughout the park.

And new for 2013, look for Eater's tips on Foursquare at Yankee Stadium and other New York City stadiums and arenas.

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E 161st St. & River Ave., New York

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