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

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There's no reason to settle on a mediocre hot dog or $8 Bud Light at Yankee Stadium. Skip the dogs and get eggplant and mozzarella sandwiches from Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone at Parm, fried pickles from Brother Jimmy's BBQ, or juicy steak sandwiches from Lobel's. In honor of the first day of the 2014 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, including the famous turkey sandwich and chicken parm. 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 chicken sandwiches, 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


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.
Chicken and Waffles Cart: New for 2014: A stand serving fried chicken and waffles.
Legends Suite Lounge: Billed as "Yankee Stadium's premier dining experience," this ritzy sit-down restaurant is only available to Legends Suite ticket holders.
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 chicken sandwiches, beef sandwiches, fried pickles, mac 'n' cheese, and baked beans with smoked pork.
Field MVP Club Lounge: A new premium lounge for "full-season ticket licensees" with a 45-foot bar and a full menu of upscale pub food.
*Carl's Steaks, Section 107: cheesesteaks from this fairly well-known Philly chessesteak chain.
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 Jacks 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.
Otis Spunkmeyer, Section 125: Fresh baked cookies.
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.
Papa John's, Section 125: Slices from the chain pizzeria.
NYY Steak Express, Section 109: Strip steak sandwiches.
Wholly Guacomole, Section 104: Build-your-own nachos. New for 2014: a "nacho helmet."
Mohegan Sun Sports Bar: A premium lounge offering sandwiches and drinks. Requires a Mohegan Sun ticket or club membership.

Between the 100 and 200 section: The brand new Tommy Bahama's Marlin Bar features tropical-themed cocktails and lounge seating.

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 chicken sandwiches, 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 Jacks 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.

Papa John's, Section 212: Slices from the chain pizzeria.
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: Build-your-own nachos. New for 2014: a "nacho helmet."
Otis Spunkmeyer, Section 233: Fresh baked cookies.
Sweetfrog Frozen Yogurt Stand, Section 224: A new fro-yo stand.

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.
Malibu Rooftop Deck: A premium lounge offering all-you-can-eat ballpark favorites and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, with a view of the Manhattan skyline. The menu includes a bacon and cheese-stuffed burger and coconut-rum-glazed ribs. Open to all guests.
Jim Beam Suite Lounge: A new lounge offering made-to-order pizzas, red stag-glazed barbecue wings, and cocktails. Requires a Jim Beam Suite Lounge ticket.
*Carl's Steaks, Section 311: cheesesteaks from this fairly well-known Philly chessesteak chain.
Papa John's, Section 309: Slices from the chain pizzeria.
Delta SKY360° Suite: A lounge with a patio and a menu of gourmet ball park grub, including made-to-order pizzas. Requires a "Delta SKY360° Suite ticket."
*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 Jacks and New York Pretzels.
Johnny Rockets, Section 326: The retro-ish chain has locations selling burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and fries all over the park.
Tacos and Empanadas Cart, Section 321: Mexican street food.
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: Build-your-own nachos. New for 2014: a "nacho helmet."

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

Yankee Stadium

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

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