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What to Eat at Citi Field, Home of the New York Mets

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Citi Field offers the best dining options of all the New York City ballparks. You can get shrimp skewers from Dave Pasternack, meatball sliders from Pat LaFrieda, vegan slices from Two Boots, and, of course, Shackburgers. Here's a guide to what to eat at Citi Field and where to find it.

Citi Field's Six Standouts

2009_05_citifield.jpgShake Shack: Citi Field has a location of New York city's favorite burger joint, and the food tastes just like it does in Madison Square Park. The menu includes the classic Shackburger as well as the Shack-Cago Dog, cheese fries, frozen custards, and shakes. [Section 139]

2013_3_PatLaFrieda.jpgPat LaFrieda's Steak Sandwich: Citi Field rocks two stands serving hefty steak sandwiches from Pat LaFrieda. And, new for 2014, the stand now has an adjacent cart offering meatball sliders topped with ricotta cheese and marinara sauce. [Sections 139 and 414]

2012_3_elverano.jpgEl Verano Taco: A taco stand from Danny Meyer's Union Square Events. Guests can order tacos stuffed with chicken mole Pipian, carnitas, chile-marinated skirt steak, or vegetables, plus barbacoa quesadillas. [Section 139]

2012_3_mamasciti.jpgMama's of Corona: Located in the World's Fare Market by Section 105 on the Field Level and in the Promenade Food Court, this stand offers Italian-style sandwiches from the team at Leo's Latticini. The menu includes an Italian special hero, a roasted turkey sandwich with mozzarella, a grilled chicken salad, prosciutto bread, cannoli, and cupcakes. [Section 105 and 415]

2012_3_bluesmoke.jpgBlue Smoke: A satellite of Danny Meyer's famed Manhattan barbecue joint serving Kansas City spare ribs, a smoked bologna sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, beer, and desserts. [Sections 140]

2012_3_catchoftheday.jpgCatch of the Day: Catch of the Day offers grilled shrimp po'boys, fried calamari, crab cake sandwiches, and fried flounder sandwiches. Esca's Dave Pasternack created the menu here. [Section 102]

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Sterling Plaza Level

Pat LaFrieda's Chop House at Delta Sky 360 Club: The limited access club behind home plate has a full-service restaurant from star butcher Pat LaFrieda, with a custom burger blend just for Citi Field, LaFrieda's sweet Italian sausage sandwich, and a handful of entrées.
Delta Sky 360 Bar, Coffee Bar, Marketplace: The bar in the Delta club features a shortened version of the Chop House menu, plus drinks and coffee.

Field Level

*Blue Smoke on the Road, Section 140: A satellite of Danny Meyer's famed Manhattan barbecue joint serving Kansas City spare ribs, a smoked bologna sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, beer, fries, and desserts.
*Shake Shack, Section 139: Citi Field has one of Meyer's growing number of ballfield Shake Shacks. Here they're serving the classic Shackburger as well as the Shack-Cago Dog, cheese fries, frozen custards, and shakes.
Pat LaFrieda's Signature Meatball Sliders, Section 139: New for 2014, the Pat LaFrieda team is serving beef meatballs with marinara sauce and ricotta cheese on fresh-baked buns. Three sliders for $12.00
*Pat LaFrieda's Steak Sandwich, Section 139: Black angus filet mignon sandwiches from Mr. Pat LaFrieda himself.
*Box Frites, Section 140: A French fry stand from Danny Meyer's Union Square Events selling Belgian-style frites with a variety of dipping sauces. New for 2014: bacon and cheese-topped frites.
*El Verano Taqueria, Section 139: A taco stand from Danny Meyer's Union Square Events. Guests can order tacos stuffed with chicken mole Pipian, carnitas, chile-marinated skirt steak, or vegetables, plus barbacoa quesadillas.
*Catch of the Day, Section 102: Dave Pasternack's Catch of the Day offers grilled shrimp po'boys, Long Island corn and clam chowder, lobster rolls, and flash fried beer battered shrimp skewers.
* Two Boots, Section 141: A slice stand serving favorites from the beloved New York pizzeria chain. New for 2014: The V for Vegan slice, topped with non-dairy cheese, artichokes, onions, mushrooms, and basil.
Hyundai Club: This is a new, all-inclusive restaurant for Hyundai Club ticket holders. The Hyundai Club serves sliders, nachos, hot dogs, carved meats, pastas, and sweets.
Daruma of Tokyo, Section 105: Located in the World's Fare Market, this stand offers edamame, sushi, lobster rolls, and Asian salads.
Candy Cart, Section 105: Candy and sweet treats.
*Mama's of Corona, Section 105: This stand offers Italian-style sandwiches from the Leo's Latticini team. The menu includes an Italian special hero, a roasted turkey sandwich with mozzarella, a grilled chicken salad, prosciutto bread, cannoli, and cupcakes.
Gluten Free Stand, Section 105: Located in the World's Fare Market, this is the choice for those who want their puddings, hot dogs, burgers, beer, and more gluten free.
*Little Astoria, Section 105: In the World's Fare Market, this stand has wings, bulguli rice bowls, and bibimbap salads, along with candy and other assorted snacks.
Zachys Wine Bar, Section 105: If beer doesn't quite sound right, here's wine.
Fried Dough, Section 105 and 132: Big fat zeppoles.
LaFrieda Burger, Sections 112 and 123: Starting this year, all of the Citi Field burger stands now offer burgers made with Pat LaFrieda patties. Options include BBQ bacon burgers, double cheeseburgers, and a "ballpark burger," plus a veggie burger, fries, onion rings, and corn dogs.
Hot Pastrami on Rye, Section 135: As the name implies, this stand serves pastrami sandwiches on rye bread.
Ittibitz, Sections 104 and 118: Large-grain ice cream a la Dippin' Dots.
Keith's Grill, Section 132: Hamburgers, dogs, and other sandwiches.
Kosher Grill, Sections 114 and 130: Kosher versions of traditional ballpark items like burgers, hot dogs, peanuts, and pretzels.
Dunkin' Donuts, Section 125: Coffee, iced coffee, and hot chocolate.

Excelsior Level


Acela Club: A limited-access fine-dining restaurant with full views of the playing field featuring cuisine from Drew Nieporent. Lunch is $29, and dinner is $48.
All You Can Eat, Section 402: A grab-bag of ballpark eats.
Caesars Club: Features a large bar and high-end concessions.
*Two Boots, Section 317: A slice stand serving favorites from the beloved New York pizzeria chain. New for 2014: The V for Vegan slice, topped with non-dairy cheese, artichokes, onions, mushrooms, and basil.
Excelsior 1st Base Bar: Full service bar with liquor, wine, and beer.
Excelsior 3rd Base Bar: Full service bar featuring liquor, wine, and beer.
LaFrieda Burger, Section 303 and 337: Starting this year, all of the Citi Field burger stands now offer burgers made with Pat LaFrieda patties. Options include BBQ bacon burgers, double cheeseburgers, and a "ballpark burger," plus a veggie burger, fries, onion rings, and corn dogs.

Promenade Level

Promenade Club An intimate club offering casual fare like home run wings, hot and sweet sausage topped with has browns and eggs, and corned beef sandwiches.
*Pat LaFrieda's Steak Sandwich, Section 414: Black angus filet mignon sandwiches from Mr. Pat LaFrieda himself.
*Mama's of Corona, Section 415: This stand offers Italian-style sandwiches from the Leo's Latticini team. The menu includes an Italian special hero, a roasted turkey sandwich with mozzarella, a grilled chicken salad, prosciutto bread, cannoli, and cupcakes.
*Two Boots, Section 512: A slice stand serving favorites from the beloved New York pizzeria chain. New for 2014: The V for Vegan slice, topped with non-dairy cheese, artichokes, onions, mushrooms, and basil
LaFrieda Burger, 406, 423, and 436: Starting this year, all of the Citi Field burger stands now offer burgers made with Pat LaFrieda patties. Options include BBQ bacon burgers, double cheeseburgers, and a "ballpark burger," plus a veggie burger, fries, onion rings, and corn dogs.
All You Can Eat, Section 402: A grab-bag of ballpark eats.
Fried Dough, Section 411: Big fat zeppoles.
Ittibitz, Section 424: Large-grain ice cream a la Dippin' Dots.
Kosher Grill, Section 528: Kosher versions of traditional ballpark items like burgers, hot dogs, peanuts, and pretzels.

Also widely available throughout the stadium: Nathan's hotdogs, Premio Sausage, Carvel Ice Cream, Subway sandwiches, beer, and nachos from a place called Nachos Grande.

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