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What to Eat at Barclays Center, 2016 Edition

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Fried chicken, pizza, tacos, and more

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Bruce Ratner's massive, rust-colored venue offers several great concessions with a "Brooklyn taste." Guests can choose from options like artisan pickles, smoked-meat sandwiches, Sicilian-style slices, and fancy hot dogs. Classic stadium treats like popcorn and pretzels are also available. Here's a guide to what to seek out at Barclays Center:

Barclay center's five standouts

Williamsburg Pizza: Last year, Williamsburg Pizza replaced both outposts of L&B Spumoni Gardens at Barclays. Its kiosk serves all square grandma-style pies just like Spumoni. The pies are baked in cast iron pans and include options like a classic grandma (margherita); tartufo with mushrooms and truffle oil; pepperoni; and plain. [Section 15 and 206]

Calexico: The popular Brooklyn-based Mexican restaurant has two concession stands serving soft tacos stuffed with battered and fried fish. You can also order chips and guac, or a messy, but tasty nacho plate. Although this food is not exactly good for you, this is one of the lighter options at Barclays Center. [Section 3 and South Side of Suite Level]

Brooklyn Bangers & Dogs: Sausages and hot dogs from Saul Bolton, the Michelin-starred chef behind Saul and Red Gravy. Make sure to order the white cheddar bratwurst, which has an unexpected, peppery kick. [Section 9 and 225]

Habana: A stand from the people behind Cafe Habana, offering sandwiches and corn on the cob. The gooey, pulled pork-stuffed Cubano might be the best sandwich at Barclays Center. [Section 25 and 209]

Carla Hall Southern Kitchen: The former Top Chef contestant is serving serious comfort food at Barclays. Options include a Nashville-style crispy chicken sandwich, Southern tenders, mac and cheese, a grilled chicken sandwich, and sides like pimento cheese fries. [Section 11]

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Paisanos Burger: Earlier this year, Paisanos Meat Market opened Paisanos Burger inside the Main Concourse. Theres a few burger options on the menu plus side dishes. [Section 3, 29]

Calexico: Chips, guac, nachos, and fish tacos from the popular Mexican restaurant, which has outposts in Red Hook and Greenpoint. [Section 3]

David's K Deli: The Jewish deli serves knishes, black and white cookies, and kosher hot dogs. Theres also a pastrami sandwich piled high on rye bread. [Section 5]

BQE: Brooklyn sausage heroes, snacks, and more. [Section 7]

Brooklyn Bangers & Dogs: A sausage stand from Saul Bolton, of Saul and Red Gravy. The options include a classic Nathan's hot dog, as well as cheddar bratwursts and brisket dogs. [Section 9]

Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen: The former Top Chef contestant is serving serious comfort food at Barclays. Options include a Nashville-style crispy chicken sandwich, Southern tenders, mac and cheese, a grilled chicken sandwich, and sides like pimento cheese fries. [Section 11]

Williamsburg Pizza: Last year, Williamsburg Pizza replaced both outposts of L&B Spumoni Gardens at Barclays. Its kiosk serves all square grandma-style pies just like Spumoni. The pies are baked in cast iron pans and include options like a classic grandma (margherita); tartufo with mushrooms and truffle oil; pepperoni; and plain. [Section 15]

Boomer & Carton Kitchen: Offering a menu designed by WFAN Radio hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton. Burgers, dogs, lobster rolls, roast beef and more . [Section 17]

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Sugar Factory: The retail portion of Sugar Factory serves themed options like gummy basketballs and gummy hockey pucks. At the café, visitors have options like milkshakes, homemade waffles cones, gummy slushies, frozen lemonades, Italian sodas, ice cream sandwiches, and flavored popcorns. [Section 17]

Buffalo Boss: Wings and fries from the Downtown Brooklyn restaurant that's co-owned by Jay-Z. [Section 17]

Nathan's: A stand selling classic Nathan's franks, plus a "Brooklyn Dog" topped with Fatty 'Cue celery slaw, blue cheese from Stinky Bklyn, and Buffalo Boss sauce. [Section 24]

Habana: A Cubano sandwich stand from the owners of Cafe Habana and Habana Outpost. The sandwich is stuffed with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, and pickled, served hot. Nachos are also available. [Section 25]

Junior's, Blue Marble & More: A sweets stand selling Junior's cheesecake, red velvet cake, cupcakes, and scoops of Blue Marble Ice Cream. Order the concrete made with Blue Marble soft serve and hunks of Junior's cheesecake. [Section 27]

Fresco's by Scotto: Chicken meatball sliders, plus gorgonzola-topped potato and zucchini chips, from the family behind Midtown's Fresco's by Scotto. [Section 29]

Barclays suite level

Abigael's Brooklyn: An outpost of the Times Square kosher restaurant, offering kosher options that range from sushi to to brisket, burgers and nachos. [North Side]

Thomas' Greek Kitchen: Many of the options here are chef Thomas' take on arena favorites. Options include Greek nachos (pita chips, feta, kalamata olives), a burger served on pita bread with feta, and curly fries topped with tomato and feta. [North Side]

Photo by Thomas'

Photo by Thomas'

Junior's Restaurant: This is a complete outpost of iconic Brooklyn diner, more than just the cheesecake found of the Main Concourse. Options include soups, salads, deli sandwiches, and burgers. [South Side]

Calexico: Chips, guac, nachos, and fish tacos from the popular Mexican restaurant, which has outposts in Red Hook and Greenpoint. [South Side]

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Williamsburg Pizza: Last year, Williamsburg Pizza replaced both outposts of L&B Spumoni Gardens at Barclays. Its kiosk serves all square grandma-style pies just like Spumoni. The pies are baked in cast iron pans and include options like a classic grandma (margherita); tartufo with mushrooms and truffle oil; pepperoni; and plain. [Section 206]

Nathan's: A stand selling classic Nathan's franks, plus a "Brooklyn Dog" topped with Fatty 'Cue celery slaw, blue cheese from Stinky Bklyn, and Buffalo Boss sauce. [Section 207]

Habana: A Cubano sandwich stand from the owners of Cafe Habana and Habana Outpost. The sandwich is stuffed with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, and pickled, served hot. Nachos are also available. [Section 209]

Paisanos Burger: Earlier this year, Paisanos Meat Market opened Paisanos Burger inside the Main Concourse. Theres a few burger options on the menu plus side dishes. [Section 211 and 221]

Bed-Stuy: Burgers, dogs, sodas, snacks, and beer. [Section 223]

Brooklyn Bangers & Dogs: A sausage stand from Saul Bolton, of Saul and Red Gravy. The options include a classic Nathan's hot dog, as well as cheddar bratwursts and brisket dogs. [Section 225]

Buffalo Boss: Wings and fries from the Downtown Brooklyn restaurant that's co-owned by Jay-Z. [Section 17]

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