The 2023 baseball season is here, which means the return of stadium food: The range of food options at Citi Field has leveled up in recent years, and New York Mets fans can snack on plenty of old-school favorites, plus some hot newcomers this year like award-winning bagel shop Pop Up Bagels and fried chicken chain, Sweet Chick. The stadium has also upped its beverage game, partnering with tequila brand Híjole while also selling a range of local craft beers.
New this year
Beyond Nightlife Sushi (Delta and Field levels): New to Citi Field this year is a sushi stall dispensing sashimi, hand rolls, and sushi burritos made by wrapping spicy salmon, tuna, and avocado in soy paper.
Chef Marc Murphy’s Porchetta Sandwich Shop (Section 105): Celebrity chef Marc Murphy, a former judge on Chopped, is behind this stand with chicken patty, salsa verde, and, of course, porchetta sandwiches.
Chiddy’s Cheese Steaks (Excelsior level): Open in Long Island since 2014, this Philly cheesesteak spot makes its signature sandwich with onions, peppers, mushrooms, provolone, and Cheez Whiz.
Emma’s Torch (Promenade level): Carroll Gardens restaurant Emma’s Torch, which offers training to refugees, is bringing tamarind barbecue wings and black-eyed pea hummus wraps to the stadium this year.
Empanada Mama (Promenade level): Find empanadas stuffed with mac and cheese, “cheeseburger,” and other fillings at this off-shoot of a 24-hour Manhattan chain.
Fresco’s Grand Cantina (Taste of the City): In addition to alcoholic beverages, this Astoria watering hole is serving loaded “churro” nachos with dulce de leche, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.
The Nourish Spot (Taste of the City): Smoothies made from fruits, greens, and non-dairy milks are available from this juice shop based in Jamaica, Queens.
Pop Up Bagels (Suite level): This celebrity-backed bagel shop from Connecticut has been named Brooklyn’s best bagel two years in a row, so it’s no surprise its arrival at Citi Field made headlines. On the menu this year: pizza bagels with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
Sunny’s All-American Kitchen (Section 101 and Delta Level): “Lots of toppings” seems to be the theme behind this new food business. Parfaits, fried potato skins, and mac and cheese are loaded with everything from croutons to crumbled graham crackers.
Sweet Chick (Section 102): Local chain Sweet Chicken stands out from the other fried chicken vendors at Citi Field with its sweet chile seasonings and waffle ice cream sandwiches.
Sundae Donuts (Promenade level): Staten Island’s stunt dessert shop has blue vanilla ice cream with chocolate doughnuts on the menu this year.
Takumi Taco (Promenade level): Citi Field is home to more than just sushi burritos this year. This Japanese Mexican restaurant with a handful of locations scattered across Manhattan stuffs its tortillas with spicy tuna, mayo, cucumber, and avocado for a sushi taco of sorts.
Tang (Taste of the City): Located on the border of Flushing and Bayside in Queens, modern Korean restaurant Tang is bringing bulgogi beef rice bowls to Citi Field this year.
Fuku (Section 130 and Delta level): Fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries come from celebrity chef David Chang at this outpost of the chain restaurant.
Jacob’s Pickles (Delta and Promenade levels): Upper West Side brunch favorite Jacob’s Pickles has an outpost at Citi Field with fried chicken sandwiches on glazed doughnuts.
Pat LaFrieda’s Chop House (Delta level): New to this restaurant on the Delta level are Berkshire pork chops, strip steaks, filet mignon, and surf-and-turf options.
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors (Promenade level): Loaded fries, double patty burgers, sliced rib eye sandwiches, and more from the famed third-generation butcher shop.
Patsy’s Pizzeria (Field, Delta, Excelsior, and Promenade levels): A New York classic since 1933, Patsy’s offers pepperoni and plain slices from various stands in the stadium.
Pig Beach BBQ (Section 135): New York barbecue favorite Pig Beach is serving beef brisket burgers and patty melts with bacon cherry pepper jam on rye.
Shake Shack (Taste of the City): Shack burgers are on the menu at this outpost of Danny Meyer’s chain burger spot.