Baseball season has begun and fans are flocking to their local stadiums hoping to see a winning game. They will need lots of food and drink to sustain them through nine long innings. While a hot dog and a beer rounded out with a pretzel or some peanuts is a classic ballpark dining experience, most modern baseball stadiums offer a wide variety of food and beverages.
Today, let’s look at the many new Yankee Stadium eats for the 2023 season. This year’s new food partners include Fuku, Mac Truck and cheesy garlic bread by chef Christian Petroni.
Besides his series of Momofuku restaurants, David Chang also has a fast-casual fried chicken joint called Fuku. He opened the eatery in 2015 after The O.G. Sando secret menu item at Momofuku Noodle Bar became so popular. Located in section 213 of Yankee Stadium, guests can choose between the O.G. Spicy Chicken Sando (Crispy habanero-brined chicken breast, Fuku mayo, pickle, potato roll) or Tenders + Waffle Fries (Crispy chicken tenders, sweet jalapeno waffle fries, side of honey mustard or ranch). While the prices of these items at Yankee Stadium were not found online, the Fuku Restaurant price for the Chicken Sando is $9.00 and the Tenders cost $11.00 – $31.00, depending on number of pieces. I’d expect Yankee Stadium prices to be comparable or more expensive than that.
Check out the new Yankee Stadium eats for 2023!
In 2012, Dom Tesoriero created Mac Truck. While the truck launched at the Saratoga Race Course, Tesoriero soon expanded into NYC, becoming the first mac and cheese truck in the Big Apple. Three varieties of the Mac Truck’s mac and cheese are available at Yankee Stadium (currently located in Section 223). Fans can try Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese (Classic mac, crispy chicken, buffalo sauce), Classic Mac & Cheese (Elbow mac, baked in creamy cheddar cheese sauce) and Mexican Street Mac (Classic mac, charred corn pico de gallo, crushed tortilla chips).
Chef Christian Petroni was born and raised in the Bronx. He is the former chef and owner of the Fortina Restaurants, located throughout Westchester County. However, he is probably more well known by the greater public for winning Season 14 of the Food Network Star along with Jess Tom. You can also find him cooking and guest judging on food shows including Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Guy’s Grocery Games, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, Supermarket Stakeout and Tournament of Champions.
You can get his Cheesy Garlic Bread with or without cupping pepperoni. This bread is made with a seeded Bronx bastone and topped with a mix of cheeses including mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and Parmesan Reggiano. Sicilian oregano is sprinkled on top and the bread is served with an 8-hour marinara for dipping. Find it in Sections 125 and 310. While no pricing info has been found, @Majorleaguemadd on Twitter rates the taste a 10/10.
Legends Hospitality manages the food and beverage operations at Yankee Stadium, with Chef Matt Gibson, Senior Executive Chef and General Manager, at the helm. While Legends Hospitality has partnerships with several stadiums, they have several Yankee Stadium exclusive menu items.
First is the 99 Burger. Located in Section 223, this burger, an homage to Aaron Judge, consists of two American Wagyu beef patties, American Cheese, caramelized onions, dill pickles and secret sauce served on a brioche bun. Each game, only 99 of these burgers will be sold. Although prices aren’t listed online, according to The NY Post this burger will cost you $19.99.
There are also two cheesesteaks exclusive to the Stadium menu. The Pork and Broccoli Rabe Cheesesteak and the Chopped Crispy Chicken & Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheesesteak can both be found in Section 107.
Section 314 has two new exclusive burritos. The Bronx Burrito has cheddar cheese, beef barbacoa, and rice and beans stuffed inside a flour tortilla. It’s topped with salsa verde, chipotle mayo and choice of Melinda’s hot sauce packets. There is also a Veggie Bronx Burrito made with cheddar cheese, fried sweet plantains and rice and beans encased in a flour tortilla and served with salsa verde, chipotle mayo, and choice of Melinda’s hot sauce packets.
Some of these dishes will be garnished with lettuce and herbs that are grown in the Yankee Stadium Tower Garden.
If you find yourself at Yankee Stadium, hoping for Aaron Judge to hit a home run and catching Anthony Volpe in action, stop by one of these new food partners and give these stadium eats a try!
Which of these new Yankee Stadium eats are you most excited to try?