5 SPOTS TO CURE CONCESSION CRAVES

Beyond the ballpark, go gourmet.


To us, baseball season means field-level seats and throwing out the first pitch. You know how we do. One thing all fans can get behind on these warm and sunny diamond-side days? Concession food. Rarely mentioned as a “highlight,” though oft inhaled by all, we’ll vouch — it’s completely heard of to get a taste at the game, then suffer through a crave until the next. That in mind, here’s where to sate thyself, in an NYC lifestyle kind of way.

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YEAH DAWG VEGAN

If you need to hunt for something, it better be worth it. These dogs are. You don’t need to be vegan to appreciate the tasteful artistry (emphasis ours) behind these soy free, (forgo the bun and they’re) gluten free masterpieces. Zero fake meat. Zilch. Veggies roasted or pickled, seeds, herbs, spices, coconut bacon… Mmmhm.

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BARK HOT DOGS

Feed all sorts of nostalgia with hits from both the ballpark and the backyard, only better. Cases in point: Chili-Cheese Dog means an Angus beef chili-Grafton cheddar mashup, heirloom Beans & Frank, and their definition of a Kraut Dog is Hawthorne Valley Sauerkraut tossed atop any and everything else. Just like real life.

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CRIF DOGS

“NYC’s No.1 Weiner.” Here’s why: these are dogs for any occasion. By that we mean, right down to any time of day. Seriously, do not wait for lunch if you wake up feeling it. Just go for a bacon and egg Good Morning dog, or the Jon-Jon Deragon, a genius cream cheese, scallion, and everything bagel seed combo. Yes.

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THE MEAT HOOK

Expert Level. Across two distinct menus (Classy and Trashy), one thing every last bun-worthy tube has in common is its full meal potential. Think Bacon Cheeseburger, Banh Mi, and Boerewors (that’s traditional South African grilling sausage with coriander and cider vinegar to you).

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SIGMUND PRETZEL SHOP

“Pretzel croissant, maybe?” Let’s be real. Throw a genuine pretzel on it. Because that’s what you’d do at the game. Sigmund’s checks a range of palates — Churro, Cinnamon Raisin, Feta Olive and, of course, a Truffle Cheddar number for a fancified take on your standard ballpark squeez cheez fare.