Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fielder's Choice: 2013 Gluten-Free Guide to Major League Baseball Ballparks

Citizens Bank Park's new gluten-free stand
More ballparks than ever have dedicated gluten-free concession stands and carts, including a new one right here in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. Major-league stadiums in Baltimore and Minnesota have more gluten-free fare this season. Many concessionaires offer more than just bunless franks and burgers; there's everything from cheesesteaks to fish and chips.

Many teams are sponsoring Celiac Awareness Nights this season, with expanded gluten-free options available at many of those games. They include the New York Mets (April 28), Boston Red Sox (June 8), Detroit Tigers (June 17), Seattle Mariners (June 28), New York Yankees (July 12), Colorado Rockies (July 20), Arizona Diamondbacks (Aug. 10),  Philadelphia Phillies (Aug. 16), San Diego Padres (Aug. 24), Los Angeles Dodgers (Aug. 30) and Chicago White Sox (Sept. 28).

Here's where you can find gluten-free concessions at each of the 30 MLB ballparks for the 2013 season (check back throughout the season for updates and email me with any additions/changes that you find):

NL East:
  • Atlanta Braves (Turner Field) - Hot dogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches, chips, popcorn, brownies, cookies and Redbridge beer at gluten-free cart (Aisle 106)
  • Miami Marlins (Marlins Park) - Hot dogs, nachos, snacks and beer at gluten-free cart (Section 2); rice-and-bean bowl at Goya Latin Café (Sections 37, 223 and 314); salads, buffalo wings, popcorn and caramel apples at the Clevelander; vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout stadium
  • New York Mets (Citi Field) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, snacks and beer at Hain Celestial Stand adjacent to World's Fare Market (Section 105)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (Citizens Bank Park) - Cheesesteaks, hot dogs, Bull's BBQ sandwiches, Seasons Pizza, chicken tenders, snacks, Redbridge beer, Angry Orchard cider and Woodchuck cider at gluten-free stand (Section 136); hot dogs and salads at Market Express (section 321/421); Chickie's & Pete's Crabfries and cheese sauce (Section 102); Philadelphia Water Ice (in Ashburn Alley and stands at Sections 106, 116, 132, 208/308 and 316/416); Redbridge beer and Angry Orchard cider vended throughout ballpark
  • Washington Nationals (Nationals Park) - Hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, nachos, loaded nachos, popcorn, tortilla chips, potato chips, snacks and Redbridge beer at gluten-free cart (Section 136); soft pretzels (Sections 106 and 318); vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout ballpark
Gluten-free options at PNC Park
NL Central:
  • Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and Redbridge beer at Sheffield Grill (Section 140); Redbridge beer at various beer stands; vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout ballpark
  • Cincinnati Reds (Great American Ball Park) - Bunless hot dogs, wursts, sausages, brat burgers and soft-serve ice cream at various stands; sushi, fruit and salads at United Dairy Farmers Market stands (Sections 117, 133 and 423)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (Miller Park) - Turkey sandwiches, chocolate tortes, brownies and chips at Grab & Go stand (Section 122); New Grist beer (Sections 110, 126, 212 and 224); bunless hot dogs, bratwursts and sausages, chicken taco salads, chicken nachos, cheese fries in a helmet, popcorn, kettle corn, peanuts, Cracker Jack, cotton candy, Minute Maid frozen treats and soft-serve custard at various stands
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park) - Kosher hot dogs, panini sandwiches, nachos and salsa, salads, sweet potato chips, fruit and Redbridge beer at Just4U stand (Section 129); Chickie's & Pete's Crabfries and cheese sauce (Section 132); Rita's Italian Ices (Section 103/105); vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout stadium
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium) - Ham-and-Swiss sandwiches, garden salads and Redbridge beer at Farmer's Market (Section 136); turkey legs (Sections 152, 432 and 509); bratwurst, hot dogs, grilled chicken, Polish sausage, hamburgers, veggie burgers and beef brisket (all without bun and/or sauce) vended throughout ballpark; Redbridge beer (Sections 150, 272 and 433); peanuts, popcorn, Cracker Jack, soft-serve ice cream and selected Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors
NL West:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field) - Hot dogs, nachos, snacks and Redbridge beer at gluten-free cart (Section 106); Achiote Basted Grilled Mushroom Burrito at A-Zona Grill (Insight Diamond Level); Southwest Chop Salad, Redbridge beer, Angry Orchard Cider and Ace Pear Cider at Game Seven Grill (Gila Rivers Casino Plaza); vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout ballpark
  • Colorado Rockies (Coors Field) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, chips, cookies, brownies and Redbridge beer at gluten-free stand (Section 143)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodger Stadium) - Snacks and Redbridge beer at Healthy Plate carts (Field Level, Section 30; Loge Level, Section 108; Reserve Level, Section 10); tostada salads at LA Tacqueria (Reserve Level, Section 45); vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout stadium
  • San Diego Padres (PETCO Park) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, hummus and vegetables, salads and beer at gluten-free stand (Section 104)
  • San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park) - Hot dogs, chips and Omission beer at Budweiser Brew Pub (Promenade Section 112)
AL East:
  • Baltimore Orioles (Oriole Park at Camden Yards) - Beef, pork and turkey sandwiches at Boog's BBQ (Eutaw Street); The Dempsey, Catcher's Cobb, Steak and Baby Arugula salads and bacon on a stick at Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant (Eutaw Street); bacon on a stick at Jack Daniel's Grill (Eutaw Street); all sausages except Natty Boh and Polock Johnny's; Esskay hot dogs (Stand 103); gluten-free pizza at Seasons Pizza (Sections 37, 222, 270 and 366); Go Picnic meals at Eutaw Market (Eutaw Street); pad Thai cold noodle salad and beef and chicken tacos on corn tortillas at TAKO Korean BBQ (Section 53); beer at various concessions
  • Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park) - Hot dogs, pizza, beer and snacks at gluten-free stand (Big Concourse)
  • New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium) - Nathan's hot dogs and Premio sausages on Udi's buns, Kozy Shack pudding and Redbridge beer at gluten-free stand (Great Hall - Gate 6); pizza at Famous Famiglia (Section 125); Nathan's hot dogs, Premio sausages and Boar's Head deli meats (without buns or bread) elsewhere throughout stadium; Kozy Shack pudding at Highlanders (Sections 110, 232, 305, 318, 321, 324 and at the Bleachers); Carvel soft-serve ice cream (Sections 112, 125, 207, 232, 307, 318, 324 and at the Bleachers); vegetable and fruit salads at Melissa's Farmers Market (Gate 4); Redbridge beer at Beers of the World (Sections 110, 205, 224, 312 and 321)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field) -  Hot dogs, sausages, KIND bars and beer at GF! stand (Center Field Street)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre) - Sandwiches (Barq's BBQ beef brisket, Big Smoke jerk chicken, T.O. chopped pork and Market Burger), traditional butter chicken with fresh greens, three-bean chili and fruit at Muddy York Market (Section 109); beer at King Club (Level 100)
AL Central:
  • Chicago White Sox (U.S. Cellular Field) - Roast beef, corned beef and turkey sandwiches on multigrain bread and cookies at Triple Play Carvery Stand (Section 110) and at All-Star Stand (Section 522); hot dogs at Comiskey Dog (Sections 105 and 544); nachos and toppings at TexMex (Sections 122, 152 and 523); nachos with cheese at portable locations located around the ballpark on the 100 and 500 levels; soft-serve ice cream at Winning Ugly is Sweet Stand (Section 144) and at All-Star Stand (Section 538); Bard's beer at Brews of the World (Sections 109, 157 and 531)
  • Cleveland Indians (Progressive Field) - Hot dogs, fries, Twisted Potato, beer and hard cider at Spuds and Suds (Sections 163 and 541)
  • Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park) -  Fruit platters and hummus plates at Brushfire Grill (Section 131); hummus plates at Labatt Blue Light Jungle (Gate B); bunless hot dogs, sausages and grilled chicken, french fries, peanuts, popcorn, nachos without cheese and frozen Minute Maid treats throughout stadium; Redbridge beer at Beer Hall (Section 131)
  • Kansas City Royals (Kauffman Stadium) - Bunless hot dogs and sausages, popcorn and Cracker Jack throughout stadium; barbequed meats, house-made BBQ sauce and potato salad at Royals All-Star Barbeque (Outfield Experience and Sections 219 and 423); Redbridge beer at Pine Tar Pub (Sections 210 and 245)
  • Minnesota Twins (Target Field) - Grab-and-go sandwiches, fruit and vegetables at Twins Territory Market (Section 112); pork chops on a stick (Section 133); Redbridge beer (Sections 116, 124 and 325); Talenti Gelato (Sections 141 and 302); bunless grilled chicken and hot dogs, Angie's Kettle Corn, chips, nachos and cheese, Cracker Jack, soft-serve ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn and Killebrew Root Beer vended throughout stadium
AL West:
  • Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park) - Hot dogs and beer at Goya Latin Café (Section 119); made-to-order salads (Section 116)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angel Stadium of Anaheim) - Veggie dogs, black bean burgers, sweet potato fries, salads and hummus at Melissa's Fresh For You stand (First Base and Third Base food courts); beer throughout stadium
  • Oakland Athletics (O.co Coliseum) -  Fruit and vegetable cups, kettle corn, Cracker Jack, peanuts, popcorn and snacks (Section 121)
  • Seattle Mariners (Safeco Field) - Hot dogs, sandwiches, soups, snacks and Redbridge beer at The Natural (Section 131); halibut and chips and Redbridge beer at Sound Seafood (Section 248); beer at Good Hops (Section 330)
  • Texas Rangers (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington) - Hot dogs, cookies, pretzels, chips, salads, fruit and Redbridge beer at Centerfield Market (Section 50)
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1 comment:

  1. wonderful
    awesome article, really great insight
    my only question would be - how do we make sure that there is no cross contamination if they also serve gluten loaded food at the same location.
    for example i go to MillerPark in Mke a few times each year and I can see how chaotic food boths are at times so it could be easy to mix up things
    Claude Scher, Milwaukee