Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fielder's Choice: 2014 Gluten-Free Guide to Major League Baseball Ballparks

Gluten-free options at Major League Baseball games aren't limited to peanuts and Cracker Jack. Most ballparks have improved from simply offering bunless franks and burgers, and many have dedicated gluten-free concession stands and carts.

Here's where you can find gluten-free concessions at each of the 30 MLB ballparks for the 2014 season (bookmark this post and check back throughout the season for updates; you can email me with any additions/changes that you find).

Once again teams are sponsoring Celiac Awareness Nights, with expanded gluten-free options available at many of those games. They include the Arizona Diamondbacks (May 17), Philadelphia Phillies (May 18), New York Mets (May 26), San Diego Padres (July 19), Chicago White Sox (Aug. 16) and New York Yankees (Sept. 20).

NL East:
  • Atlanta Braves (Turner Field) - Hot dogs, 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); hot dogs and nachos at gluten-free cart (Section 39)
  • 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) - Cheese steaks, hot dogs, Bull's BBQ sandwiches, Seasons Pizza, chicken tenders, snacks, Redbridge beer, Angry Orchard cider and Johnny Appleseed cider at gluten-free stand (Section 136); hot dogs, brownies and cookies (Section 323); 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, Angry Orchard cider and Johnny Appleseed cider vended throughout ballpark
  • Washington Nationals (Nationals Park) - Hot dogs, loaded nachos, BBQ sandwiches, Italian sausages and beer at gluten-free cart (Section 136); Tonya's Gluten-Free soft pretzel bites (Sections 106 and 318); Sloppy Jane sandwiches at Field of Greens cart (Section 113); vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout ballpark
NL Central:
  • Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field) - Hot dogs and burgers at Broadcast Grill (Sections 135-137) and Decade Diner (Sections 137-140); Redbridge beer and Johnny Appleseed cider at various beer stands; Nuts on Clark popcorn and 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); Redbridge beer and Ace cider at Moerlein Lager House (Sections 113 and 130); Angry Orchard cider at Reds Brewery District Bar (Sections 117-118)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (Miller Park) - Turkey sandwiches, brownies, kettle corn and chips at Grab & Go stand (Section 123); bunless hot dogs, bratwursts and sausages, chicken nachos, cheese fries, popcorn, kettle corn, peanuts, Cracker Jack, cotton candy, Minute Maid frozen treats, soft-serve custard, Lakefront New Grist beer and Smith & Forge cider at various stands
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park) - Hot dogs, panini sandwiches, nachos and salsa, pasta salad, 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 140)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium) - Turkey legs, bratwurst, hot dogs, grilled chicken, Polish sausage, hamburgers, veggie burgers and beef brisket (all without bun and/or sauce) and Redbridge beer at Farmer's Market (Section 136); peanuts, popcorn, Cracker Jack, soft-serve ice cream and selected Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors
NL West:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field) - Hot dogs, sausages, nachos, snacks and Redbridge beer at gluten-free cart (Section 105); Achiote Basted Grilled Mushroom Burrito at A-Zona Mexican 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 142)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodger Stadium) - Hot dogs and Redbridge beer at Kaiser Permanente Healthy Plate carts (Field, Loge and Reserve Levels); corn on the cob at Think Blue BBQ (Pavilion Level); nachos, snacks, vegetable and fruit cups vended throughout stadium
  • San Diego Padres (PETCO Park) - Hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, and Redbridge beer at gluten-free stand (Section 104)
  • San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park) - Hot dogs and chips 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 and All-Star Cafe - Club Level); 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); Old Bay sausages, Italian sausages and Esskay hot dogs at Das Sausage Haus (Sections 1, 43, 73 and 326); 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, snacks and desserts (Home Plate Concourse); pizza, snacks and desserts (Big Concourse); pizza (Home Plate Deck, Gate E Concourse, Pavilion Level); snacks and desserts (Coca-Cola Deck)
  • New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium) - Nathan's hot dogs and Premio sausages on Udi's buns at gluten-free New York Grill stand (Great Hall - Gate 6)
  • Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field) -  Hot dogs, sausages, KIND bars and beer at GF! stand (Center Field Street)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre) - Sandwiches (BBQ beef brisket, T.O. chopped pork and Market Burger) at Muddy York Market (Section 109); beer at King Club (Section 121)
AL Central:
  • Chicago White Sox (U.S. Cellular Field) - Roast beef, corned beef and turkey sandwiches on multigrain bread and chocolate chip cookies at Xfinity Zone Carvery (Section 110) and at All-Star Stand (Section 522); hot dogs at Comiskey Dog (Section 105) and portable stands (Sections 131 and 538); pizza at Beggars Pizza (Sections 101, 124, 154, 163 and 522); nachos and toppings at TexMex (Sections 125, 153, 526, 533 and 544); nachos with cheese at portable locations located around the ballpark on the 100 and 500 levels; soft-serve ice cream and salted caramel cheesecake at Winning Ugly is Sweet Stand (Section 144); soft-serve ice cream at All-Star Stand (Section 538); Lakefront New Grist beer and Crispin cider at Midwest Brews (Sections 109, 124, 141, 157 and 531)
  • Cleveland Indians (Progressive Field) - Hot dogs, fries, Twisted Potato, beer and cider at Spuds and Suds (Sections 163 and 541)
  • Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park) -  Fruit platters and hummus plates at Brushfire Grill (Section 131); 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
  • Minnesota Twins (Target Field) - Fruit, vegetables and nut snacks at Grab 'N Go kiosk (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)
  • 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 beer at The Natural (Section 132); beer at Good Hops (Sections 319 and 330)
  • Texas Rangers (Globe Life Park in Arlington) - Hot dogs, cookies, chips, snack bars, fruit and nuts at Center Field Market (Section 50); Redbridge beer and Johnny Appleseed hard cider throughout ballpark
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