There is nothing better than watching your favorite team in person, with a beer in one hand and a pretzel in the other. What’s even better is the fact Boston-area stadiums have stepped up their concession stands to surpass the norm. You can still fill up on pizza, nachos, ice cream, and Cracker Jacks. But, if you haven’t stepped it up a notch with lobster rolls, spicy sausages and clam chowder yet, it’s time to enjoy some of these options that cater to everyone, even those with special diet restrictions. You will not have any issue finding salty, savory and sweet treats from the best stadium food providers in Boston.
150 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114
Beyond the favorites like pizza, fries, nachos and hot dogs, the home of the Celtics and Bruins offers an array of exquisite chow. It’s worth trying the fantastic spicy sausage from The Links Grill. Links specializes in Old World Italian sausage with peppers and onions and spicy chorizo. Don’t miss out on the Kosher Café featuring kosher hot dogs, knish and other Kosher specialities throughout the Garden. There will be no shortage on dining options as TD has everything from Uno’s Express pizza to Back Bay Carvery deli sandwiches to Stonyfield Cafe’s organic treats. You can expect as much, considering Garden (and Bruins) owner Jeremy Jacobs runs one of the largest concessions, premium dining and catering companies in the world.
Related: Guide To Boston’s TD Garden
1 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution and Patriots play, offers plenty of grub to satisfy your hunger during a game. Make sure you save room for snacking after you tailgate because this place offers some of the best food around, not just within the stadium, but at Patriot Place as well. Casually dine at Five Guys Burgers for fries and a cheeseburger, or sip martinis and enjoy a full meal at Bar Louie, Tastings, or the (shameless plug) CBS Scene! Whether you live locally or are a New England-area visitor, the best way to cheer on the Pats is with fresh local seafood. Slurp clam chowder at Nantucket Sound, where you may also enjoy fish and chips, fried shrimp and clam strips. Paired with a Harpoon or a Sam Adams, nothing beats dining here.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Fenway Park offers a few standout menu items. Enjoy a surprisingly worthy lobster roll at at least five spots throughout the ballpark including the Big Concourse. Just like at Gillette, don’t miss out on classic New England clam chowder for a warm up. Vegetarians may satisfy their hunger with veggie burgers, veggie dogs, fries, nachos and plenty of other picks here as well. There are even choices throughout the ballpark to cater to those who are watching their waistlines with food options including fresh fruit, yogurt, sandwiches and salads. Perhaps the highlight, which you might not be able to find at many other ballparks; Fenway Park offers The Taste of Fenway, a stand on Yawkey Way by Gate D with a raw bar that includes shucked oysters, shrimp and clams on the half shell.
925 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Agganis Arena, home to the 2009 NCAA championship Boston University Terriers, offers six concession stands and specialty kiosks. The Terrier Grille features something for everyone including crab cake sliders, Italian sausage, regular beef sliders, a chicken fingers boat, Nathan’s hot dogs, and to go with any of the options, crispy seasoned fries or onion strings. Bostonians sure do love their roast beef sandwiches though, and at the Bay Street Bistro kiosk, enjoy sliced roast beef on ciabatta bread with lettuce, tomato and your choice of spreads.
Alumni Stadium: Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Cheer on the home team, the Boston College Eagles, at Alumni Stadium for some food, football and fun. The stadium offers your standard American snacks like hot dogs and pretzels, which are perfect for noshing. It’s the tailgating here that’s phenomenal, however. Nothing beats coming early, befriending a group with a good spot and making your own stadium food. Pack up the cooler and hang out here for ballgame dining unlike any other.
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