MLB to host NYC food festival with menu items from 30 ballparks


Baseball fans and foodies, rejoice.

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that it will host a food festival in New York City featuring some of the most popular menu items from all 30 ballparks.

The league said each team selected one of its concession items for the first-ever MLB FoodFest. The event’s menu will include classic ballpark fare, as well as fan favorites. The New York Mets chose a NY Deli pastrami sandwich served on rye bread. A Chicago-style hot dog will represent the Cubs. Even toasted grasshoppers, an unusual but popular item at Seattle Mariners games, will appear on the menu.

Fans will also get a chance to sample new options for the 2018 season, such as the Cleveland Indians’ “Flamethrower” pulled-pork sandwich, the New York Yankees’ adobo bao bun and cheddar beer bratwurst from the Milwaukee Brewers, MLB said.

The baseball food expo will take over a 20,000 square foot space near New York City’s Bryant Park from April 21-22. Tickets will cost $25 for food, or $40 for food and beer. Each ticket includes access to FoodFest for two hours.

MLB sponsor Anheuser-Busch will provide the beer selections. Nathan’s Famous, MLB’s official hot dog, will sponsor an interactive exhibit at FoodFest.