Top Ten NFL Stadiums For Food
Find Out Which NFL Stadiums You Should Eat At On Game Days
2014 NFL Off-Season
Sports and food go together like Bill Belichick and his tattered hoodie; you just can’t have one without the other or something feels off. Traditionally, sports fans are content with meat (in nearly form….wings, burgers, ribs, Cleveland’s aforementioned beer can chicken…) and beer. But some NFL stadiums are taking things to the next level by offering eats that are truly inspired. Here, we rank the top menus to check out on game days.
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1. Kansas City - No surprise here. Kansas City is known for its incredible barbeque joints and Arrowhead Stadium is no exception. On game day, you can enjoy tender brisket, a short rib melt, and a number of sandwich toppings. Plus, before you go inside, Chiefs fans will probably be willing to share their tailgating spoils with you.
2. Philadelphia - If you were to ask any random person on the street to tell you one thing about Philly, the odds are good that cheesesteak sandwiches would be mentioned. Lincoln Financial Field has taken this and run with it. Their most impressive offering? The Chop Block. This version of the famed sandwich is slathered with jalapeño slaw and barbeque sauce. Try it with the stadium’s delicious crab fries.
3. Green Bay - The menu at Lambeau Field isn’t surprising, but it does coordinate nicely with the iconic venue’s culture. You can choose from a myriad of items featuring…cheese. Hope nobody fainted at that revelation. Fried cheese curds, beer and cheese soup, and beer macaroni and cheese are all fan favorites. If you happen to be lactose intolerant, the kind people at Lambeau also offer brats and sauerkraut.
4. New Orleans - The Superdome should probably just turn into a restaurant during the off-season. Fans from around the country would flock to try their fare, which includes regional favorites like Cajun gumbo, jambalaya, and even gator meat. There’s something enticing about candlelit tables on the 50, am I right?
5. Houston - You didn’t think there was any way a Texas team wouldn’t be in the top half of this list, did you? Reliant Stadium does food right, offering the Chop Baker (a massive baked potato with a laundry list of toppings) and pulled pork sandwiches made like only the Lone Star state knows how.
6. Seattle - CenturyLink Field, home of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seahawks, knows how to satisfy the taste buds of the loudest 12th Man in the league. If you make it to a game in Seattle, make sure you try the salmon BLT, designed to serve 4. This sandwich is not for the faint of heart, y’all.
7. Baltimore - M & T Stadium offers several items that go beyond standard fare, including traditional crab cakes (this is Baltimore, after all) and the Pigskin, a pork sandwich that includes a sweet/spicy mango and jalapeño sauce covered with manchego cheese. Not sure I’d recommend these two menu options together, though…
8. Pittsburgh - Heinz Field is primarily known for one thing: Primanti Brothers sandwiches. This iconic Pitt establishment serves cheesesteaks and fries that both locals and tourists agree are to die for. Additionally, the Steelers keep their fans happy with an array of local and international beers on-tap throughout the stadium.
9. Charlotte - The standout at Bank of America Stadium is the excellent selection of beers, including locally brewed options. As far as food goes, there aren’t a ton of options, but the South Carolina barbeque is more than mouthwatering enough to elevate the Panthers and Co. onto this list.
10. Dallas - Jerry World has a LOT of food vendors; to the tune of 150+, in fact. Go big or go home, right? Actually, if that’s the adage Dallas is adhering to, the team might want to hit the road…fans will probably be too busy waiting in line for a Kobe beef hamburger or a Texas staple catfish Po’Boy to really notice.