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The Best NFL Stadium Food in the Northeast

From cheesesteaks to toasted PB&J's and everything in between, this is the most delectable NFL stadium food you can find.

Spicy Chick Sandwich, topped with House-made Coleslaw, Brined Pickles, and Honey Aioli served on a Sweet Roll (Photo: Courtesy of MetLife Stadium/Delaware North)

Sports stadium food has become a category of its own. It was not long ago when every stadium across sports and across the country served pretty much the same food: hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, etc.

But the foodie revolution knows no bounds. And it has entrenched itself inside the confines of NFL stadiums across the country, including the four in the Northeast. Here we showcase some of the most mouth-watering, taste-bud-bursting NFL stadium food you can devour at four regional NFL stadiums.

MetLife Stadium (New York Giants/Jets)

East Rutherford, N.J.

Korean Pulled Pork with Carrot and Cabbage Pickled Slaw on Bao Bun (Photo: Courtesy of MetLie Stadium/Delaware North )

Korean BBQ

Bahnbekyu

Bahnbekyu offers both Korean pulled pork sandwiches and bao sliders, which come with carrot and cabbage pickled slaw.

Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Fat Rooster

Fried chicken sandwiches are all the rage these days, and the one from Fat Rooster can hold its own against any competition. The chicken is prepped with a 24-hour buttermilk and hot sauce brine. It’s served with thick-sliced sweet pickles, homemade apple cider slaw and honey aioli on a King’s Hawaiian bun.

The Kitchen Sink

Liberty Sausage

As the name implies, Liberty Sausage’s sandwich has a little bit of everything. This concoction features chicken sausage, hot dog, potatoes, peppers and onions, all topped with a special creamy vinegar-based sauce on a hoagie roll.

Tinga de Pollo, Barbacoa Beef, and Pork Carnitas tacos served with Elotes Loco Spread, Cabbage Curtido, and Cotija Crema (Photo: Courtesy of MetLife Stadium/Delaware North)

Tacos

Taco’s Raqueros

Everybody loves a taco, and these certainly won’t disappoint. The Taco’s Raqueros stand offers them up in chicken, beef, pork carnitas and wild mushrooms.

Dumplings

Lucky’s

If you’re looking for even more foreign flair to your meal, head to the Lucky’s stand. You have your choice of noodles and meat skewers, but we suggest the dumplings filled with chicken lemongrass, edamame and shrimp or pork.

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New Era Stadium (Buffalo Bills)

Orchard Park, N.Y.

Beef on Weck Sidewinder Poutine

Stand 121

Buffalo honors its neighbors to the near north with its version of a Canadian staple. Shredded roast beef, Yancey’s Fancy Horseradish Cheese, au jus and scallions cover these Kimmelweck-seasoned fries.

Hot Honey Chicken & Waffles

Stand 104

Chicken and waffles is a ubiquitous menu item from coast to coast. So, if you’re going to serve it, it needs to be done right. New Era Stadium has done just that; head to stand 104 for its version, which includes fried chicken bites, waffle cone pieces, french fries, Bison dip slaw, bread and butter pickles, and Frank’s Red Hot honey sauce.

Toasted PB&J

Stadium Clubs

Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy this take on a classic. Imagine your favorite childhood sandwich with a delicious raspberry sauce and covered in powdered sugar. Found in the club seats along with the K-Gun sub.

K-Gun Sub

Stadium Clubs

You’re going to need a friend (or five) to help you with this impressive sub. The 3-foot-long sandwich includes ham, spicy capicola, hard salami, deli pepperoni, sliced mozzarella and provolone, fresh greens, tomato, olive spread, and oil and vinegar all on an Italian sub roll.

Chilled Tenderloin Sliders

Stadium Suites

Caramelized onions, fried peppers, provolone cheese and sriracha mayonnaise top these tenderloin sliders. Served in the suites.

Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)

Philadelphia, Penn.

Speciality Pizzas

Pizzeria Vetri

In case you didn’t think football stadiums were taking their food offerings serious, know that Lincoln Financial Field recruited two award-winning chefs – James Beard winner Marc Vetri and Peter Andrews – to serve some of their signature dishes.

Vetri has brought with him three types of pizza: fresh basil, roasted fennel and sweet fennel sausage, and soppressata. Each is made with homemade sauce, fresh mozzarella, Reggiano Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil.

Brisket Sandwich

Paesano’s

Andrews brought two items from his restaurant to the stadium’s offerings. The Paesano’s Brisket Sandwich features beef brisket, horseradish mayo, roasted tomatoes, pepperoncino, sharp provolone and fried egg.

 

South Street Chilly Philly (Photo: Courtesy of Aramark)

Cheesesteaks

Multiple Locations

It wouldn’t be Philly without a cheesesteak and Lincoln Financial Field has two new takes on the regional staple. First is a classic South Street Chilly Philly. It features Porcini crusted shaved ribeye steak, caramelized onion jam, Cooper Sharp cheese and long hot pepper relish all on a Philly roll.

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak Panzarotti (Photo: Courtesy of Aramark)

The next one is more unique. The Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Panzarotti is essentially a calzone filled with chicken cheesesteak, Cooper Sharp cheese, buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

BBQ Sandwiches 

Quick and Carmichael BBQ

Aramark executive chef James Hennessey created several signature sandwiches items exclusively for Lincoln Financial Field. The Quick includes 12-hour smoked black cherry wood pulled pork, while Carmichael is a maple sugar smoked pulled chicken sandwich.

Can’t decide? The Quick and Carmichael combines both pulled pork and pulled chicken.

Vegan Po’ Boy (Photo: Courtesy of Aramark)

Vegan Po’Boy

Sections 120 and 216

It’s not just a carnivore’s delight at Lincoln Financial. Vegetarians can get a sandwich of crispy marinated tofu, spicy pickles, creole Vegenaise, shredded lettuce and tomatoes served on a vegan baguette.

Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)

Foxborough, Mass.

Speciality Fries

Cavendish Farms

This stand sells several different types of specialty French fries including chili cheese fries, truffle parmesan fries, pulled pork fries, and buffalo blue cheese fries.

Italian Sausage

Multiple Locations

According to Gillette Stadium, on a typical game day, Patriots fans eat more than one ton of Italian sausage…

Clam Chowder

Multiple Locations

…And 186 gallons of this regional delight. These New England staples must be pretty good.

BBQ

Smokehouse Grill

Offerings at this stand include pulled pork, beef brisket, and pulled chicken sandwiches, as well as tender BBQ ribs.

What are some of your favorite stadium food items? Let us know in the comments below!

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