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May 4, 2009 07:22 PM

Kosher at New Yankee Stadium and Citi Field

Does anyone know if there are kosher stands in the new yankees stadium and/or Citi Field. Thy had at the old ones. Thanks

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  1. Both stadiums still have. I haven't been myself, but I've been told Yankee stadium has the usual hot dog/hamburgers and also falafel and shwarma. Citi Field has hot dogs, sausages, pastrami dogs, pretzels, and knishes.

    Can someone who's been there give a full report including prices and quality?

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    1. re: avitrek

      I've been to Citi Field. There are at least two kosher stands - I went to the one by section 528. They have a hot dog for (I think 4.25), a pastrami dog for 6.25, and a sausage with peppers and onions for 7.25. I had the sausage and liked it a lot. They also had soft pretzels there which were pricey (I think 6.00) and were out of knishes - I don't remember how much they were. They also had beer, soda and bottled water for the usual overpriced ballpark prices. I was there on a brutally hot Sunday, and the line moved pretty fast, but I don't think the park was completely packed. Hope that helps!

      1. re: mcfish

        Could anyone provide locations and any details for Yankee Stadium?

        1. re: Kosher Critic

          Strikly Kosher, which provides kosher food at Yankee Stadium (and Giants Stadium and Continental Airlines arena) gives food locations here:

          1. re: Kosher Critic

            My husband said that one location is by gate 4.

            1. re: momrn

              I heard the dogs and sausages at Citifield are Abels and Heyman. I'm going tonight--I'll try to check it out. Pastrami dogs? That sounds delicious!!

              1. re: abu applesauce

                They are A&H. The sausage was great. And Go Mets!

              2. re: momrn

                Kind thanks. Based on a piece in the NYT stating that kosher food is now provided by a Brooklyn caterer, I believe the Strikly Kosher info is out of date.

                1. re: Kosher Critic

                  Food at Yankee Stadium is provided by Ouri's Catering. My cousin went to a game earlier this week and said the food was great and not too expensive.

                    1. re: abu applesauce

                      f.y.i. Abeles & Heymann has a facebook group page . They gave away tickets to a Met game last week. I wish they were at Yankee stadium.

          2. re: avitrek

            I have been to the New Yankee Stadium twice and I am very disapointed with the food. The old stadium used "Strictly Kosher" run and operated by Jeff Strict. The fare was simple was good and they always had what was on the menu. The new place has subpar hotdogs and if you ask for saurkraut they put some on like its a rare substance. The hamburgers are a joke and the stands i visited did not have the shawarma or falafel. I tried a deli sandwich which was perhaps the WORST i have ever had. it came with an israeli pickle and once packet of yellow mustard. This is just awful and I can't believe the Yankees are allowing this. I have been a huge fan of kosher food at ballparks and supported the Strictly Kosher stand at the olds stadium even though the prices are high becuase they had good food and friendly service. The new place is a disaster.
            I have heard that the food at Citifield is much better and am looking forward to trying it out for myself. I liked the kosher food at Shea even though the cooking surface was right next to a mamash treif food stand. I hear that the new place in Citifield is a real venue and not a cart like Yanke stadium. I am planning on boycotting the stands at Yankee stadium until they either get their act together or leave. I will bring food like I used to do which by the way the Yankees have no problem with.

            1. re: samiam1908

              You start out by praising the food in the old stadium: "The fare was simple was good and they always had what was on the menu" and you end by saying that "I will bring food like I used to do ". Now, why would you bring food at the old stadium if you where so satisfied with their menu? I am afraid that you be related to the Stricts.

              1. re: IsaacKJ

                I have to agree that the quality at Ouri's is not inspiring. The fact that the new Stadium has significantly upgraded its food offerings just makes the situation seem worse by comparison. But I will happily abide the subpar kosher fare if the Yankees would just win tonight!

                1. re: Kosher Critic

                  Wow . . . that's some fan. You are saying you would put up with terrible food--something that affects your personal life, and for the long run, not just for one game--in "exchange," as it were, for the win of a sports team that has no personal connection to your life, which wouldn't know you from a hole in the wall, and where no team member would ever do anything for you or you family. Not to mention that most professional athletes themselves have nowhere near the devotion to a team that its fans do; when an athlete's contract is up, most are happy to go with the team that will pay the most, quickly saying goodbye to the previous team. Me, if I had any interest in paying the inflated ticket prices in the first place, I'd then be interested in purchasing the best food possible. But I guess that's just me.

                2. re: IsaacKJ

                  When I refer to the days of bringing my own food I am referring to the time when there was no kosher food at the ballpark. The Kosher food stands are a tremendous albeit expensive convenience and I have always tried to support them. However, the folks Yankee stadium do such an awful job and are clearly doing the bare minmum so as to maximize their profit margin that I refuse to be taken advantage of. I have also tried the fare at Citi Field and am very impressed. THEY got it right. Good food, friendly service (try the sausage with peppers and onions-its awesome)

            2. I went to Yankee Stadium last night. There is one stand on Field Level at Gate 4, literally where you come in. The usual Hot Dogs (5.50) , knishes etc. I ate from the stand at section 211. Same again plus deli sandwiches (looked like turkey) ( $12) and chicken nuggets ($6 - already in the carton and sitting waiting. Cash only. I went for the hotdogs which were the same as they have always been in other words no better than OK.

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              1. re: davidnfreedman

                There are two kosher stands on Field Level. In addition to the one by Gate 4, there's one in on the right field side - beyond the foul pole. On the upper level (Grandstand) the stand is by section 407 - all the way out in right field. There is one more stand on the loge level - not sure where.

                1. re: AndeB

                  Thank you very much for this info.

                2. re: davidnfreedman

                  I thought the hot dogs at Yankee Stadium were better. They were somewhat spicy which was nice.

                3. FYI: states: "Dear Valued Customer, We regret to inform you that after 10 years of service, Strikly Kosher is not currently operating in Yankee Stadium. We are currently awaiting the resolution of a court case in Beis Din. Please be advised that no food stands in Yankee Stadium are currently under the supervision of the Va'ad Harabanim of Queens. [
                  ]Thank you.—


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                  1. re: NativeofSF

                    Your link doesn't say anything about that. Also, it's unclear from that statement if it's just an issue of changing providers for the new stadium/changing hashgacha or really having no supervised food at the stadium.

                    1. re: avitrek

                      There is a new provider at Yankee Stadium - Ouri's, certified by the OK.

                    2. re: NativeofSF

                      It appears removed that page. Nevertheless, it's their quote. If you have questions regarding my previous message, please contact them directly.

                    3. At Yankee Stadium when you walk into the great hall, if you veer towards the field off to the right when you walk in is the kosher stand that has sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fresh shawarma, falafel and even middle eastern mazza. The guys working the stand said that the other kosher stands in the stadium have just the basics (dogs & knishes). Not too expensive.

                      1. I can tell you first hand that CitiField's kosher offerings are AMAZING (just like the Mets!)

                        Having eaten the treif sausages at the old Shea Stadium--the Kosher ones are as good or better tasting at CitiField--same peppers & onions and just delicious. The Pastrami dog--wonderful. Knish (instead of fries) probably a Gebalia or Oceanside Knish Factory. Paid $26.50 with a credit card for all that and a beer. It's the same price as the non-kosher food at Citi.

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                        1. re: mickster

                          Tried the knish last night at Citi- nice garlicky top. Previously had hot dogs, pretzels and the Italian sausage with peppers and onion, all was good.

                          There are four kosher stands at Citi- they lines vary, but the wait time is often about 10 mins.