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Kosher at New Yankee Stadium and Citi Field

EatMeNow May 4, 2009 07:22 PM

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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    avitrek RE: EatMeNow May 5, 2009 06:08 AM

    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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      mcfish RE: avitrek May 5, 2009 06:43 AM

      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!

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        Kosher Critic RE: mcfish May 6, 2009 07:34 AM

        Could anyone provide locations and any details for Yankee Stadium?

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          GilaB RE: Kosher Critic May 6, 2009 09:26 AM

          Strikly Kosher, which provides kosher food at Yankee Stadium (and Giants Stadium and Continental Airlines arena) gives food locations here: http://striklykosher.com/stadium_loca...

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            momrn RE: Kosher Critic May 6, 2009 11:39 AM

            My husband said that one location is by gate 4.

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              abu applesauce RE: momrn May 6, 2009 12:18 PM

              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!!

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                mcfish RE: abu applesauce May 6, 2009 12:54 PM

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

              2. re: momrn
                Kosher Critic RE: momrn May 6, 2009 02:56 PM

                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.

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                  cheesecake17 RE: Kosher Critic May 6, 2009 05:13 PM

                  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.

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                    abu applesauce RE: cheesecake17 May 7, 2009 06:53 AM

                    A&H indeed.

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                      Jeter fan RE: abu applesauce May 7, 2009 06:20 PM

                      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.

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                        abu applesauce RE: Jeter fan May 8, 2009 06:15 AM

                        Shkoyach--I'll check it out.

          2. re: avitrek
            samiam1908 RE: avitrek Jul 2, 2009 09:56 PM

            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.

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              IsaacKJ RE: samiam1908 Nov 3, 2009 03:05 PM

              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.

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                Kosher Critic RE: IsaacKJ Nov 4, 2009 06:08 AM

                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!

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                  queenscook RE: Kosher Critic Nov 4, 2009 01:10 PM

                  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.

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                  samiam1908 RE: IsaacKJ Nov 11, 2009 11:49 AM

                  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)

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              davidnfreedman RE: EatMeNow May 7, 2009 12:44 PM

              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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                AndeB RE: davidnfreedman May 10, 2009 11:01 AM

                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.

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                  Kosher Critic RE: AndeB May 11, 2009 08:17 AM

                  Thank you very much for this info.

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                  tdg RE: davidnfreedman Aug 30, 2009 09:02 PM

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

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                  NativeofSF RE: EatMeNow May 28, 2009 01:55 AM

                  FYI: StriklyKosher.com 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. [ http://striklykosher.com/about_us.cfm
                  ]Thank you.—


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                  1. re: NativeofSF
                    avitrek RE: NativeofSF May 28, 2009 06:10 AM

                    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.

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                      Kosher Critic RE: avitrek May 28, 2009 10:26 AM

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

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                      NativeofSF RE: NativeofSF Jun 1, 2009 05:30 AM

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

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                      at9001 RE: EatMeNow May 28, 2009 06:08 AM

                      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.

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                        mickster RE: EatMeNow Jun 25, 2009 02:30 PM

                        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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                          whitewater RE: mickster Jun 29, 2009 09:19 AM

                          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.

                        2. kosherfoodies RE: EatMeNow Aug 25, 2009 02:12 PM

                          I'm heading to the Yankees game tonight - I can't wait to check out the kosher food there.

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                            AndeB RE: EatMeNow Aug 27, 2009 06:40 PM

                            For those heading to Yankee Stadium - they moved the kosher food stand on the terrace/ grandstand level. It's now near section 420, which is roughly behind home plate.

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                              at9001 RE: EatMeNow May 5, 2010 02:20 PM

                              Looks like Ouri's is gone, as is all the choice in foods we had. The old boiled hot dogs and knishes are back as the only option again. Not sure what happened

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                                morris RE: at9001 May 6, 2010 06:20 AM

                                I noticed the same. The kosher menu at Yankee Stadium is now limited to hot dogs and knishes. Last season's menu was much more extensive and diverse.

                                Also the section 210 stand is now at 214A.

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                                  at9001 RE: morris May 6, 2010 07:03 AM

                                  you'd think with a new stadium, even the vendor would try and improve his selection. i guess its back to bringing my own food again.

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                                    avitrek RE: at9001 May 6, 2010 07:42 AM

                                    Looks like Strikly Kosher got the contract back for Yankee Stadium.


                                    So the menu change is a reflection of what Strikly offers instead of Ouri's.

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                                      abu applesauce RE: avitrek May 6, 2010 08:36 AM

                                      27 championships, but lousy grub, vs history of misery, but A&H dogs, sausages and garlic dogs...

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                                        Kosher Critic RE: abu applesauce May 6, 2010 11:18 AM

                                        I, for one, will not miss Ouri's. A better selection would be nice but I'll settle for a decent dog and a Yankee win anyday.

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                                          at9001 RE: Kosher Critic May 17, 2010 05:56 AM

                                          was at the stadium yesterday, they now have chicken nuggets as well.

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                                            caterman RE: at9001 May 17, 2010 06:08 AM

                                            Who actually runs the the kosher stands at Yankee Stadium & Citi fFeld- and what supervisions do they have
                                            Haven't been to a game at either yet - A friend said that Formost is at Y S
                                            Wil be going after school ends & camp starts with my kids to both - All I hear is "what are we going to eat" .... ? meat or dairy....? All I want to do is see a game & have a beer

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                                              avitrek RE: caterman May 17, 2010 10:25 AM

                                              Citi Field: http://www.koshersportsinc.com/Locati...

                                              Yankee Stadium: http://striklykosher.com/stadium_loca...

                                              Foremost may be doing food in the Legends club, but the food carts in the rest of the stadium are Strikly.

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                                mggn RE: EatMeNow May 19, 2014 03:43 PM

                                Does anyone know who now runs the kosher concession @ Citifield? Kosher Sports Inc, no longer runs it. Also who is providing supervision? Thirdly, does anyone about minyan at Citifield?

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                                  joe1212 RE: mggn May 21, 2014 09:07 PM

                                  The stands are under Star-K and run by a company called Fresko. I don't know about Maariv.

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