The Evolution of Fan Food: Stadium Offerings Reflect a More Educated Consumer

The Evolution of Fan Food: Stadium Offerings Reflect a More Educated Consumer

By Jacqueline Church, Foodable Contributor

What are the top three foods you think of when you hear “ball park” or “stadium?” Most would answer: hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack. Increasingly, the answer is: local, sustainable, gluten-free. 

What’s that? You’re calling for an instant replay?

In fact, the traditional foods are still big fan favorites. However, food trends like locally grown (sometimes very locally grown, like at Boston’s Fenway Park rooftop garden), sustainable, and gluten-free are driving the evolution of fan food.

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Out of the Park: 7 Fenway Restaurants to Dig Into Before (or During) the Game

Out of the Park: 7 Fenway Restaurants to Dig Into Before (or During) the Game

By Jacqueline Church, Foodable Contributor

Gone are the days when the only thing to eat on game day was a Fenway Frank or box of Cracker Jack. In fact, stadiums all over the country have enjoyed an evolution in fan food that is worthy of a giant wave.

Surrounding Boston’s Fenway Park, the Kenmore Square neighborhood offers a growing variety of dining options. From prime rib to pizza, oysters, tacos or barbecue, the lineup might surprise you. 

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