San Francisco Giants: Rating the top-10 food options at AT&T Park
Oct 6, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; An overall view of the stadium during the seventh inning stretch in game three of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
There is nothing better than finding your seat, gazing out at McCovey Cove in right and the Bay Bridge in left, seeing 40,000 people all dressed in orange and black, and, most importantly, smelling the freshly made garlic fry smell hovering throughout the park. Just talking about them makes my mouth water.
Every Giants fan knows that AT&T Park is one of the best places in the world to watch a baseball game (no disrespect to Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, PNC Park, and others). Fan bias aside, we are not the only ones as AOL ranked San Francisco’s beloved ballpark as the best MLB stadium, and almost every list you are going to find will have it ranked in at least the top-10.
AT&T Park is not only home of the three-time World Series champion San Francisco Giants, but it is also widely praised for their wide selection and quality of ballpark food. Whether you’re looking for famous San Francisco clam chowder, a hot Philly cheese-steak sandwich, or just a classic hot dog with a beer, the ballpark at the corner of 3rd and King is clearly not just a baseball stadium, it is an endless mall of restaurants. Similar to the actual city of San Francisco, you can find some of the best Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and American food that you will ever find–and, they are all local!
AT&T Park is anything but average, and their food varieties are no different. Don’t get me wrong, paying $6 for a hot dog and $4 for a soda can get expensive and downright ridiculous. With that being said, sometimes you just have to #YOLO and have “No Ragrets.” With the prices being so outrageous, we have to be smart and picky with what we eat at the ballpark, or else we are going to regret handing over your wallet to all of these cashiers.
So, we need to prioritize our foods right now and decide what food we absolutely need to buy the next time we catch a Giants game. Don’t worry, I got you covered with a top-10 food list. Keep in mind, I am a small-town kid from Redding, California who has been deprived of way too many food categories throughout my life. Therefore, I must admit that I am biased towards BBQ and American-based food. On the other hand, I have been living in Inner Richmond of San Francisco for the past month, so I have had the opportunity of diversifying my taste buds with epic Chinese, Thai, Italian, and much more.
Enough about me, lets take a look at what you need to eat the next time you’re at AT&T Park.
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