Parmageddon from Progressive Field Wins Best Ballpark Food!


Campo's Philly Cheesesteak from Citizens Bank Park comes in second

Gone are the days of simply peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a ballgame. Today, ballparks are going above and beyond to bring new, interesting and sometimes bizarre concessions to hungry fans.

  • Parmageddon
    Progressive Field - Cleveland

    Melt Bar and Grilled brings their innovative twists on the classic grilled cheese sandwich to hungry fans at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. The Parmageddon is a grilled cheese made with sharp cheddar and stuffed with a potato and onion pirogi, sauteed onions and Napa vodka kraut.
    Photo courtesy of Malcolm MacMillan

  • Campo's Philly Cheesesteak
    Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia

    Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, has more than one cheesesteak on offer, but our experts picked the one from Campo's Deli as their favorite. This hearty sandwich comes with or without onions and with a choice of American, Provolone or Wiz.
    Photo courtesy of Campo's Deli

  • Ceviche
    Marlins Park - Miami

    Craving something light and refreshing at the ballpark? Head to Taste of Miami at Marlins Park, home of the Florida Marlins, to sample some ceviche – a mixture of fresh tilapia, yellow corn, red onions, lime juice and chips for dipping.
    Photo courtesy of Marlins Park

  • Crazy Crab'z Sandwich
    AT&T Park - San Francisco

    Fans of the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park are in for a seafood stuffed treat, an iconic Crazy Crab'z Sandwich. This concoction is made with Dungeness crab and tomato on buttered and grilled sourdough.
    Photo courtesy of John Pastor / Flickr

  • Mahi Mahi Tacos
    Petco Park - San Diego

    Local eatery Rimel's Rotisserie has a location at the Padres' Petco Park on top of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. The fan favorite here – as well as a favorite of our experts – are the grilled mahi mahi tacos, made with corn tortillas, salsa fresca, cabbage, spicy spread and green chile garlic sauce.
    Photo courtesy of Rimel's Rotisserie

  • Buffalo Cauliflower Poutine
    Rogers Centre - Toronto

    When in Canada, eat poutine! Fans cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre can sample a creative take on the classic Canadian dish. This one's made with cauliflower and cheese curds topped with gravy and green onions.
    Photo courtesy of Aramark

  • Burnt End Basket
    Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City

    Kansas City is famous for its barbecue, and fans watching the Royals play at Kauffman Stadium can sample this local specialty at a ballpark installation of Sweet Baby Ray's. While there's a full menu to choose from, the burnt ends basket is a winner in our book.
    Photo courtesy of Aramark

  • Brisket Mac & Cheese Balls
    Globe Life Park - Arlington, Texas

    A taste of Texas rolled into a golden-fried ball – that's what's on offer at the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Brisket Mac & Cheese Balls are made by combining macaroni and cheese with smoked brisket, rolling them into balls, coating them in a house-made batter and frying them, so they're crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
    Photo courtesy of Malcolm MacMillan

  • Bisbee Tamale
    Chase Field - Phoenix

    At Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, fans can bite into the flavors of Tucson with the Bisbee Tamale. This vegan rendition of the Southwestern specialty is stuffed with soy chorizo, potato and pinto beans and topped with salsa and guacamole. It's sold at Taste of Chase.
    Photo courtesy of Chase Field

  • Sweet Potato Waffle Chicken Sandwich
    Minute Maid Park - Houston

    One of the new offerings at Houston's Minute Maid Park this season is also one of its most delicious: the Sweet Potato Waffle Chicken Sandwich. Slices of grilled chicken breast are piled between two sweet potato waffles and topped with Greek yogurt, baby spinach and sliced tomatoes.
    Photo courtesy of Aramark

While there are plenty of outlandish foods introduced each season, 10Best wanted to find the best bites available in the Major Leagues. We enlisted the help of a pair of ballpark food journalists to narrow things down to 20 tasty ballpark items available this season. Then we opened it up for voting, and our readers have been casting their ballots daily for the past four weeks.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Ballpark Food are as follows:

  1. Parmageddon - Progressive Field - Cleveland
  2. Campo's Philly Cheesesteak - Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia
  3. Ceviche - Marlins Park - Miami
  4. Crazy Crab'z Sandwich - AT&T Park - San Francisco
  5. Mahi Mahi Tacos - Petco Park - San Diego
  6. Buffalo Cauliflower Poutine - Rogers Centre - Toronto
  7. Burnt End Basket - Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City
  8. Brisket Mac & Cheese Balls - Globe Life Park - Arlington, Texas
  9. Bisbee Tamale - Chase Field - Phoenix
  10. Sweet Potato Waffle Chicken Sandwich - Minute Maid Park - Houston

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Bennett Jacobstein (The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine) and Malcolm MacMillan (The Ballpark Guide) were chosen based on their knowledge of and passion for American ballparks.

Additional nominees in this category included Boog's Turkey Sandwich from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Cheese Curds from Miller Park, Foot Long Chicago Hot Dog from U.S. Cellular Field, Fuku Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich from Citi Field, Gourmet Knishes from Yankee Stadium, H&F Burger from Turner Field, Rocky Mountain Oysters from Coors Field, Skyline Cheese Coney from Great American Ball Park, Steak and Cheese Sandwich from Fenway Park and Wild Rice Soup from Turner Field.

Congratulations to all our winning concessions, and make sure to keep this list handy next time you head out to a ball game!

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