Baseball fans crave unusual hot dogs at the concession stand


Baseball and hot dogs go hand and hand. Why have just a plain hot dog when these unusual hot dogs are so appetizing. Take me to concessions.

Do you eat hot dogs when you are at a baseball game? It seems like that iconic ballpark food is a staple. According to Aramark, “Houston Astros fans ate nearly 25,000 hot dogs during the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park.” While some people enjoy a plain, classic hot dog, those choices aren’t the only option at Aramark parks.

Aramark knows that baseball fans want variety and many menu choices. At several of its ballparks, the hot dog choices are quite creative. From regional flavors to food trends, these hot dogs will have everyone ready to eat. Just don’t forget to watch for flying balls!

Hot Dogs at Aramark stadiums, photo by Aramark

FoodSided’s choices for best Aramark hot dogs.

Foot Long Pastrami Dog

Sold at Citi Field, this hot dog combines to classic New York dishes on a bun. The infamous Nathan’s Famous all-beef foot long hot dog is topped with house-braised pastrami. The only question is how to get all this New York favorite goodness in your mouth without spilling.

Loaded Lobster Dog

Lobster and hot dog doesn’t sound like they should go together, but it works. Another Citi Field offering, this hot dog is topped with lobster, arugula and special sauce. It might not be a New England Lobster roll, but it is a must try at least once.

Raclette Swiss Foot Long Dog

You’ve probably seen those Facebook videos with the ooey, gooey raclette that makes your mouth water. For this Citi Field hot dog, a frankfurter is topped with melted raclette. Hopefully that toasted baguette holds all that cheesy goodness.

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Flying Fish Cheddar Brat

While a brat isn’t a hot dog, it is a ballpark staple. Served at Citizens Bank Park, this brat features Flying Fish beer and some cheddar cheese. Of course, a regular bun won’t do. The brat is served on a butter pretzel roll with a helping of lager mustard. Yes, you could call that the bun of awesomeness. – House made brat infused with Flying Fish beer and cheddar cheese, served with lager mustard on a buttered pretzel roll.

Jersey Shore Dog

New Jersey is known for its pork roll. Some people consider pork roll the iconic state food. Why shouldn’t there be a hot dog with some pork roll on top? Citizens Field thinks pork roll is a great topping. This hot dog has pork roll and American cheese sauce. Get the napkins. – Philly Frank topped with pork roll and American cheese sauce.

South Philly Dog

Sometimes a little extra vegetables make a hot dog seem a little less of a guilty pleasure. The South Philly Dog, at Citizens Field, adds broccoli rabe and roasted red peppers to some sharp provolone cheese. Who’s worked up an appetite?

Denver Dog

Who’s ready for a little heat? At Coors Field, the Denver Dog tops an X-treme Dog with green chili. But the heat doesn’t stop there. Add some sliced jalapenos and a little shredded cheddar cheese to cool down the heat. Can you handle it?

All-Star BBQ Dog

Are you all-star? This hot dog at Kauffman Stadium combined a hot dog with pulled pork. Add some barbecue sauce, coleslaw and a pickles for that tangy, balanced barbecue bite. Don’t forget the napkins.

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Which of these delicious hot dogs would be on your must eat list? Looks like a food road trip might be in order? Want to join us?