13 Best stadium bites for the NBA and NHL post-season playoffs


The NBA and NHL post-season playoffs are in full swing. Luckily, these 13 best stadium bites will have you excited regardless of your favorite team’s outcome.

During playoff season, the best stadium bites have foodies taking a break from the action and heading to the concession stand. While both the NBA and NHL post-season playoffs are a great reason to celebrate the accomplishments, the food offerings are reasons to celebrate, too.

Levy partners with several venues. Just for the post-season, a few venues unveiled special offerings to tempt foodies away from the action. Just looking at all of these food photos could have you purchasing a game ticket just to visit the concession stand.

Check out the 13 best stadium bites for the NBA and NHL post-season playoffs.

Bankers Life Field House – Indiana Pacers (NBA)

Pot Roast Mac at Bankers Life Field House – Indiana Pacers photo provided by Levy

Pot Roast Mac
Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This homemade mac and cheese is topped with slow braised beef short rib. With a little horseradish cream and crispy onions for texture, one bite will have you dreaming of the ultimate victory.

Cookie Dough
Move over cupcakes and donuts. Cookie dough is America’s new obsession. Served in a souvenir basketball cup, you can choose from three flavors. Personally, the house-made s’mores would be a top choice.

Chesapeake Energy Arena – OKC Thunder (NBA)

The MVP at Chesapeake Energy Arena – OKC Thunder photo provided by Levy

Bacon Cheddar Tots
Can you ever go wrong with tater tots? This version keeps it simple with bacon and cheddar. Plus, there’s a side of ranch if you want to dip some, too.

Is this menu item earns the most valuable title. With a 16 hours braised short rib, the tender, robust meat is better than your momma’s pot roast. Served with a side of black truffle mashed potatoes and grilled baby carrots, you might wish that mom cooked this good.

Triple Double Burger
Why have a burger when you can have all of the meats. This burger combines pulled pork, bacon and two all-beef patties for one hearty bite. Then, the whole burger is smothered with nacho cheese. Definitely get a few extra napkins

Barclays Center – Brooklyn Nets (NBA)

Chili Cheese Tater Tots at Barclays Center – Brooklyn Nets photo provided by Levy

Street Corn
This menu option is becoming more popular. One bite and you could be transported to that summer festival. The combination of cotija cheese and chili lime salt is the perfect blend of sweet and heat.

Chili Cheese Tots
Tater Tots make another appearance because you can never have enough tots. This version includes some house made chili. This menu item is more than just a side dish.

AT&T Center – San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

Tomahawk at AT&T Center – San Antonio Spurs photo provided by Levy

Rib Eye Tomahawk
Did you ever think that a Tomahawk chop would be served at a basketball game? This gigantic, three-pound bone-in rib eye steak is definitely for the heartiest of appetites. Sure, there’s a bed of spring lettuce but this item is a carnivore’s dream.

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville Predators (NHL)

Shrimp Cocktail at Bridgestone Arena – Nashville Predators photo provided by Levy

Shrimp Cocktail
A classic dish is always a favorite. This traditional shrimp cocktail is a nice alternative to the traditional game fair. Plus, if you like it spicy, there are some mini bottle of Tabasco Hot Sauce to kick it up a little.

American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars (NHL)

Nacho Fritters at American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars photo provided by Levy

Nacho Fritters
There is always room for nachos. This version has all the classic flavors, but in a breaded in tortilla chips. No, you won’t be able to resist them.

The Deke
Yes, dessert is always a great idea at a game. This green vanilla ice cream milkshake is more than colorful. It has Oreos and those cookies are always winners.

Oracle Arena – Golden State Warriors (NBA)

Smoked Pork Sopapilla at Oracle Arena – Golden State Warriors photo provided by Levy

Smoked Pork Sopapilla
This dish combines heat and sweet in a creative way. The smoked pork gets a kick from the Hatch chili gravy while the honey and corn relish balance the spicy. Can we get seconds?

Enterprise Center – St. Louis Blues (NHL)

Big as Your Head Ravioli, Enterprise Center – St. Louis Blues photo provided by Levy

Big as Your Head Meat Ravioli
With a name like this one, fans better bring their appetite. Plus, the ravoli is flash fried to add a little crisp texture. Ready to say manga?

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