St. Louis Cardinals fans are known as “the best fans in baseball,” and many refer to their ballpark as “baseball heaven.” Even the heavenly spirits can tend to develop an appetite after spending three hours at the game, and luckily for Cardinals faithful, the food purveyors continue to step up their game every year to provide some of the best ballpark food the game has to offer. One question many fans have is what is there to eat at Busch Stadium?
Read below in order to find out about the best food at Busch Stadium. In the meantime, if you’re looking for general seating information on the stadium, be sure to check out our informative St. Louis Cardinals Seating Chart.
- 1 The Best Food at Busch Stadium
- 2 Local Favorite Food at Busch Stadium
- 3 New Food at Busch Stadium For 2019
- 4 The Best Dessert at Busch Stadium
- 5 Healthy & Vegetarian Food Options at Busch Stadium
- 6 Where to Drink at Busch Stadium
- 7 Can I Bring Food or Drinks into Busch Stadium?
- 8 Can I Bring Bags, Containers, or Coolers into Busch Stadium?
- 9 How to Get the Cheapest St. Louis Cardinals Tickets
Check out the Busch Stadium map below in order to find the best food at Busch Stadium
The Best Food at Busch Stadium
Look no further than Broadway BBQ in Section 509 or 109 (near the bleachers) for the best barbecue fare that Busch Stadium has to offer. For a city that takes its BBQ very seriously, it passes the taste test, and staples like pulled pork, beef brisket sandwiches, turkey legs, and traditional sides like coleslaw and baked beans are done well.
Another solid option for BBQ is the Centerfield Carvery Section in Section 189, which serves carved to order classics like beef brisket.
The Pulled Pork Nachos from Country Bob’s BBQ (noticing a theme?) with smoked pulled pork and topped with Monterrey jack cheese cause, BBQ sauce & spice, banana peppers, and jalapenos are another ballpark staple.
Other great nacho options (like the ones pictured below from El Birdo’s) are available pretty much throughout the entire ballpark if you aren’t too concerned about sampling a particular variety.
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One last great option is the steak sandwich from St. Louis Steak Sandwich at Section 151, which is beef tenderloin, sauteed mushrooms, onions and horseradish cream on a toasted Italian roll.
Local Favorite Food at Busch Stadium
Another St. Louis staple, the toasted ravioli, is available at Dizzy’s Diner locations at Sections 139, 161, and 446 as well as the Budweiser Burger Bar in Section 432.
“Bratzels” (bratwursts in a baked pretzel dough) will always be a fan favorite, as it combines two traditional ballpark staples into one delicious item. They can be round at Gourmet Nachos in Section 252, and Pretzelry in Section 248.
New Food at Busch Stadium For 2019
While on the note of pretzels, those at the new Twisted Topped Pretzels in Section 153 have the option of amazing pretzel braids topped with cheese and interesting accouterments like maple bacon, buffalo chicken, or spicy pepperoni.
The aforementioned Budweiser Burger Bar (the one with the toasted raviolis) is located on the Budweiser Terrace on the fourth level of Busch Stadium where fans can gather in the standing area that replaces more then 1,000 seats in the upper right field section from the year before. It’s serving up some awesome new items, most notably the “Taste of the Hill Burger,” which consists of two patties topped with two toasted ravioli, marinara sauce, garlic aioli, and of course, local favorite provel cheese.
The Best Dessert at Busch Stadium
For those with a sweet tooth, head to Dinger’s Dozen in either Section 145 or 454 for their fresh fried doughnuts that are served warm. You’ll have the option of having them topped with chocolate or vanilla glaze, sprinkles, and cinnamon sugar.
If cookies are more your speed, hit up the Red Bird Club next to Section 250 for freshly baked cookies in an assortment of flavors.
Ice Cream is ubiquitous at Busch Stadium, so if you’re looking for some frozen treats on a hot day at the ballpark, you won’t have to walk very far from your seat before you happen upon a vendor that sells it. For fan favorite Ben & Jerry’s, find it all over the first level in Sections 138, 149, 161, and 171, Section 250, 265, and 446 on the upper level.
Healthy & Vegetarian Food Options at Busch Stadium
Busch does have a few healthier options for this season, including the build your own salads from the Red Bird Club’s Cucina Italiano, located in Section 250.
Whole seasonal fruit can be found in Section 107, 108, 155, and 452.
Where to Drink at Busch Stadium
Head to 1764 Craft Pub behind Section 141 for a bar that offers 30 different beers for those who like to take in a beverage or two at the ballpark. The first site of its kind at Busch Stadium, it offers a space with tall tables, beers by the growler, and plenty of TVs airing the game while you take some time to enjoy your drink.
Can I Bring Food or Drinks into Busch Stadium?
Guests can bring their own food & drinks into Busch Stadium for all games. In terms of what food or drinks fans can bring without issue, as long as beverages are non-alcoholic (and no larger than 2 liters) and the bag policy (below) is adhered to, it will fly with the Cards and their staff. Keep in mind that outside food & beverages will not be allowed in the Cardinals Club, luxury or party suites, or any of our other areas that are all inclusive.
Can I Bring Bags, Containers, or Coolers into Busch Stadium?
No bags or items larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″ will be permitted inside of Busch Stadium, nor will any hard-sided coolers or glass containers.
How to Get the Cheapest St. Louis Cardinals Tickets
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