The New York Mets admittedly already have incredible food options available at Citi Field. With the likes of Shake Shack, Nathan’s, ribs, tacos, sausage & peppers, and more it’s an expensive smorgasbord.
First Mr. Cohen, if I may address you directly, just like the rent, the prices are too damn high! Maybe that’s out of your control, but either the tickets or the food prices need to come down!
Regardless, Mets fans – here are some suggestions for some food options fit for a NYer that’ll shake things up.
Mets Themed Ice Cream Parlor
Obviously, this would be way cooler pre or post COVID because you have to have topping bars! Anyway, just picture a guy dressed up as an old-school “soda jerk” dishing out sundaes and milkshakes named after players in the Mets franchise.
“The (Darryl) Strawberry Milkshake,” is pretty self-explanatory.
“The Doctor K,” a milkshake using Dr. Pepper.
“The Polar Bear,” a sundae featuring a mountain of ice cream with cookie chunks.
“The Cookie Club,” an Ice Cream Sandwich box sourced from Insomnia Cookies and flavors picked by Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Dom Smith, and J.D. Davis aka the Cookie Club.
“The Chili Davis” could be a frozen hot chocolate.
“The Cookies (Carrasco) & Cream,” has a nice ring to it.
Chopped Cheese Bodega Cart
Alright, so you know how we have a sausage & pepper cart? Let’s have one for the NY bodega specialty Chopped Cheese. If you don’t know what it is, do yourself a favor and look here. For those too lazy to click – it’s essentially a ground up burger served like a Philly Cheesesteak on a roll plus whatever your heart desires.
And since this is a bodega cart, we need some Arizona Ice Tea’s for a buck and maybe the option of a bacon-egg-and-cheese-salt-pepper-ketchup for funsies.
New York arguably has the highest Hispanic population in the country. They are also a team that has employed Latinos to provide heavy firepower for this team. Just think about some of the stars over the years – Jose Reyes, Edgardo Alfonzo, Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana, and even now Francisco Lindor and Carrasco.
When I say Hispanic food, I’m not talking about the tacos that exist. I’m talking about various empanadas, arroz con pollo, yucca fries, platanos, mofongo, oxtail stew, flan, and the list goes on and on.
I think these three additions to the Citi Field foodscape would be incredible. New York Mets fans would eat this up figuratively and literally. The ice cream idea is just fun and keeps with the theme. The bodega cart would bring the vibes of running to the deli with your friends before crowding around a living room TV on a weekend. And the Latin food would bring some inclusivity to a city filled with a large Hispanic community.
So what do you think Mr. Cohen? I’ll give you this idea for one box of the Cookie Club and a chance to eat the first Chopped Cheese.
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