An amazin’ new food lineup has arrived in Flushing just in time for Opening Day on March 29.
A new round of eateries have gotten their big league call-ups this year, as the New York Mets announced their latest culinary offerings at their home ballpark, Citi Field.
The American comfort food at Lil’ Sweet Chick — a concept by SweetChick NYC — can’t be found at any of the eatery’s other five locations, according to co-owner John Seymour.
“As a native New Yorker — and [rapper] Nas is my business partner, he’s a Queens native and a big supporter of the Mets — it’s really kind of unreal [to be at Citi Field]. We’re really excited,” he said.
Expect to find a boneless version of the restaurant’s OG Chicken & Waffles and a Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich among items on the menu.
At sweet spot Wowfulls, baseball fans can order Hong Kong-style egg waffles filled with ice cream, cereal, sprinkles and other treats.
Wowfuls co-owner David Chan founded the eatery in 2015 and brought the tasty confections to local food festivals. After finding success, he and his partners opened up a brick-and-mortar location in Manhattan last year.
“We feel very honored to bring our food here,” he said. “We want to bring these Hong Kong-style waffles to a much broader audience to enjoy and see what they’re all about.”
Baked Cheese Haus‘ Jacob Croskey, a Wisconsin cheesemonger, is bringing his cheesy sandwiches to Flushing. Look for the Alpine Brat, which features raclette cheese melted and scraped over a foot-long brat on an artisan baguette.
“It’s all about the show. It’s also an old Swiss tradition that’s about 300 years old,” Croskey said.
At Chomp Donut Co., an eatery exclusive to Citi Field, expect mini-donuts made in house. There, treats can be dipped, sprinkled and tossed in confections of your choosing.
Each new addition can be found at the Jim Beam HighBall Club, formerly known as the Promenade Club.
Last year’s new additions, including Nicoletta, Dō, and Big Mozz, return to serve Mets fans for a second season. Veteran favorites Shake Shack, David Chang’s Fuku, Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar, Mama’s of Corona, Papa Rosso from Union Square Hospitality, Catch of the Day, Daruma of Tokyo sushi remain on the roster.
Free Shirt Fridays, Super Saturdays and Family Sundays are returning promotional events on the schedule this year. The Mets also partnered with Marvel, Star Wars and Build-A-Bear to bring unique promotional items to fans attending games over the course of the season.
“Every year we look forward to a great season. This year is no different,” said David Newman, senior vice president of marketing and communications.
View more photos of the food being offered at Citi Field this season. For more food, ticketing or schedule information, visit the New York Mets website.