No trip to the ballpark is complete without some peanuts and krackerjacks (or so the song says, anyway). Fortunately, Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, has a bevy of fodd choices for you. Continue reading to find out which Minute Maid Park concession stand will suit your belly best.
What's to Eat at Minute Maid Park?
Minute Maid Park is the only stadium in Major League Baseball that does not allow fans to bring their own food and drinks inside the stadium.
So you're options are to eat before you get to the stadium, or to eat inside the stadium. Aramark is the food and drink vendor for Minute Maid Park. There are numerous concession stands throughout all levels of the stadium. Here are a few of the concession stand choices:
ALL ABOARD FOR... : (Section 109): Features the signature food favorite of the visiting team city as well as Hot Dogs, Crispy Chicken Tenders, Grilled Burgers, Sausages and French Fries.
ASTROS SIZZLING GRILLE - Kiolbassa Grand Slam Grillers: Enjoy fresh grilled Astros Grand Slam Grillers. Texas sized sausage on a fresh baked poppy seed roll. Mild or Spicy. Your choice of toppings. Located at Section 116 & 125
DINING CAR GRILL: (sections, 134, 125, 418, 232): Featuring Astros Grand Slam Grillers and Grilled Bratwurst made by the Kiolbassa Sausage Company. Other offerings include Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sweet & Spicy Chicken Tenders, and Chili Cheese Fries.
DREYER'S HOME PLATE ICE CREAM PARLOR: Featuring a larger selection of ice cream flavors including featured Astros Helmet Sundaes and Minute Maid Frozen Fruit Smoothies.
THE FIVESEVEN GRILLE TO-GO: Select items from the new FiveSeven Grille are available TO GO for patrons to enjoy in their seats. Available items include fresh hand tossed salads, gourmet burgers & decadent desserts.
GOYA LATIN CAFE: Featuring Goya Food Products and recipes. Enjoy Chicken Chipotle or Beef Picadillo with rice, beans, and baked plaintains, grilled Cuban Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit Platters, Frozen Sangrias and Margaritas. Located behind Home Plate at Section 119
ICEE: Chills galore with a variety of flavors: Fanta Cherry or Frozen Coke. Located at The Creamery-Sections 116, 128, 153, 227, 411, 429
LARRY'S BIG BAMBOO: (section 116) Larry Dierker's favorite hangout. Serving Grilled Burgers, Fish Tacos and our house specialty Wings.
LEFTY'S BBQ at UNION STATION: Main Concourse favorite Lefty's includes a New Patio Area, Ice House, and Bar-B-Que Restaurant featuring traditional Texas favorites BBQ Plates and Sandwiches offering choice of slow smoked Beef Brisket, Ribs, Sausages, smoked Turkey and all the fixins! (Former location of Crawford Street Cafe.
MAVERICK SMOKEHOUSE: (sections 125, 409, 427) Down home Texas BBQ featuring BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Texas Sized Chopped BBQ Baked Potato, Loaded Baked Potato, and Grilled All Beef Sausages.
MINUTE MAID FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIES: A flavor favorite from our Home Town juice source. Available at Squeeze Play and Dreyer's Ice Cream Parlor. Located at Sections132, 227 & 422
MINUTE MAID JUICE STAND: at Squeeze Play (section 133) Providing smaller meals and healthy options for our younger fans.
THE NUTTY BAVARIAN: (Section 107) Serving fresh cinnamon glazed almonds, pecans, cashews and peanuts and roasted, salted cashews.
PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA AND CREAMERY: (sections, 116, 153, 227, 411, 429): Hot and Cold delights ranging from fresh personal sized Papa John's Pizza to Hand Dipped Ice Cream and ICEE frozen drinks.
VALUE MEALS: (sections, 156 and 416) Ballpark favorites sold as meals with a savings.
WE POP IT! YOU TOP IT!: Fresh popped popcorn, delicious caramel corn, and cheese corn...or top it your way with hot butter and a variety of flavored toppings. Located at Section 118
This list was compiled using the list available at the Houston Astros site. Click the link to see a full listing of all available concession stands.
Cotton Candy will be sold at the sundae portable locations, the pizza/creamery locations on the upper deck, and by vendors. If you don't want to leave your seat in order to purchase beer, water, sodas, peanuts, or the occasional hotdog, then you should know that vendors move often throughout the various sections and levels of the stadium.