Where to eat at Minute Maid Park, home of the World Series champions – the Houston Astros
The 2022 baseball season begins Thursday, April 7, and no one is more excited for Opening Day than Houston Astros fans. As Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman and the rest of the squad return to Minute Maid Park to kick off the season at home against the Los Angeles Angels, fans will soon flock to the stadium to watch the Astros race for him in 2022. And since baseball whets the appetite, they’ll no doubt be reaching for peanuts and cracker jacks, or at least some delicious game-day fare to fuel their cheers for the home team.
Thankfully, Minute Maid Park has unveiled its new fare for the upcoming season and made some major changes to ensure the stadium is packed with excellent and convenient dining options. Here’s what Minute Maid Park has in store for you this baseball season:
- the weathera The Tex Mex restaurant with more than two decades of history in Houston, will call Minute Maid Park’s Mezzanine and Center Field its main course. There, he’ll serve up his classics, like fajita beef, chicken, and carnita tacos with home-made tortillas and classic frozen margaritas.
- The stadium is also becoming more tech-savvy. the Bartesian Cocktail Machine will be available in suites and on mobile bar carts to deliver cocktails in less than 30 seconds. The park has also created an ordering system where fans can place their food requests from the stadium using UberEats Where ordering kiosks.
- Known for its variety of hot dogs, sausages, pretzels, and foot-loaded hot dogs, Home and Away Concession Stands will debut its flavor “Dog La Pina”, a grilled beef hot dog topped with fresh smoked pineapple, candied jalapenos and teriyaki glaze. While not new, the Bayou City hot dog is another highlight, topped with drool-worthy toppings like burnt pork butts, cheese sauce, pickle chips, scallions and spicy barbecue sauce. (sections 113, 129, 156, 416, 427)
- Home Plate Pastrami Food Cart will offer its pastrami sandwich, made of brined and smoked breast with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and homemade rye vinaigrette. (section 116)
- Tostitos Marche Nacho’s The concession stand will offer its new “walking nachos,” using Doritos that are then topped with queso blanco, pico de gallo and cream, with your choice of red or green chicken or pork carnitas (item 255).
- Elote and Pupusas offers his “Grandpa Nachos” fries, which are topped with beef carnitas, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, cream, elote, and pico de gallo on fries. True to its name, the stand offers elote and cheese, pork and cheese pupusas with your choice of compliments, including red salsa, curtido relish, and chicharrones. While you’re there, be sure to cool off with an ice-cold paleta or indulge in its chocolate and sea salt cookies (Section 124).
Where to eat inside Minute Maid Park
BBQ abounds the butcher (Section 224), which makes cut barbecue sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes and other cut meats. Texas legends (items 134 and 230) offers hand-wrapped beef burgers, chicken tenders and fries while Killen’s BBQa Houston barbecue staple, will offer its Southern-style beef brisket (Section 334).
take advantage of Shake Shack’s in the stadium and order a signature burger, hot dog or custard (article 157). Vegetarian? H-Town Grill offers a smashing Beyond Meat burger (items 109, 125, 409).
Wings that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside are a safe bet at Feathery wing bar (section 156). Try a local version of personal pizzas at Italian Trattoria Osso and KristallaThe location of Minute Maid. (section 226). Or, if you opt for more traditional meals on game day – think foot-long, normal-sized hot dogs, sausages, peanuts and popcorn – visit the park (section 231), club grill (section 213), or Union Station Favorites (Section 320), which contains all of this, plus pretzels. If you’re looking to avoid ordering in person, Fastball foods on the mezzanine level welcomes customers to order via an automated kiosk.
Where to find margaritas, beer, wine and more booze
One of Houston’s favorite breweries, St. Arnolds Barbrings its seasonal favorites to Minute Maid in a beer garden-like setting (Section 104). Karbach Brewery is also in the building, with many of its beers on tap at its “destination bar” overlooking downtown (Section 404), and its Love Street Bar, which offers cocktails, sodas, wine bottled snacks and signature beers (Section 119).
At 19th hole, (Sections 156 and 216), find a wide selection of seltzers, craft beers, game day snacks, candy and the largest wine selection in Major League Baseball, with specials like Veuve Cliquot, Decoy Cabernet and Aperture Variolites.
Also at the club level, find the Wine Bar (Section 224) serving frosé, sparkling wines and other offerings. Proximity Balcony bar will also offer wine by the glass or bottle, margaritas and a multitude of draft and bottled beers (item 228). If whiskey is your preference, visit the full service Jim Beam Bar for premium brands and craft beers (item 205). Tequila lovers will appreciate Hornitos tequila bar on the mezzanine, which offers beer, cocktails and unique tequila, including El Tiempo’s popular margarita on the rocks.
Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
If you fancy a cold, sweet concoction to refresh yourself, Cookies and creamery promises sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, freshly baked cookies and hand-dipped waffle cones. (sections 219 and 226). You can also find ice cream offers in sections 106, 128, 153, 251, 411 and 429.
Is your jam fried? Beaten serves fried foods, including funnel cakes, fried Reese’s, and fried bread pudding. (section 116)