Minnesota Twins’ Target Field Introduces New Food Choices
Let me go on record...for me, this is a wide variety of baseball foods.
Looks like there are even vegan options
I kid of course, but I'm sure I just lost all the vegan readers.
But wait! Please read on, because Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, has added some incredible new menu selections for folks that are looking to add more than just a dog and chips to their game-day experience.
For as much as you have to pay these days, options are a really good thing.
Bring Me The News provides an update on what's new for 2022 and as you can see they've tried to keep some of the Minneapolis/St Paul regionality to the new selections. Hence, the wild rice and walleye. But know what's also really delicious? Brauts with wild rice inside! (They do exist)
It's like Minnesota is in your mouth!
So let's take a quick dive into the new selections and follow that with a peek at the cheapest beer and dogs in ballparks across the country. So here's what's new in 2022 at Target Field.
- Mac’s Fish and Chips (Minneapolis): A longtime Target Field partner brings its hand-battered walleye with sea salt and jalapeño-lime tartar sauce. Served with French fries. Available at Townball Tavern.
- Roots for the Home Team (St. Paul): Sue Moores and her team will be back for a 10th year, focusing on youth-driven specialty salads with ingredients grown and harvested by local farmers. Available near Section 101.
- Bub’s Gourmet Aussie Pies (Lake Elmo): Australian-inspired, hand-held savory pies to Target Field. Offerings include Chicken Wild Rice and Sloppy Joe. Available near Section 126.
- Upcycle Foods (Minneapolis): Former Target Field Chef Scott Vanden Broecke’s Italian Grinder sandwich featuring capicola, mortadella, ham, salami, and provolone cheese, served on a pretzel bun made with local brewers’ spent grains, a byproduct of the beer-brewing process. Available at Truly On Deck.
- Blue Door Pub (Minneapolis, St. Paul): Pat McDonough’s Cease and Desist Burger features white and yellow American cheeses and is topped with lettuce, onions and ‘Merican sauce. Available near Gate 34.
- La Tapatia (Roseville): Adobo Chicken Tacos served in soft, doubled corn tortillas. Available street- or Cali-style near Section 109.
- Soul Bowl (Minneapolis): New soul food offerings from Chef Gerald Klass include The Henry Sandwich (barbecue-braised beef, coleslaw, potato chips, and a potato roll) and Summer Bowl (barbecue-braised beef, Cajun corn, and Return of the Mack and Cheese). Available near Section 112.
- Turkey To Go (Minneapolis): A Target Field classic makes its return to the concession stand next to Hrbek’s (near Section 114). Offerings include juicy turkey sandwiches made famous at the Minnesota State Fair.
- Hot Indian (Minneapolis): Another longtime Target Field partner is back with a pair of new items – Chicken Tikka (seasoned, yogurt-marinated chicken breast simmered in a rich, creamy tomato curry; served with brown rice, crispy pappadum, cilantro, and HI Slaw) and Vegan Channa Masala (chickpea curry; served with brown rice, crispy pappadum, cilantro, and HI Slaw). Available near Section 122.
- Food Building (Minneapolis): Delaware North’s ballpark chefs and the Food Building's Kieran Folliard have created the official grilled cheese sandwich of Target Field, using ingredients produced inside the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis. Available at the new market near Section 126.
- We Are Nuts (St. Paul): Twin Cities Business’ 2021 Family Business of the Year brings a selection of its craft-roasted nuts and treats. Located at “The Market” near Section 126.
Thanks again to Bring Me The News for the new list- they also added
There will also be two concession stands in sections 133 and 327 that offer the likes of hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn, peanuts, pop and beer, all for $5 or less.
Which then takes us to...
The cheapest Major League ballpark hot dogs and beer
This is info provided by The Takeout and honestly, some of these prices ain't bad. Which just might make up a bit for extravagant ticket prices. You'd think with 80 home games they wouldn't need to pop you so hard when trying to get butts in the seats. But someone has to pay for this guy's $43 million annual salary.
Baseball stadiums with a hot dog and a beer for $10 or less
- Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field: Hot dog $2, beer $4
- Miami Marlins, LoanDepot Park: Hot dog $3, beer $5
- Colorado Rockies, Coors Field: Hot dog $5.75, beer $3
- New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium: Hot dog $3, beer $6
Minnesota Twins, Target Field: Hot dog $4, beer $5.50
- Kansas City Royals, Kauffman Stadium: Hot dog $4, beer $5.50
- Atlanta Braves, Truist Park: Hot dog $4.75, beer $5
- Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field: Hot dog $5, beer $5
In Arizona a two-dollar dog and a four-buck beer? When it's 120 degrees- hit the air conditioning, close that roof, and take me out to the ball game!