Sunday, June 17, 2012

Citifield Does Gluten Free

In some last minute Friday night planning my friend Eliza invited me to a Mets game.  I hadn't been out to the new Citifield Stadium and, having no pressing Friday night plans, thought it would be a fun way to spend a Friday night.  An added perk, of course, is that Citifield has a gluten free stand that I would be able to check out and report back about.

The stand is a bit out of the way - I believe it was behind section 126 but don't take my word for it; instead, make sure you ask an employee or check out the map here.  I think Eliza and I got a little turned around on our walk to the stand but were very happy once we did find it.  It is by The Marketplace, so you can also ask employees where that is if you need help searching this out.  I also didn't see this on any maps of the stadium even though other places are designated on the Citifield maps.  

Anyway, Eliza and I went for the gluten free burgers with cheese and we were both very satisfied with our purchase.  The stand also sells Kozy Shack pudding, Redbridge beer, brownies, sausages, and hot dogs.  The burger cost somewhere around $7.50 which, in my opinion, isn't that bad for a gluten free burger at a ball park.  At events like this I'm used to overpriced food and, coming from Manhattan, $7.50 for a burger is a steal.

Even better, however, is that the burdger was good!  The bun didn't fall apart and crumble as so many gluten free buns are prone to doing; instead it remained composed as Eliza and I devoured our dinners.  I haven't been to Yankees Stadium yet so I can't compare the two, although I have done a post about the gluten free options there.  Hopefully I'll make it up to the Bronx and be able to report back on how the Yankees and Mets compare in the gluten free realm.  The game was really fun despite the Mets losing to the Cincinnati Reds.  Who doesn't love a baseball game on a beautiful summer night, right?

Do you love it or do you love it?
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