Play Ball!

On Wednesday night, I finally went to my inaugural Atlanta Braves’ game with our friends Ross and Jen.  Thankfully, the weather cooled off nicely and we got a great lightning show in the background of the game.

DSC02441 Not only was the game fun (and the Braves won), but I got to try out the gluten-free food stand, located at section 106.  I ordered the hamburger, which comes with a bun made with tapioca and rice flour. It’s hard to believe that in the same week, I got to eat hamburgers with gluten-free buns at two different places in the ATL.  Ridiculous.

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While my burger wasn’t anything fancy, it was ballpark cuisine and it’s fun to enjoy greasy, made 2 hours ago, food at a baseball game.  It’s all part of the experience, right?  And we, celiacs, should be able to partake in the experience, and enjoy a cold beer (Redbridge) if we’re feeling parched.

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The total cost for a Redbridge beer and a GF hamburger was $13.  So just like everyone else at a professional sports event, I paid too much for my food, but it could have been worse, considering we’re used to spending more money on gluten-free food.  All part of the ballpark experience!

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Other items on the menu include: hot dogs, chicken sandwich, popcorn, potato chips, macaroons and even cupcakes made by American Gra-Frutti.

Make sure you get to Turner Field this summer and keep the gluten-free stand in business.  Hopefully even more professional sports teams will serve gluten-free options at their concession stands.  Do you know of any others?  Please share!  Here’s a list of some of the other professional sports teams I’ve found:

Washington Nationals: Gluten-Free Pretzels & Redbridge Beer at Noah’s Pretzels in Sections 106 & 318

Minnesota Twins: Angie’s Kettle Corn – Sold on Target Plaza and vended in the stands

  • Farmers market – Section 141: Whole fruit, Carrots with Ranch dipping sauce, Gluten Free Nut snacks
  • Veggie Kabobs – Section 133
  • Shrimp Skewers – Section 133
  • Turkey Leg – Sections 133,311
  • Pork Chop on a stick – Section 133
  • Fruichi Smoothies – Vended in the stands
  • Talenti Gelato – Sections 141, 302
  • Red bridge Beer – Sections 116, 124, 325
  • Bunless Grilled chicken – available throughout Target Field
  • Bunless Hot Dogs – available throughout Target Field

Philadelphia Phillies:

  • Gluten free snacks and gluten free hotdogs and buns (South Philly Market behind section 128)
  • Red Bridge Beer (concession stand by section 139 – near the Schmitter, behind section 204 on the Pavilion Level, behind section 323 on the Terrace Level, and Brewerytown stand on Ashburn Alley)
  • Bull’s BBQ food (Ashburn Alley): All meat product, Bull’s barbecue sauce, cole slaw, beans

Colorado Rockies: Gluten-Free Concession Stand at Section 147 serving hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, chips, cookies, brownies and Redbridge beer.

  1. Leah McGrath, RD LDN says:

    Thanks for sharing this…I put it up on our GF Asheville & GF Greenville & SPG pages! How wonderful!!!

  2. JLAL says:

    How ’bout dem O’s? They gots any GF??

  3. Brent Miller says:

    I just got back from PETCO Park in San Diego and they did have one GF stand that served GF hamburgers and Redbridge beer. They also had some Glutino pretzels, which I didn’t eat because I was already spending $14 for the burger and beer. It was nice to be able to partake in the experience. I also just got back from Tropicana Field in Tampa/St. Pete and could not find any GF stands or options at all. So, my dinner both nights there was a Diet Coke and peanuts.

  4. Betsy says:

    Thanks for sharing, Brent! Always helpful to learn about more places with GF options.

  5. Kurt Smith says:

    Citi Field in New York has a kiosk in the lower right field corner that is dedicated to gluten-free food; I think there are dogs, burgers and Kozy Shack pudding.

    Wrigley Field has a stand that has some gluten-free items; I think it’s cookies and a certain kind of drink.

    I know there are more but I don’t have the information in front of me…I have to find out these things if I’m taking my wife to the game! Thanks for sharing this information Betsy.

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