by Kimberli Hull
Move over peanuts and Cracker Jacks, food at MLB ballparks has definitely improved in recent years. Sure, peanuts are still readily available (and consumer), but these days going to a ballgame doesn't have to mean abandoning food preferences or simply not eating at all.
Bags of peanuts at Safeco Field, Seattle
We stopped by Seattle on our way to Miami from Vancouver and ventured to Safeco to watch the Redsox lose to the Mariners last night. Fortunately, the food was better than the outcome :).
We attended the game with our son, Ryan and his friend, Kate, so we split up and sampled several of the many drink and food options at Safeco Field. Here's how it went...
Edgar’s Cantina and Edgar's Tacos in The Pen
Safeco Field fans are welcomed to The Pen area of the stadium early during batting practice, so we started the evening a little early with margaritas at Edgar’s Cantina and Edgar's Tacos in The Pen during batting practice.
Safeco Field, Seattle
Edgar's is also home to the newest food offering at Safeco Field in 2017, Chapulines or toasted grasshoppers. We did not partake of any insects and, although the person at the next table ordered some, I thought it would be rude to ask her if I could take a photo.
View of the bullpen from Edgar’s Cantina in The Pen, Safeco Field, Seattle
Edgar's is located next to the bullpen, providing an up-close view of any activity during the game - as you can see captured during the 5th inning by Ryan and Kate.
Healthy eats at The Natural at Safeco Field, Seattle
As Greg and I are mostly vegetarians, eating only a bit of fish here and there, we chose to dine on food from The Natural which offers hummus, salads, fresh fruit, veggie trays, sandwiches, cheese trays and veggie dogs.
Veggie dog at The Natural at Safeco Field, Seattle
The dogs are reportedly Field Roast vegan dogs and were quite good. The fruit was fresh and the line was short at the Natural.
Hit it Here Café & Bar
View from Hit it Here Café & Bar, Safeco Field, Seattle
Ryan and Kate made their way out to center field to the Hit it Here Café & Bar, which offers dining in a restaurant-style environment overlooking the field.
Prosciutto and arugula flatbread pizza, Hit it Here Café & Bar, Safeco Field, Seattle
Selections include a variety of burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizza, as well as nachos, fish and chips, and hot dogs. Ryan and Kate enjoyed the prosciutto and arugula flatbread pizza and a bánh mì sandwich.
Bánh mì sandwich, Hit it Here Café & Bar, Safeco Field, Seattle
Thanks to Ryan and Kate for the assist with the article and pictures. See you soon at Fenway!
Ryan and Kate at Safeco Field, Seattle, Aug 2017
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