Following the success of Major League Baseball’s FoodFests in New York City and Los Angeles earlier this year, Major League Baseball is coming to London to celebrate the start of the Postseason (the conclusion of its regular season). Hosted at Hawker House in South East London from October 5th – 6th, MLB FoodFest will bring baseball fans and food-lovers in London a unique opportunity for the first time – ten ‘ballpark foods’ to try from across the pond, all under one roof.
Ballpark menus have come a long way from just hot dogs, pretzels and soft-serve ice cream. Competition at the concession stands has become as intense as the competition on the field with teams trying to bring the best one-of-a-kind offerings to their fans. Many clubs collaborate with acclaimed chefs to create exclusive culinary options to make their ballpark experience distinctive and memorable.
For this event, ten Major League Baseball clubs have been chosen to select one concession item each to represent them at MLB FoodFest. The menu will include FoodFest classics including ‘Smoked Pork Belly Bun Bao Buns’ from the Los Angeles Dodgers, ‘Churro Dogs’ from the Arizona Diamondbacks and a vegan option from Seattle Mariners – ‘Beyond Meat® Bratwurst’, served on a roll with peppers and onions.
To celebrate the London Series there will also be new items, including ‘Hot Lobster Rolls’ from the Boston Red Sox, ‘Yankee Dingers’ from the New York Yankees and looking ahead to the 2020 series – the unveiling of the St Louis Cardinals ‘Chicken Nachos’ and ‘Chicago Cubs Chicago Dog’. In honour of the Postseason, there will also be Atlanta Braves ‘Dagwood Grilled Cheese’, Houston Astros ‘Frito Dog’ and finally the Cleveland Indians ‘Fat Rooster Chicken Sandwich’. Vegan and vegetarian variations will be available.
Tickets for MLB FoodFest in London are available at MLB.com/FoodFest. Each day there will be two sessions, daytime 12pm – 5pm and evening 6pm – 11pm. Tickets for each session will be priced at £8 each with children under 8 year’s old getting in for free. Once inside the venue food and drink will be available for purchase.
MLB Foodfest will feature a plethora of entertainment. From televisions showing a mix of live and rebroadcast MLB Postseason games to batting cages for attendees to have a swing themselves and a Major League Baseball merchandise shop featuring official licensed caps, shirts and collectibles. For more information visit MLB.com/FoodFest and follow #MLBFoodFest on social media.
- Tickets for each session will be priced at £8 each with children under 13 year’s old getting in for free
- Each day there will be two sessions, 12pm – 5pm and 6pm – 11pm
- Tickets are available to buy at MLB.com/FoodFest