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Where to Eat and Drink Near Yankee Stadium

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This season is starting out with a lot of questions for Yankees fans. What will become of Gary Sanchez? Will CC be worth the money? Will the young talent be enough to make the playoffs? But most importantly, where to eat before the game?

While the new Yankee Stadium is chock-full of concessions, you can go to the Bronx and find cuisines of multiple continents within just a few blocks of each other. It’s most definitely worth turning your trip to Yankee Stadium into a dining destination — here are a few pre-game and post-game eateries just a stone’s throw away.

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Flavas International Grill

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Flavas is a great example of the Caribbean fare you’ll find in the borough. It’s not going to empty your wallet and will give you a good cushion for all those baseball beers. Wash down a codfish or curried goat roti before the game with one of their many fresh juices and smoothies.

If you’re looking to indulge in some cheap beers before you enter into stadium-price territory, look no further than the Dugout. It’s directly across the street from Yankee Stadium and the space is huge — you’re never going to feel claustrophobic inside. The bar offers $4 PBR tall cans and a very small variety of snacks (chips, candy, etc.). Be prepared for a $25 credit card minimum, but if you’ve got a big group knocking back Pabsts, you’re golden.

188 Bakery Cuchifritos

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If you’ve got the time to go just a few stops past Yankee Stadium before or after the game, head up to 188 Cuchifritos. You may recognize it from Parts Unknown, when culinary ambassador of the Bronx, Baron Ambrosia, brought Anthony Bourdain here to eat various deep fried pig parts. Hit up this Puerto Rican eatery and stuff your face with all things pork.

The Bronx Brewery

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In the other direction from the stadium is the standard for craft beer in the borough, Bronx Brewery. Operating since 2011, they’ve quickly made their mark as one of the top brewers in the city. Come here after a day game so you can stock up on cans to take home, or head straight to the tap room during game time: The brewery is adding more TVs to watch games, plus will have discounts on beers based on how many home runs the Yankees score. Order up pints of year-round classics, like their pale ale, and changing seasonal brews. And you can choose some pretzels and snacks there, or you can order in food from around the neighborhood.

Papaye Restaurant

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Just about a half mile from the stadium, nestled under the B and D trains, is Papaye, a West African restaurant with two locations in the Bronx. The southernmost outpost has been operating for about eight years. It may be hard to imagine dining on hearty stews or jollof and rice in the middle of summer during prime baseball season, but it’s worth it.

Crown Donut Family Restaurant

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161st Street has long been the home of the Bronx Bombers, but it’s also the home of Crown Donut diner. The 40-year-old establishment is open 24 hours, so it’s perfect for breakfast before a day game or a late-night meal after a night game. No matter how many innings the game stretches into, Crown Donut will be there for you with classic diner food and breakfast served all day. Before the dog days of summer kick in, order the hot chocolate topped with a huge mound of whipped cream.

The Feeding Tree

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The Feeding Tree rests in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, serving some of the best West Indian food in the area. Fill up on jerk chicken, a whole steamed fish, or oxtail stew before a game for prices that don’t exist inside the stadium. Pro tip: The restaurant hosts karaoke every Wednesday and Thursday starting at 6 p.m.

Bronx Drafthouse

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For those days when your craving for wings just won’t go away, there’s Bronx Drafthouse. You can get an order of 6 (a single), 12 (double), 18 (home run), or 24 (grand slam), drenched in the sauce of your choice — buffalo, pineapple teriyaki, chipotle maple, Sriracha, honey barbecue, or rosemary parmesan. The tap list is extensive, with local mainstays like Grimm Ales and Kelso Beer — and considering beer prices in the stadium, it’s worth it to stay for a few brews.

Concourse Jamaican Bakery

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Jamaican food is a must when visiting the Bronx, and Concourse Bakery is a staple. It opened in 1973 by Jamaican and Korean War vet, John Levi. Stroll up to 167th and snack on coco bread and beef patties. For dessert, try the carrot cake, bulla cake, or Jamaican cinnamon buns.

Another must-try West African spot is the Senegalese Bate Nabaya. The owner, Aissata Kaba, hails from Guinea and employs cooks from all over West Africa. Your best bet here is to go with a few of your hungry friends and order a bunch of dishes to share — try the sauce claire, lamb shanks, grilled fish, or yassa.

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Flavas International Grill

Flavas is a great example of the Caribbean fare you’ll find in the borough. It’s not going to empty your wallet and will give you a good cushion for all those baseball beers. Wash down a codfish or curried goat roti before the game with one of their many fresh juices and smoothies.

Dugout

If you’re looking to indulge in some cheap beers before you enter into stadium-price territory, look no further than the Dugout. It’s directly across the street from Yankee Stadium and the space is huge — you’re never going to feel claustrophobic inside. The bar offers $4 PBR tall cans and a very small variety of snacks (chips, candy, etc.). Be prepared for a $25 credit card minimum, but if you’ve got a big group knocking back Pabsts, you’re golden.

188 Bakery Cuchifritos

If you’ve got the time to go just a few stops past Yankee Stadium before or after the game, head up to 188 Cuchifritos. You may recognize it from Parts Unknown, when culinary ambassador of the Bronx, Baron Ambrosia, brought Anthony Bourdain here to eat various deep fried pig parts. Hit up this Puerto Rican eatery and stuff your face with all things pork.

The Bronx Brewery

In the other direction from the stadium is the standard for craft beer in the borough, Bronx Brewery. Operating since 2011, they’ve quickly made their mark as one of the top brewers in the city. Come here after a day game so you can stock up on cans to take home, or head straight to the tap room during game time: The brewery is adding more TVs to watch games, plus will have discounts on beers based on how many home runs the Yankees score. Order up pints of year-round classics, like their pale ale, and changing seasonal brews. And you can choose some pretzels and snacks there, or you can order in food from around the neighborhood.

Papaye Restaurant

Just about a half mile from the stadium, nestled under the B and D trains, is Papaye, a West African restaurant with two locations in the Bronx. The southernmost outpost has been operating for about eight years. It may be hard to imagine dining on hearty stews or jollof and rice in the middle of summer during prime baseball season, but it’s worth it.

Crown Donut Family Restaurant

161st Street has long been the home of the Bronx Bombers, but it’s also the home of Crown Donut diner. The 40-year-old establishment is open 24 hours, so it’s perfect for breakfast before a day game or a late-night meal after a night game. No matter how many innings the game stretches into, Crown Donut will be there for you with classic diner food and breakfast served all day. Before the dog days of summer kick in, order the hot chocolate topped with a huge mound of whipped cream.

The Feeding Tree

The Feeding Tree rests in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, serving some of the best West Indian food in the area. Fill up on jerk chicken, a whole steamed fish, or oxtail stew before a game for prices that don’t exist inside the stadium. Pro tip: The restaurant hosts karaoke every Wednesday and Thursday starting at 6 p.m.

Bronx Drafthouse

For those days when your craving for wings just won’t go away, there’s Bronx Drafthouse. You can get an order of 6 (a single), 12 (double), 18 (home run), or 24 (grand slam), drenched in the sauce of your choice — buffalo, pineapple teriyaki, chipotle maple, Sriracha, honey barbecue, or rosemary parmesan. The tap list is extensive, with local mainstays like Grimm Ales and Kelso Beer — and considering beer prices in the stadium, it’s worth it to stay for a few brews.

Concourse Jamaican Bakery

Jamaican food is a must when visiting the Bronx, and Concourse Bakery is a staple. It opened in 1973 by Jamaican and Korean War vet, John Levi. Stroll up to 167th and snack on coco bread and beef patties. For dessert, try the carrot cake, bulla cake, or Jamaican cinnamon buns.

Nabaya

Another must-try West African spot is the Senegalese Bate Nabaya. The owner, Aissata Kaba, hails from Guinea and employs cooks from all over West Africa. Your best bet here is to go with a few of your hungry friends and order a bunch of dishes to share — try the sauce claire, lamb shanks, grilled fish, or yassa.

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