Apr 1, 2024 - Food and Drink

Wrigley Field unveils new ballpark snack lineup

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Cubs executive chef Hugo Lopez on opening day at Wrigley Field discussing this year's options. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

Chilly Cubs fans attending this week's games will be greeted with some hot new Wrigley Field food options.

Why it matters: Tasty ballpark chow can enhance the game — especially when the weather's lousy and your team is losing.

The big picture: The Cubs have long tried to catch up with the White Sox when it comes to food quality, and these new offerings help narrow that gap.

Three new nachos at Wrigley Field. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

Dig in: New Wrigley Field food offerings include:

  • Loaded nachos topped with spiced pulled chicken called chicken tinga, slow-simmered beef barbacoa and a plant-based chorizo.
  • Chicken quesadillas with ranch chipotle sauce.
  • Ancho steak sandwich with chimichurri sauce.
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The new ancho steak sandwich and chicken quesadillas at Wrigley Field. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

Plus: They still have the ginormous helmet full of "slugger" nachos that Wrigley executive chef Hugo Lopez tells Axios "is a sharable item, but if you want to help yourself, you're welcome to."

Returning classics: Small Cheval cheeseburgers, Garrett Mix popcorn and Hot Doug's specialty sausages ("not available anywhere else in Chicago," Lopez says — noting they are served only in the bleachers).

  • Plus the 24-ounce bat full of beer.

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