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The Best Snacks at San Francisco's AT&T Park
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The Best Snacks at San Francisco's AT&T Park

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Updated: 12 October 2016
San Franciscans have to represent the Giants. Any true fan knows how it is: buy tickets to every game, wear a foam finger, start every cheer… but a number one fan needs number one snacks. Here are the best snacks to eat at AT&T Park to keep your fan fuel up.
Garlic fries at AT&T park | © Joy/Flickr
Garlic fries at AT&T Park | © Joy/Flickr

Garlic Fries

Everyone knows fries are great. But garlic fries? They are the god of fries. Delectable from the start, they were originally created in 1986 by Dan Gordon at the Tech University of Munich. AT&T Park has some of the best garlic fries ever: Gilroy Garlic Fries. In fact, these sliced and spiced potatoes are the reason some people support the Giants as much as they do. To get the full Giants experience, just remember: don’t forget Gilroy Garlic Fries.

© eric molina/Flickr
© eric molina/Flickr

Hot Dog

This legendary sausage was first made by a butcher named Johann Georghehner in Coburg, Germany, in the late 1600s. In 1893, it became a common snack in the world of baseball. The hot dog was originally called a frankfurter and later a dachshund sausage before finally receiving the name we all know it by today. You can get turkey, pork and tofu hot dogs, smother them in ketchup, mustard and several other condiments, and you can even order one the size of your arm. Oh, and don’t forget the bun.

© Make Lemons/Flickr
© Make Lemons/Flickr

Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Dippin’ Dots? Ice cream is a beautiful, sweet creation that has evolved with time. It’s gone into cartons, between cookies, it’s been flash-frozen… When going to a Giants game, you can find those frozen cream balls called Dippin’ Dots. What’s better than ice cream on a hot day, or even a cold day, at the ball game?

Popcorn vendor | © Owen Byrne/Flickr
Popcorn vendor | © Owen Byrne/Flickr

Popcorn

Known for its presence at the movies, popcorn is equally terrific at a baseball game. There’s nothing like yellow, gooey butter on top of popcorn… the aroma reaches your nose one second… the delicious, salty snack reaches your mouth the next… and in your ears go the shouts, cheers and whistles of the audience, as your favorite baseball stars round the bases. Also, the popcorn container is convenient during a game: you can catch a foul ball, or even a home run, in it! There’s nothing like a buttery baseball in that popcorn to brighten up anyone’s day.

Cotton Candy

You know it, you love it, your kids beg you for it: cotton candy. Also called candy floss, fairy floss, spider webs and candy cobwebs, cotton candy is a delicious, sugary soft, melt-in-your-mouth snack that just might be the reason some little ones, and even adults who are kids at heart, go to the game. When those vendors shout “Cotton candy!”… well, parents, get ready to take out your wallets and buy your kid(s) a big bag of blue and pink sugar cotton.

The original Cracker Jacks | © J Wynia/Flickr
The original Cracker Jacks | © J Wynia/Flickr

Cracker Jack

Doesn’t everyone know the song? “… Buy me some peanuts and CRACKER JACK…” Cracker Jack is the original baseball snack. Peanuts and popcorn covered in caramel…yummy. The first form of Cracker Jack was introduced in 1893, but it didn’t become really, super popular until 1908, when the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was first performed. Now, when you think “baseball snack,” it’s the first thing that pops into your mind. Bet you won’t be able to get that song out of your head now.