With the Knicks and Rangers both kicking off their brand new season, the World’s Most Famous arena is ready to welcome fans for the year! Madison Square Garden is home to some of the best food options in NY sports, and this season there’s even some new additions! Check out our guide to the best food at MSG, and plan your visit before your next game or concert!
1. Carnegie Deli
Feast on the Carnegie Corned Beef and Black and White Cookies at the only Carnegie Deli left in New York City! Trust us, the mound of meat slapped between the loaves of fresh rye bread is something to behold. It’s located in Section 105.
The beloved casual fried chicken joint by David Chang serves up both their O.G. Spicy Chicken Sando (crispy habanero-brined chicken breast, Fuku mayo, pickle, potato roll) and Fuku Fingers + Fries (crispy chicken tenders, sweet jalapeno waffle fries, side of honey mustard or ranch) in Section 119.
3. Avenue Cantina
Get your hands on crispy tacos here with a choice of pork belly, chicken, steak, and beef brisket. We recommend the Cantina Birria though…which comes with a side of irresistible consome. Avenue Cantina is located in Section 112.
4. Gluten Free at The Garden
Gluten-free fans can head to this spot to enjoy stadium classics like GF-sandwiches, pizza, burgers, and dogs! It’s located in Section 112.
5. Lavo Meatballs
Midtown’s Italian restaurant LAVO is serving up all sorts of classics in Section 112, including their brand new items like the Lavo Classic Meatball One Pounder and the Lavo Italian Cheesesteak. It’s great for all of your Italian cravings.
6. Mike’s Hot Honey
Dig your teeth into the famous Mike’s Hot Honey at MSG, with their offerings of hot honey fried chicken, garlic wings, buffalo wings, beer, and more. It’s located in Section 115!
7. Go Beyond Grill
Go Beyond Grill just opened this month after MSG inked a new partnership with Beyond Meat! The plant-based meat stand will serve delicious bites including the Beyond Burger® – Broadway Edition and the pictured above Beyond® The Garden Steak Tacos. The new outpost is located in Section 116.
8. Paulie Gee’s Pizza
One of NYC’s most iconic pizzerias finds a home at Madison Square Garden, and it doesn’t disappoint. We’re not talking about your average stadium slice either, these delicious slices from the Brooklyn staple might just be the best you’ve ever had. Paulie Gee’s Pizza is located in Section 116.
9. Baked by Melissa
Who’s got a sweet tooth? NYC-based mom and baker Melissa Ben-Ishay’s desserts brand is serving goodies at MSG in the form of bite-sized cupcakes. It’s the perfect dessert for when you’re done with polishing off the other tasty entrees on this list! It’s located in Section 118.
10. Tao Sushi
Pick up the chopsticks and enjoy all kinds of sushi at Tao Sushi in Section 118! From poke bowls to sushi rolls, this vendor offers a refreshing option away from traditional fried food!
Additional Food Options at Madison Square Garden
- Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque: All things barbecue, including their brand new item, the Ribs and Corn Bread. (Section 105, 204)
- Fratelli’s Deli: This deli spot is serving up delicious sandwiches, including their brand new Figgy Piggy and Chopped Italian sandwiches. (Section 118, 319)
- Daily Burger: Good ol’ fashioned beef. (Section 106, 116, 210, 305)
- Arancini Brothers: Need we say less about the arancini balls here…it’s in the name! (Section 210)
- Monster Bodega: Think bodega food…including the Jamaican Beef Patty Tower Isle Chopped Cheese.
- Top Dog: A hot dog spot serving up a Five Pounder hot dog…can you complete the challenge? (Section 112)
See a list of all of the food vendors and sections here!