The New York Mets are inviting Queens-based small businesses to join their 2024 culinary lineup as a part of Citi Field’s “Taste of Queens.” Winning businesses will have the chance to sell their food on the concourse level of the stadium on a rotating basis, and interested applicants are invited to apply now.
The Mets, who received the 2023 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Stadium Food, debuted “Taste of Queens” last season. Featuring four Queens-based businesses–Tang, Fresco’s Cantina, The Nourish Spot, and The Arepa Lady–the initiative’s goal is to highlight and provide exposure for local small businesses.
This year, Mets will select multiple Queens-based small businesses to be featured on a rotating basis throughout the season.
The application process is brief, and simply requires businesses to share their story on why they should be added to Citi Field’s culinary lineup for a limited time.
Mets VP of Hospitality, Taryn Donovan stated:
We are thrilled to give back to the Queens community by helping local businesses gain exposure to our fan base with the Taste of Queens portable at Citi Field. We were able to highlight some incredible local small businesses through Taste of Queens last season and are looking forward to building on that success for the 2024 season.
You can learn more about Taste of Queens and how to apply for the chance to be featured on their website.
While we await next season’s winners, here’s a guide to some of our favorite Citi Field vendors for the next time you find yourself at a game. Oh, and good news for herbivores–they’re the most vegan-friendly stadium in the MLB!