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Insiders Guide to Best Food and Drink at Lumen Field

Insiders Guide to Best Food and Drink at Lumen Field

Post created July 3, 2023

If you’re heading to a Seahawks or Sounders game and are wondering about food options in Lumen Field, let me assure you, they are plentiful.

A majority of the food vendors at Lumen Field are local restaurants and eateries that serve classic stadium food along with more creative concoctions.

If you’re looking for hot dogs (order the Seattle dog, obviously) and pizza, you’ll find it. But you can also try a delicious Bulgogi dog, creamy clam chowder from a beloved seafood joint, and the coveted garlic fries that are a must-have for any attendee.

Ready to watch an exciting game and eat some good food? Here’s a guide to the best food and drinks at Lumen Field!

Best Food and Drink at Lumen Field

Din Tai Fung in Bellevue
The Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung (Image Credit: Seattle Travel)

Din Tai Fung

Chinese food may not be a common concession at most sports stadiums, but once you try Din Tai Fung, you’ll understand why it’s a stadium favorite. Din Tai Fung serves a delicious roster of eats you don’t want to miss. Try soup dumplings, chicken fried rice, and delicious pork buns. Fair warning, you may be tempted to go back for more.

Emma’s BBQ

Craving something from down south? Get some delicious barbecue from Emma’s BBQ, a local restaurant that doles out some of the best barbecue in Seattle. The menu at the stadium is more limited than the full one at the restaurant. But don’t worry, what it has is great. Make a difficult choice between the pulled pork sandwich and the BBQ chicken sandwich. And of course, don’t leave without grabbing an indulgent bowl of mac and cheese

District Market (Walk Out Market)

Amazon’s “just walk out” technology is in just about every sports stadium in Seattle now. It’s a great way to save your time and sanity when getting food! The District Market has this tech, so it’s a good place to go if you want to buy a few things in a hurry. 

Some of the selections at the District Market include basic stadium goods like hot dogs, chips, beer, and cotton candy. Certain walk-off markets in the stadium carry food like crab rangoon and hot and sour soup.

Cooka T’s Kitchen

Lumen Field’s dedicated vegan food option is Cooka T’s Kitchen. If you have dietary restrictions or just prefer to eat plant-based, this concession stand has several options to choose from. Order flavorful, plant-based nachos with beyond meat, chickpeas, and harissa-spiced cheese sauce. Or try a black rice and jackfruit curry, or mac and cheese with ayam spiced cheese sauce.

Ivar’s

Ivar’s has been around for many years, and this local restaurant is known throughout the state for its exceptional seafood dishes. At Lumen Field, you can get some of the most popular items at Ivar’s. Try out the crispy fish and chips or order its delicious and creamy clam chowder. One other can’t-miss item from the menu at Ivar’s? The ever-popular garlic fries.

Kidd Valley

One of the other places you’ll get some of Lumen Field’s coveted garlic fries is Kidd Valley. This local chain is owned by Ivar’s but the menu has a different focus. At Kidd Valley, you’ll find tasty American favorites like burgers and chicken tenders. If garlic isn’t your jam, you can grab regular fries here too.

PNW Grill 

Go to PNW Grill for some fun stadium food options. One of the most exciting and new menu items at Lumen Field is at PNW Grill. You’ll definitely want to try the Bulgogi hotdog. This Korean-inspired hotdog is served with kimchi pickles and a spicy aioli sauce.

The vendor also has other out-of-the-box options like tofu or chicken Banh mi. Order a cheesesteak sandwich or equally delectable cheesesteak nachos.

Jones BBQ

What’s better than one barbecue vendor at Lumen Field? Two of them! Jones BBQ is another beloved Seattle barbecue restaurant with delicious food you can get in Lumen Field. The popular menu items at Jones BBQ include its famous pulled pork sandwich. Other favorites it has are BBQ baked beans, spicy hot links, and chicken sausage in a bun.

Manu’s Tacos

Manu’s Tacos has been a longtime favorite food vendor at Lumen Field. It serves some seriously tasty tacos. The chicken tinga tacos are a fan favorite. You can also get black bean tacos if you prefer to go meatless. Buy the chicken tinga nachos or black bean nachos to switch things up a bit.

Cityside

Cocktail lovers should head to Cityside. Here, you’ll find some great drinks at Lumen Field. Cityside serves delicious batch cocktails. Some options are the pineapple jalapeno margarita and a peachy whiskey mule. In addition to cocktails, Cityside has wine and beer options.

Tapped & Corked

There are plenty of places to grab an alcoholic drink in Lumen Field. Tapped & Corked is one place to go for a good selection of local beers and wine. The cheapest beers you’ll find at Lumen Field cost around $11. Expect to pay around $15 or more for most other beers.

Seattle Sounders Match
A Seattle Sounders Match (Mike Fiechtner / Sounders FC Communications)

Lumen Field Rules on Bringing in Outside Food and Drink

Concession food in any stadium can be pricey. Luckily, Lumen Field allows attendees to bring in outside food and drink. If you’re trying to cut down on costs while attending a football or soccer game, this is the way to go!

The outside food and drink policy allows attendees to bring in food from outside as long as it’s in a clear plastic bag. You can also bring in a pizza in a pizza box. Keep in mind that the food must be a single serving. 

Outside drinks are more limited. You can bring in a factory-sealed bottle of water or soft-sided, unopened containers like a juice box. No outside alcohol or other drinks are allowed in Lumen Field.

Many places in the surrounding neighborhood have excellent food and drinks. If you’re searching for something tasty to bring with you or eat before the game, check out my guide to food and drink spots around T-Mobile Park. Lumen Field is right next to the ballpark, so the choices work for both sports stadiums.

Now you know some of the best food and drink options in Lumen Field. Happy eating, and enjoy the game!

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