While we all love the Fenway Frank, change is sometimes good.
Fenway Park has continued to offer new and diverse food options over the past few years and this summer has seen lots of newcomers to the scene both inside the ballpark and in the neighborhood nearby. Whether you will be watching the Red Sox play this weekend or not, you may want to hop off at Kenmore to give these three new things a try. (While you're in the neighborhood, be sure to also swing by Time Out Market Boston!)
1) Guacamole inside Fenway Park
Thanks to a new partnership with Avocados from Mexico, you can now get guacamole, tacos and other goodies from several concession stands inside the ballpark. While you will need a ticket to try out these items, if you will be at one of the games this weekend it is certainly worth a try. The first AvoEats by AFM at Fenway Park concession opened last year, and fans have been loving it, so the offerings continue to expand this season.
2) Sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi in the Hotel Commonwealth
As the official hotel of the Boston Red Sox, the Hotel Commonwealth has been at the heart of the Kenmore Square pre- and post-game food scene for years. This summer, a new restaurant, Blue Ribbon Sushi, the first Boston outpost from Blue Ribbon Restaurants, opened on their doorstep. Swing by for a pre- or post-game drink or meal to enjoy the flavors of Master Sushi Chef, Toshi Ueki, just steps from the ballpark.
3) Plant-based pub fare at PlantPub
Aptly named, PlantPub opens Friday, July 15th across the street from Fenway Park. The streets surrounding Fenway are filled with lively sports bars that are packed on games nights and PlantPub hopes to join in on the fun while offering a plant-based option for fans and visitors.
“It is a dream to bring PlantPub to the Fenway neighborhood,” says Chef Mary Dumont, “Sports and pub food go hand in hand, and we are thrilled to offer our reimagined take on the pub experience to Fenway, a quintessential destination here in our hometown.” PlantPub opened its first location in Cambridge last September and this second location will be the new flagship for the brand. There will be 8,000 square feet of casual dining space. The menu is entirely plant-based and features some fun takes on baseball game favorites like a plant-based version of the Fenway Frank and Kimchi Sliders.