11 Non-Basic Snacks For MLB Opening Day

Let’s get real for a second: the best part about going to a baseball game is definitely all of the snacks. But you don’t always have to be at the ballpark to enjoy some of the classics.

With Spring Training here and Opening Day around the corner on April 3rd, here’s our spin on some non-basic snacks that you can enjoy while watching the games at home:

1. A Grilled Cubano

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Instead of the standard hamburger or even grilled cheese, why not go even further with a delicious, heavenly cubano?! What better way to enjoy the first game of the season than with this sandwich and a nice glass of limonada?

2. Jalapeño & Cheese Stuffed Pretzels


Spice up your life and ditch the standard ballgame pretzel for this cheese and jalapeño stuffed treat. Spice. Is. Everything.

3. Chile-Lime Peanuts


You’d have to be nuts not to enjoy these tiny morsels smothered in lime and chile seasoning (a recurring theme) with a kick that pairs well with an ice-cold beer. You’ll be so into the snack you won’t even care if your team starts the season 0-1.

4. Homemade Churritos & Duritos

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Fried puffed wheat with powdered chile and limón. YUM. Douse these babies in your favorite salsa and you’ve got the perfect 9-inning snack and a mouth that can breathe fire.

5. Jalapeño Onion Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

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Be right back. Currently salivating over this classic summer street food. What’s the point in eating a regular hot dog when you can eat sheer perfection? If there’s one snack that represents summer and baseball, it’s this hot dog.

6. Churro & Horchata Ice Cream Sandwich


Pigging out on churros and ice cream is pretty standard for any trip to the ballgame. Put them together and sprinkle in a little horchata goodness? Bye bye! This is my ghost speaking because I am deceased from how delicious it is.

7. Diablito


And while we’re on the topic of ice cream, we have to mention the delicious diablito – sweet, spicy, and everything anyone could ever want during the 7th inning stretch.

8. Chili Lime Popcorn

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Popcorn, chile and lime? Game. Over. It’s pretty much impossible to not be addicted to this twist on a baseball classic.

9. Molletes

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If you’re in the mood for something cheesy and bready, but don’t really want nachos or tacos, these dope Mexican molletes are perfect. Bust these bean-smothered beauties out at your Opening Day party and your friends will love you more than ever.

10. Esquites

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Elotes are a delicious snack for any baseball game, but why not take it to another level with some esquites? The mix of cotija cheese and hot sauce is so good AND easy to eat, so you can pay attention to the game and not worry about making a mess.

11. Mexican Street Corn Dogs

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When it’s time for baseball, it’s time to go big or go home. If you’re going to enjoy a corn dog, make it Mexican street corn style. Look at all that goodness! It’ll be tough to focus on anything other than chowing down on one of these.

What non-basic snack do you enjoy when the game is on?

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