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Soldier Field in all of its glory.
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What to Eat at Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears

Just like the team’s roster, there’s not a lot of food changes for 2019

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Soldier Field in all of its glory.
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The Chicago Bears are celebrating the team’s 100th birthday, and there are Super Bowl expectations by the lake in 2019. The team roster hasn’t changed much compared to the 2018 season. Likewise, the home team’s food vendor lineup hasn’t changed much either. While that continuity could bode well for the team, some fans who look forward to the ridiculousness of stadium food could find the lack of new options disappointing. And for fans who crave stadium improvements, they’ll also have to temper their expectations.

Fans can do that in a few ways. For Stadium Club members, Soldier Field will offer new pop-ups featuring top chefs. So for Kevin Hickey (Duck Inn) and Ryan McCaskey (Acadia) have signed on. Other additions include a tribute to the South Side’s gym shoe sandwich.

Take a stroll through Eater’s guide to Soldier Field’s food and drink below. Opening night is Thursday, September 5 versus the rival Green Bay Packers.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Chicago Cocktail Company

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Like the United Center, Soldier Field vending is betting on craft cocktails. Chicago Cocktail Company features Crown Royal drinks, and also serves a "Monster Mary" — the Bears' take on a bloody. Sections 126, 323, 353, and 441.

Monster Mary 2
Fans can get “Monster Marys” here
Bloody Mary Tour [Official Photo]

Beggar's Pizza

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Soldier Field opted for local chain Beggar's Pizza after dumping the previous pizza vendor, Palermo's. Beware: The pizza is fine for kids, but suffers from inconsistency. Make sure to pick your slice carefully.

Beggar’s Pizza
Ashok Selvam

Beer Cycle

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A bike with Miller products will be around the concourse as a new gimmick in a few stadiums this year, designed to reduce the length of beer lines. No, it’s not self-serve.

The Beer Cycle
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Kronos Gyros

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A Chicago favorite serving gyros with all the fixings.

Kronos gyros
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Cafe L’Appetito

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This Italian deli has multiple sandwich options, including a veggie selection with roasted eggplant and red peppers.

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Old Fashioned Donuts

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Doughnuts, hot chocolate, and coffee will give fans a rush even if the Bears don’t.

Mmm, doughnuts.
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Souvenir Corner

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The NFL likes to sell merchandise — who knew? — including branded Bloody Marys, nachos, and souvenir cups at these stands.

Nachos is a football shaped boat dish.
Souvenir nachos
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The Midway Club

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This club is for season-ticket holders, but regular fans can also buy a daily membership. There are four bars and multiple food stations, with pizza, tacos, and the “monster Mary.” Buy a game day pass outside the doors by the Xfinity Suite.

Midway Club Soldier Field [Official Photo]

Churros

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Fried dough is often delicious, and Bears brass suggest that fans pair these churros with ice cream next door at the Mini Melts stand.

Nuts on Clark

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This Wrigleyville favorite has gourmet nuts, dried fruit, and gluten-free options.

Nuts on Clark Soldier Field Nuts on Clark [Official Photo]

Pilsen Tacos

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Make it a taco Sunday with various meats and toppings. The stand also sells a walking taco, and its portability will please many a fan.

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Buona Beef 

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Chicago's mini street food chain is the official Italian beef and sausage provider of the Bears. The carts are located at Sections 144 and 334. Italian beefs are also available at 14 concession stands.

Buona Beef Buona Beef [Official Photo]

Heartland Hops

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This is where Bears fans should go if they want to spend even more on a craft beer.

Robinsons Ribs

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Though it closed in Lincoln Park, Robinson's Ribs survives in the stadium. It has ribs, pulled pork, and more. Section 122.

DMK Burger Bar

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One of Lakeview's favorite burger spots has had a stand at Soldier Field for the last two years that offers a sample of the restaurant’s burger offerings. Management also upped its large beer selection, this year serving local crafts like Moody Tongue Nectarine IPA and Motor Row Reclamation Lager. Section 126.

DMK Burger Bar [Official Photo]

Kosher Grill

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Keep kosher with hot dogs, Polish sausages, burgers, and a pastrami sandwich. Section 325.

Carvery

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Fresh-sliced sandwiches including prime rib and turkey from stadium executive chef Tom Elder.

A prime rib sandwich on an Italian roll.
Prime rib sandwich
Chicago Bears [Official Photo]

Tender Love and Chicken

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Soldier Field isn’t immune to the fried chicken craze sweeping America. TLC offers tenders, fries, sandwiches, and a self-service sauce bar with 10 sauces.

A fried chicken sandwich on a sesame seed board with krinkle fries in a basket.
TLC Chicken Sandwich
Chicago Bears [Official Photo]

Wing Baskets

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Buffalo or sweet barbecue smothered wings are available in two locations.

A basket of barbecue sauced chicken wings.
Sweet barbecue wings
Chicago Bears [Official Photo]

Lightlife Plant-Based Burger

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Lightlife is introducing a plant-based burger in two locations for vegans and vegetarians.

A veggie burger with lettuce and tomato on a bun.
Lightlife Plant-Based Burger
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Hot Bob Sandwich

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Soldier Field is billing this as the Sloppy Joe’s younger brother (could have called it a Sloppy Grabowski). It’s allegedly spicy with “ghost chili seasoned beef” and fried onions on a hoagie roll.

Lake Shore Drive Hoagie

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The Bears offer their own version of the gym shoe (or Jim shoe), the popular South Side Chicago sandwich. The Lake Shore Drive hoagie comes with sliced gyro meat, corned beef, Italian beef, a mix of tzatziki sauce/giardiniera relish with tomatoes on a sesame hoagie roll.

A hoagie sandwich
Lake Shore Drive Hoagie
Chicago Bears [Official Photo]

Chicago Cocktail Company

Monster Mary 2
Fans can get “Monster Marys” here
Bloody Mary Tour [Official Photo]

Like the United Center, Soldier Field vending is betting on craft cocktails. Chicago Cocktail Company features Crown Royal drinks, and also serves a "Monster Mary" — the Bears' take on a bloody. Sections 126, 323, 353, and 441.

Monster Mary 2
Fans can get “Monster Marys” here
Bloody Mary Tour [Official Photo]

Beggar's Pizza

Beggar’s Pizza
Ashok Selvam

Soldier Field opted for local chain Beggar's Pizza after dumping the previous pizza vendor, Palermo's. Beware: The pizza is fine for kids, but suffers from inconsistency. Make sure to pick your slice carefully.

Beggar’s Pizza
Ashok Selvam

Beer Cycle

The Beer Cycle
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

A bike with Miller products will be around the concourse as a new gimmick in a few stadiums this year, designed to reduce the length of beer lines. No, it’s not self-serve.

The Beer Cycle
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Kronos Gyros

Kronos gyros
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A Chicago favorite serving gyros with all the fixings.

Kronos gyros
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Cafe L’Appetito

Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

This Italian deli has multiple sandwich options, including a veggie selection with roasted eggplant and red peppers.

Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Old Fashioned Donuts

Mmm, doughnuts.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Doughnuts, hot chocolate, and coffee will give fans a rush even if the Bears don’t.

Mmm, doughnuts.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Souvenir Corner

Nachos is a football shaped boat dish.
Souvenir nachos
Chicago Bears [Official Photo]

The NFL likes to sell merchandise — who knew? — including branded Bloody Marys, nachos, and souvenir cups at these stands.

Nachos is a football shaped boat dish.
Souvenir nachos
Chicago Bears [Official Photo]

The Midway Club

Midway Club Soldier Field [Official Photo]

This club is for season-ticket holders, but regular fans can also buy a daily membership. There are four bars and multiple food stations, with pizza, tacos, and the “monster Mary.” Buy a game day pass outside the doors by the Xfinity Suite.

Midway Club Soldier Field [Official Photo]

Churros

Fried dough is often delicious, and Bears brass suggest that fans pair these churros with ice cream next door at the Mini Melts stand.

Nuts on Clark

Nuts on Clark Soldier Field Nuts on Clark [Official Photo]

This Wrigleyville favorite has gourmet nuts, dried fruit, and gluten-free options.

Nuts on Clark Soldier Field Nuts on Clark [Official Photo]

Pilsen Tacos

taco soldier field Ashok Selvam

Make it a taco Sunday with various meats and toppings. The stand also sells a walking taco, and its portability will please many a fan.

taco soldier field Ashok Selvam

Buona Beef 

Buona Beef Buona Beef [Official Photo]

Chicago's mini street food chain is the official Italian beef and sausage provider of the Bears. The carts are located at Sections 144 and 334. Italian beefs are also available at 14 concession stands.

Buona Beef Buona Beef [Official Photo]

Heartland Hops

This is where Bears fans should go if they want to spend even more on a craft beer.

Robinsons Ribs

Though it closed in Lincoln Park, Robinson's Ribs survives in the stadium. It has ribs, pulled pork, and more. Section 122.

DMK Burger Bar