April 16th, 2018

New Food Options at Citi Field: Lil Sweet Chick (Chicken & Waffles)

At the beginning of the year, in the “What’s New At Citi Field for 2018” event, the Mets unveiled some new food options for Citi Field.

As someone who likes ballpark food, I was looking forward to trying some of the new options from each of the vendors that premiered this April.

Getting There:

First up was Lil Sweet Chick. To get to Lil Sweet Chick, unfortunately, you can’t be sitting in the cheap seats. At the bare minimum, you need access to the Promenade Club. If you don’t have that, then you’ll be left in the dark, or trust someone with access with your money.

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The Choices: 

Lil’ Sweet Chick  has three options for food, the Traditional Chicken Sandwich, the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and the “signature” Chicken & Waffles.

I decided to purchase the Chicken & Waffles, which set me back $13. It came with only two breaded pieces of chicken, two waffles, a heap of butter, and real maple syrup.

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The Review: 

At first glance, I knew that the butter was unnecessary and poorly placed. Even when I took it off, a whole bunch of it had melted over the first waffle. The chicken, while tasty and better then the regular chicken fingers at other ballpark stands, was rather small, and considering there was only two, I was left wanting more.

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The Waffles were fine, but nothing better than what I get from a Hilton Garden Inn, which isn’t saying much. The Maple Syrup was a noticeable improvement over generic “breakfast syrup” which I was dreading.

The Verdict:

I ate the whole dish, but would I go back for more? No. I’ll steer clear of this dish.

The main issue with this dish is that it isn’t ballpark food. While it looks nice and is tasty, it’s small and incredibly hard to eat, not to mention the lines and location are incredibly inconvenient.

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4 out of 10