Another year of Major League Baseball is upon us, which means it’s time to grab your favorite team cap, pick up a ticket, and head to the stadium for all the action. While you’re there, you’ll probably want to get a meal or a snack, but don’t go for run-of-the-mill peanuts, Cracker Jack, hot dogs, or burgers — there’s an ongoing movement in the stadium food industry that’s taking traditional ballpark eats to a whole new tier.
From unexpected toppings to clever combinations to "ethnic" offerings, typical stadium food has been reinvented, and this includes repurposing the classic-but-tired soft pretzels into buns, rolls, and other creations, as well as mashing them up with other foods. The only limitation is the chef’s imagination, and as this list shows, that certainly hasn't proven to be a limiting factor.
In honor of both the 2016 MLB season and National Pretzel Day, here are 12 different stadium eateries and 12 signature creations that will make you never want to order another plain pretzel again.