Check out the amazing food at HRDX

June 22nd, 2022

We told you that a day out at FTX MLB Home Run Derby X was going to be a full day festival. Sure, there'll be dingers. Sure, there'll be music with AJ Tracey headlining the event at London's Crystal Palace Park on July 9. And yeah, there is going to be some amazing grub for you to chow down. After all, what good is a day out at the park without a little gut-stuffing, too?

The options on display aren't just your normal fare. Oh no -- this event is going to offer up the best of American baseball grub as interpreted by some of the coolest and most delicious spots in England.

Here's what will be on tap:


Known for their wood-fired pizza done in the Neopolitan-style, The Dough Lads are bringing four varieties of pies to HRDX with inspiration from the clubs taking part. Naturally, their Chicago pie is going heavy on the sausage and pepperoni.

  • The Home Run Special - Bbq base pizza, spicy chicken, onion and olives.
  • Chi-Town Pizza - Garlic base, spicy sausage, pepperoni and jalapeno peppers.
  • Pinstripe Pizza - Tomato base, meat balls, red onions and bell peppers
  • L.A. Delight - BBQ base, roasted pineapple, jalapenos and roasted pancetta
  • BoSox Hot Chicken - Tomato base, roasted chicken, red onions, jalapenos topped with BBQ sauce


Worried about missing breakfast? Have no fear. Roll up to the event and this stand will make sure you get your eggs and bacon to start your day (or evening) off right. They'll also be serving up a truly incredible burger topped with, well, everything. Here's their menu:

Breakfast Menu served all day (Served in baguette or roll):

  • Bacon
  • Bacon & Egg
  • Sausage & egg
  • Sausage, bacon & egg
  • Veggie sausage
  • Grand Slam served on plate (bacon, egg, sausage, chips & beans)
  • Grand Slam Veggie Breakfast - (veggie sausage, egg, beans, chips)
  • SPECIAL: Big Boston Burger – Beef Burger, with applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, pulled pork, slaw and zesty bbq sauce


Maybe you're in the mood for some fried chicken. Hey, who isn't? This stand will have everything your heart could desire. The New York sandwich just may be the type of thing that could change New York City forever.

  • Chicago Chicken Parm: fried chicken in bun, pizza/romesco sauce and mozzarella over the top
  • NY Chicken Deli: Fried chicken in a bagel with bacon, cheese, and a mustard pickle sauce
  • The Boston Chicken Bunx: Fried Chicken in a bun with cheese and Cheetos/popcorn sprinkle
  • The LA Chicken Taco: Fried Chicken in a soft wrap with jalapeno slaw, cheese and guacamole
  • On special Order (Veggie version )
  • Fries
  • Chicken Tender and fries
  • Nuggets and Fries

And then we have the Gourmet Warriors. If you want to eat like a king while hanging out in the park, well, this is the spot for you. Get ready for some fine dining from this stand:

  • The Wrigley Short Rib - Slow cooked beef short rib and chuck steak in a smoky birria chili sauce served in a fried corn tortilla with melted cheese, red onion, coriander, a squeeze of fresh lime. Accompanied by a pot of consume for dunking
  • Bronx Bloody Mary Chicken - Bloody Mary fried chicken on a corn tortilla with blue cheese slaw, candied bacon, cherry tomatoes, spring onion and bloody Mary sauce.
  • Los Aubergine(VE) - Salted aubergine (eggplant) fried in a light tempura batter with pan fried garlic & chili sweet corn, mixed slaw, sweet jalapeno and red pepper jam and crispy fried onions
  • Boston Spiced Tuna : Cajun spiced yellowfin tuna steak topped with black sesame seeds on bed of red cabbage lashed with black pepper sriracha and mango mayonnaise served on a blue corn tortilla

That's not all, though. There will also be a completely custom hot dog made just for this event that represents all four cities from the hilarious food connoisseur and chef Fat Sam Eats. Even better, he'll be opening up a poll in his Instagram stories where you can help him pick those toppings. Just make sure to give him a follow and check his stories on Friday, June 23 to get your say. Then, come out to HRDX to give it a try for yourself!