What to eat and drink at the IMS for the 2022 Indianapolis 500

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Mainstays like nets, dogs and sodas are all over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but racing fans will find new items to feed on on the track, like a new breakfast and plenty of frozen cocktails pre-packaged on site.

Breakfast and coffee corner

Founders Grounds Coffee Co., which opened at Speedway on Main Street last summer, offers its mochas ($6-$7), fruit-flavored teas ($4-$5), paninis ($6 -$9), donuts ($2-$3.50) and huge squares of just-baked coffee cake $95) at a store on the track near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

It’s ready for early risers, opening at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 a.m. on race day. (Door 2)

Pick up and go

Sandwiches ($9), salads ($8-$9), fruit, yogurt and dessert cups ($6), and snacks are available at a large take-out market that only accepts credit cards. credit or Apple or Google Pay.

The market also offers cold drinks, including tons of hard sodas ($8.50), Crown Royal canned drinks ($12), and frozen vodka cocktails ($6-$10).

Self-service payment terminals are available for those who want completely contactless experiences. (Gasoline Alley)

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Frozen yogurt and beef brisket

Other foods available include:

  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, new to the runway and serving vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and pineapple treats ($6). (Locations everywhere)
  • The Smokey Blue BBQ Truck sells pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. (Door Square 9)
  • Ardy’s skewers. (Tower 1, Tower 4, Pagoda Square)
  • Bull Grill burgers and pineapple bowls. (Lap 1, Lap 4)
  • Java House Coffee, which debuted on the track in 2021, returns to serve Island Mango Tea and Java House cold brew. (Pagoda Square)

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Eat on the next level

Clubs and suites will have access to higher food and beverage menus and new chef-prepared dishes.

At the Hulman Club, patrons can opt for lobster rolls, blackened chicken sandwiches, Robert Irvine smoked sausages, or soft-shell crab po’boys. Those at booth 38 can order pork tenderloin and crispy pork tenderloin strips served with fries.

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Concessions at the establishment, whose food operations are managed by Chicago-based Levy, are cashless. There are cash card ATMs in places around the track.

Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at [email protected] or 317-444-6264. Follow her on Twitter: @cherylvjackson.

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