Breakfast, brisket and booze await hungry fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Indy 500

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Mainstays such as tenderloins, dogs and sodas are all over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but race fans will find some new items on which to nosh at the track with the like of a new breakfast spot and lots of prepackaged frozen cocktails at the facility.

Breakfast and coffee spot

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

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

Orange Leaf frozen yogurt is a new food item at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Indy 500 this year.
Orange Leaf frozen yogurt is a new food item at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Indy 500 this year.

Grab and go

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

The market also has cold beverages, including loads of hard seltzers ($8.50), Crown Royal canned drinks ($12) and frozen vodka cocktails ($6-$10).

Self-checkout stations are available for those wanting completely contactless experiences. (Gasoline Alley)

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Frozen yogurt and brisket

Other foods available include:

  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, new to the track and serving vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and pineapple treats ($6). (Locations throughout)

  • The Smokey Blue barbecue truck is selling pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. (Gate 9 Plaza)

  • Ardy’s kabobs. (Turn 1, Turn 4, Pagoda Plaza)

  • The Bull Grill burgers and pineapple bowls. (Turn 1, Turn 4)

  • Java House Coffee, which made its debut at the track in 2021, returns to serve Island Mango Tea and Java House cold brew. (Pagoda Plaza)

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Upper-level eats

Clubs and suites will have access to more elevated food and beverage menus, and new chef-crafted dishes.

At the Hulman Club, guests can opt for lobster rolls, blackened chicken sandwiches, Robert Irvine’s smoked sausage or soft-shelled crab po'boys. Those at Stand 38 can order pork tenders, and strips of crispy pork tenderloin served with fries.

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Concessions at the facility, which has its food operations managed by Chicago-based Levy, are cashless. There are cash card vending machines in spots around the track.

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

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: What to eat and drink at IMS for the 2022 Indianapolis 500