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Can we interest you in a three-foot-long Cambodian sub?
Can we interest you in a three-foot-long Cambodian sub? Photo: Courtesy of Num Pang

Super Bowl party spreads don’t have to consist of sports-bar-quality snack food, bad delivery pizza, or overly fancy dishes that you spend the whole weekend cooking. Here’s why: Restaurants like Il Buco Alimentari, Martha, and Talde are offering excellent Super Bowl takeout specials full of delicious things like porchetta by the pound, ginger-glazed Berkshire pork ribs, and Korean-fried-chicken wings. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch, and organized the list by ordering deadlines. Move quickly if you don’t want to get stuck eating C+ chips and dip.

BKLYN Larder
The Spread: There are four different platters available: a cheese-and-meats platter with artisan salami and olives, a spread platter with tahini hummus and house-made crostini, a sandwich platter, and a macaroni-and-cheese platter. Or you can just get a quart of chili — with grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and heirloom beans, of course.
Cost: $50 to $169 for a platter
Ordering Deadline: January 29 at 9 p.m.

Momfuku Má Pêche
The Spread: You’ll get Dr. Pepper–glazed lamb ribs, spicy chicken wings, jerk chicken wings, pork buns, broccoli salad, and pickles — enough to feed eight to ten. (Note: Noodle Bar and Ssäm Bar are also offering large-format meals.)
Cost: $250
Ordering Deadline: E-mail by January 29.

The Spread: It comes with all the BBQ classics: a tray of brisket, pulled pork, coleslaw, potato salad, pickles, and bread.
Ordering Deadline: Call 718-701-8909 by January 29; available for pickup or delivery.

Ditch Plains
The Spread: Go for the Game Day menu, which comes with a choice of platter (cheese, charcuterie, or shrimp), six-foot heroes, a choice between pigs-in-a-pretzel and chicken fingers, and 24 beers.
Cost: $45 per person — minimum of 15 people
Ordering Deadline: End of the day on January 30

The Dutch
The Spread: Sixteen pieces of fried chicken, a full rack of BBQ ribs, coleslaw, collard greens, corn bread, honey-butter biscuits, and the Dutch’s house-made hot sauce can feed six to eight people (and then some).
Cost: $150
Ordering Deadline: January 30

Il Buco Alimentari
The Spread: There are a few different swanky Italian options: an $85 panini platter with pickled vegetables; house-made pasta by the pound ($7/lb); whole-roasted chicken ($10/lb); porchetta ($28/lb); and an $80 salami platter with six kinds of house-cured and domestic meats.
Cost: Varies
Ordering Deadline: E-mail by January 30.

The Spread: Choose between Kung-Pao or Korean-fried chicken wings.
Cost: Full tray for $85; half tray for $45
Ordering Deadline: January 30

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
The Spread: “The Tailgater” package gets you 24 wings, plus fries and coleslaw. And “the Bird” includes eight pieces of chicken: two wings, two thighs, and two drumsticks.
Cost: $45 for “the Tailgater”; $29 for “the Bird”
Ordering Deadline: All large orders must be placed 24 hours in advance, but you can pick up sandwiches and other bites the day of the game.

Hill Country Barbecue
The Spread: You can pick and choose from a menu of à la carte options like chopped-brisket sandwiches, chile-rubbed wings, and chile-smothered mac and cheese.
Cost: Varies
Ordering Deadline: January 31 at noon.

Num Pang
The Spread: The “Super Pang” three-foot sub is available with options like five-spice pork belly, roasted cauliflower, and hoisin-veal meatballs, and comes with a side of Cambodian-style slaw.
Cost: $125
Ordering Deadline: E-mail by January 31; orders are available for pickup at Num Pang’s NoMad location.

Pork Slope
The Spread: This package is comprised of one pork shoulder, 25 wings (Buffalo or BBQ), a half tray of coleslaw, a half tray of potato salad, mixed pickles, sauces, and buns.
Cost: $195
Ordering Deadline: E-mail by January 31.

Shalom Japan
The Spread: This Japanese-cum-Jewish restaurant offers three panko caraway lamb ribs, ten spicy okonomi-chicken wings, celery, carrots, and a horseradish dipping sauce.
Cost: $25 per person
Ordering Deadline: E-mail by January 31.

The Spread: The special Super Bowl box includes 40 Buffalo chicken taquitos, ranch dressing, homemade buffalo sauce, carrots, and celery. But you can also buy mixed boxes of all of the usual taquito varieties.
Cost: $75 — plus a $5 delivery fee
Ordering Deadline: E-mail 24 hours in advance.

Sweet Chick
The Spread: You can order Southern-style mac and cheese (with a Ritz Cracker crust), buttermilk biscuits, and chicken wings à la carte.
Cost: Varies
Ordering Deadline: Call 347-725-4793 by February 1.

The Spread: The Fort Greene restaurant’s package, which can feed eight to ten, comes with General Tso–glazed fried chicken, ginger-glazed Berkshire pork ribs, fried Brussels sprouts with nuoc cham, steamed Chinese broccoli, sweet brioche buns, and honey-miso custard pie.
Cost: $130
Ordering Deadline: February 1 at 6 p.m.; pickup between 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Meatball Shop
The Spread: The “Bucket O’ Balls” includes 25 meatballs paired with whatever sauce you’d like, including a special option of Buffalo chicken meatballs with blue-cheese dressing.
Cost: $45
Ordering Deadline: No deadline.

Miss Lily’s
The Spread: You can customize your own package by ordering individual portions of jerk chicken wings, pork ribs, and fried plantains.
Cost: Varies
Ordering Deadline: No deadline.

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