Grub Guides

Here’s Everything Awesome to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday

Blue Ribbon's fried chicken is always a good choice.
Blue Ribbon’s fried chicken is always a good choice. Photo: Alexandra Fleischman

No matter how you feel about deflated footballs, this year’s Super Bowl Sunday will, no doubt, once again prove to be one of the most wonderful eating days of the year, especially now that some of New York’s best restaurants are in on the game. There are plenty of stellar takeout options, or, if you’re planning on going out to watch the game, many restaurants and bars will have it on while offering specials. Here’s a comprehensive list of where to go and what to eat:

Where: Dinosaur BBQ
What: Two supersize packages are available for pickup on game day: The Pigskin, which gets you four dozen jumbo chicken wings, three racks of barbecue ribs, and serves 10; and the Gridiron Package, which doubles that for a party of 20.
Cost: $130.95 to $259.95 for platters
How to Order: Call your closest location. No deadline.

Where: Eli’s Manhattan
What: Take your pick of high-quality grass-fed burgers, wings, and ribs.
Cost: $50 delivery minimum
How to Order: Call 212-987-0885, ext. 4. No deadline.

Where: 2nd Ave Deli
What: This New York institution is taking all of your game-day favorites and putting a kosher spin on them.
Cost: $325
How to Order: Choose from their menu and call 212-689-9000 to order. No deadline.

Where: Blue Smoke
What: You can choose from a menu of Super Bowl staples like baby-back ribs, macaroni and cheese, steak fries, and chipotle chicken wings.
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Call your closest location. No deadline.

Where: Num Pang
What: There are five “Super Pangs” sandwiches available, like five-spiced pork belly, peppercorn catfish, and roasted cauliflower. And don’t forget the spicy coleslaw. They all feed 10 to 12 people.
Cost: $125 for Super Pang and $10 for sides.
How to Order: Email by January 30.

Where: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
What: Buy anywhere from eight pieces of chicken to 100 — there are an assortment of game-day specials.
Cost: $29 to $499
How to Order: Call 212-228-0404. No deadline.

Where: Momofuku Noodle Bar
What: Why not get Korean-style fried chicken wings, ginger-scallion noodles, kimchi pickles, and mulled apple cider for a zesty party spread? It feeds eight to ten guests. (Momofuku Ssam and Ma Peche are also offering similar large-format packages.)
Cost: $250
How to Order: Email with your name, phone number, and pickup time. No ordering deadline.

Where: L’Apicio
What: Four-layer dip, Frito pie, honey-Sriracha chicken wings, baked ziti, and more can be delivered straight to your door.
Cost: $45 per person
How to Order: Call 212-533-7400. No deadline.

Where: Bar Primi
What: Purchase an array of Italian fare — like roast beef heros, rigatoni pomodoro, and rice balls.
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Email No deadline.

Where: Nourish Kitchen Table
What: Hot pimento cheese dip and a DIY brisket slider bar both sound pretty fantastic, right?
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Email by January 29.

Where: Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue
What: If you’re throwing a smaller party, opt for Fletcher’s, which is offering individualized packages of three meats of your choosing and two sides.
Cost: $28 per person; delivery is an additional $25
How to Order: Call 347-763-2680. No deadline.

Where: Talde
What: Why settle for regular old guacamole when Talde is including yuzu guacamole with crispy rice chips — among other mind-blowing dishes, like mushroom bread buns and pretzel pork and chive dumplings — in its game-day package?
Cost: $150 for 4 to 8 people; $300 for 12 to 16
How to Order: Call 347-916-0031 by January 29.

Where: Taquitoria
What: Enjoy a box of 40 taquitos or “buffalitos,” as well as burgers, fries, and much more.
Cost: $80 for a box of 40 taquitos
How to Order: Email at least 24 hours in advance.

Where: Pies ‘n’ Thighs
What: Take your spread in a Southern direction with chicken biscuits and jalapeño poppers — but from the Brooklyn location only.
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Email by January 28.

Where: Macbar
What: You can choose from a selection of 12 different macaroni and cheeses for your party, like classic with American, cheddar, and Swiss, and Mayan chipotle with chicken diablo and Chihuahua. They all feed 20.
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Call 212-226-0211. Order 24 hours in advance.

Where: Uncle Boon’s
What: Get fired up with spicy Thai fare, like green mango salad, pork dumplings, and a tamarind-margarita mix.
Cost $150 for six people; $25 for each additional person
How to Order: Call 646-370-6650 by January 30.

Where: Il Buco Alimentari
What: Treat yourself to Italian delicacies like housemade salumi, Tuscan-style chicken liver mousse, and a variety of earthy and rustic salads and sandwiches. Plus: Order only as much as you can eat.
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Call 212-837-2622 by January 30.

Where: Birds and Bubbles
What: Here’s a Southern-style feast including deviled eggs, pimento cheese, and chicken tenders with spicy sorghum mustard, and banana pudding.
Cost: Snack Pack costs $105, feeds 6 to 8; Super Bowl Winner costs $200, feeds 8 to 12
How to Order: Call 646-368-9240. No deadline.

Where: Parm
What: Choose from an array of trays, like meatball Parmesan, sausage and peppers, and a whole baked ziti.
Cost: Prices vary
How to Order: Take a look at the menu and email No deadline.

Or If You Want to Go Out to Watch the Game:
Where: The Upsider
What: This quirky bar hides its game-day TV in the back bar mirror, which is both kind of spooky and kind of awesome.

Where: Hudson Common
What: The Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood restaurant will throw an all-day party for serious tailgaters.

Where: Gotham West Market
What: There will be a marketwide party that includes deals at Ivan Ramen, El Colmado, the Cannibal, and more, so you can enjoy the game in close proximity to some of the city’s greatest foods.

Where: The Gander
What: The restaurant hosts its first-ever Gander Bowl party, and $55 promises all you can eat and drink.

Where: Rosemary’s
What: For $40 a person, you can enjoy a full roasted hog, kale and celery salad, and rosemary’s “pig box” potatoes at this cozy West Village joint on game day.

Where: Warren 77
What: Come here for the free shot and a beer each time a guest’s team scores.

Where: Miss Lily’s
What: You can enjoy jerk chicken wings, traditional Jamaican patties, and pork ribs at the bar, or get the food to go. (Ordering deadline is January 30, and the minimum is $90.)

Where: The Meatball Shop
What: The Chelsea location is screening the game and offering a $45 Bucket ‘o Balls that includes 25 balls of any meat, paired with any sauce. (It’s also available for pickup at any of the other locations.)

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