Super Bowl 2015: Best Catered & Take Out Food In NYC

Super bowl snacks stacked up into the shape of a football stadium, using pretzels, dips, pretzels and more

The Super Bowl is less than a week away — Sunday, February 1, 2015 — and even though our local teams were pretty terrible this season, at least we can all eat and be merry, right? If the beer-wings-bar scene is not your thing, we've amassed a list of alternatives!

Although New York City will not have the excitement of hosting the Super Bowl as it did last year maybe we get a better game.  If you have an apartment large enough to host your group of friends you're probably not looking to cook for a crowd. If you're looking to skip the craziness of NYC sports bars but are in search of a seat, a view, pitchers (or bottles) and a steady flow of food, we got you covered!

A stack of crispy BBQ ribs ordered for the Super Bowl in NYC

BBQ Food for Super Bowl 2015

Barbecue is a good idea any day as far as I'm concerned, but it also makes for an excellent game-day feast. Personal favorite Mighty Quinn's in the East Village has an awesome catering menu, as does the equally-great Hill Country in the Flatiron. Dinosaur Barbecue in Harlem will be serving up special Super Bowl ribs-and-wings platters, with all of their famous sides available in half-gallon buckets. Also superb barbeque food options are:

Parm's three-foot version of their House Roasted Turkey hero for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sandwich Spread

If a sandwich-based spread is more your thing for the Super Bowl, you should start your search at Parm in Nolita, which will be constructing a special three-foot version of their incomparable House Roasted Turkey hero as well as trays of Chicken and Meatball Parm, and Mario Carbone's Superbowl Lasagna. Speaking of meatballs, you can't go wrong with the crowd-pleasing catering menu from The Meatball Shop (personal note: don't shy away from their stealth-hit Chicken Balls with Mushroom Gravy). You may also want to check out Carmine's, whose signature big flavors and massive servings are perfectly suited for America's biggest party. For a classic NYC sandwich-and-sides experience, the 2nd Avenue Deli has a Super Bowl package as well. 

Boneless chicken wings, bitten in half and dunking in a side of blue cheese

Watch Football and Enjoy Asian Cusine

Finally, for a feast of Asian-inflected snacks that go way beyond your Chinese-spot usual, check out David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar's "Super Bowl To Go" menu, featuring Korean style fried chicken wings, chilled spicy noodles, and roasted rice cakes. And if you've been invited to a party and put in charge of "bringing wings", my advice is to hit up Mudville 9 on Chambers Street for a hundred- or two-hundred pack of their slightly messy, slightly spicy beauties (comes with buckets of seasoned fries!), and you'll be a true Super Bowl hero.

So tell us: Where will you be watching the Super Bowl 2015 game? What's on your Super Bowl party menu?

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