If you’re only into the Super Bowl for the meaty, cheesy, hot sauce-doused grub, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some of New York City’s best, most indulgent party packages, to keep you sated while you watch the clever commercials and over-the-top halftime show (um, we mean the game) — from a build-it-yourself pastrami sandwich platter from Katz’s to Sichuan pork balls and deep-fried ribs from Fuku+…
Katz’s: Save yourself standing on an endless line in the Lower East Side, and have Katz’s superlative pastrami delivered straight to your doorstep, as part of an assorted platter ($125-175), piled into Sandwiches ($135-203) or stacked into Subs ($175-400), alongside noshes like mini Stuffed Cabbage, cocktail Knishes and Franks. Lest we forget the classic Jewish sweets, including babka and rugelach, as well as traditional New York Cheesecake for dessert!
205 E Houston St., (212) 254-2246
Fuku+: Since you’re so not getting into Nishi, having your party catered by David Chang’s previous sensation, Fuku +, is the next best thing. Priced at $25 per person,
“The Fuku XL” comes with a spicy fried chicken sandwich, a salad, daikon slaw, french fries, biscuits, and Milk Bar confetti cookies, or you can go for broke with the $400 “Fuku XXL,” sized to feed between 4-8 people, featuring chicken sandwiches, shrimp, salad, slaw, fries, biscuits, cookies, slow-roasted pork butt, fried short ribs, and Sichuan pork bread balls.
Chambers Hotel, (212) 757-5878
Rotisserie Georgette: Believe it or not, this unfailingly elegant Upper East Side rotisserie knows how to get down & dirty — witness their game day to-go special of Paprikash Wings, Vietnamese Ribs, Buffalo Spiced Chicken, Roasted Potatoes with aioli dipping sauce for $275 (strongly consider an additional order of Lamb Sliders, Bourbon Blondies, and Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies).
14 E 60th St., (212) 390-8060
Parm: Carbone and Torrisi’s original, casual sandwich spot is offering an array of take-out options at all of their locations; including a “Field Goal Package,” feeding 6-10 (featuring buffalo wings, Caesar salad and turkey, roast beef, chicken caprese and Italian combo subs), as well as a “Touchdown Package” for 16-20, which also includes a Sunday Salad and Antipasti Platter. For an extra $58, you can even order an entire Classic or S’mores Ice Cream Cake, decorated in your favorite team’s colors.
248 Mulberry St., (212) 993-7189
Empellon Al Pastor: If you’re going to eat Guac, Chips, Chicken Wings and Nachos, best to let Empellon’s talented chef, Alex Stupak, prepare them all for you — with a Mexican bent nonetheless — along with Drunken Black Beans and Al Pastor, Chicken or Short Rib Tacos, as part of a $250 Super Bowl package.
132 St Marks Pl., (646) 833-7039
Distilled: This self-proclaimed American public house is paying homage to America’s favorite pastime with a wide range of Super Bowl offerings, from a “Hand-Off Package” for two (six gochujang-glazed wings, four ribs and spice blend-dusted popcorn) to the “Fake & Bake;” 20 wings, 10 pulled pork sliders, three-bean vegetarian chili and popcorn for ten, for only $135.
211 W Broadway, (212) 601-9514