With Cam Newton and the dabbing Panthers going up against a stifling Broncos defense in what could be Peyton Manning’s last game, Super Bowl 50 is set to be one for the ages. If you don’t want to miss any of the action–or you’re just in the game for the awesome eats–consider outsourcing this Sunday’s cooking to Maketto, Taylor Gourmet, Shake Shack, and more. Pro tip: skip the mozzarella sticks.
1540 North Capitol St., NW
Dig into the “Super Bowl Picnic Basket” ($80), from this Bloomington spot, complete with 15 wings or a whole chicken, a pound of sliced or chopped barbecue, two pounds of ribs, and five sides. Pre-order the package by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2106 Vermont Ave., NW
While Duffy’s is historically a Green Bay Packers bar (who lost to both Super Bowl contenders this season), it’s still offering some of the best wings in town. Grab 50 for $45 or 100 for $80, and choose from seven flavors, including the local Chesapeake dry-rub. Call to place your pick-up order or email email@example.com before midnight Saturday.
2201 14th St., NW
Just like he’s done throughout the NFL playoffs, Mike Isabella serves three-foot subs and sandwich platters to-go for Sunday’s big game. Order à la carte from his football menu, which also includes Mediterranean spreads, gyros, and Greek-spiced wings. Submit an order form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday evening and pick your food up between 11 am and 4 pm on Sunday.
410 7th St., NW
Order from the Game Watching Menu at this Texas-style barbecue spot, and pick up food for your whole group, no matter how big. The lineup includes a barbecue platter with brisket, chicken, ribs, and sausage ($99), or chili wings with house-made ranch dressing (25 for $30, 100 for $110).
4000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
Mike Isabella’s trio of Ballston restaurants are conveniently located all in one block, and offer an array of eats, including Mexican tacos from Pepita, Yona’s dry-fried wings, or spit-roasted lamb platters at Kapnos. Order online here by 5PM Wednesday.
1351 H St., NE
Ramen and Taiwanese fried chicken may not be traditional football fare, but we’re not complaining. Chef Erik Bruner-Yang dishes up a Southeast Asian takeout menu with bao buns ($3 each), a whole deep-fried bird ($30) and a “ramen party” for four. Orders are taken via Honeycomb in Union Market.
1090 I St., NW
Fill out an order form online and pick up two whole fried chickens, kimchi coleslaw, and a bowl of vegetables for carry-out ($200). This “Super Bowl To Go” package serves up to eight people, and can be picked up Sunday between 3PM and 5PM.
1309 5th St., NE; 709 D St., NW; 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax
Order off the game day menu and pick up from any of Red Apron’s three locations. Specials include a charcuterie board ($40), chili nachos ($18), and an extra large Italian sub that feeds up to eight people ($42).
Multiple Area Locations
The famed burger joint is selling a “Big Game Shack Pack” for Sunday’s game that includes ten burgers and two pints of ice cream ($50). Call any of Shake Shack’s Washington locations and pick up the order before kick-off.
1602 Village Market Blvd., SE, Leesburg
Smokehouse has three carry-out specials for Super Bowl Sunday: twelve jumbo wings ($27), a ten-person pulled pork tailgate ($120), and a pork and brisket combo with wings, chips and salsa, potato salad, and mac and cheese ($150). Call the restaurant at 571-447-5483 or email email@example.com to place your order.
Multiple Area Locations
Feast for Super Bowl Sunday with Taylor’s monster “3rd and Long” hoagie, which comfortably feeds 14 and comes with up to five different meats ($99). Order it online by Friday.