Must-Have Munchies For Super Bowl LV!
While Super Bowl get-togethers will likely look much different than in years past, no game-time celebration is complete without going all-in on food and drinks!
In fact, since you have so much time at home these days, you have plenty of time to plan the perfect spread. It’s time to take your game-time snacks to the next level, San Diego!
Here are some must-have munchies from some local favorites!
Smokey & The Brisket
This newcomer to the food scene will help you get your fill of hearty Super Bowl eats when you pre-order a Party Platter. Options include the Big Game Chicken Special priced at $15 and featuring a Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw and Cream of Corn, the Hail Mary Porker Party Meal priced at $175 and complete with five Slow-Smoked Full Rack Pork Spare Ribs, Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes, Cowboy Caviar and BBQ Beans, and finally, the Super Brisket Party Meal priced at $200 and packed with a Whole Smoked Prime Brisket, Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes, Cowboy Caviar and BBQ beans.
Meals must be pre-ordered by Friday, February 5th at 3PM, and pickup is on Sunday, February 7th between 11AM and noon. Quantities are limited. Don’t be left in the dust, and reserve yours today by ordering online here!
PB’s Duck Dive offers a variety of tasty Dive Wings, double-fried in duck fat, and served with mole ranch dipping sauce. Choose between house-made buffalo, fennel and brown sugar rub, charred adobo sauce, lemon pepper rub, and battered and southern fried – you truly can’t go wrong with any flavor on the menu. Duck Dive is open for takeout and delivery, via Doordash, from 9AM – 10PM on Sundays.
Mavericks Beach Club
Another great spot for Wings is Mavericks Beach Club, along Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. You can select between one, two or three pounds of tasty wings that come with eight options for sauce! Buffalo, five-spice, lemon pepper, bbq, garlic parm, atomic (HOT!), old bay, and no sauce – you truly can’t go wrong with any flavor. Get them to go, or there will also be plenty of available patio space for catching the big game at Mavericks, with a ‘Party Pack Bottle Service’ reservation option.
OB Noodle House
The local Asian-fusion eatery is open for takeout and delivery through Grubhub, offering menu options like Garlic Wings, Chicken Lettuce Wrap or Summer Shrimp, the perfect answer to your half-time munchies. The full menu can be found HERE.
OB Noodle House Bar 1502
Featuring a more expansive drink menu, the sister Asian-fusion eatery can help take your home tailgate to the next level with its TO GO bar offerings! Bar 1502’s menu can be found HERE.
East Village’s Corner Chicken will celebrate the biggest sports day of the year with their Party Packs, available on Sunday, February 7th. Party Packs, which are $55, consist of 4 Sliders, 4 Tenders, crinkle-cut fries, Mac ‘N Cheese, kale slaw, and comeback sauce – enough to serve approximately 4. The deal also includes two 32-oz. Growlers of select beer. Order online, walk-in or call for pickup! Party Packs will also be available for delivery via third-party apps.
Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants
Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants – Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad, Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, and Casa de Pico in La Mesa – are helping fans score during the Big Game on February 7 with a variety of “Fiesta Express Meal” options and margaritas available for takeout and curbside pick-up.
Their ‘Margarita Party Toast’ special serves up 4-5 house-made, 32-ounce fresh lemon-lime margaritas for $29.95!
All restaurants are open daily from 11AM to 9PM for outdoor dining and takeout.
El Cruce + 241
Stock up on all of your Baja beer favorites with an exclusive Super Bowl Special from El Cruce + 241. The Chula Vista tap-room, kitchen, and wine bar will offer crowler specials including Buy One, Get One Half Off and Buy Two, Get One for $1 all Sunday long! Enjoy 32 oz. crowlers filled with signature pours from craft breweries including Cervecería Transpeninsular, Insurgente, and Wendlandt. Make sure to pair your crowlers with tasty to-go packs such as the Birria Tacos Family Pack, which includes 10 family-style Birria tacos and all of the fixings! El Cruce is open daily for outdoor dining and pick-up from 11:30AM – 8PM.
Grater Grilled Cheese
Celebrate game day with a grilled cheese in hand! With locations in Mission Valley and Otay Ranch, Grater Grilled Cheese will offer signature Grilled Cheese Platters available for pick-up. Guests can choose from two options, including the Basic 5 Grilled Cheese Platter ($55) which features six Basic-5 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and six servings of Tomato Basil Bisque, or the Chef’s Creation Platter ($65) which includes your choice of six Chef’s Creations like the Avocado Grilled Cheese, Philly Grilled Cheese, and Lobster Grilled Cheese, alongside six servings of Tomato Basil Bisque.
Mongolian Hot Pot and Shabu Works
Spice up your Super Bowl Sunday with Hot Pot Home Kits from Clairemont Mesa’s Mongolian Hot Pot and Mira Mesa’s Shabu Works. The sister restaurants will offer their signature Hot Pot Home Kits, available to order online and for in-person pick-up. Kits range from $45-$120 with serving size options for two, four, or six individuals and feature a variety of fresh veggies, premium proteins, signature soup broths, and handmade noodles!
Want to stay on the lighter side? Go with Grater Greens
On the lighter side, head to Grater Greens for a nutritious and delicious game day spread. The Mission Valley eatery will offer Family Style Creations priced at $27. The family pack serves four and includes your choice of menu favorites such as the Kale Caesar, the Mediterranean, or the Southwestern, which includes a romaine base, charred corn, roasted cherry tomatoes, stewed black beans, aged cheddar, shaved red onion, tortilla strips, and cilantro avocado dressing. Grater Greens is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.
Would you rather cook something yourself?
Gelson’s has your back! Use their recipes below to cook up Super Bowl-worthy munchies that are sure to impress the game-watching crew!
Queso Fundido (Pictured above…yum!)
Cheese pull for days! It’s a skillet of spicy chorizo, crunchy Anaheim peppers, and tangy onion topped with cheddar and mozzarella — and baked in the oven ’til it’s bubbly, melty, and gooey scrumptious.
Eggplant Parm Sliders
Now, here’s a sandwich that checks all the game-day boxes. It’s eggplant coated in panko, aromatics, and Parmesan, fried golden brown, and layered on a slider bun with a generous amount of marinara sauce — and all the mozzarella you could want.
Barbecue Jackfruit Pizza & Jalapeño Ranch (Vegan)
Tangy barbecue sauce, melty vegan cheese, shredded jackfruit, chunks of sweet pineapple, and a zippy vegan jalapeño ranch sauce — this pizza is crisp and chewy, tangy-sweet, a little spicy, and so melt-in-your-mouth creamy. In other words, it’s deeply satisfying.
Healthier Game Day Chili and Skillet Corn Bread
A healthier yet satisfying game day tradition that swaps out carne for ground turkey breast and crumbled tofu, ditches the cheese and adds in handfuls of anti-inflammatory veggies.
No time to cook? No problem.
Gelson’s has a variety of gourmet prepared food to ensure you never miss a down. Fried chicken fans, don’t miss their infamous chicken tenders that have recently made a comeback to a Gelson’s store near year. Just add your favorite dipping sauce and serve!