Whether you’re a full-on fan geared up for the big game, complete with jersey, face paint, and silly hat, or you’re more low-key –– just in it to see friends, family, and commercials –– one thing you’ll both have in common is drooling over all the game day platters.
There’s just something about game day food that brings us all to the table ready to take a heaping plate -- and then come back for more! A classic game-time spread is all about those finger foods. Think buffalo wings, tacos, meatballs and nachos. And let's not forget dips like queso, guacamole, hummus and artichoke dip. And you've gotta have a little something sweet, too.
Now that we’re all hungry, we have a little trick up our sleeves to help you pull off all things food and drink for your game day party or crowd-pleasing, socially distanced potluck. This year, let subscription boxes lend you a hand for your next game day, conveniently serving up everything from craft beer to spice rubs. Here are some of our tailgate and party food MVPs!
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
About the Box: Here to help you nail your BBQ chicken and Philly cheesesteaks is the Grill Masters Club. Curated by a certified BBQ pitmaster, give all of your grilled dishes an instant upgrade with 4 hand-selected, tried-and-true barbecue essentials, including flavorful rubs and spice blends, zesty hot sauces, marinades, and woodchips for smoking. Need a little extra help? Get pro tips and food ideas from an online community of grilling enthusiasts.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Price: Starts at $18.83/month
About the Box: If tailgating isn't in the cards this year and you'll be taking in the touchdowns with family at home, go big on the low-carb snacks with Jerky Subscription. This jerky-of-the-month club is dedicated to showcasing new artisan brands and hard-to-find flavors of small-batch jerky. Great for couples or a full house, choose to get anywhere from 2-8 bags delivered right to the front door.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours of ordering
Price: Starts at $45.00/month
About the Box: You've got to have a little something to wash down those jalapeño poppers, taquitos and tater tots, and Exclusively Untapp'd has got your back! A craft brew club like no other, the Gravity Untapp'd Brewing Co. delivers eight 16oz cans of handcrafted beer, kombucha, or hard seltzer. Just let them know your beverage preferences, and every month, you'll get new brews matched to your personal tastes!
Shipping: Only ships to eligible states within the U.S. within 48 hours of ordering
Price: Starts at $33.25/month
About the Box: Ideal for those with little time (or desire) to do the cooking themselves, Pig-of-the-Month BBQ delivers pre-cooked, top-quality meats direct to your doorstep. No need to mess with the slow cooker or grill, just open the cooler to find organic, all-natural meats, seasoned and cooked to perfection. All you have to do for some home-cooked comfort food is reheat and enjoy!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the next business day; future boxes ship on the 1st day of each month
Price: Starts at $11.49/month
About the Box: When a snack packed coffee table is the name of the game, along with pretzels, potato and tortilla chips, give popcorn a spot in your game day lineup this year with Kernel Crate's monthly popcorn subscription. Proving that popcorn can compete with the best of them, each box features new, one-of-a-kind flavors, ranging from sweet cinnamon roll and chai tea to savory dill pickle and BBQ bacon.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th or the 1st of the following month depending on order date
Price: Starts at $34.95/month
About the Box: Does anything go better with crispy buffalo chicken wings than a cold, hoppy brew? If that's a combo you can get behind, it's high time you venture into the wide world of craft beers with a subscription to he Hop-Heads Beer Club. Each month brings the ultimate 12-pack filled with refreshing Pale Ales, Imperials, IPLs, IPAs, and Double IPAs from some of the country's best breweries.
Shipping: Only ships to eligible states in the U.S. to arrive in the last week of the month
Price: Starts at $28.99/month
About the Box: Even when you've stuffed yourself with pepperoni pizza and cheese dip, there's always room to top it off with a little something sweet. And, if you're looking for a dessert that really brings that game day spirit, the Boozy Bite Box is where it's at! Nettie's Craft Brownies has created the perfect sweet treat: boozy, fudgy chocolate brownies hand-dipped in chocolate. And, you'll get an assortment of flavors in every 16-bite box.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 10th of every month
Price: Starts at $7.00/month
About the Box: Keep those drinks cold and hands warm with an unorthodox collection of koozies from the Cooler Can Monthly. Each month delivers 1 high-quality neoprene koozie in a variety of colors featuring limited-edition designs, guaranteeing you'll get a unique assortment and a fun surprise. This subscription is also a great gift option for your favorite game day party host.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 22nd of every month
Price: Starts at $59.99/month
About the Box: Do you see game day festivities as a great opportunity to try different food recipes and get a little innovative with what's on the menu? Get creative with Booze Dogs, a subscription box that features burgers, bratwurst, and hot dogs infused with bourbon, gin, or rum. Whether you want to specify your preferences or go for a variety box, you can guarantee that you'll get all-natural, delicious, and boozy meats.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. immediately after ordering; future boxes will ship before the 7th of the next month
Price: Starts at $16.75/month
About the Box: For those who think that no meal is complete without a condiment, there's Sauce Boss, a monthly box that's dedicated to gourmet sauces of all persuasions. Whether you want to spice up those ground beef patties with some hot sauce, explore the wide world of mustards, or dive into international delights like sriracha and aioli, you'll get either 1 or 3 full-size bottles of special sauces every quarter.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 3 days of ordering, and then every 90 days thereafter
Price: Starts at $84.99/month
About the Box: Gusto di Roma can help you master the art of family-style platters with a mix of sweet and savory Mediterranean taste sensations. Each month delivers a curated mix of non-perishable, ready-to-eat authentic Italian appetizers like olives, pickles, spreads, artisanal charcuterie, and sweets, along with serving and pairing suggestions. Simply add fresh-cut veggies, crackers, mozzarella balls, and a sprinkling of parmesan for a sensational snack board!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours of ordering if ordered by the 20th of the month, or by the 4th of the following month if ordered past the 20th
Price: Starts at $100.00/month
About the Box: Move beyond Crockpot cream cheese dips and blue cheese dressing when you enroll in Cheesy Academy, a monthly cheese subscription that will teach you the ins and outs of local and International cheeses. Dedicated to cheese tastings, pairings, and drink kits, this box invites you to pull up a chair, taste something new, and discover the intricacies of cheesemaking (and eating!) through a welcoming virtual classroom.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. every 3rd week of the month
Price: Starts at $149.00/month
About the Box: Whether you're preparing your famous Mexican chipotle carnitas or perfectly seared steaks, the Carne Collective can ensure that you have the best beef for the job. Offering boxes in 3 different sizes, each is curated by master Argentinian butchers to give you world-renowned beef in the finest cuts. All of the beef is grass-fed, certified Angus, and sent directly from Argentine farms.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from Argentina every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday