Super Bowl Snacks for New York Giants Fans

by Maris Callahan on February 3, 2012

Everyone knows that the best part of the Super Bowl is the snacks. Well, maybe not for actual football fans as opposed to people like me who become dedicated when their team succeeds the playoffs, but that’s neither here nor there. Regardless of the fact that I didn’t truly understand the rules of football until a recent Netflix obsession with ‘Friday Night Lights’ interrupted my social life for three straight weekends, I’m looking forward to rooting for New York on Sunday….and the fact that it’s a free pass to eat and drink on a Sunday has nothing to do with it.

Like the festive New York Giants cake, pictured above, that my friend’s coworker brought him this morning, there is no shortage of food and beverage ideas that are full of team spirit. New York is one of the best food cities in the world and whether you’re watching from a 10001 zip code, a sports bar across the country or like me, a local party surrounded with New England Patriots fans, look to the Big Apple for culinary inspiration. 

Hot Dogs: Martha Stewart herself has admitted to being a fan of the Grey’s Papaya hot dog. If you don’t want to fill up fast, channel the New York-style hot dog with sausage and chutney puffs from Leite’s Culinaria.

Also Try:
Hot Sausage Dip from Cookin’ Cowgirl
Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls from Hidden Ponies
Amber Ale Hot Dog Buns from Evil Shenanigans

Soft Pretzels: If you love a good soft pretzel from a New York City street vendor (and even if you don’t want to publicly admit it, I know you’re out there), try soft pretzel bites with cheddar-mustard dipping sauce from Delicious Dishings.

Also Try:
Homemade Soft Pretzels
Soft Pretzel Bites from What’s Gaby Cooking
Rosemary & Sea Salt Soft Pretzels from Dishing Up Delights
Soft Pretzel Tots from A Cozy Kitchen

New York-Style Pizza: Even though I live in Chicago I admit to a preference for thin-crust or “New York Style” pizza over any deep dish pie. Thin crust, spicy sauce, gobs of cheese and plenty of veggies  is the way to my pizza-loving heart. This weekend, I’m eyeing thin crust pizza with tomatoes, mushrooms and broccoli from Bev Cooks.

Also Try:
Spinach + Ricotta Pizza
Chipotle Black Bean Pizza
Thin Crust Mushroom Pizza from Christine’s Cuisine
Prosciutto Pizza from Alexandra’s Kitchen

Buffalo Wings: Buffalo might be a city in upstate New York, but buffalo wings are anything but scarce in the five boroughs. Instead of ordering in a pile of greasy wings, whip up your own spicy buffalo wings at home with this recipe from The Culinary Chronicles.

Also Try:
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Wings from What’s Cooking Chicago
Buffalo Chicken Poppers from Iowa Girl Eats

Cheesecake: Don’t forget the sweets when you’re planning your Super Bowl spread. New York cheesecake is is high, firm and dense with a hint of lemon. Perfect for celebrating a post-game win, but if you want to give your guests something to nosh on throughout the afternoon, I love the cheesecake lollipops from So Domesticated. Decorate the chocolate coating with sprinkles in your team color.

Also Try:
Glenn’s Cheesecake
Brownie Oreo Cheesecake Bars from I Run for Cake
New York Cheesecake from Simply Scratch

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Bev Weidner February 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Thanks so much for the link love! This round up has ME CRYING.

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JF February 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Screw Brady

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Melissa@IWasBornToCook February 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Love this post! GO GIANTS!

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Simply Life February 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

mmm…I’m getting so hungry just looking at all these pictures!

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Anna @ hiddenponies February 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Thanks so much for the mention! What a droolworthy collection of food…so hungry now!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) February 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I love all your suggestions. We won’t be home but I do hope we have snacks half as good as what you have on your blog.

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Courtney February 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Love your New York take on the food roundup! And that’s one fancy cake!

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Daryl (Mom) February 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

This is a fantastic round up of recipes for Super Bowl. Best I have seen!

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Lauren @ Healthy Delicious February 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I love this roundup! The whole New York theme is so creative.

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thatShortChick February 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

my superbowl snack must-haves are guac, wings, and any dip with cheese. go giants!

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Lisa February 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Yep, right up my alley. They all look great, but I really love the Giants cake! Go Giants!

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Marsha @ The Harried Cook February 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Awesome round up! :) I want me some buffalo wings right now… lol :) Thanks for sharing!

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Lora @cakeduchess February 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm

A delicious roundup for the big day. That cake is fabulous! Have fun this weekend:)

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Terra February 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Actually the best part is the food, while watching the fun game:-) Your cake looks wonderful! Hugs, Terra

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rebecca February 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

nice snack ideas, have a great weekend Maris :-) thanks for caring

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Anne@FromMySweetHeart February 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Maris…while I am not a particularly a fan of football…..I AM a fan of the snacks that appear on game day! Your spread is amazing….love those pretzel bites! : )

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Maureen February 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

Maris, if I had to choose just one I couldn’t do it. Everything looks wonderful on this page.

Hope your team wins. I doubt the game will be on TV here but maybe ESPN will have it. I’ll go look. :)

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Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} February 4, 2012 at 7:39 am

Everything looks so delish! I agree with Maureen, I couldn’t choose just one! I’d have to take a bite of everything. The big NY Giants cookie is so adorable!

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Kat February 4, 2012 at 8:46 am

This made me really hungry. Totally agree about New York (and I love Grey’s Papaya!)

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leslie February 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm

What a delicious round up!

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peachkins February 4, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I would love to get my hands on that buffalo wings and cheesecake!

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Susan February 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

Since the Giants knocked out our Packers, I hope they go all the way and win today! What a delicious array of game day goodies.

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Joanne February 6, 2012 at 5:43 am

So maybe the key to me understanding football EVER is to get a Friday Night Lights addiction. I can handle that.

These all seem like the perfect party food!

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Blond Duck February 6, 2012 at 6:44 am

Those cheesecake bars would be a perfect v-day present!

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vianney February 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

great round up!! loving the cheesecake lollipops!

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Nami | Just One Cookbook February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

You always have so many recipes to share and they all look so delicious! Oh I remember those soft pretzels from your past post! Yum!

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Cookin' Cowgirl February 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

Thank for the link love…..sorry I just saw this.

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