Are you ready for some football? On Sunday, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Without our beloved Bears in the game, that gives us more time focus on what really matters on Super Bowl Sunday—the food! With a single-digit forecast, it will be the perfect day to cozy up and support local restaurants by ordering in your favorite game day foods. Here are 13 restaurants in Chicago and the suburbs that score a take-out touchdown in our books, plus a few spots to head in person if you want to brave the cold!
A new addition to Bucktown, Boxcar Betty’s is offering a choice of sandwiches for the big game including their signature Boxcar, the classic Betty, the Chicken “Not So Waffle” and Buffalo sandwich. They also offer kids meals and sides including fried pickles. Order for pickup or delivery here. 1856 W. North Ave., Chicago
Bub City’s game day barbecue packages serve four and guests can choose from different meals such as build-your-own nachos with smoked pulled pork or brisket for $39.95; barbecue tacos or sliders with brisket, pork shoulder or smoked pulled chicken for $89.95 each; or the Ribs and Wings combo complete with 24 smoked jumbo wings, 2 slabs of baby back ribs and sides for $119.95. Guests must place their orders by February 6 at 2 p.m. and pick them up between 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on February 7. Various locations
If you’re interested in spending Super Bowl Sunday outside of your home, FireLake is the place for you. Guests can enjoy $5 Draft Beer, $1 Smoked Hickory Chicken Wings, $8 Loaded Nachos, and $7 Chef’s Blue Ribbon Texas Chili on the heated outdoor patio from 5-10 p.m. FireLake will also be open for brunch from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and lunch and dinner from 2-10 p.m. Make a reservation through OpenTable. 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago
For $50, you can pick up 20 buffalo or matcha wings, venison chili and buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips for your Super Bowl feast. The Gage’s signature craft cocktails are also available as a la carte add ons. Order pickup or delivery via Tock. 24 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Gemini is providing the dips and sliders you need to stay fed while you root for your team—or just the best commercials. Ernie’s Special Recipe Onion Dip and veggies; Old Pueblo Cantina chips, salsa and guacamole; and cheeseburger or pulled pork sliders are available for pickup or delivery from 4-8 p.m. on February 7. 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Celebrate the big game from home with The Goddess and Grocer’s catering menu. The menu is a la carte and features everything you need from appetizers to desserts to cocktails. You can order in store, via phone or online. Various pickup locations
For your at-home game day celebration, Honey Butter’s offering a take and bake menu you can reheat at your convenience. The menu includes their classic fare as well as specials including Chili Cheese Dip and Corn Flake Chicken Wings, and a new cocktail, the Clucker Punch. You can order from the Take and Bake menu February 6 and 7 and the restaurant will also be open regular hours on game day for any additional needs. To place your order for pickup or delivery, visit Tock. 3361 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
If you’re feeling Italian food for the big game, Nonnina’s heat and eat meals have you covered. Guests can choose from meatballs, cavatelli, chicken vesuvio and more, and each dish feeds up to six people. Order for pickup two days before your desired date by calling 312-822-0077 and view the menu here. 340 N. Clark St., Chicago
You may not be able to have big gatherings this year, but you can still enjoy a special Super Bowl meal for two courtesy of brasserie, The Smith. For $65, the heat and eat package includes Toasted Sesame Hummus with veggies, Potato Chips and blue cheese fondue, Caesar Salad, Spicy Salmon Tartare, 10 Spiced Chicken Wings, Margherita Flatbread, a Mini Burger Kit, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. To order for pickup on February 5 or 6, visit their website. 400 N. Clark St., Chicago
Pick up two Michelin-starred barbecue from Chef John Shields and his pop-up, “Johnny Good Times’ Smoked Meats,” for your game day sustenance. The BIG BOI BBQ package includes smoked brisket, a full rack of ribs, potato salad, pickles, cookies, banana pudding and more for $79. Order for pickup on Tock. 177 N. Ada St. #101, Chicago
Sophia Steak is serving up fried chicken for four this Super Bowl Sunday. The meal comes with white and dark meat, four cornbread muffins, coleslaw and housemade hot sauce for $80. If you’re looking to add to your meal, short rib or pulled pork sliders and shrimp cocktail are available at an additional cost. Order for pickup or delivery via Toast. 1146 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
Tallboy Taco’s Super Bowl package consists of a taco bar, four yuzu margaritas and a 6-pack of Pacifico. The build-your-own taco bar comes with tortillas, two proteins of your choice, toppings, fresh guacamole, corn fundito, housemade chips and your choice of dessert for $169.95. The package is available for pick up on February 7 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and all orders must be placed by 5 p.m. the day before. 676 N. St. Clair St., Chicago
If you’re looking to mix up the traditional football game fare, Urbanbelly offers a variety of dumplings and urbanbowls. Spicy Pork and Korean BBQ Beef are the newest dumpling flavors and the bowls are customizable with different proteins and toppings. To order for pickup or delivery, visit Urbanbelly. 1542 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
The Bears may not have made it to the big game this year, but we love to see them spending time this Super Bowl week recognizing local female football players on National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Highlighting Andrea Reyes, Lucy Gold, Anjelize Camacho & Isabelle Katz from @WPCPAthletics who play football solely because it is the sport they love.#NationalGirlsAndWomenInSportsDay pic.twitter.com/QB10O0ekdm
— Chicago Bears (@BearsOutreach) February 3, 2021
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Aliyah Armstrong is an intern at Better with a passion for arts and entertainment reporting. A senior in Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, she is also minoring in Sociological Studies. Aliyah supports the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Black Youth Project 100, an organization that aims to create justice and freedom for all Black people.