Super Bowl Sunday: Toronto restaurants and bars offering to-go snack platters, fried chicken feasts and five-course meals
If you’re the kind of fan who likes to plan a Super Bowl menu around typical foods from the two cities represented on the field, your choices this year are Cincinnati chili or LA-style birria tacos—which is honestly not a contest at all. But if your only food requests are for it to be crispy, fried, or slathered in nacho cheese sauce, Toronto restaurants are turning to take-out this year, along with more refined fare, because why not? Here, a bunch of great options for snacking at home on Super Bowl Sunday.
On special occasions, this Junction brunch also serves dinner. Their Super Bowl Sunday menu is a la carte: choose from smoked chicken wings, chili (or vegetarian chili) and fries, chili cheese house fries, and cheddar-jalapeño crackers. For dessert, there’s an oversized sprinkled donut to share (or not, it’s a non-judgmental zone). Various prices. Order online for pickup.
Pepper’s food and drink
The talented team at this counter-lunch-bottle-boutique-snack-slash prepare a classic game-day spread: a large bucket of fried chicken, a platter of fries disguised as nachos, three dipping sauces, and your choice of pops and chips. $75. DM to pre-order for pickup.
Alo’s more laid-back sister spot in Liberty Village offers a slightly more upscale take on classic game-day fare: nachos topped with brisket, chicken wings with bonus crispy chicken skin, pork back ribs Iberian confit and loaded potato skins ($50 per person). extras include slices of their famous lemon meringue pie, cans of local craft beer, pre-mixed cocktails, and bottles of house wine from Aloette. Pre-order online for pickup.
Anthony Rose’s Super Bowls Foods menu includes all kinds of meat main dishes (smoked or fried chicken wings, whole birds, ribs) and sides to share (fries, cornbread, coleslaw, salad potatoes). Various prices. Pre-order online for pickup or delivery.
Eastbound Brewing Co.
This brasserie in Leslieville offers two different dishes for the Super Bowl, depending on your needs. The “I’m just here for the commercials” kit includes snacks (chips, dips, pretzel bites, popcorn) and a six-pack of beers ($55). “Big Game Energy” is for those who want to bargain in and includes all of the snacks above, plus heartier dishes like beef chili and fried chicken wings with fries, and a 12-pack of brewskis ($150). Pre-order online for pickup.
If buckets of fried chicken or plates of barbecue aren’t your jam, Planta’s Big Game Spread just might be. The plant-based feast for four includes burgers, deep pizza, toddlers, mac and cheese, buffalo cauliflower and a giant brownie. $160. Order online before February 9 at noon for delivery.
Afro beat kitchen
For the second year in a row, Chef Victor Ugwueke is preparing West African-inspired dishes for his Game Day feast (available not only for the Super Bowl but also for the NBA All-Star Game on February 20). The multi-course meal includes three different types of sliders, hot wings, jollof jambalaya, macaroni pie, kelewele tostones with three dips, and guava and pear spring rolls. $75 (four people) and $125 (eight people). Pre-order online for pickup.
Chef Craig Harding is mixing things up a bit this Sunday and replacing his typical Ital-Cal cuisine with game day favorites. La Palma’s Super Bowl edition at home feeds two hungry sports fans and includes Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip with Nachos, Wedge Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Dulce de Leche Cookies. Note: A little prep and assembly is required, but instructions are included and when you’re done, you can say you’ve made it. $80. Pre-order online for pickup or delivery.
Cooking a combo dinner for Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl? Alobar Yorkville offers what is perhaps the fanciest game day dinner ever: tiger prawns, wedge salad, lobster macaroni and cheese, prime striploin and cheesecake. chocolate and hazelnuts. $120 per person. Order online for prepaid pickup.
Mantra by Host
The host’s sister restaurant offers the Super Bowl Indian Snack Box, which is full of classics: butter chicken poutine, lamb sliders, tandoori chicken wings, garlic cheese naan, and more again. It can feed up to six people and can be vegetarian on request. $95. Pre-order online for pickup.
RS and Chief Drop
But if you’re looking for classic pub grub, RS (formerly known as Real Sports) has teamed up with Chef Drop so you can bring the sports bar experience to your living room. Now, this one involves a whole lot of prep, so it’s for the party host who really wants to impress up to eight football-loving guests, but it includes everything you need to make beef patties, jerk chicken nachos, brined and smoked wings, pierogi corndogs, Nashville hot chicken sammies and burgers. $262. Pre-order online for delivery.
Chen Chen Hot Chicken
Spice up your Sunday with one of Chen Chen’s Super Bowl specials. Choose from the sandwich and sides bundle for four or the deconstructed sandwich kit that includes everything you need (chicken, white bread, pickles) to DIY it. $60 each. Pre-order online for pickup or delivery.
head of brass
Liberty Village’s longtime Irish pub offers take-out packages that include your basic sports food trifecta: pizza, wings, nachos. Grab some beer for a bit more. $60. Order online for pickup.
This Stockyards food truck produces whole smoked briskets, so all you have to do is pick up some buns, maybe a bag of crisps, and something to wash it all down. Call 289-885-2861 to order by February 10.