When it comes to Super Bowl food, there are plenty to choose from but only a few that are 100% non-negotiable. We discuss our Top 5 must-haves for Super Bowl, and why you should opt for homemade over take-out.

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While Super Bowl Sunday is mostly about football, commercials, and the halftime show, we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge it as a “food holiday”.

When we think of this event, a few items really stand out: wings, beer, pizza, and dip!

But with so many choices, it can be hard to narrow it down to a manageable few, but we’re here to do that for you.

The Symbiotic Nature of Wings and Football

Before we dive in, it’s important to address the elephant in the room, Buffalo Wings.

Wings are the quintessential Super Bowl snack and land at the very top of our list of must-have Super Bowl foods.

Prior to the invention of the Buffalo Wing, Americans typically purchased chickens in whole-bird form and there was little demand for the wings.

Then, in 1964 at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, their staff decided to toss some wings (typically used for stock) with hot sauce and butter, and for a while the wings were popular in the bar scene, but it wasn’t until Super Bowl I in 1967 that the demand for wings sky rocketed transforming them into a “sporting event tradition”.

And while Buffalo style wings are our #1 pick, garlic parmesan wings and scarpariello wings are close behind.

Plate of garlic parmesan chicken wings.

More game-day grub

In addition to chicken wings, there are a few other must-have Super Bowl foods and these include pizza, or something made with pizza dough, such as stromboli, dips such as spinach artichoke dip, cannellini dip, or guacamole, and chili.

And these are all better when made at home; no overpriced food, no bad delivery experiences, no wondering if the food will even show up!

Hands dipping stromboli in marinara sauce.

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