If you have tickets for the Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium this Sunday, and you’re planning to munch on some kosher snacks while watching the battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, you’d better bring some extra cash: This stuff’s not cheap.
As the Forward reported, this year’s event is likely to be the most kosher Super Bowl ever. A significant number of the ticket holders for the 82,000 seats are expected to be Jewish; the stadium features a praying area — and a solid selection of kosher food.
But it comes at a hefty price: The kosher caterers charge $13 for a turkey or chicken wrap, $13 for chicken wings and $11 for a hot dog with chips (Hebrew National, of course). And don’t forget to tip! If you want to save money, we recommend a knish: The dough snacks go for $6 per piece.
After shelling out $1,000 (at the very least) for a ticket, $13 for a wrap might actually seem a bargain. If not, you could always bring your own food.
Whether you love the game or just watch for the commercials, this Sunday is really all about the food. If you’re hoping to host a kosher fiesta party, down more wings than you ever thought imaginable, order a sub as tall as a football player or even have some veggie friendly fare, we have you covered with spots around the country.
What are you eating on game day? Tell us in the comments!
This new, upscale midtown kosher steakhouse and sushi bar is hosting its first-ever kosher Super Bowl party (we know, sushi and football, it’s an odd combo but just go with it). Game day specials include a selection of brochettes or skewered meats including beef, kafta, veal and lamb and a prime-meat sampler with a lamb chop, filet mignon, short rib and center-cut rib eye. The game will be broadcast on 55-inch flat-screen TVs around the restaurant, and a special selection of HE’BREW kosher beer will be brought in for the occasion.
RSVPs are recommended, though not required. Brochettes are $22 per serving; buy three, get one free. The prime-meat sampler is $75. 340 Lexington Ave at 39th Street, New York, NY, 212-972-2200
Gotham Burger Gotham Burger’s Manhattan location is holding an All You Can Eat and Drink Super Bowl Buffet with unlimited beer on tap for just 80 people (so make your reservations stat). Cost: $85 in advance, $100 at the door. If you’d rather munch on your snacks at home, both locations are offering take-away packages complete with game day favorites like sliders, chili, heroes and wings.
*The deadline to place orders is January 29. 726 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 212-335-0005; 1383 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, New Jersey, 201-530-7400,
The Super Bowl — a time for shameless gluttony and rooting for a game you barely understand. Well, at least that’s my experience. Honestly, I don’t know much about football, but any chance to cuddle up with some buffalo chicken wings and watch the latest pop star belt it out at half-time seems like a good enough excuse to join in on the national pastime. Oh, and then there’s the commercials; I’m a sucker for anything with the Budweiser horses.
Amid the excitement of the day, it’s tempting to order a pizza or a bucket of wings from your local haunt. But often what you end up with is over-priced, greasy, and food that takes hours to be delivered. This year why not start a new tradition of cooking simple, kosher homemade football snacks. Baked, butter and oil-free, Buffalo wings make the task a little less daunting. Want to really impress your game-watching pals? Add some guac and sweet potato fries, and you’ve practically got a balanced meal.
There’s no need to brown bag it if you are a kosher football fanatic headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII next February.
Kosher fare will be served in the stadium at the big game, reports Kosher Today. Game-goers will get to chow down on beef hot dogs, beef sausages with peppers and onions, polish beef sausage, pretzels, bottled soda, bottled water and bottled beer. (In other words, it’ll be your basic football stadium food, minus the nachos — sorry, vegetarians.)
All the food will be provided by Kosher Sports, Inc.,, which runs a kosher stand at all New Orleans Saints games at the Superdome. If you’ve chowed down on kosher franks at Citifield, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Barclays Center, United Center, Oriole Park, American Airlines Arena, and Ford Field, then you can expect more of the same.
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I’ll admit it: I have no idea what teams are playing in the Super Bowl. My Sundays are normally spent eating brunch and baking cookies… basically avoiding all the places that might be crowded with fans watching a football game. Admittedly, I would care if my hometown team (the Chicago Bears) was in the running, but usually I assume they’re not and sadly I am usually right (…I think).
Everything I know about football I learned by watching my high school team from the marching band section of the bleachers, which doesn’t amount to much knowledge of the sport. Yet every year I make it a point to block off the latter part of Super Bowl Sunday to go to a friend’s Super Bowl party. During the game, I do not watch football: I fill the void of pigs in blankets that was left open when the Bar Mitzvah era of my life ended.