If you have no desire to cook for your Super Bowl party, look to these local restaurants to deliver some hearty game-watching fare.
Italian Comfort Food
Maroni, based on the Upper East Side, delivers red enamel hot pots filled with Italian comfort food. The Tailgate To-Go is priced at $125 (delivery included) and feeds eight people, with homemade Pop’s pizza bread, baked clams, a Sausage & Pepper Pot, and your choice of pasta: penne alla vodka or rigatoni cognac pomodoro. The Super Bowl Sausage & Peppers Hot Pot is available on its own, for $39, and feeds three to five people. Six other types of pots are available as well. You can keep the pot or return it for credit on your next order. MaroniHotPots.com
Get properly messy with barbecue from Virgil’s Real Barbecue (Times Square). Choose from different packages, with options like barbecue chicken wings, rack of ribs, barbecue pulled chicken, sliced beef brisket, and Carolina pulled pork. Order 48 hours in advance. VirgilsBBQ.com
The Whole Bird
Root & Bone (Alphabet City) offers a couple of different “Game Day Packs.” One option includes a whole bird, four biscuits, a side of mac and cheese, and a side of coleslaw (serves four, $55). For a hungrier crowd, there’s another package that consists of two dozen fried chicken drums, two dozen fried chicken wings, five pounds of mac and cheese, five pounds of coleslaw, and a dozen biscuits (serves 12, $180). It’s also possible to order à la carte. Order in advance through the website. RootNBone.com
Luke’s Lobster (multiple locations) offers deconstructed lobster rolls with all the fixings—lobster, shrimp, or crabmeat, secret seasoning, lemon butter, and mayo (minimum order of $150)—so you can put them together in the comfort of home. You can get 10 percent off with the promo code LUKESGAMEDAY10. LukesLobster.com
For a taste of The Big Easy, The Gumbo Bros in Cobble Hill will offer gumbo to go in quart-sized containers ($25 for chicken & sausage, $33 for seafood). TheGumboBros.com