Win over your friends at the next football game with these tailgate snacks and recipe ideas. Don’t know how to tailgate? No worries—we’ll cover that, too.
Tailgate-worthy snack ideas for your football season
Throw on your favorite jersey and grab that lucky game-day hat—football season has arrived! Now time to make sure you’ve got the goods on game day. And by goods, we mean snacks!
Be your crew’s snack MVP with these mouthwatering tailgate snacks, perfect for tailgating or even a fantasy football league draft party. Don’t worry, if you’re not sure how to bring the fun, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out the trendiest tailgating goods, what makes a good tailgate snack and what a tailgate party is anyway?!
What is a tailgate party?
Tailgating, aka a tailgate party, is a social gathering usually in a stadium, arena, or venue’s parking lot before the big game. It’s a time to get energized with friends and fellow super-fans with fun music, refreshing drinks and of course tailgate food!
Tailgating is such a popular pastime that it has a national holiday. But did you know you can even tailgate at home? It’s true. As long as you’ve got the right food and great beverages, you can host the most epic tailgating party in your living room or backyard.
What makes a good tailgate snack?
What makes a good tailgating snack? Well, it depends on what you want. If you’re pregaming away from home, you’ll want tailgate snacks that travel well, like a sweet and salty snack mix. Try family-sized Chex Mix Sweet Salty Pub Mix from Walmart for a good deal.
Fall Football Punch is an easy tailgate drink that can quickly become a party fave. Plus, it’s versatile. Keep it simple for family-friendly events, or spike it with your choice of alcohol for a big kid tailgate party. Check out Target’s All Deals, and you just might find some booze at a discount!
Wellness enthusiasts will love healthy tailgate snacks like lettuce wraps, which are a great party alternative to burgers. Try spicing up your wrap with a fun hot sauce from Heatonist—you’ll get 5 points from their reward program just for signing up!
How to make the perfect Fetch tailgate shopping list
There are tailgate snacks, and then there are must-have tailgate snacks. Lucky for you, we’ve got a list of the best right here. Now they’re just one shopping trip away.
- Chips and dip: Get the tastiest with Tostitos Chips and Dip, and don’t forget your discount!
- A six-pack (or three!): Beer is an essential tailgate drink, and Miller Lite is a great budget-friendly option.
- Hot dogs and burgers: Try Applegate Turkey Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Italian Chicken Sausage for a deal.
- Vegan options: Vegan and vegetarian football fans can’t go wrong with Beyond or Impossible meat.
More game day tailgating tips from Fetch
Quick! Nab those tailgating deals with the Fetch app
You know those must-have tailgate foods we mentioned above? You can clip coupons for every one of them through our app, so you’ll know you’re getting the best possible tailgate deals. You even be able to buy more snacks or meal prep goods when you have enough Fetch reward points!
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