Traveling is a bit more suspect than in other years, even moreso if you want to go out of state. For Hungry Fans and foodies alike, that means our favorite summer watering holes, clam shacks, hot dog stands, and pizza parlors might get skipped. Sigh. Not so fast Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez, it's 2020, and there's probably an app for that. We're not joking—there actually is an app that has all your favorite foods and snacks available in a few clicks, and it's called Goldbelly.
Goldbelly is the go-to online restaurant shop offering provisions from the most cultish restaurants across the US, and like Benny, is always there in a pinch. From Katz's corned beef to Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza, their uber curated roster of Hungry Fan favorite restaurants puts it on the top of our summer essentials list. This grub will make you feel like you're exactly where you wanna be, even if that means you're still breaking records for your 1,000th day spent on the couch at home.
Here's a selection of our favorites.
1. Walter's hot dog kit
Since 1919, Walters has been slinging arguably the best hot dogs north of NYC. The hot dog is the ubiquitous standard for backyard grilling, so keep it traditional yet special with these tasty dogs.
2. Pat La Freida burger bash pack
This NYC butcher needs no introduction. Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors grind out more prime beef than the Yankees with or without a salary cap. LaFrieda provides some of the best steakhouses across the country with choice cuts, and they also know a thing or two about burger blends. This one is a no-brainer.
3. Jumbo lump crab cakes
Maryland-style jumbo lump crab cakes are different from any other across the country because they really don't use much more than the freshest crab meat, Old Bay seasoning, and no filler. Faidley's Seafood not only has the heritage behind it, but they have also perfected the method over the years. These babies are beautiful inside and out.
4. Fulton Fish Market sea bass
If you've ever been to Fulton Fish Market, the largest market in North America, you'll know that the 2 million pounds of fish that come through the doors daily directly from fishing boats couldn't be any fresher. This Chilean sea bass needs a little oil, a hot grill, and a squeeze of lemon to set off fireworks in your mouth.
5. Ribs, brisket, burnt ends
This kit brings the gas-station-turned-barbecue-institution right into your backyard. It's a full spread of Kansas City smokin' with ribs, brisket, and of course the show-stopping burnt ends. If you don't know, now you know.
6. Ice cream sandwiches
Anderson's homemade ice cream inside equally homemade chocolate cookies tastes as good as being handed dugout seats to game 7 of the World Series. Can you summer more than that? We'd like to see you try.