6 Tailgating Essentials

Kick off the season with these winning provisions and gadgets.


Spicy Brooklyn Piggies


The combination of pork, paprika, garlic, and peppers (minus all the icky stuff) wrapped in flaky puff pastry makes for a frank that's parallel to none. Heat in the oven before the big game and pack in foil for a hearty snack.

To buy: $25 for one 16-ounce container, brooklynpiggies.com.

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Late July Snacks Clasico Nacho Chipotle Tortilla Chips


These sturdy chips are ideal for dipping and pack all the flavor of spicy, cheesy tacos. They're organic and non-GMO to boot.

To buy: $3.50 for one 5.5. ounce bag, thrivemarket.com.

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La Fundidora Fresca Salsa


From a small company dedicated to bringing salsa back to its authentic roots (read: no added sweeteners or chemicals), this mildly spicy pick is made with fresh tomatillos and Serrano chiles.

To buy: $6 for one 12-ounce container, lafundidora.com.

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Porter and York Ground Chuck Patties with Bacon


Juicy and smoky—thanks to freshly ground beef and bacon—these patties are flash frozen, sealed in an airtight package, and delivered to your doorstep. Your hunt for the best burger in town is officially over.

To buy: $15 for six ⅓-pound patties, porterandyork.com.

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The Chili Lab Salt Chipotle Chili Salt


From a small Brooklyn-based company, this chipotle pepper-spiked chili salt is a quick way to add heat and flavor to anything you’re throwing on the grill, from mixed veggies to chicken breasts.

To buy: $12 for one 4-ounce container, thechililab.com.

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Trudeau 16-Ounce Double Wall Reusable Red Party Cup, Set of 4


Don’t bother with warm beverages. These lightweight insulated “Solo” cups will keep those Bloody Marys frigid for hours.

To buy: $19, amazon.com.

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