The Best 4th of July Party Foods

THESE ARE THE PERFECT FOODS FOR ANY 4TH OF JULY COOKOUT

Blue Smoke’s Backyard BBQ Picnic
Blue Smoke’s Backyard BBQ Picnic Kit

It’s almost the 4th of July, which means that summer has finally arrived. Swimming pools are opening up for the season, shorts and sandals are coming out, and it’s time to get grilling! 

Independence Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to kick back, get together with friends and family, and celebrate the summer in style. And while there’s nothing wrong with tossing some supermarket-grade hot dogs and frozen burgers onto the grill, why settle when you can truly impress your guests with the best 4th of July party foods you’ll find anywhere? 

From wagyu steaks to authentic Texas barbecue to Prime burgers and patriotic desserts, the best foods for your July 4th party are shipping straight to your door in time for the holiday.

What is the Most Commonly Served Food on 4th of July?

If it tastes like summer, then it’ll taste great on the 4th of July! These classic summertime staples are guaranteed to put you and your guests in a festive mood.

Barbecue

Kings’ Carolina BBQ Oink Sampler

Kings’ Carolina BBQ Oink Sampler

Kings BBQ was founded more than 75 years ago in Kinston, NC, when Wilbur King started serving food using family recipes and traditional Southern cooking methods. This BBQ Oink sampler pack includes all of Kings’ top sellers, including their signature vinegar-sauced hand-chopped pork, pork ribs, Brunswick stew, potato salad, and more.

Louie Mueller’s Colossal Smoked Beef Ribs

Louie Mueller’s Colossal Smoked Beef Ribs

Louie Mueller Barbecue, a hallowed name among Texas BBQ aficionados, has been serving authentic barbecue since 1949 from its no-frills, family-run joint just outside Austin. Sometimes called “Dino Ribs,” these Colossal Smoked Beef Ribs are some of the meatiest beef ribs in Texas. They’re rubbed with just salt and cracked black pepper before being slow-smoked over post oak.

Southside Market’s Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage

Southside Market’s Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Slammers

Southside Market has been serving Elgin (known as the Sausage Capital of Texas) since it first started smoking meet in order to preserve it in 1882, and today it’s one of the state’s most renowned BBQ joints. Perfect for the grill, these Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Slammers are smoked low and slow over real Texas post oak wood.

Blue Smoke’s Backyard BBQ Picnic

Blue Smoke’s Backyard BBQ Picnic

Part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Blue Smoke has been serving Southern style barbecue in the Big Apple since 2002. This Backyard BBQ Picnic has everything you need to delight your guests, including Blue Smoke’s legendary pulled pork, chopped smoked brisket, Baby Back Ribs, and Backyard Barbecue Chicken, plus mac and cheese, creamy coleslaw, cornbread muffins, chocolate chunk cookies, and bottles of Blue Smoke’s Memphis and Kansas City Barbecue Sauces.

Snow’s “Best of Texas BBQ” Combo

Snow’s “Best of Texas BBQ” Combo

80+ year-old Tootsie Tomanetz is a Hall of Fame Pitmaster, and Snow’s BBQ is where she has practiced her craft since opening Snow’s BBQ in 2003. Texas Monthly declared her brisket to be the “#1 BBQ in Texas” and she’s been showcased on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table,” and this “Best of Texas BBQ” Combo demonstrates what put her on the map, with tender St. Louis pork ribs, juicy smoked sausage, and signature velvety oak-smoked brisket.

Burgers, Steaks & Hot Dogs

Vienna Beef’s Chicago-Style Hot Dog Kit

Vienna Beef’s Chicago-Style Hot Dog Kit

It’s not a true Chicago hot dog unless it’s a Vienna Beef dog, which debuted at Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. This Chicago-Style Hot Dog Kit includes their all-beef franks, buns, sport peppers, green relish, yellow mustard, and celery salt – just add tomato, onions, and pickle spears for the complete experience!

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Kit

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Kit

Heading to the East Coast, Nathan’s has been the quintessential summer hot dog since it first debuted in Coney Island in 1916. Visiting their legendary stand near the boardwalk is a summertime rite of passage for locals and tourists alike, and this Hot Dog Kit is the next best thing, with their all-beef hot dogs, buns, crinkle-cut fries, sauerkraut, and mustard.

Pat LaFrieda’s Steak & Burger Sampler

Pat LaFrieda’s Steak & Burger Sampler

In New York City, Pat LaFrieda is synonymous with top-notch beef. Founded as a Brooklyn butcher shop by Anthony LaFrieda in 1922, the New York butcher has been passed down through the generations and is today run by LaFrieda’s great-grandson, Pat, who supplies meat to some of New York’s top restaurants. This Steak & Burger Sampler includes the Goldbelly-exclusive Gold Label Burger blend and best selling dry-aged bone-in ribeye steaks, both perfect for the grill.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s “Ugly Burger”

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s “Ugly Burger”

From the dapper co-host of “The Kitchen,” frequent “Chopped” judge, and renowned New York chef, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s “Ugly Burger” is actually a real beauty. A Certified Angus Beef patty is tucked into a fresh-baked onion bun and topped with Gruyere cheese and pickled cucumber, onion, and jalapeño before being finished with a signature sweet & tangy burger sauce. Served with a side of crispy fries!

Chef Adam Perry Lang’s Tomahawk Ribeyes

Chef Adam Perry Lang’s Tomahawk Ribeyes

Adam Perry Lang is one of the most renowned & respected names in the worlds of grilling, smoking, and dry-aging meat. This two-pack of tomahawk ribeye steaks (each about three pounds!) and the accompanying recipe is the culmination of Adam’s years behind the grill, and the included tools and techniques will help you grill for years to come.

BBQ Sides

LawLers BBQ’s Signature Sides

LawLers BBQ’s Signature Sides

Since its 1978 founding by brothers Philip and Jerry Lawler with little more than a pit smoker and a handful of hickory, LawLers Barbecue has become an Alabama BBQ icon. Their BBQ Signature Sides – creamy mac & cheese, sweet & smoky beans, tart & crunchy vinegar slaw, and classic potato salad – are perfect for any cookout.

Loveless Cafe’s Southern Sides Sampler

Loveless Cafe’s Southern Sides Sampler

The Loveless Cafe has become a Southern landmark thanks to its quaint country charm and good lookin’ cookin’ ever since Lon and Annie Loveless opened its doors in 1951. This Southern Sides Sampler Pack includes one of each of the Loveless Cafe’s famous southern sides—mac & cheese, hashbrown casserole, and creamed corn.

Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous’ BBQ Nachos

Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous’ BBQ Nachos

Located down an alley in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee since 1948, Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous is dry-rub barbecue heaven. Rendezvous is famous for their Memphis charcoal ribs but locals will tell you that the BBQ Nachos are where it’s at, topped with pulled pork, creamy cheese dip, sliced jalapeños, BBQ sauce, and BBQ seasoning.

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ Sides

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ Sides

Mighty Quinn’s founder and pitmaster Hugh Mangum, who opened the barbecue joint in the East Village in 2011, has taken the best of both worlds and created one of the absolute best BBQ joints in New York City. This is a combo pack of his most famous BBQ sides

  • Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans & maple syrup,
  • Creamy four cheese Mac & Cheese, 
  • and Burnt End Baked Beans.
Angelina’s of Maryland Mini Crab Cakes

Angelina’s of Maryland Mini Crab Cakes

Established as a small Italian grocery in 1952, Angelina’s of Maryland is renowned for its Maryland crab cakes made with heaps of jumbo lump Atlantic blue crab. The perfect upscale appetizer or snackable side dish for a crowd, these Mini Crab Cakes are made with 100% blue crab meat with just a little bit of bread crumbs and seasoned mayo to hold them all together.

Desserts

Betty’s Pies’ French Blueberry Cream Pie

Betty’s Pies’ French Blueberry Cream Pie

Famous for their crave-worthy cream pies, “crunch pies,” and old-fashioned double-crusts, Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, Minnesota, has been baking handmade pies since the 1950s. This French blueberry cream pie is made on a graham cracker crust filled with a cream cheese and whipped cream filling and topped with wild Maine blueberry filling and a hint of almond.

Shortbread Society’s 4th of July Cake Batter Buttercream Shortbread

Shortbread Society’s 4th of July Cake Batter Buttercream Shortbread

Chef “Scottish Francis” Legge (who starred on season 5 of “Masterchef”) and his wife Christine are so obsessed with proper shortbread that they launched Shortbread Society with a recipe based on Legge’s Granny Pearl’s treasured recipes, with a decidedly NYC twist. This 4th of July Cake Batter Buttercream Shortbread is rich and delicious, topped with creamy buttercream.

Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie

Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie

Located on the historic Key West Bight since its founding in 1993, Kermit’s Key lime pies are the real deal. Made with their in-house key lime juice and topped with fluffy whipped cream, this classic Key lime pie features a traditional graham-cracker crust and a rich, tart filling that is just scrumptious.

Mini Melanie’s Red White & Blue Cake Pops

Mini Melanie’s Red White & Blue Cake Pops

Brooklyn bakery Mini Melanie was founded in 2015 by sisters Diana Moss and Melanie Moss, a former pastry chef at New York’s Babbo and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. To make these cake pops, vanilla sprinkle cake filling is mixed with red, white and blue sprinkles and then coated in white chocolate and covered in more red, white and blue sprinkles.

Achatz’s Crumb-Topped Michigan 4-Berry Pie

Achatz’s Crumb-Topped Michigan 4-Berry Pie

Wendy and Dave Achatz have been concocting some of the nation’s best pies since 1993, when they started baking in their Victorian home in Armada, Michigan. Many of their recipes and techniques have been passed through generations, including this Crumb-Topped Michigan 4-Berry Pie, which is made using locally grown tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries and is the perfect summer dessert.

When it comes to what food to serve at a 4th of July party, the options are really endless! But you can’t go wrong with the huge variety of Independence Day favorites that are shipping nationwide on Goldbelly!

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Dan Myers

Dan Myers is Goldbelly’s Senior Content Manager and Senior Editor of the Goldbelly Blog. He joined Goldbelly in 2020, and as the company’s primary copywriter he also writes copy for all brand marketing initiatives including marketing emails as well as on-page descriptions for all new merchants and products.

Before joining Goldbelly, Dan spent seven years as Deputy Editor for The Daily Meal, a food and drink website. During his time there, he wrote everything from news briefs to major tentpoles including the 101 Best Restaurants in America and the 50 Best Burgers in America, forming a base of knowledge that has served him well at Goldbelly.

Prior to joining The Daily Meal, Dan founded and spent several years running a neighborhood blog called Here’s Park Slope, based out of the neighborhood in Brooklyn. Its primary focus was on the opening and closing of local businesses (especially restaurants), and it was named Brooklyn’s Best Neighborhood Blog by The L Magazine.

Dan graduated from NYU with a degree in Communication & Mass Media, and still lives in Brooklyn with his wife Janie and French Bulldog, Nugget.