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St. Patrick’s Day Party Food Ideas


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Figuring out what to serve for a St. Patrick’s Day party can be tricky. Do you stick with classic St. Patrick’s Day food ideas like corned beef and cabbage? Do you serve everything and anything that is green (we’re not talking veggies!)? Do you go with a modern shamrock-inspired creation? If you’re like us, you do all three options for your St. Paddy’s Day party.

March 17 was originally a religious feast day in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The St. Paddy’s Day holiday is now also a secular holiday marked with parades, beer dyed green, and lively parties. Strike gold on March 17 with the most festive St. Patrick’s Day party foods.

St. Patrick’s Day Party Food Ideas

From old-world shepherd’s pie and corned beef to shamrock cookies and stout-infused cakes to St. Paddy’s-themed cupcakes and green bagels, feel the luck o’ the Irish with these St. Patrick’s Day favorites. We have St. Patrick’s party food ideas for a bash that will make your friends green with envy.

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Corned Beef Brisket

Classic Corned Beef

Corned beef is the quintessential St. Patrick’s Day food. To make corned beef, briskets are cured, brined with spices, and boiled to super-tender perfection. Family-owned Snake River Farm’s beautifully marbled Wagyu Corned Beef Brisket is a ranch-to-table wagyu beef made with a signature recipe of seasonings and spices. Grab some rye bread, a smear of mustard, and some napkins for the perfect feast!

Bread and Roses Bakery Shamrock Sugar Cookie

Super-cute Shamrock Cookies

The three-leaf shamrock is a symbol of Ireland and a must at any St. Patrick’s Day party. From the wicked coast of Maine, Bread & Roses Bakery is whipping up sweet St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock sugar cookies. These decorated cookies are so cute, you’ll be lucky if these last more than a few minutes.

Centerville Pie Co. Shepherd's Pie

Sensational Shepherd’s Pie

One of the greatest comfort foods to come from across the pond, shepherd’s pie is a crowd pleaser. It is made with seasoned ground beef sautéed with onions that is topped with corn and creamy, buttery mashed potatoes. One of our favorites is the nine-inch shepherd’s pie from Centerville Pie Company in Centerville, Massachusetts.

PieCaken Bakeshop The St. Patcaken

Super St. PatCaken

There’s nothing like PieCaken, and the St. Patrick’s Day iteration, St. PatCaken, is sure to be a showstopper. Pastry chef Zac Young has taken the holy trinity of St. Patrick’s Day — Whiskey Pecan Pie, Baileys Cheesecake, and Guinness Green Velvet Cake — and layered it together with salted caramel frosting for the ultimate spiked PieCaken pot o’ gold.

Panbury's Double Crust Hand Pies

Savory Steak & Stout Hand Pie

Without a stout, it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s without a beer-infused delight. 

Put down the pint and grab Panbury’s Double Crust Hand Pies’ Steak & Stout Hand Pies. These hand-held pies have juicy chunks of beef shoulder, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onion, and fresh rosemary in a rich Guinness sauce. It’s all encased in a light golden puff pastry top and rich buttery shortcrust base.

Collegetown Bagels Irish Soda Bread

Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

Carbs don’t count on St. Patrick’s Day. Carbo-load on traditional Irish Soda Bread studded with raisins and caraway seeds from Ithaca, New York’s family-owned Collegetown Bagels. Crust us. It’s the best.

It's Easy As Pie Guinness & Beef Pie

Greatest Guinness & Beef Pie

We can’t get enough of the combination of savory pie and Guinness. St. Louis’ It’s Easy As Pie is baking hearty Guinness & Beef Pies. These savory pies are a perfect combination of beef, Guinness Stout, caramelized onion, and carrots in rich beef stock that is ladled onto flaky pastry.

Red Truck Bakery Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake

OMG Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake

Have your cake and Guinness too with Red Truck Bakery’s Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake. This indulgent cake is made with Guinness Stout and Callebaut chocolate. It is then topped with a Baileys Irish Cream frosting. 

It’s a piece of cake ordering this outrageously delicious cake. One bite and your guests will be lucky if you share this cake with them.


Blissful Boozy Ice Cream

Follow the boozy rainbow to a pint of Tipsy Scoop’s limited edition St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream. This boozy ice cream is infused with Guinness and studded with maple pancake crunch. You and your guests will get brain freeze and buzzed as each liquor-infused pint contains up to 5% alcohol by volume.

Blue Owl Bakery Chocolate Clover Layer Cake

Sinful St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Clover Layer Cake

Who needs a four-leaf clover when you have three layers of homemade chocolate cake decorated with homemade creamy buttercream icing, and cute green clovers? Your party guests will think it’s their lucky day when they see Blue Owl’s St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Clover Layer Cake at your party.

Cookie Good Blondie

Perfect Pot ‘O Gold(belly) Blondie

No rainbows needed to find this pot o’ gold! Cookie Good’s box of Pot ‘O Gold(belly) Blondies (a Goldbelly exclusive!) is a 24-carat version of the L.A. bakery’s Pot O’Gold Blondie. Each golden bar has Golden Oreos, a layer of Callebaut Gold Chocolate, flecks of gold sprinkles, and gold sanding sugar topping.

Carousel Cakes Green Velvet Shamrock Cupcakes

Great Green Desserts

Go green for St. Patrick’s Day — it’s a must. From cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops to green-hued shortbread cookies and Leprechaun-shaped cookies to green bagels and shamrock-shaped donuts, we bet you can’t choose just one green dessert. One of our favorites is Carousel Cakes’ kosher Green Velvet Cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and finished with festive sprinkles and decor.

Let Goldbelly be your lucky charm on March 17. Irish you would hurry up and shop for the best St. Patrick’s Day food gifts shipping nationwide on Goldbelly! 

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