Avocados and the Super Bowl have gone hand in hand since at least the early ’90s, when marketers devised the Guacamole Bowl and the fruit once nicknamed the “alligator pear” shot up in popularity. While many folks mash up their own, this year, consider skipping the hassle — all the ripe avocados at the store will be picked over, anyway.
Instead, order guac to-go by the pint, quart, or even half-gallon from any of the restaurants below. As a bonus, many of them throw in tortilla chips (and occasionally salsa).
Take note: Most spots advise calling in advance for large-quantity orders. So if you’ve got a crowd coming, pick up the phone today. And for smaller, last-minute orders, try your local taqueria; many sell guacamole to go.
Deep in South Philly, La Mula Terca serves up classic guacamole as well as flavors like spicy mango, the Hawaii (featuring pineapple and ham), and the El Arriero — laced with shredded cheese, radish, and cactus. All come with more than enough blue corn chips for dipping.
$40 for 2½ pints of the classic, $45 for 2½ pints of any flavored guac; $80 for 2½ quarts of the classic, $85 for 2.5 quarts of any flavored guac. 2053 S. Beechwood St. 267-761-5194. la-mula-terca.business.site
Come Super Bowl Sunday, Passyunk Square’s go-to spot for margaritas becomes a go-to for takeout. The restaurant’s classic guacamole — with tomatoes, onions, and a pinch of cilantro — is available by the pint, quart, or 2.5-quart tray.
$10 for a pint, $20 for a quart, 2 ½ quarts for $40, comes with chips. 1651 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-755-3550. cantinaloscaballitos.com
South of Snyder Avenue and east of Broad Street, Los Gallos loads its fresh guacamole with lime and cilantro. Order a 10-portion serving for $30. If possible, call the taqueria (one of Craig LaBan’s favorites) a couple days in advance.
$30 for approximately 10-person serving, chips included. 951 Wolf St. 215-551-1245. losgallosmexicantaqueria.com
What better excuse to start off Sunday with a cup of Oaxacan hot chocolate than picking up your guac order at Café y Chocolate? Settle in for a hot drink and fresh churros at this South Philly corner cafe before grabbing a quart of guacamole to go. Orders should be placed by Friday.
$20 for a quart, chips included. 2100 S. Norwood St. 267-639-4506. cafeychocolatepa.com
Planning on a packed house this Super Bowl? Cafe Ynez sells a half-gallon of guacamole for just that purpose. To secure a large bowl of glorious green, the restaurant — sandwiched between Point Breeze and Graduate Hospital — highly recommends calling at least three days in advance.
$100 for approximately ½ gallon, chips included. 2025 Washington Ave. 215-278-7579. cafeynez.com
For those in Fairmount, neighborhood favorite La Calaca Feliz offers guacamole by the quart, paired with a bonus quart of salsa on the side. If you’re not feeding a crowd, order a smaller ¾-pint portion with mix-ins like fig and bacon, crab and mango, and a blend of seeds, almonds, and honey.
$35 for a quart, quart of salsa and chips included. 2321 Fairmount Ave. 215-787-9930. lacalacafeliz.com
The Northern Liberties sister of Cantina Los Caballitos, Dos Segundos offers the same guacamole deals. Start your Super Bowl party a little early with a shot of tequila from the spot’s extensive selection while you’re there.
$10 for a pint, $20 for a quart, 2½ quarts for $40, chips included. 931 N. 2nd St. 215-629-0500. cantinadossegundos.com
Call this 20-year-old Northern Liberties establishment (launched by a native of Puebla, Mexico) at least two days in advance to score a half tray of guacamole, estimated to feed 15 to 20 guests. An order comes with house-fried corn tortilla chips.
$40 for 4-pound tray, chips included. 426 W. Girard Ave. 215-515-8785. lascazuelas.net
Local Mexican BYOB chain El Limon serves up guacamole by the pint and 5-pound bucket at its various locations in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester Counties. Take note, you’ll need to buy chips separately.
$7.50 for a pint, $45 for a 5-pound bucket, chips not included. 38 E. Butler Pike, Ambler; 61 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 845 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 103 Fayette St., Conshohocken; 446 Lancaster Ave., Malvern; 1000 Sandy Hill Rd., Norristown; 15 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli; 451 W. Ridge Pike, Royersford; 1371 Wilmington Pike, West Chester. ellimontaqueria.com
While this Media BYOB is closed on Sunday, it’s merely an invitation to get a head start on game-day errands by grabbing guacamole — up to a quart — ahead of time. Call Dos Gringos by Friday to secure a Saturday pickup, then spend those extra hours before the game relaxing on the couch.
$10.50 for 8 ounces, $12.95 for a pint, $19.95 for a quart, chips included. 113 S Olive St., Media. 610-565-7794. dosgringosmedia.com
Doors draped in colorful Mexican blankets, this family-owned restaurant in Voorhees welcomes you as you wait to pick up your order. Take home up to a quart of guacamole, chips included.
$20 for 2.5 cups, $40 for a quart, chips included. 118 White Horse Rd., Voorhees, N.J. 856-784-3800. elmariachisanlucasnj.com
For those near Collingswood, this long-running Mexican-influenced BYOB — run by two catering veterans — has you covered. Beyond guac, takeout items like loaded nachos and Mexican pizza make for great party additions.