20 delicious 4th of July dish ideas for dinner menus and snacks
You’ve stocked up on sparklers, ice cream, beer, and American flag-themed decorations. Now, what to serve at your 4th of July party? Whether you plan on tending to the grill, prefer to simply reheat, or relish the thought of presenting a nifty dessert you haven’t had to spend hours cooking, ordering meals, snacks and Independence Day desserts at the country’s finest restaurants may be just what Uncle Sam ordered.
We scoured Goldbelly, a website that helps local restaurants ship their food nationwide. From delicious barbecue, seafood, and hot dogs to savory apps and stunning red, white, and blue desserts, we’ve found 20 ready-to-order items that will add some serious fireworks to your holiday celebration.
Joe’s KC Ribs, Brisket and Burnt Ends
Planning an epic 4th of July BBQ? Start by ordering this pack of meat from the legendary Joe’s Kansas City BBQ. You’ll get a slice of pork ribs, a pound of sliced brisket, a pound of charred ends of ground beef, and a 14.5-ounce bottle of Joe BBQ Sauce. All meats arrive fully cooked and frozen—just thaw, reheat, and enjoy time with your guests, rather than spending all day on the grill or smoker.
If cooking isn’t your passion, let Blue Smoke of New York do all the work for you. This picnic package includes everything you need for your 4th of July meal: 2 lbs each of pulled pork shoulder and minced smoked brisket, rack of ribs, quarter barbecue chicken, 1 liter each of macaroni and cheese and coleslaw, six cornbreads. muffins, two bottles of barbecue sauce for the ribs and chicken, and six chocolate chip cookies.
Is there a better time to fire up the grill than the 4th of July? Order this sample grill set from New York’s Pat LaFrieda, in business since 1922, and you’ll receive four 6-ounce beef burgers, eight all-beef hot dogs, 1½ pounds of sweet Italian sausage, and 1½ pounds of fresh chicken thighs, all shipped fresh, never frozen.
Turn your 4th of July party into a good old-fashioned seafood grill with the help of Surf City, North Carolina’s Topsail Steamer, a company that sources local seafood, prepares it, and packs it in a steamer pot. . This pot comes with large shrimp, small clams, kielbasa sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes and homemade seasoning – enough to serve two to three. For $50 more, get the largest portion to serve four to six people, and add-ons are also available. Simply add beer or water to the pot, steam it, and serve it on the included brown paper tablecloth.
If you never fail to tune in to the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every Fourth of July, this package is for you. Serving the dogs of New York since 1916, they aren’t just for competitive eaters. This kit serves 12 people and includes 12 natural casing hot dogs, 12 buns, 3 pounds of golden fries, 24 ounces of sauerkraut, and 12 ounces of Nathan’s Famous Deli Mustard.
Peg Leg Porker Dry-Rub Ribs and Pulled Pork Dinner for 8
Go whole hog this July 4th with a pork-themed package for eight from Nashville’s famous Peg Leg Porker. Included are two racks of BBQ pork ribs, 2 pounds of pulled pork, a bottle of dry BBQ marinade and a bottle of BBQ sauce – your choice of mild or hot.
Serve up a heap of summer with this brats and cheese curd pack from State Street Brats in Madison, Wisconsin. Choose from 10 pre-cooked smoked red or white brats (or five of each) and prepare to swoon over three bags of cheese curds (about 30 in all).
Kick your 4th of July party into high gear with this pack of four delicious 7-ounce cheese spreads from New Skete, a small monastery based in upstate New York. Choose from eight flavors: Bacon, Cranberry, Horseradish, Jalapeno, Olive, Spicy Garlic, Tawny Port and Creamy Cheddar.
Perfectly portable for your picnics and holiday barbecues, this box contains two pouches of beef jerky, two beef logs, two teriyaki beef logs, two barbecue beef logs and two beef logs with cheese and jalapeno. From the award-winning Alewel’s, Missouri meat company has been making quality products for 90 years with all the ingredients in this box made and smoked in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Angelina’s of Maryland Mini Crab Cakes
You don’t have to be on the East Coast this 4th of July to enjoy delicious Maryland crab cakes. Pick up a dozen handcrafted mini crab cakes from this Baltimore landmark that’s been in business since 1952. Made from 100% domesticated blue crabmeat with subtle spices and just enough filling to hold them together, they’ll go rapidly. That’s why it’s a good thing that for extra money you can order up to 96 of these beauties.
Show up to your 4th of July party with a trio of handcrafted gourmet snacks and expect some serious cheers. From the company known for its bourbon barrel cake, this three-pack includes a 6-ounce can of smoked bourbon spice mix with peanuts, pretzels, sesame, corn sticks, crackers and chips , as well as a 9-ounce can of Bourbon Smoked Peanuts Salt and Pepper and a 9-ounce can of Chili Peanuts Smoked with Bourbon.
Sorry, but a party isn’t a party without chips, and this three-bag gift set from the St. Louis-based Billy Goat Chip Company won’t disappoint. All fries are handmade from Idaho Russet potatoes and all fries are vegan, gluten-free, peanut-free, and kosher certified. Please don’t fight for family size 16oz bags. There will be enough for everyone.
Duff Goldman Strawberry Star Cake
Do you really want to set off fireworks this 4th of July? Show up to your party with Duff Goldman’s 6-inch red, white and blue four-tier cake in hand. Layered golden buttercream cake with vanilla cream cheese and strawberries is decorated with sprinkles, sugar pearls, nonpareils and more with fondant stars topping it all off beautifully.
We Take the Cake Red, White and Blue Layer Cake
Dessert reaches a whole new patriotic level with this 6-inch four-layer red, white and blue golden buttercream cake with cream cheese filling from We Take the Cake Bakery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And to top it all ? Fondant pompoms covered with sprinkles.
Straight from the nation’s capital, this pack of 12 cupcakes decorated in a festive 4th of July theme. Flavors from the Washington, DC bakery each include Salted Caramel, Vanilla Firework Swirl, Chocolate Firework Swirl, Chocolate Coconut Caramel Swirl, vanilla and buttercream, red velvet, peanut butter fudge, brownie, lava fudge, chocolate and vanilla, blueberry cheesecake and vanilla and chocolate.
Two Fat Cats Bakery 4th of July Starry Maine Wild Blueberry Pie
Everything tastes better with pie, and this gorgeous 9-inch version with wild Maine blueberries and a crust with 4th of July-worthy star cutouts will be the, well, star of your holiday get-together. For 6 to 8 people, its filling is a simple mixture of blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, tapioca flour, cinnamon and nutmeg while the crust is made of flour, unsalted and salted butter, shortening, sugar and salt. Yes Yes Yes.
Looking for a fun twist on dessert this Independence Day? It’s here! One dozen 4 oz jars, each serving one, includes two mini cake layers, cake batter, strawberry banana, lemon bar, cookies and cream and cookie dough with red, white and blue cake layers, cream and sprinkles. patriotic appearances.
Cookie DŌ Red, White, and Blue Cookie Cake
Just try to trick your guests into not cutting that 13-inch cookie cake until dessert time. From the popular New York bakery, this giant chocolate chip cookie topped with swirls of red, white, and blue icing and loads of sprinkles will have them salivating at first sight.
PieCaken Bakeshop PieCaken red, white and blueberry
Are you hesitating between pie, cake or cheesecake on July 4th? Get all three in one with this pastry turducken. The bottom layer? Red velvet cake. Between? New York cheesecake. At the top? A Maine wild blueberry pie with star cutouts on the crust. A light lemon frosting brings it all together, along with festive red, white and blue decorations. We have one word: Showstopper.
Show your love for America with this 12-pack of chocolate and vanilla heart-shaped pies from Baristas + Bites of Portland, Maine. Vegan and kosher certified, they’re even decorated with sprinkles and mini flags. UNITED STATES!