Here's what fans of the Patriots and Eagles will be eating during the Super Bowl

  • During this year’s Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles will be squaring off against the New England Patriots.
  • Super Bowl parties will vary in more ways than one, including the foods preferred by fans of the opposing teams.
  • Foursquare analysed foot traffic data to discover which dishes are likely to be especially popular on Super Bowl Sunday this year.

Nothing brings people together like sports and food.

Except the Super Bowl – which can tear the two fan bases apart.

With the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots squaring off this year, a battle for Northeast supremacy will intensify. Not only will fans be rooting for different teams, they will be doing it while eating different plates as well – and regional favourites will top the menu.

Foursquare analysed foot traffic data and lifestyle preferences to discover which dishes are likely to be especially popular on Super Bowl Sunday this year. Using this method, they picked out food and drinks that are more common in Philadelphia and New England than anywhere else in the country.

Some items on the list are no surprise. Two different dishes contain cheesesteaks, a Philadelphia staple. Seafood showed up multiple times as New England clam chowder and lobster rolls are both favourites in Patriots’ territory.

Drink preferences also vary between the two regions. When it comes to beer, Philadelphians love ales with more alcohol and hops while a local brew tops the chart in New England.

Scroll through to see the local flavours most likely to be favoured among New England and Philadelphia fans during their Super Bowl parties this year.

Philadelphia: Buffalo chicken cheesesteaks

New England: Lobster rolls

Philadelphia: Pizza fries

New England: Poutine

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Philadelphia: Italian hoagies

New England: Clam chowder

Philadelphia: Cheesesteak pizza

New England: Beef tips

Philadelphia: Tomato pie

New England: Sticky buns

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Philadelphia: Double IPA

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New England: Harpoon IPA

Philadelphia: Craft beer

New England: Blueberry beer

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