Some of the best AFL Grand Final feasts, boxes and meal packs you can order in the Geelong region 
20.09.2021

Some of the best AFL Grand Final feasts, boxes and meal packs you can order in the Geelong region 

Get game ready for the big day on your couch.

Once again, Grand Final weekend is going to look a whole lot different this year for Geelong and the Surf Coast. No backyard bbqs, no heading to the pub, no picnics, and that’s without even mentioning that the Grand Final won’t even be taking place in Melbourne for the second time in history.

Since you’ll be watching the Dogs take on the Dees at home, you’re going to need some top-notch feeds to get you through the day. Here’s some of the best Grand Final feasts from local businesses you can support this weekend.

Mt Duneed Estate Footy Feast Box

If heading to a winery to watch celebrate the Grand Final is your usual go-to, Mt Duneed Estate is here to bring the winery to you with their footy feast box.

For $45, you’ll get a box full of mini corn dogs, four-cheese arancini, lamb and pomegranate BBQ sliders, egg and bacon pies, chermoula chicken skewers and a bunch of sweet items, enough to feed two people

These are served cold with easy heat and eat instructions. You can even add on a bottle of wine too.

Better still, it’s free local delivery in the Geelong region, Surf Coast and surrounds friends while in lockdown. If you are in the local area, you can collect on Saturday.

Order via the website. Orders close Thursday midday.

 

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Blackman’s Brewery beers and feasts

The team at Blackman’s always have our backs when it comes to Grand Final weekend, because what’s the footy without fried goods and beer?!

Available in Torquay or Ocean Grove, these feast boxes are packed with an assortment of goods for your grand final celebrations. Ocean Grove footy fans can indulge in a box of burgers⁠⁠, buffalo wings⁠⁠, onion rings Chips⁠⁠, mac and cheese Croquettes, Jalapeno poppers and a four-pack of Blackman’s Beer⁠⁠, while Torquay fans can get their hands on a box with pizza, pulled pork sliders, Japaleno Poppers⁠⁠, Southern Fried Chicken Bites and chips, as well as the four-pack of Blackman’s Beer of your choice.

These babies are just $75, with options for delivery if you need it.

Order from Ocean Grove here and Torquay here.

Felix GF Baller Box

Having gifted us ALMA, a contemporary South American shared-style restaurant back in 2017, Felix is the sister restaurant that radiates just as much elegance as ALMA in its own inimitable way.

Thankfully they’re giving footy fans in lockdown the chance to indulge in an absolute feast with their Grand Final Baller Box. It’s footy food… but not as you know it.

For $99. the Baller Box includes Mini Lobster Rolls with Mayo and Chives, Wagyu & Cracked pepper pies, Duck and Pork sausage rolls, Prawn Profiteroles with cornichons & shallot and Potato & 3 cheese croquettes.

All items will come cold and will have simple heating instructions to be ready in time for the first bounce.

Pre Order and payment via the website for pickup between 1-4pm or add $15 for delivery (also between 1-4 and within a 15k radius to the restaurant).

 

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63 Degrees Footy Box

Now this is the ULTIMATE footy box. An early starter in Geelong’s now-​blossoming hospitality scene, these guys always come through with the goods, especially when it comes to celebrating like an absolute King/Queen at home.

For $120 you can get a huge box of goods including pigs in a blanket, beef burgers, sausage rolls, chicken bites, chicken po boy, mini pork bahn mi, pork belly skewers, Korean fried cauliflower and more. Looks alone has us sold on this one.

Call the cafe or email order@63degrees.com.au to order.

 

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Alisitos GF Taco Kits

Alisitos is a Mexican Baja Bar and Grill in Torquay and is an absolute hidden gem. Located on Bell Street, the hot spot is known for slinging authentic Mexican food and cocktails for dinner six days a week. With six (yes six!) different type of taco offerings, as well as burritos and quesadillas for the hungrier folk.

For Grand Final day, they’ve got you sorted with their Heat & Eat Grand Final Day Taco Kits!

⁠⁠With a choice of 12 or 24 taco shells ($50 for 12 taco kit & $95 for 24)⁠⁠, you get two choices of meat chicken, beef, pork or jackfruit⁠⁠, two choices of sauces chipotle mayo, jalapeno mayo, salsa verde or vegan chilli garlic sauce ⁠⁠as well as cabbage, cheese, salsa, chips and then the following options below⁠⁠

⁠Pre-order your kits on their website and get in quick because orders will close at lunchtime on Friday! ⁠⁠

 

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Bob Sugar Footy Box

Boasting a dream combo of curated Asian feeds with fresh cocktails across from the beach, Bob Sugar hits the Melbourne restaurant trends to a tee, and now they’ve got the footy covered too with dinner for the big game this Saturday night!

Available for pre-order now, these boxes come packed with homemade dim sims, chili and garlic prawn skewers, Chinese pork bao sliders, and Korean fried chicken wings. They come in packs for two ($50) or four ($90) and there’s even the option to add on a couple of drinks for kick-ons. It’s a pretty speccy deal!

Pick up will be between 5pm and 6:30pm Saturday night for Footy Boxes and normal take away will be available from 6:45pm through their website.

Pre-order your footy box via email at matt@bobsugar.com.au or call or text it through to 0426 249 227.

 

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Boxed and Boards GF Grazing Boxes

Offering graze boxes and graze tables, Boxed & Boards is the creation of Zara Ramia, spawned from a passion from creating memories for her family and friendly. Turning a hobby into a flourishing business, the grazing boxes are filled with the finest range of cheese, meats, fresh produce and accompaniments, with the option of adding in wine too!

For this weekend, Zara is offering Grand Final boxes for $65 that feeds up to four.

Complete with housemade sausage rolls, party pies, chipotle chicken brioche sliders, Chris’ dip, crackets and fresh cinnamon donuts, these tidy packs are the perfect way to say ‘Go Dogs’ (or Dees) this Saturday. You can make the box bigger if you wish too!

Order yours here.

Sporting Globe Footy Packs

The big dance is almost here and the sporting destination has you covered with their footy packs!

For just $59.90, you get your hands on 12 Wings, 2 Main Meals & a Dessert, with main meals including any Burger, Wrap or Bowl & selected Parmas.

While you’re at it, why not add on some takeaway growlers and cocktails to really see you through.

You can order yours here.

Black Sheep Feed Me Feasts

Tucked away in the very heart of the National Wool Museum, Black Sheep is kind of like an Aladdin’s cave of gins. Taking over the ground level space previously housing Denny’s Kitchen, this magical wonderland will bring you everything a laneway gin bar could, showcasing a healthy stock of Geelong’s finest boutique gins and some equally fine food.

While we can’t indulge at the venue, Black Sheep are bringing the feast to you this Grand Final weekend with their Feed Me Feasts.

These are designed to share and come with Easy ‘Heat + Eat’ instructions for spinach and ricotta tortellini, 12hr slow-cooked pork hock, roasted chat potatoes, sauteed greens, Spaetzle (Austrian Mac and Cheese) and chocolate custard tart.

Orders need to be placed prior to 2pm Thursday, and are avaialble within a 10k m radius of the venue. Deliveries will be made between approx 4pm-6pm.

Order yours here.

Winters Cafe Grand Final Footy Box

Oh my platter. Winters Cafe have well and truly outdone themselves with their lockdown offerings this year, and lucky for us, they’ve decided to whip up a pack for Grand Final Weekend! Hells yeah!

There’s two boxes available, with their Footy Box or their Breakfast Box, both at $65.

Your footy box is full of the classic eats you’d expect to indulge in for the footy, including housemade sausage rolls, mini chicken burgers, mini pies, housemade mushroom arancini, spring rolls and mini dim sims.

Offering the ultimate brekky spread, the breaky one is perfect for the whole family with smashed avo bagels, ham & cheese croissants, waffles with chocolate sauce, and house baked muesli with berry yoghurt.

Pick up and delivery is available. To order, simply DM them on Instagram or call on 5221 8832 between 8am – 2pm. Pre orders close at 3pm Thursday 23rd September

 

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Soft Catering Boxes

A cute, modern cafe, Soft Cafe pumps out amazing Allpress coffee and brunch 7 days a week and now they’ve got a nifty little catering business, perfect for these lockdown times.

With a tonne of different options to choose from online, our eyes are on their new Fan Favourites box which is simply made for footy finals. For $85, this one comes packed with pulled pork bao buns, arancini balls, Guinness beef and mushroom pies, sausage rolls, brie and cheddar cheese, cured meats, crackers, relish and dip and mixed fruits and nuts.

You won’t even have to lift a finger.

They are even doing Free Delivery to your door all week and Grand Final Day. Use the code LOCKDOWN at checkout! Suss it all out here.

 

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Jack Rabbit Vineyard Footy Feast

Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. Jack Rabbit is a must-visit destination on the Bellarine. While currently closed, the team are doing their part to give locals one grand final they’ll never forget with their At Home Feasts.

Available for pick up or delivery, the four-course menu feeds two people and comes packed with Confit Duck sausage rolls, Davidson plum & tomato relish, slow cooked Western Plains Pork Belly, roast apple, radish & snow pea salad, pinot glaze, Braised Leura Lamb shoulder, red wine jus, Crisp Chat Potatoes, Broccolini and Chocolate orange pudding, margarita poached strawberries, lemon mascarpone.

There are easy cooking instructions included too.

Available this Friday or Saturday. To order call 0425 750 655 now

The Dunes Ocean Grove

Melbourne Demons or Western Bulldogs? Doesn’t matter who you’re barracking for, the legends at The Dunes in Ocean Grove want to make this Grand Final one to remember!

They’ve put together a box with all the footy favourites, including braised beef and mozzarella pies, 1kg of Peri Peri chicken wings, tomato sauce, and blue cheese dressing for $55, with the option to add on a four-pack of local Blackman’s Pale Ale or bottle of wine.

To order, visit the team in the Kiosk or order via phone on 5255 3122 before 5pm Thursday for a Saturday pickup.

The Cracker Collective

Specializing in grazing tables and boxes for any event and artisan crackers made locally with natural ingredients, The Cracker Collective is an epic local business delivering grazing platters to the Surf Coast.

Chanelling their inner footy fever, TCC are doing grand final boxes for the weekend. These babies can be picked up in Torquay for $125, and delivered for an extra $5 for anywhere outside of 3228. To order the Footy Box, simply DM on socials, otherwise check out their website with a tonne of delicious platter options, packed with premium cheeses (brie, blue and cheddar), cured prosciutto, sopressa/chorizo, dips (hummus, pumpkin, beetroot, pesto) green split olives, cornichons, pennyroyal figjam, fresh and dried fruit, walnuts and honey roasted cashews, lindt dark chocolate with honeycomb, locally grown edible flowers, along with salted pretzels, fruit and nut crackers, gluten-free rice crackers and signature handmade lavosh crackers (a variety of original, charcoal and poppy & sesame seed).

Bring on the weekend. Check it out here.

Cara Mia Cake Grand Final Cupcakes

It’s not all meat pies and sausage rolls when it comes to the Grand Final. Some of us like it sweet and cupcakery Cara Mia Cake has us sweet tooths sorted with their Grand Final Cupcakes.

Freshly made with only the best ingredients, you’ll be able to order six packs of cupcakes with edible footy toppers. You can mix and match your flavours (whether you like choc brownie, Tim Tam, vanilla, lemon curd or Biscoff) as well as choose how many you’d like of each team, the Dees or the Dogs.

Better still, there are even vegan and gluten-free options available!

Pre-order by Thursday morning for delivery or pickup on September 25. Order via the website.

 

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Sethros BBQ Heat and Eat Packs

With Jodie Ryschka and Seth Mooney at the helm, Sethro’s BBQ is renowned around town for its mouth-watering meaty American-style BBQ. And it’s the real deal kind of BBQ, using real pits to make some of the absolute best-smoked meats in Geelong.

For the day of all days this Saturday, embrace that home BBQ vibe with quality BBQ heat and eat packs, packed with an assortment of Texas Brisket, Pork, Sausages, sides like slaw, BBQ beans and Tater salad, onions, pickles and a Texas Napkin. There’s also a whole bunch of other delicious items you can pre-order for Saturday now.

You can order via the website here.

Cafe El Nido Feast Boxes

Another one for the good humans in Torquay, Cafe El Nido has Sunday sorted with their feast boxes if you’re craving something different for Grand Final.

From the OG Breakfast box, to the Street Food and favourites Box, these feasts are packed with delicious eats like satay chicken skewers, sticky pork skewers, garlic rice, bao buns, spring rolls, beer-battered steak fries, croissants, smashed avo and so much more.

You can check it out and order here.

 

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Van Loons Café GF Hampers

Renowned for their high tea, Van Loons Café is also serving up Grand Final day hampers for footy fans in lockdown this weekend.

They have four options available, including Cheese lover which comes with a variety of cheeses, meats, fresh fruits, dips, nuts and crackers plus a mini cob loaf! ($100, feeds 4); American style packed with buffalo wings, pork sliders, mini hot dogs, mac & cheese balls, sesame chicken, blue cheese sauce ($100, feeds 4); Aussie style which has mini pies, sausage rolls, dim sims, meatball subs, ham and salad subs, parmi sliders, puffdogs ($100, feeds 4); and the Cob loaf, packed with a delicious bacon, spring onion and cream cheese filling ($30)

House made pie boxes (4 pies for $25) of varying flavours are also available for preorder!

Call the cafe on 52501842 to order. Prepayment required.

Pick up anytime on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th or Saturday 25th September (hot food in hampers simply have to be popped in the oven or air fryer, then ready to serve!) Delivery Geelong wide available on Thursday OR Saturday only for an additional cost.

 

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Workers BBQ Feast

The brilliant side hustle of Geelong’s Workers Club, Workers Barbecue is the go-to for an epic BBQ feast, having earned themselves a solid reputation as the home of smoked meats, with a menu featuring the likes of mouth-watering ribs, beef brisket, chicken dippers, and macaroni balls over the years.

While there’s no Grand Final packs per se, the crew have a number of delicious eats to heat at home, perfect for a night in front of the telly. Packed with brisket, chicken, slaw, potato salad, mac n cheese, these packs can be orders for singles, couples and families and comes with easy reheat instructions so you won’t even have to think twice about tucking into this absolute winning feast.

Check it out here.

 

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Bumble Bee Eatery

This little gem has made a name for itself in recent times for its takeaway street food boxes and you can bet they’ve got them available for this weekend.

For this week’s box, you’ll find Crispy chicken bao, veggie spring rolls, Thai fish cakes, spiced chicken wings, Thai pork skewers, Slaw and noodle salad, roti bread and soy pudding!

These boxes are $80 and generously feeds two people.

Pickups on Saturday (between 10am to 12pm). Call 52782005 to place your order. Pre-orders will closed by Wednesday 12pm.

 

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Pier Front Pizzeria Banquet

One for those in Portarlington, Pier Front Pizzeria has a Grand Final banquet to keep you grazing until Sunday.

With options to serve two ($80) or four ($150), this absolute feast includes a grazing box of Hot/Mild Salami, 24mth San Daniele Prosciutto, Mortadella, Grilled eggplant and Zucchini, fresh Italian Buffalo mozzarella, aged Italian cheeses, Salad, house marinated Olives, cheese-filled Peppers and Grissini bread sticks; as well as ready to bake Pier Front Margherita pizza (2 pizzas included in 4pax banquet), a choice of either Meat Lasagna or Vegetarian Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina for Mains and housemade Tiramisu and trio flavoured Gelato for dessert.

Alongside the food, you also get a choice of a bottle of Red, White, Rose’ wine or 2 Peroni beers (4 beers included in 4pax banquet).

Wowee!

Pick up ready to indulge after 1pm on Grand Final Saturday. Call the restaurant on (03) 5259 1579to order yours today.

dal Cafe & Catering GF Footy Box

Footy fever is hitting Geelong, well and truly. This absolute gem is celebrating with their grand final footy box currently available for pre-order.

For only $50 your footy pack will include sausage rolls, pizza, party pies and some truly indulgent cookies for dessert.

Place your order by phoning 5223 1288, emailing catering@dal.org.au or sending a DM via socials.

Steampocket GF Boxes

Steampocket has your weekend sorted with their Grand Final boxes, one at $55 and the other at $40.

The first box includes brioche Rolls, Coleslaw, 14 Hour Pulled Pork, Sausage Rolls, Meatballs, Chicken Sticks, Arancini Balls and Party Pies, while the second option will get you a family lasagne, Salad and a Garlic Bread

Orders are essential! To place an order direct/private message them. Please note, due to lockdown some variability may occur on some items/packs.

 

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Surf Coast Grazing Platters

Everyone knows it’s not a real party unless there’s a grazing board! And while we’ll be partying alone, with our fam, housemates or our significant others, the final is a perfect excuse to indulge in all the cheese, cold meats and sweets you can.

Surf Coast Grazing Platters has you sorted with their Grand Final Grazing Boxes that includes a mix of all your favourite footy treats to enjoy with four to six people.

For $85, these boxes come packed with cheese, cold meats, dip, antipasto, crackers, homemade chocolate balls 🤤, a mix of lollies & chocolates, Oreos, Tim Tams, lollipops, party pies and sausage rolls. What more could you want?!

Order via DM before Wednesday to avoid disappointment. Delivery on Saturday (Delivery included within 20km of Torquay, additional travel charges apply).

Steampacket Foods

A favourite when it comes to catering, Steampacket Foods has you covered with their epic Grand Final Day Weekender pack!

For $100, this absolute boss pack comes filled with mini chicken schnitzel burgers, Sausage Rolls, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Skewers, Mexican Meatballs, Pumpkin Feta Arancini, Quiche, Vegetable Samosa, Mini Margarita Pizza, and Beef Pies. Wowee!

All orders please contact the shop direct 5221 4809.

Dream Dessert Boxes

Do you have a serious sweet tooth? If you’re looking to truly treat yourself while watching the ball fly around the field, these dessert boxes are a great place to start. Based in Geelong, the team make gift buying easy, taking the stress off your shoulders, filling these boxes with an abundance of sweet treats! You can choose to buy a pre-designed box, you can build your own, and you can even request a custom order if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.

As for what’s in the boxes, you’ll find a number of savoury grazing options, sugar-filled boxes with a bunch of chocolate and lollies, and there’s even a couple with alcohol that you will absolutely love.

Check it all out via their website.

Platters by Meg

Another one for the platter fans out there, Platters by Meg is a savvy local business making some of the most indulgent grazing boxes we’ve ever seen.

For Grand Final weekend, there are three boxes available across Geelong, the Surf Coast and The Bellarine Peninsula.

Box one includes a selection of party pies, sausage rolls and pasties (supplied cold with heating instructions) (veg options available as well)  with 3 kinds of cheese, meats and dips included and a doughnut selection with added cookies for both Melbourne and Bulldogs for $70.

Box two includes all the savoury goodness of meats (veg options available), cheese and dips with cookies for both Melbourne and Bulldogs included! Pictured is the small box also available in medium, large and x-large! $35 (price varies on size)

Box three is a half-time sweet box filled with all the goodies to share or keep for yourself! Available in SML or MED (from $25).

DM to order or visit the website.

Routleys Bakery

Celebrate Footy Fever with Routley’s footy combo Bliss Box.

For $45, you can get your mitts on Cake (small) Donuts in team colours, Mini Frosted Cupcakes in team colours, Party Pies and Party Sausage Rolls!

Don’t forget to order before 2pm Thursday 23rd September for Saturday delivery.

You can shop here.

Cafe Bear & Scoobs GF Boxes

Whether you need a business-friendly brunch or a lazy central Sunday hotspot, North Geelong’s Café Bear and Scoobs has become one of the best spots for brunchin’ since swinging open their doors a few years ago. Well known as the dessert kings around town, Mark (Bear) and Dave (Scoobs), they’ve now got you covered for Grand Final Day with their GF boxes.

Priced at $55 each, you can choose from a box of 6 Quiches, 6 Sausage Rolls and 6 Party Pies; a box of 2 Hedgehog slices, 2 French vanilla slices, 2 brownies and 2 mousse; a box with a bottle of red, and a bottle of white or sparkling, or a selection of six ready to drink pre-mix cans.

Find out more here.