Game Day Eats & Treats

Fall sports season is here! Enjoy incredible local eats that are perfect for tailgating and game days.

Article by Heather Hoffman

Photography by Heather Hoffman, Sunflower Spreads, & Varsity Donuts

Originally published in Manhattan City Lifestyle

The Guilty Cookie: Chiefs Cookies 

The creativity and artistry of The Guilty Cookie’s Cristina Lumase is unsurpassed. These artful confections are sure to steal the show at your next Chiefs watch party. Place custom orders at and check out The Guilty Cookie at the Downtown Manhattan Farmers Market, 3rd & Leavenworth St. Follow @theguiltycookie

Sunflower Spreads: Tailgate Board 

Elevate your tailgating and game-watching experience with gorgeous charcuterie boards created by mom and daughter duo, Barb and Cecilia. The pair also host public and private charcuterie workshops, perfect for a girls' night out or date night as the weather cools down. Order at Follow@sunflowerspreadsmhk

ZL Smoothie: Power Cat Smoothie

Power up for game day with fresh blueberries, protein, and caffeine! 1101 Moro St. Follow @zlsmoothie

Varsity Donuts: K-Stater Donut 

Whether you're tailgating at 7 am or watching the game in matching pajamas, make your whole family's morning with these purple vanilla frosted donuts covered in purple sprinkles! 704 N Manhattan Ave. Follow @varsitydonuts

Rockin K's: Game Day Menu

Located just a stone's throw from Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Rockin K's offers a special Game Day Menu, which includes Rockin Guac, the Kobe Tostada Burger, and Brisket Nachos: tortilla chips topped with house-smoked brisket, beer cheese sauce, corn & poblano mix, jalapeños, and cilantro.1880 Kimball Ave.  Follow @rockinksmhk

GOOLSBY’S: The Double Coverage

Founded by former K-State Defensive Back, Denzel Goolsby, GOOLSBY'S is a fan favorite for game day, offering burgers, pizza, spicy cauliflower bites, and fried cheesecake. The Double Coverage burger is double the high-quality beef, cheddar, and bacon, plus garlic aioli & pickles.1212 Bluemont Ave. Follow @goolsbysks

Tre's Squeeze: Wildcat Squeeze 

Organic butterfly pea flower powder turns Tre’s signature lemonade Wildcat Purple! Limited availability only on game days at Manhattan Hy-Vee. 601 N 3rd Pl. Follow @tres_squeeze

Oz Tasty Treats: Strawberry Footballs 

These chocolate-covered strawberry footballs are the cutest crowd pleaser for game day gatherings. Founded by firefighter Renee Lucas, Oz Tasty Treats specializes in custom cupcakes, cake pops, meringue lollipops, and more. Place orders at and follow at @oztastytreats

Pandora Rolled Ice Cream: EMAW Ice Cream 

Celebrate a Wildcat victory with rolled ice cream! The EMAW features fresh banana, strawberry, and blackberry mixed into vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream, teddy grahams, and chocolate sauce. 1125 Laramie St. Follow @pandoraicecream

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