4
| Lists |

Top 5 LAN Party Foods

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

LAN parties are something of a dying breed. Players can now get the extreme multiplayer experience through online play subscriptions without the hassle of carting TVs, game systems and cables over to their friend's houses. But diehards still enjoy LAN parties, and they've created their own distinct food parameters - they can't be too greasy or require utensils, and they must have minimal cleanup. So, grab your Monster, Jolt, Red Bull or Bawls, as we count down the top 5 LAN party foods.

5. Chips

It's a typical snack food, but our gamer friends say it's at every party. However, nearly every gamer we spoke to complained that you end up having to wipe down your controller afterwards. Sources say the plain, low-salt and original flavors work best.

4. Cupcakes

Cupcakes make awesome LAN party foods. Cupcake liners act as a built-in plate, so you don't have to worry so much if you do end up setting it on your friend's floor. However, most people tend to get a little jittery after eating their fill of cupcakes.

3. Hot wings

Wings have the possibility of being great LAN party foods. Hot wings are two-bite, one handed foods, and if you get them naked or with minimal sauce, they don't crap up your controller too much.

2. Hot Pockets/Pizza rolls

These two are grouped together because they are basically the same concept. Hot, cheesy goodness, surrounded by crispy, crusty goodness. No utensils, and you can eat them while your character is respawning.

1. Pizza

More than half of all LAN parties order pizza, and for good reason. Pizza is the perfect LAN party food - it requires no prep (someone else does your dirty work), and it's cheap, somewhat nutritious, and plate-optional.

Is there something we've left out? Sound off in the comments.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.