Oscar Nominations are out and it’s time to start catching up on the movies you missed and planning your Oscar party. After seeing every movie on this list, I can tell you exactly what foods are perfect to be enjoyed in tandem with each film. Turn off the lights, cue up the Roku, and grab a plate!
Everything Everywhere All At Once + Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Season Smoked Salmon
Everything Everywhere All At Once has the bagel so you need to provide the Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Season Smoked Salmon. It made its way to the very top of our list of the best smoked salmon and is absolutely wonderful, just like this movie. Whether you’re planning to watch this movie over a big bagel breakfast or enjoy delicate canapes with friends, this smoked salmon should absolutely make an appearance. If you really want to get wild, wrap a hot dog in this smoked salmon for a real homage to the film.
All Quiet on the Western Front + Bare Bones Lentil Curry Plant-Based Soup
I cannot even fathom what it would be like to go to or come home from war. I do know, however, that war movies are heartbreaking. I think the characters in this movie and the people watching this movie both need lots of comfort to process something so upsetting. When I want comfort, I reach always reach for a warm bowl of soup and Bare Bones Lentil Curry Plant-Based Soup is one of the best. Plus, it comes in a pouch which kind of makes it feel an MRE.
Avatar: The Way of Water + The Pink Sauce
Buying a ticket to see Avatar: The Way of Water and buying a bottle of The Pink Sauce feels the same: It’s a huge leap of faith. It tells people that you love whimsy and are open to being disappointed. Plus, color is so important to both Avatar: The Way of Water and the viral Pink Sauce. Lastly, we can’t believe the Pink Sauce is still around and we can’t believe this movie got nominated for Best Picture.
The Banshees of Inisherin + Good & Gather Crispy Chicken Breast Strips
Target calls these Good & Gather Crispy Chicken Breast Strips but we call them chicken fingers. Grab a bag of these to share with your best friend. They’re good enough to mend a broken relationship. Just make sure you don’t feed them to your donkey.
Elvis + Deep River Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips
Pay tribute to Graceland with a bag of Deep River Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips in honor of Memphis’ famous BBQ. Elvis may not have been from the iconic BBQ capital, but he certainly loved it. Now, the Mississippi native is almost exclusively associated with the Tennesse city and a chunk of the movie Elvis takes place there.
The Fabelmans + Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter
The Fabelmans is a movie about movies so there is only one food you should be pairing it with: popcorn. Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter gives you that at-the-theater feeling you crave when watching a movie like this.
TÁR + Inglehoffer Seafood Tartar Sauce
Something fishy is going on with Lydia Tar TÁR. Because of that, we recommend grabbing a bag of fish sticks and enjoying them with a bottle of TÁRtar sauce. Plus, TÁR takes place in Germany and Inglehoffer is an extremely German name.
Top Gun: Maverick + El Yucateco Chile Habanero XXXtra Hot Sauce
Seeing Top Gun: Maverick gave me quite a rush. To emulate that feeling, put a few dashes of El Yucateco Chile Habanero XXXtra Hot Sauce onto whatever you’re eating while watching this movie. It is so spicy and punchy that I can feel a tingle in my scalp just writing this. It’s not flying a jet up the side of a mountain, but it’s close.
Triangle of Sadness + Snyder’s of Hanover Snaps
Women Talking + Betty Crocker Creamy Butter Instant Mashed Potatoes
The women are talking and you should absolutely not interrupt them with the sounds of loud crunching. Make a bag of these Betty Crocker Creamy Butter Instant Mashed Potatoes and silently enjoy a dish that feels like something the women of this colony would’ve eaten. Separately, did you know Betty Crocker was not a real person?