These Philly Restaurants Are Open For Takeout This Holiday Season
Give yourself the gift of not cooking.
Well, we made it, I guess? The holiday season is here, and with it, little to no possibility of celebrating in the usual way. But as we hit pause on the traditions we’re used to, there’s no time like 2020 to make way for a new tradition: ordering takeout!
Skip the anxiety of preparing a meal worthy of your celebration and instead treat yourself (and your household) to a delicious and no-hassle feast. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, or are just in some desperate need of extra yuletide cheer, Philly’s best local restaurants are working overtime to make it happen. Check out our picks for holiday takeout so you can share the love and support local businesses this season.
Leave the cooking to Rex this Christmas as the South Street restaurant offers a blowout holiday feast that includes biscuits, potatoes, two types of stew, cornbread with pineapple stuffing, house-smoked ham, and a Bouche de Noel for dessert (plus cookies for Santa). Round off the meal with the house aperitif and digestif selections, too. Packages can be ordered for groups of two ($125) or four ($240).
How to order: See all the details on Instagram. December 24 pickup.
Sazon Restaurant & Cafe
Every year Sazon offers its traditional Cena Navideña special for the holidays, and 2020 was no match for the tradition. Available for takeout or delivery, the menu includes hallaca, pan de jamòn, hen salad, and your choice of Pernil or Asado negro. The offer is available every Thursday this month, but ordering early is a must.
How to order: DM on Instagram or call 215-763-2500
Di Bruno Bros.
Everyone’s favorite market to ogle at pretty things has a ton of holiday takeout options this season, including a pick-up menu specific for December 23 and 24 where you can pick your choice of hors d'oeuvre, appetizer, entree, two sides, and a dessert (feeds six and starts at $240). A make-your-own lobster roll kit, rack of lamb, and gingerbread cheesecake are all part of the mix. Di Bruno’s also has New Year’s Eve and Family Meal menus up for orders too.
How to order:Online through December 18 for Christmas and Christmas Eve; December 28 for New Year’s Eve
Fork’s Hanukkah Dinner Box for Two is available for pickup from December 10-17, featuring main dish options including red wine braised lamb shank, champagne braised Lancaster chicken, and applewood smoked trout with creme fraiche. You’ll also get a salad, carrot-ginger soup, quinoa salad, braised greens, latkes, and flourless chocolate cake, all for $120.
How to order:Online
The Hanukkah package at a.kitchen can be made for 2 ($85) or 4 ($160) and includes salad, matzah balls with chicken stock, liver mousse, house-made pickles, lox, latkes, spice-braised brisket, and more, plus the option to add on some challah and bagels from High Street Philly. Pick-ups are available from December 10-18.
How to order:Online
Have your Feast of the Seven Fishes without having to stink up your kitchen with bold attempts at DIYing your seafood. Osteria is serving a traditional feast ($65 per person) that comes with focaccia, octopus insalata, shrimp cocktail, baked clams, baccala lasagna, stuffed conchiglie, monkfish, branzino, and tiramisu. For a slightly more lowkey option, there’s also a Christmas Day package ($50 per person) that features lasagna, roasted chicken, wild boar bolognese, and other items for a seven-course meal.
How to order: Call 215-763-0920 by December 20 for December 24 pickup
For a festive feast any time this holiday season, Southgate is offering Family Meals ($80-$120) that includes four banchan, four appetizers, and four-to-six entrees. Options include soy garlic or spicy Korean fried chicken, bao buns with your choice of filling, bulgogi burger sliders, hot chicken sliders, ssam platters, and your choice of entrees.
How to order: Call 215-560-8443
Get your Christmas morning fix with Talula’s holiday takeout brunch, which includes pastries, veggie frittata, and bacon and egg frittata, plus other holiday menus that are good any time of day, including a hor’s d'oeuvre grazing plate, mini crab cakes, tender braised brisket, biscuits, and homemade cookies, plus a ton more. New Year’s options are available as well.
How to order: Call 215-592-6555 or email tdaily.Info@starr-restaurant.com by December 18 for December 23 or 24 pickup; by December 28 for December 30 or 31 pickup.
The Relish Holiday Trimmings Package is made to serve 10-12 people, offering way more than just trimmings. The package includes mac n’ cheese, smoked turkey with collards and cabbage, garlicky green beans, brown sugar candied yams, cornbread, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, and lemon pound cake for $150. You can also order braised turkey wings and festive big batch cocktails a la carte. Relish is also accepting donations for its Holiday Dinner Drive.
How to order:Online through December 20
Garces Trading Company
Chef Jose Garces is offering a myriad of holiday-themed packages this season, with cuisine pulled from his various restaurants around the city. For Christmas Eve, take your pick between a full spread from Amada, including prime rib or roasted turkey breast, or a seven fishes option courtesy of the Olde Bar. From December 10-18, Garces is also offering a family-style Hanukkah dinner featuring matzo ball soup, latkes, brisket, kugel, and cinnamon apple cake.
How to order:Online with at least four days’ notice
Dim Sum House
Get your Chinese food holiday fix as both Dim Sum House locations remain open for delivery and takeout on Christmas day, including cocktails to go for some extra good cheer. The full menu will be available all day from noon to 8 pm.
How to order: Delivery or pick up via Caviar
If you’re still looking for the Feast of the Seven Fishes deal that’s just right, maybe Oyster House is it. The $90 package serves two and includes smoke fish dip, caesar salad with white anchovies, seafood mixto with shrimp, mussels, and calamari, clams casino, crab linguini, and tiramisu. If you can’t eat all that, everything is also available a la carte.
How to order: Call 215-567-7683 by December 21 at 5 pm for December 23 and 24 pick up