Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in Philly
With a little planning (and advance orders) your Thanksgiving will be delicious, warm, and stress-free!
I’m going to be honest: I’ve never cooked a turkey. I’ve observed, I’ve made some sides, I’ve brought a pie, I’ve looked very involved in an apron while someone’s mom talked about brine and basting or whatever… but now it turns out I’m someone’s mom. Luckily, there are so many fabulous Philly restaurants out there, and with a little planning (and advance orders) your Thanksgiving will be delicious, warm, and stress-free! Here are just some great picks around town. Happy Thanksgiving!
Pickup at Volver, located at 300 S. Broad Street
Order by November 19; pickup November 23 from noon-8 pm or November 24 from 8 am-3 pm (local delivery available)
Garces Trading Company serves up a Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the trimmings, including turkey, challah bread stuffing, potatoes, salad, green bean casserole, a whole pie (choice of apple or pumpkin) and more. Reheat instructions will be provided as well. The $90 package serves two people; add additional people for $45 per person. Delivery is available up to 15 miles from Center City.
14 N. Front Street
Order by November 19; pickup November 24
Panorama will offer a complete and ready- to-heat Thanksgiving dinner to go. Chef Matthew Gentile has adapted traditional dishes with his signature Italian influences, for a memorable and unique Thanksgiving feast. So, in addition to the traditional turkey, cranberries, and stuffing, you can also add on dishes like eggplant parmigiana, antipasti misto, and more. The meal comes prepared sliced and ready to just heat and serve. Pay online in advance all orders by Friday, November 19. All packages will be ready for pickup Wednesday, November 24 between noon and 6 pm Minimum order size is for four people, at $200, plus tax.
1040 N. Second St.
Order by November 23; pickup November 24
El Camino offers a lot of flexibility. You can just do an entire turkey (with gravy and cranberry) for $85 if you want to tackle the sides yourself or add a la carte sides (stuffing, potatoes, etc.) for $25 each. They also have all-inclusive packages that include turkey, sides, biscuits, vegetables, and pie for two ($75), four ($130), or even 8-10 people ($225). You can also go with a Buttermilk Southern Fried Turkey in place of a traditional roasted one, because why not? Additional pies can be ordered for $20 each. Step-by-step instructions are included so everything is done perfectly. Order by November 23, and pickup on November 24.
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Pickup 25; dine-in also available
Urban Farmer is offering its Thanksgiving to-go menu again this year, boasting a full spread of holiday favorites such as a 12-14 pound turkey, house-made cranberry sauce, red bliss smashed potatoes, house-made gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted carrots, house-made cornbread, and choice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie. Urban Farmer’s package is $190 and serves 4-6 people. All orders can be picked up on Thanksgiving Day from noon—3 pm. Urban Farmer is also bringing back its in-person Thanksgiving feast, a prix-fixe dinner on November 25 from 4–8:30 pm. Dine-in Thanksgiving is $95 per person, and $45 for kids under 12. Reservations required.
1001 N. Second St.
Pickup November 24
Hudson Table is offering a high-end meal kit with all the Thanksgiving favorites: turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, and more. Everything will be prepared in their controlled, sanitary, fully compliant kitchen by a small team of highly-trained team members to ensure cleanliness and precautions are taken. Reheating and finishing instructions will be provided as well. The $125 meal kit serves four people.
1150 Market St.
Pickup November 24
Iron Hill will be offering a no-fuss, traditional Thanksgiving meal to-go for $65. The pre-cooked meal bundles serve four and include oven-roasted turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, and green beans with bacon and grilled onions. You can also add on a pie for $10, and even add beer to take out. Pickup on November 24.
1730 Chestnut St. and 930 S. Ninth St.
Order by November 19; pickup November 24 or 25
A package for six people includes butternut squash soup, rolls, cranberries, stuffing, sides, pie, and your choice of entrees—you can get a whole turkey or other meats. Add on more sides and appetizers a la carte. Order by November 19 and pickup on November 24 or 25 in Rittenhouse or the Italian Market. If you’re late to order a whole package, chances are you can find some a la carte items in the Rittenhouse location’s prepared food section and bakery, so don’t give up!
1750 N. Front Street
Pickup November 24 or 25
Choose from an extensive a la carte menu or select “A Box of Thanksgiving,” which serves 2-4 people (with leftovers) for $165. Whether you choose the box or a la carte, there are upgrades, vegetarian options, and many gluten-free dishes as well. Pickup on November 24 or 25; delivery is also available.
Vegan Option: P.S. & Co.
1706 Locust St.
Order by November 17; pickup November 24
If you’re looking for a plant-based option, P.S. & Co. has vegan Thanksgiving offerings including Shepherd’s Pie, biscuits, stuffing, and more. They also have vegan Thanksgiving desserts, of course, like pumpkin pie, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake brownies. Order by November 17 and pickup on November 24 from 10 am—4 pm. Local delivery will be available for an additional fee.
Lead photograph courtesy of Garces Events and Aversa PR.