Who says November 24 is the only day you get to indulge in heaps of mashed potatoes and unlimited servings of pumpkin pie? Kiss your diet goodbye and stop by one of these local eateries dishing up Turkey Day favorites right now.
What could possibly beat a thick slice of sweet pumpkin pie? A warming pumpkin bisque at this doggie-themed cafe. Treat yourself to a bowl of spiced pumpkin bisque at any of White Dog Cafe's three whimsical locations, which are all artfully decked out in pup-inspired decor. Topped with candied walnuts and cinnamon mascarpone, this soup might just beat the beloved Thanksgiving Day treat. 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-225-3700; 3420 Sansom St., University City, 215-386-9224; 379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 215-896-4556
This Walnut Street favorite always puts fine dining and locally sourced goods first. Aside from filling yourself with stuffing and cranberry sauce, the beloved food-centric holiday is also all about the veggies. Stop by Vernick Food & Drink to enjoy their vegetable-dominant menu that is brimming with options that pay homage to Thanksgiving. We suggest their simple baby carrots, glazed with tahini vinaigrette, or their daily serving of sauteed greens. 2031 Walnut St., 267-639-6644
Dine, shop, or drink at this beef-centric hot spot downtown. While they may be fairly new to the block, Kensington Quarters has upped the Philly dining game with delectable fare and a fresh interior giving off industrial vibes. Top off your dining experience—and pay homage to Thanksgiving—with their butternut squash tart complete with caramelized onions and Allegheny cheese. 1310 Frankford Ave., 267-314-5086
Inspired by southern cooking, chef Kevin Sbraga offers Philly residents comfort food in the form of his University City resto. Here, guests can embrace the season and order up The Fat Ham's famed skillet cornbread. The perfectly cooked dish comes with doses of Tasso ham, molasses butter, and fine herbs for an inventive take on the classic side dish. 3131 Walnut St., 215-735-1914
For those who want to have it all, Jones Restaurant is the place for you. Their Thanksgiving dinner fully embraces all that is great about the holiday—from stuffing and cranberry sauce to mashed potatoes and gravy, you’ll find everything you love about Turkey Day on one plate. Plus, don't miss out on their mouthwatering baked macaroni and cheese, a three cheese-blend sprinkled with bread crumbs to top it all off. 700 Chestnut St., 215-223-5663
If you're in a rush, head to this popular Irish pub to treat yourself to a holiday-inspired dish on-the-go. Here, the highlight is the tavern's turkey sandwich with a twist—served up with homemade gravy, cranberry relish, and stuffing, the sandwich is combined on a brioche roll, and finished off with a side of fries. 17 Cricket Ave., Ardmore, 610-642-9280