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13 Philly Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

By Abby Dupes | November 16, 2020 | Food & Drink

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Skip the pressure of cooking dinner—this year has been stressful enough. Invite these local eateries to fill your dining-room table with fresh, festive fare. Here are some of the best Thanksgiving dinner options in Philadelphia.

Fork

The classic Old City establishment is delivering elegance this season with a four-course feast customizable per guest. Choose from hors d'oeuvres and entrées like the green salad with walnuts and pears and turkey with cranberry chutney and gravy. Family-style sides are included, featuring roasted apples and brussels sprouts, rolls and anadama herb stuffing. Finish the meal off with one of the four dessert options. Forkrestaurant.com


Scarpetta

Scarpetta marks Thanksgiving with a three-course convivial fete that will make any table look good. Kick off the dinner with a roasted beet salad including shaved vegetables, ricotta and beet vinaigrette. For the main course, indulge in a decadent pancetta-wrapped heritage turkey served with autumn vegetables, dark meat stuffing and cranberry chutney. End on a sweet note with pumpkin cheesecake: a twist for those who have grown tired of pie. scarpettarestaurants.com


Oyster House

If you can’t fathom giving up the tradition of roasting a turkey, we have the take-out menu for you. BYOB— “Bake your own bird”—and leave the fixings to Oyster House. Tantalize taste buds with jumbo shrimp cocktail before dipping into the cornbread oyster stuffing. And for the dessert lovers? Seasonal staples like pumpkin pie, salted honey pie and gooey bourbon pecan pie are also on deck, ready to be served. Oysterhousephilly.com

Urban Farmer

This year, bring the farm to your table. Order a locally sourced Thanksgiving to-go kit from Urban Farmer that has all the autumnal flavors you’ve been craving. Savor holiday classics like house-made cranberry sauce and gravy, cornbread turkey stuffing, red bliss smashed potatoes and your preference of pumpkin, apple or pecan pie. Preorder today and pull into the valet lane on the 26th—you’ll be thankful that you did. urbanfarmersteakhouse.com


Walnut Street Café

West Philly dwellers flock to this innovative American comfort food eatery all year round, and Thanksgiving won’t be any different. Curate your ideal menu with family-style fares like sweet potato mash, stuffing and mac n’ cheese, or à la carte dishes like baked brie and veggie crudite. For the main attraction, order the organic Amish whole roasted turkey. And because dessert is for your second stomach, end it all with a slice of their pumpkin pie or apple pie. Walnutstreetcafe.com


Talula’s Daily

Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy are ready to help you tackle the holidays and remain stress-free with their catering menu, which features the freshest ingredients from local farms. The possibilities are vast—think gourmet cheese boards filled with jams and seasonal nibbles, creamy Kennett Square mushroom soup, pumpkin risotto and fresh cranberry and cider punch. Talulasdaily.com


Le Cavalier

Travel to France through taste this Thanksgiving with Le Cavalier in Wilmington, DE. The approachable, elegant cuisine is a mixture of French classics and modernizations, and their holiday offerings mirror that with brioche stuffing and the French apple cider cake dotted in Calvados-caramel pecans and buttercream. For the main dish, ditch the turkey and order the citrus-glazed ham with a pineapple-rum gastrique. Lecavalierde.com


Lacroix

Seasoned Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon is carving your family’s picture-perfect turkey this year. The bird is served two ways: roasted breast in Herbes de Provence and maple-glazed thighs. Cozy the meat between the sage and chestnut bread stuffing and the pomme puree before drizzling the Meyer lemon-scented turkey gravy or port wine cranberry sauce on top. Pair with a bottle of wine from the extensive menu for a final touch. lacroixrestaurant.com


Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

COVID-19 is not about to stop the holiday traditions at the Borgata, and it shouldn’t stop yours. Just like your grandma made, glazed sweet mashed potatoes with a marshmallow topping, cornbread stuffing and apple crumb cake are sure to be a hit from the hotel’s kitchen. theborgata.com/gobble


Seaview Hotel

Turkey and all of the classic trimmings make up Seaview Hotel’s all-inclusive, to-go kit for six to eight people. Packed with quarts of hearty food, this feast is sure to please everyone at the table. The flavor story of garlic and herbs is carried throughout with roasted garlic mashed potatoes served next to sage stuffing and garlic-sizzled green beans. Seaviewdolcehotel.com


Panorama

From their house to yours, have a truly Italian Thanksgiving dinner with the pick-up package from Panorama. House-made Focaccia bread, rigatoni with baked wild boar bolognese, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and chestnut and fig stuffing are the stars of this spread. Fall flavors and seasonal ingredients will truly make you feel at home for the holidays—even if you can’t be there. pennsviewhotel.com/panorama


Fond

Preorder Thanksgiving with the à la carte or package deal at the East Passyunk Avenue staple. Fond has all the dinner dishes you’ll need—chestnut rosemary potato filling, white miso butterscotch sweet potatoes and turkey cooked two ways—but dessert is where it’s at. Indulge in warm brown butter apple pie, rich chocolate cheesecake with a cocoa crumb crust, molasses spice cookies and more. fondphilly.com/index.html


Davio’s

Left everything until the last minute? Don’t rush to the supermarket—Davio’s is accepting orders until the 24th. Lush and creamy mashed potatoes balance the savory caramelized flavors of oven-roasted Vermont free-range organic turkey at this Northern Italian steakhouse. Homemade gravy and fresh cranberry ginger chutney accompany the main course alongside herbaceous brioche stuffing. Davios.com



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