With all restaurant dining rooms in Pennsylvania officially closed, takeout and delivery has become the only way for customers to access restaurant food during the novel coronavirus crisis. Many restaurants that normally don’t offer their meals to go have quickly added pickup and delivery options, with several putting together special menus and dishes. Delivery services like Caviar and Uber Eats offer a lot of choices, and are waiving delivery fees for some restaurants.
Restaurants are taking extra steps to emphasize food safety as well. Customers can order by phone to maintain social distance and in some cases opt for no-contact delivery, with the driver dropping food off on the doorstep.
This list includes a selection of places currently offering takeout and delivery. It does not include every option — more restaurants are joining in, and others are stopping service, so if a favorite spot isn’t here, call or check the restaurant’s social media.
Note that to limit contact restaurants are no longer accepting walk-in orders. Takeout is still permitted, but the food must be ordered online or via phone in advance.
Gigi Pizza — Open for takeout or delivery via Caviar from noon-9 p.m.
Pizzeria Vetri — Available on Caviar.
Italian / Mediterranean
Di Bruno Bros. — Available on Caviar, Grubhub, and Instacart.
Ralph’s Italian Restaurant — Available on Uber Eats, Caviar, and DoorDash for delivery; call for takeout.
Porcos Porchetteria and Small Oven Pastry Shop — Available on Caviar or call for takeout. The team has expanded the coffee and pastry menu for the time being. Get there early; they sold out before 3 p.m. one day.
Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop — Available on Caviar.
Geno’s — Available on Uber Eats, DoorDash, and GrubHub.
Pat’s — Available on Uber Eats, DoorDash, and GrubHub.
Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop — Available by phone or on Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Caviar.
Baby Blues BBQ — Open every day from noon to 8 p.m. for delivery and curbside pickup. Order via GrubHub, Caviar, DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Delivery.com, or by calling.
The Olde Bar — Order individual dishes or a family-style meal for delivery via Caviar or Uber Eats or to pick up.
Redcrest Fried Chicken — Available on Uber Eats or call for pickup.
Village Whiskey — Available on Caviar.
Vernick Food & Drink — Not only is Vernick offering a curbside pickup menu of entrees, sides, sourdough bread, and dessert, but customers can include a bottle from Vernick Wine next door.
Pinefish — Call (267-519-2850) to order for pickup.
Famous 4th Street Deli — Available on Caviar. The big portions that come with sides are a good deal.
Bibou — Pierre Calmels is cooking up something special each day for pickup in South Philly. Wednesday was cassoulet; Thursday and Friday bring crab galettes. Order by phone.
June BYOB — Be patient for $5 pasta from East Passyunk Avenue’s June. It’s first-ordered, first-served starting at 6 p.m. and cash or Venmo only. Check Instagram for the daily offerings. Or email the restaurant to order a whole chicken and three sides for curbside pickup, for $38.
Nemi — Call for delivery or takeout. Virgin margarita mix is also available.
Café Ynez — Available for delivery on Caviar, GrubHub, and EatStreet, or call for pickup.
Taqueria La Veracruzana — Available on Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash.
Los Gallos — Call for delivery or takeout.
Central and South American
Jezabel’s — Available on Caviar or call to pick up.
Bar Bombon — Available on Caviar and DoorDash, or call for pickup.
Unit Su Vege — The mostly vegan Chinese menu is available on Uber Eats.
Chinese and Taiwanese
Han Dynasty — Available on Caviar and for pickup with 20 percent off for hospitality industry workers.
Tom’s Dim Sum — Available on Uber Eats, Caviar, DoorDash, and GrubHub.
Circles — Available on Caviar.
Kalaya — Not only is Kalaya offering curbside takeout and delivery options, but the acclaimed Thai restaurant also launched “Phamily meals” for hospitality industry workers in need of a to-go meal. Other local restaurants that have had to close — including Mike’s BBQ and Suraya — have been dropping off extra food for these 3-5 p.m. events.
Ginza — Available on Uber Eats and for pickup.
Terakawa — Available on DoorDash.
Hiroki — The omakase-only restaurant is selling smaller versions of its usual set menu through Caviar.
Vietnam Cafe — Available on Caviar or by phone.
Pho 75 — Call for takeout.
Pho Cali — Available on Uber Eats and GrubHub.
Jembatan 5 — Call for delivery or pickup (215-238-1898).
Sky Cafe — Call for delivery or pickup (215-271-1983).
Tiffin — Order delivery or pickup online.
Veda — Order delivery or pickup online.
Al Zaytouna — Available on Caviar.
Halal Guys — Order delivery or pickup online.
Saad’s Halal — Available on Uber Eats.
Southern and Soul Food
Tasties — Available for pickup.
Butter’s Soul Food To Go — Available for pickup.
The Twisted Tail — Available on Uber Eats, or call for free delivery within three miles.
Philly Style Bagels — This no-phone shop has enlisted a burner phone (267-333-8812) to take bagel orders for the time being. Pay via Venmo (@phillystylebagels) and pick up at the takeout window. Bagels are also available for delivery on Uber Eats.
D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats — Order via text message (215-514-3930) or Caviar for pickup and delivery. The shop accepts cash or credit but prefers contactless payment via PayPal or Venmo.
Isgro Pasticceria — Available on Caviar, Uber Eats, and Mercato.
Reading Terminal Market
This list shows which Reading Terminal Market vendors are open and what delivery platforms they use. Or use the code RTMFREE on Mercato.com for free delivery within 16 miles from a variety of merchants.