Thinking about what to eat this July Fourth weekend? Here are some top-notch takeout options in Philly to consider. As always, if ordering directly through a restaurant instead of through a third-party delivery service is possible, that’s the way to go since delivery services take a hefty cut.
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The Fourth of July feels like a good time for barbecue. Fortunately, Philly has several options for ribs, brisket, and pulled pork to go. Those who want to be among the first to try Philly’s newest barbecue spot can head to Kensington, where Zig Zag BBQ just opened.
Vegan comfort food
If smoked meats are definitely not on the agenda, choose from a wide variety of Philly restaurants selling vegan pizza, cheesesteaks, burgers, and cheese fries. UnSoul Food, which just opened in Fairmount, also has vegan mac and cheese, seafood salad, and milkshakes.
There are a few spots for lobster rolls in Philly, including three brand-new options. Little Fish, usually a cozy Bella Vista BYOB, is now set up as a raw bar with oysters, scallop toast, and lobster rolls all available for takeout. In Rittenhouse, Stock is serving lobster rolls, plus shrimp rolls, Maryland crab rolls, hot dogs, and corn salad, under the name Anchor Light. The pop-up will be at Stock all summer, with both pickup and delivery available. And in Midtown Village/the Gayborhood, Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are opening Salty’s Seafood & Ice Cream Shack, operating out of what is usually Jamonera. The summertime pop-up (which includes sidewalk seating) is slated to start takeout service this weekend and run through September, with lobster rolls, smash burgers, “shore hoagies,” ice cream sandwiches, and cocktails.
Bars and restaurants throughout the city are selling cocktails to go. Hop Sing Laundromat’s owner Lê is keeping his speakeasy-style bar closed for now, but he is popping up with to-go cocktails at other Philly venues. Through Sunday, he’ll be at Leda & the Swan with a long list of libations for $10 each.