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Where to Order Food in Philly This Weekend

Add water ice, barbecue, and lobster rolls to your curbside pickup plans

seafood roll with pickles and lemon
Stock Rittenhouse is now selling summery seafood dishes under the name Anchor Light.
Anchor Light

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.

For more takeout ideas, start here.


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.

Lobster rolls

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.

Water ice

This is Philadelphia. Eat your wooder ice. (Or ice cream.)


Bars and restaurants throughout the city are selling cocktails to go. Hop Sing Laundromat’s owner 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.


110 South 13th Street, , PA 19107 (215) 546-9300 Visit Website

Bing Bing Dim Sum

1648 East Passyunk Avenue, , PA 19148 (215) 279-7702 Visit Website

Vernick Fish

1 North 19th Street, , PA 19103 (215) 419-5055 Visit Website

Cheu Fishtown

1416 Frankford Avenue, , PA 19125 (267) 758-2269 Visit Website


1602 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 546-0181 Visit Website


308 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (302) 559-4872

Chatayee Thai

1227 Walnut Street, , PA 19107 (215) 923-8208 Visit Website

Craftsman Row Saloon

112 South 8th Street, , PA 19107 (215) 923-0123 Visit Website

Jean-Georges Philadelphia

1 North 19th Street, , PA 19103 (215) 419-5057 Visit Website

CHeU noodle bar

255 South 10th Street, , PA 19107 (267) 639-4136 Visit Website


1414 Frankford Avenue, , PA 19125 (215) 278-2804 Visit Website

Spice Finch

220 South 17th Street, , PA 19103 (215) 309-2238 Visit Website

Stock Rittenhouse

1935 Chestnut Street, , PA 19103 (215) 988-9480 Visit Website