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A Christmas Eve duck dinner from Fiore Fine Foods.
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Where to Order Christmas Dinner and More in Philly

To-go options for fancy cakes, latkes, family-style prime rib dinners, and more

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A Christmas Eve duck dinner from Fiore Fine Foods.
| Fiore Fine Foods [official photo]

December is usually one of the busiest months for restaurants, between party bookings, packed bars, and general frolicking that typically goes on. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to squash social gatherings, travel plans, and on-site dining in Philly, no one needs to be told why this year is different.

With more Philadelphians hunkering down, restaurants are bringing their A-game to help diners get into the holiday spirit at home. From Christmas to Hanukkah and all the cozy days in between, a range of familiar favorites and under-the-radar eateries offer takeout options for every palate and at-home party style.

Here’s a curated list of 20 places to pick up a celebratory feast in Philly:

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Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

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Tierra Colombian’s South American spin on Christmas includes a family-style spread of salads, entrees, and desserts ($26 per person, six-person minimum). A main worth noting is the tamal Colombiano, which comes wrapped in a banana leaf for an extra dramatic reveal.

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant [official photo]

Elwood focuses on traditional Pennsylvania cooking techniques and ingredients, and their holiday menu is no exception. The a la carte lineup includes foie gras torchon and options like a whole roasted rabbit and a half goose.

Constellation Culinary Group

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Formerly Starr Catering, Constellation Culinary has a huge variety of holiday-ready fare to take the pressure off home kitchens this year. Choose from cocktail mixer kits, DIY cookie decoration kits, brunch packages, Hanukkah packages, hors d’oeuvres platters, and more. Delivery available.

Snack platters filled out by wraps, za’atar-flanked cucumber cups, and smoked salmon.
Constellation Culinary Group [official photo]

Juana Tamales

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Jennifer Zavala’s Mexican pop-ups are some of the best in the city, and her Christmas meal is no different. A tamale pie built with freshly ground masa from Cadence Restaurant feeds four to five and comes with sides and Bavarian cream-filled churros with Mexican chocolate sauce. For a vegan alternative to eggnog, add 16 ounces of spiced rum horchata. Ordering available through Instagram for pickup at Underground Arts. For another creative pop-up option, DM Amy’s Pastelillos for frozen pastelillos, tres leches cake, and coquito, a Puerto Rican favorite made with coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Catering

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Christmas often calls for big, dramatic cuts of meat. But Jezabel’s knows that a vegetarian dinner can be just as festive. Order a spread of Argentinean pickled gigante beans, a fancy green salad, roasted fingerling potatoes, and feta cheese moussaka, and don’t forget to add a beautiful dessert. The $75 meal is available for pickup on Christmas Eve.

Tangy lemon pie with toasted merengue from Jezabel’s ($25).
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Aqimero

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The Ritz-Carlton restaurant has take-home holiday dinner packages for two ($210) or four to six ($400), comprised of meaty mains (boneless rib roast with bordelaise or citrus glazed heritage ham), five sides, and homemade Christmas cookies. Order by Friday, December 18.

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Oyster House

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Of course Oyster House has a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu ready to go, featuring smoked fish dip, Caesar salad, chilled seafood mixto, clams casino, linguine with crab gravy, and tiramisu. Available as a whole package for two ($90) or a la carte.

Oyster House’s Feast of the Seven Fishes spread. Oyster House/Bondfire Media

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Starting Sunday, December 13, the Rittenhouse favorite offers a daily changing menu of winter-inspired dishes. For $40 per person, get a soup or salad, bread and dessert, plus the main event. Rotating highlights include duck cassoulet, veal schnitzel, and coq au vin.

Pulling off a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes meal is difficult, which is why Fork’s offering for two is appealing. The Old City restaurant’s spread includes bagna cauda, sardines with butter and bread, seafood salad wraps, seared tuna, oysters Rockefeller, lobster mac and cheese, whole fish en papillote and a cookie box for dessert. For a less seafood-heavy offering, consider their Christmas Day prime rib. Christmas ordering goes live online soon. There’s also a Hanukkah dinner box for two.

High Street Philly

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If filling your home with the scent of frying oil isn’t your idea of a festive holiday, order your latkes from High Street. A Hanukkah dinner box ($35 per person) includes a citrus and endive salad, potato and sunchoke latkes, matzo ball soup, and a choice of braised brisket or roasted chicken. The bakery is also taking preorders on doughnuts, babka, and braided challah.

Chicken and greens from High Street Philly.
High Street Philly [official photo]

Talula's Daily

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No one wants to miss the present opening action because they’re stuck in the kitchen on Christmas morning. Go with an easy-to-serve brunch spread from Talula’s Daily featuring housemade pastries and frittatas.

Garces Trading Company

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This time of year usually marks the return of a prime rib special served inside Jose Garces’ Old City tapas spot Amada. This year, bring it home with Garces’ Trading Company’s Christmas Eve dinner deal. Sides include fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, bacon-wrapped dates, whipped bone marrow, and more. Garces’ Olde Bar is also the pickup point for Hanukkah dinners, a Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas Day meals.

Christmas Eve prime rib dinner with all the trimmings ($75 per person, minimum of two).
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Cry Baby Pasta

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Cry Baby’s Italian holiday party kits designed for two ($35) include options like an antipasti spread, garlic focaccia bread, lobster arancini, and truffled ricotta cannelloni, plus a variety of festive cocktails.

Southwark Restaurant

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Take your pick of seasonal items like prime rib, potato and celery root gratin, and a chocolate and hazelnut Bûche de Noël from Southwark’s Christmas menu, but whatever you do, do not skip their homemade limoncello.

Porco’s Porchetteria and Small Oven Pastry Shop

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Porcos and Small Oven have Philadelphians covered for all their sweet and savory needs, from dessert platters, breakfast pastry packages, porchetta by the pound, yule logs, seasonal cakes, and more. Place orders here for pickup starting Tuesday, December 22.

Fitz and Starts

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Fitz and Starts’s holioddinner for four ($300) includes Green Meadow prime rib, beef fat Parker House rolls, baked rigatoni, and a Black Forest cake. Pick up the ready-to-serve spread on Christmas Eve.

Fiore Fine Foods

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Fiore’s Italian take on Hanukkah and Christmas classics brings kasha varnishkes on homemade pasta, perfectly crisp latkes, and housemade challah to the table. For Christmas Eve, opt for a black tea-spiced half duck with a wide variety of fixings. Don’t forget to stock up on pastries for both holidays.

Duck at Fiore Fine Foods.
Fiore Fine Foods [official photo]

Community Bar PHL

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Chef Michael Sultan has three types of potato pancakes on his Hanukkah menu: classic, sweet potato, and bacon latkes, fried in bacon fat and studded with bacon bits. Get fancy by adding an ounce of Italian caviar, or keep it classic with the addition of matzo ball soup, brisket, and “Bubbie’s” cheesecake that relies on Sultan’s 100-year-old family recipe.

River Twice

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Christmas Eve dinner from East Passyunk’s year-old gem is total luxury: chilled stone crab claws, smoked potato soup with black walnut and truffles, and sticky toffee pudding. The $200 holiday splurge feeds two, and wine, beer and cocktail pairings are also available.

Talula's Table

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Making a traditional Bûche de Noël can be quite the undertaking, so leave it to the pros. The decorative log cake is just one of the sweet treats available for preorder from Kennett Square’s Talula’s Table, along with brunch spreads, snacking options, and full-out holiday dinners.

Bûche de Noël by Talula’s Table.
Talula’s Table [official photo]

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant [official photo]

Tierra Colombian’s South American spin on Christmas includes a family-style spread of salads, entrees, and desserts ($26 per person, six-person minimum). A main worth noting is the tamal Colombiano, which comes wrapped in a banana leaf for an extra dramatic reveal.

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant [official photo]

Elwood

Elwood focuses on traditional Pennsylvania cooking techniques and ingredients, and their holiday menu is no exception. The a la carte lineup includes foie gras torchon and options like a whole roasted rabbit and a half goose.

Constellation Culinary Group

Snack platters filled out by wraps, za’atar-flanked cucumber cups, and smoked salmon.
Constellation Culinary Group [official photo]

Formerly Starr Catering, Constellation Culinary has a huge variety of holiday-ready fare to take the pressure off home kitchens this year. Choose from cocktail mixer kits, DIY cookie decoration kits, brunch packages, Hanukkah packages, hors d’oeuvres platters, and more. Delivery available.

Snack platters filled out by wraps, za’atar-flanked cucumber cups, and smoked salmon.
Constellation Culinary Group [official photo]

Juana Tamales

Jennifer Zavala’s Mexican pop-ups are some of the best in the city, and her Christmas meal is no different. A tamale pie built with freshly ground masa from Cadence Restaurant feeds four to five and comes with sides and Bavarian cream-filled churros with Mexican chocolate sauce. For a vegan alternative to eggnog, add 16 ounces of spiced rum horchata. Ordering available through Instagram for pickup at Underground Arts. For another creative pop-up option, DM Amy’s Pastelillos for frozen pastelillos, tres leches cake, and coquito, a Puerto Rican favorite made with coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Catering

Tangy lemon pie with toasted merengue from Jezabel’s ($25).
Jezabel’s [official photo]

Christmas often calls for big, dramatic cuts of meat. But Jezabel’s knows that a vegetarian dinner can be just as festive. Order a spread of Argentinean pickled gigante beans, a fancy green salad, roasted fingerling potatoes, and feta cheese moussaka, and don’t forget to add a beautiful dessert. The $75 meal is available for pickup on Christmas Eve.

Tangy lemon pie with toasted merengue from Jezabel’s ($25).
Jezabel’s [official photo]

Aqimero

Aqimero [official photo]

The Ritz-Carlton restaurant has take-home holiday dinner packages for two ($210) or four to six ($400), comprised of meaty mains (boneless rib roast with bordelaise or citrus glazed heritage ham), five sides, and homemade Christmas cookies. Order by Friday, December 18.

Aqimero [official photo]

Oyster House

Oyster House’s Feast of the Seven Fishes spread. Oyster House/Bondfire Media

Of course Oyster House has a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu ready to go, featuring smoked fish dip, Caesar salad, chilled seafood mixto, clams casino, linguine with crab gravy, and tiramisu. Available as a whole package for two ($90) or a la carte.

Oyster House’s Feast of the Seven Fishes spread. Oyster House/Bondfire Media

a.kitchen

Starting Sunday, December 13, the Rittenhouse favorite offers a daily changing menu of winter-inspired dishes. For $40 per person, get a soup or salad, bread and dessert, plus the main event. Rotating highlights include duck cassoulet, veal schnitzel, and coq au vin.

Fork

Pulling off a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes meal is difficult, which is why Fork’s offering for two is appealing. The Old City restaurant’s spread includes bagna cauda, sardines with butter and bread, seafood salad wraps, seared tuna, oysters Rockefeller, lobster mac and cheese, whole fish en papillote and a cookie box for dessert. For a less seafood-heavy offering, consider their Christmas Day prime rib. Christmas ordering goes live online soon. There’s also a Hanukkah dinner box for two.

High Street Philly

Chicken and greens from High Street Philly.
High Street Philly [official photo]

If filling your home with the scent of frying oil isn’t your idea of a festive holiday, order your latkes from High Street. A Hanukkah dinner box ($35 per person) includes a citrus and endive salad, potato and sunchoke latkes, matzo ball soup, and a choice of braised brisket or roasted chicken. The bakery is also taking preorders on doughnuts, babka, and braided challah.

Chicken and greens from High Street Philly.
High Street Philly [official photo]

Talula's Daily

No one wants to miss the present opening action because they’re stuck in the kitchen on Christmas morning. Go with an easy-to-serve brunch spread from Talula’s Daily featuring housemade pastries and frittatas.

Garces Trading Company

Christmas Eve prime rib dinner with all the trimmings ($75 per person, minimum of two).
Garces Trading Company [official photo]

This time of year usually marks the return of a prime rib special served inside Jose Garces’ Old City tapas spot Amada. This year, bring it home with Garces’ Trading Company’s Christmas Eve dinner deal. Sides include fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, bacon-wrapped dates, whipped bone marrow, and more. Garces’ Olde Bar is also the pickup point for Hanukkah dinners, a Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas Day meals.

Christmas Eve prime rib dinner with all the trimmings ($75 per person, minimum of two).
Garces Trading Company [official photo]

Cry Baby Pasta

Cry Baby’s Italian holiday party kits designed for two ($35) include options like an antipasti spread, garlic focaccia bread, lobster arancini, and truffled ricotta cannelloni, plus a variety of festive cocktails.

Southwark Restaurant

Take your pick of seasonal items like prime rib, potato and celery root gratin, and a chocolate and hazelnut Bûche de Noël from Southwark’s Christmas menu, but whatever you do, do not skip their homemade limoncello.

Porco’s Porchetteria and Small Oven Pastry Shop

Porcos and Small Oven have Philadelphians covered for all their sweet and savory needs, from dessert platters, breakfast pastry packages, porchetta by the pound, yule logs, seasonal cakes, and more. Place orders here for pickup starting Tuesday, December 22.

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Fitz and Starts

Fitz and Starts’s holioddinner for four ($300) includes Green Meadow prime rib, beef fat Parker House rolls, baked rigatoni, and a Black Forest cake. Pick up the ready-to-serve spread on Christmas Eve.

Fiore Fine Foods

Duck at Fiore Fine Foods.
Fiore Fine Foods [official photo]

Fiore’s Italian take on Hanukkah and Christmas classics brings kasha varnishkes on homemade pasta, perfectly crisp latkes, and housemade challah to the table. For Christmas Eve, opt for a black tea-spiced half duck with a wide variety of fixings. Don’t forget to stock up on pastries for both holidays.

Duck at Fiore Fine Foods.
Fiore Fine Foods [official photo]

Community Bar PHL

Chef Michael Sultan has three types of potato pancakes on his Hanukkah menu: classic, sweet potato, and bacon latkes, fried in bacon fat and studded with bacon bits. Get fancy by adding an ounce of Italian caviar, or keep it classic with the addition of matzo ball soup, brisket, and “Bubbie’s” cheesecake that relies on Sultan’s 100-year-old family recipe.

River Twice

Christmas Eve dinner from East Passyunk’s year-old gem is total luxury: chilled stone crab claws, smoked potato soup with black walnut and truffles, and sticky toffee pudding. The $200 holiday splurge feeds two, and wine, beer and cocktail pairings are also available.

Talula's Table

Bûche de Noël by Talula’s Table.
Talula’s Table [official photo]

Making a traditional Bûche de Noël can be quite the undertaking, so leave it to the pros. The decorative log cake is just one of the sweet treats available for preorder from Kennett Square’s Talula’s Table, along with brunch spreads, snacking options, and full-out holiday dinners.

Bûche de Noël by Talula’s Table.
Talula’s Table [official photo]

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