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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

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4535 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 324-6086
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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.

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2. Elwood

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1007 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 279-7427
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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.

3. Constellation Culinary Group

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667 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 923-2675
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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]

4. Juana Tamales

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1200 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1332
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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.

5. Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Catering

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206-208 S 45th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 554-7380
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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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6. Aqimero

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10 Ave Of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 523-8200
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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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7. Oyster House

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1516 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 567-7683
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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

8. a.kitchen

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135 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 825-7030
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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.

9. Fork

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306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-9425
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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.

10. High Street Philly

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101 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-0988
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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.
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11. Talula's Daily

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208 W Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-6555
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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.

12. Garces Trading Company

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125 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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13. Cry Baby Pasta

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627 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 534-3076
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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.

14. Southwark Restaurant

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701 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 930-8538
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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.

15. Porco’s Porchetteria and Small Oven Pastry Shop

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2204 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-2939
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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.

16. Fitz and Starts

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743 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 278-2736
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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.

17. Fiore Fine Foods

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757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 339-0509
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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.
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18. Community Bar PHL

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1200 S 21st St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 319-1027
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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.

19. River Twice

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1601 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 457-3698
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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.

20. Talula's Table

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102 W State St
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 444-8255
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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.
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1. Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

4535 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
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.

4535 N 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140

2. Elwood

1007 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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.

1007 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

3. Constellation Culinary Group

667 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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.

667 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

4. Juana Tamales

1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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.

1200 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Catering

206-208 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.

206-208 S 45th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

6. Aqimero

10 Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.

10 Ave Of The Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

7. Oyster House

1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.

1516 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

8. a.kitchen

135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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.

135 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. Fork

306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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.

306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. High Street Philly

101 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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.

101 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. Talula's Daily

208 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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.

208 W Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

12. Garces Trading Company

125 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.

125 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

13. Cry Baby Pasta

627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

627 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

14. Southwark Restaurant

701 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

701 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

15. Porco’s Porchetteria and Small Oven Pastry Shop

2204 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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.

2204 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146

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16. Fitz and Starts

743 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

743 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

17. Fiore Fine Foods

757 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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.

757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

18. Community Bar PHL

1200 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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.

1200 S 21st St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

19. River Twice

1601 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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.

1601 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

20. Talula's Table

102 W State St, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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.

102 W State St
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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