November 13, 2020 – Thanksgiving is fast approaching and so is the stress that comes along with cooking a traditional turkey dinner at home — not to mention the added COVID concerns this year.
The below restaurants and bars are taking the hassle and fuss out of Thanksgiving by offering guests a variety of dining out alternatives, from traditional turkey dinner prix-fixe menus, pie and cordial pairings, wine to-go, and more!
Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, is offering its coveted Thanksgiving to-go menu again this year, boasting a full spread of holiday favorites such as a 12-14 pound turkey, house-made cranberry sauce, red bliss smashed potatoes, house-made gravy, guests’ choice of pumpkin, apple or pecan pie, and more. Urban Farmer’s Thanksgiving to-go package is available for pre-order now here for $180 and serves 4-6 people. All orders can be picked up on Thanksgiving Day from 12-3 pm.
In addition to its take-out menu, Urban Farmer is offering a three-course plated Thanksgiving dinner from 4 – 9 pm on Thursday, November 26. The prix fixe dinner from Executive Chef Sonny Ingui is $85/person and includes diner’s choice of starter, entrée, including Pennsylvania Raised Turkey, Skuna Bay Salmon, 1855 Farms Prime Rib, Mushroom Risotto or Stuffed Pork Loin; and, for dessert, guests can choose between Classic Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake or Chocolate Pecan Tart. Sides include Cornbread Turkey Stuffing, Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, and more. Urban Farmer will also be offering their delicious à la carte brunch on Thanksgiving Day from 9 am – 1 pm, which includes specialties such as Short Rib Hash, Steak Frites, Pancakes, among other treats. Reservations for both Thanksgiving brunch and dinner can be made here .
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 |
Fond, the acclaimed contemporary American restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue, is offering a decadent Thanksgiving spread to-go for those uninterested in spending ample time in the kitchen this holiday. Guests can choose from Turkey, two ways with gravy , Chestnut Rosemary Potato Filling , Orange Cranberry Sauce , White Miso Butterscotch Sweet Potatoes and Frisee Salad . Additionally, guests can enjoy desserts from Chef Jessie Prawlucki-Styer, including Brown Butter Apple Pie , Maple Pecan Pie , Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Cheesecake . Additional baked goods, including Molasses Spice Cookies , Vanilla Rum Semifreddo and Sourdough Baguettes are also available to-go. All orders can be placed now by calling 215.551.5000. Orders must be placed by November 19 and can be picked up on November 25 from noon-7 pm or November 26 8 am – noon.
THE TWISTED TAIL
The Twisted Tail, Headhouse Square’s Southern-inspired restaurant, bar and live music venue, is taking away the stress of cooking this holiday with two Thanksgiving to-go options , including: a Whole Roasted Lancaster Turkey (12-15lbs) for $160 or a full Thanksgiving spread, including guest’s choice of protein (Roasted Lancaster Turkey, Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Raised Short Rib, etc.) with an array of available sides for $300. The full Thanksgiving spread serves up to 6 people. Guests can call The Twisted Tail at 215.558.2471 now to place their order. All orders must be placed by November 16.
The Society Hill Southern-inspired restaurant and bar isalso offering a safe alternative for those not interested in spending hours in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. From 12-9 pm on November 26, The Twisted Tail will offer a prix-fixe meal ($49/person, $25/child under 10) with guest’s choice of entrée, including Roasted Lancaster Turkey, Braised Short Rib, Pineapple Glazed Ham, Herb Crusted Prime Rib or Honey-BBQ Glazed Salmon, plus a bevy of sides served family style. Dessert will include fresh baked mini pumpkin, pecan and apple pies. Reservations can be made by calling 215.558.2471 or online here .
509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 | thetwistedtail.com
Rex 1516, Philadelphia’s go-to for elevated Southern cuisine, is offering Thanksgiving dinner to-go for two ($120) and four ($230), including Buttermilk Biscuits, Chanterelle & Green Bean Strudel, Smoked Brisket Shells & Cheese, Andouille & Cornbread Stuffing, Smoked Turkey Roulade, and Sweet Potato Pie. Beverage offerings from Beverage Manager Alex Tack, include an Aperitif with London Dry Gin, bonded apple brandy, dry vermouth, curried lemon, mint as well as a Digestif with Laphroaig Scotch and other fresh ingredients. Rex 1516 is taking pre-orders now through November 23 for pick up on Wednesday, November 25. Orders can be placed by calling 267.319.1366 or via e-mail ( email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org ).
SEAVIEW, A DOLCE HOTEL | GALLOWAY, NJ
For those quarantining down the shore or celebrating the holiday seaside, Seaview , A Dolce Hotel, the New Jersey Shore’s quintessential resort, is offering a deluxe Thanksgiving to-go package , including a whole 14-16 pound turkey breast with gravy and cranberry sauce, one quart each of roasted garlic mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, an apple and pumpkin pie, and more. Seaview’s expansive spread serves 6-8 people for $250. Orders can be placed now by calling 609-652-1800. All orders must be placed by Friday, November 20 and can be picked up on Wednesday, November 25 between 11 am and 9 pm.
Seaview is also offering a sit-down five-course Thanksgiving dinner from 11 am – 4 pm on Thursday, November 26, including available options of Citrus Poached Shrimp, Spiced Butternut Squash, Carved Turkey Breast, Sliced Honey Baked Ham, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Freshly Baked Rolls & Butter, with a slice of warm apple, cherry or pumpkin pie served à la mode to fininsh. Seaview’s Thanksgiving dinner is $44.95 for adults and $26.95 for children. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit are required to secure a spot. Reservations can be made online here .
ART IN THE AGE
Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, is teaming up with Philadelphia’s famous Isgro Pastries to ensure every Thanksgiving table is sweet and spirited this holiday with a cordial and pie combo. Guests can choose between three options, including:
- AITA Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial + Blueberry Crumb Pie
- AITA Spiced Maple Vodka + Heritage Pumpkin Pie
- AITA Apple Crisp Brandy + Apple Crumb Pie
Each combo is $75 and is available for pick-up at Art in the Age in Old City. Guests can pick up their cordials and pies on Friday, November 20 (pre-order deadline: 11/15) or Wednesday, November 25 (pre-order deadline: 11/20). Preferred pick-up date should be noted in the notes section of the order. All orders can be placed online here .
Square 1682, Rittenhouse’s modern American kitchen + cocktails, is offering an affordable three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner to-go, boasting a selection of small plates, including Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Whipped Buratta and Kale Salad; plus, guests’ choice of entrée, including Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Herb Crusted Salmon, and Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder; and Apple Pie and Red Velvet Cake for dessert. The three course dinner is $55/person and orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 215.563.5008.
JET WINE BAR
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a couple bottles of wine (or four), which is why the experts at Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard”, are offering two Thanksgiving to-go wine packages , including a 2 Liter Pack ($75) boasting a Gruner Veltliner , Brunn, Austria 1L and a Pais , Cacique ‘Pipeno’, Chile 1L; and a 4 Pack ($129), boasting Grechetto , Scacciadiavoli, Italy, Amfora Riesling , Matic, Slovenia, Agiorgitiko , Halkia, Greece, and Zweigelt-Blaufrankisch , Pittnauer, Austria. Orders for both wine packages can be placed in-store at Jet Wine Bar, by calling 215.735.1116, or online here . Orders can be placed and picked up until Wednesday, November 25.
-Rachael Greene, Kira Cappello