Thanksgiving provides a unique opportunity to slow down, gather with loved ones and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. For some of us that means gathering together in the kitchen, on the couch watching football, attending a parade or festive event, or sitting around the table playing games with friends and family.

To make this year extra memorable, we have prepared the ultimate 2023 Thanksgiving Guide to help you plan, prepare and celebrate this occasion to the fullest. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Grand Buffet | Red Owl Tavern

433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 923-2267
November 23rd, 3 pm and 6 pm

Want to celebrate a great holiday with the best selection in town? Enjoy all of the classic fixings with special creations from Chef Charles Vogt. The cost is $75/adult and $25 kids (12 and under). Drinks for purchase at the bar.

Thanksgiving at The Twisted Tail

509 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 558-2471
November 23rd, 12 pm – 10 pm

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a family-style meal that will fill up your table. The cost is $55 per person and includes your choice of an entrée, sides served family style, and a dessert – a whole mini pie.

Urban Farmer Philadelphia

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 963-2788
November 23rd

On November 23rd, enjoy a special a la carte brunch or a multi-course dinner at Urban Farmer. The a la carte brunch menu is from 7 am – 2 pm. The multi-course dinner is from 3-9 pm with options like Calabaza Squash Bisque to start, Cider Brined Turkey with natural jus, a variety of sides and a choice of Chocolate Pecan Tart, Apple Cinnamon Cobbler or Pumpkin Pie for dessert. The cost is $115 per person and $50 for children under 12.

CO-OP Restaurant and Bar

20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 398-1874

 CO-OP is a contemporary, bright, and airy restaurant in The Study Hotel, between the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The University City restaurant will be offering a Thanksgiving Prix-Fixe Menu for $50 per person, as well as a Thanksgiving To-Go package starting at $80 for two. The elevated Thanksgiving menu will include Roasted Turkey, Pomme Puree with Chives, Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Clover Roll with Maple Rosemary Butter, Candied Yams with Pecans, and a choice between Peach Cobbler or Apple Pie for dessert. Reservations can be made here.

Friendsgiving Pizza Party | Dock Street Brewing

Dock Street Fishtown | 1229 N Front St | 215.284.0345
Dock Street South | 2118 Washington Avenue | 215.284.0345

Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia’s original woman-owned and family-run craft brewery founded in 1985, is introducing Friendsgiving Pizza Parties, available at both Dock Street locations, with the pizza room at South starting $750 and Fishtown starting at $1,000. Open from November 13 to November 16, with additional dates on November 20 and 21, these intimate parties are ideal for groups of 10-22 guests. Each night from 7-9 pm, one party can be pre-booked, featuring craft beer, soda, an assortment of small plates for sharing, and three pizza varieties.

Square 1682

121 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 563-5008

Square 1682, the modern American restaurant and award-winning bar located on 17th and Sansom Streets, invites guests to indulge in mouthwatering Turkey Day offerings. The sophisticated à la carte menu offers Cornbread ($7) with honey butter and Autumn Salad ($17) tossed with shaved Brussel sprouts, quinoa, red cabbage, radish, toasted pumpkin seeds, and topped with a citrus vinaigrette, Herb Roasted Turkey ($45) served with brown butter mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, pickled cranberries, brioche and sausage stuffing, and country gravy, Braised Short Ribs ($45)served with a bourbon glaze, grilled broccolini, cipollini onions, and BBQ Salmon ($45) with red quinoa, baby carrots, and wild mushrooms. À la carte side offerings are priced at $14 each and boast Southern Mac and Cheese, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Broccolini, and Roasted Baby Carrots. Reservations are encouraged.
Photo Credit: Samantha Schultz

Urban Farmer Philadelphia

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 963-2788
November 23rd

The Thanksgiving To-Go package feeds 4-6 people and includes a 12-14 lb. turkey, a variety of homemade sides and a choice of apple, pumpkin or pecan pie for $200. Pick up your feast on November 23rd from 12-4 pm.

Garces Trading Company

Pickup: The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 268-3005

This Thanksgiving, spend more time with the family and order a heat and serve dinner from Garces Trading Company. The package serves 6-10 people. The order deadline is 11/17 at 2 pm. Pick up Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22. The cost is $350.

Hudson Table

1001 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 982-2580

Order a Thanksgiving meal kit from Hudson Table. Celebrate and give thanks with a fully cooked feast served in oven ready tins ready to be reheated.  All turkey will be cooked on the morning of pick up and comes with four delicious sides and a pumpkin dessert! Rolls are included – perfect for those next day leftovers sandwiches! This meal kit will include reheating instructions and is intended to be 4 total servings per person.

Thanksgiving Feast | P.S. & Co

1706 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 985-1706

Enjoy a 100% organic, vegan, gluten free, plant rich, kosher Thanksgiving Feast. Pre-orders close November 15th at 3 pm. Ingredients are listed for each available item online. Pickup is Tuesday, 11/21 and Wednesday, 11/22 from 10 am – 3:30 pm.

Miles Table

821 Dudley Street, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 651-3040
Pickup: 9 am – 2 pm, 11/21 & 11/22

Order a Thanksgiving Feast from Miles Table by November 16th. Free pickup at Bok or delivery is available (fees apply). The traditional feast serves up to 10 people and is $289 and the friendsgiving package feeds up to 5 and is $169. You can also add items from the a la carte menu.

At the Table

118 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA | (610) 964-9700
Pickup: November 22, 1-3 pm

At the Table is offering more than just a to-go turkey this Thanksgiving, with their holiday takeaway menu boasting a sumptuous array of appetizers, sides, and dessert that perfectly accompany every dish. Highlights from At The Table’s Thanksgiving Takeaway offerings include: butternut squash and apple soup, roasted beet salad, truffle mashed potatoes, caramelized onion and sausage stuffing, wild mushroom and thyme turkey gravy, whole turkey kit and flourless chocolate torte with crème anglaise.

CO-OP Restaurant and Bar

20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | (215) 398-1874
Pickup: Nov. 22 or 23, 12 pm – 6 pm

CO-OP’s Thanksgiving To-Go mirrors the restaurant menu and can be ordered for two ($80), four ($150), or six people ($210). All orders must be placed by Friday, November 17. Orders can be placed here and must be picked up on Wednesday, November 22nd from noon to 6pm or Thursday, November 23rd from noon to 6pm.

Square 1682

121 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 563-5008

Thanksgiving To-Go is priced at $50 per person and provides guests with everything they need to bring the warmth and joy of a homemade feast right at home with expertly-prepared dishes such as Herbed Roasted Turkey, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Brioche and Sausage Stuffing, Pickled Cranberries, County Gravy, Bread and Butter, and Sweet Potato Pie. Orders for Thanksgiving To-Go can be made by emailing Qamara Edwards at


233 Chestnut St, Philadelphia | (215) 644-9395
Pickup: Nov. 22, 1-6 pm

Forsythia, Chef Christopher Kearse’s contemporary French restaurant and bar in Old City, is offering the 10 Day-Dry Aged Duck For Two, an iconic and fan-favorite menu offering, as a luxury take-away option this Thanksgiving. This thoughtfully-crafted takeout meal is fit for two people and consists of Rohan Duck Breast, confit wings, foie gras-white bean cassoulet, and duck jus, priced at $140. Orders can be made online with last call on Friday, November 17. Pickups will take place on Wednesday, November 22 from 1 – 6pm.

Photo Credit: Max Mester

Fiore Fine Foods

2413 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 339-0509

Order a family style meal from Firore Fine Foods this Thanksgiving. The meal is cold pick up with reheating instructions included. No hot pick ups are available. Meal must be ordered ahead of time and pick up is on Wednesday, 11-22 between 12-4 pm.

Fiore Fine Foods

2413 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 339-0509

Order pastries to celebrate Thanksgiving from Fiore Fine Foods. Options include apple crumb pie with cinnamon oat streusel, pumpkin pie with candied pepitas, chocolate chunk cookie, peanut butter cup cookie, half dozen tri color cookies and half dozen buttermilk biscuits with honey butter glaze.

Mighty Bread

1211 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 609-3205

Order your delicious breads, pies and desserts no later than Sunday, November 12th from Mighty Bread. Breads offered for Thanksgiving include country sourdough, everything sourdough, toasted sesame sourdough, olive sourdough, and many more (full list on website). For sweets, options include, apple pear pie with hazelnut frangipane, maple pumpkin pie with pepita sage streusel, coffee cake, orange ricotta teacake, cookie boxes, rye chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin cake with pumpkin seed streusel.

The Frosted Fox

6511 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 900-5453

Order your Thanksgiving pies online by November 18th. Pies include pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan, apple crumble, and pear ginger. Cakes include tripe chocolate, yellow and chocolate, carrot, lemon, red velvet, pumpkin and vanilla.

Second Daughter Baking Co.

1901 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 350-2207

Order your Thanksgiving pies online by November 18th. Pick up dates are Wednesday, November 22nd from 4-6 pm and Thursday, November 23rd from 10 am -11:30 am. Treat options include spiced pumpkin tart topped with maple/brown sugar whipped cream, apple tart, brownie tart, spiced pumpkin tart, bourbon soaked apple butter bundt cake, brown butter chocolate chip jawns, brocky, fudge brownies, and peach cobbler.

The Frosted Fox

6511 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(267) 900-5453

Order your Thanksgiving pies online by November 18th. Pies include pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan, apple crumble, and pear ginger. Cakes include tripe chocolate, yellow and chocolate, carrot, lemon, red velvet, pumpkin and vanilla.

Crust Vegan Bakery

4409 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 701-4230

Crust offers a variety of Began Thanksgiving pies and desserts. They offer sweet potato Danish buns, mini biscuits, gluten free pumpkin cheesecake, regular and gluten free apple, pecan, sweet potato and pumpkin pies, and gluten free cheesecake with cherry topping. Place your order online.

Bredenbeck’s Bakery

8126 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 247-7374

Bredenbeck’s offers seasonal pies, including apple cider mousse pie, key lime pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, coconut custard pie, French apple pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie and more. They also offer custom cakes and cookies, cheesecakes, gourmet cakes and tortes, classic cookies, macaroons and more.

Cake Life Bake Shop

1306 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 268-7343

Pre order your Thanksgiving treats from Cake Life Bake Shop and pick up between Wed-Sun on Thanksgiving week. They offer cookie boxes, cupcake boxes, cheesecakes, and layer cakes.


Reading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch Street #400, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 922-7589

Godshall’s turkey are locally raised, free-range and delivered straight from the farm to the stand every day. Order online or visit them at Reading Terminal Market, Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 4 pm.

Linvilla Orchards

137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA
(610) 876-7116

Linvilla offers turkeys from a local Chester County Farm. 1.5 – 2 lbs. per person is recommended when ordering a turkey. Whole turkeys are available in sizes 10-30 lbs. and turkey breasts are available in sizes 4-10 lbs. Turkeys can be picked up on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of Thanksgiving week.

Horse Shoe Ranch

Pickup: 1211 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia, PA

Order your large, medium or extra large turkey from Horse Shoe Ranch. All of the turkeys are broad breasted whites raised on pasture, eating grass, bugs and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. They are also fed a non-GMO, chemical free grain.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

November 23rd, 10 am-5 pm
Love Park and City Hall

Running for its 16th season, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform LOVE Park and City Hall’s Courtyard and North Broad Street into an authentic German Christmas Market. The event is free to attend and will run from November 18th through Christmas Eve. There will be over 110 vendors that offer their unique Christmas giftware and delicious European food specialties. The 2023 highlights include a historic double tier carousel and 65′ Ferris wheel. There will also be well known European food options including Bratwurst, Raclette Cheese, Strudel, Schnitzel, Spätzle, Belgian Fries and so much more.

LumiNature at Philadelphia Zoo

November 17 – January 6
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Zoo’s spectacular winter light show experience, LumiNature Presented by PNC, returns this holiday season for dazzling displays, shimmering sights, lively light performers and magical memories. With more than a million twinkling lights across 16 artistically illuminated zones, LumiNature will take guests on a breathtaking journey celebrating the wonder of wildlife and the beauty of our planet. Highlights this year include two brand-new illuminated zones, Shimmer River and LumiNature Lane, along with the return of fan favorites like Penguin Prismatic featuring a 40 ft. tall penguin glimmering with 40,000 lights, our iconic 25 ft. tall tree made entirely of 1,500 lit flamingo lawn ornaments and so much more.

Photo by Georgi Anastasov Photography

Run Off the Turkey Trot

Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, Nov. 25

The annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Run will take place November 25th. Run off the turkey and after your run, get a special Thanksgiving dessert Lara bar to celebrate.

NorFeast 4 Miler

10990 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, November 23rd

The Great Northeast’s own returning holiday themed foot race is back. Run or walk 4 miles on Thanksgiving Day, starting and finishing at Northeast Skate Zone in N.E. Philly.

Philly Turkey Trot to Benefit Face to Face

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, November 23rd

Face to Face is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being and stability of our community. This race is a Philadelphia Thanksgiving morning tradition with over 1,000 runners and 75 sponsors in attendance from across the city that has raised over $3 million dollars. This year is the 31st year of the race.

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