The holidays are here! And while this is typically a season to gather at your favorite bars and restaurants to feast of festive food and drinks, current COVID-19 precautions are making that a little trickier this year. Fear not! Philly spots are doing all they can to keep the merriment alive – offering meals-to-go, takeout, holiday specials, outdoor dining, baked goods, cocktails-to-go and more!

Here are just some of the many ways you can STILL eat, drink & be merry in Philly this holiday season:

NOW THROUGH CHRISTMAS (And some beyond!)

Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up

112 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia

Fans of the Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar will rejoice in knowing that Tinsel is BACK for another holiday season … just in a different way. This year, the pop-up concept comes in the form of a new festive over-the-top streetery, twinkling light display and a brand-new charity for the Canned Good Cocktail. Plus, the new snow machine will being a touch of a white Christmas to Midtown Village.

Tinsel will bring the sparkle of the holidays to the street as the exterior, sidewalk and streetery outside Tinsel, Finn McCools, Sueno and Go Popcorn all get a Christmas make-over with thousands of twinkling lights, bows, presents, elves, santa hats, bells and more.

Outside, look for the streetery featuring seven tables with seating for four guests with heat lamps, wind guards, twinkling lights and added decorations. Table service will be available with food and drinks from both Tinsel and Sueno. Sueno will also feature take-out food and drink from Tinsel and Sueno menus out their front-windows for those in a rush and on the go!

Inside Tinsel, customers will place and pick-up their order in the middle of a Christmas wonderland – as they socially distance “at least one Christmas tree apart from each other” and move in the new one-way layout. No food or drink is allowed for consumption inside, and masks are required at all times when inside ordering or picking up. All food and drink will be packaged and sealed to go.

Christmas Village

Love Park, Philadelphia

This year, you won’t be able to much on your favorite holiday treats while perusing the vendors at the Christmas Village. But that can’t stop us from feasting on Bratwurst, Raclette Cheese, and French Toast Bites. (All while sipping mulled wine, of course!) In order to adhere to Covid-19 safety precautions, the Christmas Village now has a food court where you can enjoy your delicacy of choice while seated with your group. HERE‘s a link to the menu.

Holiday Cocktail Party by The Olde Bar, Amanda, Village Whiskey, J.G. Domestic

Order: Online HERE
Pick up here: The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
Order by: Anytime now through end of year, four days notice requested
Pick-up by: Four days notice needed for pick-up

Cheers to the season with a selection of favorite small plates from Garces restaurants for the perfect cocktail hour! Includes: Family-style portions of Whipped Feta & Garden Vegetables (JG Domestic) , Bacon-Wrapped Dates (Amada), Crab Fingers (The Olde Bar), Shrimp Cocktail (The Olde Bar), Deviled Eggs (Village Whiskey), and Spanish Meatballs & Manchego-Stuffed Cherry Pepper (Amanda). $45 person, minimum two people. This meal requires 4 days notice.

Add Christmas Cocktails to go by calling The Olde Bar and adding to your order at (215) 253-3777. Selection includes a dozen cocktails from The Olde Bar with seasonal additions, including:

The Olde Bar Aged Egg Nog – A Premium Selection of Bourbon, Brandy, Rum, and Port, Blended with Eggs, Milk, and Nutmeg Including Russell’s Reserve, Knob Creek, Elijah Craig, Remy Martin 1738, Copper & Kings, Paul Beau Cognac, El Dorado, Ron Zacapa, Rhum Barbancourt, Smith and Cross 8 oz serves 2/ $20 32 oz serves 8/ $65

A Partridge in a Spiced Pear Tree – Averell Damson Gin Liqueur, St. George Spiced Pear, Domaine De Canton, Lemon 8 oz serves 2/ $20 32 oz serves 8/ $65

SliCE: Pizza of the Seven Fishes

Italian Market and City-wide delivery: 1180 S. 10th St.
Washington Twp: 137 Egg Harbor Rd
Fishtown – New: 431 E Girard Ave
Available now through December 24, 2020
Open on Christmas Eve Day and until early evening
Closed all locations for Christmas

Marlo and Jason Dilks of SliCE announce the return of their annual holiday pie, Pizza of the 7 Fishes. This special seasonal pizza is inspired by their families’ Christmas Eve traditions and by a seven course seven fish dinner popular in South Philadelphia. Pizza of the 7 Fishes features mozzarella topped with clams, mussels, shrimp, tuna, crab meat and sardine all sauteed with fresh olive oil and garlic, and topped with anchovies, fresh lemon and basil. Pizza of the 7 Fishes will be available until Christmas Eve (December 24th) for $19.00 for small and $26.00 for large. The Dilks also brings back a family tradition for your family to share – Seafood Caesar. All December special dishes are available through January 2, 2020 and are available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

New: SliCE now offers for the first-time this year large square pie with light and airy crust for $20 with mozzarella and San Marzano sauce that can be cut into party slices – 12-24 hour notice recommended ahead.

Cry Baby Pasta

627 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia
Now through end of Year!

Holiday gathering cancelled this year? Don’t Cry, Baby! Cry Baby Pasta is offering $35 TOGO Party Kits! The food offerings serve 2 and beverage options can be added.

Menu includes: Antipasti, Garlic Foccocia Bread, Lobster Arancini, Truffled Ricotta Cannelloni and Dessert!

Your party kit also includes decorative packaging, personalized holiday greeting, link to festive Spotify Playlist, detailed instructions and delivery to a central location. You must place an order for at least 10 kits (this way, you can STILL party with friends and family from afar). 4 days advance order is required.

HANUKKAH MEALS

Garces Hanukkah Dinner

Order: Online HERE
Pick up here: The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
Order by: Four days in advance
Pick-up by: December 10th through 18th

Garces presents its first ever Hanukkah Dinner. Celebrate with a Chef-cooked Hanukkah dinner for $30 per person, minimum of 2 people, Ready-to-Heat with instructions. Includes: Family-style portions of Matzo Ball Soup, Crispy Latkes, Braised Brisket, Kugel, and Cinnamon Apple Cake.

Community

Order: Email [email protected]
Pick-up dates: December 10, December 13 and December 17

Chef Michael and Angie Sultan, just opened Community in the Point Breeze neighborhood this past September. They’re taking their first holiday season DURING a pandemic in stride by offering Hanukkah dinners for pickup at the restaurant or at their Catering Kitchen in East Falls. The menu includes 3 types of latkes, smoked salmon, caviar, brisket, matzo ball soup and Bubbie’s cheesecake.

OPEN ON CHRISTMAS FOR DINE-IN, TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY

Dim Sum House

Regular menu for delivery and take-out
Rittenhouse, 1930 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
University City, 3939 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

Both locations will be open from 12:00pm to 8:00pm for regular menu, take-out, pick-up, delivery through delivery apps and cocktails to go.

Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley First Christmas Feast

Open on Christmas Day, including outdoor dining.

Smokin Bettys
116 S 11th St, Philadelphia

Devil’s Alley
1907 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

Available for hot pick-up on Dec 24 and Dec 25 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Meals are $45 per person and include Southwest corn chowder and garden salad, your choice of entree, two sides and dessert. A la carte add-ons are also available.

CHRISTMAS EVE/DAY TAKE-OUT, KITS, MEALS TO GO

Amada

Order: Online HERE
Pick up here: 125 Walnut Street
Order by: December 19
Pick-up by: December 23 and December 24, noon to 6:30 p.m.

Garces fans will still be able to enjoy this annual Christmas Eve tradition. Celebrate Christmas Eve with an Amada Tradition at home with you and your family. $55 per person for Turkey or $75 for Prime Rib, minimum 2 people, Ready-to-Heat, Instructions Included. Includes: Choice of Main to Share (Roasted Turkey Breast with Herb Crust & Pan Gravy -or- Prime Rib with Bordelaise & Horseradish Crème Fraiche); Served With ALL of the following: Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Salad Verde, Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Whipped Bone Marrow, Parker House Rolls, and Holiday Cookies with Spiced Hot Chocolate.

The Olde Bar

Order: Online HERE
Pick up here: The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
Order by: December 19
Pick-up by: December 23 and December 24, 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Enjoy a traditional Italian Christmas Eve feast cooked in the style of The Olde Bar! $67.50 per person, minimum 2 people, Ready-to-Heat, Instructions Included. Includes: Cured Hamachi Pastrami, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Curried Mussels, Crab and Corn Chowder, Bay Scallop Pappardelle, Lobster Pot Pie, and Tile Fish en Pappillote. Finished with a slice of 9-layer caramel chocolate cake with el Corazon curd and sea salt .

Garces Trading Company Christmas Family Dinner

Order: Online HERE
Pick up here: The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
Order by: December 19
Pick-up by: December 23 and December 24, noon to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional, Chef-cooked Christmas Day Supper from our family to yours. $50 per person, minimum 2 people, Ready-to-Heat with instructions. Includes: Choice of sliced Pineapple-Glazed Ham with Golden Raisins & Mustard or Turkey Breast & Gravy. Served with family-style portions of Cider-Glazed Carrots, Truffled Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad with Grapefruit, Artichoke Gratin, and Parker House Rolls. Includes Chef’s selection of holiday cookies.

Positano Coast

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia
Available Tuesday, December 22 to Thursday, December 24
Take-out or dine-in
Take-out orders for pick-up deadline December 20
$120 for two people, plus tax, alcohol and gratuity
No substitutions, not available for delivery

Feast of the Seven Fishes – Menu:
Chilled Crab and Tuna – avocado, tobiko
Lobster Croquette – mustard aioli
Seafood Salad – octopus, shrimp, calamari, lemon, olive oil
Paccheri – octopus, shrimp, mussels, fresh tomatoes, white wine
Grilled Branzino Fillet – soffritto, artichokes, olives, tomatoes, roasted potatoes
Italian Christmas Desserts

El Camino

1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia

El Camino is offering Holiday Dinner Packages (priced 2 for $80, 4 for $140 and 8-10 for $260) including an entree, sides, and dessert. Plus, there are a la carte options and cocktails to go available! Find out more HERE.

Hudson Table

1001 N 2nd St Unit 01, Philadelphia
Order by 12/20
Pick up on 12/23 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
$125 for entire kit

Celebrate Christmas with a high-end meal kit created by the Chefs at Hudson Table! Reheating/finishing instructions will be provided and we will be offering streamlined pickup / take out. This meal kit is intended to be 4 servings. Menu includes for four people:

Brined and Roasted Whole Chicken – Lemon, Garlic, Herb Butter
Cacio e Pepe Lasagna – Artichoke, Ricotta, Pecorino, Mozzarella
Honey-Roasted Rainbow Carrots – Gremolata, Pistachio, Apple-Dijon Glaze
Broccoli Casserole – Creamy Mushrooms, Parm, Truffle Breadcrumbs
Whipped Butternut Squash – Brown Butter, Maple, Thyme, Sage
Spiced Gingerbread Cake – Eggnog Whipped Cream
Optional Add On: 2 lb Prime Rib

Dim Sum House

Rittenhouse, 1930 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
University City, 3939 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Christmas Eve and Day, noon to 8 p.m.

Dim Sum is open for takeout, delivery and pickup from their regular menu as usual. In addition, they have a special new feast available for 2 or 4 people! Order Feast by December 23 for Christmas Eve pickup and by Christmas Eve for Christmas Day pickup. The Feast for 2 is $80 and includes Half Peking Duck & Ginger Scallion Lobster, 2 Dim Sum of choice and 1 Rice/Noodle of choice.

The “Supper for All” feeds 4 to 6 people for $150 and includes Half Peking Duck & Ginger Scallion Lobster, 2 Dim Sum of choice, 2 Vegetables of choice, 2 Rice/Noodle of choice, and 2 Familiar of choice with protein.

Stove and Co. Prime Rib Christmas Dinner

Stove and Co. presents Christmas Eve-Day menu for pick-up on Christmas Eve at all four restaurants Stove and Tap Malvern, Stove and Tap Lansdale, The Bercy in Ardmore and Al Pastor in Exton!

Al Pastor in Exton
484-341-8888, 560 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341

The Bercy in Ardmore
609-870-3027, 7E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

Stove and Tap in Landsdale
215-393-8277, 329 W. Main Street, Lansdale

Stove and Tap in Malvern
484-450-8890, 245 Lancaster Ave, Malvern/ Frasier

Order by December 20th by calling restaurant number
Pick-up by December 24th

Menu:
Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Au Jus
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Potato and Leek Pie
Beet, Tangerine, and Feta Salad with Pistachio Dressing
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee sauce

$140 for 2 (2ea 14-16oz pieces Prime rib)
$350 for 5-6ppl (5ea 14-16 oz Pieces Prime rib)

The Victoria Freehouse, Crown Catering

10 S. Front Street, Philadelphia
Orders and inquiries: [email protected]

Victoria Freehouse is offering breads and rolls, pasta seafood lasagna, tomato rissoto, appetizers, mains and more! Find more information on their website HERE.

SWEETS AND TREATS

Bredenbeck’s Bakery

8126 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Bredenbeck’s is always a holiday favorite, and they’re doing all they can to keep the holiday traditions going this year. While they can’t host their Gingerbread Workshops, you can order kits to do at home. (Make your own party by organizing a Zoom call!) You can also order cupcakes, French macarons, pies, cakes, cookies and more! Place an order their ONLINE Contact form or email them at [email protected]

Garces Trading Company Holiday Cookies

Order: Online HERE
Pick up here: The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
Order by: Available now and needs 24 hour notice
Pick-up by: Last day for ordering is December 23, with pick-up last call December 24th

Garces Trading Company is offering a baker’s dozen of classic cookies baked by their Executive Pastry Chef, Marko Krancher. Choice of Chocolate Crinkle, Speculaas, or Linzer. In addition, you can get delicious items like brown butter cheesecake, 9-layer cake, bourbon pecan pie, and more!

Above pies and cakes available on website by the slice now through holidays, and available for special advance order as full cakes and pies.

Hawthornes Beer Cafe

Pivot Coffee & Wine Shop
738 S 11th St, Philadelphia

Hawthornes Beer Cafe and new Pivot Coffee & Wine Shop have a brand-new pastry chef and baker Daniel Tang (Sugar Philly) who is firing up the holiday sweets this year. All items are available for pre-order through the website, or via phone. Deadline for pre-orders will be December 20th or until sold out. All items will be available for pickup at Hawthornes on December 22nd, 23rd & 24th.

Oui Pastries

160 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia

Build your own cake with the help of Oui Pastries! Receive all of the ingredients and follow the instructions enclosed to create your own professional cake. $30 each.

Oui Pastries also offers items to bake at home including croissants ($3.00 each), matcha croissants ($3.50 each), and cookies ($2.50 each). Available for pickup, delivery and ONLINE order.

The Victoria Freehouse, Crown Catering

10 S. Front Street, Philadelphia
Orders and inquiries: [email protected]

Tiramisu $55 Ladyfinger cookies layered with mascarpone cream
Profiteroles $55 Italian cream puffs with chocolate cream
Italian Cookies $45 Pistachio apricot thumbprints, biscotti, wedding cookies, fig and walnut cookies

Franklin Fountain

116 Market Street, Philadelphia

S’mores Ice Cream: is cinnamon-base ice cream with chunks of graham crackers and swirls of smoked marshmallow sauce and hot fudge.

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream: is a peppermint ice cream flecked with pieces of house-made peppermint candy.

Vegan turn-over, mixed berry. It is filled with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries and topped with vanilla glaze and dehydrated raspberries for a pop of color.

Apple Pie sold by the slice

A variety of baked goods, cookies, and hot liege waffles that can be turned into ice cream sandwiches or eat on their own

Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Hot Apple Cider

HOLIDAY PARTY TRAYS

 Spasso Italian Grill

34 S. Front Street,Philadelphia

Party trays serve 10 and 20 people. Appetizers, pasta, vegetables, salad, entrees, and dessert. Custom party trays also available upon request. Requires 24 hours in advance ordering. Takeout and delivery through ezCater available. Find out more HERE.

Positano Coast

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia

Positano Coast offers party trays with all your favorites: Zucchini Fritti, Meatballs, Spiced Fried Calamari, Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Bolognese, Veal Marsala, Salmon Scampi and more! Each tray serves 10 guests. 48 hours notice requested.

HOLIDAY BEER, OTHER KITS AND PACKAGES

Evil Genius Beer Company

Available at the Lab and in stores
1727 N Front St, Philadelphia

At the Lab:
– ‘Santa! I Know Him!!’ – Festive Saison, 7.2% – this will be available in 6packs at the Lab starting now Limited quantities. This is on the shelves in their markets as well right now.
– ‘I Miss Precedented Times’ – Moteuka Pale Ale, 5.5% – Tapping 11/20/20.
– ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ – Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, 9.4% – Available in 6packs at the Lab starting 11/20. Limited quantities.
– I’ll Have What She’s Having
– Jameson Purple Monkey Dishwasher – available in 16oz cans

Distribution at Stores:
– ‘Santa! I Know Him!!’ – Festive Saison, 7.2% – this will be available in 6packs at the Lab starting now Limited quantities. This is on the shelves in their markets as well right now.
– ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ – Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, 9.4% – Available in 6packs at the Lab starting 11/20. Limited quantities.
– ‘Wait, I Gotta Boomerang This’ – Hazy IPA, 6% – available in 16oz cans in their markets around mid-December
– #sorrynotsorry – Peach IPA, 6.7% – available in bottles in their markets around mid-December

Shane Confectionery

110 Market Street, Philadelphia

Cocktails & Spirits Box – Negroni: Campari pâte de fruit layered with gin botanical white ganache
Thai Twist: Pâte de fruit made with Art In The Age’s Thai Twist tamarind cordial
Vigo Cherry: Dark chocolate dipped cherry soaked in Philadelphia Distilling’s Vigo Amaro
Dad’s Hat Rye Caramel: liquid caramel made with Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey

Hanukkah Box: Our Festival of Lights Box celebrates all the delicious foods of Hanukkah! Inspired by warm memories at her in-laws’ table, Shane’s confectioner Tessa has carefully crafted four special bonbons: “Sufganiyot”: Raspberry pâte de fruit dipped in house caramelized white chocolate – “Babka”: Fresh baked babka dipped in dark chocolate topped with streusel – “Latke”: Olive oil ganache with crispy potato crunch – “Apple Sauce or Sour Cream?”: Tart apple caramel dipped in white chocolate

Clear Toy Candy: Traditional PA Dutch sculptural hard sugar candy
Molded bean-to-bar chocolate Santas big and small
Gift tins of Drinking Chocolate and Hot Chocolate
Clear Toy Making Kit with digital class

Old City Coffee

221 Church Street, Philadelphia

ORDER DEADLINES FOR SHIPPING
Allow extra time for UPS and USPS are over system capacity. Delivery is not guaranteed.

Christmas
NATIONAL ORDERS: Order by 2pm on Wednesday, December 16.
WITHIN 100 MILE RADIUS OF 19107: Order by 2pm on December 18.

Old City Coffee’s holiday gifts can be found online HERE or grab an order form at one of their shops.

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