It’s the time of the year for hosting parties! Whether you’re planning a Memorial Day bash, celebrating a graduation party, prepping for Father’s Day festivities, or just hosting a cookout for friends and family, we have plenty of recommendations for local restaurant takeout and caterers to help you make your event a blast! Checkout some of these local business that have been voted as the Philly Happening Finalists and Winners.

Small Bites

Get fancy and host with a spread of small bites. Appetizers, hot hors d’oeuvres, and charcuterie boards offer you the chance to get creative with a theme. These small bites can help cater to any dietary restrictions of your guests without limiting your menu. While your guests serve themselves, you can be free to enjoy your party alongside them. Maximum fun. Minimal cleanup.


Feed your guests with Italian-inspired apps from Sannichio’s!

2500 S. Broad & Porter, Philadelphia, PA

Be WellFed

With a constantly changing, seasonal menu, Be WellFed offers unique meals that can cater to dietary restrictions. Be sure to check out the menu and pick up some small bites for your next party!

444 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA

Di Bruno Bros

Make your own charcuterie board with the help of Di Bruno Bros! You’ll find an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, and snacks at locations throughout Philadelphia.

For the Grill

Nothing pairs with warm weather quite like grilling and eating outside. Prep some side dishes and snacks while the main course roasts outside and away from your kitchen. Check out some of the local butchers where you can pick up your favorite cuts to feed all of your guests!

Dad’s Stuffings

Stop by and check out an assortment of fine cuts and prepared meats that can go straight to the grill. Pick up some sides while you’re there and you’re all set for a party!

1615 W Ritner St, Philadelphia, PA

Rieker’s Prime Meats

For a large selection of German sausages to roast, stop by Rieker’s! You’ll find everything you need to put together a Brat Bar for your next summer bash.

7979 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Lombardi’s Prime Meats

Family owned and operated, Lombardi’s Prime Meats offers a great selection of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, veal, and even prepared foods for your next cookout.

1801 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Giunta’s Prime Shop

For the past four generations, Giunta’s has been serving Philly with quality cuts of beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and veal, so you can be sure to find some great selections to grill for your guests.

Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA


For easier options to feed your guests, check out our best recommendations for catering! Host a memorable gathering with minimal prep and clean up. Plan a picnic or just hang out in the backyard. No matter the location, you’ll be free to spend more time celebrating with your guests than in the kitchen with the help of these local caterers.

Philadelphia Catering Company

There are so many options available from Philadelphia Catering Company! Check out the options and you’re sure to find an affordable solution for your party.

2019 S 26th St, Philadelphia, PA

Shaggy Caribbean Cuisine

For a more flavorful spread, check out the catering options from Shaggy Caribbean.

4909 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA

Mom Mom’s

To turn your party into a Polish feast, you have plenty of options from Mom-Mom’s Kitchen!

1505 South St, Philadelphia, PA

In-Home Private Dinner Services

Want to make your celebration extra memorable? Book a private dinner prepared by professionals right in your home! They’ll take care of all the shopping and ingredient sourcing, prepping the food, cooking, serving you and your guests, and even cleaning up! You can have the maximum time to relax and connect with your guests without the stress of playing the host and taking care of all the little food details. These chefs serve the Philadelphia and Bucks County areas.

Servis Events Private Dinner

With a changing monthly menu, Nicolas and Stephen Servis bring the chef’s table to you. With all locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, you can be sure of a multi-course experience like no other.

Zest Culinary Services

Create an intimate dinner experience in the comfort of your home without getting tied up with all of the details. The Zest chefs will work with you to craft a menu that fits the tastes of you and your guests and deliver an in-home experience your guests won’t forget. Commemorate a special occasion with a special experience.

Navarro Private Chef Services

Personalize a menu with all of your guest of honor’s favorites! Create a delicious dinner experience where you don’t have to deal with any of the stress.


Feeding a large crowd, but what to keep your menu simple? You can’t go wrong with the classic pizza. Pizzas can easily be customized for gluten free and vegetarian guests, so everyone can be included. Take a look at our selections for pizza places with takeout options perfect for those with dietary restrictions.


1180 South 10th Street,  Philadelphia, PA

Blaze Pizza

3400 Lancaster Ave Unit 8, Philadelphia, PA

Top Tomato Bar & Pizza

116 S 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Pete’s Famous Pizza

2328 W. Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, PA

116 N. 21st St. Philadelphia, PA

2942 Wharton St. Philadelphia, PA

Specialty Cakes

End your party with the perfect sweet treat. Get a custom cake made for your guest of honor or go with a little twist and try cupcakes or cakepops! Check out these local specialty bakers that can help you create a sweet treat for your guest of honor that captures their personality, accomplishments, or simply their favorite flavors.

Holmesburg Bakery

7935 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Tiffany’s Bakery

1001 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor

8126 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA

Sweet Box Cupcakes & Baking Co.

339 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

For more Philly Happening winners, take a look at the Happening List here.

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