November 18, 2015
Not everyone can be a master chef. In fact, sometimes remembering to pre-heat the oven is difficult enough. For those who struggle with the pièce de résistance of holiday meals, Thanksgiving dinner, make this year different by leaving all the work to the professionals.
Philadelphia offers a wide range of options for those looking to pick up holiday fare or dine out for the occasion.
Here is your go-to guide on avoiding cooking this Thanksgiving.
Chef Jeremy Nolen does not want turkeys, eagles, owls or hawks at the center of Thanksgiving this year. Instead, his holiday menu consists of roast goose.
Diners can enjoy mulled wine, a choice of potato-chestnut soup with pumpkin seed pesto or roasted beet salad with toasted hazelnuts, blue cheese, and orange-tarragon vinaigrette, roast goose with stuffing, family-style sides, and a range of handpicked pastries.
Available through December 20th
Reservations required | $60 per person
718 South St.
7 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily (closed Sundays)
48 hours notice for large orders
The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe
517 S. 5th Street
Family can be hard to please, especially if everyone has different tastes. A buffet-style feast this year could remedy any holiday dinner disagreements. The picturesque views of Philadelphia from the Delaware river are just a bonus.
Thursday, November 26
Board 2:30 p.m. for cruise 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | $49.90 per adult | $29.95 per child age 3-12
The Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Choose from various, healthy, side dishes like butternut squash apple soup or miso glazed roasted cauliflower. Most the items are also vegan and made gluten free. The best part is that being too busy to whip up side dishes actually helps end hunger in Philadelphia. For each side ordered a can of vegetables will be donated to Philabundance through Preston and Steve's Campout for Hunger. Orders will be delivered on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25.
Order by Thursday, November 19
Grateful Plate Philly