COVID-19 Travel Resources and Reopening Guidelines

Guide to Take-Out and Delivery in Philadelphia

April 1, 2021

Philadelphia’s restaurants and bars are responding to COVID-19 by offering take-out and delivery (including to-go cocktails), allowing you to savor the celebrated flavors of the city on your own terms by enjoying sought after menus at home, in a hotel or outside at a nearby park. Many restaurants throughout the city are also offering outdoor dining, as outlined here. TIP: Another way to support local restaurants is by purchasing a gift card that can be redeemed for a future visit. Be sure to inquire about gift card availability at your favorite restaurants around the city!

Most restaurants throughout the city can be found on 3rd party delivery systems, such as UberEats, Grubhub, Caviar, Postmates, DoorDash, and other services.

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA) has been managing a crowd-sourced list of restaurants offering take-out or delivery, including many in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. A similar list is available from Dining at a Distance, while a handy map from Takeout COVID has over 500+ restaurants listed in Philadelphia. Neighborhood-centric lists are available from Center City District, Manayunk and Old City District. Center City District is incentivizing take-out orders with their #TakeoutPhilly contest, which allows those who order take-out between January 4 and March 31, 2021 to enter online for a chance to win $50 gift cards from select Center City restaurants.

Visit Philly details how to support local restaurants, bars, and breweries with delivery and take-out on their website, including features on Black- and Latinx-owned restaurants throughout the city. They also highlight how you can get some of the city’s best craft beer delivered to your doorstep, as well as top cheesesteak, hoagie, and pizza places and worth ordering from.

Several of Philadelphia’s essential eating experiences are also embracing take-out and delivery. The merchants found throughout the iconic Reading Terminal Market are accessible through a number of online ordering and delivery platforms, including free delivery through Mercato. The market also continues to remain open for in person take-out service from marquee vendors such as Beiler’s, DiNic’s, Molly Malloy’s and the Famous 4th Street Cookie Company (masks and social distancing are required). To see what is open and how to order, click here.

The Bourse, Old City’s historic food hall, offers a wide variety of delivery and pick-up options from a number of its vendors including Marino Brothers’ Cheesesteaks, Abunai Poke, Prescription Chicken, and FreeByrd, with free delivery available within a 10-mile radius of Center City between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Of course, visitors can also enter The Bourse to order take-out (masks and social distancing are required) or seek out delivery via Grubhub or Caviar. TIP: In the warmer months, bring your meal to the lawn of Independence Mall for a historic picnic in front of Independence Hall.

Local restaurant groups have also adapted their offerings to accommodate take-out or delivery options for their wide-ranging menus, including Starr Restaurants, whose footprint includes Parc, The Love, The Dandelion, Talula’s Daily/Garden, Pizzeria Stella and others, all of which have their menus available on Caviar and DoorDash. Similarly, Schulson Collective’s restaurants – Double Knot, Sampan, Via Locusta, Osteria – have their menus available for delivery via Caviar or for pick-up via Toast. Garces Group, with restaurant concepts including The Olde Bar, Amada, Buena Onda Tacos and Village Whiskey, offer their menus on a variety of services including Caviar, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates. You can also order items from Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Federal Donuts and other local favorites via Philadelphia-based delivery service Gopuff.

For more information on how you can dine with confidence in Philadelphia, click here.

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