Chances are you won’t be in the mood to cook dinners this week before Thursday’s feast. And sure, you’d love to drop everything and go out to eat, but that green-bean casserole and mound of sweet potatoes aren’t going to prepare themselves. But there’s no need to resort to frozen dinners. Instead, pick up a take-out menu and rejoice because we live in a world where delicious food will come right to your door.
Nervous about all those impending Thanksgiving calories? Go for a lighter meal without sacrificing flavor. This vegan destination is located in Rittenhouse and University City, with dlievery between Fourth and 24th streets, between Washington and Spring Garden. Sorry, Penn students you’ll have to pick your order up.
127 S. 18th St., 215-278-7605; 214 S. 40th St., 267-244-4342,www.hipcityveg.com
Farm and Fisherman Tavern & Market
Those near Cherry Hill are lucky to have the newly opened Farm and Fisherman, The sister location of this popular Philly BYOB just opened on the other side of the bridge, with a full market for all your on-the-go needs from snout-to-tail pro Chef Josh Lawler. Stop by for coffee and egg sandwiches in the morning, or pick up a family-style meal in the evening. The menu, both the dining-in portion and the take-out options, will change seasonally.
1442 E. Route 70, Cherry Hill, N.J., 856-356-2282, www.fandftavern.com
It’s sad but true: West Philly lacks great pizza. But the other standard for delivery is Chinese food, which this ‘hood definitely has. Chili Szechuan makes authentic spicy, dry pepper and dry pot style food. For those who are afraid to wander too far from General Tso’s chicken, cast your eyes towards the section of the take-out menu dubbed “Americanized.”
4626 Baltimore Ave., 215-662-0888, www.chiliszechuanphilly.com
Soup Kitchen Cafe
Hey, that’s great that you have a day off of work before the holiday. Oh wait, that day is dedicated to cooking, cleaning, and last-minute shopping, isn’t it? If you’re in the “Port Fishington” area, start your day at Soup Kitchen with excellent coffee, savory shakshuka breakfast, salads and meatloaf like Mom used to make.
2146 E. Susquehanna Ave., 215-427-1680, www.soupkitchencafe.com
Fu-wah Mini Market
Just need a quick sandwich? This is one of West Philly’s most beloved go-tos for to-go grub. The cramped bodega makes tofu and Vietnamese pork hoagies that make you wish every night was take-out night. We suggest you call ahead of time if you’re getting more than a sandwich or two.
810 S. 47th St., 215-729-2993