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Top Spots For Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinner In Philadelphia

Let's talk turkey. Not everyone is into the whole crowded-grocery-shopping-cooking-for-hours-sinkload-of-greasy-aftermath Thanksgiving gig. If the holiday hassle makes you shudder, enjoy Turkey Day at home with a magnificent meal to-go. Here are the top spots for take-out Thanksgiving dinner in Philadelphia.

Bridget Foy's
200 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1813

Leave the cooking and cleaning to South Street's Bridget Foy's. A dinner for one has all of your Thanksgiving favorites for just $26. Wear elastic-waist pants for heaping helpings of roast turkey with cornbread/sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, waxed beans and cranberry compote. Selections from the restaurant's fall dinner menu, as well as a special pumpkin cheesecake, are also available. Food comes with heating instructions. Place and pay for your order no later than November 24, and pick it up November 26.

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Butterscotch Bourbon Magpie
(credit: Magpie)

1622 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 519-2904

Looking to bring just the desserts to your Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further than South Street, where Philly's Magpie is taking orders for pies through Nov. 22nd. Thanksgiving options include Pumpkin Praline, Chocolate Coffee Cinnamon Pecan, Caramel Apple and the signature Butterscotch Bourbon. The creative confections range from $30 - 38, and guests can order one or even all four!

Miss Rachel's Pantry
1732 W Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 798-0053

For those with dietary differences, Miss Rachel's Pantry offers a vegan alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. A seitan roast with shiitake-sage bread stuffing, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, roasted veggies, cranberries and walnuts are on the menu. Meals may be ordered for one, two, four, six or eight people. Place your order at least five days ahead of the holiday, and pick up your meat-free feast or have it delivered the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Percy Street Barbecue
900 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-8510

Percy Street Barbecue has been serving up its popular Smokin' Thanksgiving Feast for years now. The Take-Home Turkey package includes a 15-pound bird, gravy and homemade cranberry sauce, while the deluxe package has all of the above plus mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens, cornbread and sausage stuffing, pecan pie and baked apples. Reserve your holiday fare at least a week preceding Thanksgiving, and pick it up throughout the day on November 26.

Related: Top Barbecue In The Philadelphia Area

The Twisted Tail
509 S. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 558-2471

If you're one of those leave-it-to-the-last-minute planners, then The Twisted Tail is for you. Procrastinating pilgrims can mosey up to the phone to place take-out orders right up until closing time on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Fill up on a family-style feast complete with cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, baked beans and pumpkin, pecan or apple crumb pie. Entree selections include roast turkey, ham, salmon or prime rib. Pick up your order any time after 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and you're good to go.

Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey's "Cape May County Herald" for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at

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