Want to cater some or all of your Thanksgiving feast this year? We've assembled some of the local options for you in the following list. We'll add more as we find them, but feel free to comment at the end if you have any more suggestions - or just email Ed here, and he'll add them as he can.
Carlino's Market - Ardmore
Always a solid choice, this neighborhood staple offers turkey and all the sides a la carte, so you can choose exactly what you need. Order online here by November 15.
Sontuosa BYOB, Bryn Mawr
This Bryn Mawr restaurant lets you specifically order for any number of diners and pay per person. Turkey is the main course, but you choose the starters, sides and dessert. Stop in, or call 484-222-6216 and leave a message to order, no later than November 19.
Manny’s Place - Bala Cynwyd
Bala’s Manny’s Place is offering tons of options in their Thanksgiving catering menu, with both traditional Thanksgiving dishes and a number of Jewish deli options. Want to order a turkey and a brisket, with sides of mashed potatoes and matzo ball soup? Manny’s is your place! Use this order form before November 18th.
Di Bruno Bros. - Ardmore
It's great having an outpost of this South Philly favorite right in Suburban Square. Order from their holiday menu by November 15, using this online order form.
McCaffrey's Food Markets - Gladwyne
This highly anticipated market finally opened in Gladwyne at the site of the old Acme, that was previously a Superfresh, and an A&P before that. Their Thanksgiving menu has a variety of complete dinners and a la carte options. Order here by November 19.
Mom's Organic Market - Bryn Mawr
The next best thing to Mom's house is Mom's in Bryn Mawr! If you're looking for an organic or free range turkey, or you're looking to serve guests with mains, sides and desserts that are vegetarian and/or vegan - this place has everything you'll need. See their Thanksgiving menu here.
McShea's Catering - Ardmore
Looks like our good friend John McShea is offering an 18-20 lb boned, easy-carve turkey, plus sides, for $195. Or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by November 19.
Savona - Gulph Mills
Take Montgomery Ave out of Lower Merion, and you'll pass this classic restaurant on your way to the KOP mall. They have a ready-to-reheat Thanksgiving menu ready for your online order.
Tank & Libby's - Drexel Hill
Just down Rt 1 in Drexel Hill is Tank & Libby’s. Thanksgiving menu includes Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Brined and Hand Carved, plus their twist on most of the traditional sides. Orders must be placed by Friday 11/17 by emailing Chef@tankandlibbys.com or calling 484-455-7527
Too busy to even pick it up yourself? Get your holiday meal home-delivered by ordering online here.
Personal Gourmet - Narberth
Looking for quality meats that you cook yourself? This online business is opening a brick & mortar location in the old Village Treats location in downtown Narberth. Personal Gourmet offers fresh and frozen quality meats, fish, chicken, pork, veal, and lamb. They are accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, hors d’oeuvres and fresh, cut meats. (Think high-end Omaha steaks, with local delivery or pick up.) Details here.
(Also - that's Ed & Cindy's dog, Stella. She's not for sale, but she does love turkey!)
Looking for a way to spend less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, and more time with friends and family? Here are some of the local options for a prepared holiday feast. Be aware of order deadlines. Any changes or new options we learn of will be posted here. If you have any suggestions, comment here or email us.
Carlino’s - Ardmore
Always a dependable option, Carlino’s has a huge Thanksgiving menu, complete with turkey, sides, appetizers and desserts. Order by November 18. See the menu and order online here
Manny’s Place - Bala
Order turkey dinner, with all the sides and dessert, for parties of two, six, or ten. Order by November 19. The menu and order form are here.
Sontuosa - Bryn Mawr
Order a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Sontuosa, complete with turkey, soup, salad, sides, and dessert for $60 per person. Order by November 14. Call 484-222-6216
DiBruno Bros. - Ardmore
DiBrunos has a wide selection, including turkey, duck and beef tenderloin, with all the sides. They are taking orders until November 16 at 3pm or while supplies last. The menu and online ordering page are here.
Tank & Libby’s - Drexel Hill
Order individual items or whole meals for parties of 3-5 and 10-12. The menu is here. Order no later than November 18, by emailing Chef@tankandlibbys.com or calling 484-455-7527
Any changes or new options we learn of will be posted here. If you have any suggestions, comment here or email us.
Looking for an idea for your Valentine this year? Whether you need candy, flowers or food, here are a few local ideas for you:
Flowers are a Valentine's classic. Check out Melissa Parker's new Amaranth space "on the hill", in downtown Narberth, or order online at amaranthflorist.com
Plan a special meal at home with a little help from Carlinos, in Ardmore. Check out their Valentine's specials, and place an order here. Or, if you can't order ahead, just call your own favorite pizza place and ask if they'll make you a heart-shaped pizza!
Need some dessert? Do it right this year, and go straight to the amazing Le Petit Mitron. See why this French patisserie is a local treasure.
Philly-area Valentines of all ages will appreciate heart-shaped soft pretzels! Find your closest Philly Pretzel Factory here.
Place your order now for some handmade chocolate-covered strawberries at The Sweet Trading Company at 711 Montgomery Ave.
Looking for a gift, but not sure what you want? Sweet Mabel has every unique gift you could imagine, from art to handmade jewelry. Not only will they have just what you need, but they'll beautifully wrap it for you, too! 235 Haverford Ave, Narberth.
Make your reservations now if you want to eat out this Valentine's weekend. Some places, like Bryn Mawr's Sontuosa, have already published special menus. Call (484) 222-6216 to reserve a table.
With Valentine's Day on a Monday this year, you will want to call ahead for whichever night you choose to go out. Ryan Christopher's has posted their special menu for the weekend. If you're looking for a daytime option, they also have an award-winning Sunday brunch!
Valentines Day Weekend is almost here! Just in case you're not set with everything you need, we've gathered some local options for takeout meals, desserts, candies, gifts and flowers. Support your local favorites and give some Valentines love to local businesses!
Carlinos, in Ardmore describes their big Valentine's Weekend Menu as "a collection of our most romantic dishes, handcrafted by our chefs". Order online here.
Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft, in Ardmore has a takeout Valentine’s Day Menu for two (pictured above). Call 610.486.7477 to order.
Sontuosa, in Bryn Mawr has a dinner menu for eat-in or takeout, and they're taking orders for heart-shaped pizzas. Call 484-222-6216
The award-winning Ryan Christopher's, in Narberth, has a menu for two, for eat-in or takeout all weekend. Call 610-664-9282
The Pub of Penn Valley is a local favorite with Valentine’s Weekend Specials for eat-in and takeout. Full dinner menu is also available. Call 610-664-1901
McShea's in Narberth has a special Valentine's Day Menu that is available on Sunday, February 14th, for take away or dine in! Reservations are required for this menu and can be sent to email@example.com
Royal Cafe, in Narberth, is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long with a special $125 dinner-for-two menu. Veggie Antipasto, a Heart-Shaped Pizza, Lobstah Carbonara, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco. Order online or call 484-429-2626.
The Sweet Trading Company, in Narberth, Pennsylvania has chocolate-covered strawberries available for pre-order, with limited walk-in availability. "We take Fresh from our supplier, gorgeous Strawberries and dip them in our delicious Belgian chocolate". They also have hot chocolate bombs, and just about every delicious thing you could imagine! Call 267-935-9294, or check out their website.
It seems like Valentines every day at the incomparable French patisserie, Le Petit Mitron, in downtown Narberth. If you've never been to this amazing bakery, stop what you're doing and get there now! 207 Haverford Ave, Narberth. Call 484-562-0500
Amaranth Florist has been making Valentine's Day dreams come true for more than 40 years. Owner, Melissa Parker, ordered plenty of this beautiful rose, called Pink Expression. Call 610-667-4577 or order online.
If craft beer is your Valentine's thing, get them what they really want at The Greeks Next Door, in Narberth. Put together a mixed six-pack of their favorites or give them a gift card and let them pick! 237 Haverford Ave, Narberth; call 610-664-1960.
Last, but far from the least, is Sweet Mabel Folk & Fine Craft, in Narberth. You can walk in stumped for ideas, and walk out with the perfect gift. They have art, clothing, hand-made jewelry, and a huge selection of gift ideas made from recycled/repurposed objects. It's a local go-to for Valentines gifts, hostess gifts - whatever you need!
235 Haverford Ave; Call 610-667-3041