We don’t have to state the obvious - right now, grocery stores are crowded, chaotic, and probably out of what you’re looking for. Luckily, restaurants across the US have stepped up and become fully functioning marketplaces that serve all the kitchen essentials you need for the upcoming week along with offering a variety of meal kits. No lines, no stress, and a lot of very delicious food - these restaurants are here to make your quarantine life a bit easier.
Wednesday through Sunday, Fond is working with The Dutch to sell prepared foods, hot sandwiches, and beer/wine, as well as grocery items like eggs, fresh pasta, and even toilet paper rolls. You can view the current menu on their website, and then place an order for takeout by calling them at 215-551-5000.
In an effort to help give more people access to contactless grocery shopping, Mighty Bread Co. has stocked up on a bunch of pantry staples like produce, flour, milk, and cheese. You can buy it all along with your bread and have it packaged and waiting for you every Friday - which is the only day that they offer contactless pickups. Click here to place your order when the shop opens on Thursday.
The Olde Bar in Society Hill has some random pantry items added onto their pick-up menu - like long grain rice, canned artichokes, and toilet paper. To place an order, head here or call them at 215-253-3777.
Sulimays is working with their restaurant suppliers to purchase in-demand items, like eggs, milk, bread, and rubber gloves, for people who can’t find them in grocery stores. To order from them and find out if they’re able to get something you need, call the restaurant directly at 215-423-1773.
In addition to their excellent hoagies, Liberty Kitchen is packaging their market items into kits - like the “Spicy Jawn” with multiple different kinds of hot sauce, spicy pickles, and more. You can also get a couple of options, like meat, cheese, or canned goods individually, by heading here or giving them a call at 215-309-2241.
While it’s not exactly a restaurant (even though Alimentari is located on the second floor), Di Bruno Bros is currently doing both pickup and delivery of all their pantry items through their website.
Olly has a running pantry menu, with things like pizza dough, pasta salad, and even toilet paper. They’re open for takeout Wednesday through Sunday, and you can place an order by calling them at (267) 457-5319.
Comfort & Floyd is doing brunch 8am-2pm Thursday through Sunday, and along with pancakes and omelettes, they also have a pantry section of the menu. You can get things like tahini and pickled veggies, as well as coffee beans and six-packs of seltzer. Find the full menu on their website, and place an order by calling them at 215-465-2917.
Luna Cafe’s online menu has a whole section of local groceries, with everything from milk and eggs to a $36 CSA produce box. Place an order for pickup or delivery here.
Capital Grille is offering steaks and burgers straight from their butcher for pickup. Call them at 215-545-9588 to place an order.
Rally is open every day except Tuesday starting at 8am with coffee, pastries, and pantry items. Place your order for pickup here.
Meal Kits & Frozen Food
Suraya is offering a cook-at-home version of their incredible kanafeh dessert - which is sort of like a sweet grilled cheese topped with rose syrup. Click here to place an order for takeout.
El Merkury is serving big batches of fresh pupusas and taquitos that come ready to be cooked at home, as well as guacamole and refried beans by the quart, and taco meat by the pound. Order for delivery or pickup here.
Dim Sum Garden’s soup dumplings, as well as a bunch of their dim sum dishes like scallion pancakes and vegetable buns, are available frozen for takeout. You can find their menu on their Instagram and then place an order by calling them at 856-938-4730.
Lee How Fook is offering a few different types of dumplings (pork soup, shrimp, and chicken to name a few) in bulk quantities of 50+ for you to steam at home. Order by calling them at 215-925-7266.
Stargazy on East Passyunk has an entire section of their delivery menu dedicated to British groceries - with things like Cadbury chocolates and Sarson’s malt vinegar. They’re open from 12-5pm daily, and if you want to pick your order up instead of doing delivery, you can call them directly at 215-309-2761.
While they’re not serving their whole menu anymore, Good Spoon is doing quarts of frozen soup that rotate daily for takeout and delivery (within Fishtown). Call 267-239-5787 to place an order.
The Galley at Starboard Side Tavern is making a bunch of different kinds of pierogies, like cheddar-potato, cheesesteak, and buffalo chicken, that you can cook at home yourself. Order for delivery via their website, and keep in mind that they only deliver on Tuesday and Thursday.
You’ll have to be ready to order as soon as they open up their site at 9am each morning to have a chance at getting any of their products. But if you can make that happen, Fiorella is doing takeout of their handmade pastas (including rigatoni, mafaldine, and tonnarelli) by the pound, as well as sausage ragu, arugula pesto, and cacio e pepe sauce.
Instead of buying boxed pasta from a crowded supermarket, order Trattoria Carina’s handmade pasta and sauces, which they’re selling in bulk for pickup or delivery here.
Pizzeria Stella’s DIY plain and pepperoni pizza kits are available for pickup by calling 215-320-8000 or for delivery here.
You can pick up DIY pizza kits at Dock Street Brewery, which is open daily from 2-6pm for curbside pickup. Place an order here.
You can order a bunch of Cry Baby’s best pasta dishes in DIY form here - like the chicken riggies that comes with a bag of fresh rigatoni and pre-made vodka sauce with pancetta and smoked chicken.
Gigi is intermittently offering DIY pizza kits for $50 with enough dough to make four pizzas, and they’ll even partially bake the crust for you if you don’t trust your 20-year-old gas oven to do the job correctly. Call the restaurant directly at 267-457-5688 to place an order for pickup.
Messina is currently offering pasta kits with 12 ounces of fresh pasta, Messina house-made sauces that range from old school red sauce to kale and sunflower seed pesto, for $18, plus the option for add-ons like meatballs, wine, and cheese. The kits are available for pickup and delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays only, and you can place an order through their site.
Revolution is doing a Make-Your-Own-Taco Bar for either two or four people, with all the toppings you could possibly want, plus a whole pan of rice and beans. Order the kit for delivery or pickup here.
DaMo is selling fresh pasta for pickup, as well as olive oil and pasta sauce ranging from arrabbiata to cacio e pepe. Place an order through their website.
Italian Market bakery Isgro is offering take-home cannoli kits that come with six cannoli shells, ricotta filling, chocolate chips, and a pastry bag to pipe the filling. You can place an order to pick one up here.