This well-loved restaurant, known for its elevated menu and exceptional service, is offering two to-go options to make your holiday banquet exquisite. Family and friends can enjoy melt-in-your-mouth (and oven-ready) whole beef tenderloin or award-winning jumbo crab cakes. Get all the accoutrements, too, including quart-sized sides, soups, dinner rolls and housemade chocolate pecan pie.
333 Belrose Lane, Radnor, (610) 293-1000.
This new Malvern restauran, from the folks that brought us Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar and Stephens on State, is rolling out a festive feast of spiral ham and prime rib, soups, salads, sides and tempting desserts for Christmas Eve pick up from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
625 Morehall Road, Malvern, (484) 328-8584.
Sushi aficionados can get their holiday fix with this award-winning restaurant’s exquisitely executed sushi, sashimi and tempura for pickup. Impress guests with fan favorite sea bass, scallops and wasabi dumplings. Bluefin Eagleview will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
555 Wellington Square, Exton, (610) 458-3234.
This Euro-style market has everything to make sure you and your guests have the best holiday meal ever—without having to make it yourself. The catering menu includes Old World charcuterie platters, all-natural savory soups, baked pastas, poultry, seafood and beef dishes. For dessert, there are decadent pies, cakes, pastries and traditional Italian cookies.
2616 E. County Line Road, Ardmore, (610) 649-4046.
Chef/owner Joseph Solar takes the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle seriously and offers a plant-based catering menu that includes a diverse mix of internationally inspired dishes that even the most ardent carnivore will love. Enjoy holiday tamales, enchiladas, “chicken parm,” as well as sandwich and party platters. Pro tip: Try the gluten-free pumpkin lasagna.
81 Lancaster Ave., Frazer, (610) 240-0222.
Customized party trays from any one of Hill’s four locations (Exton, Glen Mills, Media and Newtown Square) are sure to please. The selection is always fresh and plentiful with poached salmon, cocktail shrimp, smoked fish, snow crab claws and weekly specials available for pick up.
Well known for providing a flawless menu for weddings, events and social gatherings, the team at this award-winning caterer have a take out selection for Christmas Eve that will please any crowd. Indulge in shrimp leJon, scallops and bacon, roast turkey, honey-glazed ham and whole prime rib, or order the Feast of the Seven Fishes feast.
835 Lincoln Ave., West Chester, (610) 640-2836.
This community-minded café and bakery has a delectable collection of artisan baked goods for even the most discriminating holiday party host. Choose from the candied fruit panettone, lemon polenta cake, flourless chocolate cake, salted caramel fruit and nut tarts or seasonal scones for Christmas morning breakfast.
233 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 296-2534.
This family-owned market dishes up homemade sauces, salads and soups to go. The a la carte menu includes hot and cold selections—think pick-your-own pastas, traditional holiday soups and party hoagies. Montesano also recently collaborated with Philadelphia’s 2nd Story Brewing, so you can also grab a growler while there.
55 Seaboldt Way, Chester Springs, (610) 458-8065.
Located in the Depot Shoppes in Paoli (and the Lancaster County Farmers Market in Wayne) and known for grab-and-go homemade meals, pastas and sauces, this catering spot puts an Italian spin on its cuisine, like crab and artichoke dips, Italian wedding and mushroom truffle soups, spinach pie squares and shrimp cocktail. Sassano’s also offers heat-and-serve trays of sausage and peppers, sesame seared tuna and pastas.
21 Plank Ave., Paoli, (610) 647-4140.
Comfort food never tasted so good at thanks to chef Keith Taylor. This barbecue mecca has a menu full of sumptous favorites like hickory roasted turkey breast with pan gravy, pit smoked ham with maple bourbon glaze and Carolina pulled pork. Be sure to add the gooey four-cheese macaroni or buttermilk mashed potatoes to your order.
1709 Markley St., Norristown, (610) 272-1800.