Have a foodie on your list? Looking to get holiday gifts for your team? Love a great deal? Buy a gift certificate at one of these restaurants, and get a BONUS gift certificate. Not only is this good for the restaurants, but it's a great deal. Pro tip: To be uber-helpful to restaurants, buy gift certificates now and save them until the restaurants are fully open again. Of course, you are taking some risk any time you hang onto a gift certificate rather than using them right away.
Estia /Estia Taverna/Pietro’s - Greek restaurant with locations on Locust across from the Kimmel Center, as well as in Radnor and Marlton, and Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizza on Walnut Street between 17th & 18th. For every $200 you spend, get a $40 bonus gift card. Through 1/27/21.
Garces Restaurants - Chef Jose Garces’ restaurants, including Amada, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda, Stella in New Hope and others. For every $100 your spend, get a $20 bonus card. Through 12/31/20.
HoneyGrow, the healthy fast casual that was founded in Philadelphia in 2012 and now has locations from Boston to Virginia. Spend $50, get $10. End date not provided.
Pizzeria Beddia - Nationally-recognized pizzeria in Fishtown. Spend $100, get $25. Gift cards emailed within 24 hours. End date not provided.
Mercato - A charming BYOB with igloos for individual parties on Spruce Street between 12th & 13th. Gift cards can also be used at Valanni and Butcher Bar. Spend $100, get $15. End date not provided.
Suraya - An amazing Lebanese restaurant in Fishtown with a cafe, a market and a large garden for dining. Spend $100, get $25. Through 1/1/21.
Charlie was a sinner - A sexy vegan restaurant serving small plates and imaginative drinks. In Midtown Village. For every $100 purchased, receive a $25 bonus gift card. Through 12/31/20.
Vernick Food & Drink - Chef Greg Vernick’s award-winning restaurant on Walnut between 20th & 21st streets. Spend $250, get $50. Through 12/31/20.
Walnut Street Cafe - Serving comfort food in the Cira Green building in University City. Buy gift card get bonus card of 20%. End date not provided.
Starr Restaurants - More than 20 restaurants in Philadelphia including Parc, Barclay Prime and The Love on 18th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Talula’s Garden, El Vez and other local favorites, as well as restaurants in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Florida. Buy $500, get $50. For every additional $250 get an additional $50. End date not provided.
And one extra: Amis, Terrain Cafe, Pizzeria Vetri - Earn $50 or more and get up to 40% bonus. Good through 1/10/21.
Act fast. Time is running out and deals are subject to change. Be sure to read rules carefully, as some cards are only valid for a limited time.
by Irene Levy Baker, author, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. Both books are full of tips. For even more tips, visit www.100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia.com. Planning a staycation? Need gifts? Go to the website for signed copies of books. For free shipping, use promo code TheCityPulse. Click here for more blog postings by Irene Levy Baker including free holiday events paired with where to get hot chocolate nearby, great gifts for foodies, and tips for how to help restaurants survive.