The coronavirus pandemic may have forced many annual celebrations onto the backburner. But those 4th of July feasts can still go ahead in creative and socially-distanced ways, especially by supporting the restaurants that will open on Independence Day.
While many families and friends choose to celebrate the US holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence with a BBQ or picnic, this year could be even more delicious with a choice of high-end restaurants serving takeout and meal kit ideas, like never before.
Whether you're up for grilling, a picnic or some finger food, there's a whole host of restaurants open on July 4th for takeout or delivery. From butcher boxes to three-Michelin-starred takeaways and mixology nights.
On June 22, thousands of restaurants re-opened for outdoor dining in New York, with phase three of re-opening predicted to happen in early July. So keep on the lookout for the opportunity to dine-in as well
In the meantime, here's a taster of some of the restaurants open on the 4th July in New York.
Food places open on July 4th in New York
Why not pick up a weekend dinner kit and celebrate Independence Day with a difference following a live video of Chef Emma Bengtsson putting it all together or go for a full on picnic-style al fresco with an Aquavit smorgasbord for two.
Peter Luger, Brooklyn
Fancy grilling up a meat feast in the back yard? This tried and tested steakhouse has all you need to make your 4th July celebrations go with a bang. Pick up a burger, steak-for-two, or go to the butcher shop and take your pick of dry-aged meat to cook at home yourself.
Daniel Boulud Kitchen, Manhattan
Fancy a Frenchie burger? Then order in from Daniel Boulud's take out and delivery pivot. Check out the menu for more French-inspired comfort food which will make you happy to stay in.
Honey Badger, Brooklyn
Get back to nature with a market box and cook up a wild and foraged dinner with friends and family, or keep it simple with a family taco feast.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown, New York
Go for the ultimate grill with a box of ResourcED goodies from Dan Barber's Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
Festivál, New York
Want an evening with a twist - then go out on a group mixology course on July 4th. NYC’s first cocktail bar dedicated to culinary-style cocktails using only locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients is having a mixologist night, reservable for parties of 2 to 14, for $150 per person.
Olmsted Trading Post, Brooklyn
Top up on treats and luxury items from Greg Baxtrom's Trading Post in Brooklyn and have a cook in to remember at home.