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.
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.
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.
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.
Bottura's Modena bistro has launched an online food shop and delivery service in Italy, featuring dishes from the restaurant as well as produce from like-minded producers and restaurants in the Emilia Romagna region.
The pandemic has taken takeout and delivery to a whole new level, and while concepts like the 'makeaway' continue to rise, so does the art of meal packaging for restaurant brands across the world. In the UK, Fine Dining Lovers spoke to some top restaurants at the forefront of the trend.