This Sunday is Easter, the Christian holiday usually filled with packed pews and kids rolling around after colorful eggs and anthropomorphic bunnies. This year many will, once again, celebrate mostly at home with smaller gatherings. That doesn’t have to mean a day tied to the kitchen cooking up a feast. Several restaurants are still offering all kinds of feasts, from Midwestern dinners, best served just a hair past noon, epic brunches, or just sweet baked goods stuffed with a taste of spring.
Comforting Classics: The Buttered Tin
The Buttered Tin, will offer Easter treats like a pan of nine hot cross buns for $15 and decorated Easter egg and bunny sugar cookies for $4 each. Perfect for spring pie flavors lemon meringue, key lime, coconut cream, and banana cream will brighten up any dinner. Speaking of dinner, four and six serving take-home meals to heat at home includes Fischer Farms sliced ham, sweet potato, and squash mash, maple bacon brussels sprouts, house-made ginger rolls, and lemon drop cake.
Easter treats are available daily in the bakery case, call (651) 224-2300 for availability.
Get the Whole Shebang Delivered: Travail
Travail knows how to throw an epic party, and that includes an at-home with their abundant family meals. The meal is built to serve four with a two and a half pound ham with Ron Burgundy glaze, two-pound prime rib with horseradish sauce, herby fingerling potatoes, asparagus, arugula salad with goat cheese vinaigrette, cream of mushroom and Italian sausage soup, shrimp cocktail, dinner buns, and carrot cake. With deluxe items like a four ounce Waygu with black truffle, mini lobster rolls, or two pounds of prosciutto-wrapped lamb skewers, Travail is the place to order from when you want to go all out.
Order online by Thursday, April 1st to pick up starting at noon or for local delivery Saturday, April 3rd.
A Perfect Kit for Two: Borough
The uber affordable kit for two requires a bit of preparation and assembly but comes equipped with all the goods. The kit includes deviled eggs with chorizo and tomato, roasted and spiced nuts, marinated lamb slices, pita, hummus, dill dressing, cucumber and feta salad, baby kale salad, olives and pickles, and cookies. The brunch kit add-on comes with orange lime elixir, grapefruit lime elixir, bitter orange syrup, garden variety bloody mar mix, disco citrus for garnish, and an option to include a bottle of sparkling wine. Washing down a bunch of briny, pickled goodness with some tasty drinks? Twist my arm.
Order online by Thursday, April 1st to pick up Saturday, April 3rd.
Choose Your Own Brunch Adventure: Stewart’s
Buy a ticket, take the ride at Stewarts. A ticket purchased through Tock allows a build-your-own meal from this intimate St. Paul restaurant with brunch options like a strata, french toast bake, carrot cake, bellini kit, and more. The cost ranges from $16 to $32 per dish.
Order through Tock by noon on Thursday.
Craving Savory and Sweet Pies Birchwood Cafe
With take-home Easter brunches for 2-4 or 6-8, Birchwood Cafe is serving up their wholesome, comforting goodness to reheat at home this year. Choose either a quiche Lorraine or veggie quiche with apple, parsnip, leek, cheddar, and thyme alongside roasted breakfast potatoes, greens with tangelo thyme vinaigrette. Extra add-ons include a pound of Fischer Farms bacon, a bottle of house-made Piri Piri sauce, and a key lime pie with a graham cracker crust or gluten-free gingersnap crust.
Order online by Thursday, April 1st at 7 p.m. to pick up Saturday, April 3rd, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A Feast to Feed a Small Army: 6Smith
A verifiable feast priced at $285 will feed four to six people this Easter. Three starters including monkey bread, peel and eat shrimp, and assorted fresh fruit with vanilla cream cheese is only the beginning. You’ll also receive a Caesar salad and sweeter pomegranate and grapefruit salad with candied pecans. The fun doesn’t stop there there is also prime rip, dijon, and herb-crusted salmon, roasted asparagus and carrots, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, toasted baguette, half of an apple pie, and carrot cake. A la carte “boosters” and bloody mary and mimosa kits are available as add-ons. They’re calling it a feast for good reason.
Order online by Thursday, April 1st to pick up Sunday, April 4th.
Vegan A La Carte Brunch: Seed Cafe
For a well-rounded Easter brunch, Seed Cafe has three great options. Each offering comes in a 9-inch ready-to-bake container that serves 4 to 6 people. The dairy-free scalloped potatoes get their cheesy creaminess from cashews, nutritional yeast, and spices, the forager mushroom, kale, and frittata is a chickpea frittata sans eggs with a garlic “cheese” sauce, and for something sweet, order the peach oat crisp.
Order online to pick up Friday, April 2nd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday, April 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cute Easter Cupcakes: Groundswell Cafe
Hamline-Midway coffee shop and cafe, Groundswell has seasonal, springy cupcakes ideal for munching alongside a specialty coffee beverage. The flavors are chocolate coconut “nest” cupcakes, chocolate “bouquet” cupcakes, and chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. The gluten-free flavors include lemon meringue, vanilla “bouquets,” and a blueberry cheesecake swirled with lavender buttercream. Boxes are available in half and full dozens.
Order online to pick up Saturday, April 3rd.
Easter Doughnuts Delivered: Cardigan Donuts
Get a mixed box of sweet, fried treats brought right to your doorstep from Cardigan Donuts. A box includes Easter-themed doughnuts, plus blueberry doughnut holes, a raspberry Bismarck, lemon poppyseed old fashioned doughnut, and more.
The delivery area is a 20-mile radius around downtown Minneapolis and the flat delivery fee is $9.9.5. Or pick up at City Center or in the North Loop. Order online.
Don’t Forget the Wine: Solo Vino
In a normal year, this little wine shop in Cathedral Hill throws an epic rosé wine tasting to kick off the warm season. Pink flows like the rivers as many in the industry bulk up their staff in preparation for the universally beloved patio season. Solo Vino is currently offering a rosé “six-pack” for $75. Bring home a few bottles of varying pink hues and (fingers crossed) sip some in the sunshine this weekend.