If the thought of preparing a Passover seder feels like one more plague this year. Or if cooking Easter brunch or supper seems too “eggs-travagant,” there are several area restaurants that will do the cooking for you. Here’s a list of meals to-go and a few in-person options for each holiday too.
Feast Your Eyes Passover Dinner To-Go
Cantina Feliz in Ft Washington
Meal: Passover Dinner with a Mexican twist
When: March 27 through April 1
Pick up/Delivery: In the restaurant, socially-distanced with limited capacity.
First course: King Salmon Tostada - Malanga chip tostada topped with king salmon, mango, jicama and pineapple
Soup: Matzo Ball Soup: A fresh take on the restaurant's tortilla soup with red chile, avocado and chicken
Entree: Braised Short Rib Taco: Morita Chile bbq brisket topped with chipotle slaw and served on Boston bibb lettuce cup
Note: Only available at Ft. Washington location, not Fairmount location (in the restaurant formerly called La Calaca Feliz)
Constellation Culinary, Philadelphia
Meal: Family-style Passover Seder
Pick Up/Delivery: Pick up starts March 26 and runs throughout the holiday. Delivery available starting March 26.
First course: Chicken Liver Mousse, Matzah basket, Matzah Ball Soup, Gefilte Fish, Salade Verte
Entrees: Braised Beef Brisket, Citrus-Rosemary Brined Chicken Breast
Sides: Roasted Baby Carrots, Haricots Verts, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Potato Latkes
Dessert: Strawberry Elderflower Mousse, Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Covered Matzah, Mixed Berries
Note: Includes parsley, maror, shankbone, hard boiled egg, charoset and bitter herb for seder plate
Price: $90 per adult/$45 per child under 12 (minimum of 4 guests)
Fork, Old City
Meal: Passover Dinner Box for Two
When: Saturday, March 27 afternoon
Pick up/Delivery: Pick up available. Dinner is also available in-house on March 27, alongside the restaurant's dinner menu.
Main course: Braised Short Rib or Seared Arctic Char (select 1)
Sides: Carrot Salad, Smoked Trout Rillette, Wilted Spring Greens (includes all)
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Charoset Cake
Note: Seder Plate with shank bone, egg, parsley, horseradish and charoset available.
High Street Market, Philadelphia
(High Street is in its new home at 101 S. 9th Street)
Meal: Passover Box Dinner
When: Saturday, March 27
Pick up/Delivery: Pick up afternoon or evening of March 27.
Entree: Braised Brisket or Seared Salmon (select 1)
Sides: Matzoh ball soup, Chicken liver mousse with homemade matzoh crackers, Roasted vegetables and charoset (includes all)
Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Note: Seder plate with shank bone, parsley, horseradish and egg can be added.
Price: $50 per person
Classic Cake in Cherry Hill
Meal: Passover desserts
When: Saturday, 3/27
Pick up/Delivery: Pick up only. At Cherry Hill location.
Menu: Plain or chocolate-dipped macaroons, Flourless chocolate cake and more.
Note: Like all of the Passover foods, these are not Passover-style (not strictly Kosher for Passover).
And if you want to send a Passover gift to someone who can’t be at your table this year, check out the selection at the National Museum of American Jewish History Gift Shop. Choose a matzah face mask, 10 plagues glasses for kids, or a new seder plate. Details: https://www.judaicashop.net/c-676-passover.aspx
Constellation Culinary, Philadelphia
Meal: Family-style Easter Meal
When: Friday, April 2-Sunday, April 4
Pick Up/Delivery: Pick up in the Studebaker Building, 667 N.Broad Street on 4/2. Delivery available on April 2 through April 4.
Appetizers: Classic Deviled Eggs, Cream of Asparagus Soup, Spring Crudite, Ricotta Crostini, Greek Lamb Meatballs (select 1)
Entrees: Honey Citrus Glazed Ham, Rosemary Garlic Lamb Roast, Slow Braised Beef Bourguignon, Grilled Salmon, Lemon Sage Grilled Chicken. (select 2)
Sides: Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Classic Baked Mac & Cheese, Truffled Saffron Risotto, Haricots Verts, Grilled Asparagus, Charred Broccolini, Snow Pea & Fennel Salad, Salade Verte, Parker House Rolls. (select 3)
Dessert: Challah Bread Pudding, Lemon Poundcake, Mini Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cakes, Fresh Berries. Dessert options for kids: Fruity Peddled Cheesecake Bite, Peeps Skilley S’Mores, White & Dark Chocolate Bunny Bark, Easter Basket Cupcake. (select 1)
Note: Hors d’oeuvres can be added.
Price: $65 per adult/$25 per child under 12 (minimum of 4 guests)
Garces Trading Company, Philadelphia
Meal: Easter for two
Pick Up/Delivery: Available.
Entree: Sliced Pineapple-Glazed Ham with Golden Raisin Mustard Sauce OR Kofta Spice Rubbed Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze, Ensalada Verde (select 1)
Sides: Garlic Mozzarella Mashed Potatoes
Honey Turmeric Carrots, Judias Verdes, Hot Cross Buns
Dessert: Lemon Blueberry Tarts
Note: Order by March 31st
Talula’s Table in Kennett Square
Available: 3-course Easter Dinner
Pick Up/Delivery: April 3 and April 4
Menu: For 3-course dinner: Petite Crab Bites, Local Honey Glazed Ham, New Potato Salad and Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Note: a la carte items and gourmet Easter Baskets also available.
Price: $35 per person for 3-course dinner
Details: email@example.com or 610.444.8255 to place your order before March 29.
Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown
Meal: Easter Brunch
When: March 20 through April 4
Pick Up/Delivery: On-site event at the zoo.
Menu: Hearty brunch plus an Easter egg scavenger hunt, crafts, a photo op with the Easter bunny and meeting an educational animal and zoo admission.
Note: Available in tables for 2, 4 or 6
Price: Starts at $79.95 for a table for 2.
Easter Egg Hunts
And for those who would rather skip right to the easter egg hunt:
Penn Township Easter Egg Hunt in Chester County
Date: Sunday, March 28.
Place: 355 N. Jennersville Road, West Grove, PA
Notes: Socially distant event including Easter egg hunt with prizes, a family-friendly deejay, story time by Avon Grove Library, low-contact games, an appearance by the Easter bunny and more. A sensory-friendly event with a quieter environment is also planned earlier the same day at 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA.
Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt in Wayne
Date: Saturday, March 20 starting at 8 p.m. (rain date: March 27)
Place: The Radnor Trail - Wayne Arts Center Entrance, 413 Maplewood Avenue
Notes: For 6th grade and up. Free but registration needed.
Pop Up Parks Easter Egg Hunts in Radnor Township
Date: Saturday, March 20 starting at 8 a.m.
Places: Clem Macrone Park, Radnor Nature Park, Odorisio Park, Petrie Park
Notes: Items will be hidden throughout the park for on-your-own hunts.
New Hope Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express
Date: through April 4
Place: New Hope Train Station
Notes: Hour-long ride on a turn of the century passenger coach with Easter Bunny handing out goodies. Tickets needed.