Easter is Sunday, April 12 and although your celebrations might include Zoom chats and FaceTime get-togethers instead of Easter egg hunts and a hearty brunch at your favorite local haunt, many restaurants are providing a sense of normalcy with traditional meals to go. From down-home to upscale, here are a few takeout specials to enjoy this Easter.
The beloved deli is offering Easter and Passover family feasts, which can be delivered to your doorstep or picked up curbside. The Passover options include a brisket or turkey dinner with a potato pancake, homestyle green beans, a pint of matzo ball soup and three macaroons. The Easter brunch menu consists of scrambled eggs, bacon slices, ham steak slices, home fries, bagels, cream cheese, fruit salad and a muffin loaf. Easter packages are available April 11-12 and Passover packages are available April 8-16.
Chef Russell LaCasce at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho has whipped up a slew of family-style favorites for the perfect at-home Easter feast. Savor a spread of slow-roasted turkey breast, honey-baked ham, garlic prime rib and a range of sides including butter-whipped sweet potatoes and bacon and leek potato casserole. Don’t forget dessert – choose from a whole fruit tart or banana cream pie to complete your meal. Family meals start at $65 for four people. Place your order at 480-421-7712 by Thursday, April 9 at 5 p.m. for pickup on Sunday, April 12 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or take advantage of free delivery within five miles for orders over $100.
True Food Kitchen
Enjoy a DIY Easter brunch with a little help from TFK. The Biltmore location of the health food haven is offering Easter brunch to-go baskets, which can feed four to five people, for $50. Each basket features fun recipes, a dozen eggs, seasonal garden vegetables, gluten-free pancake mix, one bottle of cava, four large oranges and more. Pre-order by Thursday, April 9 and pick up by Saturday, April 11.
This popular breakfast joint has put together a $120 “Wake & Take Package” that feeds four to six people. The package includes two quiches, potato casserole, bacon green chile mac and cheese, six to eight slices of ham, six biscuits, raspberry French toast casserole with butter and syrup and a gallon of orange juice. Boost your brunch with the “Bevvie Add On Pack.” For an extra $20, you will receive four cans of bloody Marys with garnishes and one bottle of Champagne. Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 11 and can be made by calling 480-945-4669 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The package is available for pickup or will be delivered Easter morning if you live within a three-mile radius of the restaurant.
This Easter, when you spend $40 or more on grub from Grimaldi’s, you get a free slice of cheesecake. Cheesecake flavors include traditional New York style, Oreo cookie and banana cream. Call one of Grimaldi’s six Valley locations and place your order to receive the promotion.
Los Sombreros’ Easter takeout special includes some classic comfort food dishes and a new crab cake recipe. The meal, which includes tomato Oaxaca cheese salad, grilled chicken breast in chipotle-spinach cream sauce, crab cakes, crispy chicken tacos, Mexican chocolate cream pie and a bottle of Tumbleweed chardonnay, serves four to six people and costs $60. Call ahead to place an order at the Uptown (602-601-6390) or Scottsdale (480-994-1799) location.
Even though your Easter celebration will be far from traditional this year, you can still savor traditional brunch favorites – like eggs Benedict from Joe’s Diner. The delectable dish features an open-faced toasted English muffin with Canadian bacon, two poached eggs and homemade hollandaise sauce and is served with a side of potatoes or seasonal fruit for $12.79. Call 602-535-4999 to place your order.
For $60, you can get a lavish Easter Sunday spread for four to six people and help out a health care hero. For every two Easter meals sold, The Henry will donate one to a local health care worker. The family feast includes slow-roaster cider-brined pork, honey-glazed heirloom carrots, grilled asparagus, baby string beans, whipped potatoes, strawberry salad and Easter egg sugar cookies. Add a basket of bubbles, which includes cherry Meyer lemonade and bottles of sparkling wine and Pellegrino for a sparkling spritz for adults and sparkling lemonade for the kids. Call 602-429-8020 by Saturday, April 11 to place your order.
Farm & Craft
Farm & Craft is serving up customized crustless quiches with your choice of proteins, vegetables and cheeses for $35 (for four) or $50 (for eight). Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available. Add mimosas to go for $15. Call the restaurant at 480-568-8980 to place your order. Health care workers with valid IDs will receive 25 percent off their entire order.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The Princess has hosted opulent Easter dinners for the past three decades. This year, its offering that same luxurious experience for families to enjoy at home. For $195, a family of four can nosh on assorted artisan breads, organic spring salad, mesquite honey-glazed ham, rosemary roasted lamb, roasted vegetables, au gratin heirloom potatoes and carrot cake. Email SCP.MagicMemories@Fairmont.com to place your order.
The Sicilian Butcher
Celebrate Easter Italian-style with The Sicilian Butcher’s sumptuous spread for families of five or more. The to-go package ($38 per person) features arancini, cazzilli, baked pasta, boneless leg of lamb, chicken cacciatore and a dessert of cake and mixed Italian cookies. Call the Phoenix (602-775-5140) or Chandler (480-573-8550) locations to place an order.
This high-end Italian eatery is offering a choice of salad, pasta and an entrée for $40 per person on Easter Sunday. Entrée options include lamb shank osso buco, chicken parmigiana and chicken and sausage cacciatore. Add dessert or a bottle of wine for an extra cost. Call 602-956-0836 to order.
Original Breakfast House
The breakfast diner is serving up a delicious array of breakfast classics for you and your family to enjoy on Easter. Choose from a crab omelet ($16.50), corned beef hash and eggs ($14.50), shrimp and grits ($14.50) or triple berry French toast ($12.50). Order ahead by calling 602-482-2328.
Enjoy the wildly popular grilled ham steak from Texaz Grill at home for just $14. The Easter meal includes a pound of smoked pit ham with a side salad, potatoes and bread and butter. The Southwestern steakhouse is also offering a $5 kids meal that consists of two mini ham buns with shaved smoked pit ham garnished with shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes and served with a bag of Fritos. Call 602-248-7827 to place an order for takeout or delivery.
For $69.65, this pie purveyor is offering an Easter package that feeds six and includes three kale romana salads, bake-at-home pinsa romana, bate-at-home lasagna, three tiramisu desserts and a free pizza Napoletana. Guests can get a bottle of wine for an additional $20. Order online or by calling the Phoenix location (602-795-2555) or the Scottsdale location (480-998-1366).
On Easter Sunday, pick any six entrees from Fired Pie and get $15 off your online, call-in or walk-in order. This offer is not valid through third party deliveries.
Maple & Ash
Feast on brunch favorites from M & A like filet mignon, smoked salmon, farm egg frittata, breakfast potatoes, maple pepper bacon, shrimp cocktail, honey baked ham and spiced carrot cake. A two-person meal is $80. Add-on options include caviar, king crab legs, mimosa kits, bloody Marys and Easter baskets. Pre-order by Friday, April 10 by calling 480-400-8888 or emailing email@example.com.
Fifty dollars will get you spinach and artichoke quiche, panzanella caprese salad and giant cinnamon rolls for four to six people from this popular cafe with six Valley locations. For an extra $25, scoop up a ginger-cardamom kit, which serves four.
For to six people can share a prime rib dinner with truffled mashed potatoes, grilled broccolini, au jus and any large salad (we recommend to kale caesar) for $90. Add butter-braised lobster for an extra $15 per person. Call 602-279-1111 to pre-order.
Take-and-bake lasagna, buttered garlic knots and salad are on the Easter menu at Federal Pizza. The special feeds six to eight people for $50. Call 602-795-2520 to place your order for pickup on April 11 or 12.
This modern Mexican eatery is offering an Easter meal of beef, chicken or pork chilaquiles with a choice of salad and “tricked out” (think Nutella and Fruity Pebbles) churros for dessert. The Easter package feeds four to six people and costs $50. Call the Phoenix (602-274-8226) or Gilbert (480-632-8226) locations to order.