Where to Get Easter & Passover Meals


Rittenhouse Square. Photo by Irene Levy Baker.

If cooking for Easter seems too “eggs-travagant” and the thought of preparing a Passover seder feels like a plague, check out this list of area restaurants that will do the cooking for you -- and the clean up too!


Easter Meals


Fork

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: 306 Market Street in Old City

Menu: Two courses with add-ons like pastries, oysters and dessert. First course (choice of): honey yogurt, chilled pea soup, white fish rillettes. Second course (choice of): Easter ham and eggs, Eggs Benedict, Polenta, Cobb Salad, Burger, Leg of Lamb and more.

Note: Add-on dessert for $5 including carrot cake, chocolate creme, coconut custard.

Price: $45 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Details: https://forkrestaurant.com/fork-easter/



The Olde Bar

Meal: Easter Dinner

When: Sunday, April 17

Where: 125 Walnut Street, Old City

Menu: Maple Glazed Ham for two, Green Bean Casserole, Herb-roasted Baby Carrots.

Note: Also serving Easter brunch. Lady Bunny and other cocktails available.

Price: $55 for 2 people.

Details: http://theoldebar.com/m/menu-pdfs/TOB_Mothers_Day__Easter_%282%29.pdf?mc_cid=93778e9b0a&mc_eid=c6ace9b31b


Photo courtesy of The Bellevue Hotel.

The Bellevue Hotel

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17

Where: The Bellevue Hotel’s 19th floor, 200 S. Broad Street, on the Avenue of the Arts

Menu: Buffet including such delicacies as oysters, poached shrimp, charcuterie, Country Ham, Turkish spiced-rubbed lamb, Prime rib and much, much more. Fittingly for Easter, the buffet is topped off with a dessert table loaded with more than a dozen freshly-made confections.

Note: The Bellevue is located on the Avenue of the Arts in the heart of the city. Make a weekend of it.

Price: $90 per person/$45 for children 5-12. Plus tax and 24% gratuity

Details: https://www.opentable.com/r/xix-nineteen-philadelphia?corrid=016b2231-31d7-4c40-8eed-a22edcc1fe6b&avt=eyJ2IjoyLCJtIjoxLCJwIjowLCJzIjowLCJuIjowfQ&p=2&sd=2022-03-18T19%3A00%3A00


Del Frisco’s Grille

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17

Where: 225 S. Broad Street

Menu: Braised short rib hash, crab cake Benedict, cinnamon rolls and more

Note: Home celebration pack including Honey Glazed Ham available to go

Price: Varies

Details: https://www.delfriscosgrille.com/event/easter-sunday-/?utm_campaign=easter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=del-friscos-grille


River House at Odette’s

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: 274 River Road, New Hope

Menu: Breads, Breakfast foods including an omelet station, salads, cheese and charcuterie, seafood display, hot entrees, carving station, plus desserts.

Note: Live entertainment

Price: $67 per adult. $25 for children 4-12. Free for kids under 3. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Details: https://www.riverhousenewhope.com/happenings/easter-prix-fixe/


Fork & Bottle at the Desmond

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: One Liberty Blvd. in Malvern

Menu: Brunch menu

Note: Includes a visit from the Easter Bunny

Price: $45 per adult; $25 for children 5-12. Free for kids under 5

Details: https://www.forkandbottlemalvern.com/easter-2022


Mendenhall

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: In the Gold Ballroom at Mendenhall, 323 Kennett Pike in Mendenhall, PA

Menu: Baked goods, chilled seafood station, antipasto station, soups, salads, breakfast foods, made-to-order omelets, crème brûlée French toast, Hot entrees, prime rib and turkey carving station, and a dessert buffet with a bananas foster flame station

Note: Mendenhall is also serving an a la carte dinner on Easter.

Price: $54.95 per adult. $27.95 for children 4-12. Free for kids under 4. Plus 6% sales tax and 21% service charge.

Details: https://mendenhallinn.getbento.com

Bar at 1720

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17 from either 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: 136 E. Butler Avenue, Chalfont

Menu: Custom-order omelet station, fresh Belgium waffles, Roast Beef Carving Stations, Loaded Bloody Marys, Bottomless Mimosas

Note: Reservations required.

Price: $24.95 per adult. $14.95 for children under 12. Does not include tax or gratuity.

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easter-sunday-brunch-tickets-226062598317?fbclid=IwAR21MpT41UxECYDwCBRnUMmvALZSbWeZl8x3PN39FLDXFgw_w3JJx9hRYy4


Rising Sun Inn

Meal: Easter Brunch

When: Sunday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 898 Allentown Road, Telford

Menu: Order off the menu. Lots of choices from omelets to steak & eggs.

Note: Also serving Easter dinner.

Price: varies.

Details: https://www.risingsuninn.net/new-events/2022/4/17/easter-sunday-april-17-2022


Easter on the Farm

Meal: Normandy Farm's Normandy Brunch Buffet

When: Sunday, April 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell

Menu: Buttermilk waffles and pancakes made-to-order, hot breakfast items, pastries, omelet station, shrimp cocktail and oyster bar, carving stations, hot entrees plus soups, salads and sides, dessert display.

Note: Farmer's Daughter at Normandy Farm is serving a prix fixe meal from 1-6 p.m.

Price: 54.95 per adult. $24.95 for children 5-10. Does not include tax, gratuity, alcoholic beverages.

Details: https://www.normandyfarm.com/_files/ugd/a4989e_e6e6bc8543b045eda29b0228de04544e.pdf


William Penn Inn

Meal: Easter Brunch Weekend

When: Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17

Where: 1017 DeKalb Pike, Gwynedd

Menu: Poached egg station, seafood selections, hot entrees, carving station, made-to-order omelets, cold selections, bagel bar, Inn-made dessert selection

Note: Served both Saturday and Sunday.

Price: $45 per adult.$16 for children 4-9. Free for children 3 and under.

Details: https://www.williampenninn.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Brunch-March-1.pdf


Ramona Susan’s Bake Shop

Meal: Easter Dessert

When: Starting Wednesday, April 13

Where: Pick up at 1255 Marlborough Street in Fishtown or 1424 South Street. Delivery available.

Menu: Chick cupcakes, Easter Eggs, Jumbo bunny butt cupcakes, Lemon lamb petite cake, Easter Sugar cookies

Price: varies

Note: Vegan and gluten-free available. Pre-order on website.

Details: https://ramona-susans-bake-shop.square.site/?location=11eb0858cdccf5158648ac1f6bbbd01e#20


Metropolitan Bakery

Meal: Easter desserts

When: Place order by Wednesday, April 13 & pick up Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Bakery, 262 S. 19th Street, Rittenhouse

Menu: Coconut Layer Cake, Carrot Bundt Cake, Lemon Chiffon Cake, Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Price: $49.50

Note: Order online. Questions? Call 267-479-0055.

Details: https://metropolitanbakery.com/pages/preorder



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Passover Meals


Abe Fisher

Meal: Take Home Dinner Package

When: Pick up Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Where: From Abe Fisher, 1623 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse.

Menu: Includes spreads, celery and fennel salad, matzo ball soup, coffee-braised brisket, hot smoked salmon, matzo ice-boxed cake and buckwheat vanilla custard.

Note: Packaged to be served family-style

Price: $225. Serves 4.


Abe Fisher

Meal: Dine-In Prix Fixe

When: Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16

Where: Abe Fisher, 1623 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse.

Menu: See above

Note: Served family-style

Price: $72 per person

Chocolate Covered Matzo. Photo courtesy of Feast Your Eyes.

Feast Your Eyes

Meal: Passover Take out

When: Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16

Where: Pick up and delivery available

Menu: Many choices available a la carte including staples such as Braised Beef Brisket and Matzo Ball Soup as well as dishes your grandmother probably didn’t make such as a Mezzo Platter, Quinoa “Matzo Balls” and Eggplant Artichoke Terrine. Plus desserts.

Note: Includes many vegetarian and gluten-free options

Price: varies

Details: feastyoureyescatering.com


Meal: Passover Dinner (Second Night)

When: Saturday, April 16

Where: At Front & Palmer in Fishtown

Menu: A multi-course meal with everything from the seder plate through dessert. Some courses served family style.

Note: Families or friends can book a table together. Some families bring their own Haggadahs.

Price: $94 per adult/$66 per child under 10. Includes service charge.

Details: feastyoureyescatering.com


Garces Trading Company

Meal: Passover Take Out/Heat & Serve

When: Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 23

Where: Pick up at Volver, 300 South Broad Street.

Menu: Purple Cabbage & Orange Salad with Orange & Apple Cider Vinaigrette; Jumbo Matzo Ball Soup; Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes; Date & Walnut Charoset; Sweet & Sour Braised Brisket; Apple Cinnamon Rugelach with Caramel Sauce

Note: Requires 2 days notice.

Price: $38 per person with 2 person minimum.

Details: https://garcestradingcompany.com/packages#occasions


Ramona Susan’s Bake Shop

Meal: Passover Dessert

When: Starting Wednesday, April 13

Where: Pick up at 1255 Marlborough Street in Fishtown or 1424 South Street. Delivery available.

Menu: Chocolate-dipped Coconut Macaroon

Price: $2.25 each or 6 for $11.

Note: Pre-order on website

Details: https://ramona-susans-bake-shop.square.site/?location=11eb0858cdccf5158648ac1f6bbbd01e#20


Metropolitan Bakery

Meal: Passover desserts

When: Pick up on Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Bakery, 262 S. 19th Street, Rittenhouse.

Menu: Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake

Price $35.00

Note: Order online by Tuesday, April 12. Questions? Call 267-479-0055

Details: https://metropolitanbakery.com/pages/preorder


Enjoy the holiday! Especially the food. And knowing you don’t have to cook if you don’t want to.


 

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