Let Philly Chefs Cook Your Easter and Passover Meals This Year

These Philly restaurants have your lamb shoulder, braised brisket, and Easter baskets covered.

Passover dinner courtesy of Di Bruno Bros.

The spring holidays are upon us, and though we’re still very much contending with COVID, it’s possible you’re planning a small gathering of vaccinated friends or family. Ease back into it by letting restaurants do the heavy lifting, and taking advantage of those first flashes of spring produce (for example peas, asparagus, and chanterelles). If you’re sticking with your home pod, there’s even more reason to use Easter and Passover as an excuse to let someone else cook.

Fork Passover Dinner Box, Old City
Fork’s Passover dinner includes homemade matzoh crackers (for scooping up trout rillette) as well as a flourless chocolate, and an optional addition of the makings of a fancy seder plate.

Fitz & Starts Passover Menu, Queen Village
It’s pretty hard to make braised brisket for two people, so Fitz & Stars will save you from that hassle with their Passover menu for two, which includes brisket, deviled eggs, everything spiced matzoh, and much more.

Fiore Easter Lunch & Passover DinnerQueen Village
Whatever holiday you’ll be celebrating this spring, Fiore’s cooking it: Passover dinner (matzoh ball soup! gefilte fish! potato kugel!) an Easter lunch (escarole and ricotta pie! whole roasted snapper!), plus plenty of pastries (including an entire strawberry, apple and rhubarb pie!) if you’re in more of a brunch mood.

Di Bruno Bros. Passover and Easter Dinner Packagesvarious locations 
Both their Easter and Passover meals serve six people generously and lean on the types of things you might have eaten growing up (think roast chicken and matzoh ball soup for Passover and a rack of lamb or whole glazed ham for Easter).

High Street Easter BasketCenter City
You don’t need us to tell you that some of the city’s best baked good come out of the ovens at High Street. If you’re less interested in candy than you are in baked items, go for the High Street Easter Basket stuffed full of macarons, mini carrot cakes, madeleines, and more.

Talula’s Table Easter Lunch MenuKennett Square
Talula’s Table Easter menu is an a la carte celebration of spring: Spring onion, sweet pea and truffle risotto, crab bites, and new potato salad are a few highlights. Easter Sunday MenuRittenhouse
Technically, there are not specific foods that you have to eat on Easter, but Eli Collins’ menu of lobster Benedict, chanterelle and asparagus quiche, slow-cooked lamb leg, and rhubarb financiers seems pretty appropriate.

The Wayward Easter Brunch, Center City
We can all agree there are not enough excuses in life to have oyster shooters. Let the Wayward’s special Easter brunch menu be the encouragement you need.

Hawthornes Easter Bunny BrunchBella Vista
Make a reservation for Hawthorne’s Bunny Brunch and let them squeal over bunny-shaped pancakes, and, of course, the opportunity to take a picture with the Easter Bunny.

Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair Easter Edition, Center City
Since before Christmas, a group of Philly women in food have been gathering for food fair at locations across the city. Find them at East Market on Saturday, April 3rd, and fill your Easter basket with artisan made good, locally brewed beer, and more treats.

Eclat Chocolatemail order
This is a reminder that a group of rabbits is called a fluffle, which means that if you buy a bunch of Eclat’s peanut butter rabbits, you’ll have the opportunity to refer to them as such until they’re gone.

Aurora Grace Easter Basketmail order
It’s the standard Easter basket, all grown up and packed with hand-painted bon bons, a solid dark chocolate bunny, a hot chocolate bomb and more. Jelly beans could never.