Eight Great: Special Easter Eats Edition
For many of us who honor an Easter tradition, this Sunday’s holiday will be unconventional. We may not see the loved ones we have seen, year after year, at least in person. Favorite dishes may not be served. Although this may be difficult, we can still find ways to respect the spirit of the day and to give ourselves a much-deserved celebration of hope and rebirth.
One way happens to involve supporting local businesses. Below is a list of eight great area restaurants who are providing Easter Sunday meals. The list is not comprehensive. We could only choose eight. Don’t see your favorite restaurant? Give them a call or check out their webpage. Maybe they’ll have something, too. Order soon — many places have a cut-off time for pre-orders.
And note that this a great list to reference for those of us who follow other traditions, and still want a delicious meal.
ONE: After 26 years of celebrating Easter, the dedicated team from Cobblestones and moonstones have collaborated in creating a special Easter Sunday menu, with lamb, ham and mimosas to make the day feel a little grander. Use this order form to select your entrees, sides, beer and wine, and pick-up/delivery preferences. Send your order before midnight Tuesday, April 7, for a 10% discount.
TWO: Grazie Italian Restaurant in Dracut’s Easter Sunday menu features a choice between ham, turkey, chicken picatta and haddock. Place your order by Thursday, April 9 by calling (978) 455-0054 ext. 209 or emailing them at email@example.com.
THREE: You know them for their famous barbecue, but the people at Horseshoe Grille know how to put together a savory feast. You’ll have to place your order by noon, Thursday April 9. Call them at (978) 664-3591 or (888) 499-RIBS or fill out this form and pay online.
FOUR: Call Purple Carrot Bread Co. in Lowell for a complete Easter meal menu. A ham dinner for 4 to 6 people is just $45 and includes brown-sugar glazed ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes and a choice of vegetable. Other items available include frittata, hot cross buns and brioche loaves. Pre-orders only, and they must be in by Friday, April 10, at noon. Call (978) 455-4188 or see the complete menu on their Facebook page.
FIVE: Feel like ordering from North Andover’s Joe Fish and the Loft? Orders must be placed by noon on Friday, and options include ham with pineapple rum raisin sauce, New England-style pot roast and baby back ribs. Call the Loft at (978) 686-0026 or Joe Fish at (978) 685-3663.
SIX: Maybe your family will love a gourmet dinner from Tuscan Market & Kitchen? Tuscan Market Salem & Portsmouth Easter catering is available with no-contact curbside pickup and delivery in select areas. Visit them at TuscanBrands.com or call your nearest location to learn more. Call the Salem location at (603) 912-5467 or the Portsmouth location at (603) 570-3610.
SEVEN: Easter dinner to-go orders at Seaglass include options such as prime rib, roast rack of lamb and apple-smoked ham. Throw in other fun possibilities from the traditional, such as mashed potatoes, to the fun, such as lemon and toasted coconut whoopie pies, and you have plenty to make your day special. Order must be received by Wednesday at noon, so call them at (978) 462-5800 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EIGHT: Jocelyn’s is Salem, N.H., is famed for their exceptional and fresh Mediterranean food. Their Easter special dinner for four includes beef, chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian options. The box also includes such regional specialties as pita bread and baklava for dessert. Message them on their Facebook page or call them at (603) 870-0045.
Check out these other area establishments for holiday specials:
Easter may look a bit different this year, but Mission Oak Grill is still serving your favorite Mission comforts — to go. Bring the warmth of Mission Oak Grill home with you this Easter Sunday. You set the table and they’ll provide the feast. Their Easter menu is $20 per person and features lasagna, meatballs, focaccia, pasta fagioli soup and Caesar salad. You can also add a bottle of wine. Please place your order online by Friday (4/10) at 5:00 p.m. If you miss the Friday deadline, please call the restaurant to place your order on Saturday at (978) 463-9009
A great celebration deserves a great wine and Andover Classic Wines is open. Order online or by phone at (978) 470-0500. You can pickup in store or curbside for contactless orders, or get FREE local delivery. Conditions apply.