Traditions, Adapted

Where to Get Easter and Passover Meals for Takeout

Special holiday menus...cloistered edition.

By Allecia Vermillion April 6, 2020

Celebrating with socially distanced takeout might actually be kind of relaxing?

Springtime observances in this year of COVID-19 won't involve one traditional component—gathering with others. All the more reason to ensure the food's good.


(Note: These menus have varying levels of dietary observance, so observe and interrogate before you order.)

Schmaltzy’s in Fremont packs up a four-person seder for $225: Choose between roast chicken or braised brisket with a host of sides (gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, tzimmes, and kale and leek potato kugel) plus cake.

Eden Hill Provisions will prep seder plate essentials (including matzo) plus a full meal, wine, and flowers for $250. The matzo brittle dessert option sounds kinda brilliant.

L’Oursin classes up the kugel with gruyere; its $175 menu also augments brisket and matzo ball soup with chocolate babka and its stellar chicken liver mousse.

Addo's $105 two-person dinner hews classic: brisket, roast chicken, gefilte fish, sweet potatoes, za'atar carrots, and matzo ball soup. Add on wine or a seder plate kit if you're into it.


Eden Hill Provisions four-person Easter brunch box ($120) includes quiche, cinnamon rolls, breakfast potatoes, “lavender lamb ham” and a mimosa kit. Add on a bloody mary kit, or 25 plastic eggs already filled with candy.

Tilth has a cool online ordering form for its three Easter dinner options (ham, salmon, or whole roast cauliflower) that lets you browse and select your preferred salad, vegetable, bread, side carb, and dessert situations. Preorder by April 7.

Bakery Nouveau is sticking to its tradition of making a cavalcade of Easter sweets: hot cross buns, spring cakes, chocolate crosses, chocolate eggs, and two sizes of Easter bunny rendered in dark, milk, or white chocolate. Order by April 9 at any of the three locations.

Boat Street Kitchen does a three-course brunch and a la carte dishes, like cornmeal custard cake, or the fancy French-Canadian meat pie known as tourtiere.

Copperleaf has translated its traditional special occasion brunch into a family-style menu, with a la carte kids dishes available, too.

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