BY KRISTINA ROSEN
Easter might look a little different this year, but that isn’t keeping Lexington, KY area restaurants from offering takeout, curbside, and heat & ready meals for the holiday.
This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Below is a sampling of Lexington area restaurants and businesses offering takeout and delivery along with fresh meat and ready-made meals for pre-order and pick up for Easter Sunday.
Athenian Grill has an Easter Feast Special to feed 4 including a leg of lamb roasted, traditional red eggs, homemade bread, tzatziki sauce, and more for $65. Call to pre-order for pick up on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
Azur is offering family style meals for Easter. Call the restaurant to order, pick up is Saturday, April 11 between 5pm and 8 pm. Your choice of rosemary garlic-rubbed and smoked leg of lamb with red wine reduction or maple-mustard glazed ham. Sides include smoked gouda scalloped potatoes; spring succotash with asparagus, peas, corn, mushroom and tomato; buttermilk-yeast rolls and a butterscotch meringue pie. Appetizers are available to add on, including pimento cheese and biscuits with bourbon peach chutney, artichoke and shrimp dip or deviled eggs.
BalanceBleu will offer traditional Easter meals as part of their weekly rotating menu of ready-to eat packaged meals. Order by Tuesday, April 7 by 8 pm for delivery on Wednesday, April 8, or by Friday, April 10 by 8pm for delivery on Saturday (delivery schedule changed to accommodate the holiday). They still have meals available for furloughed service industry folks at $3.50 each, with a limited amount available for donations.
Bayou Bluegrass Catering has your favorite dishes available to enjoy at home this year for Easter including Cajun fried turkey, honey glazed ham, smoked beef brisket, and herb baked chicken along with sides and desserts. Curbside pick up on April 11-12; different size meal options available.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill has an Easter Family Meal that serves four for $49.99. Your choice of chicken picatta or mahi wulfe with fresh bread, family-style caesar salad, penne pomodoro, sautéed broccoli and two chocolate desserts. Add four lamb chops for $19.99. Order online or call now through Monday, April 13.
Carson’s Food & Drink has heat & serve meals for you and your family this Easter. Entrées include choice of slow roasted prime rib, honey cured ham, and salmon oscar filets; each entrée includes yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, french green beans, smoked gouda mac & cheese, garlic truffle rolls, and banana bourbon pudding. Additional sides available to add on. Meals serve 4-6. Curbside takeout available; call to place order.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is offering Family Bundles to enjoy this Easter starting at $19.99, featuring scratch-made, family-size portions of favorite entrées, side dishes and honey butter croissants. Beer and wine is also available to order in select locations. To Go service and free delivery is available in select areas. Call your local restaurant to place your order.
Chicken Salad Chick offers to-go options for Easter to pre-order and pick up on Saturday, April 12 for $44.99.
The Chop House is offering an Easter Sunday special featuring an oven roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, and choice of sides like mashed potatoes, fried apples, and more. Feed 2 for $25, or feed 4 for $50. Call to place your order. A two-day notice is required.
Cracker Barrel has new family-sized Heat n’ Serve Ham Supper To-Go now available for Easter featuring cured ham, yeast rolls, and choice of two quart country sides. Serves 4-6 people, plus leftovers. Choose curbside, pick up or free delivery.
Crank & Boom created an Easter Sundae Party Pack including choice of two pints of C&B ice cream, two toppings, one sauce, and a pack of Easter sprinkles for $25. Pre-order by Thursday, April 9. Pick up on Saturday, April 11 at Summit location from 11 am until 10 pm.
Stop by Critchfield Meats for curbside pick up of fresh meats to cook for Easter.
Cru Food & Wine Bar lets you bring home Easter Brunch this year with three courses or a la carte options for $24. Choose from options like avocado toast, frittata, smoked salmon board, tiramisu, and more. Mimosa Kit to make 8 mimosas available for $25. Pick up on Sunday, April 12 between 11 am and 2 pm.
DaRae & Friends Catering is offering an Easter brunch or dinner for $25 per person. Extra sides and desserts also available. Curbside pickup is on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am until 1 pm. Delivery in Lexington and surrounding counties available. Call to place order.
Donut Days Bakery isn’t letting another holiday disappear without sweet treats. They will have have iced cookies, Butterflake rolls, sugar cookies, egg bon bons, cake rabbits, petit-fours with egg nests and more available for Easter.
Dupree Catering is doing Easter Dinner with Salads, Entrees, Sides, and Dessert. They offer 4-person, 6-person, or 8-person options. Orders will be available for pick-up on Saturday, April 11.
DV8 Kitchen has an Easter Cinnamon Roll Special. Order one from the DV8 Pop Up on Wednesday, April 8. If you miss out on the pop up, visit their Facebook page or call to pre order your cinnamon roll topped with a marshmallow peep for Easter.
European Delights Bakery has an Easter menu including Traditional Easter Bread (w/raisins); Mini Easter Eggs (vanilla cake w/ raspberry cream, chocolate cake w/ chocolate mousse); Easter Gift Basket of assorted cookies, cake pops, macarons; Dessert Bundle; Lemon Chiffon; Easter Egg Cake; Hot Cross Buns; Assorted Cookie Trays. Orders can be placed via phone or email. Cut off time will be Thursday, April 9 at noon.
Fàilte Irish Shop is delivering Easter Eggs & whatever else your heart desires. Order online.
Forage Food Truck is offering a family style “take and bake” Easter Brunch meal (serves 4-6) including a whole quiche, breakfast strata, and brown butter carrot “cake” cinnamon rolls. Pick up or no-contact delivery available with minimum of $30 in Lexington and surrounding areas on Saturday, April 11. Call to place order. Orders must be submitted by Friday, April 10 at 2 pm.
The Fresh Market has a variety of ready-made meal options for Easter including entrées, Sunday brunch, traditional sides, and bakery treats. Entrées include Standing Rib Roast, Rack of Lamb and Spiral Sliced Honey Ham.
Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano will take care of Easter dinner for you with a heat and serve meal. The menu includes glazed ham, turkey breast, deviled eggs, baked mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, country green beans, broccoli cheese casserole, stuffing and dinner rolls to feed 6 for $125. Place orders by email on Friday, April 10 by 10 pm. Meals available for pick up on Sunday, April 12 between 10 am and 2 pm.
Good Foods Co-op will be closed on Easter Sunday, but they will have Easter favorites in their grab & go cooler to take home to heat and eat for the holiday.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is offering an Easter Family Special featuring an appetizer of fried pickles or fried green tomatoes, 12 pieces of bone in chicken and 6 tenders, sides like coleslaw, beans, and mac & cheese, and pie. Feeds 8 people for $59. Their family special will also be available for $26 including 8 piece chicken, 6 tenders, large mac & cheese and large coleslaw.
Ouita Michel and Tyler McNabb of Holly Hill Inn are now offering traditional Bluegrass Easter Dinner and Easter Extras to go. Choose between ham and/or lamb entrées with side dishes, salad, bread and dessert. Also available is a selection of Easter Extras like cinnamon rolls, country ham biscuits, quiche, Parker House rolls, and more. Orders will include reheating instructions. Order online, call or email. Place order by Thursday at 4 pm for Friday pick up or by Friday at 4 pm for Saturday pick up. Pick up locations at Holly Hill Inn or Zim’s Cafe.
Let J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar cook for you this Easter with several meal options. The Easter Family meal includes smoked ham, two sides, sweet jalapeno cornbread, house salad and Nancy’s banana pudding for $44.99. The Easter dinner for one includes smoked ham, choice of two sides, sweet jalapeno cornbread, and choice of dessert for $17.99. Smoked spiral ham and holiday sides that come with cooking and reheating instructions available for individual purchase. Curbside and delivery available, they will be open on Easter Sunday from 12 pm until 7 pm. Call to place order.
Keene Dining and Events is offering an Easter Menu featuring honey glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, deviled eggs, corn pudding, and more. Email or call in orders for pickup on Saturday, April 11.
KSBar and Grille will offer an Easter Dinner special for Sunday, April 12 from 11 am until 4 pm. Meal includes ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, greens beans or baked beans, and cornbread with honey butter. They have options for 2, 4, or 6 people. Priced between $24-$62 depending on size.
La Petite Délicat has Easter treats like strawberry Easter bunny macarons, classic vanilla meringue kisses in spring colors, and more. Pre-order available online now; curbside pick up available starting on Monday, April 6. Order by Wednesday, April 8 for delivery before Easter.
Lexington Diner offers an Easter breakfast option for pick up. Half pan size, feeds 6-8: Egg Casseroles (Veggie, sausage/cheese/peppers, asparagus/ham/cheese), Biscuits & Gravy, French Toast or Waffles, Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, Mimosas, and Bloody Mary. Food needs to be ordered by Thursday, April 9 for a pick-up on Saturday by 8 pm.
Local Feed is offering Easter Sunday specials with a full dinner and dessert options to feed 4. The menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted carrots; or roasted leg of lamb, cauliflower gratin, mint whipped feta, and peas, along with buttermilk shortcakes, macerated strawberries and chantilly cream or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting; and a pan of dinner rolls. Pre-order by phone and set up a pick up time on Easter Sunday, April 12 between 11:30 am and 7:30 pm.
LongHorn Steakhouse has Family Meal Deals starting at $9 per person for a family of four, featuring choice of a shareable entrée, hand-chopped salad and four sides. Guests can also order fresh steak cuts from the LongHorn Steak Shop, accompanied by LongHorn’s seasoning and instructions on how guests can prepare them at home. A selection of alcoholic beverages are also available at select locations. Guests can conveniently pick up their order using LongHorn’s Curbside To Go service, and they can enjoy 15% off their Easter order using code LH44 (offer not valid for the Steak Shop). To order, call your local restaurant or place orders online.
The Mane on Main is providing Easter Meals, each including 1 salad, one entree, and two sides & yeast rolls along with finishing/heating instructions. Call to place your order, curbside pickup on Saturday, April 11 at the Chase Bank Building from 4 pm until 6 pm.
Martine’s Pastries has a Cookie Kit available to order for Easter fun with the family. The kit includes 12 sugar cookies, 4 bags of colored cookie icing, and sprinkles. Hot Cross Buns are also coming to Martine’s for one day only on Friday, April 10. Call to pre-order by Thursday; limited availability.
Ouita Michel’s Easter Cookie Box includes 20 scratch-made cookies from The Midway Bakery. Four each of Chocolate Chip, Sorghum, Corn, Woodford and Vanilla Cranberry plus a milk chocolate bunny from Ruth Hunt Candies. The price of $36.99 includes shipping anywhere in the U.S. Order online at their Cookie Box webpage. For the best chance of Easter delivery, please order by Thursday, April 2 at 4 pm. You can add a gift message.
Minton’s at 760 is here for you this Easter. Offering buttermilk biscuits, potato gratin, honey glazed carrots, brussels sprouts, your choice of chicken, ham or crusted brisket along with a variety of desserts like whole cakes and pies. Curbside and delivery available.
Mr. Brews Taphouse has a Feed the Family meal deal. Choose any four burgers and two family baskets of fresh cut fries or house made chips for $36. Call for curbside pick up.
Exclusively through this weekend, O’Charley’s will offer The Easter Essentials Bundle Add-On including Nashville Hot Deviled Eggs, a family-size side, a whole pie and a gallon of tea or lemonade, only $19.99. Available for curbside pick up, to-go and free delivery.
Old Kentucky Chocolates temporarily closed all their retail stores, but you can still order online to ship chocolate and candy for Easter.
This Easter, enjoy the comfort of Olive Garden classics available for pick up or free delivery for orders over $40 (fees waived), including family bundles of lasagna, chicken parmigiana, chicken alfredo and of course, homemade soup or salad and breadsticks. Add beer and wine to your order in select locations.
Proud Mary BBQ is putting together Easter Family Meals and Easter Dinner for One packages with choices of ham, turkey, seafood, sides, dessert, and more. The family meals feed 4-6 with choice of one or two meats, three quart sides, and one dessert for $49. The meal package for one includes two meats, three sides, and one dessert for $19. Call to order.
Ranada’s Bistro and Bar is offering family-style dinners to feed 6-10 for Easter; limited meals available so be sure to call soon. Pick one entrée, three sides, and a dessert. All meals include salad and rolls with whipped butter. Full menu available online. Pick up only.
Ruth Hunt Candy Company located on Walton Ave., which also doubles as a post office, has chocolate bunnies, gift baskets, and more chocolate Easter treats available for pick up or online order.
Enjoy Sedona Taphouse favorites on Easter and kids eat free. Entrées include crab stuffed shrimp, pork shop, and hand cut NY strip along with kids meal options, salads, dessert and sangria. Place your pre-order by Saturday, April 11 by 8 pm.
Selma’s Catering and Events has an Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner menu available. Brunch menu features quiche, casseroles, and sides. Dinner has a variety of salads, sides, appetizers and desserts. You can pick and choose any combination from both menus. Call or go online for pricing and to order. They will price your customized menu based on the number of people you are serving. Order by noon Thursday, April 9. Easter pick-up available.
Sharp’s Candies is offering curbside pickup for Easter.
The Stave has an Easter menu available for family style carryout or delivery. Choose one appetizer, one main entrée, three sides and dessert as an add on option. Call the restaurant to order or visit the website starting on Tuesday, April 7 through Thursday, April 10. Pick up at the restaurant on Easter Sunday from 11 am until 4 pm.
Stein’s by Addies is offering heat and ready meals. Four different menu options are available and all meals are served with banana pudding. Place your order by April 8 for pick up on April 11.
Texas Roadhouse in Beaumont has an Easter Feast including 3 lbs of ready-to-roast prime rib with sides of green beans, mashed potatoes and fresh baked rolls with honey cinnamon butter to feed 3-4 adults for $39.99. No substitutions. Must pre-order 24 hours in advance for pick up on April 9-11 from 11 am until 4 pm. Beaumont location at 3030 Lakecrest Circle.
Wild Thyme will cater Easter dinner for you and your family with entrée, sides and desserts. A-la-carte options are also available. Call or order online; curbside pick up on Saturday, April 11 from 4 pm until 6 pm.
Cook a healthy Easter meal at home this year thanks to Wilson’s Grocery and Meat who is offering fresh meat including lamb, country ham, spiral cut ham, and beef tenderloin. Call by Friday afternoon to get yours reserved for Saturday pick up.
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