Easter means Resurrection. Easter means celebration. And Easter, almost always, means family.
This year’s Easter, though, looks different. For the first time in, well, forever, churches will be empty at sunrise and beyond. In a first for most of us, extended families will not be gathering together for the traditional ham dinner and Easter Egg Hunt. Social distances will make Easter look different for all of us.
But that does not mean, in any way, that families will not be celebrating together. Though smaller and decidedly more nuclear in nature, people will still gather and celebrate. Easter Egg hunts will still happen and delicious meals will be served as families watch Easter services via Livestream and worship together.
And as they always do, our local restaurants are adapting with the times too and Easter brunch will still be served. This time, however, it will come in the form of a curbside pick-up package deal, sometimes complete with Easter Eggs to hide.
Easter dinner doesn’t have to be canceled either, and you don’t have to cook an entire banquet for your small family on your own. Many local restaurants are offering gourmet family meals, complete with sides and desserts, available for curbside pickup, ready to be reheated at your convenience.
But with so many choices, where should you go? Don’t worry, Frisco, we found the best and most delicious Easter meal options for you and gathered them into one article, making it easy to choose your celebration meal this week.
Choose Your Celebration Meal
UP Inspired Kitchen: Is Brunch your jam? UP has you covered. The UP Easter Brunch package is as plentiful as it is delicious. It’s filled with everything from UPcakes (the thickest, most delicious pancakes you’ve ever seen) to Avocado Toast to Fresh Fruit and an Easter Lily. UP’s Easter package comes with everything you need to fuel up after the Easter baskets are empty and all of the eggs are found. Check out their social media (Facebook | Instagram) for ordering information and be sure to add on a Mimosa Sampler or Easter Cookie Decorating Kit to keep the kids, and the parents, happy and creative all through the day.
Tri Tip Grill (at The Star): Known for some of the “best tri-tip on the planet,” Tri Tip has created two Easter packages sure to make your family dinner EPIC. Both packages are generous, feeding up to 5 people (great for those with multiple kids). You can choose from either a 2.5 pound Tri Tip or 3 WHOLE barbecue chickens. (YES, THREE). You also get a choice of 3 sides, cornbread or dinner rolls and a gallon of your favorite lemonade or tea. And don’t worry about stuffing the Easter Eggs if you order this package, it comes with 15 fully stuffed eggs just in time for you to hide them and have an epic hunt and feast this Easter.
Normas: This classic diner is not going to leave you without your comfort food. Offering both individual Easter meals and a fully stocked feast to serve 8-10, Norma’s Easter packages do not disappoint. To call this a FEAST is a gross understatement. It’s filled to the brim with Easter goodies, your choice of either a ham or turkey, plus all of the sides, rolls, and desserts you love from this traditional local spot. Be sure to order by Tuesday the 7th for Friday or Saturday pick-up.
Haywire Plano: One of the pioneers in the curbside relief package game, Chef John Richardson is not going to leave you hanging on Easter either. Each Haywire Easter Feast feeds up to 6 people and is chock full of goodies. You choose the meat, either Roast Beef Tenderloin, Smoked Turkey Breast or Glazed Texas Maple Baked Ham, and the team assembles the rest of the feast around it. You get whipped potatoes, green beans, jalapeno sausage gravy (trust me on this one), muffins salad, dessert and, yes, even a bottle of Prosecco. If you’re feeling extra festive, you can add on Easter Themed Macaroons or a Cookie Decorating Kit for a small charge. And given that it’s Haywire, no matter what you choose, your Easter feast will be one for the record books.
Didi’s Downtown: This Rail District favorite is offering two separate packages, designed to meet your needs whether you’re a bruncher or prefer the sit-down feast. For Brunch, their pancake party gets you 2 pancakes per person, bacon, toast, breakfast potatoes and eggs. Prefer Prime Rib for dinner? Their package, priced at $40 per person, gets you a 12-ounce prime rib, loaded baked potato, green beans, salad, and triple chocolate cheesecake. View the package details on Didi’s social media and then send your order directly to Chef-Owner Scott Hoffner.
Simply French Catering: Looking for something different this Easter, why not try out a locally owned catering company that brings you authentic French cuisine to your very own dinner table. Offering up an ala carte Easter menu featuring mouth-watering French specialties (think breakfast strata, Sous Vide Glazed Ham or an assortment of Choux Puffs), Simply French takes the guesswork out of making your Easter meal a true gourmet extravagance. Ordering information is found on their Facebook page and orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 7.
Holy Grail Pub: Want some classic home-cooked goodness from Plano’s best bar? Holy Grail has you covered with their Easter meal, big enough to serve 4-6 people. Featuring half of a smoked turkey, au gratin potatoes, carrots, green beans and rolls, this a meal sure to leave you happy and satisfied this Easter. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
The Community Grill: A consistent community favorite, this Grill owned by Chef John Kinch offers an Easter menu sure to please the whole family. For $45 you get sliced ham, garlic smashed potatoes, green bean casserole, salad, and Easter Cake Balls, enough to serve 4 people. Order by Thursday the 9th by calling or messaging the team via Facebook.
Maple Stree Biscuit Company: Our favorite biscuit company has a traditional Easter lunch available to order up until April 8th for Saturday pick-up. This feast has all of the Easter fixings, from ham to mac and cheese to deviled eggs including, of course, their ever-famous biscuits. Perfect for 6-8 people this is a feast not to miss. Order online.
Capital Grille: Known for delicious food, including what might be the most heavenly lobster mac and cheese on the planet, this Plano fine-dining spot is offering a gourmet family-style Easter feast featuring their exclusive Whole Rack of Bone-In Filet as the star of the show. Filled with delectable goodies fit for a king, this feast is one for the gourmet lovers among us. Also available is their modified take-out menu. Call to order.
Of course, these are just a few of our favorites offering a complete Easter family meals. Many of our other favorites are offering special a la carte Easter menus perfect if you’re feeding just a few or have multiple different palates to consider:
Silver Fox is offering their incredible gourmet steakhouse meals, packaged family style, for easy curbside pickup. Comfort food favorites Babes and Bubbas are both open on Easter Sunday, offering curbside pickup for same-day orders as well as those who wish to place one ahead of time.
Easter might look different this year, that is true, but with a little ingenuity and an awful lot of amazing foodies putting together meals to bring straight to you, it can still be delicious.
Don’t see your favorite restaurant’s special Easter family feast on this list? Give us a shout and we’ll be glad to add so we can continue to serve as your one-stop-shop for all of your Quarantine meal needs.
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