Editor’s note: This is article will be updated with restaurant specials and offerings as we receive them. If you are a restaurateur and wish to have your Easter dinner/brunch special listed, send a picture, what you are offering, and delivery options to: [email protected]
With Easter and Passover around the corner and social distancing/shelter-in-place mandates enacted, many families are wondering how they can ease these already stressful times by not worrying about going to a market in order to create a dinner of their own.
Here are restaurants that are offering Easter take-out/delivery options.
In alphabetical order…
The 4th Horseman
121 W. Fourth St.; 562-513-3394
The 4th Horseman will have an Easter Dinner Special all weekend, beginning Saturday while supplies last through Sunday.
The $23 combo special includes a brown sugar honey ham, potato, buttered corn, and mozzarella pizza, along with four deviled eggs, and two carrot cake cupcakes. Add a bottle of bubbles or High Life for $7.
“We will also be doing our normal brunch pizzas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the option to add $7 bubbles all weekend long,” said owner Ryan Hughes.
Ammatolí Mediterranean Bites
285 E. Third St.; 562-435-0808
If you haven’t experienced Chef Dima Habibeh’s food, you are simply missing out. And now, you can experience the warmth of her culinary skills with either an Easter/Passover brunch or dinner.
Her family brunch consists of her shakshouka—something I’ve long touted—hummus with ground beef, foul (pronounced “fool,” where fava beans are mashed into a wonderful paste that is easily smeared on pita), five pieces of falafel, and babaganouj. It serves five people, comes with pita and pickles, and is $74.
Chef Dima is offering two dinners.
One consists of two whole rotisserie chickens with your choice of five sides for $54.
The other, a kebab feast, consists of six beef kebabs and grilled veggies, vermicelli rice, two sides and a large salad of your choice. You can substitute lamb for $3 or salmon for $5.
2380 Santa Fe Ave.; 562-612-3305
The Westside’s Casa Chaskis will be serving something distinct: a Peruvian breakfast. You will find breads with chicharron, lomito, or chicken along with beef empanadas and a fried stuffed potato known as papa rellena. Each can be ordered individually so that you can have what you need depending on the size of your family.
They will also be serving various drinks, including papaya and maracuya (passion fruit) juices and caramel iced coffee.
Call to order or use Postmates for delivery.
Ellie’s: 204 Orange Ave.; 562-437-4837 and Lupe’s: 301 The Promenade N.; 562-436-4344
Chef Jason Witzl of Ellie’s and Lupe’s has a $35 per person offering that includes wood-roasted pork belly with honey glaze, scalloped sweet potatoes, wood-roasted “everything carrots,” couscous salad and pumpkin bread pudding.
Order by calling 562-4364344 or email [email protected]
210 E. Third St.; 562-491-2100
Michael’s Downtown will be offering an Easter dinner for two for $59, with $20 extra for every other person. The dinner includes your choice between two salads, one of two pasta options (lasagna bolognese or spinach-ricotta ravioli), one of two entrees (salmon with veggies or lamb shank with mashed potatoes), and one of three desserts (panna cotta, tiramisu, or banana bread).
Order by email [email protected] or call in. Make sure you order by Friday at 8 p.m. and pick-up Sunday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To look at Michael’s Downtown’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
Michael’s on Naples
5620 E. Second St.; 562-439-7080
Michael’s on Naples is offering the ability to build your own Easter dinner from their a la carte items, allowing families to scale for size.
You must place your order by Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. for pick up or delivery from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. You can place your order in three ways: order online by clicking here (set your pick-up or delivery date to Sunday, April 12; set a time between noon and 3 p.m.; place your order), order by email at [email protected] or call.
To look at Michael’s on Naples feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
Naples Rib Company
5800 E. Second St.; 562-439-7427
The rib joint that has been serving Naples for decades will be offering a $58 dinner package for four that includes up to three meat choices and an assortment of sides. For the full menu, click here.
Olives Gourmet Grocer
310 E. Broadway.; 562-439-7758
The popular and long-lived Olives Gourmet Grocer in Belmont Heights is offering an extensive amount of breakfast and dinner items, along with multiple sides that reflect their common provisions offered as a grocer. For the full list of offerings, click here.
Pre-order deadline is Friday, Apr. 10. Cold pick-up, with heating instructions attached, will be available on Saturday, Apr. 11 after 3 p.m.
3490 Atlantic Ave.; 562-595-5651
Polly’s Pies and their Atlantic Avenue location will be offering a traditional ham feast in a small size for up to four people at $70 and a large feast for up to eight people for $100.
It includes a whole glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed garlic veggies, dinner salad, dinner rolls and your choice of an apple pie, coconut cream pie or mini carrot cakes.
They are also offering a breakfast bundle that includes one savory quiche, four carrot cake muffins, one quart of breakfast potatoes and one quart of fresh fruit for $40.
Primal Alchemy Provisions
Primal Alchemy owners Dana and Chef Paul Buchanan have been through a lot—after all, they’ve been serving the Long Beach community for decades. Given the times, they are offering both Easter and Passover meal packages that are easy to heat and serve at home. They will deliver to your porch or you can partake in curbside pickup at their kitchen.
2708 E. Fourth St.; 562-439-8822
Chef Philip Pretty and owner Dana Tanner are offering something distinctly different for the weekend holiday: a brunch option. For $40 per couple and $20 per additional person, they will be offering a seasonal frittata, French toast with vanilla creme, a yogurt and fresh fruit parfait and your choice of bacon or a side salad.
Your brunch must be ordered by 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. It will be available for pick up or delivery between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.
There are also $10 kids meal and $17 sangria, mimosa or Bloody Mary pitchers.
To look at Resauration’s feature in Brian Addison’s Best Restaurants in Long Beach list, click here.
The local catering company will be offering various $100 for families of four, with options to expand. For the full menu, click here.
335 Nieto Ave.; 562-498-2021
One of Long Beach’s newest culinary additions, Ubuntu Café was only open for a handful of weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic—but they’ve managed to maintain a following through delivery and take-out.
Their Easter offering will be a dinner for two for $46, including a roasted pork loin, mushroom soup, honey glazed rainbow baby carrots, potatoes au gratin and chocolate pot de creme.
They only have 20 meals and all orders must be in by Friday, April 10 at noon. Pick-ups will be available on Sunday by 10 a.m. Order online by clicking here or call.
Vino e Cucina
4501 E Carson Street, Suite 105; 562-421-0124
Vino e Cucina and its owner, Lorenzo Mattola, are the backers of one of the city’s most underrated Italian joints and, with it, they are offering an Easter special.
For $60 per person, you will have a salad, your choice of braised short ribs or orange roughy and choice of tiramisu or cannoli. All homemade, all wonderful.
Click here to order or call your order in.