In normal times, many people enjoy communal Passover Seder dinners in restaurants, and there are usually many worth recommending. Similarly, Easter Sunday is often a time for festive brunches and dinners, frequently in restaurants. But this year is different, with dining rooms shuttered and diners staying in. Still, there will be festivities, and eating. Here are a number of places ready to help with meals and foods for the holidays for pickup and delivery:
A pescatarian Seder menu, including vegetarian “chopped liver,” mushroom matzo brei, gefilte fish or roast fish — or, for vegetarians, stuffed vegetables — plus desserts, is $180 to serve four. Pickup can be arranged for all three locations of this bakery. Delivery is also available.
18 East 16th Street, 1890 Broadway (63rd Street), Bryant Park, 212-633-2253, breadsbakery.com.
Recognizing that Passover celebrations will be smaller this year, Eli Zabar is assembling packages for pickup or delivery to serve two or four (or more — they can be expanded in multiples of two). They feature traditional menus, including gefilte fish with horseradish, matzo ball soup, brisket, haroseth and Jewish-style macaroons, for $124. A $165 package includes a Seder plate and a box of Eli’s homemade matzo. Other items are also available, and delivery to the Hamptons can be arranged.
1411 Third Avenue (80th Street), 212-860-0402, ext. 9, 212-423-0129, elizabar.com.
A four-course Seder dinner with some choices like brisket, roast turkey or chicken, $33.45 per person, plus $18 for a Seder plate, is available for pickup. Delivery will be for Manhattan and Brooklyn. There is also an à la carte menu with items like stuffed cabbage and kugel. A dinner package with brisket, matzo ball soup and more to serve six to eight can also be shipped nationwide, $175, but allow two days.
205 East Houston Street (Ludlow Street), 212-254-2246, katzsdelicatessen.com.
Pino Luongo’s à la carte Passover menu has Italian flavor, with dishes like Tuscan chicken liver crostini, fried artichokes and stracotto pot-roasted brisket, but there’s also whole roast chicken for two ($12 to $52) and flourless chocolate cake. Prepaid orders must be placed by Thursday for pickup or delivery.
420 East 59th Street, 212-759-2706, morso-nyc.com.
This Upper East Side market and caterer will have classic Passover menu packages serving two ($145) or four ($265), featuring brisket with gravy, roast chicken or braised chicken with olives. Pickup and delivery are available, but orders must be placed by Thursday at 5 p.m.
1114 Lexington Avenue (78th Street), 212-772-8782, ext. 3, butterfieldnyc.com.
Bien Cuit bakery and Joe Coffee have formed a partnership with some other local purveyors like Saxelby Cheesemongers, and, from the Hudson Valley, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy and LunaGrown (for preserves) to create this umbrella company for food packages. The company is offering several lovely Easter breakfast and brunch menus for two ($50, $70) and four ($105, $120). Items include Bien Cuit pastries and hot cross buns, quiches or smoked salmon tartines and orange juices. The new company has also arranged with Leon & Son Wine and Spirits in Brooklyn to include sparkling wines from Spain, Italy or France for an extra fee. Delivery is included to some Brooklyn neighborhoods and anywhere below 110th Street in Manhattan, but three days’ notice and a $60 minimum are required. Contactless pickup will be available at Bien Cuit stores.
120 Smith Street (Pacific Street), Cobble Hill, and 721 Franklin Avenue (Park Place), Crown Heights, both in Brooklyn, boroughprovisions.com.
The Upper East Side store will have Easter packages for brunch with quiche, deviled eggs and smoked salmon canapés, $85 for two, $189 for four. A dinner menu features sweet pea and leek soup, grilled asparagus, roast lamb or salmon, and lemon meringue tarts, $99 for two, $165 for four. Orders must be placed by April 7 at 5 p.m. See details above.
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats
This butcher in Chelsea Local, on the lower level of Chelsea Market, will sell an Easter dinner of homemade sliced smoked Berkshire ham, macaroni and cheese, mashed sweet potatoes and braised collards with bacon, $75, to serve four to five people. It’s available for pickup or delivery, and will come frozen with heat-and-serve instructions after defrosting overnight in the refrigerator.
75 Ninth Avenue (15th Street), mercato.com/shop/dicksons-farmstand-meats.
An à la carte menu of Easter specialties will be sold for pickup or delivery. See details above.
This group of Mid-Atlantic food markets and restaurants has Easter menus ($150 to $220 to serve four, plus à la carte dishes), including chicken, salmon, ham, prime ribs or rack of lamb. It will be available for curbside pickup at their locations in Potomac, Md.; King of Prussia, Pa.; and Reston, Va. Meals must be ordered by April 8 at 3 p.m., for pickup on April 11.