Hiya, Asheville. 👋 Ali here, and we’re coming up on Easter rather quickly. Although we’ll be celebrating the holiday differently this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a fun-filled Easter weekend – complete with games, sweets, flowers, and, of course, a delicious Easter meal.
I put together a list of places around town offering meal options (including dessert), spring flowers, and local gifts for pick-up or delivery. So go ahead and start planning your day — because it’s going to be a good one.
From Easter brunch + casual picnic fare to sit-down dinner delights. And, of course, dessert.
Carrabba’s Asheville, 10 Buckstone Pl. | The Easter Family Meal ($49.99, serves four) will be available to order Fri.-Mon. and includes a choice of entree with bread, salad + pasta. Bonus: There’s an option to add four New Zealand lamb chops for $19.99.
OWL Bakery, 295 Haywood Rd. | Egg cookie decorating kits ($26) come with six orange-cardamom buckwheat cookies, organic icing, and botanical sprinkles (crystallized herbs, hibiscus rose + lavender, and turmeric fennel chamomile).
Sunny Point Cafe, 626 Haywood Rd. | Starting today, the West Asheville fave is offering Heat & Eat Comfort Meals (which serve four), as well as their Bloody Mary + Mega Mosa mixes, jams + hot sauces to go. And calling all avid home cooks – Sunny Point has published recipes for a few of their standouts (like huevos rancheros, carrot hot cakes + shrimp and grits) so you can try them out for yourself.
Well Bred Bakery, 232 Reems Creek Rd. | Their pick-up menu options might just make the Easter picnic basket of your dreams. Choose from brunch fixins like quiche and biscuits or lunch + dinner options including soups, salads, sandwiches + more. Don’t skip dessert. Note: Only the Reems Creek location is open – Biltmore Village + downtown Weaverville are not.
The Worthy Baker | Cookies and cheesecakes for curbside pickup, including the signature “Mood Lifter,” aka a marriage between a cookie + a truffle. I’m personally obsessed with the triple lemon, orange cream + red velvet flavors.
Gifts and fun for the little ones.
Asheville Tea Company | They’ll deliver a cup of spring cheer right to your door. Their Spring Seasonal Gift Box ($25.95) includes all three of their spring/summer sips: Blue Ridge Mtn. Mint, Garden Party, and Berry Bramble.
Curio, 2 Battery Park Ave. | Asheville’s home-grown toy store has items perfect for Easter gift baskets. They’re offering 20% off and free delivery in Asheville, or free shipping for purchases over $50.
Celebrate the season with a local bouquet.
Twin Field Flowers | Easter bouquets delivered to your doorstep on Sat.
The Passover Seder is a celebration of liberation (as told in the book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible) + feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Passover. Tonight is the second night of Seder, and Carolina Jews for Justice and Congregation Beth Hatephila are hosting virtual seders for people to join in + nosh together. ✡️