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Quarantine-friendly Easter plans in Asheville, N.C.

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Egg cookie decorating kits from OWL Bakery | Photo by @oldworldlevain

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.

Eats

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. 

East Village Grille, 1177 Tunnel Rd. | The East Asheville eatery, which specializes in Mediterranean + American cuisine, will be offering their annual Easter feast for carry-out.

Ivory Road Cafe1854 Brevard Rd., Arden | Grab to-go family meals and sweet treats like coconut cake, key lime pie, carrot cake cupcakes + lavender French macarons.

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). 

Post 25, 2155 Hendersonville Rd. | Easter specials are on offer alongside the regular menu, which features hearty + creative dishes, from apps all the way to dessert

RosaBees, 27 Foundy St. #20 | Bring a little “Aloha” into your Easter meal with curbside takeout from RosaBees. Sweet + savory menus, plus to-go cocktail mixes

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.

Treats

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

Blooms

Celebrate the season with a local bouquet. 

Carolina Flowers | Flowers delivered Mon.-Sat., plus groceries + gift items

Gardener’s Cottage, 34 All Souls Crescent | Custom Easter centerpieces + baskets.

Twin Field Flowers | Easter bouquets delivered to your doorstep on Sat.

Seder

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. ✡️