Easter eats in Asheville, NC

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

Hiya, Asheville. 👋 Laura here, and we’re coming up on Easter rather quickly. Although most of us are not *quite* back into the full swing of in-person celebration, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a fun-filled weekend – complete with a delicious Easter meal.

I put together a list of places around town offering meal options (including dessert). So go ahead and start planning your day — because it’s going to be a tasty one.

67 Biltmore, 67 Biltmore Ave. | Get your fix of Easter classics like rosemary lamb, ham with apple cider glaze + pineapple upside down cake with portions that can feed up to 12 guests. Orders due by April 1, 12 p.m

A creamy, dreamy coconut pie. I Photo courtesy of Baked Pie Company.

Baked Pie Company, 50 N Merrimon Ave.; 4 Long Shoals Rd., Arden | The famed pie producers will have two Easter specials — coconut cream + strawberry rhubarb. Place your order by April 1

Bear’s BBQ, 135 Coxe Ave. | All the makings of a proper Easter feast, including smoked ham, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, Impossible meatloaf + to-go cocktails. Pickup runs April 2–3. View the full menu here

Chef Andreas Guenthner | This seasonal, multicourse meal features asparagus soup, lamb meatballs, burrata, three varieties of salad, sunburst trout, and a lemon curd dessert for $60 per person. Place an order by March 31 for an April 3 delivery (free for anyone in the Asheville area).

Laughing Seed Cafe, 40 Wall St. | Visit this farm-to-table vegetarian cafe for a decadent brunch on Easter Day. Dishes such as lowcountry eggs benedict with red pepper hollandaise, tofu-based “egg salad” sandwich + brunch sushi will be available for takeaway and patio dining from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on April 4

Baba Nahm’s Persian-style braised lamb shank — simmered with spring herbs + red beans. Photo courtesy of Brian Smith

Baba Nahm, 1 Page Ave. | Keeping it small this year? Check out Baba Nahm’s feast for two — featuring Persian-style braised lamb shank served with turmeric rice, artichoke stuffed dolmas, baba ganoush, orange coconut cake, harira soup + more. The feast will be available as a takeaway special from April 2April 4

Old Europe Pastries, 13 Broadway St. | The gourmet pastry shop will be open during regular hours (7 a.m.–11 p.m.) on Easter Day + serving classic brunch staples for takeaway like quiche and croissants, along with specialty coconut macaroon Easter egg nests.

OWL Bakery, 295 Haywood Rd. | Egg cookie decorating kits ($30) come with 6 orange-cardamom buckwheat cookies, organic icing, and flavored botanical sprinkles (crystallized herbs, hibiscus rose + lavender, and turmeric fennel chamomile). Don’t sleep on the brunch special, either. Order by March 30, 8 p.m.

RosaBees, 27 Foundy St. #20 | Bring a little “Aloha” into your Easter meal with treats from RosaBees. You can pre-order a box of Easter cookies through March 31.  

Tupelo Honey, 12 College St.; 1829 Hendersonville Rd. | Brunch your heart out with options such as avocado eggs benedict, the fried chicken breakfast bowl, sweet potato pancakes, fried green tomatoes + more. 

Posana, 1 Biltmore Ave. | Enjoy a 3-course meal on April 4 with options that span from pistachio doughnut holes to vanilla brioche french toast to chia seed + fruit parfait. Each meal also includes a bonus course of pineapple upside down cake with Chantilly cream for dessert. Reservations required.