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Where to Enjoy Easter and Passover Meals in Austin

From festive baked goods to seasonal brunch offerings, local restaurants are cooking up unique menus for the spring holidays


Spring means warmer temperatures, family gatherings and many reasons to celebrate. We’ve rounded up a number of special meals and baked goods created by top dining spots in Austin for the Easter and Passover holidays.


Home to some of the best biscuits around, Confituras is offering several specials for the Easter holiday. Pre-order the Brunch Picnic Kit for the complete Confituras experience, or try the Strawberry Shortcake Kit for a sweet treat. Pick-up will be available April 15 and 16 at Confituras Little Kitchen off South Lamar.

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The butcher shop at Dai Due is now taking orders for Easter Sunday. For a unique feast, try the Easter Bunny, a whole rabbit, partially deboned and stuffed with cream, sweetbreads, bacon, mushrooms, brandy, thyme and breadcrumbs and then tied. Complete the meal with homemade rolls ready to heat and serve and the rabbit demi-glace. Pick up your order from noon to 5 p.m. April 16. 

Visconti Ristorante and Bar

Hotel Granduca’s Visconti Ristorante will host an Easter Brunch Buffet with a baked brie cheese bar, scrambled eggs with chives and slow roasted Angus triploin, among many other menu items. Festive desserts like Rice Krispie eggs nests and carrot cake will also be served. Adult tickets are $89 per person for the buffet including beverages or $65 for the buffet only. Kids 12 and under can enjoy brunch for $20, while kids 5 and younger can eat at no cost. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.


For those looking to celebrate Passover at home, Mediterranean hotspot Aba will be serving traditional dishes with some added Mediterranean flavor. A few of the offerings include Potato and Brussels Sprout Latkes, Matzoh Ball Soup and Slow-Braised Short Rib, among others.  The to-go menu costs $54.95 per person, plus tax, and is served cold with reheat instructions. Orders must be placed by 9 a.m. April 13 for carryout and delivery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 and 16. To order the meal, click here.

Café No Sé & Mañana Bakeshop

Café No Sé is bringing all the springy vibes with their all day Easter menu, featuring items like Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs, Honey Glazed Fried Quail and the Easter Sando. Specials will be available Saturday and Sunday. Make a reservation here. Plus, fellow South Congress Hotel eatery Mañana Bakeshop will have pick-up offerings like Chocolate Truffles and Hot Cross Buns throughout the weekend.

Moonshine Grill

In addition to serving many of their traditional brunch options, Moonshine Grill will serve up a special Easter menu throughout the weekend. Entree options are the Maple and Bourbon Glazed Ham, Prime Rib Platter and Combo Platter — plus all of these meals will be served with cornbread muffins.

L’Oca D’Oro

Families who are looking to enjoy a Passover Seder dinner together can visit L’Oca d’Oro on Aldrich Street. Pre-meal services will be hosted by rabbis from local synagogues each night. Chef Fiore Tedesco will serve his interpretation of Passover dishes like brisket, tzimmes and charoset. The dinner is $100 per person, without beverages. A 10% service charge from each night will be donated to participating synagogues. Guests can make reservations here.

Photo courtesy of Truluck’s


Truluck’s is an elegant option for your Easter meal. Order the Florida Lobster Thermidor, made with pieces of lobster tail simmered in a creamy sauce with Havarti, mushrooms and tarragon. The restaurant will also serve an Easter Bloom Cocktail, made with Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac, Almond Orgeat Syrup, Angostura, lemon and lime juice. Reservations are not required, but are recommended, and can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant directly.

Other Happenings

Easter Egg Dye-o-Rama

The Neill-Cochran House Museum will offer egg dyeing, lawn games, scavenger hunts and live music this Good Friday. From noon to 4 p.m. on April 15, the museum will be open to the public to tour for free, with blown (emptied) eggs and dyes available for children to create their own masterpieces. The museum requests a $1 donation for each egg, with all proceeds benefiting their ongoing programming. Guests are also welcome to bring their own boiled or blown eggs. The Bearded Baking Company will be in attendance selling cookies. For more information on the event sponsored by Thomas J. Henry, visit the museum’s website.

Photo by FOH NYC

Easter Eggstravaganza

An Easter Eggstravaganza is happening this Sunday at Fareground. Live music, an Easter egg hunt and brunch specials will be available throughout the day at the downtown food hall. There may even be a visit from the Easter bunny! Reserve your tickets here.

Easter Egg Roll

Looking to make a day trip to celebrate the holiday? Texas Hill Country’s William Chris Vineyards will host their Easter Egg Roll, complete with egg coloring, an Easter egg hunt and more family-friendly activities, starting at 11 a.m. April 16. Admission is free for kids and $20 for adults, who can enjoy wine tastings and food pairing during the event. To purchase tickets, click here.

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