Easter Sunday is only a few days away and you're never too old to have your own Easter basket. Whether you're looking for decadent meals to-go or desserts to sweeten up the holiday, Austin restaurants want to help make your Sunday special.
Here are some restaurants offering Easter takeout meals around Austin.
Launderette, 2115 Holly St.
Celebrate this Easter Sunday with a decadent meal to-go from Launderette. The gourmet American restaurant is offering two different types of meals and desserts for two available for $78. Both meals include ricotta pound cake with mixed berries, devilled eggs, haricots verts with almond gremolata and citrus tahini dressing, heirloom carrots with butternut squash puree, figs and mint, honey wheat rolls and mint chutney. You can choose between Arctic char or pine nut-crusted lamb for a protein option to reheat in your own home. Dessert options include carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and lemon yuzu tart for $40 each. Pickup is available on April 3.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Launderette here.
Aba, 1011 S. Congress Ave.
Aba, the Mediterranean hot spot in Austin is offering takeout Easter meals that will blow you away. The six-course meal includes spicy hummus with crudite and house bread, village salad, roasted chicken, beef tenderloin kebab with lemon dill rice, brussel sprouts and a double chocolate cake for $54.95 per person. Guests also have the option to add charred oregano lamb chops with roasted potatoes, cocktail kits, kids meals and sommelier-selected bottles of wine. The takeout meal includes reheat instructions and can be picked up or delivered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 3 or 4.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Aba here.
Contigo, 2027 Anchor Lane
Contigo is offering an Easter prix fixe menu for four with deliciously curated dish options. For $195, the prix fixe menu features cherry tomato, spinach and mushroom frittata, brown sugar and cardamom morning buns, sugar spa pea salad with baby kale, radish, mint and ricotta, honey and close glazed pork loin with potatoes and asparagus, roasted whole chicken with spiced quinoa and roasted broccoli and a salted caramel chocolate tart for dessert. You can include specialty cocktails to your order to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Pickup and delivery is available from 12-4 p.m. on April 2.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Contigo here.
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Easter Sunday isn't complete without mimosas and a delicious brunch from Cru. The prix fixe takeout brunch for two features asparagus and leek soup, heirloom tomato and burrata salad, steak and eggs, pan seared Scottish salmon and a New York style cheesecake and Tiramisu for dessert for $70. You can include a mimosa kit for $25 including Ruffino prosecco and orange juice to make delicious mimosas from home. The deadline to order the Easter brunch for your crew is 4 p.m. April 3.
You can find more information on the Easter takeout brunch from Cru here and place your order by calling 512-472-9463.
Dai Due, 2406 Manor Road
Celebrate Easter Sunday by ordering the Dai Due tradition of a whole rabbit. The 2.5 pound whole rabbit is stuffed with cream, sweetbreads, bacon, mushrooms, brandy, thyme and breadcrumbs for a mouthwatering Easter meal and is available for $75 along with a rabbit glaze for $10. The butcher shop is also offering kolache packs for $20 featuring two strawberries and cream kolaches and two lamb, cotija and spring greens kolaches. You can also add eight dinner rolls to your order for $12 and rosé for $20.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Dai Due here.
Easy Tiger, multiple locations
Easy Tiger is offering several different options to make your Easter Sunday as tasty as possible. You can choose between a bacon and spinach quiche or an asparagus and tomato quiche for $25 each, a spring cookie tin featuring earl grey shortbread, lemon cookies and orange honey cookies for $25, a house smoked honey ham bundle which serves five to six people including a glaze, house mustard and hill country rye for $100 and pull apart rolls for $11. Pickup and delivery options are both available for April 2-4.
You can order your Easter takeout meal online from Easy Tiger here.
Emmer and Rye, Skyhouse, 51 Rainey St. unit 110
Emmer and Rye says you're never too old for an Easter egg dying kit, especially when it is paired with delicious cuts of meat and flavorful sides. The Easter meal for two features a Wagyu beef roast with rainbow carrots and spring onions, sweet potato presse, nicoise salad, easter brioche and lemon bars for $150. The takeout meal also includes an Easter egg DIY coloring kit for a youthful and nostalgic experience this Easter Sunday. You can also add a mimosa kit featuring a bottle of prosecco and fresh squeezed orange juice for $30.
You can order your Easter takeout meal from Emmer and Rye here.
Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
No Easter Sunday is complete without colorful sweets and bunny-shaped desserts. Mozart's Coffee Roasters is offering an Easter basket filled with Mozart's medium coffee blend, Lake Austin light-medium bled, a wildflower arrangement, homemade peeps marshmallows, hand-decorated shortbread cookies, a pink Campfire mug and an Easter print by Kelly Szilagyi for $44.95. If you're looking to order more desserts, Mozart's is offering raspberry ganache chocolate truffles for $27.96, strawberry vanilla bunny butt cupcakes for $37.50, a Robins Egg cake or carrot cake for $31, a six pack of pastel mini macarons for $24, a four pack of hand-decorated shortbread cookies for $32.95 and so much more.
You can find more information on Easter sweet specials from Mozart's coffee roasters and order online here.
Intero, 2612 E. Cesar Chavez St. suite 105
Intero is offering an Easter menu with so many deliciously curated options you'll have a hard time not choosing everything to take home. The Easter menu features biscuits with strawberry jam and honey butter, focaccia and ricotta, deviled eggs, florentine egg tart, roasted carrot and arugula salad, radicchio and beet salad, mashed potatoes, mushroom soup, chicken cacciatore with polenta, roasted lamb with mint pesto and for dessert, carrot cake cupcakes with pistachio and an Easter chocolate assortment. All dishes are ready to serve and feed four to six people, so choose from your favorite dishes to have an Easter at home.
You can order your Easter takeout meal from Intero here.
Olamaie, 1610 San Antonio St.
If you're looking for fluffy and flaky biscuits to share with your family this Easter, look no further than Olamaie. The beloved biscuit house of Austin is offering biscuits to go along with creamy pimento cheese, seasonal strawberry vanilla jam, hand-whipped salted honey butter and so much more for a delicious appetizer or snack on Easter Sunday.
You can order your Easter takeout biscuits from Olamaie here.
TLC, 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. suite 1150
Switch up Easter traditions with delicious food from TLC this holiday. The Austin restaurant is offering lobster deviled eggs for $19, a TLC Cubano sandwich with applewood smoked ham, roasted pork, sharp cheddar, mustard aioli and pickle reddish on a brioche bun for $14 and cajun spiced, pan-seared crab cakes with tartar sauce for $29.You can order your Easter takeout meal from TLC here.
Uroko, 1023 Springdale Road building 1 suite C
Easter Bunny sushi is something we never knew we needed until this Easter. Uroko has created these deliciously cute sushi bites for the whole family to enjoy. Two pieces of Easter bunny sushi is available for $10 and pickup is only available on April 4. If you're craving more sushi this Easter, Uroko also offers DIY kits so you can make your own sushi, temaki and omakase from home.
You can order your Easter bunny sushi from Uroko here.
Second Bar + Kitchen, 3121 Palm Way #101
Second Bar + Kitchen has an easy and delicious takeout meal that you can heat and eat from the comfort of your own home. The Easter menu offers caramel-pecan cinnamon rolls, bacon and cheddar hand pies, smoked salmon or a meat and cheese board, roasted butternut squash with mushroom quiche, butterscotch marshmallow cookies, triple chocolate cake or a kids plate to choose from. You can also choose between a mimosa, bloody mary or bee's knees cocktail kit to enjoy from home. If you prefer wine, the restaurant also offers wine pairings for Easter dinner.
You can order your Easter takeout meal from Second Bar + Kitchen here.
Olive and June, 3411 Glenview Ave.
For a traditional Easter meal with a twist, Olive and June has exactly what you need this Easter Sunday. For $55, the three course meal for two features deviled eggs with harissa aioli, parmesan frico, crispy bacon, white balsamic vinaigrette spring salad with pickled strawberry, Easter egg radish, toasted pecans, smoked ham, tuscan fries, sauteed sweet peppers and onion with garlic, roasted asparagus and rolls. For dessert, the menu includes carrot cake with cream cheese icing and candied pecans.You can order your Easter takeout meal from Olive and June here.
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Terry Black’s Barbecue is journeying outside of the smoked meats sphere and into the hospitality sector, announcing plans to open “Friday Mountain,” a resort-style vineyard near Driftwood.
According to a report from the Austin Business Journal, Friday Mountain will be located on 64 acres at 150 Concord Circle, featuring a boutique hotel with 22 rooms, a 14-acre vineyard and a 20,000-square-foot underground wine facility, a spa, event space, all-day café and high-end restaurant. Construction is poised to start in the next month.
The courtyard outside of the event space will echo Hill Country architecture. (Rogers-O'Brien Construction)
Co-owner Mark Black said he expects construction to last about 10 months, hoping for opening early next year, and would hire around 140 employees: 60 full-time and 80 part-time.
The new project has long been in the works for the restaurateurs—including Mark’s twin brother Mike and sister Christina—who come from the same lineage as those behind Lockhart’s Black’s BBQ but separated the business due to a falling out within the family.
Friday Mountain was originally planned to be a wedding venue but issues arising about noise, traffic and environmental concerns led the Dripping Springs City Council to ask for updated plans.
A rendering of the entrance to the planned underground wine cave. (Rogers-O'Brien Construction)
In the new plans, which have since been submitted, Black said he heard the neighborhood's concerns and is focusing on working with the right contractors to avoid issues. Black said he knows not everyone will be on board with the venue but that it will provide a little something for everyone.
To bring the concept to life, Black is partnering with engineers at Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., architects at Lawrence Group, and Rogers-O’Brien Construction Co. Ltd. as the general contractor.
As for the vineyard, Black has partnered with Salt Lick Cellars to have wine aged and ready to drink wine upon opening and will hand off wine making operations to enthusiast Phil Price.
According to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing, the project will cost an estimated $20 million to be completed in January 2023.
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The Texas French Bread Bakery, located on 2900 Rio Grande Street, has been completely destroyed after a fire erupted on Monday night.
The Austin Fire Department responded to the fire just before 11 p.m., where they arrived to see flames coming from the roof of the bakery. Firefighters fought the fire for about an hour before the roof collapsed.
While no one was injured in the fire, firefighters say the historic building was completely totaled.
Texas French Bread just went up in flames pic.twitter.com/agXqKN3c00
— Jordan (@AimIessFriend) January 25, 2022
AFD determined that the fire was accidental and caused by mechanical failure. AFD said the damages amounted to $1.6 million total: $1.1 million in structural damage and $500,000 in damage to the contents of the bakery.
This year, Texas French Bread will celebrate 40 years of business. Before the bakery occupied the building, it was the Rome Inn, a music venue that hosted 1970s artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan.