This year indoor dining is allowed, but with limited capacity and restrictions on larger parties; no more than six per group and restaurants must seat under 100 people indoors total. Michigan is also seeing coronavirus positivity rates spiking.
All these factors and more mean that big carryout orders and packages are going to be popular again this Easter, which is this Sunday. If you act fast, there’s still time to order a family-sized meal to enjoy safely at home. Here are some options.
Cuisine: Choice of leg of lamb or glazed ham dinner for four which includes salad, spring pea soup with lump crab, potato and celery root au gratin, green been almandine, roasted Brussel sprouts and chocolate tarts. $160. Add a lobster roll for $25 each; bottled wine also available. Order by 10 a.m. Friday for pick up on Saturday. 670 Lothrop, Detroit. (313) 872-5110.
Andiamo: Brunch-to-go includes sugar-glazed sliced ham, French toast strata, thick-cut applewood bacon strips and more. Starts at $29.95 per person. Order by Wednesday to pick up on Saturday at Detroit, Livonia, Bloomfield Township, Warren and Fenton locations. andiamoitalia.com/easterbrunch.
Joe Muer Seafood: Gourmet brunch-to-go packages include French toast strata, quiche, potatoes O’Brien, Scottish salmon, bacon, Dearborn brown sugar-glazed sliced ham, short ribs, turkey sausage, ricotta cheese-filled blintzes, fresh Florida orange juice and more. $45 per person. Order by Wednesday for pick up Sunday. 400 Renaissance Center #1401, Detroit. (313) 567-6837. 39475 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 792-9609.
Polish Village Cafe: This Hamtramck favorite has Easter dinner packages plus loads of side and trays for carryout pick-up. Consider the Easter Weekend Package to feed 4-6 people with meatballs, ham, roasted pork, kielbasa, pierogi, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers and salad. $75 cold, $95 hot. 2990 Yemans, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5726. polishvillagecafe.us.
The Hungarian Rhapsody: Safely get a family-style meal for four via curbside carryout, including your choice of two or three meats like chicken paprikas, breaded pork chops, stuffed cabbage or ham steak. $72-$80. A la carte menu items also available for carryout. 14315 Northline, Southgate. (734) 283-9622.
Detroit BBQ Company: Various combo meals, like the XL Family Meal Deal that feeds 8-10 and includes a whole ham, cheesy potatoes, garlic green beans and cornbread. $100. Get a smaller meal for $50, or add a slab of ribs for $25. A la carte options available. Order by 3 p.m. Thursday for curbside pick up on Sunday. 711 Eight Mile, Ferndale. Message on Facebook to order facebook.com/Detbbqco.
Three Cats: Let chef Matt Prentice cook Easter dinner with your choice of sautéed chicken, roasted pork loin or Angus prime rib dinners, priced $28-$50 per person. Pick up on Saturday. 116 W. 14 Mile, Clawson. (248) 900-CATS.
Woodpile BBQ: Easter meals that feed 8-10 people or 4-6 that include smoked ham and choice of side like mac and cheese, pit beans, candied bacon, corn muffin, coleslaw and more. $40-$105. Pick up on Sunday. 630 E. 11 Mile, Madison Heights. 303 S. Main, Clawson. woodpilebbqshack.com.
Lockhart’s BBQ: Choice of smoked prime rib or smoked ham with three choices of sides like cheesy potatoes, deviled eggs, green beans, cornbread and more, plus dessert. Serves 6. $110-$150. Order by 2 p.m. Wed. for pick up Sun. 202 E. Third, Royal Oak. (248) 584-4227.
The Capital Grille: A three-course Easter dinner for two or four, featuring whole rack of bone-in filet and horseradish cream with grilled asparagus and more, plus optional add-ons like lobster tails or shrimp cocktail. Pick up on Saturday or Sunday. $155 and up. 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 649-5300. thecapitalgrille.com.
Hazel, Ravines and Downtown: Holiday offerings include ham by the pound, take-and-bake frittata, asparagus with hollandaise and cheesy potatoes, plus desserts. Priced a la carte. Order by Thursday for pick up on Saturday. 1 Peabody, Birmingham. (248) 671-1714. Hazelsathome.com.
Clarkston Union: A take-and-bake brunch for four with bourbon maple ham, hash brown country casserole, buttermilk biscuits, berries and white chocolate and almond granola. $78.50. Order by 10 p.m. Tues. for pick up on Saturday. 54 S. Main, Clarkston. Unionprovisions.com.
Union Woodshop: Maple bourbon ham dinner for four with scalloped sweet potatoes, roasted spring vegetables with white balsamic and tarragon, house-made Hawaiian sweet rolls and carrot cake swiss roll. $75. Order by 10 p.m. Tues. for pick up on Saturday. 18 S. Main, Clarkston. Unionprovisions.com.
Penne Lane: Small family feast feeds 3-4 people with smoked ham, turkey breast, potatoes, carrots, gnocchi with meat sauce, arancini, spinach salad, loaf of bread and tiramisu. $99. Order by Friday for pick up hot on Sunday. 44905 Morley, Clinton Township. (586) 741-5583. pennelaneitalian.com.
Zingerman’s Delicatessen: Choose an entire Easter brunch a la carte, or a dinner package with Nueske’s smoked ham, scalloped Yukon potatoes, blanched green beans and optional add-ons like wine and cake. They also have traditional hot cross buns. 422 Detroit St. Ann Arbor. (734) 663-3400. zcob.me/easter
Crust: A Bakery: Order ahead to pick up Easter brunch to-go items including hot cross buns, an Easter chocolate cake, whole quiche, prime rib dinner for two, teriyaki salmon for two and other dishes. Order by Wednesday for pick up on Sunday. 104 W. Caroline, Fenton. crustandbeyond.com/pickup/#brunch.
Bavarian Inn: Easter takeout dinner feeds 6-8 and includes a 10-pound honey-cured, hickory-smoked sliced ham and sides, including buttered noodles. $189. Order by Wednesday to pick up on Sunday at the Castle Shop entrance. 713 S. Main, Frankenmuth. (989) 652-9941.
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