There are so many things to eat and do around the city during Easter, especially if you’re in the mood to order in or enjoy a dining experience than the typical Turkey/ham dinner.
Here are some great ideas to enjoy Easter this year:
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company Easter Brunch
Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21
Your choice of their delicious Yukon Pizza, Market Breakfast Pizza, or Chorizo Sausage Benny Pizza. The vegan Beyond Sausage Hash and Avocado Toast also beckon. Or you may decide to go for the melt in your mouth feature specials:
- Organic eggs benedict (pictured): two poached eggs served on a savoury Belgium waffle, hollandaise sauce and heirloom tomato salad. Served with your choice of avocado, smoked salmon or cured ham.
Brunch is $17, with Mimosas on for $7
Easter Sunday Family Pizza & Craft Night – April 21, 5 – 7 pm
We’ll entertain the kids during dinner while you enjoy a glass of wine or artisan craft beer with the pizza or pasta of your choice. Your little ones will be busy making their own pizzas with fresh, local and organic ingredients and making Easter bunny chef hats and bookmarks for a craft. Our children’s pizza kitchen play area is always open and a big hit with little chefs everywhere!
Nut Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly
Rocky Mountain Flatbread is a nut free restaurant with gluten free/dairy free options and a variety of delicious plant-based menu items.
Main Street: Call 604-566-9779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitsilano: Call 604-730-0321 or email email@example.com.
VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop
Kids 0 to 5 years can collect eggs near the maze area and receive a chocolate prize, hop along to fun music on the great lawn, take a photo with the Easterbunny, plant a micro greens plant to take home, and enjoy other eggciting activities at the garden. Please bring your own basket.
Bunny ears and costumes are encouraged with prizes awarded for best costume during each session. We will have food trucks on-site so you can purchase tasty treats after the hunt. Tickets include entry to the entire 55-acre garden so make sure to enjoy a picturesque walk after the Easter activities. Camellias, early rhododendrons, cherry blossoms and magnolias are in full bloom!
Choose from 4 sessions daily on Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20 or Sunday, April 21.
YEW seafood + bar Easter Brunch Buffet
Join the Easter Bunny at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver for the highly anticipated Easter Brunch Buffet at YEW seafood + bar on Sunday, April 21, 2019. This year’s diverse offerings are sure to exceed expectations with delicious delights for all palates from YEW’s raw bar, carvery stations and jaw-dropping assortment of desserts. Guests can rely on Four Seasons quality and service to ensure Easter is a care-free time for families looking to connect over the long weekend holiday.
An array of fresh pastries, soups and refreshing salads will await arriving guests, and in true YEW fashion, the raw bar is set to feature a generous seafood selection including smoked and candied salmon, snow crab claws, poached prawns, a variety of sushi and freshly shucked oysters. Diners will be treated to a line-up of action and carvery stations including herb crusted roast leg of lamb with a refreshing mint chimichurri, classic honey glazed ham, and tender carved prime rib. Restaurant Chef Evan Morgan is also introducing an elegant salmon en croute, starring succulent salmon wrapped in flaky puff pastry and served with an indulgent dill beurre blanc.
Dessert lovers will be wowed by the impressive and colourful spread of sweets, skillfully produced by Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar and his team. Guests can expect an array of these charming Easter themed treats, including traditional favourites such as fragrantly spiced hot cross buns and fun new treats such as broken egg panna cotta, Easter marzipan log cakes and choux mushrooms that are almost too cute to consume. A live s’mores cookie station will also be ready to dish up decadent, freshly torched s’mores cookies for the kids.
Easter Brunch is served Sunday, April 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm and is priced at CAD 99 per adult, CAD 50 for kids 6-12 and CAD 25 for kids under 5. Reservations are now open. To view the full menu and reserve spot, click here or call 604 692 4939.
East Van Roasters Easter chocolates and confections for a good cause
This Easter, East Van Roasters has crafted adorable natural chocolate treats with flavours inspired by spring. The 2019 Easter collection includes eggs, pops, bunnies and fresh bars made with dark, dark milk and white vegan chocolate. Flavours intended to please the most discerning child to the more adventurous adult range from toffee bunnies, solid dark milk chocolate bunny pops, passion fruit eggs and banana sesame fresh bars.
The 2019 Easter collection is available now at East Van Roasters, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Requests for large orders can be made by firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations that support East Van Roasters and other social enterprises operated by PHS can be made at PHS’s Canada Helps Page.
Mon Paris Patisserie Easter Collection
Fans of Elena Krasnova’s distinctive pastries and confections are flocking to Mon Paris Pâtisserie for her enticing collection of delectable Easter eggs. This year, her charming chocolates and extraordinary cakes are all egg-shaped and full of delicious surprises! This year, she’s offering Easter Mille-Feuille Cake, Chocolate Eggs (chocolate eggs, red velvet Easter eggs, Easter Chick)
The 2019 Easter collection is available now at Mon Paris Pâtisserie. Chocolate and EasterMille-Feuille can be ordered in advance in-person at Mon Paris, through email email@example.com or by phone at 604-564-5665.
Bel Cafe Easter Collection
Hop on over to Bel Café this Easter to try Pastry Chef Wayne Kozinko’s new seasonal creations; back by popular demand are fluffy, sweet, and buttery-soft hot cross buns, available from April 15-22. Chocolate Easter eggs filled with raspberry and bergamot pâte de fruit, salted butter caramels, almond dragées, and dark chocolate fudge are available from April 12 at either of our Bel Café locations, Downtown or Kitsilano. To pre-order or for additional information call 604.673.7000.
Hawksworth Easter Brunch
Hawksworth Restaurant introduces a delicious new brunch prix fixe menu for Easter Weekend starting Friday, April 19th and priced at $28 for three courses. The set menu is offered alongside our popular A La Carte brunch menu and features dishes such as braised octopus, pickled radish, wild onion aioli, and ricotta and carrot pancake, arugula, maple dressing, all served up with our award-winning service in one of the prettiest dining rooms in the city. To reserve, call 604.673.7000 today.
Juke Fried Chicken’s Turducken Feast Available for Pick Up
The bird’s the word this Easter as Juke Fried Chicken brings back their popular Turducken Feast for pick-up exclusively at their Little Juke location (1074 Davie Street) on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.
Juke’s Easter Turducken Feast feeds six to eight people and includes pre-sliced turducken — a three-in-one showstopper featuring roasted turkey, duck and chicken — accompanied by large sides of fried Brussels sprouts, herb-roasted potatoes, fennel pork and pistachio stuffing, Cacio E Pepe fried cauliflower, and country biscuits with whipped schmaltz as well as a nostalgic package of marshmallow Peeps.
A limited number of Juke’s Easter Turducken Feasts are available for $169 plus tax and can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Wednesday, April 17. All orders will be ready for pickup at Little Juke (1074 Davie Street) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.
ARC at Fairmont Waterfront Easter Brunch Buffet
Get interactive with the chefs at the eggs benedict and carvery stations, and the array of desserts is sure to satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. Seatings are offered at 10:00 am and noon, with live music by Des Larson is on the menu from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm. Priced at $55 per person, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 604-691-1818. https://www.arcdining.com/event/easter-brunch/
Giovane café + eatery at Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sugar buns have sprouted ears to take on a new identity as Sugar Bunnies. Festively adorned in adorable spring colours of pink, green or yellow, the trademark confectionary has a classic vanilla Chantilly cream filling inside and is available for purchase from April 15 to 22 for $7 each.
Globe@YVR at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Easter Extravaganza
Live music and all the brunch favourites along with dim sum, oysters and sushi. For young ones, an Easter egg hunt takes place at 12:00pm, with a visit from the Easter Bunny. https://www.fairmont.com/vancouver-airport-richmond/special-offers/dining-offers/easter-brunch/ . Priced at $86 for adults and half price for children ages three to 12 years old, reservations can be made by calling 604-248-3281 or by email at email@example.com .
Notch8’s Easter Brunch
The Castle in the City, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is featuring Easter Brunch in Notch8 over two sittings at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. http://www.notch8-dining.com/event/easter-brunch/. The EasterBunny is front and centre at the Easter egg hunt that takes place throughout the lobby prior to each seating. A foodie extravaganza with breakfast favourites and chef attended carving stations the brunch is priced at $79 per person and half price for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 604-662-1900, or by email at HVC.firstname.lastname@example.org or through Open Table .
Boulevard Easter Brunch and Dinner
Boulevard’s Easter Brunch Buffet is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $88 per person (or $49 for children ages three to 12) and offers: house-baked pastries; a variety of fresh fruit and salads; charcuterie and cheese; eggs Benedict and Nutella French toast; an array of fresh seafood such as West Coast oysters, smoked sablefish clam chowder and West Coast paella; carving stations featuring roasted leg of lamb and porchetta; and a selection of desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Kenta Takahashi.
Available from 5 to 10 p.m. for $68 per person, Boulevard’s Easter Dinner Service features a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes an appetizer of spring garlic velouté (side stripe shrimp, parsley, pita chips), main course of roasted leg of lamb (herb crust, lemon potato pavé, tzatziki, English peas, porcini) and rhubarb clafouti (butter sablé, strawberry ice cream, elderflower foam) to finish.
As seating is limited for Boulevard’s Easter brunch and dinner services on Sunday, April 21, reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 604-642-2900 or by booking online at boulevardvancouver.ca/reservations.
Railtown Catering’s Easter To-Go Packages
Easter To-Go packages, available for pickup or delivery on Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22.
Perfect for intimate family dinners and larger gatherings, Railtown’s hassle-free Easter To-Go packages are fully cooked and ready to heat and serve. Each Easter feast includes a full-sized honey-glazed bone-in ham accompanied by artisanal salads, house-made breads and an array of seasonal side dishes, including scalloped potatoes with gruyère cheese, braised red cabbage and roasted root vegetables.
Packages are available in both small (four to six servings) and large (10 to 12 servings) sizes for $199 and $329 plus tax, respectively. Hot, ready-to-eat packages are also available for an extra charge of $30 for small packages and $50 for large packages. Those who are hosting a larger group can order additional side dishes on an a-la-carte basis.
— Easter To-Go Menu —
Honey-Glazed Bone-in Ham with House-made Caraway Mustard (pre-sliced)
Organic Spring Greens with Asparagus, Haricots Vert, Teardrop Tomatoes, Marinated Artichokes, Toasted Almonds and Aged Sherry Vinaigrette
Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill and Sour Cream Dressing
Scalloped Potatoes with Gruyère Cheese
Buttered Sweet Peas and Baby Carrots with Mint
Braised Red Cabbage
Roasted Root Vegetables with Caramelized Spring Onions, Wild Mushrooms, White Asparagus
Hot Cross Buns with Whipped Butter
Classic Rhubarb Crumble with House-made Vanilla Ice Cream
As with all of Railtown’s holiday offerings, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each EasterTo-Go package will be donated directly to Mission Possible, a non-profit charity providing street-level care for those with immediate and critical needs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.
Railtown Catering’s Easter To-Go packages may be ordered online at railtowncatering.ca or by phone at 604-568-8811. All orders must be placed by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Packages are available for pickup at Railtown Cafe’s original location at 397 Railway Street in Vancouver on Sunday, April 21 or Monday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by delivery for an additional charge.