Preparing for a spring holiday feast in years past might have meant cooking all week long.
This spring, most of us have already done enough cooking for an entire year.
For Easter this Sunday and Passover (now through April 16), let these restaurants give you a break and cater your holiday meal. It’s the next best thing to a buffet.
Many of these meals require an advanced order. Check with the restaurant for ordering instructions and pickup details.
294 Grove Lane E., Wayzata, 952-698-7900, 6smith.com
An Easter Fest comes with more than a dozen items, including honey ham and prime rib, Caesar salad, peel-and-eat shrimp, mac and cheese, triple berry pie and more. Serves 4-6 or 8-10. $195-$325.
1642 W. County Road B2, Roseville, 651-796-0040, baldamar.com
This brunch includes bread and cinnamon caramel rolls, chef salad and fruit, and a variety of mains and sides including prime rib, ham and French toast. Carrot cake and caramel cheesecake for dessert. Pre-order by April 10. $23.95 per person.
739 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-444-5200, bellecourrestaurant.com
This meal includes sliced maple and mustard glazed ham, pommes purée, broccoli, glazed carrots, gravy, Parker House rolls, and coconut cream pie. Serves 4-6. $155.
Birch’s on the Lake
1310 Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake, 952-473-7373, birchsonthelake.com
Easter dinner includes smoked pit ham, roasted turkey breast, peel-and-eat shrimp, scalloped potatoes, Gruyère whipped potatoes, corn/wild rice casserole, carrots with herb butter, green beans with shallots and almonds, and choice of salad and dessert. Order by April 9. Serves 4-6 or 6-8. $130-$230.
Buca di Beppo
1204 Harmon Place, Mpls., bucadibeppo.com
Different Italian-style dining packages are available for curbside pickup or delivery. Choose a pasta and an optional entree. All options include fresh bread and a chocolate chip cannoli. Serves 5 or 10. $55-$130.
The Capital Grille:
801 Hennpin Av., Mpls. 612-692-9000, thecapitalgrille.com
Three-course family-style Easter dinner featuring a whole rack of bone-in filet, grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes, and a baked apple crostata. Available either ready to serve or chilled and ready to reheat at home. Pre-order while quantities last. Serves 4-6. $185.
Kieran’s Kitchen Northeast
117 14th Av. NE., Mpls., 612-354-5093, kieranskitchen.com
This heat-and-eat meal starts with an “abundance board” of Red Table meats, Alemar cheeses, Baker’s Field bread and accompaniments. It’s followed by a 2 Gingers whiskey-braised ham, polenta, roasted beet and kale salad, carrots with fondue and roasted potatoes. Reserve by April 9. Serves 4-6. $120.
1096 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-289-4990, thelexmn.com
Pre-order Easter dinner for curbside pickup and get sliced maple-glazed ham green beans almandine, scalloped potatoes, house mixed green salad, eight house rolls with butter and carrot cake. Serves 4. $100.
50 S. 6th St., Mpls., 612-333-2277, theoceanaire.com
A four-course dinner includes shrimp cocktail, four 6-ounce filet mignons and four crabcakes, sides of asparagus, lobster mac and cheese, mashed potatoes; and Key lime pie. It can be picked up hot or ready to cook at home. Order by April 10. Serves 4. $150.
510 Groveland Av., Mpls., 612-886-1620, psmpls.com
The meal includes double smoked ham glazed in sorghum and bourbon, asparagus, cumin- and orange-glazed baby carrots, aligot potatoes, Parker House rolls and cookies and bars. Serves 4. $120.
261 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-800-1415, saintdinette.com
Easter dinner comes with 2 pounds maple-glazed spiral sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, glazed carrots, eight dinner rolls and, yes, Jell-O salad. Serves 4. $125.
4124 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale, 763-537-7267, travailkitchen.com
Available for pickup at Travail’s sister restaurant, Pig Ate My Pizza, this Easter Feast includes a quiche, 2 pounds prime rib and 2 pounds ham, roasted potatoes, broccolini, arugula salad, four dinner buns and wild berry cobbler. Serves 2-3. $150.
1665 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-417-0490; yardhouse.com
Yard House To Go or Family Takeout Meals are available for Easter, including classic favorites and globally-inspired dishes such as Nashville hot chicken, Korean chicken wings, pizza and salad combinations, and more. For a limited time, guests can enjoy 15% off their order. To place an order, visit YardHouse.com.
651 Cleveland Av. S., St. Paul, 651-698-0334, cecilsdeli.com
Regulars buy matzo ball soup by the gallon at this longstanding deli. The grocery side also carries gefilte fish, matzo meal and more staples. And all deli sandwiches can be made on matzo meal buns. Prices vary.
Common Roots Cafe
2558 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-871-2360, commonrootscafe.com
Orders that feed four come a la carte. Choose matzo ball soup, brisket, potato kugel, macaroons and more. Order one day before pickup or delivery through April 15. Prices vary.
2795 Hedberg Dr., Minnetonka, 952-546-6595, crossroadsdelicatessen.com
Gefilte fish, chopped liver, brisket, matzo brei, popovers, and other Passover classics are available through the Passover season. Prices vary.
Yum! Kitchen and Bakery
4000 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-922-4000, yumkitchen.com
For pickup through April 16, order matzo ball soup, coconut macaroons, popovers and chopped liver. Prices vary.
See StarTribune.com/taste for more listings.