easter charcuterie board from volpi photo courtesy volpi

11 ways to celebrate Easter in St. Louis

With Easter Sunday quickly approaching, you may be thinking about how this year’s celebrations will be anything but traditional – again. These offerings from local businesses are sure to brighten up your Easter this year, whether you're staying socially distanced or getting together with family.  

612North is offering great views plus brunch this Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This brunch buffet will feature chicken and waffles, French toast, crustless quiche, biscuits and gravy, carved ham, bagels and lox, savory charcuterie boards along with delicious fruit parfaits, assorted Danishes, freshly baked chocolate chip and sugar cookies, and brownies. Choose your main entrée when you make your reservation; sides and appetizers will be available a la carte.  Brunch is $35 for adults and $15 for children. Bottomless mimosas can be purchased for $15 per person. Reservations and preorders must be made by Friday, April 2, by phone. Pickup orders can be made here by Saturday, April 3, for pickup on Sunday, April 4, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 612 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.241.3474, Ext. 1005, facebook.com/612north

Butler’s Pantry is offering two large family brunch options this Easter. One serves six to eight people for $350, while the other serves 10 to 12 people for $475. With six different categories of dishes to choose from, you're bound to make everyone happy. Some of the menu items include classic glazed ham, sweet English scones, cheesy potato casserole, deviled eggs and dipped macaroons, to name a few. Place your order online by March 31 at 4 p.m. for pick-up on Saturday, April 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  or delivery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1414 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314.664.7680, butlerspantry.com

Café la Vie is serving a family-style brunch, including brioche French toast for $14, fennel-sausage croquettes for $10, and a few $16 Easter specials such as Buttonwood Farms eggs Benedict, pastrami-salmon tartine, chicken and waffles and more. All brunch guests are also invited to the third floor pool deck for an outdoor Easter Bunny visit and portrait. Reserve online for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4. Inside Le Meridien hotel at 7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, 314.863.0400, cafelaviestlouis.com

Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery is launching three special Easter flavors on April 2, including their famous carrot-cake ice cream, a vegan brownie flavor and, adding to the boozy selection, “The Dude.” There will also be seasonal spring flavors such as honey-lavender, orange blossom-thyme and white chocolate-geranium. Pints are available for pickup at all locations. Carryout and delivery available online. Multiple locations, 314.858.6100, clementinescreamery.com

carrot cake ice cream from clementine's creamery // photo courtesy clementine's creamery

Knead Bakehouse is offering hot cross buns every day leading up to Easter Sunday starting Tuesday, March 30. Order online or over the phone for no-contact curbside pickup or delivery. 3467 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 314.376.4361, kneadbakehouse.com

Maggie's Lunchbox is offering a brunch this Easter Sunday. On the menu is French toast casserole, which serves 12 to 15 for $35, your choice of frittata or quiche, which serves eight to 10 for $35, or biscuits and gravy, which serves eight for $24. Other desserts, cakes and cookies will be available as well. All items are packaged to be heated and served at your convenience. Preorder by phone through March 31 at 3 p.m. Pick up curbside by 3 p.m. on April 2. 867 Horan Drive, Fenton, 636.326.4411, maggieslunchbox.com

Morton’s Steakhouse is serving Easter dinner, which includes a spring mix green salad for $11, an entree of Morton’s famous slow-roasted prime rib for $49, a side of maple-glazed carrots for $11, and for dessert a cherry-swirl cheesecake for $11. Along with in-person dining, they are offering an Easter to-go meal serving four to six for $159. This menu will be slightly different with jumbo shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, ham, spiced apple cornbread stuffing, garlic green beans and mashed potatoes. Book your reservations online, or preorder takeout by Saturday, April 3, at 3 p.m. Lumière Place Casino & Hotels, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.725.4008, mortons.com

Nathaniel Reid Bakery is serving a tropical mosaic cake for $38 (mango and banana compote, vanilla bean mousse and almond cake), and vanilla bean panna cotta, which features strawberry-raspberry confit, for $28. Hot cross buns will be available for $3.50 each, a ham, potato, leek and herb quiche for $30 and a six- or 12-piece Easter macaron box for $12 or $23. Ordering is available online or by phone through March 31 for curbside or in-store pickup. 11243 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, 314.858.1019, nrbakery.com

Russell’s is serving up some sweet treats this Easter weekend. Available to preorder from both locations is lamb cake for $39, two sizes of carrot cake for $20 or $40, 12 mini cupcakes for $21 or nine-inch specialty cakes for $49.50 with flavors such as lemon curd, chocolate port wine and toasted coconut. Preorder online or by phone now through April 3, 5400 Murdoch Ave., St. Louis, 314.553.9994; 952 Brookwood Center, St. Louis, 636.343.8900, russellscafe.com

Volpi Foods is offering a small ($40, serves two to four) and large ($80, serves six to eight) charcuterie board kit for at-home Easter celebrations. Customers can learn how to assemble their boards into a festive Easter showcase during Volpi’s Virtual Easter Charcuterie Board Class on Instagram Live on Thursday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. Order kits online by Tuesday, March 30, for pickup on Wednesday, March 31. 5256 Daggett Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8550, volpifoods.com

White Box Catering is offering three Easter-themed kits and boxes for $25 each, serving two to four people. The Easter charcuterie box includes mini carrots and radishes with creamy herb dipping sauce, cheeses, meats, grapes, Peeps and jelly beans, and chocolate-covered pretzels. The Easter dessert box includes sugar cookie cake, Oreo balls, Cadbury cupcakes, chocolate-covered pretzels and strawberries, and jelly beans. They also have an Easter decorating cookie kit for $25. White Box will be taking orders until Wednesday, March 31, for curbside pickup or delivery all day on Saturday, April 3, and on Sunday, April 4, until noon. Available online or by phone. 3701 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314.420.5977, whiteboxcatering.com