This year, we could all use a little time to relax, be with family (whether in person or virtually), and enjoy a delicious meal. And the upcoming spring holidays are a perfect excuse to do just that. Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Passover, or just the return of nice weather, these Chicago restaurants are offering special meals and holiday dishes at home or in a restaurant — while supporting local businesses.

Here are some Chicago spots for Easter and Passover meals for takeout and delivery. And don’t forget — Chicago Restaurant Week covers both holidays this year, so check to see if your favorite spot is offering a special deal.

Passover specials

Aba: This Mediterranean hot spot will be offering a special menu of traditional dishes with a twist, including braised short rib, potato and brussels sprouts latkes, za’atar roasted chicken, and more. The Passover menu is $48.95 per person and is available for dine-in, carryout, and delivery

Avec: Treat yourself to a Passover dinner with Mediterranean flavors, like matzo ball soup with preserved lemon, warm gefilte fish with spiced tomato chraime, pomegranate braised lamb shank, and burnt honey cake. This pick-up dinner is $95 for two.

Rye Deli & Drink: In the West Loop, this new spot offers whole smoked chicken, cold-smoked salmon, and ‘not your average’ matzo ball soup.

The Smith: Order a meal kit for two or four people from The Smith, featuring everything you need for the holiday — red wine braised brisket, rosemary chicken, mashed potatoes, flourless chocolate cake, and more.

Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen: An iconic Chicago institution, Manny’s is offering a limited-availability menu for pick-up and delivery. Dishes include kishke, gefilte fish, chopped liver, roasted brisket, matzo kugel, and more.

A Passover spread from The Smith
The Smith

Jeff & Judes: This “Jew-ish” deli in Humboldt Park offers lox, pastrami, and more by the pound. Order ahead for pick-up or take your chances with a walk-in.

Steingold’s of Chicago: A local classic, Steingold’s in North Center serves up matzo ball soup, thick-sliced pastrami, smoked fish, and more.

Beatrix Fulton Market & Streeterville: The Passover menu at these health-conscious spots includes housemade matzo crackers, chopped liver, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, and more. The cost is $46.95 per person and it’s available for pick-up and delivery.

Sam & Gertie’s: This one-of-a-kind vegan deli serves meat- and dairy-free versions of classic items. Order reuben latkes, potato knishes, chopped ‘livah’, smoked whitefish, and more for pick-up or delivery.

RPM Steak: In River North, RPM Steak is offering a prix-fixe menu of traditional favorites, such as Midwest prime brisket, carrot tzimmes, and potato kugel. The Passover dinner is $85 per person, and is available for carryout only.

The Bagel: This Jewish deli in Lakeview offers an extensive Passover menu — gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo dressing, whole roasted spring chicken, sliced brisket, latkes, kugel, and so much more.

Osteria Via Stato: Enjoy slow-braised short rib, hazelnut panna cotta, and more with this $38.95 prix-fixe menu from Osteria Via Stato. The meal is available for dine-in, carryout, and delivery.

Goddess and Grocer: This local chain will be serving their usual Passover line-up this year, with a full Seder meal that includes traditional items like charoset, brisket with tzimmes, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, kugel, and more. Order for delivery or pickup.

Easter brunch & dinner

Summer House Santa Monica: Hop over to Lincoln Park for a springtime brunch of seasonal California classics. Reserve a table in their airy space or get your Easter brunch to go, featuring a smoked salmon platter, cinnamon rolls, and an optional mimosa kit.

Prime & Provisions

Prime & Provisions: Dine indoor, outdoors, or at home with the luxe brunch offerings from this riverfront steakhouse. Make a reservation to enjoy the grand Easter buffet ($65/person) or order your meal to go ($75, serves two).

Pearl’s Place: A Bronzeville classic, Pearl’s Place will be dishing up Southern-style comfort food from their menu and famous buffet.

Andros Taverna: One of the newest spots in Logan Square is launching brunch serve just in time for Easter. Enjoy a Greek-inspired meal, including spit-roasted lamb, artichoke avgolemono, and crispy kataifi cheese pie.

Gemini: This charming Lincoln Park gem will be serving an indulgent brunch menu for Easter, with stuffed challah French toast, croque madame, thick cut bacon benedict, and more.

Bandit: In the West Loop, Bandit will be serving their standard brunch menu, with options like chicken and waffles or chilaquiles, in addition to signature bottomless mimosas and bloody marys.

Alinea: Enjoy a Michelin-starred experience for Easter, with a gourmet dinner from Alinea. The pick-up meal includes brown sugar ham, scalloped potatoes, wild mushroom tart, brown butter carrot cake, and more.

Steak 48: This spacious steakhouse in River North will be open early on Easter Sunday, with brunch options like chicken fried lobster tails, king crab and shrimp mac & cheese, whole Colorado rack of lamb, and a wide selection of prime steaks.

Summer House Santa Monica

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!: Bring a Spanish twist to your Easter brunch with this tapas feast to go. The package is $45 for two or $90 for four, available for carryout or delivery. Add on a bloody mary or mimosa kit to complete your celebration.

The Perch: Pick up a fully cooked Easter meal from this Wicker Park spot, featuring bone-in glazed ham, filet of beef, quiche lorraine, desserts, and more.

The Original Rainbow Cone: A Chicago icon, the famous Rainbow Cone will be offering a colorful ice cream cake for Easter made with their signature five flavors and topped with Peeps and candy eggs.

Bistronomic: Celebrate “les Pâques” (that’s Easier in French) at Bistronomic. Brunch Specials will include a spring veloute, asparagus salad, salmon eggs benedict, and more.

Batter & Berries: What better place for an Easter brunch than somewhere you can bring your own champagne? This BYOB favorite in Lincoln Park is famous for their French toast flight and colorful interior.

Sepia: Indulge in a Michelin-starred meal for Easter with the multi-course takeout brunch menu ($80 for two) from Sepia. Dishes include blueberry-yuzu muffins, leek and goat cheese quiche, sourdough waffles, and more.

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar: Available for pickup or delivery, this luxe meal kit is made for four and easily reheatable. Dishes include charcoal roasted leg of lamb, beet salad with horseradish mousse, and a yuzu meringue pie.

Easter brunch cruise on the Chicago River: Enjoy a memorable Easter with this two-hour brunch cruise, featuring an elegant seated brunch, cash bar, and gorgeous city views.

Check back soon for more!