Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s just about time to consume a lot of ham and lamb. There are plenty of Boston-area restaurants offering special Easter feasts onsite, but not everyone is comfortable with indoor dining at the moment, so this guide will focus strictly on restaurants that are offering special Easter feasts for takeout.
Without further ado, here are four such restaurants, and details about what they’re offering.
For a leg of lamb
Beloved Watertown beer bar and chicken joint Branch Line is offering a vast menu for both Easter and Passover, which includes a boneless leg of lamb roasted with garlic, rosemary, and thyme ($110, serves four). Pair it with some mashed potatoes and sugar-glazed carrots (both go for $25, and both serve four) — and some beer and wine to-go — for a classic Easter feast. Orders must be placed by April 1, and can be picked up on April 3 and 4.
For more lamb
Bambara in Cambridge is also keeping its Easter traditional with a roast leg of lamb dinner that includes fingerling potatoes, carrots, and salsa verde. In addition to the lamb, the takeout meal kits ($50 per person) include bread with honey butter; cream of mushroom soup; a tahini Caesar salad; and chocolate cake adorned with passionfruit, hazelnuts, and whipped cream. Orders must be placed online by March 31, and can be picked up on April 4 between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
For even more lamb
The Easter takeout menu at Woods Hill Pier 4 serves four to six, and like the two restaurants above, it’s built around a roast leg of lamb. (But at $235, it’s on the steeper side of things.) Woods Hill’s version is served with mint jelly; potato and gruyere gratin; carrots roasted with coffee and orange butter; mixed green salad; and a lime, rhubarb, and coconut tart for dessert. Diners can also order cocktails to-go. Orders can be placed online and picked up on April 3 or 4 in Boston or at Woods Hill Table in nearby Concord.
For glazed ham
Newbury Street mainstay Sonsie is offering two separate Easter feasts: one with lamb ($140), and one with glazed ham ($115). There’s enough lamb in this guide, so go with the ham feast here, which serves four and includes a beet salad with citrus yogurt, avocado, berries, and chardonnay vinaigrette; a pomegranate-glazed ham; fingering potatoes seasoned with lemon and oregano; grilled asparagus; pearl onions; chocolate bread pudding; and a bottle of La Marca rosé. Call Sonsie at (617) 351-0400 to place an order.