An Easter brunch round-up
Precooked, DIY, or combinations are available—with drinks
It will be tough for Western New York’s large, diverse, yet vulnerable-by-definition restaurant scene to emerge from COVID-19 in reasonably good health. Our help is needed. This beleaguered sector of the local economy is doing its part by offering the public myriad takeout options, including complete Easter dinner/brunches. Most are ready-to-serve, but there are some DIY options as well. The new normal: you can also order batches of cocktails and bottles of wine.
Here’s a very selective list. Names are linked to websites. Order, via email or phone, whichever the restaurant prefers, as far ahead as possible. In almost all cases, there are limited supplies and places will sell out. Be sure to include a big tip. A really big tip.
Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle (955-1511)
Full dinners (roast chicken, Porchetta, or hummus/flatbread, all with seven sides) or DIY kits (Croque madame or avocado toast) can be ordered for pickup on Sunday. Either the dinners or the kits can serve four-six people.
228 Allen Street (Info@billyclubbuffalo)
Order from Billy Club’s full brunch menu, which includes biscuits and gravy, French toast, breakfast sandwiches, and more. Batched mimosas, Bloody Marys, and other libations are also available. Keep in mind: Billy Club’s weekend offerings sell out quickly; check the Facebook page first.
5611 Main Street, Williamsville (650-4080)
Easter brunch specials include cinnamon rolls, breakfast pizzas, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as growlers, Bloody Marys, and mimosa kits.
62 Allen Street (883-1800)
This Allentown favorite’s weekly brunch menu includes variations of breakfast sandwiches, waffles, eggs, wraps and more. Check the website for specials.
5629 Main Street, Williamsville (632-9373)
Easter packages include ham or turkey dinners complete with soup or salad and three sides. Orders are being accepted until April 11 at 4 p.m.
647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna (824-9716)
Here, you can order a family meal built around ham, lamb, or prime rib. It comes with side and dessert and order must be in by April 10.
827 19th Street, Niagara Falls (282-2252)
You must call well in advance to secure a lavish Italian Sunday meal from this stellar restaurant. It's not exactly brunch, but everything on the menu here is of high quality. Comfort food for uncomfortable times.
Grange Community Kitchen
22 Main Street, Hamburg (648-0022)
Orders must be in today, April 9, for a family-style meal that includes Polish favorites kielbasa and pierogi as well as add-ons like quiche and pancake mix.
3785 South Park Avenue (825-3675)
Easter feasts that can serve up to eight people include ham, chicken, eggplant parmesan, and much more, including sides and dessert. The food can be ordered cold, to be heated at home (by April 10), or hot (by April 11).
2095 Delaware Avenue (877-9662)
An Easter dinner for four can be built around a tenderloin, turkey or ham entrée, with a salad and three sides. Desserts are extra, but spinach loaf is included. A la carte dinners are also available, as well as cakes, pies, wine, batched cocktails, and more. Orders must be in by April 11, at 4 p.m.
Polish Villa II
1085 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga (822-4908)
Offerings here include the ingredients for a classic Polish meal, not a cooked dinner, but if you want kielbasa and pierogi, Polish Villa II is the place.
1502 Niagara Street (259-9306)
Brunch items here include pizzas, pierogis, chicken pot pie, and more. There are also some great deals on wine to go.
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road, Depew (456-4097)
Order a classic tenderloin dinner for four (tenderloin, mac ’n’ cheese, vegetables, cannoli) through the online system here. Orders must be placed by April 11.
This Little Pig
4401 Transit Road, Williamsville (580-7872)
You can get a lot of food for a very reasonable price here. Offerings include fully cooked meals (ham, turkey, or Polish Easter) for two or four, as well as a DIY offering that includes locally sourced eggs and bacon. There are also pies, a Quarantine sangria, and much more.
This list only includes venues we could confirm as offering meals loosely defined as brunch or as Easter meals, and can't be considered comprehensive. Contact your favorite restaurants—if they are not here—to see if they have Easter brunch/meal offerings. Also, some deadlines for ordering had passed before this was posted. Be sure to read the instructions on the websites/Facebook pages, as well as the ones that come with the food, carefully. And did we say to include a big tip?
We hope all our readers are able to enjoy their Easter weekends, however they celebrate, during this unusual time.