Encina's brunch boasts blue corn pancakes, stuffed French toast, migas, and more. Courtesy Encina

Easter

Where to Get Brunch and Takeout This Easter in Dallas

From spiral ham delivered curbside to mimosas with a side of drag queen entertainment, here's a wide range of Easter happenings.

This time last year, Easter meals were a much smaller, more intimate affair. We were all about that take-and-bake and curbside pickup. That still very well may be the case now for lots of folks celebrating. Others may be vaccinated and more eager to get out into the world. Listed here are plenty of Easter takeout options. If you’re looking to dine on patios or catch a nice brunch, we have a few of those too.

Takeout Time

Petra and the Beast
Find whole honey-smoked chicken, whipped brown butter cannellini with an herby pistou, carrot cake, and more in the upcoming Take Home the Beast: Easter Edition ($120–$200). You can add pork and apple ($15) or smoked cottage ham ($15), too. Or, if it’s brunch you seek: pick up smoked onion bagel with mackerel “lox,” farm egg mash, butterscotch and white chocolate pudding, and more breakfast goods ($85).

Miriam Cocina Latina
Brunch centers on carne asada with over-easy eggs and chimichurri breakfast potatoes or huevos los compadres, a plate of eggs doused in verdant tomatillo sauce and avocado slices. Can’t forget the crowd-pleasing Mimosa Por Cuatro: prosecco poured over frozen spheres of Aperol, fresh fruit, and OJ. Dine in, patio, and curbside pickup are all available.

Rise and Thyme
The AT&T Discovery District newcomer has takeout with a nice basket of prosciutto deviled eggs, honey biscuits and strawberry jam, pasta salad, ham and cheese sliders, and La Casita Bakeshop pastries ($95). It comes with a bottle of bubbly, too. There’s also a picnic option: get your brunch basket, blankets, and pillows and dine out front.

Dive Coastal Cuisine
For the health-conscious, you might forego the quiche and biscuits, and instead reach for DIVE’s salad platters: quinoa and goat cheese, perhaps, or a cajun-curry-spiced shrimp.

TJ’s Seafood Market
The Preston/Royal location will have a classic brunch menu (dine in or pickup) of lobster bisque, blackened Gulf shrimp, beef tenderloin medallions with hash browns and eggs, vanilla cinnamon bread pudding, and lots more.

Jaxon Texas Kitchen and Beer Garden
Easter brunch kicks off at 10:30 a.m., or call the restaurant at 214-838-1422 to grab your meal to go.

Haywire
Snag an Easter Take-Home Kit, which feeds up to four people, and choose between the roasted tenderloin ($200), smoked turkey breast ($125), or glazed Texas maple ham ($125). Sides include garlic mashed potatoes, jalapeño sausage gravy, candied sweet potatoes with Texas Pecans, four cornbread muffins, salad, bread pudding, and a bottle of prosecco. Brunch is also available.

A Buncha Brunch

A drag queen in a silver mermaid-silhouette dress.
Easter drag at the Commons starts at noon, y’all.
Kathy Tran

Easter Drag Brunch at The Commons
On April 4, Dallas diva Jenni P will host a gospel-inspired brunch—lip-syncing, heels that stretch into the heavens, the whole bit. Make your reservation for either noon or 2 p.m.

Fearing’s
Gruyere quiche, cornmeal-crusted trout Benedict, verjus-glazed lamb—brunch isn’t for the meek ($125). Reservations are strongly recommended and the patio is open.

Encina
The recent addition to West Davis Street will have Easter brunch going on Sunday, and if it’s anything like its usual brunch offerings, expect a lovely lineup of dishes (turkey confit hash, blue corn pancakes, migas, and more). Reservations are recommended.

Al Biernat’s
The perennial go-to for special occasion meals will have the perennial brunch classics, like strawberry-topped pancakes and crab cake Benedict.

Easter for Dinner

Homewood
The Oak Lawn restaurant will have an Easter prix fixe menu: asparagus soup with crab, green garlic spaghetti, lamb cavatelli with stinging nettle pesto, rack of lamb with mint butter and smoked potatoes, coffee mascarpone tart, and much more.

Ounce
One of the restaurants of the Second Floor at the Exchange Hall will have a three-course menu from which you can choose French onion soup, roasted mushroom and bacon toast, prawns and grits, shaved lamb tartine, The Ounce burger made with La Casita Bakeshop brioche buns, and creme brulee ($40 per person).

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