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Where to Find Easter Sunday Meals in Southern California

It is time for Easter feasts with roasted lamb, chicken, and a even pastel-colored donuts

Easter roasted chicken from Huckeberry in Santa Monica, California.
Huckeberry’s Easter roasted chicken
Elise Freimuth
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

There’s still slightly over a week to make brunch or dinner plans on April 4 for Easter Sunday. Though it’s the second round of celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection during the coronavirus pandemic, the difference in 2021 is a robust return to indoor dining at limited capacity, with warmer weather on the horizon. Spring has definitely sprung.

If feeling comfortable enough to dine sitting-down for cocktails accompanied by quiche or roasted chicken, there’s also also takeout dinners that include colorful sweets. Below is a roundup of where to feast on Easter Sunday in Southern California.

Pastel-colored donuts from Primo’s

West LA’s 65 year old Primo’s Donuts has pastel-hued donuts for Easter, with some vegan options available by pre-order on its website.

Pastel-colored Easter donuts from Primo’s in West Los Angeles, California.
Primo’s Easter donuts
Erica Mae Allen

Pasjoli Easter dinner

Chef Dave Beran’s takeout Easter dinner includes a roasted leg of lamb with jus, ratatouille, roasted potatoes, asparagus spring salad, hot cross buns, and carrot cake for $95 per person. Pasjoli’s pickup is Sunday, April 4th from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Order via Resy, and highly consider the extra pastry box with black tahini and almond rolls, lemon bars, and chocolate chip cookies for $25.

Easter dinner at Knife Pleat’s in Costa Mesa

Head out to South Coast Plaza for Knife Pleat’s three-course Easter dinner on April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Tony Esnault is serving a butter-poached lobster soup, radish carpaccio with Tokyo turnip, and choice of vegetable cocotte, ora king salmon, or grass-fed lamb loin, with dessert to follow. If to-go is preferred, there’s a three-course Easter menu for $65 per guest and $28 for children. Place orders on the Knife Pleat website.


Downtown’s Redbird celebrates Easter on April 4, where Chef Neal Fraser compiled a prix fixe brunch menu. Choose from the scotch egg duck sausage with mustard frill and roasted shallot confit for the first course, with main course options like the duck confit chilaquiles mole or the fried egg lamb belly hash. It’s $60 per person, and $19 per child. Reserve via Tock.

Redbird’s duck confit chilaquiles in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Redbird’s duck confit chilaquiles
Courtesy of Redbird

Brunch and cookie decorating from Huckleberry

Order Huckleberry’s Easter brunch or dinner menu before March 31 via the restaurant’s website, and pickup curbside on April 4. On the menu are options like a Niman Ranch ham quiche, blueberry cornmeal cake, or an organic herb-roasted chicken. Also on the menu is an Easter egg cookie decorating kit.

Huckleberry restaurant’s Easter cookie decorating kit in Santa Monica, California.
Huckleberry Easter cookie decorating kit
Lindsey Huttrer

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele’s Easter menu

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is doing Easter Napolitan-style for dine-in and takeout on April 4. Try the lasagna bianca, ravioli with squid ink, and New Zealand lamb chops. For dessert is a colorful Neapolitan tart with eggs, ricotta, and orange flower water.

Antica Pizzeria patio in Hollywood, California.
Wonho Frank Lee

Maple Block Meat Co. Easter package

Maple Block Meat Co.’s Easter packages feeds four to six people for $149, with dishes like smoked brisket, buttermilk biscuits, and whipped honey butter. Place orders before April 2 and pickup on April 4. Or, sit on their expanded patio and limited indoor dining area.