Our Guide To Local Easter Carryout

With the COVID-19 crisis and an extended call to shelter at home from Governor Holcomb, most of us will find ourselves adapting our Easter rituals this weekend. Local church services and Easter egg hunts are canceled, and restaurants are closed for lavish buffets of ham and carved leg of lamb, meaning that many of us will be enjoying a more modest spread, without the promise of Aunt Jane’s famous deviled eggs or coconut-dusted bunny cake. Despite this, a host of local restaurants and markets still open for contact-free carryout and groceries are going the extra mile to make a variety of holiday favorites available, including honey-glazed hams, hearty potato casseroles, and plenty of sweet treats fitting to the season. So dust off your bonnets, get out the good china, and call ahead to order pickup from one of the following local spots. (Note: many restaurants and markets need your orders no later than Tuesday, so be sure to call in your selections now.)

Goose the Market (2503 N. Delaware St., 317-924-4944) is offering a full range of Easter options, from truffled deviled eggs to salads, casseroles, and whole and half hams. Also available are Sahm’s coffee cakes, local asparagus, brioche, mixed greens and fava bean salads, and fresh flowers. Be sure to place your order online no later than Tuesday, April 7.

Carlos Sanchez’s recently opened Lil Dumplings (The Yard at Fishers District) at Fishers Test Kitchen is offering a full spread of innovative items, including chorizo deviled eggs, roasted carrots with miso butter, pork loin with potatoes and chimichurri, and shepherd’s pie with lamb, veggies, and etxegarai smoked sheep’s-milk cheese.

Beholder (1844 E. 10th St., 317-419-3471) has half and whole marinated lamb shoulders available for purchase with detailed cooking instructions. Meals include with a side of rosemary red wine sauce and a vegetable medley of brussels sprouts, rutabaga, turnip, leek, and potatoes for roasting. Beholder is also opening up their wine cellar with perfectly paired bottle offerings for purchase.

Fortville’s spirited trattoria Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar (209 S. Main St., Fortville, 317-747-4242) is running carryout Easter specials, including pappardelle with lamb ragù, Tuscan roasted lamb with roasted sweet potatoes, and homemade tiramisu.

Spoke & Steele (123 S. Illinois St., 317-737-1600) has a luxe array of package brunch offering, including a lox platter with bagels and English muffins and French toast casserole, as well as build-your-own Easter dinners featuring ham, turkey, smoked lamb meatloaf, and a variety of sides, as well as strawberry pie and house-made gelatos.

The gourmet offerings at Oakleys Bistro (1464 W. 86th St., 317-824-1231) include duck cassoulet with Maple Leaf Farms duck sausage and bone marrow breadcrumbs, as well as a more traditional full Easter dinner of 10-ounce prime rib au jus with horseradish sauce, twice-baked potato, vegetable gratin, deviled eggs, and Parker House rolls. Please order by Tuesday, April 7.

Cunningham Restaurant Group, which includes eateries from casual Bru Burger to suburban Stone Creek outlets to Mass Ave’s long-running Mesh, is offering an Easter dinner for four with Saturday pickup at several of its area restaurants. Meals include brown-sugar ham, garlic mashed potatoes with tasty toppings, green beans, salad, bread with oil for dipping, and carrot cake.

City Barbecue locations are offering Easter hams with your choice of sides and buns for pick-up all this week. They are also donating meals to healthcare workers. For every $5 donation from customers, City Barbecue will send a sandwich and two sides to someone risking a life to combat the virus.

Gallery Pastry Shop (1101 E. 54th St., 317-820-5526) has a holiday pre-order menu that includes various quiches, “chile relleno” deviled eggs, croissants and gravy, and dauphinoise potatoes for the Easter table. Special seasonal sweets and baked goods on offer are whole small and large coffee cakes, brioche loaves, and white chocolate bread pudding made with house croissants.

Clarissa Morley’s popular College Avenue pie and pastry shop Pots & Pans Pie Company (4915 N. College Ave., 317-600-3475) is baking up quiches, take-and-bake potpies and mac and cheese, and pies for the dessert table such as coconut lime, triple chocolate cream, and blackbottom frangipane.

Tuchetti’s Butcher Shop & Marketplace (1110 Prospect Street, 317-492-9874), which has expanded its grocery offerings recently for delivery and curb pickup via the website Mercato, has maple-mustard hams and bone-in leg of lamb roasts, as well as whole briskets, Literally Divine solid chocolate bunnies, roasted sweet potatoes, local greens salads, roasted cauliflower with tahini, farro with mushrooms, and rice pilaf.

Hoagies & Hops (4155 Boulevard Pl., 317-426-5731) is offering Taylor Pork Roll, an East Coast delicacy, by the pound for Easter dinners, as well as a full menu of subs and hoagies, Chilly Water growlers, and Ash & Elm cider. Items available to order through Friday for a Saturday curbside pickup.

Rooster’s Kitchen (888 Massachusetts Ave., 317-426-2020), which has been providing fresh groceries for pickup as well as a limited to-go menu, is offering full meal packs that feature ham, fresh Circle City Sweets yeast rolls, and homemade pies from Le Petit Gateau Bakery.

Old Major Market (4011 Pennsylvania St.) has a limited selection of Gunthorp Farms pasture-raised ducks, as well as plenty of sausages for grilling and other meats and supplies for the holiday meal. Contact mark@oldmajormarket.com for inquiries or to place orders.

Recently opened celebrity-styled Southern food purveyor Root & Bone (4601 N. College Ave., 317-602-8672) has both Easter dinner options as well as a selection of brunch options such as drunken deviled eggs, ham-and-cheese biscuits, and salmon-and-asparagus quiche. A glazed ham family meal for two or four features the classic cut with creamy grits, asparagus, and buttermilk biscuits, and half and whole dozens of green-eggs-and-ham and classic deviled eggs are also available, as well as a full range of carryout drinks available for post-Lenten imbibing.

Chef Dean Sample at The Northside Social (6525 N. College Ave., 317-253-0111) is offering a selection of complete dinners for four, ranging from prime rib and salmon to fried chicken and chicken and shrimp pasta alfredo. But a la carte items include many of those entrees, as well as cornbread, salads, fruit skewers, creamy spring peas with pancetta, and whole carrot, coconut, and cheesecakes. Orders must be made by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.

Rosie’s Place, which has limited carryout service at its Noblesville and Zionsville locations (the Carmel location is temporarily closed), is cooking up a homey Easter menu with such brunch favorites as French toast casserole, veggie and bacon quiches, biscuits and gravy for Easter morning, and whole cakes and pies, including a strawberry pie and the St. Louis classic gooey butter cake.

Longtime Italian family pleaser Buca di Beppo  has Good Friday packages with Caesar salads and seafood pastas, as well as Easter dinners to feed up to 10 featuring salads, pastas, and chicken limone and eggplant parm.

All weekend long, Bonefish Grill offers Easter dinner family bundles for five people that include wood-grilled mahi mahi, jumbo shrimp with citrus aioli, salads, bacon mac-and-cheese, veggies, fresh bread with pesto, cheesecake slices and cookies. Bottles of wine are also available for curbside pickup.

The Capital Grille (40 W Washington St., 317-423-8790) is offering a three-course family-style Easter dinner featuring a whole rack of bone-in filet, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a freshly baked apple crostata for $185. Each dinner serves 4-6 and guests can choose to have their meal ready to serve, or chilled and ready to reheat at home.

Patrick’s Kitchen (13720 N. Meridian St., 317-439-4139) is making an Easter dinner package available for pick-up at Bier Brewery North. Orders must be received by Thursday afternoon for pickup on Saturday, with meals including half a Kentucky ham, roasted potatoes, and butter-browned green beans.