Last year, we did not get the opportunity to celebrate Easter—a time usually spent with family, friends, and Mini Eggs. Even though we’re still in the midst of the pandemic, there are many ways that we can enjoy and celebrate Easter weekend this year.
Celebrate Easter and the beginning of Spring with this list of local restaurants and businesses offering delicious Easter menus and tasty treats:
This Easter, satisfy your sweet tooth with Diversion Bakery’s Parsnip versus Carrot mini cakes—topped with cream cheese icing, Mini Eggs, and marzipan carrots. Taste and try to decide which one is your favourite: parsnip or carrot? These mini cakes are perfect for sharing in boxes of eight for $18 per box.
Place your order here.
The Inn at Laurel Point is featuring some delightful treats this Easter. Enjoy adorable Easter cream puffs or pick up a take-home Easter tea for two. The Inn at Laurel Point has a little bit of everything for everyone this Easter weekend.
The Easter curbside pick-up menu includes:
Are you looking for some tasty gluten-free treats this Easter? Check out Origin Bakery’s Easter sugar cookies, hot cross buns, and garlic vega bread.
These festive treats are available until April 3 and can be picked up at Origin Bakery’s Victoria or Westshore location or delivered for $10.
Are you feeling more savoury than sweet this Easter? The Board Girl is presenting a beautiful Easter Weekend Charcuterie box that is sure to satisfy. This Easter grazing box feeds two to four people and features delicious local and chef-made goodies. From specialty cheeses, flavourful meats, and a few treats, this Easter grazing box is perfect for sharing with your bubble.
The Easter box is $100 and is available in limited quantities for April 3 and 4. Free delivery is an option for Duncan, Langford, and Victoria.
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is offering a wonderful Easter Brunch at Home on April 4. Executive Chef Kreg Graham has put together a fantastic spread of local charcuterie, quiche Lorraine, an assortment of freshly baked pastries, and a bottle of Unsworth Vineyards Charme de L’île Rosé.
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s take-out Easter brunch is available in two different sizes: two to three people for $130 + tax and four to six people for $205 + tax.
Pre-orders are required by April 1.
The Lakes Restaurant is presenting a beautiful three-course dinner for Easter weekend. The evening begins with a starter of artisan greens or caesar salad. For mains, savour the beer glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables or eggplant parmesan. Lastly, finish with something sweet, with your choice of chocolate lava cake or caramel apple crisp.
The Lakes Restaurant’s three-course Easter Dinner is $24.99/per person and is available 5 to 9pm on Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5.
Due to the latest Provincial Health Order, The Lakes is open for outside dining only. To reserve your table, call 250-658-8989.
Did some bunny say chocolate? RockCoast Confections is preparing some charming chocolate bunnies that are almost too cute to eat. These festive bunnies are available in four different flavours: velveteen rabbit ($10), disco bunny ($10), peanut butter bunny ($8), and little easter bunny ($3).
RockCoast Confections also has two Easter chocolate boxes, Easter Salted Soft Caramels for $18 per box and the Easter Assorted Gift Box for $32 per box.
All of the Easter chocolate offerings are available for order online or pick up at RockCoast’s Saanichton location.
Easter dinner or Easter feast? Jones Bar-B-Que is offering a take-home Easter Feast for Easter Sunday this year. Perfect for picking up and sharing outside, enjoy a fantastic spread of smoked meat, vegetables, and dessert. This Easter spread is available in three different sizes: $80 for two, $150 for four, and $350 for ten.
The Easter Feast menu includes:
Vegetarian substitution: Quinoa mushroom and pine nut stuffed pepper.
Jones Bar-B-Que’s Easter Feast is available for pick-up from noon to 5pm on April 4.
To order, call 778-265-4227 before April 1.
Easter dinner can be stressful, all the planning and preparation, and you still haven’t considered the table decor! The Proper Table has you covered this Easter with stylish table settings that will dazzle your bubble. Whether you decide to grab take-out or prepare dinner at home, The Proper Table’s themed table decor packages will elevate your Easter dining experience.
The Proper Table’s table settings start at $28 per person. Extra add-ons are available.
Order your Easter table decor here.
Parachute Ice Cream is offering two seasonal Easter flavours this year, Mini Egg and Carrot Cake. Back by popular demand, Mini Egg ice cream is available by the scoop or 500ml pints until April 4. Parachute Ice Cream’s Carrot Cake flavour has house-baked carrot cake chunks throughout in a cream cheese base and is available in vegan and dairy scoops and 500ml pints.
To purchase, visit Parachute Ice Cream at 105-2626 Bridge St.
Happy Easter! 🐣 Let us know what's your favourite Easter treat is this year, and we encourage you to share your food photos on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @tastingvictoria or using #TastingVictoria so we can follow you along your culinary journey.