6 Delicious Takeout Options for Easter and Passover in the Hudson Valley
Spring has sprung! And what better place to usher in the warm weather than the Hudson Valley? Flowers are blooming, gardens are flourishing, and perfect picnic conditions are on the way.
After a long winter season, why not take a load off and order your holiday meal or specialty treats to-go? Get outside and save yourself the hassle of spending the day in the kitchen. With an overabundance of locally sourced eats, let these Hudson Valley hotspots do the work for Easter and Passover goodies.
Croton on the Hudson
Few places do dessert quite like this family-owned bakeshop. Voted “Best of Westchester” eight years in a row, this Croton-on-Hudson favorite is always a winner. At Baked by Susan, everything is made in-house and from scratch with seasonal fruits, real butter, eggs, and King Arthur flour. For Passover, try a flourless chocolate cake, vegan triple berry crumble, or an order of delicious caramel matzo crunch. If you’re celebrating Easter, indulge in a slice of carrot cake, a piece of Easter bread topped with sprinkles, or an Easter-themed cupcake that's as adorable as it is delicious. The bakery requires at least 24 hours notice for orders, so make that call or order online in advance.
Epstein's is Hartsdale’s heart and soul of kosher cooking. With a wide variety of traditional, homestyle Jewish dishes, this Kashruth-certified deli is guaranteed to cover all your Seder wants and needs. Epstein's offers both a basic holiday dinner and a traditional, five-course Seder meal for takeout. Entree options include everything from brisket to roasted turkey to stuffed cabbage. With classic sides galore, Epstein’s serves up traditional matzo balls, kugel, and gefilte fish. Order online or call to reserve a meal for pickup.
If Sunday dinner isn't enough, celebrate a delicious Easter Monday takeout special from La Cucina Rosalie in the Village of Wappingers Falls. This "ghost kitchen" concept focuses on Southern Italian specialties like eggplant parmigiana, Sicilian arancini, and more. Throughout the season of Lent, La Cucina Rosalie has Friday specials for meat-free meals. In addition to the two-for-20 deal, those ordering takeout can also select desserts like cannoli and tiramisu fo a special holiday treat.
This elegant French eatery has both dine-in and takeout Easter options. This year, bring the provencal home and enjoy a delectable three-course meal with family. Kick things off with green asparagus and morel mushroom fettuccine topped with pesto and prosciutto crumble. Then, feast on your entree of choice; La Panetiere offers both lamb medallions and fillet mignon. Finally, indulge in a delicious celebratory dessert that’ll surely satisfy any sweet tooth.
This Poughkeepsie favorite has traditional Italian Easter classics available for pickup Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend. Entrees include house-made wheat and ricotta pie, pizza rustica –– a “pie” filled with specialty meats and cheeses –– and, of course, Italian Easter bread topped with colored eggs. Various pastas, breads, and sweets can also be ordered to-go.
This award-winning restaurant has something for everyone. Shadows on the Hudson’s Easter-to-go serves five people and comes equipped with an entree, two sides, and a decadent dessert. Whether you’re in the mood for a ham, turkey, stuffed sole, or even chicken marsala, this waterfront eatery is bound to have something you’ll love. Sides include everything from mac and cheese to mixed green salads. For dessert, try the banana cream pie, chocolate cream pie or carrot cake. Call to reserve your meal, or order online this Easter weekend.