Celebrate Easter in Philadelphia: Where to Eat, Things to Do and Gifts for All


One thing I love about living in the Philadelphia area is that there always something to do and celebrate. This Easter, why not spend the holiday in Philadelphia? There are many great places to eat, things to do and gifts for the kids. In this blog post, we will give you a rundown of some of the best options for each category. So whether you are looking for a place to have brunch, go on a Easter egg hunt or buy some Easter baskets, we have you covered!

Easter is a great time to visit Philadelphia. The city comes alive during this holiday with many different events and activities. If you are looking for a place to have Easter brunch, there are many great options. Some of our favorites include Bridget Foy's, Garces and Bank and Bourbon. For those looking for a more casual option, Philadelphia also has many great diners and cafes that will be serving up special Easter menus.

Chez Colette
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-8300
All prices subject to all applicable taxes and 18% gratuity
For Reservations call 215-569-8300 or at Opentable
$70 per person, children under 12 are half price
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Center City/ Rittenhouse

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square and Executive Chef Edward Hancock present the Sofitel Philadelphia’s popular Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet that includes a complimentary glass of champagne, raw bar, carving stations, appetizers, signature entrees and an Easter sweets display. The full menu is below:

Grilled Octopus
Cocktail Sauce, Sherry Mignonette

Asparagus, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Salad
Spring Lettuce, Reggiano, Grapes, Almonds, Radish, Sherry Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic
Caesar Salad
Grilled Vegetables
Sliced Seasonal Fruit
Smoked Salmon
Artisan Cheese Board, Jam
Charcuterie, Mustard, Cornichon

Grilled Salmon, Spring Vegetables, Rock Shrimp
Seared Chicken Breast Coq au vin
Braised Short Ribs, Cipollini Onions, Thyme Jus
Parsnip and Potato Smash
Truffled Macaroni and Cheese
Baby Carrots with Salted Caramel

Glazed Pit Ham
Garlic Roasted Prime Rib
Horseradish, Mustard, Fruit Chutney, Jus

Spring Cakes and Tortes
Easter Cookies
Cheese Blintzes, Hibiscus- Blueberry Compote
Fruit Tarts
Assorted eclairs

Complimentary Glass of Bubbly                                                                              

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Bridget Foy's
200 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Easter Brunch starts 10:30am
Easter Dinner starts 4:00pm
South Street/Society Hill/ Queen Village – Near the Easter Promenade

Bridget Foy's at the corner of 2nd and South has been the very heart of Philadelphia's Easter celebrations for decades.  Bridget Foy’s offers the best view of the Easter Promenade at the corner of South and 2nd Streets. Watch the parade turn the corner as you enjoy a special brunch menu from the patio.  The 89th Annual  Easter Promenade is back right outside the door – get your seat and watch the festivities go by, or make your reservations before/after the promenade for you and your family. Easter brunch starts at 10:30am and Easter dinner begins at 4:00pm. Look for brunch and dinner specials and additions, including Easter Ham  with scalloped potatoes, green beans and bearnaise.  For the sweet tooth, look for the return of Bridget Foy's special rainbow pastel multi-layered Easter Cake with Buttercream and Cream Cheese. For Dinner service, also look for seasonal and holiday special additions on top of Bridget’s regular menu favorites.

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19106
11:30am to 3:00pm
Old City/Society Hill – Near Easter Promenade

Positano Coast in Old City has some colorful surprises waiting for Easter Sunday Brunch. Be the first to preview their brand new renovations and redesign inside with beautiful colors, all new furniture, stunning tilework, Italian wood accents, and so much more. Look for seating for an intimate table for two or book for your whole family and larger groups. Positano Coast’s Easter Brunch will include Grilled Lamb Chops (risotto venere, leeks), Grilled Salmon (herb-dusted, broccoli, crispy onions, limoncello), Zucchini Crab Cake (pan-seared, zucchini, spinach, potatoes, lemon butter), Brunch Flatbread (smoked salmon, capers, hummus, tomato), Brunch Burger (cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg, brioche bun, fries), Zucchini Frittata (potatoes, tomato, onions, goat cheese, mixed greens, Easter Breakfast Sandwich (scrambled eggs, cheddar, mustard aioli, mixed greens add bacon), Sausage and Peppers Omelette (mozzarella, onions, mixed greens, Avocado Toast (multi-grain bread add sunny-side-up egg, bacon, Lobster Skillet (cavatelli, mozzarella), Artichoke Lemon Soup (chicken, ricotta dumplings), Lobster Ravioli (shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, brandy cream sauce), NY Prime Steak (arugula, parmigiano, modena balsamic) and much more. For Easter Sunday, add on a ticket for the Bottomless Brunch Experience for $28 per person with unlimited mimosas and sangria, available until 2:30pm, everyone at table must participate. Book now on Open Table or call 856-663-1747.

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Craft Hall
901 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 297-2072
11:00am to 5:00pm
Northern Liberties/ Waterfront – Not far from Easter Promenade
New Craft Hall Easter Brunch with Bottomless Bubbles and Brunch Buffet

Craft Hall’s spectacular Sunday Bubbles & Brunch will be getting an upgrade and extension for Easter Sunday. Your favorite new bottomless brunch buffet will have special Easter additions, plus we have extended the hours to give everyone time to celebrate.  Bring the whole family! Gift bags for all the kids… as if the games and playground aren’t enough!

Two hour reservation time includes bottomless mimosas, house mixed drinks, beer and wine, and the endless Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with Easter favorites added for the day. The price is $45 per person for adults and $20 for guests under 21, and free for kids under five.

Book your reservations now!

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The Olde Bar
125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Easter Brunch Noon to 3:00pm
Easter Dinner 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Old City/Society Hill – Near Easter Promenade

Garces celebrates Easter Sunday  at The Olde Bar, located in Old City, with a full day of special dishes and cocktails. For Easter Sunday  Brunch, Garces formally debuts their exciting new brunch menu with bubbly brunch trays, over-the-top bloody marys, new dishes, and holiday offerings. Easter Sunday Brunch offerings include:

Easter Brunch at The Olde Bar will feature brand new brunch dishes and drinks, plus Easter Sunday exclusive holiday specials.

3 seasonal juices with accouterments and complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Famous Olde Bar Mix • Choice of Vodka or Tequila

Add the following over-the-top additions for 4:
Mini Crabcake, Charred Shishito, Pork Belly
Shrimp Cocktail, Fried Shrimp, Guajillo Pepper
Fried Oyster Roll, JG Sauce
Fried Calamari & Artichoke
Bacon Wrapped Bay Scallops
Hot Chicken & Biscuit

Enjoy your Bloody Mary with one of every single topping!


Red Onion, Candied Hazelnuts Granny Smith Apples, Goat's Milk Feta 13

Macerated Berries, Honey Yogurt, Apricot Jam, Walnut Granola 8

Hearts of Palm, Black Truffle, Crispy Leeks 14

Bang's Island Mussels, Seasoned Garlic Fries, House Aioli 18

Walnut Pesto Cream, Arugula Tomato Salad, Sherry Truffle Vinaigrette 14

Maitake Mushrooms, Parmesan Polenta, Vodka Blush Sauce, Castelvetrano Olives, Grilled Sourdough 16

Meyer Lemon, Smoked Olive Oil, Chervil, Hazelnuts 17

All biscuits come with choice of crispy fried potatoes OR watercress & arugula salad

MUSHROOM N’ GRAVY Chicken Fried Maitake Mushroom, Cheddar Biscuits, Charred Broccolini, Mushroom Gravy, Fried Egg 18

CHICKEN FRIED TURKEY Buttermilk Biscuit, Pimento Cheese, Garlic Chard, Sunny Side Egg 11

SAUSAGE, EGG, & CHEESE Maple Brown Sugar Biscuit, Pork Sausage, Peppercorn Gravy, Cooper Sharp Cheddar 12

OLDE BAR’S HOT CHICKEN Cheddar Biscuit, Buttermilk Ranch, Bread & Butter Pickles, Mike’s Hot Honey, Fried Egg 15

SMOKED SALMON Buttermilk Biscuit, Chive Goat Cheese, Red Onion, Everything Spice, Caper Salsa Verde 13

Plus: Croque Madame Bread Pudding with Brioche, Fried Egg, Rosemary Bechamel, Kids Waffles with Macerated Berries, Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream, and more.

For Easter Sunday Dinner starting at 4:00pm, look for Maple Glazed Ham (serves two) for $55 and includes Herb Roasted Baby Carrots and Green Bean Casserole.

Easter Sunday cocktail specials run all day and include: Fish House Punch Original Recipe – The Quintessential American Punch with Myers's Dark Rum, Cruzan Light Rum, Peach, Christian Bros. Brandy, Lemon and Black Tea, and Lady Bunny with Vodka, Lemon, Orange, Hibiscus Tea and Sparkling Wine.

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217-219 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
Easter Brunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Easter Sunday Brunch $35 a person and a la carte available too
Dinner service 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Old City/Society Hill -Near Easter Promenade

Garces invites you to enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch at Amada, in Old City, on Sunday, April 17, 2022, from Noon to 3:00pm. Pick from the a la carte menu or a special Easter Sunday Brunch fixed price menu. Easter Sunday Brunch fixed price is $35 per person and includes:

Tapas – Shared Plates for Table:

Bread Basket – Mallorca Bread, Olive Oil Cake, Croissant, Cherry & Fig Jam, Whipped Butter Datiles – Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Almonds, Cabrales
Tortilla Espanola – Salsa Brava, Chistorra Sausage

Entree – Each Guest Picks One:
Shakshuka – Baked Eggs, Tomato Piperade, Olive Salsa Verde, Mahon Cheese Toast, Lamb Merguez
Crab Benedict – Chorizo Bilbao, Swiss Chard, Crab & Paprika Hollandaise
Sangria Pancakes – Apples, Oranges, Pears, Canela Whipped Cream, Sangria Syrup
Pork Milanese Bocadillo – Fried Pork Loin, Serrano Ham, Charred Shishito Peppers, Manchego, Guindilla Aioli
Amada’s Cheesesteak – Wagyu Sirloin, Truffled Mushrooms, Mahon Fondue
French Toast -Brioche Bread, Figs, Sidra Apples, Sherry Caramel  

Sides – Shared Plates for Table:
Pimenton-Glazed Bacon
Amada’s Potato Rosti

Reservations available now on Opentable or by calling 215-625-2450.

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Garces Easter Sunday Dinner
Garces Trading Company
Take-Out/ Heat and Serve Package
Pick-up at Volver, 300 S. Broad Street
Price: $55/person; min. order is 2 people
Order by Wednesday April 13, 2022
Pick up in Center City

Garces Trading Company presents a traditional, Chef-cooked Easter Dinner from our family to yours. Cost is $55 per person, minimum 2 people. Available in heat and serve, or ready to eat. Menu includes:

Pineapple-Glazed Ham
Pineapple-Glazed Ham, Golden Raisin Mustard Sauce

Tri Colore Salad
Red & Yellow Endive, Treviso, Watercress, Verde Capra, Membrillo, Quince & Pistachio Vinaigrette

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted Fingerlings, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley

Honey Turmeric Carrots and Roasted Pearl Onions
Cider Glazed Honey Turmeric Carrots & Roasted Pearl Onions

Judias Verdes
Green Beans, Dates, Orange, Almond, Sherry Vinaigrette, Smoked Paprika

Rosemary Parker House Rolls
Rosemary Parker House Rolls with Whipped Butter

Lemon Blueberry Tart
Lemon Blueberry Tart, Honey Meringue, Brandy Crisp

Order by Wednesday, April 13th for delivery of the following dates:

Friday, April 8, 2022 – 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022 – 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

Pick up from Volver at 300 S. Broad Street, at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Locust Street entrance to the restaurant.

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Figo Ristorante
1033 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Figo Easter Brunch
Sunday 4/17 11AM-4:30PMDIY Photos with the Easter Bunny 11AM-1:30PM
Glu Hospitality presents the first-ever Easter Brunch at Figo Ristorante, located along Northern Liberties Restaurant Row. Look for indoor and outdoor seating, including in the stunning rose and cocktail garden and patio. Figo will celebrate their brand new brunch launch, and have holiday specials that include:

Lamb Lollipops
garlic rosemary lamb, dill ricotta, parsley pesto

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
house-made cocktail sauce, fresh lemon

Scallop Scampi
bay scallops, garlic, white wine, fresh lemon, herbs

Vegetable Pappardelle
asparagus, heirloom carrots, artichokes, peas, parmesan cream sauce, parsley

Book your reservation on Open Table or by calling 267-245-9625.

Bank and Bourbon at Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hours: 8:00-2:00pm

For $55 per adult and $15 per child, guests can enjoy Executive Chef Harkins and Chef Joe Thomas Jr.’s inherently American cuisine with signature items like Egg Frittata with leeks, zucchini, white cheddar and garlic aioli, Yogurt Parfait with berry compote, house-made granola and toasted almonds; Made to order Omelets; fluffy Buttermilk PancakesCharcuterie & Cheese, Roasted Carrots and a robust Carving Station featuring skirt steak, whole roasted Sixty-South Salmon and Bourbon Glazed Ham. A selection of signature libations, including the Secret Knock cocktail featuring house-aged whiskey, green tea, lemon and clarified milk provide the perfect pairing to celebrate the holiday. 

Oui Pastries
160 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours: 8:00-6:00pm daily
Old City – Not far from Easter Promenade

Easter Menu
April 14-18, 2022
Bunny Cinnamon Bun, $4
Peep Cookies, $3
Bunny Mousse, Coconut Strawberry $6
Bunny Cake Pops, Carrot Cake $3
Bunny Cakes, Carrot Cake $14

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Shane Confectionery
110 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1048
Old City – Not far from Easter Promenade

Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm Monday – Friday, 12:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday – Sunday
Easter candy available now through Easter.

Shop: https://shanecandies.com/product-category/seasonal/

Ethical Chocolate Rabbits in Milk, Dark and White, made with our own bean-to-bar chocolate; we call them Bean-to-Bunny

Buttercream Eggs; Coconut, Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Fruit & Nut – Pre-orders open now

Lots of bagged candy for baskets

Village Whiskey
118 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-1088
Easter Brunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Dinner Service 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Garces celebrates Easter Season with specials every Friday in April and on Easter Sunday, with Crabcake Sandwich with basil, caper remoulade, pickled red onion and jalapeno, beefsteak tomato, bibb lettuce, pain au lat bun, plus Fish House Punch Original Recipe – The Quintessential American Punch with Myers's Dark Rum, Cruzan Light Rum, Peach, Christian Bros. Brandy, Lemon and Black Tea, and The Rosie with Bourbon, Hibiscus Tea Lemonade and Ginger Beer. Book on Open Table or by calling (215) 665-1088.

1506 South Street, Philadelphia P.A.
Friday & Sat 2:00pm – 2:00am
Sun 12:00pm – 12:00am  

Our wine shop is stocked with reds, whites, rosé, natural wines, and kosher wines for all your Easter weekend plans. Spend $100 in the shop and receive a $10 gift card on us!


15 S Main St
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-7044
Bucks County/ New Hope
11:00am to 3:00pm

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401
Hours: 10:00-5:00pm

Join the Elmwood Park Zoo for Easter Brunch! Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy a delicious breakfast, participate in an Easter Egg Hunt, and meet some beloved education animals. Hop on over to our special Easter brunches with appearances by the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, participate in our Easter activities, and meet one of our beloved education animals. Don’t forget to grab a photo with the Easter Bunny and then enjoy exploring the Zoo! There are three brunch sessions each day: 10:00 am, 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. Space is limited for this event, so please register early and arrive on time. 

Normandy Farms
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Hammer and Fire at the Alloy Hotel
301 W Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Things to Do

If you are looking for things to do with the kids, there are plenty of options. Many museums and attractions offer special Easter programming. The Philadelphia Zoo is a great option for families as they will be offering an Easter egg hunt and other activities. The Philadelphia Museum of Art will also be having a special Easter event for kids.

 The Easter Promenade is in its 89th year on South Street and starts at 12:30pm. The family-friendly tradition features a parade, egg hunt, food, drinks and best-dressed contests.

Easter Gifts For All

If you are looking for gifts for the kids, there are many great options in Philadelphia. Some of our favorites include the Philadelphia Candies Easter Basket, the Crayola Experience Easter Egg and the Philadelphia Zoo Easter Bunny.

Gift cards also welcomed especially or the older kids who might want to decide on a gift later. Treats, books, clothes, and toys make great easter basket additions.

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Hullabaloo Book

Just like Easter, storytime is a special moment that brings the family together. Gift your little one fun books to inspire them and encourage the love for reading! – Parents nationwide are signing up for Hullabaloo, a highly-curated children’s book and gifting subscription, which also includes ‘Go Beyond the Book Activity’ Packs. The heartwarming, educational offerings come at a time our children need it most. It’s a unique gift for toddlers to tweens that they’ll love receiving for birthdays, holidays, or everyday use. Every book arrives in a personalized package while being hand-selected and approved by their “Family Reader Circle,” a group of parents, teachers, counselors, and pediatricians with little reader’s best interest in mind and at heart.

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LoveHeld – Linen Bunny 

No Easter basket is complete without a bunny – and a linen one from LoveHeld is one your kid will be sure to love! A busy mom of five created the brand, then sewing each item herself at home. Specializing in beautiful, super soft Oeko-Tex® certified and natural fiber baby carriers, LoveHeld also offers luxury home items to fill your space with love, comfort, and style. Each Bunny is lovingly handcrafted from a beautiful one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn pattern using favorited remnants from the carrier-making process. There are three styles/colors to choose from and the option to have one custom-made! 

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Lev Baby

A great gift for everyday wear or choose from their Easter Collection (Mason & Magnolia) or Dressesfor a special Easter outfit! – Making Clothes That Make Memories – Lev Baby was founded by a mom of five boys who knows the importance of cherishing each moment with your baby. Designers of the softest, high-quality bamboo baby and toddler attire, including the cutest PJs and clothes for spring, received the 2021 Earnie Award for New Brand. It’s a photo opp waiting to happen, made better with matching PJs for the entire family! With their game-changer Poppy footie pajamas, converting from footie to romper with flaps that ‘pop’ on and off the foot, Lev Baby is the brand to get to know! Unbelievably soft, ultimately stylish, and the Mama Loungewear is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, too! 

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RED Chocolate

Fill the Easter baskets with RED Chocolate! These no-sugar added chocolates are a great option for anyone and will leave you feeling guilt-free. You can be happy knowing that every treat is non-GMO, Kosher, and Weight Watchers friendly (also Keto friendly in the darker flavors).

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Erin’s Elderberries – Linzer Cookie Kit

This DIY Linzer Cookie Kit is a great addition to an Easter basket as an activity for the whole family to do together! – Let Erin’s Elderberries help you maintain the healthy lifestyle we all crave with handcrafted syrups, jelly, honey and much more! Handmade using certified organic ingredients and local raw honey, they are kid-friendly and eco-friendly.

Erin’s Elderberries specializes in many products, including cookies, teas, vinaigrette, and food + drink supplements utilizing (healthy) syrups and drink mixers to make the best cocktails, or mocktails in vibrant colors! DIY options are also available – I highly recommend the Linzer Cookie Kit that comes with all dry ingredients and the cookie-cutter, too! The brand’s mission is to handcraft the highest quality elderberry at an affordable price, encouraging others to give it a try and add it to their cooking.

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Stomp Rocket

Any kid would be excited to see the Easter bunny included a Stomp Rocket toy in their basket! – Stomp Rocket® — the toy that gets children moving and learning. Just set up the base and STOMP to see the rockets fly. No batteries required, and it helps teach STEM-based principles such as gravity, motion, and force. Various rocket sets are available from ages 3 and 9+

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Alabaster Co. – The Gospels Set

Share the word of the Bible with your kids this Easter with these four beautiful, visual Bible books from Alabaster Co. (NLT or KJV Translation) – Welcome to a new way to experience the word of God in our daily lives. It encourages the millennial generation to take a moment to be grateful and enjoy a quiet moment for reflection and prayer. The brand recreates the writings into aesthetically pleasing art books with vivid imagery and modern designs to encourage you to incorporate the readings into your regular routines. It’s an experience like no other! Alabaster provides heirloom-quality gifts you will feel proud to give!

So this Easter, make sure to Philadelphia! There are many great things to do and see in the city. And, of course, don't forget to enjoy some of the delicious food! Happy Easter!

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