How to Celebrate Spring Holidays & Support DTR Businesses at Home
The spring holidays of Passover and Easter are this week, and while traditionally they bring to mind ideas of large family gatherings, egg hunts, and the like, celebrating in the time of coronavirus requires us to think differently this year. Thankfully, Downtown Raleigh's businesses are already ahead of us, offering special meals for delivery, virtual activities, and unique treats for pickup. Read on to see how you can keep the season special and support our small business community when they need it most.
And outside of holiday specials, we are tracking all restaurants and shops open for pickup and delivery on our resource pages.
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LAST UPDATE: Friday, April 10 at 10:45am
Easter Meals To Go
Dram Grog & Grocery
Dram & Draught is offering $25 take-home brunch kits complete with fresh squeezed orange juice, prosecco, fruit, eggs, and one roll of toilet paper.
Oak Steakhouse is offering a special Easter dinner for two or four with certified angus beef selections available grilled to your liking or vacuum sealed to cook at home. Orders need to be placed by 3pm on Friday, April 10 by calling 984.255.1818 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rockford is offering a Easter Heat-n'-Serve Family Meal Packages complete with spiral ham, mac-n-cheese, collard greens, deviled eggs, and other holiday favorites, plus choice of pie from Slice Pie Company. Order by April 10 at (919) 821-9020 for Easter Sunday.
Sitti Authentic Lebanese
You can have authentic Sitti Lebanese flair as part of your Easter meal. Place your order by 5pm on Friday, April 10 and you can pick it up Easter Sunday. Call 919-239-4070 or visit their website to order.
Sullivan's Easter meals are a traditional three-course family meal aimed at serving 4-5 people, with choice of entree, two sides, and dessert. Pre-order online at https://order.sullivanssteakhouse.com/ for delivery or curbside pickup.
Weaver Street Market
Weaver Street Market - Downtown's full-service grocery store - is continuing to stay fully stocked and staffed through this crisis. If you'd rather cook yourself, you are now able to order groceries online for curbside pickup and increased social distancing measures. We recommend utilizing this option as much as possible to continue protecting our community.
Sweets & Treats
The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery
The Cupcake Shoppe is offering Easter Gift Boxes as well as Coconut, Carrot cakes, and more! Available for pickup or delivery. More on their website.
Slice Pie Company
Slice Pie is teaming up with The Rockford to include their Lemon Cream or Pecan Pie in your full Easter meal kit. However, if you'd like to solely order one of their incredible pies, you can do so through their website.
Yellow Dog Bread Company
Yellow Dog has an Easter Basket for order that includes carrot cake, lemon pound cake, Easter cookies, and other delicious items for pickup this weekend. Call to order at (984) 232-0291.
Gifts & Experiences
If you're still wanting to create an Easter basket for your loved ones while staying safe, you can order online at DTR stores for delivery to your home. There are also some wonderful virtual experiences you can take part in to celebrate spring and stay safe doing so.
Briggs Hardware continues to be open as it is considered an essential business due to their stocking of essential supplies during this crisis. They also have Easter baskets for all ages available for curbside pickup. Call them at (919) 802-5272 to order a custom or ready-made one for the holiday.
Marbles Corner Store
Marbles Corner Store has been deemed an essential business due to its availability of supplies for at-home learning. Consider buying some fun supplies that can be used for education and fun. See their offerings here.
Port of Raleigh
Port of Raleigh compiled an Easter Bunny Selects list of spring-time gifts, toys, and useful home items that you can shop for online for home delivery.
Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
Raleigh Parks is continuously updating their Play Anywhere virtual resources page with new ideas for you to do at home. For this week, we recommend trying out the DIY Pinwheel tutorial or drawing a Sidewalk Chalk Butterfly.
Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop
Read With Me is putting together custom Easter baskets for porch drop-offs in and outside of Downtown Raleigh. Just email email@example.com with names, ages, interests, and budget, and they will pick out items for you to choose from and drop them off at your home.
Wine & Design
Wine & Design is offering multiple virtual arts activity classes this week, including rock painting, Easter egg decorating, and Bunny painting. You can pick up the supplies outside their Union Station location or use what you have at home.