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Celebrating Passover and Easter in Miami is going to be a little different this year. With mandated shutdowns of businesses and places of community gatherings and stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, Miami will be staying home for the foreseeable future to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. This means live streaming Easter Sunday service, joining a virtual Passover Seder, face-timing grandparents, and entertaining kids with virtual Easter egg hunt. 

Maybe we’ll be away from our family, but luckily a number of Miami restaurants will be serving special takeout menus and meal kits for Passover and Easter, keeping at least one aspect of the tradition alive. Check out our roundup of restaurants offering Passover Seder meals and Easter menus. 

Don’t forget to take a look at our roundup of restaurants open for delivery, takeout, and pickup.


The popular spot in Wynwood, Alter is offering Easter specials. From cook-at-home steak dinner kit to roasted chicken dinner for the family, Alter’s Easter takeout options sound amazing. The restaurant is currently operating from noon to 9 pm. The Easter menu prices vary from 30 to 55 dollars. You can order for pickup or delivery on this website.

Ariete Miami

Passover and Easter in Miami 2020
Ariete – Photo Credit: Blue Shell Media

Located in Coconut Grove, Ariete is offering a family-style Easter menu, which serves four and includes options such as whole yellowtail snapper, beef roast, braised lamb, traditional or vegetarian bolognese, and more. You can give the restaurant a call at (786) 615-3747 or check out their Instagram. 

Bill Hansen Catering

Located in Coconut Grove, Bill Hansen Catering has prepared a Passover menu that includes a seder plate, appetizers, and desserts. There’s a 4-guest per order minimum and the menu is $32 per person. The delivery is free, however, the orders need to be placed 48 hours in advance.

Casa Sensei

Passover and Easter in Miami 2020
Casa Sensei

Pan Asian and Latin Fusion restaurant Casa Sensei is offering an Easter special including the Easter Egg Hunt. The special menu serves a family of four with main course options such as lamb chops, salmon, or Korean steak along with sides like garlic mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, green beans, and more. 


LoKal and Vicky’s House will be open on Easter Sunday, offering takeout and delivery from noon to 9 pm. The restaurant also offers a $10 first responder menu to the frontline workers at the hospitals. 


RWSB at the W South Beach is another restaurant offering Easter menu. The restaurant’s four-course Easter special includes options such as crab salad, roasted lamb shoulder, scalloped potatoes, honey glazed baby carrots, a pastiera Napoletana, and a whole pie. You can call the restaurant at (305) 938-3112 to pre-order for pickup or order on Ubereats, Postmates, or Grubhub for same-day delivery. 

Stubborn Seed

Chef Jeremy Ford’s Stubborn Seed is offering an Easter menu for your family. 160-dollar easter menu feeds four and includes dishes like warm celery root, Bell and Evans chicken, beef ragout pappardelle plus housemade bread and wine. The menu is available all Easter weekend and you can order for pickup and delivery.

By Sherri Balefsky | Online Editor

Happy April everyone! While we’ve already covered the top Easter brunches in Miami for this weekend, there are plenty of other must-attend food and wine events to look forward to this month. Here, we round up the best of the best April events:

Ikra Passover Seder
Passover Seder at IKRA
Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 8:30pm
For 17 years, Chabad of Sunny Isles Beach has been hosting traditional Pesach Seders on the first two nights of Passover, engaging community meals designed for those with or without religious experience. Hosted by Rabbi Yisrael Baron, this year’s Seder will take place at IKRA Restaurant & Lounge {16850 Collins Avenue, 106-A, Sunny Isles; 305.974.0081}. Participants will enjoy a six-course certified kosher meal, complete with shmura matzo, a complete Seder plate, and premium wines. Reservations are required and space is limited, so RSVP today!

Heart Fontainebleau ConcertBleauLive Presents Heart at Fontainebleau
Saturday, April 11 at 6pm (dinner); 8pm concert
This month’s BleauLive, Fontainebleau’s monthly concert series, presents the American rock duo and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Heart. With chart-topping hits such as “Alone,” “Barracuda,” and “Crazy On You,” Heart has and continues to shape the world of music. Witness as sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson capture Miami Beach with their distinguished sound at LIV nightclub. Packages start at just $125, and include entrance to the performance and a two-hour open bar. The best part: for just $25 more, you can add a pre-show prix-fixe dinner at your choice of Fontainebleau’s award-winning restaurants, ScarpettaStripSteak (sold out), or Michael Mina 74. Click here for tickets.

Cindy Hutson Book
Sunday Book Club “Read and Eat” at Ortanique
Sunday, April 12 at 6pm
Join Ortanique on the Mile {278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305.446.7710} for a special book club event in honor of resident Chef Cindy Hutson’s new cookbook, “From the Tip of My Tongue.” Chef Hutson will be in attendance, discussing her culinary journey and going through some of the stories in the book. Cost is $70 per person and includes a welcome reception, a signed copy of the cookbook, and a delicious three-course meal of Vanilla Bean Marinated Grilled Pineapple Salad, a choice of Pan-Roasted Atlantic Swordfish or Braised Beef Cheeks Pappardelle, and Heath Bar Bread Pudding for dessert (all of which are featured in the cookbook). 

Veritage MiamiVeritage Miami
Wednesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18
Formerly the United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival, Veritage Miami is a four-day foodie celebration featuring local sommeliers, chefs, wineries, and breweries. For its 20th anniversary in 2015, events will include craft beer tastings at Wynwood Walls; wine tastings at the Village of Merrick Park; a celebrity chefs’ dinner at the InterContinental Miami; and an auction at Marlins Park. All proceeds go to United Way, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming people’s lives through various educational, financial, and health programs. Purchase tickets here.

Slow Food Miami Event
Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party
Friday, April 24, 7-10pm
Slow Food Miami, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “planting a fresher future for our children,” will hold its fourth-annual “Snail of Approval” event at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Attendees will join the evening’s ambassador, Emmy Award-winning journalist Belkys Nerey, along with celebrity guest judges for Miami’s “Freshest Night Out,” featuring bites from some of South Florida’s best farm-to-table eateries. Participants include Meat Market Miami Beach, Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at The Standard Spa, and Siena Tavern, among many others. Main event tickets are $85 and can be purchased here.

wfm north miamiBy Sherri Balefsky | Online Editor

Let’s face it: eight days straight of matzo can get pretty boring. But lucky for you, in addition to offering all of your basic Seder needs, Whole Foods Market sells nearly 200 kosher for Passover items, many of which are brand-new and exclusive to the store. Products include:

    • Ungar’s Frozen MSC-Certified Gefilte Fish made with wild Alaskan pollack
    • Kedem Biodynamic Grape Juice, the first-ever domestically produced biodynamic grape juice made from New York state grapes.
    • Aviv Fruit Bars, the only kosher for Passover fruit bars on the market, developed exclusively for Whole Foods. Available in three flavors: Apple and Cinnamon, Date and Banana, and Date and Cacao.
    • Streit’s Quinoa, the first-ever kosher for Passover quinoa directly imported from Israel.
    • Rebecca & Rose cookies, brownies, and other baked goods, all certified kosher for Passover, including the first commercially available boxed Passover doughnuts.

Rebecca__Rose_Gluten_Free_Chocolate_Chip_CookiesBe sure to visit your nearest Whole Foods Market today and stock up on these and other delicious kosher for Passover products. More great news: the highly anticipated Downtown Miami location {299 Southeast Third Street; 305.995.0600} is now open!