Easter in Chicago is a wonderful time of year, and there is no shortage of delicious brunch options and activities to celebrate the holiday. Here are some of our favorite picks in Chicago’s Loop!
Chicago French Market
131 N Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661
Kids will enjoy Easter at the Chicago French Market, because the Bunny Train is coming to town! On April 15, 2017, from 11am-2pm, there will be an Easter egg hunt among the market stalls, where kids can win prizes and candy inside. The Easter bunny shall also be making an appearance to take photos with the kids. The event is free.
Glazed and Infused
222 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60601
Easter Sunday is about to get sweeter, as Glazed and Infused presents their Easter treats: “Bunny butt” donuts (donuts designed as cute bunny butts), Bunny Jumbos, and classic “Happy Easter” donut designs. These easter donuts are available for a limited time from April 14-16.
123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
With Chefs Andrew Zimmerman and Sarah Mispagel at the helm, Sepia will be opening its doors for brunch this Easter, featuring a prix fixe menu that includes Spring Herb Zeppoli, Shakshuka, and a Chocolate Nutella Raspberry Tart. On the side, enjoy specialty cocktails, like the Bee’s Knees and the Bloody Maria.
The prix fixe menu (exclusive of tax and gratuity) is $57 for adults, and $32 for children 12 and under. Easter brunch is by reservation only.
135 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602
Roanoke will be hosting an Easter brunch on April 16, from 10am-4pm, featuring a $33 prix fixe three-course brunch. Brunch items include a bisque-style Clam Chowder, hand-carved/rotisserie roasted Supper Club Prime Rib, Porchetta Eggs Benedict, Herb Crusted Rotisseries Lamb, and hand rolled cinnamon roll. Cocktails such as Bloody Marys (with a salumi fontina skewer!), Blood Orange Mimosas, and the Toast & Jam (featuring Knob Creek Rye, hibiscus syrup, and fresh grapefruit and lime juice), served as perfect meal complements.
A children’s menu will also be available, and will serve items like Mac-N-Cheese, Chicken Fingers, and Cheeseburgers, at $7 each.
Mercat a la Planxa
638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Mercat a la Planxa invites you to its traditional Catalan feast this Easter Sunday, featuring specials that include a roasted, stuffed lamb leg with spiced carrot puree and sautéed asparagus ($45), and the classic ”Brazo Gitano,” a Spanish cake roll with candied walnuts and fresh strawberry jam ($12). Brunch will be served on Sunday, April 16 from 10 am – 3 pm. Reservations are required and can be made through their website.
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
If you’re up for a different kind of Easter experience that will literally take you over the edge, drop by Skydeck Chicago. On April 15 & 16, from 12pm to 4pm, the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance to take photos with kids and adults alike. Pictures take place on the the Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.
Whether filling up on brunch or getting active, there’s a lot to do for Easter in Chicago. What will you be up to?
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