If cooking a tasty Easter brunch is not on your to-do list this year, there are several Cortland County restaurants offering feasts to-go for you and your family to enjoy in the comfort of your home. From glazed ham to vegetable medleys, strawberry cheesecakes and chocolate Easter eggs, every person at the dinner table will be satisfied. While we don't recommend a large dinner gathering with family and friends, you can still put out a spread for your smaller, more intimate meals.
Here are a list of local eateries who are offering Passover and Easter takeout, pickup and delivery options so you can avoid cooking.
Updated April 9 at 9 a.m. This post will be updated throughout the week, so check back again. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a restaurant that we have missed. When in doubt, give your favorite spot a call to see what options they have available.
AJ'S FAMILY DINER
AJ's Family Diner is taking orders for desserts. They are whipping up a variety of cheesecakes, including plain and strawberry, as well as well as a large selection of pies, including Apple Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Lemon Pie, Blueberry Pie and Chocolate Cream Pie. To pre-order your goodies, message them on their Facebook page or call. They check their messages daily.
202 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY
CENTRAL CITY BAR & GRILL
Central City's regular menu will be available all day, but they will also have delicious Easter specials available from noon to 8 p.m. This will include Ham Steak Dinner for $17.99 and Prime Rib Dinner for $23.99. You can also receive $5 off wine bottles to-go.
17 Central Avenue, Cortland NY
The downtown Cortland restaurant will be offering Easter Sunday eats to go. Menu items range from prime rib, rack of lamb, seafood platter, roast turkey, tortellini and more. Click here to view their full menu. Please call between 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with your orders so they can better prepare to serve you.
10 Main Street, Cortland NY
FRANK & MARY'S DINER
Frank & Mary's Diner is offering a Breakfast Easter Basket complete with assorted hotcakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage links. The basket is only $39.52 and feeds 4-6 people. Please place your order by 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10th.
10 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY
Hairy Tony's is bringing Easter to you! They are offering free delivery, carry out or curbside pickup. Along with their full dinner menu, a family-style brunch will be available upon request as well. Please call ahead to reserve your pickup or delivery before they fill up.
102 Main Street, Cortland NY
Why shop, cook and clean when Mangia can do all that for you? They are offering pre-orders for a delicious Easter feast. From Lasagna to honey glazed ham, an antipasto platter and tiramisu, there is something for everyone on the menu. Place your order by Friday, April 10th.
294 Tompkins Street, Cortland NY
SINFULLY SWEET CAFÉ
It's Easter for peeps sake - don't forget to order dessert! Sinfully Sweet Cafe has got your covered with a variety of sweet treats, including Easter-themed sugar cookies, fudge, chocolate covered peeps, Easter egg flavors like chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, cookies and cream and s'mores, and more. Check their Facebook page for product updates. They can also customize Easter baskets.
17 S. Main Street, Homer NY
THREE BEAR INN
Get your Easter dinner for one or more at Three Bear Inn! Menu items include glazed ham, green beans with bacon, yams or mashed and gravy, rolls, salad and a complimentary Easter dessert. Only $12.99 per person. Please call ASAP with your order
3 Broome Street, Marathon NY
TRINITY VALLEY COUNTRY STORE & DAIRY
Skip that extra prep work in the kitchen by pre-ordering your baked goods this Easter from Trinity Valley Dairy. They will be whipping up fresh baked breads, pies, cheesecake, sugar cookies and more. Submit your order online or in person by 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th, and they will have it ready for pick up Saturday, April 11th. Orders must be picked up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the day before Easter. You have the option to come into the store, or, use their drive-thru. Looking for groceries? Scroll down for information on what Trinity Valley has available.
2847 State Rt. 13, Cortland NY
TRAX2GO AT GREEK PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT
The Trax2Go team will deliver an Easter Brunch to your home or you can pick up from Hope Lake Lodge! The feast includes Bourbon Marmalade Glazed Ham, prime rib with horseradish cream sauce, Cavatappi mac & cheese, garlic mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots, parsnips & Brussels Sprouts, Hope Lake salad, rolls & butter, choice of triple chocolate cake or apple pie. Add shrimp cocktail for an additional $10.
The meal is only $89 plus tax to serve five people, or $21 plus tax for an individual serving.
Please place your order by Thursday, April 9th. The meal will be fully cooked and packaged in family-style disposable ware. All you need to do is provide the table setting.
2000 State Rt. 392, Cortland NY
If you're looking to cook yourself, there are several local spots where you can get all your grocery needs. If you're missing some key ingredients for the perfect Easter spread, these stores have got you covered.
ANDERSON'S FARM MARKET
Vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy and fresh baked goods - a one stop shop for your Easter spread. If you need a lunch break, they are still preparing their daily hot food menu to go.
Monday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Easter Sunday
5887 Rt. 281, Homer NY
THE LOCAL FOOD MARKET
Main Street's grocery store is fully stocked with fresh produce, canned goods, dairy, frozen meat and more. They have a selection of alcoholic (for all the adults attending Easter dinner), and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as locally-made products, like milk from Trinity Valley. If you are making a quick trip to pick up groceries, don't forget to bring your own bags!
They also offer curbside pickup for those who are too uncomfortable or too unwell to come in. Send you orders to LFMOrders123@gmail.com with a contact number so they can confirm.
Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Closed Easter Sunday
37 N. Main Street, Cortland NY
TRINITY VALLEY COUNTRY STORE & DAIRY
Trinity Valley has the basics and essentials you might need to create an Easter Brunch. They have a variety of sizes in their milk products, a variety of our bread flavors, New Hope Mills Pancake Mixes, Food & Ferments products, a variety of sizes of their syrup, dry soup mixes, jams and preserves, as well as fresh bakery items that vary every day. They also have frozen meat sold by the pound (steaks, roasts, bacon, etc.).
You can place an order online via their online form, or you can pick up at their Drive-Thru window. Click here for more information on their delivery order and what days they deliver to your area.
Thursday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Easter Sunday
2847 State Rt. 13, Cortland NY
VILLAGE FOOD MARKET
The full-service grocery store offers fresh meat, deli and produce in the Village of Homer. If you're looking for a specific item, give them a call to see if they have it in stock.
Monday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
7 S. Main Street, Homer NY
Share your Cortland County photos and videos with us for a chance to be featured! Tag @experiencecortland and use hashtag #experiencecortland.