Celebrate Easter with these local sweets and meals

Here's a list of specialty offerings for the weekend.
Carrot Cake Babka
Courtesy of [bayk]/photo by Sunny Frantz

If you and your family celebrate Easter, local restaurants and bakeries are making it easy. Whether you want to enjoy an Easter brunch, a carrot cake babka or a box of special chocolates for the kids’ baskets, here’s a list of tempting (and limited time only) offerings for this weekend. Many spots require preorders, so make sure to order in advance.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a carrot cake babka from [bayk]. This treat is a braided loaf layered with walnuts and topped with a cardamom cream cheese drizzle. Available for pickup and delivery on Wednesday or Friday. Click here for information. baykmadison.com

Batch Bakehouse
An online menu of goodies are available all weekend at Batch Bakehouse. Enjoy pies, croissants, easter egg cakes, sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, scones or coffee cakes. You can also find the Easter classic, hot cross buns. Batch suggests ordering online in advance. 1402 Williamson St., 257-1652, batchbakehouse.com

Brasserie V
The Monroe Street restaurant is offering a take and make dinner, cheese board and a special Easter basket for preorder pick-up Friday and Saturday. For the dinner, enjoy leg of lamb with a variety of sides including roasted garlic and Satori Parmesan mashed potatoes and creamed sweet peas with pancetta and mint. There’s also a Wisco-Belgian Easter Basket with three cheeses, sausage, Potters Crackers, chocolate and a four-pack of beer. Click here for information. 1923 Monroe St., 255-8500, brasseriev.com

CocoVaa Chocolatier
This weekend find giant eggs and lots of desserts at CocoVaa. The giant eggs are filled with mini eggs, hazelnut bourbon creams and espresso beans. You’ll also find the classic truffles CocoVaa is known for and an elevated version of Peeps. Easter orders have shipped but the shop will be open this weekend. 1815 E. Washington Ave., 888-803-6122, cocovaa.com

Just Bakery
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with kids, consider doing an Easter cookie kit from Just Bakery. Each kit comes with a baker’s dozen of sugar cookies with four bags of royal icing, sprinkles and sugar. Click here for more information. justdane.org

If you’re looking to indulge this weekend, Nau-Ti-Gal is an offering all-you-care-to-eat, family-style brunch. Platters of food will be delivered to your table with decadent meats, eggs and dessert. You can also add bottomless mimosas for $10. 5360 Westport Road, 24603130, nautigal.com

Nature’s Bakery Cooperative
Both vegans and those with nut allergies can enjoy special treats from Nature’s Bakery Cooperative. The bakery created conchas and conchitas for Easter. Each order has vanilla, strawberry, lemon poppy and blueberry lemon flavors. Preorders can be made here. 1019 Williamson St., 257-3649, natures-bakery-cooperative.square.site

Quivey’s Grove
This Sunday dine in for Easter brunch at Quivey’s Grove. Along with fresh-baked blueberry muffins, dried cherry fritters and cinnamon rolls, order elevated brunch dishes including an applewood-smoked pork chop, cheddar & broccoli quiche and Quivey’s biscuit benedict. Click here for more information. 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg, 273-4900, quiveysgrove.com

Saints Madison Juice Co.
Saints Madison Juice Co. recently announced its last day in business will be April 9, so before it closes try the Easter specialty drink. Bunny Mylk is a cashew-based nut mylk with dates, carrots, vanilla and cinnamon. The drink has flavors reminiscent of carrot cake. 821 Williamson St., 628-2990, saintsmadison.com

Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies is creating a meal for four for Easter. Enjoy ham, loaded baked potatoes, asparagus with horseradish aioli, spring pasta salad, rolls and carrot cake. Pick up Saturday at any of the three locations. Preorder here. 5511 Monona Drive, Monona, 121 E. Main St., Sun Prairie, 10 N. Livingston St., salvatorestomatopies.com

Short Stack Eatery
Dig into a whole quiche for Easter or skip the main entrée and enjoy a pie. The Kind Flower is also partnering with Short Stack Eatery to offer spring bouquets for preorder. Find more information here. 301 W. Johnson St., 709-5569, shortstackeats.com

Yola’s Cafe
Enjoy an Easter brunch courtesy of Yola’s Cafe. The cafe is known for its waffles, so you can bring its signature batter home so you can make warm waffles at home. They also have a scone variety box, homemade quiches and baked oatmeal. Preorder brunch here. 494 Commerce Drive, 827-5800, yolascafe.com

If you know of others, email associate editor Maija Inveiss at minveiss@madisonmagazine.com.