Celebrate the Spring Holidays By Ordering In a Festive Meal

Celebrate the Spring Holidays By Ordering In a Festive Meal


Spring holidays are here. Though Marin is still sheltering-in-place, there are wonderful meals to be had from local restaurants, and the season offers a chance to celebrate amidst the social distancing. Whether you are celebrating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery, the rebirth of Mother Earth, the resurrection of Jesus or just the arrival of warmer weather, these meals support our community and provide a small window of happy festivities during these difficult times. Here are a few selections from around the county to help make it a party. Enjoy.


Fast Food Francais

A new menu of family-size boxes includes a fresh fish box which contains a chef’s selection of three fresh fish (20oz each), a fresh vegetable box with heirloom artichokes and Blue Lake beans and a wine box filled with six bottles of French wines. Order here. 




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Spring menus are available that include a choice of lamb chops or roasted ham and sides of mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, cannellini bean stew, mac n’ cheese, and a baby greens salad.

Easter orders must be placed by April 9th, 2020 at 12 pm for pick up on Sunday, April 12th, 2020 at either 11am or 3 pm. No substitutions or modifications to the menus can be accepted. For last-minute types, the restaurant is open 4–7:00 p.m. Easter Sunday with the regular takeout menu, plus beer, wine and spirits.

Mill Valley


Reprising the San Francisco Jewish deli Shorty Goldstein’s, where Floodwater chef Michael Siegel once ran the stoves, Floodwater has a pop-up lunch menu for the spring holidays, including chicken matzo ball soup, potato knishes, not your bubbie’s gefilte fish, pickles and much more. Lunch hours are 12–3:30 p.m. Call to order: 415.843.4545.

Gravity Tavern

Order as late as Saturday for a three-course Easter dinner, including Niman Ranch honey ham or vegan farro risotto with asparagus salad and a lemon cupcake or butterscotch pudding for dessert plus lots of additional sides including kids mac n cheese and a bucket of their famous fried chicken. Three-pepper infused Bloody Mary’s are batched in canning jars for ease of use. Pre-order online or call (415) 888-2108 from 4PM to 7:30PM.

At the Lumberyard:


Celebrate the Spring Holidays By Ordering In a Festive Meal

Traditional Easter dinner for two or four people includes spiral ham, bone-in pork chop roast, and sides of spring salad, cheesy polenta, smashed potatoes, and spring vegetables. Pre-order here or call 415.888.2406.


A Passover celebration meal, hot cross buns, strawberry cupcakes and other delights for Easter are available in addition to a complete menu of baked goods. Full menu here.

West Marin

Sir and Star at the Olema

A special Sunday Chinese Takeout menu means asparagus fried-rice, Peking duck, char siu-style heritage pig and other delicacies fit for an international feast. Call to order: 415.663.1034.

Cowgirl Creamery

Offerings  at the Point Reyes creamery and shop include meal kits like a mac & cheese dinner or chicken dinner deluxe, cheese and provisions, non-alcoholic beverages, as well as beer and wine (full offerings listed here).  Orders can be made by calling (415) 663-9335 or stop in on Easter Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm for touchless take out.

Corte Madera/Larkspur

Farm House Local

The menu changes daily with a list of specials plus the regular takeout menu. Wednesday, April 8 is seafood paella. Pair it with spring organic asparagus soup and a side of home made biscuits with creamed spinach and chicken apple sausage gravy for an only-in-Marin springtime affair.



Menu changes daily with seasonal specials. Recent menus included merlot-braised short ribs with English peas and mashed potatoes and a spring berry cake. New menu posted daily at 1:30 p.m and on Instagram. 

San Anselmo/Fairfax


The extensive holiday menu includes hot cross buns, quiche Lorraine, classic matzo ball soup, walnut and apple haroset, herb-crusted filet of wild salmon, macaroon nests filled with jelly beans, and many other seasonal favorites. To place your order, please contact catering department at 415.454.9840.

San Rafael

Le Comptoir

Menu changes daily but currently have coq au vin, rotisserie chicken, hangar steak, roasted salmon with ratatouille, tombo tuna with roasted potatoes, petrale sole and a few salads including Little Gems with vinaigrette and an organic mixed greens salad. Call 415.454.5454 to order, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 



A special Easter menu includes a family meal of honey-baked ham, potatoes au gratin, candied carrots, rolls, and Caesar salad; holiday specials include corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and chicken dore meals, all available for take out. Please pre-order by emailing [email protected] or calling  after 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, at 415.899.1516. Pick up available Sunday starting at 3 p.m. 

Creekside Bakery

Creekside is offering a complete Easter menu of brown sugar-glazed ham, peas and carrots, Dutchess potatoes, green salad and dinner rolls. Strawberry shortcake, lemon chamomile cake and other dessert specials also available; find the complete menu <here. Please place orders by Thursday for Sunday pick up at 2:30 p.m.

For more on food in Marin:

How to Grocery Shop While Sheltering in Place

How to Safely Order Takeout Food During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Panic Baking? Delicious Recipes to Keep Your Hands (And Mind) Busy

Christina MuellerChristina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract PublishingSunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her child’s school, and supports the Marin Audubon SocietyPEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.