Spring has sprung, and Passover and Easter are right around the corner! However you celebrate the season, Lakeview East businesses have everything you need, from a traditional Seder and flourless desserts to Easter baskets and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Support local this season and celebrate new life!

Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe wants to help complete your Passover feast! Their holiday desserts are flour-less or made with matzo flour and considered suitable for Passover. Click HERE to see all their offerings for Passover!

They also have a full collection of Easter-themed treats that can be found HERE! Order today for delivery or pickup starting Wednesday, April 13th through Saturday, April 16th. Also available for Orthodox Easter, April 24th.

Kilwins | 3519 N Clark St

Kilwins has everything you need to surprise and delight your little Easter Bunny seeker on Easter morning. Fill your basket with Chocolate Easter Eggs, hand-molded Easter Bunnies, and spare Bunny Ears and Bunny Tails, because that’s what they’ll eat first! They have EVERYTHING you need for your Easter basket! Check out their full selection HERE!

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club | 3700 N. Halsted St.

Big Star – Wrigleyville | 3640 N. Clark St.

On April 16th and 17th, join Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club for Easter Brunch! They are offering 2 seatings each day (11:15 AM & 1:15 PM). The brunch is a four course prix fixe menu with bottomless pink champagne, mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys, and it features performances by Madam X. To see the full menu and purchase your tickets, click HERE!

NOTE: This is a 21+ event, and all patrons must have a valid form of ID to enter.

Big Star in Wrigleyville is hosting an Easter Brunch for the family! On Sunday, April 17, choose from one of three seatings and enjoy a Big Star-inspired spread including pancakes, horchata french toast, mixed fruit, sausage, bacon and eggs.

Kids activities include a cookie decorating station and egg decorating station.

75-minute seating’s at:

11 a.m.,12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.

For more information and tickets, click HERE!

Cuddle Bunny | 2901 N. Clark St.

Cuddle Bunny is hosting two Easter-themed events!

Saturday, April 16: Family Easter Crafts

More details to come.

Sunday, April 17: Easter Sunday! 

Stop in for a bunny interaction and the Easter bunny will be passing our treat-filled eggs to all their young visitors!

For more information, click HERE!

Foursided | 2939 Broadway, 2958 Clark

Treat yourself or a loved one to an adorable gift this Easter, and stop into Foursided! Foursided has released a new collection that has the cutest Spring-themed gifts. Take a look at their entire collection HERE, of stop into one of their two locations in Lakeview East!

Lark | 3640 N. Clark

Don’t miss out on Easter Brunch with Pixel! Enjoy bottomless mimosas from 11am-3pm and $5 Bud Light

For reservations call: 773-799-8968

El Nuevo Mexicano | 2914 N. Clark

Celebrate Easter this year with some delicious Mexican cuisine. El Nuevo Mexicano will be hosting Easter Brunch starting at 11am and going through until 9pm for dinner!

Drew’s on Halsted | 3201 N. Halsted

Drew’s on Halsted will be celebrating Easter for brunch and dinner on April 17th. During brunch there will be a classical performance from Ester Hana from 11am-2pm.

For reservations call: 773-244-9191

Attend a Service at a House of Worship

Checkout all the different Easter celebrations at our local churches!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel – 708 W. Belmont | Full Holy Week Schedule
Lakeview Lutheran Church – 835 W. Addison | Full Holy Week Schedule

Resurrection Lutheran Church – 3309 N. Seminary | Full Holy Week Schedule

Broadway United Methodist Church – 3338 N. Broadway | Full Holy Week Schedule

Lakeview Presbyterian Church – 716 W. Addison | Full Holy Week Schedule
Grace Chicago Church – 3252 N. Broadway | Full Holy Week Schedule

Chicagoland Community Church – 836 W. Aldine | Mass at 11AM

Passover Specials

Chabad East Lakeview | 615 W Wellington

Join Chabad East Lakeview for an inspirational Passover Seder and experience the deeper meaning of Passover in a warm and motivational environment, complete with a delicious catered traditional Seder dinner, insights, singing, four cups of wine, and Matzah galore! Whether you are a seder veteran or a curious explorer, the Chabad seder offers a stimulating and satisfying experience.

First Seder Night: Friday, April 15
Appetizer & Candle Lighting: 7:00 pm
Seder begins at 7:45 PM

Second Seder Night: Saturday, April 16

Seder begins at 8:45 PM

For more details and tickets, click HERE!

The Bagel | 3107 N. Broadway

For Passover (April 15 – April 23), The Bagel Restaurant and Deli is rolling out a traditional Passover dinner menu. For $39, dine-in patrons can enjoy an array of traditional Jewish cuisine. From classic dishes like Gefilte Fish and Matzoh Ball soup, and more intricate dishes like their savory over-roasted brisket or Lake Superior White fish, you’re sure to have an incredible meal with The Bagel.

Temple Sholom | 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive

Temple Shalom will be hosting various events throughout the week of Passover.

To register for each event and for more information click HERE

Makom Shalom | 3338 N. Broadway

On Friday April 22nd, at 6:30pm Makom Shalom will host a community cedar. This is the last night of Passover and will include a pot-luck dinner.

RSVP to chicagomakom@gmail.com

Anshe Emet Synagogue | 3751 N. Broadway

Celebrate Passover with YAD! Join us in making your own matzah pizza and kosher for Passover wine and cider!

April 19th, 7:30pm

$5 for YAD members until April 14th

$10 for non-members until April 14th

$15 after April 14th or at the door

all ingredients will be provided

Register HERE

Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel | 540 W. Melrose

Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel will be hosting a community seder on the second night of Passover 4/16. For all full schedule of events going on throughout the week of Passover click HERE

The Graystone Tavern | 3441 N. Sheffield

Break passover with ChiTribe and Mahtzee on April 24th from 3-5pm at Graystone Tavern. Join us for a Sunday Funday on April 24th from 3-5pm to connect with friends, bite into some not-so-kosher for Passover foods, sip on some hops, and connect. Your ticket price includes access to the event, a bag of Mahtzee, drink specials, and some famous Graystone bites.

Break the fast by purchasing tickets HERE