Easter in the Glebe: Everything you need for the perfect long weekend
If you’re looking at the calendar and just now realizing that Easter weekend is upon us, it’s probably a good idea to call your local butcher or grocer and get that ham or lamb ordered for the big day.
While COVID-19 may have hampered our typically giant family feasts, the Easter Bunny is not taking the day off and kids can expect chocolate bunnies, eggs and other gifts to be found around the house or backyard this Sunday.
And if you’re looking for extra goodies to add to the haul your kids get from their egg hunt, we’ve got a list of places for you to get small gifts, treats, sweets and all the fixings for a perfect Easter dinner.
Make it a special Easter this year and let our merchants in the Glebe help.
If you’re looking to cook the perfect ham, lamb or even goat, The Glebe Meat Market is your first stop. Take your pick of the finest cuts that owner Stefane Sauve slices up and make Easter dinner a wow moment for everyone in your family. Sauve and his knowledgeable staff will even help you with cooking tips, seasoning ideas and side options. Call them today and book your holiday ham.
McKeen Metro Glebe is your friendly neighbourhood one-stop grocery shop that will have you in and out with everything you need for the perfect Easter dinner. From meats to fresh veggies and treats galore. Plus, the local grocery store is holding an Online Only Easter Sale until April 3, where you can pick up ingredients for meals, candies, chocolate and more. Check out Easter Sale here.
If you’re looking to impress family with a range of flavours, head to Whole Foods Market and browse through their extensive selection of organic goods. Whether you’re looking to decorate a magnificent charcuterie board or cook up a full Easter dinner, Whole Foods will have everything you need. Shop in-store or order online and either have your groceries delivered or pick up in store.
If you want to kick your cheese board up a notch, a trip to Il Negozio Nicastro is a must. The Italian fine cheese shop and deli is stocked with everything you need for a traditional Easter weekend. Sliced deli meats, fine cheeses, olives and everything in between. Stop in their Bank Street shop today and get ready for the Easter Bunny.
Whatever you need to make this weekend special for your family can be found at Loblaws. Whether your cooking up a feast or painting eggs with the kids, Loblaws will have everything and more. The store offers online shopping and no-contact delivery as well as in-store shopping for all your needs.
IN THE KITCHEN
Now that you’ve got your meal all planned out, you’ll need some fresh tools to cook with and JD Adam is the place you’ll want to be browsing. A set of new dinnerware perhaps? Some new cookware or place mats? The Bank Street kitchen shop is like a candy store for those who love the kitchen. You’ll find way more than you’re looking for. Visit them online or in-store today.
If you need a new blade or need your current one sharpened, it’s time to visit Knifewear. The Bank Street knife shop specializes of high-quality, handcrafted Japanes blades that slice and dice like you’ve never seen before. Make Easter dinner a breeze with a new Fujimoto of Masakage knife. Knifewear is also open for knife sharpening. Give them a call or stop in to say hello.
SWEETS & TREATS
Easter wouldn’t be the same without some sweet dessert – even after the kids have devoured all of the chocolate eggs they found in the backyard. Second Avenue Sweets will bake up some goodies for the special day. Either stop by and see what they have on hand, or order a cake online – everything from French Chocolate Cake to Carrot Cake. Please allow 24 hours for online orders.
Bring home a box of Cinnaholic’s favourite Cinnamon Rolls and everyone will think you’re the easter bunny. The shop is open all weekend for all your cinnamon cravings. Can’t decide on their 20-plus flavours? Order a Baker’s Box, or their 10” Cookie Cake. Order online or pick up in-store.
If you’re looking for an amazing dessert, look no further than Middle Eastern bakery La Brioche, who bakes arguably the finest baclava in the region. The bakery does custom cakes – everything from Tiramisu to Maamoul and everything in between. Visit them in-store or online or call ahead to pick your order up just in time for Easter.
If you’re looking for something a bit different this Easter, head to Ichiban Bakery and take home some of their famous Japanese Cream Cheese Buns. The Bank Street bakery and café has a tasty list of treats that will fill all the sweet teeth in your household. Order online today.
GIFTS & GOODIES
If you’re looking to inject some fun into Easter this year, a stop at The Papery is an absolute must. The quaint, cute stationary shop has it all. Egg panting kids, puzzles, games, plus a wide range of stationary supplies and holiday cards. Visit them online or in-store and make it a fun weekend with The Papery.
Winner’s is your one-stop shop for clothing, goodies, gifts, kitchenware, footwear and everything in between. You’ll certainly find something special for your loved ones among the racks and shelves at the Lansdowne shop. Visit them online or in-store today.
There are loads of other stores to shop at in the Glebe. Check out our shopping directory here and support our local merchants.