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Easter Brunch, Straight from the Farm


As devoted to Sunday brunch as they are to local food, Philadelphia chefs are preparing spring’s best on April 24th. The White Dog Café restaurants in both University City (3420 Sansom Street) and Wayne (200 W. Lancaster Ave) are serving brunch 10:30am -2:30pm on Easter morning. Their a la carte menu offers dishes from New Jersey’s Barnegat coast to rural Lancaster County, and all the farms in between.

Before you throw on Easter’s best (the dress or the vest), enjoy simple, homemade American food at Farmicia in a relaxed setting. Brunch is served 10:00am -3:00pm. 15 S. 3rd Street

At Noble, An American Cookery, the traditional eggs and carbs are not an option. At 11:00 am, chefs will whip together something special with the morning’s freshest ingredients, maybe crepes stuffed with just-picked fruits, or eggs benedict with the region’s ham, fish, or vegetables. 2025 Sansom Street

At Supper, ingredients from nearby farms are supplied daily. Chefs do not yet know what produce Easter morning will bring, only that each dish is crafted the farm’s most savory ingredients. Sunday’s brunch might range from the red velvet waffles with sweet cream cheese mousse and bourbon cherries, to frittatas with caramelized onions, mushrooms, or asparagus. Supper’s brunch is served 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 926 South Street

Sabrina’s Café invites guests to walk right on in (no reservations, please) between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays. Guests will be greeted with an organic, vegetarian-friendly breakfast, which varies depending on the chef’s pick of local ingredients. There are two restaurant locations, one at the Italian Market (910 Christian Street) and one by the Art Museum (1804 Callowhill) Street.

Rx welcomes spring with free range local eggs, Pennsylvania Dutch wildflower honey and apple butter, Metropolitan fresh baked bread, Pequea Valley milk and yogurt, and La Colombe Coffee. They welcome you to join this local bunch of goodness too. Brunch is served 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and reservations are suggested. 4443 Spruce Street

Guests indulging in Easter brunch at the City Tap House will be invited onto the balcony where their plates will be filled with homemade pancakes, fresh fruit, and Lancaster eggs prepared in every variety, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3925 Walnut Street

The spring season brings a fresh a la carte menu to Square 1682. In the hotel restaurant, a brunch buffet will take place 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a flat price of $50. Easter specials include roasted lamb and root vegetables, grilled salmon, vegetable lasagna, goat cheese frittata, fresh fruits, and artisanal cheeses. 121 S. 17th Street

At Fork Restaurant springtime dishes are consciously prepared to utilize produce with the most robust flavor. The menu is revised daily to make use of local ingredients (This isn’t special treatment for the Easter holiday. This is how Philly Chefs demonstrate thier every day love for cooking and eating local). 306 Market Street