Elevate Your Easter With Local
Chocolate, treats, and delicious meals – these are all things that come to mind when we think of Easter. The holiday is quickly approaching and we’re giving you everything you need to elevate your Easter with locally-inspired goodies.
This Easter, fill your baskets with local! Our Nova Scotia chocolatiers and chocolate makers produce delicious and decadent chocolate that’s both kid and adult approved!
Chapel Cove Chocolate launched their website and online store just in time for Easter! From personalized chocolate eggs to various chocolate bunnies, it’s now easier than ever to fill those baskets with local goodness – no eggs-cuses!
Petite Patrie Chocolate has an extended range of unique flavoured bean to bar chocolate. Choose from 90 per cent dark chocolate, dairy and sugar free coconut milk chocolate, roasted white chocolate with candy cap mushroom, and more!
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op chocolate bars are readily available at retailers across the province and make for a delicious Easter treat. Dark, milk, white, or mint – the choice is yours! They also have a selection of Easter chocolates available on-site.
Originally from France, Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie owners Jean-Pierre Gallois and Yseult Bertic have over 25 years of experience as professional chocolatiers. Enjoy their beautifully crafted Easter bunnies, eggs, and treats from their new location at 1249 Cole Harbour Rd, Dartmouth or until April 1st at their seaport market location.
Not a chocolate person? Not a problem. There’s plenty of local treats available to satisfy your Easter sweet-tooth.
Boulangerie La Vendeennee offers a variety of artisanal pastries made with quality organic ingredients. Visit them in-person or during your next Farmers’ Market trip, while you’re at it, grab some fresh baked bread to pair with Easter dinner!
Mrs. MacGregor’s Shortbreads has a melt-in-your-mouth flavour for everyone in the family. With Canadian Maple, Lemon Poppy Seed, Chocolate, and many more – put a bag of these out during your family get-together and we guarantee there won’t be any leftover!
Sable Shortbread has made use of fresh spring flavours in their Easter shortbread collection! Overwhelmed by your options? They’ve got a solution! The Easter Sampler Box includes a variety of treats for the whole family to enjoy.
Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet makes Easter shopping easy for those with gluten sensitivities. Brownies, cakes, donuts, and cookies, you name it – they offer a wide variety of delicious options that are gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, peanut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and sugar-reduced.
The Cake Lady specializes in authentic German baking that will leave you craving more! Her Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is the perfect Easter dessert option.
Delectable Desserts provide high quality, professionally made, and beautifully decorated desserts using locally-sourced ingredients. Looking for a quick and indulgent Easter breakfast while the kids are egg hunting? Order a selection of breakfast treats – including muffins, scones, and breakfast cookies!
Are you in charge of Easter dinner this year? We’re here to help! Everyone knows ham is an Easter staple, this year, impress your dinner guests with Apple, Maple and Mustard Caramelized Ham, it’s easier to make than it sounds! For side dishes, try this Roasted Carrot Salad along with Savoury Dill and Garlic potatoes.
Finish off your meal with this mouth-watering Maple Bundt Cake. The best part of these dishes is that they make use of in-season Nova Scotia produce (and maple syrup!) in the most delicious way possible.
Don’t worry adults – we didn’t forget about the drinks! This Pressure Drop Cocktail looks like Easter in a glass and tastes even better! You can also visit our Get Your Hands on Local page to source your favourite local wine, beer, spirits, cider, or mead.
Easter Dinner To-Go
Not confident in the kitchen? Dreading the pre-holiday grocery store lineups? Kitchen Door has you covered with their Easter Dinner To-Go! Simply order, receive, heat and serve a delicious customizable Easter Dinner! This is a great option for hosts who don’t want to spend their holiday in the kitchen. Visit their website to view the menu and order yours!
If you’re looking to dine-in or order takeout for Easter dinner, make sure you check out our Get Your Hands on Local page!