Your Guide To Easter Brunch, Events, & Candy Shops
Easter Sunday is just around the corner (of the bunny trail), and with it comes endless chocolate, epic egg hunts, and hearty brunches. Here's your guide to April 5 eats, sweets, and the best candy hunt in town.
4 Easter Sunday Brunches
Of course, you can opt for your go-to brunch spot on Easter Sunday—scope the best 8 brunches in town—but below are four kitchens hopping the extra mile for the holiday.
SeaLegs Wine Bar // On top of their usual scrumptious Sunday brunch menu, SeaLegs Wine Bar plates a full Easter brunch lineup from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including...wait for it...BOTTOMLESS CHAMPAGNE. Try the seared scallops with citrus beet risotto, goat cheese, tarragon, micro arugula, and orange beurre blanc, then end with the lavender basil layer lemon cake. Prices range from $10-$35. Tap the flier above for the full menu. For reservations, call 714-536-5700.
SeaLegs Wine Bar // 21022 Beach Boulevard, #105 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa // Easter is in full force at the Hyatt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with not only an indulgent buffet-style "Food Hall," but also appearances by the Easter Bunny (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), Easter egg hunts (11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.), balloon artists (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), and a jazz trio (10 a.m.-3 p.m.). Taking over the Lighthouse Courtyard and Huntington Ballroom, the special brunch serves up eats at seven different stations: Corner Deli, Sea and River, Rise and Shine Lane, Butchers Block, Side Street, Wok and Roll, and Kiddy Corner. Charcuterie boards of cured and smoked meats paired with artisanal cheeses, crab cakes hot off the griddle, and roasted spring asparagus with toasted pine nuts, lemon, and fresh herbs are just a small sampling of the expansive menu. Pricing: $85 adults, $75 seniors (65+), $28 kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under. For reservations, call 714-845-4627. View the full menu here.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa // 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Shades Restaurant & Bar // Located inside The Waterfront Beach Resort, Shades hosts an Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring live entertainment, free flowing champagne, a Bloody Mary bar, and visits by the Easter Bunny. Plated among the yums are artisanal cheeses, crab and corn chowder, hearty breads, and other starters; Alaskan crab legs, oysters on the half shell, stuffed Atlantic salmon, and more sea fare; roasted prime rib, stuffed chicken breast, buttermilk whipped potatoes, and then some at the carving board; plus breakfast items and desserts. Pricing: $72 adults, $18 children. For reservations, call 714-845-8000, extension 2210. Tap the flier above for the full menu.
Shades Restaurant & Bar // 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Old World German Restaurant // Offering the most affordable Easter brunch buffet in town, Old World keeps with its holiday brunch tradition via its "Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heaping with meats, potatoes, cheeses, fruits, and salads, the smorgasbord promises deviled eggs—an Easter eats essential—and unlimited bubbly—arguably another holiday must. Pricing: $24.95 adults, $22.95 seniors, $10.95 kids 6-12, $6.95 kids 3-5, free for kids 3 and under. For reservations, tap here or call 714-895-8020. More details here.
Old World German Restaurant // 7561 Center Avenue, #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Featured Easter Event
"Easter egg hunts and face painting never grow old, no matter how old you grow. The City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department and the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach understand this nugget of nostalgia and are hosting an action-packed day honoring Easter and candy on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex.
Roughly 2,500 pounds of sweets will be hidden throughout the hunt area. The free candy hunt kicks off at 9 a.m. and is organized into eight different age groups, including a special first slot for children with disabilities. For little ones who prefer a healthier alternative, sugary treats can be traded for healthy snacks, like pre-packaged sliced apples or bags of baby carrots, courtesy of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.
The good times continue to roll throughout the day with face painting, live music, games, refreshments, fire department and community services displays, more than 50 local businesses demonstrating their wares, and of course, photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Nearly 8,000 residents attended the 2014 hunt, so expect an impressive turnout."
We'll Take You To The Candy Shop (For Real Though)
Old World // The Euro Market stocks imported Easter candy. A must-try! Location: 7561 Center Avenue, #49a, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.
See's Candies // The mother of all candy counters, See's offers the sweetest Easter candy eggs, bunnies, jelly beans, baskets and other sugary nuggets. Location: Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory // With two locations in Huntington Beach, RMCF hops into the season with special "spring sweets," like boxes of chocolate and an 8-ounce white chocolate bunny—plus the usual assortment of treats. Locations: Downtown, 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Helen Grace Chocolates // This 70-year-old chocolate purveyor is fully stocked for Easter with bunnies, eggs, baskets, and even chocolate-covered Rice Krispies eggs. It leans on the pricier side, but the price is right for fresh, unique flavors. Location: 5886 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.
Sprouts // While you can pick up candies at any grocery store or market in town, we tip our hats to Sprouts for their unbeatable bulk candy collection. Scoop pastel-colored sweets or the usual chocolate-covered everything. Locations: Warner & Springdale, 6942 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647; Adams & Brookhurst, 9861 Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.