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Shop Newton for Easter & Passover 

Antoine's Pastry Shop

Easter Desserts & Italian Easter Specialties

For the past 70 years Antoine’s Pastry Shop in Nonantum has provided Newton with scratch-made baked goods like cannoli, Italian rum cakes, tiramisu, eclairs, custom cakes, and more. For holidays like Easter, Antoine’s goes all out, as it turns out egg-shaped cakes, “woven” Easter basket cakes, gingerbread bunny cookies, decorated cupcakes, Italian Easter bread with colorful dyed eggs—and that’s just for starters. It’s the only local bakery we know of with Pizzagaina—a savory Easter pie stuffed with Italian meats and cheeses and Zeppole right up until Easter. Open Mon-Sat: 7-6; Sun: 7-3. 317 Watertown Street.

SALT Patisserie

Easter & Passover Desserts

Since SALT Patisserie opened last year, Newton has been indulging in world-class baked goods and chocolates, worthy of, well, their own series on Netflix. For Easter & Passover, Chef Thiago Silva is once again pulling out all the stops with desserts that will make you a hero at any Passover Seder or Easter Dinner--whether it’s a coconut cake with passion fruit curd and fresh mango, a flourless chocolate cake, or a grand raspberry macaron. Pre-orders accepted through April 2nd. Oh, and Chef Silva may be best known for his chocolate-making skills, offering next-level Easter chocolates and bonbons. Order in advance for star-quality Easter baskets.

Market Tiamo

Easter, Italian-Style & March 30 Holiday Tasting

Market-Tiamo, the Italian market in Newton Centre, is bursting with Italian sweets, treats and specialties for Easter. Of course there are Italian chocolates, festive wrapped chocolate eggs in all sizes, and an eye-popping assortment of Colomba—traditional Italian Easter Cakes in flavors and varieties only carried locally by Market-Tiamo. For hosts, the market’s stunning charcuterie boards of Italian cold cuts, cheeses, and olives, are sure to be a hit. Add a bottle or two of wine, and you’re all set. And if you’re not quite sure what to order, head to the market’s holiday tasting on Saturday, March 30th. There you’ll be able to sample your way through the market, and hand pick all of your favorite foods and wine. Tasting is from 12-3. Address: 36 Langley Road. Hours are Mon-Sat: 10-7:30 and Sun: 10-4.


Easter Candy

This Newton Highlands' sweet shop is a destination spot for candy lovers, and for Easter & Passover it's always a crowd pleaser. One of their biggest sellers this time of year? Passover plague candy bags--it's a sure way to keep kids of all ages engaged during the seder. Pick up everything you need for a colorful Easter basket (including a great selection of baskets, too!)


French Macarons for Easter & Passover

Colorful WOOPS! macarons look like they were made for spring holidays. Perfect for bringing to an Easter or Passover dinner (they're unleavened). Macarons are available in different size boxes to either add to the dessert table for a crowd or tuck away into Easter baskets.

Lynne's Vintique

Giant Fortune Cookies

They're back! These over-the-top, dipped and decorated Easter-themed fortune cookies have become somewhat of a tradition in Newton. Perfect for filling up easter baskets, decorating the table and making egg hunts eggstra special. $12. Limited quantity available. Order now and pick up at Echo Bridge Mall in Upper Falls.

The Walnut Market

Specialty Chocolates & Foods for Easter

The Walnut Market offers a treasure trove of chocolates for creating eclectic Easter baskets with an international flair. A huge selection of Cadbury & Kinder bunnies, eggs, and bars are sure to delight kids of all ages. For holiday hostess gifts, you can pick from a broad mix of foods that are in demand by locavores, as well as products with strong followings from other countries and regions of the US. Oh, and there’s wine and craft beer, too. Even better? Market owner Matt offers a 5% discount to shoppers who patronize any other store in Newton Highlands!

The Dining Car


The Dining Car's Passover Seder-To-Go, has us rethinking our Seder plans--and you may want to rethink yours too. Order their entire Passover feast, or pick and choose select items. From matzoh ball soup, to brisket, haroset, chopped liver, gefilte fish (scratch made—not the flubbery jarred kind), and mashed potatoes. For dessert there’s a Bette Noir flourless chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache and raspberry coulis. (Sound familiar? This is the stellar offering that sold out over Valentine’s Day). And, of course, there are coconut macaroons and chocolate-coated matzoh, too. The only catch: Passover orders must be placed online by Monday, April 3.

Derby Farm Flowers

Floral Centerpieces, Easter Gifts & Decor

Newton Centre florist, Derby Farm Flowers, is the only shop we know of where you can pick up exquisite, fresh floral arrangements for your Easter table, along with houseplants, hostess gifts, Easter basket stuffers, greeting cards, spring home accents, and table decor. Their flower arrangements--which have made it onto the pages of Vogue—have a devoted following for their elegant farmhouse feel. And for lovers of gardens, nature, and the outdoors, Derby Farm is a must-visit destination, stocked with thoughtfully curated botanical themed gifts, garden décor, and inspired-by-nature home accessories. Place order for pick up or delivery. Open Mon: 10-2; Tues-Sat: 10-5 and closed Sunday. 1280 Centre Street.

Greentail Table

One-stop Easter Shopping

Greentail Table, a Best of Boston Winner for Best Entertaining Essentials, makes shopping for Easter—or any holiday—a breeze. Looking for Easter basket stuffers? Holiday table decor? Home accents with an Easter theme? Hostess gifts? You’ll find it all at Greentail Table—a one-stop resource filled with thoughtfully curated merchandise at modest prices. From wind-up hopping bunnies and fuzzy chicks, to local chocolates, color-in egg-shaped placemats, table linens, taper candles in a rainbow of colors, glassware, serveware, and more. Greentail Table always has new merchandise for holidays and is stocked with everyday items for creating joyful spaces for spending time with family, friends, and entertaining at home. Shop Greentail Table in-person or online with the option to pick up in store at your convenience. The shop also ships gifts nationwide. Open Mon-Thurs: 10 AM-6 PM and Sat: 10 AM-5 PM. 343 Watertown Street, Newton.

Fulfilled Goods

Sustainable Goods & Gifts

Our dream Easter basket would come from Fulfilled Goods, and be stocked with all of the sweet, sustainable products that just make us happy: a string shopping bag, lip balm, bright Swedish dish cloths, a leaf razor, and that's just for starters.... For more traditional Easter basket stuffers, owner Shara Ertel has super-cute Dino-egg crayons, a natural egg dying kit, and a two for one sale on Tony's fair trade Chocolonely bars.

And Soaps

Artisan Soaps & Candles

And Soaps’ gorgeous hand-crafted small batch soaps & candles are perfect for Easter baskets and hostess gifts. West Newton resident and RISD grad Meiera Stern uses her art background to craft soap and candle masterpieces, using the highest quality ingredients available. Her soaps change with the seasons, and for spring they’re bright and fresh, each one a little work of art. This environmentally-friendly business takes sustainability seriously--steering clear of plastics and petroleum by-products. 10% off site wide with code: NewtonSpringSoaps. Shipping available; easy pick up in West Newton or local delivery.


Easter Chocolates

You can smell the heavenly scent of chocolate just passing by cacao, a dreamy chocolate, nut and dried fruit shop in the village of Newton Highlands. Opening at the beginning of the pandemic by Leo Baez, an emigrant from the Dominican Republican, Cacao sets the bar high for premium chocolate. They're stocked with Easter chocolates for filling up baskets or to bring as hostess gifts. From bonbons, to egg-shaped bars studded with nuts and dried fruit, to oversized baskets filled with an assortment of goodies. Gifts from Cacao are all beautifully packaged and ready for gift-giving.


Easter & Passover Desserts

Bettina's Bakery in Upper Falls is ready to fill your Easter & Passover orders with the cutest decorated bunny sugar cookies in Newton, flourless chocolate cakes, macaroons (dipped in chocolate, of course) & more! Order in advance with easy pick up in Newton Upper Falls. Call (617) 206-2001 to order or stop in. Click website link for Bettina's Easter & Passover menu.

The Cork & Board

Specialty Foods & Fine Kosher Wines

A one-stop shopping destination for foodies, The Cork & Board has a vast selection of specialty foods for charcuterie boards, along with fine wine, craft beer, and gifts. For Easter there are all sorts of chocolate goodies and fun gifts for stuffing baskets. And if you don’t feel like creating your own basket, they have some already made up for Easter and Passover. Without a doubt, The Cork & Board should be your first stop for fine Kosher wines for Passover, too. Stop in to talk to the owner, Ryan, and he’ll steer you toward the perfect Kosher wine to balance off brisket.

Just Next Door

Easter Basket Stuffers

Looking for that perfect card, small gift, toy, or Easter decoration? Just Next Door in Auburndale is known for its huge selection of cards and having just the right gift or pick-me-up present for all occasions. Whether it's a cuddly bunny, wooly lamb, chocolate bunnies, or Easter basket stuffers, you can pick it up here!

The Paper Mouse

Easter Basket Stuffers

The Paper Mouse, one of Newton's most magical shops, is stocked with new, original Easter cards, unusual gifts, and local chocolate for filling Easter baskets with thoughtful, creative gifts. This year it once again has the very fun and cool Eggling mini planter. Just crack the top and grow the enclosed seeds--a perfect gift for spring!

Beth's Chocolate

Easter Chocolates

Did you know there’s an international award-winning chocolatier based in Newton? Beth’s Chocolate of Newton Highlands is a city treasure, and she is stocked with chocolates for Easter. Featuring bunnies, eggs, & this year, chocolate-dipped toffee! Easy pick up in Newton Highlands.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Festive Cakes for Easter

A cake with bunny ears? Yep, Nothing Bundt Cakes are fun and moderately priced additions to holiday celebrations. This Needham Street bakery has perfected the art of making bundt cakes—their light and moist cakes come in a variety of sizes and flavors, like lemon, carrot, red velvet, and white chocolate raspberry. All are drizzled with their signature, not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting. Larger cakes make entertaining a crowd easy, while smaller, individually packaged bundtlets are perfect for Easter baskets and egg hunts. 170 Needham Street, Newton, with easy parking. Hours are Mon-Sat: 10-6 and Sun: 9-3

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