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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Tick Tock Chocolates

Fine, local, handmade chocolates, delivered

Oh. My. Goodness. Newton households are in for a real treat this Easter as local artisan chocolatier, Tick Tock Chocolates, is offering FREE doorstep delivery of their top quality yet moderately priced hand-made chocolates to Newton. You may have seen their chocolates featured in Edible Boston magazine, or bought them at the Cold Spring Park Farmers’ Market. They use the highest quality chocolate and ingredients, relying on local sources when possible. There are marshmallow-filled chocolate bunnies in a rainbow of colors, caramel-filled chocolate bunnies in milk or dark chocolate, sunny yellow peanut butter chickies—and more. Or, create your own box of assorted chocolates to fill Easter baskets—just email for an updated list of current flavors. Tick Tock also has giant smashable Easter eggs filled with their handmade Easter candies, for in-store purchase only in Belmont. Place orders by March 27 for doorstep delivery by March 30.

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