Get us in your inbox

Search
The Alley at the Betsy - salad
Photograph: Courtesy the Alley at the Betsy

Buy these DIY meal kits and cook your favorite Miami restaurant meal at home

By
Virginia Gil
Advertising

With everything under the sun now available streaming online (Movies! Workouts! Museum tours!), it’s actually pretty hard to be bored at home. But there will come a time when you’ll get tired of cooking meals from scratch and delivery won’t be as exciting as it was when your busy social life forced you to order in.

There’s a perfect in-between now: the restaurant meal kit. Like a localized, noncommittal version of Blue Apron, these ready-to-go boxes from top Miami restaurants come with everything you need to whip up a tasty meal at home. Not as laborious as cooking and more fulfilling than takeout, these DIY kits will feed you and keep you entertained.

Fooq’s

Dubbed the Bazaar, Fooq’s special menu of items you finish off at home ranges from a portion of simple pasta and sauce to kebabs ready to throw on the grill to shareable sides like the Brussels sprouts that are ready to be baked or fried. If you’re the type who likes to entertain or have a big family to feed, this will satisfy the urge to throw a party and feed your squad at the same time. Orders can be placed online and picked up at the restaurant.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Fooq's Miami (@fooqsmiami) on

Jaguar Sun

The delightful Downtown bar with the bomb.com pasta is letting you make two of its most popular dishes at home: the bucatini and the rigatoni. Each kit includes the necessary ingredients to make two servings (but you can double or triple depending on the number of people you’re feeding), from the dried pasta and the sausage (if it’s the rigatoni) to the dry-aged parm to the peppercorns (if it’s the bucatini). Make it a party with one of Jaguar Sun’s tasty cocktails to-go. Only pickup is available and orders can be placed online or over the phone (786-860-2422).

The Alley

Get a takeaway pasta kit you can customize. Pick your pasta (mafaldine or spaghetti), sauce (tomato or alfredo) and cheese (Pecorino or Parmesan), then add sides (a la carte) like salads and cake that’s wrapped to-go. Cleaned out your wine stash at home? Bottles of wine are available for 50 percent off. (Serves 4, $42)

Chug’s

These meal kits range from simple soups to full-on roasted chicken and grilled steak dinners. Meals are portioned and priced per person, ranging from $8 to $22 for the real hearty stuff. Orders can be placed over the phone (786-534-8722) and picked up at the restaurant.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Chug’s, A Cuban Diner (@chugsdiner) on

Eating House

We seemingly can’t stop singing this kit’s praises (we’ve featured it here and here), and we think you will too once you see what’s inside—fresh pasta, Italian sauces made from scratch and easy-to-follow instructions to nail your favorite Eating House dish. And because you can’t go to Giorgio Rapicavoli’s restaurant without ordering dessert, this meal includes mini dirt cups. (Serves 4, $40–$50)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Eating House Miami (@eating_house) on

Stanzione

Sadly, many of us are outside of Stanzione’s delivery zone and driving to pick it up usually means getting home with cold pizza. The solution? Stanzione’s DIY kits, which bring all of the ingredients you need to bake one of the Brickell pizzeria’s famous pies at home. They also have a full list of natural wines to-go that pair exceptionally well with fresh-baked pizza. ($12–$17)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Stanzione 87 (@stanzione87) on

Macchialina

There’s always a crazy long wait at chef Michael Pirolo’s South Beach restaurant, but not when you’re cooking the pasta yourself. Take home one of his DIY kits and make his famous pappardelle bolognese, pomodoro and other signatures yourself. Each one comes with enough pasta, cheese and sauce for two, plus instructions because, well, you’ll need them. (Serves 2, $28–$32)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Macchialina (@macchialina) on

Mi’talia

The South Miami restaurant satisfies your cravings for homemade Italian cooking with a take-and-bake lasagna you finish at home. Get a half-tray’s worth of lasagna, a garden salad, your choice of four waters or four soft drinks and a bottle of white or red wine to go. Orders can be placed over the phone (305-885-4008) and picked up at the restaurant.

Flight Lounge

Flight Lounge’s picnic survival kits are great for people with yards who just want a reason to veg outdoors. They’re also great for couples who desperately need a date night that doesn’t include sitting on the couch and watching for hours of Tiger King together. Kits are available for two people ($55) and for four ($95) and include everything you need to have a proper picnic like wine, snacks and dessert.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Flight Wine Lounge (@flightwinelounge) on

347 Grille

Treat your quarantined fam to a cookout, Shula’s style, with the restaurant’s barbecue kit to-go. It includes everything you need to make top-notch burgers for four (patties, brioche buns, toppings) and four baked potatoes with all the trimmings. ($45)

Los Ranchos

There’s no better way to beat the quarantine blues than by getting outside and grilling. Los Ranchos grill kits include two steaks and eight ounces of garlicky chimichurri sauce for drizzling. Choose from baby churrascos ($14.99) and regular churrascos ($20.99) and even larger, should your meal for two turn into a bigger party.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Los Ranchos Steakhouse 🔥🐮🍷 (@losranchossteak) on

A Brooklyn Pizza

You can never have enough pizza, right? Make yours just the way you like it with a DIY kit from A Brooklyn Pizza, featuring options for plain cheese ($12) and pepperoni ($13.50). Pies can be ordered for curbside pick-up or delivery.

Casa Sensei

Make your ideal Asian meal at home, from fried rice to pad Thai to sesame chicken with Casa Sensei’s DIY kits. Each one comes with detailed instructions and ingredients. Orders can be placed over the phone (954-994-1416) and picked up at the restaurant.

Mastro’s Fort Lauderdale

Date night? Birthday celebration? Whatever occasions you’re celebrating at home, make it extra special with steak kits to-go, featuring a variety of filets, Ceasar salads and your choice of sides, plus dessert, of course. Dinners feed two to four people and range in price from $75 to $220.  

Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.

Latest news

    Advertising