There is nothing more frustrating than preparing to make a big meal only to have to make a return trip to Publix because a rogue lemon rolled onto the ground while you were distracted by the National Enquirer in the checkout line. That’s one of the many good things about the DIY meal kits that restaurants have started adding to their takeout menus. These places are taking care of all the annoying prep work and set you up for home cooking success with things like DIY pizza kits, tacos, and kebabs that make cooking at home a lot more fun and easy than it’s ever been.
Taquiza is offering a few deals you can finish cooking at home - like their taco toppings by the pound, which come vacuum-packed so you can freeze or tear open and start cooking. They’re also selling blue masa dough in case you want to try to make your own tortillas or recreate their totopos. Order online.
Brickell’s Stanzione 87 is selling DIY pizza kits right now that come with everything you need to make a pizza at home, which you’ve probably already tried (and failed) to do several times in the era of social distancing. If you’re still scared of getting flour all over the place, they’re also selling frozen pizzas. Place an order through their website.
Ironside Pizza also has pizza kits you can make yourself. They cost $10 and come with dough, sauce, mozzarella, basil, flour, and toppings at an additional charge. We tried one out and ours came out great in a cast iron skillet and a 500 degree oven for about 14 minutes. Give them a call at (305) 531-5055 to order or order online.
Coral Gables’ Eating House is doing DIY pasta kits you can make at home. They’re good if you’re trying to feed more than one person (or just want leftovers). They come with pasta, your sauce of choice, mixed greens, extra cheese, and “dirt cups” for dessert. You can place a takeout order online or call them at (305) 448-6524.