Boston’s Best Restaurant Meal Kits During Quarantine
Boston’s Best Takeout and Delivery During the Coronavirus Shutdown
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We’ve already compiled a list of our favorite spots that continue to offer takeout or delivery during the state-mandated closure—but some local restaurants are making it easier for you to cook at home, too. The venues below are selling meal kits for pick-up and/or delivery, from make-your-own-pizza kits, to fresh pasta and sauces, to boxes filled with pierogi and kielbasa.
Last updated 5/5/20
Bow Market’s premier empanada supplier is delivering “Buenas Self-Care Kits” that come with either frozen ready-made empanadas or frozen dough discs that you can stuff and fold at home. You can also add half-pints of chimichurri or pebre (a Chilean salsa) to your kit. Order online.
Fox & the Knife
Fox & the Knife continues to serve a limited menu of favorite entrees to-go nightly, but from 12 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday they’re also selling freshly made pastas (such as campanelle and bucatini), sauces (including amatriciana and Bolognese), and snacky sides (like house-made ricotta and prosciutto with mortadella) to enjoy at home. Place your order by calling the restaurant.
Jaju Pierogi, another Bow Market favorite, is delivering “Polish Meal Kits” that can be ordered online. The kits include at least two dozen frozen pierogi and a pound of smoked kielbasa (with the option to add dozens more), plus sour cream, sauerkraut, mustard, and horseradish. Check the link above for delivery times and locations. Due to high demand, you might have to give about a week’s notice—but the good news is that Jaju will be delivering kits far and wide, from Portland, Maine, to Western Mass.
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant; Capo
South Boston sister restaurants Lincoln and Capo are offering takeout and delivery through Caviar daily. (Lincoln is open from 12 to 8 p.m.; Capo is open from 3 to 9 p.m.) In addition to ready-made offerings, both are also selling “DIY Pizza Kits” that come with two balls of pizza dough, sauce, a mix of three cheeses, pepperoni, basil, and flour.
If you’ve been pining for a Double Awesome (Mei Mei’s famous breakfast sandwich in a scallion pancake) while in quarantine, you’re in luck: Mei Mei is selling “The Double Awesome Meal Kit” that includes everything you need to make five servings at home. Order in advance via Toast to pick up between 3 and 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.
Monument Restaurant & Tavern
Charlestown’s Monument & Tavern is delivering “Make Your Own Pizza Kits” through Caviar. Select from plain cheese, margherita, or pepperoni to customize your homemade ‘za.
Perillas is selling serves-four “Bibimbap Meal Kits” that can be pre-ordered online and delivered for free throughout the Greater Boston area. Each starts with a base of white rice with vegetable toppings, including kimchi cucumbers, carrots, and red radish; plus sauces like gochujang or aioli; and your choice of bulgogi beef or baked tofu, with soft-boiled eggs available as an add-on.
Row 34 is selling a “Lobster Roll Kit” containing everything you need to recreate the restaurant’s beloved rolls at home. Orders can be placed online starting at 9 a.m. each Tuesday for pick-up between 4 and 7 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. 100 kits will be available each pick-up day.
The Salty Pig
In addition to ready-made pies, The Salty Pig is selling “Make Your Own Pizza at Home” kits that can be picked up or delivered via Caviar or DoorDash. Each contains enough sauce, cheese, and dough to make two pies, and can be supplemented with pepperoni or pork sausage.
Wednesday through Saturday, Sarma is offering a special takeout menu that includes prepared favorites like Brussels Sprouts Bravas and Sesame Fried Chicken, in addition to serves-two meal kits containing everything needed to make Mushroom Moussaka, Sauerkraut Latkes, and Lentil Nachos. You can also order wine, beer, olive oil, and Turkish coffee.