Boston’s Best Restaurant Meal Kits During Quarantine

Bibimbap from Perillas
By Eric Twardzik · 01/27/2021

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 everything you need to perfectly plate a fine-dining feast at home.

Banyan Bar + Refuge
Along with typical takeout, Banyan is selling finish-at-home ramen kits for takeout and delivery. Each single-serve package includes a quart of broth, fresh ramen noodles, a soft egg, scallions, charred bok choy, and your choice of miso pork belly or shiitake mushrooms. Order online for pickup or DoorDash delivery.

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.

The “Coppa to Cook at Home” section of the South End enoteca’s takeout and delivery menu features serves-four pasta dishes like a Rigatoni Pasta Kit with pork Bolognese or a Cavatelli Pasta Kit with chicken sausage. They’re also selling a Margherita Pizza Kit.

Flour Bakery + Cafe
Flour’s various locations are selling kits containing everything needed for baked treats including Croissants, Multigrain Sourdough Bread, and the bakery’s famous Homemade Oreos. Order here for pick-up or delivery and then follow baker-owner Joanne Chang’s recipe via Flour’s website.

Fox & the Knife
Fox & the Knife is selling freshly made pastas (such as mafaldine and bucatini), sauces (including Amatriciana and Wild Boar Bolognese), and snacky sides (like house-made ricotta and prosciutto with mortadella) to enjoy at home. Place your order online.

Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant; Capo
South Boston sister restaurants Lincoln and Capo will offer takeout and delivery via Uber Eats daily from 4 to 9 p.m. In addition to ready-made offerings, both also sell DIY Pizza Kits that come with two balls of pizza dough, sauce, a mix of three cheeses, pepperoni, basil, and flour.

Mei Mei
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. You can also order a Dumpling Making Kit and a Noodle Masterclass Kit containing everything needed to make hand-pulled noodles in a virtual class. All can be ordered via Toast.

Myers + Chang
The takeout and delivery menu available daily at Myers + Chang  features a “Take + Make” section for at-home cooking. Try your hand at making their Dan Dan Noodles, Mama Chang’s Pork + Chive Dumplings, Ginger + Garlic Fried Rice, and more. 

Life Alive Organic Cafe
The plant-based cafe is delivering three- and five-day meal plans that include reheatable meals, stews, salads, and sides. You can also order their bowls, salads, and sauces a la carte; find it all on the local chain’s website.

Via pick-up through Toast or delivery by Caviar, Pagu is selling feeds-four kits containing everything needed to make the restaurant’s Duck Ramen, Pork Belly Bao, pizzas, and more. Don’t forget to snag a pound of cookie dough, available in Matcha Chocolate Chip and Miso Sesame Chocolate Chip flavors. 

Perillas is selling serves-four Bibimbap Kits and Bulgogi Burger Kits that can be pre-ordered online and delivered for free throughout the Greater Boston area. Each Bibimbap 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. The burger kit includes brioche buns, local beef, and a range of Korean-ish fixins. 

Row 34
Row 34 is selling a Lobster Roll Kit containing everything you need to recreate two of the restaurant’s beloved rolls at home, plus coleslaw and house-made potato chips. 

Order online to pick up Sofra favorites including Sultan’s Delight, Moussaka, and Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato as serves-two, oven-ready meals, plus a Shakshuka Kit that includes six eggs, tomato-hawaij sauce, and zhoug. 

Tasting Counter
The ever-inventive Somerville restaurant has launched TC@Home, a two-hour virtual dining experience hosted over Zoom by chef Peter Ungár at 5:45 p.m. each Saturday. Participants must first book their experience online; then they’ll receive a box containing everything needed to cook a three-course tasting menu at home, with the option of adding a beverage pairing from Tasting Counter’s cellar of natural wines, sakes, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

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