Turn your kitchen into your favorite restaurant with DIY meal kits
WWhile an increase in the omicron variant of COVID-19 has closed a large number of local restaurants – some temporarily, some for good – a few restaurants in Pittsburgh are offering ways to bring the dining experience home.
These are some of the places that have meal kits that can turn your kitchen into your favorite restaurant.
DiAnoia’s restaurant, in the Strip District, is an Italian deli and cafe by day and a full-service restaurant by night. It specializes in homemade pasta, pastries, breads, sandwiches and more, and was voted one of the best restaurants in town by Pittsburgh magazine in 2018 and 2019.
It offers a handful of different home-made meal kits, which can be picked up at the store and includes all the ingredients you would need to cook some of DiAnoia’s most popular dishes on your own.
At $ 17, the cacio e pepe kit includes pecorino and parmesan, black pepper and 8 ounces of fresh spaghetti from DiAnoia. It comes in a gluten-free variety for $ 20.
You can also make an “old-fashioned” pizza like the ones you would get in one of the Davide’s Pizzeria three locations, both owned and operated by the DiAnoia’s Eatery family, with the homemade pizza kit.
Under the direction of a Tutorial From Chef Alex Blinn, the kit includes two 12-ounce balls of dough, a quart of sauce, 8 ounces of provolone and parmesan cheese, and oregano for garnish. You can take home a cheese pizza kit for $ 20 or a pepperoni kit for $ 24.
The restaurant also usually offers a kit and a virtual classroom through which home chefs can make your own mozzarella in partnership with The Caputo brothers’ dairy. However, it’s sold out now, but check the website often to get one when it’s back in stock.
Each of DiAnoia’s kits is a serving that typically feeds a person, according to its website.
For your DIY pizza needs north of town, you can check out The oven pizza business in Wexford. Take-out pizza kits from the family restaurant have been around since the start of the pandemic and are still on the menu. Le Four offers “Take and Bake on Tuesdays”As one of its specialties, where you can have two special pies with up to three toppings and a side dish of four meatballs, 24 ounces of greens and beans, a dozen wings or a macaroni specialty with cheese. The special costs $ 42.
It also has two other takeout options on its menu to support a fundraiser for the Blessed Francis Seelos Academy. The first meal option includes a take-out pizza with two toppings, two take-out breadsticks or “sweet sticks” and a large salad, all for $ 37.
The second meal option includes two take-out pizzas with two toppings per pie, two take-out breadsticks or sweet sticks, and a family salad, for $ 55.
Depending on the menu, anyone who wants to purchase these meals for fundraising must schedule the order for January 17 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Baby loves tacos
If you have a craving for tacos look no further than Baby loves tacos. The location in Bloomfield, which also accepts donations to help “pay ahead”And providing hot meals to those in need, has a wide variety of DIY taco kits available for pickup. Most kits cost $ 35 and feed three people.
the sweet potato kit includes ¾ of a liter of sweet potatoes, ½ liter of brown rice, ½ liter of black beans, salsas, queso, grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lime, 18 soft corn tortillas and a small bag of chips.
the meat kit comes with ¼ liter of chicken, ¼ liter of chorizo, ¼ liter of ground beef, ½ liter of brown rice, ½ liter of black beans, salsas, queso, grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lime, 18 corn tortillas and a small bag of crisps.
You can also buy kits for beef tacos, chicken tacos, buffalo cauliflower tacos, vegetable tacos, mushroom tacos and more.
It’s not exactly the time to grill and cook right now, but you can still grab a DIY burger kit from Bourgeois in Lawrenceville. The burger and craft brewery first opened in 2010, although the brewing component was added in 2017 when chef and owner Fiore Moletz invited his engineer-turned-brewer friend Neil Glausier to join him as partner and the head brewer.
All of the ingredients used in the restaurant are sourced from local farmers within a 200 mile radius, and it implements a napkin-free policy to maintain the focus on local, ethical, and sustainable food and drink.
For $ 17, her home burger kit includes two raw beef patties – or impossible meatballs for vegetarians for an extra $ 4 – American cheese and all the toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, Burgh sauce. ‘ers and seasoning mix and Martin’s potato buns. It is also accompanied by fries and a four-pack, presented on the menu as a “happy meal for adults”.
For a high-end dining experience in the comfort of your own home, Morcilla also offers a selection of kits. Lawrenceville Restaurant offers Spanish cuisine from Chef Justin Severino, with an emphasis on traditional pintxos – or small snacks – handcrafted cocktails, Spanish wines and vermouth, and an extensive selection of sherry.
For New Years Eve, the restaurant offered Duck Confit Kits for two for $ 100, which included a crispy duck confit leg per person, a bitter green and citrus salad, an artichoke and idiazabal gratin. and a flan for dessert. It also offered a conserva kit for two for $ 20 and a deli kit for two for $ 30.
While those kits sold out quickly and are no longer available, Morcilla will have new kits in stock this week, according to co-owner Hilary Prescott Severino.
In an email, she said Morcilla will be offering a different kit every Saturday starting this weekend, with a pickup window from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
This week’s upcoming dish will feed two and cost $ 100. It will include a citrus and fennel salad with bitter greens, blood orange, Cara Cara orange, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, fennel and rodeo goat cheese; a dish of six pork back ribs with harissa honey, labneh and za’atar; salt-roasted sweet potatoes with tahini verde, pomegranate molasses and peanut dukkah; and Basque cheesecake for dessert, served with Morcilla cherry membrillo.
He is available for pre-order via the Morcilla site.