In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the Austin restaurant community has become very important. So many restaurants have had to become innovative and take a step beyond the pale of takeout and curbside menus in order to continue a steady business while feeding hungry Austinites practicing social distancing at home.
For those that are ready to move beyond the pale of home-cooked meals using ingredients from the grocery store or ready-to-eat takeout meals, several Austin restaurants are offering meal kits that allow you to prepare for yourself at home. You’ll find packages that allow you to build your own Bone Marrow Tacos, to DIY sweet and savory brunch dishes, these kits offer easy-to-follow instructions that allow you to prepare some of the best restaurant-quality cuisine during the crisis.
Antonelli’s is not only offering their usual cheese for purchase, but they’re also hosting Virtual Cheese Tasting classes which allows customers to enjoy styles of their delicious cheeses, based on multiple regions from around the world and the United States. Classes take place on Facebook Live and Via private video conferencing in GoToMeeting, sent out the day of the tasting, for small groups with max size of 30. Get tickets and more info to any of them by clicking on the calendar date here.
Comedor introduced a meal kit that provides you with all of the ingredients needed to make a few of Comedor’s signature dishes and instructions on how to prepare the food instructional recipe videos starring Chef Gabe Erales and Chef Phillip Speer. Kits include popular items like the Bone Marrow Tacos, Pollo Adobo Dinner, Comedor Pastry Plate, and Tortillas by the dozen.
Chef Callie Speer of Holy Roller has partnered with Assembly Kitchen to introduce a meal kit that offers a few of their popular meals that will allow you to enjoy some of their delectable breakfast items. All kits come with complete instructions and a link to videos that allow you to see how Callie prepares each dish. Options include the Migas Kolache, Holy Rolls, The Local biscuit sandwich, Meatloaf Sandwich, and the Pancake Party. Orders can be placed at Assembly Kitchen.
Suerte is offering a limited number of Suadero taco meal kits for contactless pickup in its parking lot on Thursday–Saturday from 12–7 p.m. or until they run out. Each kit serves 3-4 people and costs $55. Suitable for cooks of every skill level, orders will include written recipe
instructions and a link to an instructional video with Chef Fermín. Home chefs can also bring the full Suerte experience into their kitchens.
Garbo’s is offering a DIY Main Style Lobster Roll package ($28 – $110) which includes everything needed to prepare your own lobster rolls at home, including buns, lobster, mayo, lemon juice, celery, and lettuce, with a side of Cape Cod kettle chips. You can order it for two, four, six, or eight people, in case your kids or neighbors could use a change too
Banger’s is now offering a refrigerated Brunch in Box special and sausage making kits, which contains cold meats and other ingredients that will allow you to prepare your meals at home.
Cover 3 has put together a Grill Kit to help families eat well during the Shelter In Place. Give us a call to place your order, swing by for Curbside Pick Up then get home to fire up the grill and cook up a feast. Both kits include the essentials of 6 large eggs, 1 gallon of milk, 1 roll of toilet paper, and 1 pack of tri fold paper towels. The Steak Dinner features 4-8 oz. filet mignon, 4 baked potatoes, 2 ears of corn, garlic butter, and sour cream for $99. The Ribeye Steak Tacos include 4-10 oz. ribeyes, honey-chipotle glaze, toppings and veggies, 12 flour tortillas, and tortilla chips for $78.
Hopdoddy is offering a Living Room Picnic home kit that offers enough ingredients for 5 cheeseburgers, including 5 beef patties & Hopdoddy secret burger seasoning, 5 Egg Buns, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Sassy Sauce. Truffle Fries at Home: Ingredients – Enough fries for 5, with all the Truffle Fry fixings and a recipe card to cook at home.
Alamo has launched Alamo Curbside, which includes a selection of meal kits and cocktail kits that includes a home bread making kit with flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and an easy-to-follow recipe; a hot dog kit with beef weiners and buns; hamburger kit with 8 burgers, buns, and cheese; Mondo lasagna kits with a puzzle for game night; and a veggie gluten-free pizza kit.
Jester King is now offering “par-baked” (partially-baked) pizzas and Hill Country sourdough kits for sale as a drive-thru only option. The par-baked pizzas made with slightly undercooked dough, so customers can finish baking the meal in their own ovens as they enjoy at-home activities. Pizza, beer, wine, and merch pick-up every day from 12-8pm. Order online or call 512.661.8736.