The Best Restaurant Meal Kits to Unleash Your Inner Chef!
These delicious and gourmet restaurant meal kits are taking the guess work out of home cooking.
Cook at home, finish at home, nearly ready to eat meals, whatever you want to call it. These restaurants are taking the guess work out of cooking by delivering meal kits and almost ready meals for you to put the finishing touches on at home. Think delicious fresh pasta, international cuisine and dumplings with easy to follow steps that will help you make Masterchef-worthy dinners in the comfort of your own home.
Long story short? You'll get to feel like a top-notch chef while putting in next to zero effort. So whether you're ordering a finish-at-home box for your next date night or just to get a delicious weeknight fix, these are the best restaurant meal kit boxes in Sydney.
The North Spoon, an Italian gem in the leafy and luscious McMahons Point, are serving up some gems this lockdown but, by far our favourite offering would be their Italian Nights at Home menu. The Italian menu includes a starter, main, side and dessert and comes with simple, easy to follow instructions. Simply cook the fresh, pasta, heat the sauce, top with cheese and you’re on your way to enjoying an incredibly impressive restaurant dish in your own home. The perfect date night dish!
Italian Nights at Home, $60 – serves 2
We might not be able to travel right now we’re all certainly missing Amalfi, Santorini, Vietnam, Bali. Wherever it was you were dreaming of going this year, you can get just a taste of that holiday with the ATLAS Masterclass boxes. The team at ATLAS takes all the guesswork out of cooking by delivering pre-portioned, pre-marinated, pre-prepared ingredients right to your door.
More hands on than a finish-at-home style box, you grab your box and set up your laptop to watch the video tutorial from ATLAS head chef Charlie Carrington. He will teach you each step of the recipe. Each week is categorised by a destination think Japan for the Olympics, Turkey and Thailand, so you can get a taste of diverse culture while learning to prepare diverse dishes.
You can choose to cook for just one person of for up to six people and to receive three or four themed dishes. It all comes perfectly portioned and, yes, there are vegetarian options.
Prices start at $64 (for 4 single serve meals)
Pasta perfectionists A Tavola, are here to revolutionise the at-home cooking game with nearly-ready meals and weekly special lockdown boxes delivered directly to your door. Think delicious fresh pasta and pasta sauces from $10 and incredibly cheap and delicious tap wine. They also have a range of delicious care packages, think the meatball and chianti care package with fresh pasta and a bottle of red, lockdown pasta lovers care package with chilli oil, baked olives cheese, fresh pasta, two jars of sauces and a bottle of red, or the pick me up pack that simply pairs a prosecco with a whole family sized tiramisu (perhaps just eat the whole thing to yourself - we won't tell!).
If you're missing A Tavola Darlinghurst more than ever, check out their A Tavola Darlo Feast Box which is absolutely packed to the brim with A Tavola faves from their focaccia to ragu and our, personal favourite sweet treat the cremino al cioccolate. The perfect date night treat, it comes in two coffee cups for you to keep and, honestly, it's cute enough to make you forget all your troubles!
Prices from $10 - $180
One of our favourite food trucks, Firepop, has seamlessly transitioned to cook at home packs. Known for their melt-in-your-mouth delicious, kebabs – or pops to use their terminology – Firepop is selling everything you need to make these delicious skewers at home. With OG lamb skewers, lean lamb, pork belly and rich and delicious Blackmore Wagyu beef pops, you can get delicious skewers which each come with perfectly-balanced spice mixes and cooking instructions. You can even load up on their artisanal ingredients from their OG and butter spice mix or hand-blended chilli mix and their creamy, light and delicious coconut labneh is all also available to purchase so you can perfectly season your pops. Taking things one step further, you can even buy a single use compostable charcoal grill ($19.95) to recreate their signature grilling technique at home.
Priced from $8 - $69
Paddington’s favourite family-owned Italian joint, Barbetta, is back with a delicious cook at home offerings. Generously sharing their family recipes, pick up Zia Rosa’s Anciofi or Mamma’s pesto pepperoncino, you could also pick up some of their fresh, dried pasta, lasagne or gnocchi which is, for our money, some of the best gnocchi in Sydney.
Available for pick-up from 2 Elizabeth Street, Paddington or for delivery
Can you think of a single meal more soul-soothing than ramen? We can’t, either. Gumshara are ramen gods and their offering delivery to all of metropolitan Sydney as well as Newcastle, Wollongong and the Central Coast. They will be delivering a small range of delicious ramens including their mega ramen which is, as the name suggests, quite a big deal. You can cook it at home straight away or keep it frozen for a month.
Priced from $20
If you’re in the mood for a seafood feed, then look no further than Saint Peter Fish Butchery. They are churning out creative fish dishes from the king of seafood, Mr Josh Niland. Think glazed moonfish brisket, drunken lobster, swordfish tacos al pastor and more. It’s really good so, if you don’t want to find yourself fighting over the last bite, we suggest buying double!
From $55 for two, available for pick up from their Paddington store
Rico’s have become iconic in Sydney, for their taco truck and cart which pops up around some of Sydney’s coolest venues serving up their cult classic tacos. Adding their signature flair to your taco Tuesday, Rico’s is serving up al pastor at home packs every single Tuesday. Order for pick up from their Chippendale taco window and you’ll get a delightful little box with everything perfectly prepped and vacuum sealed. Heat up your black beans, the brick of seasoned al pastor meat, and toast your tortillas and then top with salsas and seasoning to your heart’s content!
Available every Tuesday, pick up in Chippendale
There's few things better than a delicately folded, warming dumpling on a chilly winter night. Cult dumpling destination, Din Tai Fung, is now offering their items takeaway. Stop into one of their stores to pick-up delicious hot dumplings or go full DIY and order frozen dumplings to be delivered and cook up a storm at home. From their famous xiao long bao to shrimp and pork shao mai and even sweet chocolate lava mini buns as well as noodle dishes, this make at home treat is as fun as it is delicious. Plus you can even pick up sauces and dips to recreate the whole dumpling bar experience!
Available online for pick up and delivery. Priced from $6.
Want a little bit of Italian magic but without leaving home? Enter Fabbrica. Get a little fancy this weekend with a delivery of a Fabbrica pasta pack. With fresh handmade pasta and sauces delivered all over Sydney. Since Sydney's been plunged back into lockdown, Fabbrica has stepped up selling fresh handmade by the gram, fresh pasta sauces, delicious cheeses and finish at home dishes. You can even skip a supermarket trip and pick up pantry staples and even reading material from Fabbrica!
161 King Street, Sydney
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