‘Halfway Homemade’ Is Miami’s Newest Dining Trend

We’ve investigated the tastiest spots for chef-caliber takeout and the highest-rated food delivery apps servicing every corner of Miami. But what about the small-but-mighty group of establishments offering meal kits, stocked with restaurant-grade ingredients and recipes to cook your favorite dishes at home? We’re calling this phenomenon “halfway homemade”—and these four places are leading the charge.

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Photo courtesy of Fooq’s

1. Fooq’s Bazaar

Take-home pasta kits, ready-to-grill kebabs and enough Mediterranean-inspired dips to keep you satisfied for days: Downtown Miami’s Fooq’s has transformed into Fooq’s Bazaar, allowing you to recreate the restaurant’s most beloved dishes from the comfort of your kitchen. Ingredients are available for takeout or delivery including quarts of Bolognese or pomodoro sauce, bags of dry bucatini, pints of tahini or hummus and ready-to-grill veggie, chicken or lamb kebobs—aka everything you need for the ultimate quaran-feast.

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Photo courtesy of Eating House

2. Eating House

You don’t need to watch reruns of Chopped to get a taste of Giorgio Rapicavoli’s award-winning flavors. The Eating House chef/owner is offering all you need to recreate his best-selling pasta at home. Take your pick between four different pasta kits, including pesto, carbonara, bolognese or pomodoro. (We’re eyeing the carbonara.) Even better, every pack comes with a mixed green salad, Parmesan cheese and Eating House’s drool-worthy custard “dirt cups.”

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Photo courtesy of Stanzione 87

3. Stanzione 87

Transform your home into a satellite Stanzione 87. Thanks to the restaurant’s meal kit, you’ll receive fresh dough, sauce, cheese, basil and written instructions to whip it all together. Take it up a notch and add a few bottles of wine to your order. Um, yes please.

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Photo courtesy of Macchialina

4. Macchialina

Missing chef Mike Pirolo’s legendary pasta from his Miami Beach restaurant, Macchialina? Us too. Try the restaurant’s new special instead: #MacchAtMyHouse. You’ll receive all the fixings for one of Pirolo’s famous pasta dishes, from the house-made pasta and sauce to greens and cheese. Enough to fill a party of two, follow Pirolo’s recipe card and you’ll be digging into dinner in no time.

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Miami Editor

Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...