‘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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.