As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Miamians brace themselves for another week of social distancing.
Local restaurants have switched to takeout and delivery of everything from pasta to tacos.
Others are offering ready-to-cook meals and family packs curated by favorite chefs. Each kit provides all of the ingredients needed for a restaurant-quality meal, transporting you back to better days spent at your beloved taqueria or Italian bistro.
Take a break from Netflix and revive your day with Miami's top takeaway meals to assemble at home, from creamy bowls of pasta carbonara to a taco party with all the fixings.
The Alley at the Betsy Hotel1433 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
The Italian eatery nestled inside the Betsy Hotel is offering pasta kits for $42. Customize your meal with a choice of pasta, sauce, and cheese for an easy dinner for up to four people. Call in advance to inquire about pasta kits. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bartaco2906 NE 207th St., Aventura
Snag your choice of a whole roasted chicken or a 16-taco pack from Aventura's Bartaco to feed your masses. Each $35 meal includes salsa verde and chips, plus a choice of three sides, such as street corn, cucumber salad, or chipotle slaw. Orders can be placed by phone daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chug's3444 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove
The Cuban-inspired diner Chug's is bringing nostalgia back to your kitchen table with kits to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. For $10, nosh on fresh brioche bread spread with artisanal nut butter and seasonal jam. Additional loaves cost $3 apiece. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance by phone. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Coyo TacoVarious locations
Coyo's family pack feeds four to six and includes a choice of taco filling, two sauces, and two sides. Options include pollo al carbon, carne asada, and seared gulf shrimp ($25 to $34). No taco fiesta would be complete without margaritas, so snag a gallon of Coyo's prebatched margaritas for $39.99. Delivery and takeout are available daily from 11 a.m. to midnight at all Miami-Dade locations.
Eating House804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cook your favorite Eating House pasta dishes at home with the Coral Gables restaurant's pasta kits. Choose from offerings such as Pomodoro ($40), which includes a traditional San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh rigatoni, Grana Padano cheese, and basil, and the beloved carbonara ($50), complete with black truffle, rigatoni, applewood-smoked bacon, and breadcrumbs. Each kit also includes a garden salad and chocolate custard dirt cups topped with a cookie crumble. Call to place your order, available for pickup Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Macchialina820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
With its thoughtfully crafted pasta kits, South Beach's Macchialina is offering comfort food to go. Each ready-to-cook meal for two comes with pasta, sauce, butter, and Parmesan cheese. Selections include chef Michael Pirolo's rustic menu items such as pappardelle bolognese, spaghetti Pomodoro, cavatelli Macchialina, and cacio e pepe ($28 to $35). Call for curbside pickup or delivery via Uber Eats and Postmates. The meals are offered Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.
Navé3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove
Navé's do-it-yourself pizza kits ($25) have everything you need for a pizza party at home. Each kit includes fluffy dough, homemade sauce, baby spinach, prosciutto, and mozzarella. Pastry chef Devin Braddock sweetens the deal with chocolate chip cookies included in each order. Orders are accepted by phone daily from 3 to 8 p.m.
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Stanzione 8787 SW Eighth St., Miami
Hone your kitchen skills with Stanzione's easy-to-make pizza kit for $12. Each comes with all of the ingredients for a Margherita pie, including 72-hour-proofed dough, sauce, hand-strung mozzarella, and basil. Watch a pizza-making tutorial on the restaurant's Instagram page, @Stanzione87, for detailed instructions. To order, call or go online Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight.
Taquiza7450 Ocean Ter., Miami Beach
Taquiza's ready-to-heat meal kits include two pounds of protein of your choice, 20 blue corn tortillas, the Mexican grilled corn elote, quinoa salad, and hot sauces. Call for pickup or free delivery daily from noon to 5 p.m.