Eating House, Macchialina, Taquiza, and Others Are Offering Make-at-Home Meals

To-go meal kits from Eating House.
To-go meal kits from Eating House. Photo courtesy of Eating House
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.
click to enlarge Pasta at the Alley. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ALLEY
Pasta at the Alley.
Photo courtesy of The Alley

The Alley at the Betsy Hotel

1433 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.
click to enlarge Hip tacos from Bartaco. - PHOTO COURTESY OF BARTACO
Hip tacos from Bartaco.
Photo courtesy of Bartaco


2906 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.
click to enlarge Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from Chug's. - PHOTO COURTESY OF CHUG'S
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from Chug's.
Photo courtesy of Chug's


3444 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.
Photo courtesy of Coyo Taco

Coyo Taco

Various 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.
click to enlarge Cook like chef Giorgio Rapicavoli with Eating House's pasta kits. - PHOTO COURTESY OF EATING HOUSE
Cook like chef Giorgio Rapicavoli with Eating House's pasta kits.
Photo courtesy of Eating House

Eating House

804 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.
click to enlarge Here's all you need for a comforting bowl of pappardelle from Macchialina. - PHOTO COURTESY OF MACCHIALINA
Here's all you need for a comforting bowl of pappardelle from Macchialina.
Photo courtesy of Macchialina


820 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.
click to enlarge No pizza oven is necessary with Navé's pizza-making kits. - PHOTO COURTESY OF NAVÉ
No pizza oven is necessary with Navé's pizza-making kits.
Photo courtesy of Navé


3540 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.
click to enlarge Ready-to-bake pizza kits from Stanzione 87. - PHOTO COURTESY OF STANZIONE 87
Ready-to-bake pizza kits from Stanzione 87.
Photo courtesy of Stanzione 87

Stanzione 87

87 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.
click to enlarge Beef tongue tacos - PHOTO COURTESY OF TAQUIZA
Beef tongue tacos
Photo courtesy of Taquiza


7450 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.
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Attorney by day, foodie by night, Elena Vivas is a regular food and beverage contributor for Miami New Times. She was also an expert columnist for Foodable TV and a food editor for
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