6 DIY Meal Kits from Local Restaurants

Meals cooked at home since March: 4,856,327

Feels like it, right? But here’s the thing, I actually love to cook. It’s just that after so many consecutive breakfast, lunch and dinners, I’m running out of recipes…and creativity. Good thing creativity is what’s fueling our local restaurants to feed their loyal patrons from afar these days. To cater to those of us who want to eat INCREDIBLE food while brushing up on our cooking skills, a few of our favorite places are offering Do-It-Yourself kits. They’ll pack up all of the ingredients you need to make a sweet or savory feast at home and even better, make you feel like you’re one step closer to dining INSIDE their restaurant. So give yourself a break this week. Support local by enjoying one (or all!) of these 6 DIY meal kits today!

Ristorante Lombardo

The Ristorante Lombardo menu is one that dreams are made of, delicious carb-infused dreams. They’re offering 7 different cook-at-home pasta kits to push you out of your Ragu and spaghetti comfort zone. Gluten-free options, ready-to-eat items and bottles of their finest wine are also available for online ordering.


Anderson’s Frozen Custard

Sweeten up your week with 3 pints of ice cream, sauces, sprinkles, candy toppings and REAL whipped cream from Anderson’s Frozen Custard. Order one of their ‘Scoopfuls of Fun’ Sundae Kits online for yourself or brighten the day of a friend or neighbor!


Elm Street Bakery

Let’s be honest our alcohol intake has skyrocketed over the last few months. So if you’re looking to change things up from beer or wine to cocktails but don’t know where to start, Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora has boozy kits just for you.


Taste Bistro & Coffee Bar

Warm, sunny days need ooey-gooey, sticky finger nights. Pick up a family S’mores Kit from Taste Bistro & Coffee Bar in East Aurora complete with all the traditional fixings…including the fire (can of ethanol gel is included!)


100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry

Unlock the flavors of summer with a BBQ & Picnic Box from 100 Acres. These boxes are designed to make any destination, be it your backyard, park bench or even your tailgate the tastiest spot to be. Meats, sides, summer vegetables and delectable desserts round out the assortment in this summer must-have. Available Saturdays and Sundays.


Ronny’s Pizza

Do you prefer a blanket of cheese or just a sprinkling? Like it swimming in sauce or no? Control your pizza destiny! Ronny’s Pizza in Lancaster has “Make Your Own Pizza Kits” ready for you to test out your flying dough skills.