Ottawa Meal Kits: Supporting Local Has Never Tasted So Good
Are you looking for some creative meal and treat options? I know I am. Put away that recipe you’ve made weekly, stop stressing to decide what you want for takeout and grab a food or drink kit! DIY meal kits are a fun way to break up the routine, and an easy way to prepare a meal or dessert as a family. Whether you’re looking for a large meal, a treat or a date night activity you’ll find it here in Ottawa.
The DIY Taco Box from Soca Kitchen is my partner’s ‘favourite pandemic restaurant meal’. Easy to assemble, destructed tacos that includes 16 corn tortillas, 3 different meats, 5 sauces and 5 toppings. The box comes with complete instructions as well as taco recommendations, matching each protein option with toppings and sauces.
Bring the bar home with these Speakeasy style cocktails. They are not only easy to create, but delicious, photo-worthy and get delivered right to your door. Select your liquor base, or create a custom mixer kit and choose from some fan favourite cocktails. Each kit includes the alcohol, fresh mixes and garnishes, even the ice! Kit options for 4, 8 or 16 cocktails.
This online marketplace is by restaurants Mati and Evoo – well known, quality restaurant’s in Ottawa’s Little Italy. Their Go Greek mixed box is a full Greek dinner ready to be prepared. It includes marinated lamb chops, calamari, Moroccan octopus tentacles, tzatziki, Melitzanosalata, marinated olives and 10 pitas. Mercato also offers BBQ boxes and fruit and veggie boxes.
This local ice cream shop is offering multiple treat kits including an ice cream sundae kit, ice cream and waffle kit, cookie monster kit, and donut kit. The ice cream kit includes your choice of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, 4 cones and a variety of toppings. They also have specialty ice cream kits; birthday party, royal princess and Spider man themed.
This Ottawa bakery specializes in gourmet cupcakes, and has an assortment of specialty boxes and seasonal treats available. They currently have 2 types of cookie decorating kits, winter animal and Valentine’s themed. The kits include a dozen sugar cookies, piping bags with coloured frosting and sprinkles.
Meatings knows BBQ, and is making it even more accessible to enjoy at home. Not only do they offer fresh and frozen meal options, they have some meal kit options. Their pulled pork sandwich kit includes one pound of pulled pork, 4 locally sourced buns and a jar of their maple BBQ sauce. Taco kits also available.
This cantina in the Glebe is offering a specialty Valentine’s day package including their Carbonara kit for two, a floral bouquet and local chocolates. You can call them directly for pick up or delivery on February 13 or 14. The kit includes all of the ingredients and instructions to master this pasta; diced pancetta, egg yolks, spaghetti, lemon juice etc. Also available for sale HERE through Buchipop.
Perth, Ontario based distillery, Top Shelf not only creates quality spirits, they have their own line of bitters and collaborate with local beverage producers for mixes. They have cocktail kits available, taking the guesswork out of making perfect cocktails at home. There are multiple kits available such as a Spicy Caesar kit, Midnight Gruvi kit, County Botanical Bliss kit and specialty Valentine’s cocktail kits.
Pure Kitchen is now offering some veggie take home kits in addition to their frozen and fresh takeout meals. Their Transformed salad kit includes coconut bacon, seed parmesan, corn crutons and caper vinaigrette. You can also get a simple Mimosa kit of Ontario sparkling wine and organic juice. You can also find the Transformed kit HERE from Buchipop.
Louis’ Restaurant and Pizzeria has been serving pizza in Ottawa since 1960! They are offering pizza kits for home, including instructions and ingredients. Each kit is enough for 2 pizzas, containing 2 bags of dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Available for pick up only. They also make heart shaped pizzas!
Mimi’s Donuts and Dairy Barn has created a donut decorating kit for some fun at home! The kit includes half a dozen donuts, with 2 flavours of icing, and 4 different topping options. Call them to pre-order and pick up in Manotick. They also have specialty heart donuts available for Valentine’s Day.
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