New Orleans area restaurants have found unique ways to bring their delicious cuisine into your home beyond just delivery and takeout. With the at-home, do-it-yourself meal kit, anyone can transform into a star chef, putting your own spin on a classic dish. Spice up your spaghetti with help from Chef Nina Compton, or season your steaks Brennan-style before throwing them on the grill. These kits come with everything you need to cook a special meal at home all while continuing to support local restaurants.
As a bonus, many restaurants are pivoting to offer grocery items, such as eggs, milk, and cuts of meat alongside their current menus. We’ve rounded those up for you too.
Restaurants Offering DIY Meal Kits
Order a meal kit from Bywater American Bistro and follow along with a cooking instruction video via Instagram. Spaghetti Bolognese with soft herbs and Ricotta Agnolotti with bacon, peas, and breadcrumbs are a few of the recent options.
This downtown winepub/restaurant has added at-home meal kits to their menu. Options have included Herb Roasted Mushroom Pasta, Wild Shrimp & Grits Piquante, and Steak Frites. Each meal kit comes with a tap and cellar wine pairing suggestion, which you can pick up at Copper Vine in addition to your meal.
Whether you’re craving a steak hot off the grill, homemade pizza, or a heaping five pounds of boiled shrimp, The Commissary’s got you covered. With signature seasoning blends, raw steaks, and house chicken stock also for the taking, the same folks behind the Brennan restaurants are bringing some of that flavor into your home via their new online storefront.
Get the kids involved with a make-your-own pizza kit from Reginelli’s. Roll out the dough, slather on the sauce, sprinkle on the cheese, and toss your creation in the oven.
This Bywater restaurant and event space has switched to a grocery for the time being, with butter, tofu, and their signature sauces available for pickup. Also on the menu are meal kits, which include everything you need to cook a delicious lunch or dinner. Chicken Confit and Shakshuka are a few of the meal kit options.
Enjoy a home cooked Italian meal from Avo, which is currently selling fresh pasta and sauces in addition to their dinner and cocktail to-go menus.
Restaurants Offering Grocery Items
In addition to to-go and delivery orders from their many vendors, Pythian is also your go-to for raw meats and seafood as well as household essentials, such as Oreos, toilet paper, disinfectant, and batteries.
From the butcher counter to your home, Doris Metropolitan has various cuts of USDA prime meat available for the cooking of your choosing, as well as pre-prepared meal packages ready to be thrown on the grill or in the skillet.
Stock your fridge with more than just coffee from this local café. Local milk, Creole cream cheese, chocolate, bread, and produce boxes are available as well.
This Tchoupitoulas Street taco stand has transformed into a bodega, offering pantry items like flour, limes, cilantro, and dried pinto beans in addition to house-made tortillas and salsas.
To pick up a local produce box full of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus add on for meats, flowers, and local products, see here.