With the pandemic delaying all our eating out plans by at least six months, restaurants have made it their life’s mission to reduce our FOMO with DIY kits to enjoy your favorite meals, cocktails, and cakes, in your living room.
A THREE-COURSE MEAL BY TRES
Delivery: Delhi on all days, Gurugram on weekends
Tres did a DIY Steak box for Father’s Day, which had an overwhelming response. They decided to come up with a menu for a three-course meal, and added a special section for kids to cook too, so that the parents can kick back and relax, for a change.
GOURMET PIZZAS AT HOME WITH 1441 PIZZERIA
Delivery: Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru
1441’s wood-fired pizza has come up with a 10-minute prep for a fun pizza night. Artisan pizza dough, a plethora of vegetables, authentic sauces and cheese are in their DIY box, along with meat, if your pizza choice is non-vegetarian. They have the DIY box of their five most popular pizzas. All you have to do is unwrap, fix the dough, sauces and toppings, and pop it in the oven for 10 minutes. Don’t have an oven? This pizza can be cooked with medium heat for five minutes on the tava. However, consume it on the day you order it, as it’s very fresh and won’t sustain till the next day.
KHEEMA PAO JUICY LUCY BURGER KIT BY THE BOMBAY CANTEEN
Delivery: All over Mumbai
Bombay Canteen loyalists, you know the value of this kheema pao, and now, with a DIY kit, you’ll be able to recreate it at home. The kit is for four burgers, and contains ready-to-cook spicy, cheese-stuffed mutton patties with wheat husk burger buns, peri peri fries, lettuce, pickled tendli, Pedro’s hot sauce, caramelised onions, and chilli-mustard aioli.
EVERYTHING NORTH INDIAN FROM PUNJAB GRILL
No one does North Indian like Punjab Grill, and imagine making all that amazing food at home. From signature starters to the main course, Punjab Grill is offering their exquisite menu in a DIY box, so let’s finally arrange that family Zoom call party
LAKSA KIT BY THE FATTY BAO
Delivery and pick-up: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bengaluru
Monsoons are on, and piping hot soup is the need of the hour. The Fatty Bao’s amazing DIY Laksa Box comes with all the components individually packed, so you can customise your bowl of Laksa. You can pick from fried onions, crushed peanuts, spicy red chillies, crispy garlic, fresh scallions, flavourful green coriander, and lime. They also have their housemade chili sauce to enhance your dish. Dinner for one, sorted.
DIY BURGERS AT ELEPHANT & CO. GASTROPUB
Delivery: Within Pune
Elephant & Co. Gastropub has come up with a healthy DIY burger kit, which includes their signature homemade patty, whole wheat buns, no oil cashew & potato mayo, and fermented chili ketchup, all to ensure you are eating your fill of fast food, but in a healthy manner. They also have their signature cocktail premixes, should you plan a cocktail night for your folks at home.
BAKE ALONG: MALTED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE WITH PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING (EGGLESS) BY ETHER CHOCOLATES
Delivery: Pan India
Unlike cake boxes that are more like a premix and can taste dry, these boxes are for those who want to learn more about baking, and feel like they’ve baked a soft, enjoyable cake, from scratch. The Bake Along kits are weighed-out ingredients sent with a recipe. Wanting to Netflix and chill, or have a fun activity with your family? Try baking a cake. If you’re not a chocolate lover, their Persian Love Loaf could be your thing, and if you’re missing your Sunday pancakes, try the Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes w/ Violet Flower and Bergamot Syrup.
PRE-MADE COCKTAIL MIXERS BY SOCIAL
Delivery: Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and Pune
In April this year, SOCIAL introduced premade cocktail mixers, across cities. From the fiery Bloody Mary to the refreshing Dope Martini, your weekend house party scenes, albeit socially distanced, won’t miss the #SocialOffline drinks. With their famous side dishes such as Death Wings, Chicken Tikka, and even the Crispy Corn Chakhana, SOCIAL is ensuring your experience with DIY is complete, with their D.I.Try menu, in Delhi, which will soon expand across India.
DIY COCKTAILS BY PERCH WINE & COFFEE BAR
Delivery: Across Mumbai and Delhi
A menu of five, Perch is providing some of its finest cocktails for you to try at home. From a quick coffee sangria, to a non coffee but black tea infused cocktail, or even a basil shrub, get your cocktail hour sorted with enough choices to suit everyone’s alcohol requirements.