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Five Take-and-Make Dinner Kits to Order in San Diego County Right Now

These kits are the perfect marriage of take-out and homemade.

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Some innovative local restaurants have created take-and-make meal kits that make it easy to create a restaurant-quality meal at home. Impress your family, reduce waste, and support restaurants with kits from some of San Diego’s favorite local joints.

Tajima Ramen Meal Kits

Tajima has come up with a new way to offer its ramen to the community, with Make It Yourself Ramen Kits that include everything you need to make their signature Tonkotsu ramen for four people.

The meal kit includes edamame to start and all the ramen ingredients including: original Tonkotsu broth, uncooked noodles, pork chashu, half ramen egg, bok choy, bean sprouts, green onions, fried garlic, sesame seeds, spices and instructions. (Tajima has even made a great instructional video check it out here.)

All six Tajima locations – North Park, Hillcrest, Convoy, Mercury, East Village, and College Heights – offer the meal kits, which are available to order online, walk-in, or call-in for pickup.

Spitfire Tacos Taco Kits

Spitfire Tacos, owned by Slater’s 50/50 Founder Scott Slater, is now serving take-and-make tacos. The packs include a choice of one pound of marinated carne asada, pollo asado, Korean bbq pork belly, or jerk chicken, ten flour or corn tortillas, plus large sides of turmeric brown rice and black beans.

You’ll also get a side of “Street Corn Named Desire,” Slaters’ take on elote, which features grilled corn, cotija cheese, chipotle crema, squeezed lime, cilantro, and hot sauce.

10 Barrel Take-and-Bake Pizza Kits

10 Barrel in East Village is offering two take-and-bake options available for take-out and delivery from noon to 8 pm daily.

The 10 Barrel BYOB Pizza Kit comes with dough, flour, sauce, cheese, and the option to add in toppings like pepperoni, roasted veggies, or chicken.

For $25, 10 Barrel’s new take-and-bake chicken dinner includes brined and sous vide whole chicken (two leg quarters, two wings, two breasts), scalloped potatoes, and a choice of broccoli or asparagus, with a side of chicken jus for serving.  

Don’t forget to add beer to your order.

Monzu Fresh Pasta Kits

Monzu in the East Village specializes in house-made fresh pasta and now, in addition to offering pick-up orders of raw fresh pasta, they are also now providing complete take-and-bake pasta meals for six to ten people.

Lasagna is made with beef ragout, bechamel, and cheese and is priced at $80 for six servings or $130 for ten servings. For a smaller portion, the Gnocchi Sorrentina provides two servings of gnocchi to bake in Monzu’s red sauce with basil and melted mozzarella for $25 per tray.

Ranch 45 Bouillabaisse & Butcher Boxes

If you're in the mood for a taste of Marsailles, Ranch 45 is offering bouillabaisse boxes filled with everything you need to make the classic fish stew, including: two quarts of ready-to-heat stock with vegetables and seasonings, one pound each of shrimp, bay scallops, calamari rings, and swordfish cubes, as well as four arctic char filets and four petrale sole filets. They also have barbeque rib boxes, mahi mahi fish taco boxes, and a variety of grocery essentials available including eggs, bread, produce, and dairy, plus their usual assortment of butcher items.

The Bouillabaisse boxes are available for pickup and can be preordered online or over the phone.

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Michelle Stansbury
Michelle Stansbury is a food enthusiast and the founder of Eat, Drink, Be SD, sharing the best restaurants, bars, and happenings in San Diego. Misuse of the word "literally" drives her figuratively insane.
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