Isolation meal preparation have you feeling overwhelmed? Bored? Fantasizing about your favorite restaurant meal?
Look no further… just as Edmontonians have come together (in spirit) and self-isolated for our collective health, YEG businesses are getting creative to keep us safe and satisfied! Edmonton boasts some amazing local restaurants that are offering the opportunity to prepare their foods in the comfort of your own home with prepared meals, meal prep kits and grocery packs. Here are 7 of our favs:
Earls Kitchen and Bar, true to their tendency to hit-the-spot on food trends, has made a fast pivot to align with the new found needs of their customers, during COVID-19. They are currently offering grocery packs to stock your fridge and pantry including produce packs, pantry packs, dairy and egg packs and protein freezer packs, in addition to their much loved favorites on their take-out menu. Their kitchens are also stocking some fam favourite prepared meals for 2-4 people, and various brunch kits to be prepared at home, complete with instructions!
Corso 32 has become an Edmontonian staple for authentic Italian food and wines over the past decade. Corso 32 at home offers the same authenticity they are known for with pasta kits that are meant to be prepared at home, as well as frozen pastas and sauces that can be used to make your own creations. A new menu is released every Saturday, with ordering cut off Mondays at noon and pick up on Thursday, Friday or Saturdays. Pair your meal with your fav Italian wine (also on the menu) and you can have that authentic Italian experience from your own kitchen.
Joey Restaurants has introduced The Joey Market which is now offering fan favourites in DIY kits, such as butter chicken or steak dinner, complete with all the ingredients for their signature sides! Meal not complete without a Joey signature cocktail? Well you are in luck. Joey DIY kits extend to include all the ingredients of your most loved cocktails. If you would rather experiment with your own creations at home, they also offer a wide selection of protein options, produce, fridge & pantry staples, as well as bakery treats.
Feel like dishing up something fresh in light of warmer weather? Freshii has you covered. With vegetable ladin entrees, their menu can nourish you and your loved ones via take-out or delivery. Bonus Freshii fact… they are now offering essential grocery packages for pickup. Order your next meal and your essential groceries with Freshii.
OEB is a bolstered breakfast bonanza with local roots from Calgary, AB. OEB inspires to bring customers a culinary breakfast experience that is high in both quality and craftsmanship. OEB is open for both delivery and take-out where you can dine on soul-full food from the comfort and safety of your own home.
A Whyte Ave favourite for carnivores and omnivores alike. MEAT continues to offer options from their usual dine-in menu for both pickup and delivery, but they have added a MEAT heat-at-home package option as well! Order your meals for reheating at home for a comforting protein-rich, COVID-safe experience.
Speaking of protein-rich… The Cave Beastro has the corner of YEG’s food scene dedicated to the paleo-driven patron. Now offering meal-prep kits that feature local ingredients. The Cave Beastro boasts to offer gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free options.
Of course, whether you plan to get your groceries through the conventional routes, or try some of these local restaurant options, food safety remains important. Wherever your groceries come from, make sure you are washing all fruits and veggies thoroughly and cooking all meat, eggs, poultry and previously prepared food to the appropriate temperatures. Additional information on food safety with COVID-19 can be found here as well.
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