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Meal kits from your favorite places to make at home

People are skipping grocery stores and looking to restaurants that are offering high-quality ingredients and specialty meal kits, designed for minimal prep for first-class dining at home.

Facing East’s Frozen Pork & Vegetable Wontons

Frozen bulk orders of pork and vegetable wontons are now available so you can enjoy them at a moment’s notice. They come with quick prep instructions and the house sauce of sweet soy and Szechuan peppercorn oil. The restaurant has added pickup locations, including in Issaquah and Kirkland, along with the main restaurant in Bellevue.

John Howie Steak Curbside Butcher Shop

Choose from a range of box sizes with enough meat to feed a family of four, for up to six or more meals. Cuts include USDA Prime steak cuts, ground beef, and bratwurst and breakfast sausages. 

Barking Frog’s Chef B’s Frog Box

Executive chef Bobby Moore has designed a weekly premium meal box program for drive-by pickups. It comes with specialty ingredients for a full meal to feed a family of four, a bottle of Woodinville wine, a recipe card, and video support — a selection of YouTube videos has been created to help prepare the meals, as well as provide helpful kitchen tips.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya’s Ramen Meal Kits

Kits include five servings of ramen, with a choice of different house-made broths, noodles, and all the fixings like pork chashu don, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and fishcakes, all separately sealed, along with reheating instructions, so you can assemble and customize as you like.

Addo Pantry, Meat & Seafood

Chef Eric Rivera has transformed his restaurant into an artisan grocer, offering house-made pastas, sauces, fresh seafood, and meats, with an option to sous vide your selection. Orders available for pickup, delivery, and mail-order options.

Duke’s Seafood

You can get Duke’s Seafood — like their sustainable salmon, grass-fed organic burgers, and even their award-winning chowder, delivered to your door with simple instructions about how to prepare it perfectly. The home delivery service is provided through Sound Sustainable Farms. They even have video snippets so you can see Executive Chef Bill Ranniger in action preparing the meals.

Courtesy Duke’s Seafood


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