Want to take on a kitchen project – and support a local business at the same time? Lots of Pittsburgh bakeries, restaurants and cafes are offering make-your-own food kits right now.
Cocoa Bake Shop
Not only is Cocoa Bake Shop offering $30 Brownie Boxes with Salted Caramel Brownies, Cheesecake Brownies, and Fudge Brownies, but they’re also offering fund Kid’s Cookie ICing Kits for $45 each. Those include 9 sugar cookies (sun, moon and star shapes), plus icing and sprinkles. Head to Cocoa Bake Shop’s Instagram page for ordering details.
Mediterra Cafe is offering loads of kits to enjoy while you’re staying at home. Their Charcuterie Kit boxes are $30 each, and include a selection of crisps, cheese and jam. Pizza Kits include two balls of their signature pizza dough (with their very own heritage red fife grain), plus homemade pizza sauce and a two-cheese blend for $20 each. They also have Spring Cookie Kits available for decorating, with 12 fully-baked sugar cookies and lots of decorations for $20 each. Mediterra Cafe (412-740-7064)
Allegheny Wine Mixer
Allegheny Wine Mixer is making ‘care packages’ for their loyal customers. For $50, you’ll get a ‘dealer’s choice’ of your favorite AWM goodies, like cheese, meat, tapenade, toasties, brownies, nuts, or pickles, plus a bottle of wine (your choice of red, white or bubbles). They’re reassessing the care package process weekly, so check their website for updates.
Wigle Whiskey is providing everything you need to make your favorite cocktails! Right now, they’re offering special prices on bottle bundles, including their Manhattan Kit (with two bottles of PA Organic Straight Rye Whiskey, one bottle of cocktail mixer No. 1 ‘Vermouth,’ one bottle of amarena cherries, and one bottle of Organic Aromatic Bitters), Negroni Kit (with one bottle of Organic Dutch-Style Gin, one bottle of cocktail mixer, and one bottle of Saffron Amaro), and Sazarec Kit, (with one bottle of PA Organic Straight Rye Whiskey, one bottle of Absent Minded Organic Absinthe, and one bottle of Organic Pomander Orange Bitters). All kits are available online.
DiAnoia’s Eatery in Strip District is offering single pasta boxes for $60, which include a box filled with one pound of fresh pasta, two sauces, a loaf of bread, a bottle of Italian wine, and cookies – all made fresh at DiAnoia’s (except for the wine). Each box is enough food for two people. Pick-up is available at the restaurant, or they’ll bring it curbside. DiAnoia’s is also offering pasta subscriptions, too. Find out more, and order, on their website.
Make your own Aiello’s pizza at home! The restaurant is offering homemade dough balls, with sauce, freshly-grated cheese, and any toppings of your choice available for pickup to take home. Aiello’s Pizza (412-521-9973)
Le Cupcake Shoppe
Decorate your own mini cupcakes from Le Cupcake Shoppe with their cupcake-decorating kits for curbside pickup. Call the shop at 412-254-4295, or check out their social media pages for updates, as supplies are very limited.
Make your own burgers at home with Burgher’s new meal kits! They’re offering raw beef patties, veggie patties, or chicken, plus potato buns, any of their cheeses, one of their sauces, pickles, tomato, onion, jalapenos, onions, and mushrooms, plus a side salad for $10. Call the restaurant at 412-904-2622 to place an order.
Squirrel Hill’s Hidden Harbor is selling ‘just add rum’ mocktails to go (and for delivery!). The non-alcoholic options available now include Passa Passas (with lime, pineapple, hibiscus, ginger, cinnamon and allspice), Painkillers (with lime, orange, pineapple, toasted coconut cream, and nutmeg), and Riptides (with lime, grapefruit, orange, passion fruit, cinnamon and ginger) for $7 each. Orders are available online.
Make-your-own pizza kit are available from beloved Pittsburgh favorite Fiori’s Pizzaria, with everything you need to create your own pie, including dough, sauce, cheese and toppings. Call the restaurant at
(412) 343-7788 for orders.
The Oven in Wexford is offering take-and-bake pizza kits, plus bake-at-home bread and meatball parmesan meal kits. The Oven (200 Village Run Road, Wexford)
Cookie bakery Cookie Wishes is offering sugar cookie decorating kits, available in a Dinosaur Kit, a Spring Imagination Kit, and an Easter Kit. All kits include baked cookies, frosting, sprinkles and instructions. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Mineo’s Pizza House
Beloved Pittsburgh pizzeria Mineo’s Pizza House is now offering their famous pies in the form of a pizza kit. Each kit comes complete with a ball of fresh dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings. Call 412-521-9864 to order.
Sugar & Spice Ice Cream Parlour
Sugar & Spice is offering Sugar Cookie Kits, with a mix (just add water), ready-to-use icing, a variety of sprinkles, and cookie cutters for $20 each. They’re also offering Chocolate Kits, with chocolate, molds, and sticks for making chocolate suckers for $15. Kit orders will be taken over the phone at 412-882-7326 for pick-up.
Are any other restaurants or businesses selling make-your-own kits? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll update!