You don’t have to be a master chef to create restaurant-quality meals at home thanks to these Santa Monica spots. With their clever meal kits you get what you need to start the day flipping pancakes from a city institution and end with an elaborate taco spread or pizza night — no meal planning or grocery shopping required.

Huckleberry

This beloved breakfast spot is a Santa Monica favorite thanks to their heavenly pancakes and incredible pastries. With Huckleberry‘s takeout baking kits you can wake up with their delicious recipes while still in your pjs. Choose either classic pancakes or the multigrain version, plus there are mixes for sweet treats like gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies, gluten-free brownies, and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.

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Lanea

You don’t have to limit taco night to just Tuesdays thanks to this Mexican restaurant on Broadway. At Lanea you can get a pound of meat, veggies, guacamole, tortillas and salsa to throw a fiesta with your family. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can also purchase a tortilla press and corn masa to add homemade tortillas to the menu. Order the tequila flights for a truly festive evening.

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The Albright

Have a seafood feast in your own backyard with the takeout roll kits from this restaurant located right on the Santa Monica Pier. The kits come with all you need for lobster, crab, or shrimp rolls, plus those perfect crisp potato chips that just go perfectly on the side. The Albright also has clam chowder bread bowl kits with the option to add crab and shrimp for a major shellfish extravaganza.

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Milo + Olive

Easily whip up filling Italian favorites with kits from Milo + Olive, dreamed up by Chef/Co-Owner Erin Eastland. The pizza cooking kits come with the dough, sauce, and fresh mozzarella, while the stuffed garlic knots kits have you covered with tomato sauce for dipping plus garlic oil and sea salt to sprinkle on top. The restaurant also sells their fresh pasta and sauces so you can mix and match options like rigatoni and gnocchi with everything from classic marinara to bolognese and basil walnut pesto. It will feel like you’ve traveled to Italy without going east of Bundy.

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Socalo

If turning on the oven is more cooking than you usually do, Socalo‘s meal kits are for you. Located in the Gateway Hotel, the restaurant is described as a combo of a California canteen and Mexican pub. Their meal kits only require reheating and include trays of favorites like tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and lamb birria. There are also a ton of side dishes like corn esquite, roasted cauliflower, rice and beans to round out the meal. Make it happy hour at home by adding the margarita kit to your order.

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Melisse X Citrin

These neighboring restaurants owned by two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin have teamed up to offer a fine-dining experience home. A special, multi-course menu is offered every week, many of them inspired by legendary French chefs and restaurants. Look for special extras as well, like a link to watch a movie about the chef or a playlist of French tunes to create a bistro vibe. If you want to pretend you are one of those legendary chefs, Mélisse x Citrin frequently offers meal kits that include an 18oz Wagyu steak for you to cook just the way you like it plus roasted potatoes, arugula salad, and a yuzu red wine sauce. You can also make your order extra decadent by adding the truffle risotto kit or the egg caviar kit with cauliflower mousseline, lemon-chive creme fraiche, and a half oz. of Kelluga caviar. Batch cocktails and bottles of wine are available as well, including stellar bottles from the cellar.
 

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Del Frisco’s Grille

Turn your house into a steakhouse with the meal kits from Del Frisco’s Grille. The kits feature center-cut filet mignon and your choice of classic sides — including Caesar salad, truffle mac and cheese, and sautéed asparagus — plus dessert. The Ocean Avenue restaurant includes their signature seasoning blend for the meat, and you can add extras like truffle butter or cabernet goat butter. There is a Fish Market kit as well with Atlantic salmon filets.


 

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