8 DIY Meal Kits to Cook With the Kids

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If you’re tired of cooking yourself and are running out of ideas on how to engage the kids now you’re both home 24/7, spark some culinary creativity as a family with these DIY pizza and meal kits from Westchester restaurants.


Via Forno Wood Fired Pizza

2 Garth Rd, Scarsdale; 914.556.6464
Feed the whole family for $7 and teach your kids (or yourself) how to make a simple pizza pie with this kit from wood fired pizza spot Via Forno that includes dough, sauce, cheese, and fresh basil to make a 12-inch pizza. Toppings are $1 each, and include pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

44 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford; 914.741.2337
This local brewery is stepping up to help feed local families with their own pizza kits for $12. Each includes two balls of dough for 12-inch pizzas, sauce, cheese, and toppings. Pick up only. For the adults, Captain Lawrence is offering curbside pickup and delivery of beer and spirits.


Villaggio Italiano

389 N Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.949.3427
For pickup and delivery, Villaggio is offering one large ball of dough, sauce, and mozzarella cheese to make a 14” pie for $10. Customers can also get additional toppings like pepperoni, sausage, chicken, or broccoli for $1.50 each.

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Exit 4 Food Hall

153 East Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.241.1200
For the allergy sensitive or a large family, this Mount Kisco spot is offering pizza kits that include four crusts, mozz, and sauce for $25. The 11-inch pizzas have the option of vegan cheese ($2 additional), gluten-free crust ($4 additional), or gluten-free cauliflower crust ($4 additional). Toppings include bacon, pepperoni, broccoli, chicken, sausage, and mushrooms.

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Harvest on Hudson

1 River St, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.2800
Harvest on Hudson is offering Harvest Meal Kits for two. Kits include a DIY pizza kit for $15 (housemade dough, artichokes, sun-dried tomato, soppersata, mozzarella, parmesan), rigatoni kit for $15 (a pound of dry pasta, gunaciale, bacon, red onion, tomato), protein meal kits (salmon for $25, pork chop for $25, and chicken breast for $28), and a cannoli kit for $10 (12 shells, ricotta filling, rainbow sprinkles). Available for curbside pickup.


Wood & Fire

59 Marble Ave, Pleasantville; 914.747.2611
118 Brook St, Scarsdale; 914.722.4854
Scarsdale and Pleasantville’s Wood & Fire is offering their standard pizza as a DIY kit: sauce, dough, cheese, and 1 topping of your choice for $12, with additional toppings for $1. If the kids (or you) are looking to make a sweet treat, try their Nutella pizza kit for $10, which comes with 1 cup of Nutella, 1 dough, 1 cup of strawberries, and powdered sugar.


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Beascakes Bakery

575 Main St, Armonk; 914.273.3612
Ditch the Betty Crocker recipe and opt for this DIY cookie cake kit. One individual cookie cake with four toppings and a piping bag of frosting is $25. Available for local delivery and curbside pickup.


The Dessertist

50 Maple St, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.862.4016
Known for her edible cookie dough, Chef Samantha Benjamin is offering tubes of cookie dough, rolled and ready to bake yourself for $10. Though not exactly a kit, baking these cookies will definitely be a family-friendly culinary activity.


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