Stock Your Home With These DIY Options From Your Favorite Local Restaurants

Brunch, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides


Written by AdrianneSalmon

Published on April 15, 2020
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The Bloom and Rose take home kit / Photo courtesy of The Bloom and Rose

Updated May 20, 2020

The growing fear about leaving the house as we enter the critical weeks of Coronavirus in our community have been quite apparent to me as an individual within my circles. I know personally many of my friends are not leaving the house for takeout and are stocked on food to cook at home for months. 

However, at the same exact time, we’re all getting pretty damn restless, wouldn’t you say? Combine that with how good we’re all getting at social distancing, sanitizing, and practicing the safety guidelines of the CDC, it’s really hard to forgo getting at least one take-out meal per week. Even better, IMO, is that some of our favorite spots are feeding into our restlessness and providing us with the ingredients and takeout kits to make their delicacies at home. 

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite spots that are offering kits, starters, pantry items, and more that would get you set up to feel like a master chef and make the brunch of your dreams in your own home. 


100 Acres at Hotel Henry 

444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213 / Facebook

DIY weekend brunch kits:

  • Croque Madame Kit  (serves 4-6): homemade brioche, gruyere, dijon mustard, six farm fresh eggs, Mornay sauce, smoked ham
  • Avocado Toast Kit (serves 4-6): homemade sourdough, crushed avocado, pickled vegetables, six farm fresh eggs, toasted salted sesame, coriander
  • Breakfast Sandwich Kit (serves 4): four biscuits, six eggs, eight slices house-cured slab bacon, 100 Acres butter, local honey

You can order here.


The Bloom & Rose

 27 Chandler St Suite 204A, Buffalo, NY 14207 / Facebook

Brunch Boxes: 

  • AM Brunch Box: Dozen eggs, corned beef hash, everything bagel rolls, apple knishes and frosting
  • PM Brunch Box: Loaf of bread, smoked egg salad, traditional knishes, french onion soup and fixings, cole slaw, deli onions and pickles 

You can order here.

The Grange Community Kitchen 

22 Main St, Hamburg, NY 14075 / Facebook

Add-on items available for take-out:

  • Bake-at-home cinnamon rolls
  • Bake-at-home cookies 

To order: Email

Five Points Bakery 

44 Brayton St, Buffalo, NY 14213 / Facebook

Toast packages include: 

  • Extra sharp cheddar loaf w/ Frank’s hot sauce, McClure’s garlic pickles, St. Agur blue cheese, sour cream
  • Whole wheat loaf w/ four jams (plum cherry, peach apricot, strawberry, and orange apricot marmalade)
  • Multigrain loaf w/ Mama Lil’s pickled peppers, Kuyahoora creme cheese 
  • Cinnamon raisin loaf w/ apples, Woodstock organic peanut butter, and cinnamon sugar
  • Apple cider loaf w/ St. Angel brie cheese 

Pantry items are available here.

To order: Call 884-8888

They also have a takeout window open every day from 9-3!


Osteria 166 

166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / Facebook

Their “Stock the Freezer” initiative includes individual meals, family-sized meals, and sides and add-ons: 

  • Individual meals: spaghetti and meatball, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, chicken lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, bolognese lasagna, gluten free pasta and meatball, lemon chicken w/ parmesan risotto
  • Family-sized meals: baked pasta, pasta marinara (vegan), pan of meatballs, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, vegetable, chicken or bolognese lasagna, chicken w/ parmesan risotto 

You can order here.  

Check out more of their  “Stock the Freezer” work on instagram: @stockthefreezer

Waxlight Bar a Vin 

27 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207 / Facebook

Pantry items offerings include frozen meats and ready-to-eat charcuterie: 

  • Dry-aged giant beef ribeye
  • Always Something Farm dry-aged pork chop
  • Dry-aged Rohan duck breast 
  • Pho-style bone broth 
  • Hibiscus & beet cured beef bresaola 

You can order here or call or text orders to 716-225-2230. 



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Fresh Catch Poke Co.

5933 Main St #101, Williamsville, NY 14221 / Facebook

Poke Packs include:

  • Feeds 3-5 people
  • Choose 1 base, 1 protein, 2 sides, 4 toppings and 2 sauces

They also offer DIY batched cocktails and sesame crusted tuna steaks.

You can order here or through their app.



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Written by <a href="" target="_self">AdrianneSalmon</a>

Written by AdrianneSalmon

Adrianne is the face behind the @buffalobrunch Instagram and she's enthusiastic about the up-and-coming food and drink scene in Buffalo. When she's not brunching or writing about it you can find her behind the pine at Ballyhoo. Adrianne enjoys yoga, cycling, and snowboarding to work off all of the Bloody Marys and pancakes.
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