Five restaurants elevating their takeout game
Takeout may not typically be associated with elevated eats, but the pandemic has redefined all the rules of dining. Some South Florida restaurants, like Azabu, LPM Restaurant & Bar, Fiola, Macchialina, and La Mar have
Takeout may not typically be associated with elevated eats, but the pandemic has redefined all the rules of dining. Some South Florida restaurants, like Azabu, LPM Restaurant & Bar, Fiola, Macchialina, and La Mar have created takeout and delivery options that will make you feel as fancy as if you were dining onsite — shoes and pants optional. Order one of these luxe packages to go and make it a bougie night in.
The Den at Azabu
The Den, Azabu’s exclusive omakase experience, recently debuted a luxurious omakase takeout box. The box features a selection of nigiri, seasonal sashimi, cold dishes, and wagyu and uni bara chirashi, all hand-selected by Chef Yasu Tanaka. Priced at $120, the presentation is as beautiful as the contents are delicious. In addition to the omakase takeout option, you can also order all your favorite Azabu items to go as well, like signature rolls, appetizers, and entrees.
Details: Azabu is located at 161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach. For more information, call (786) 276-0520.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Craving some French Mediterranean cuisine? LPM Restaurant & Bar has you covered. Their menu features fresh, tasty dishes like delicate tuna carpaccio, succulent prawns doused in olive oil, homemade pappardelle tossed in a hearty veal ragu, slow-cooked duck a l’Orange, and decadent strawberry mille-feuille — all delivered straight to your home in a stunning branded tote you’re going to want to use for everything from your next grocery run to a day at the beach.
Fiola Miami was one of the first spots in the city to step up its takeout game, and you can still enjoy white-glove curbside pickup and elevated delivery options. Browse a selection of fully prepared dinners, or opt for meals you can assemble at home, like pasta kits, locally sourced farm baskets, and a now-iconic seafood bucket. And don’t forget to pair your meal with a bottle of wine, your favorite beer, batched drinks, and even DIY cocktail kits. It all comes packaged beautifully.
Details: Fiola Miami is located at 1500 San Ignacio Ave, Coral Gables. Order online here.
If you’d rather get a little more hands-on in the kitchen, you’re in luck. This beloved Miami Beach Italian spot is inviting guests to put their own cooking skills to the test with #MacchAtMyHouse. Choose from three pasta kits — spaghetti pomodoro, spaghetti puttanesca, and spaghetti caccio e pepe — and get all the ingredients delivered to your home. Designed to feed two, each kit comes with an easy-to-follow recipe card that will walk you through whipping up one of Chef Pirolo’s creations. The kits range from $28-$32.
Gaston Acurio’s swanky spot at the Mandarin Oriental offers one of the most luxurious takeout offerings in Miami. Feast on refreshing tiraditos and ceviches and creamy aji de gallina, or dig into a flavorful lomo saltado with crispy yuca fries at home. La Mar’s takeout and delivery menu brims with options to please any palate. Everything comes packaged in a beautifully curated box with all kinds of foodie gifts and Peruvian delights.