With Connecticut restaurants still only offering takeout, eateries have begun to adapt. For some restaurants, that means selling bottles of wine or to-go alcoholic drinks, for others it’s offering cooking kits to take home.
One popular kit has been do-it-yourself pizza, which comes with uncooked dough, sauce and cheese.
At Pop’s Pizza in Cheshire, the kit isn’t new. Owner Pete DeBisschop has been offering them for more than 30 years.
“We’ve been doing them for a very, very long time,” DeBisschop said.
He said one of the first weekends after the coronavirus closures they sold around 400 kits. Since then the demand has slowed.
In March, Pop’s started a social media “challenge,” encouraging people to post videos and photos of their pizza-making experience.
“We just thought it was something fun to do,” DeBisschop said.
Here is a sampling of other area restaurants offering pizza kits. If you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed, make sure to check directly with them. Cheshire
Pop’s Pizza: $7 for one large dough, sauce and cheese. Add toppings for an extra fee. Meriden
Wise Guys: $12 for one large dough with cheese and sauce. Add one topping for about $3. Medium dough also available.
Broad Street Pizza: $10 for one large dough with cheese and sauce. Additional toppings $1 each.
Bella Luna: $10 for one large dough with cheese and sauce. Additional toppings for some extra fee.
Laudano’s: $10 for one large dough with cheese and sauce. Additional toppings for an extra fee.Wallingford
Christos Restaurant and Bar: $10 for one large dough with cheese and sauce. Also doing meat kits, taco kits and “Italian Night” kits.
Amore Apizza: $9 for one large dough with cheese and sauce.
Paradise Pizza: $9 for one large dough with cheese and sauce. Pepperoni kit for $1 more.
Carini’s Pizza: $10 kit includes 18 oz of dough, 8 oz sauce, and 8 oz mozzarella cheese.
Stella’s: Around $10 for a medium dough with cheese and sauce included. Extra toppings are about $2 each. Southington
Craft Kitchen: $6 for a small dough, $10 for a large dough. Sauce and cheese included.
Zingarella: $7 for a kit, including dough, sauce and cheese.
Renaldo’s: Kits for pickup only. Kit starts at $7.
South Town Apizza: $6.50 kits include dough, sauce and cheese. Half-baked pizza also available.