The Cincinnati dining pros are getting creative during these uncertain times. Join in the fun—and support the local food scene—with these at-home food and drink experiences, all available for online order.
Orchids at Palm Court
So all your dates take place on your couch now, with a side of Disney+. That doesn’t mean they can’t be fancy. Order an Orchids at Palm Court Date Night kit and choose a tricked-out picnic tote filled with primo items like caviar and chocolate truffles. And of course, you can pair it with bottles of wine and champagne. Pick it up downtown (same day if you order by 2 p.m.).
$34–$54, pickup Tues.-Sat. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. 418 Race St., downtown, orchids-at-palm-court.myshopify.com
Learn how to make your own DIY pizza from none other than Cincinnati Magazine’s 2018 top-choice pizza parlor, Taglio. Order a pizza kit with dough, cheese, and pepperoni (other toppings like A Tavola bacon or hot honey by request). Then make totally delicious pizzas in the comfort (and safety) of your own kitchen with your loved ones.
$11–$20, pickup or delivery, 1201 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine; 3531 Columbia Pkwy., Columbia-Tusculum, eattaglio.com
If brunch tops your list of most-missed experiences, then try Sleepy Bee’s Virtual Brunch delivery. Order up some pancakes and goetta and add a virgin mimosa or Bloody Mary kit. Then “spike your own” drink, dial up a friend, and get brunching.
$8, pickup. 3098 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 533-2339; 9514 Kenwood Rd., Blue Ash, (513) 241-2339; 8 E. Fourth St., downtown, (513) 381-2339, sleepybeecafe.com
Was there ever a better time, emotionally, for wine and snacks? The Rhined has a menu of Quarantine Kits to bring the happy hour home to you, featuring a bottle of wine (red, white, sparkling, or rosé), plus three cheeses and crostini.
$50, delivery and curbside pickup. 1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 655-5938, therhined.com
Cincinnati Food Tours
Cincinnati Food Tours runs one of the best shows in town: A walkthrough of some of Findlay Market’s notable vendors, complete with samples at each stop. But until you can get there in person, try the Food Tour To-Go kit, filled with products from six market vendors: bagel chips from OTR Bagel Bar; hot cinnamon spice tea from Churchill’s Fine Teas; mild beef jerky from Eckerlin’s Meats; a mini chocolate bar from Maverick Chocolate; and sea salt cashews from Dean’s Mediterranean Imports.
$20, touchless delivery is available in Ohio within 15 miles of Findlay Market, as well as Covington, Newport, and Bellevue, Kentucky. cincinnatifoodtours.com