Overwhelmed by all the restaurant choices in Austin? Staying in can now become your most enjoyable option with the help of these Austin-based companies that can deliver everything you need to create an elegant night without ever leaving your home.
Planning a romantic dinner date can be extremely stressful, so lessen the burden on yourself and place an order with Cilantro Lime, which offers same-day deliveries. Founder Anne Gardner combines her masters in plant physiology with her love of travel to bring bold world flavors straight to your kitchen using locally sourced ingredients. The on-staff nutritionist offers advice on over 60 of the flavorful recipes for two. Whip up tasty creations you never thought were possible, including tender monkfish with smoky gazpacho. 512-387-0569
Sourced will literally bring you a complete cocktail party in a barrel—just add friends! This service delivers everything you need to create high quality craft cocktails, including artisanal ice, barware, glasses, and a mixologist to teach you what to do before your guests arrive. All orders can often be completed same-day. For a summery cocktail sure to quench thirsts, try the citrusy Texas Paloma with tequila and grapefruit. 512-650-6246
Boasting dinners that can be made in 30 minutes or less, Gourmet By Numbers brings chef-inspired meal kits for one, two or four people. With an emphasis on seasonal, local, and organic ingredients, everything arrives prepped for a guaranteed easy experience. Try a single dish that catches your eye (maybe one of their guest chef creations—last month was Sonya Coté of Hillside Farmacy), subscribe to choose three options weekly, or drop by their brick-and-mortar to see what looks best. 7318 McNeil Dr., 512-900-5801
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes are a great option for foodies looking for local ingredients, and Johnson’s organic bounty always delivers. Filled with vegetables, fruits, and herbs fresh from the harvest, this program also includes a newsletter with recipes and invitations to member events. Boxes can also be partially customized to swap out items based on preferences. For instance, if you never liked broccoli, want to add farm-fresh eggs, or if you want to receive fair-trade organic coffee, there are a variety of options to choose from. 9515 Hergotz Lane, 512-386-5273
Basically a Texas farmer’s market in a box, Farmhouse Delivery offers produce delivery along with the option to add wares from beloved local purveyors. Look for Flying Pig Provision Company’s famous bacon, or gluten-free fudge cookies from Treasured Earth Foods. In addition, Farmhouse Delivery recently started Supper Club that will deliver proteins, sauces, and spices to help you make a meal in conjunction with the produce box. 720 Bastrop Hwy #110, 512-529-8569