Meal kits for the holidays

The onerous shuttering of Bay Area restaurants during the pandemic offers few restitutions and nearly no rewards—except for the rare opportunity to support local establishments by purchasing last-minute holiday food kits and packages. Unlocking the pearly gustatory gates of the area’s bountiful offerings with take-home meals or materials means that if you’ve ever waited months to dine at Berkeley’s renowned Chez Panisse or another fine restaurant, hoped to indulge in a special pizza instead of the usual run-of-the-mill pie, dreamed of impressing a lover or in-law with a freshly baked-at-home batch of Dark Chocolate Brownies from Oakland-based Renewal Mill or hankered to serve at home Reem’s California’s Djaj Mahshi (pick up an order of a whole or half roast chicken stuffed with spiced rice, beef and pine nuts at the Fruitvale location), this is your moment to shine.…


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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