With a health crisis upon us, lots of people are choosing to stay home when there’s no important need to go out. For many, this means less instances of dining out and more home cooked meals and deliveries. If you’re the type who loves to go to different eateries, however, having limited delivery options can be frustrating.
What can you do instead? Lots of restaurants and fast food chains have already shared the recipes of some of their dishes online, so you can just make your own version at home. Here are some that you might want to try:
Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs
Everyone who has ever stepped foot in an Ikea would have tried their world-famous meatballs at some point. It’s so popular that copycat recipes have always been around and in demand. Luckily, Ikea felt generous enough to share the actual recipe. They tweeted an easy to follow guide here.
Pizza Express’ Dough Balls
Replicating pizzas isn’t that difficult for most home cooks but if you love other special items from your go-to pizzeria, then you might crave for them from time to time. One solution to this would be by whipping up a batch of Pizza Express’ Dough Balls. The chain made the recipe (alongside many others) available for download here.
Cheesecake Factory’s Korean Fried Cauliflower
To be fair with the Cheesecake Factory, they have always shared their recipes to their followers online through their website. Even before most areas went on lock down, you can already replicate their recipes at home the same way they do it in their stores. They don’t include recipes of their cheesecakes but you can find nice meal ideas there. You can easily start with their Korean Fried Cauliflower recipe here.
Shakey’s Pizza Mojos
Aside from their pizza, Shaky’s pizza’s potato mojos are some of the most popularly replicated recipes from the chain. Its taste and texture, despite being very starchy, really complements the food served in this pizzeria. Unfortunately, not everyone has easy access to it. If you want to make some and you’re tired of trying many copycat versions that fall short to your expectations, check out the recipe released by Shakey’s Japan here.
Shake Shack’s Cheese Sauce
Sometimes, it’s the accoutrements that make or break one’s food. If you want to take your homemade burgers and fries to the next level – like Shake Shack level, then you might want to learn how to make their Cheese Sauce. The chain shared a tutorial for the recipe here.
Wagamama’s Katsu Curry
With Wagamama being one of the most popular fast-casual dining restaurants in the UK, lots of people miss having some of their food all the time, quarantine time or not. If you’re one of them, you can now make some of Wagamama’s dishes at home with the help of their ‘Wok from Home’ series. For their inaugural episode, they demonstrated how to make the Katsu Curry. You can watch it here.
Pret a Manger’s Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies and sandwiches always go hand in hand for a sumptuous and satisfying meal. If you’re a fan of Pret and you love their dark chocolate chunk cookies, you can now make some at home using their very own recipe that you can find here.
Chipotle’s guacamole costs extra so why not just make some at home? They have once shared their guac recipe but since they changed it sometime back, they moved the recipe to their archives. So this recipe isn’t the exact one that they use right now but it’s still pretty good so you might still find it useful. Check it out here.
McDonald’s Hash Browns
A McDonald’s breakfast is not complete without some hash browns, so if you’re missing the early morning greasy and crunchy treat, fret not. The chain shared a guide in making them so you can recreate some at home. See the recipe card here.
Disney’s Toy Story Land’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Dole Whip, and Churro Bites
Olive Garden’s Chicken Parmigiana
OG’s chicken parm is one of their classics that lots of people love. Remaking them at home with copycat recipes just never seems to hit the spot so when the chain shared the actual recipe, everyone got excited. Try it out at home using this recipe.
With some cooking skills and the right ingredients from your pantry, you can definitely whip up some of these recipes at home without a fuss.