What’s a ghost kitchen, you ask? Don’t fear, there’s nothing spooky about it, however when you’d want to name it a digital eatery, that’s acceptable too.
For the sake of defining this comparatively new time period, we’ll stick to ghost kitchens. Mainly, it’s a delivery-only restaurant, or a restaurant with out a eating room.
The thriller of the ghost kitchen is that you simply’ll hardly ever know the place they’re positioned. They’re working from inside an current restaurant or they’re working out of a rentable industrial kitchen, like Revolving Kitchen in Garland or CIBO Kitchens in Frisco.
On the finish of the day, they’re avoiding the expense of a full restaurant for all of the comprehensible causes we will think about.
Ghost kitchens aren’t a brand new idea, however they’ve grown in reputation for the reason that onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Foodies nonetheless worth restaurant-quality meals, however want to have it delivered. On the similar time, restaurateurs and gifted Cooks want a artistic approach to keep afloat.
Most of those hidden kitchens ship by way of third-party corporations, comparable to UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates, whereas a couple of would possibly use their very own supply drivers or provide curbside choose up.
We’re digging this good kitchen-sharing idea. It offers cooks an opportunity to attempt one thing new whereas we reap the handy advantages. Listed below are 7 of our favourite native ghost kitchens, out there on a meals supply app close to you!
Ghost Kitchen #1: Pancakes With Advantages
Pancake lovers in Plano are rejoicing for the artisan crafted pancakes delivered to their door by Pancakes With Benefits. The flavors are out of this world: Lemon Ricotta, Cinnamon Roll, Scorching Cocoa, and even Vegan, amongst others. These persons are severe about pancakes, and we’re secretly hoping they open a full restaurant sometime. Till then, we’ll take pleasure in consuming them at house in our pajamas.
Ghost Kitchen #2: Secret Sauce Barbecue
City Works places across the nation, together with the Frisco location, have their very own ghost kitchen model known as Secret Sauce BBQ. Who knew? This takeout and delivery-only idea has a reasonably large menu that features Texas-style Chili, a BBQ Hen Chopped Salad, BBQ Pork Tacos, and a Smokehouse Burger. Attempt a Smoker Combo Plate or some grilled corn on the cob, and don’t miss the children’ menu.
Ghost Kitchen #3: It’s Simply Wings
You’ve in all probability ran into It’s Just Wings in your favourite meals supply app, however might not have realized you have been really ordering from Chili’s. Dallas’ personal Brinker Worldwide is leveraging their current Maggiano’s and Chili’s kitchens and cooks to supply a wings-only menu with loads of flavorful sauces and many curly fries on the facet.
Ghost Kitchen #4 Foodgod Truffle Fries
The delivery-only menu at Foodgod Truffle Fries is, clearly, all concerning the fries. You’ll discover flavors like garlic parmesan, buffalo truffle, and loaded truffle, plus burgers, hen tenders, and hen sandwiches. While you search on-line for supply zones, you’ll discover fairly a couple of outcomes round Collin County. This is because of their intelligent collaborations with other restaurants within the space.
Ghost Kitchen #5: Good as Cluck
The menu at Good as Cluck is concentrated on one factor, and one factor solely. Wings and tenders, at all times delivered scorching and recent in Plano. You possibly can have your wings sauced and tossed, or dealt with with a dry rub, no matter sounds good to you. Select from bone-in, breaded, tenders, and flappers, or combine it up and go for a combo. Don’t overlook the fries, and don’t be shy to ask for additional sauce on the facet. Sauces vary from gentle to loopy scorching, with artistic flavors like Pineapple Habanero and Bourbon Teriyaki.
Ghost Kitchen #6: Man Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen
One of many better-known ghost kitchens, we hear that Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen is working out of Brio Italian Grille and Buca di Beppo places in Allen, Frisco, Dallas, and Southlake. The delivery-only menu provides an assortment of savory appetizers, like bourbon brown sugar barbecue wings, cheesesteak egg rolls, and jalapeno pig poppers. You’ll additionally discover flavorful entrees comparable to Hen Parm-eroni, a Cuban Sandwich, and Mac Daddy Mac n Cheese.
Ghost Kitchen #7: TLC Vegan Kitchen
Vegan chef Troy Gardner’s TLC Vegan Kitchen (the acronym is Tastes Like Hen) is on a mission “to create a greater world, one vegan dish at a time,” and he’s doing it from Revolving Kitchen, a industrial kitchen and digital meals corridor in Garland. The 100% craft vegan kitchen is supply and curbside pick-up solely, and provides family-style meals or boxed lunches. Widespread menu objects embrace Chef Troy’s well-known hen fried oyster mushrooms, award-winning Texas chili, and nationally famend banana foster pudding.
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