Food & Drink

Stock Your Freezer with Premade Meals from These Seattle Restaurants

La Dive Pizza, Junebaby Stew, Dough Zone Dumplings, and More
January 4, 2021
It's not (just) delivery, it's La Dive: The Capitol Hill natural wine bar now sells its own frozen pizzas. (La Dive)

While frozen food may conjure thoughts of plastic-wrapped TV dinners and other microwave meals, Seattle is currently undergoing something of a frozen-food renaissance: Many local restaurants are offering everything from pizza to dumplings to lasagna in frozen form, so you can conveniently stash them away in your freezer for those nights you don't feel like cooking. To help you build your own stockpile of no-fuss meals, we've rounded up a list of places offering these options, from Southern meals at Edouardo Jordan's vaunted Junebaby to pizza at the trendy wine bar La Dive. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

DUMPLINGS

Dough Zone Dumpling House
The fan-favorite dumpling chain is packing up frozen bags of their succulent pork soup dumplings, pillowy pork buns, and crispy potstickers, so you can hoard them away for when a craving strikes.
Various locations
Pickup or delivery

Dumpling the Noodle
This charming Wallingford spot has a wide variety of frozen dumplings available, with fillings like pork and chives, Napa cabbage, chicken and corn, beef and bell peppers, beef and onions, bok choy and mushrooms, and a vegan mix with Napa cabbage, tofu, and carrots.
Wallingford
Pickup or delivery

Dumpling Generation
This northeastern Chinese restaurant with locations in Edmonds and Lake Forest Park sells frozen dumplings that can be steamed or pan-fried at home.
Edmonds, Lake Forest Park
Pickup

Kathmandu Momocha
This Himalayan food truck slings frozen momo (Himalayan dumplings) with fillings like pork, beef and cheese, chicken, vegetables, spinach and cheese, and more, as well as other frozen dishes, like beef and potato curry or yellow lentil soup. Pre-order by Wednesday for pickup on Friday or Saturday each week
Shoreline
Pickup

Korochka Tavern
Wallingford's Russian-themed bar, which Stranger contributor Meg van Huygen praised in summer 2019 for its "cozy, unpretentious chill," sells frozen batches of their vareniki (potato and cheese dumplings). Tack on a cocktail and you've got the makings of a lovely evening.
Wallingford
Pickup or delivery
 
Little Ting’s Dumplings
Stranger contributor Naomi Tomky has written that the "most unmissable item on the menu" at this homey Greenwood favorite is "a bag of the house specialty, frozen, to answer all of your at-home dumpling needs." 
Greenwood
Pickup

Mama's Dough
This Chinese restaurant tucked inside Kent's "Great Wall Shopping Mall" features a variety of frozen dumplings, including pork xiao long bao, house special bao, and chive and egg pancakes.
Kent
Pickup or delivery

Revel
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's modern Korean street food restaurant is now selling frozen packs of its famous short rib wontons, ready to be boiled to be eaten on their own or thrown into a soup.
Fremont
Pickup or delivery

Szechuan Noodle Bowl
Pick up a frozen bag of chewy hand-pleated gyoza from this underrated Sichuan gem in the International District.
Chinatown-International District
Pickup

Pick up a pile of frozen soup dumplings from this Chinese street food-inspired counter. The menu even features bamboo steamers for heating up your dumplings and handcrafted sauces to enjoy with them.
Bellevue
Pickup or delivery

PIZZA AND PASTA

Cafe Juanita
Chef Holly Smith's acclaimed Kirkland restaurant offers frozen goat cheese gnocchi for easy, comforting meals at home. They suggest adding the boiled gnocchi to their pre-made rabbit ragout or pork sugo, or tossing them in homemade tomato sauce.
Kirkland
Pickup

La Dive
If you're looking for something a cut above DiGiorno, Capitol Hill's hip natural wine bar and bottle shop recently started selling their own frozen pepperoni, cheese, and supreme pizzas, which pair perfectly with a bottle of their minimal-intervention vino.
Capitol Hill
Pickup or delivery

Machiavelli
While not technically frozen, this beloved red-sauce joint is currently offering their lasagna bolognese and eggplant parmesan uncooked so you can bake them at home or freeze them for later.
Capitol Hill
Pickup

Pasta Casalinga
This Pike Place pasta purveyor has a full menu of frozen entrees, including rigatoni, lasagna, and cannelloni, all made with their house-made fresh pasta.
Pike Place Market
Pickup

OTHER

Bateau
Renee Erickson's French-inspired steakhouse is selling their gloriously beefy, salty, crispy frites in frozen form with a side of aioli, so you can enjoy them hot out of the oven (or fryer!) in your own kitchen.
Capitol Hill
Pickup or delivery

Cafe Flora
What morning wouldn't be improved by the aroma of hot, gooey cinnamon rolls baking in your oven? Longtime vegetarian favorite Cafe Flora now sells frozen eight-packs of their famous vegan cinnamon rolls, along with cream cheese icing and baking instructions.
Madison Park
Pickup or delivery

Junebaby
Edouardo Jordan's lauded Southern restaurant has teamed up with the local frozen meal company Performance Kitchen Crafted (formerly Eat Local) to offer single-serving frozen entrees, so you can enjoy their comforting James Beard Award-winning cuisine at a moment's notice. The frozen dishes include chicken ragu and cornbread pie, hoppin' John (their version of the Southern staple features Louisiana-style black eyed peas with bell peppers, chives, and aromatic rice), slow-cooked okra and pearled barley stew, and pulled pork shepherd's pie.
Ravenna
Pickup or delivery