Best artisanal dried pastas: Grammi, BenFatto 95, Amo, The Fishwives, and more
Nothing like the ordinary
If you're in the mood for some comfort food, nothing does the trick quite like pasta does. And while most of us aren't equipped or invested enough to work a pasta maker, that means setting our sights on ready-made ones. That doesn't mean settling for options at the supermarket, but rather shell out just a little more cash for artisanal, small-batch dried pasta. Take it from us, it will make all the difference once the noods are plated up.
From dried artisanal pastas to pasta kits that contain everything, down to the sauce, here's where to stock up.
Ex-accountant and now-chef Lee Yum Hwa thinks of pasta as the protagonist in his cooking. Choose from a selection of small batch fresh pastas that are handmade with love - all available in his laboratorio di pasta, or "pasta laboratory". He goes the extra mile with his handmade pasta, using traditional Italian tools, like bronze dies and wire-strung chittara instruments, as well as making hand-rolled pasta. While dine-ins at his private home dinners are suspended for the time being, grab your own handmade dried pasta to start.
Launched by Michelin-starred chef Beppe De Vito, Grammi is a new online restaurant and marketplace that's associated with big-name restaurants like Art, Aura, and Braci. Their extensive delivery menu includes different artisanal pastas that you can make at home, inspired by the taste of the chef's own Italian upbringing, while lending a Mediterranean touch. Organic pastas can also be paired with the house-made sauces and house-cured meats, all available on their website.
While Amo is more well-known for their pizzas, we think that their pasta is just as good. With a menu that features slow food for fast cooking, Amo's pasta kits are perfect for those who just want to take a back seat when it comes to preparing their meals. Each packed with a hearty portion of only the finest artisanal pastas and homemade sauces, thoughtfully put together to plate up a comforting bowl of restaurant quality pasta in under 20 minutes.
Don't be fooled by its name. Apart from delivering the freshest seafood and meats, The Fishwives also has a huge variety of organic, healthy, gluten-free pasta options available both online and in-store. They mainly get their pastas from Otway Pasta Company, which uses the finest quality ingredients to make the most nutritional and flavoursome pasta.
We hate to throw the word "authentic" around all the time, but this place really does serve up some authentic Italian pasta dishes — all available for you to recreate from the comfort of your own kitchen. Fresh pasta that's handmade daily, packaged in individual boxes that are ready to be served up hot.