3. Make a Traditional Chinese New Year Meal
If you want to skip the crowd, here’s what you can do: cook a traditional Chinese New Year meal for your family and friends. Los Angeles-based indoor farm company, The Local Roots, is offering an eco-friendly Chinese New Year edition of its Dinner Party Kit, which comes with fresh ingredients to prepare a hearty meal.
Within this kit, you’ll have everything you need to prepare Soy Sauce Chicken and Tea Eggs, as well as family recipes from the founder (complete with explanations about the symbolism of the dishes), and a red envelope with $5 in Local Roots dollars.