Burgers are one home delivery item that are best prepared on arrival. A cooked takeaway burger inevitably requires reheating and ideally taken apart to avoid ruining the fillings. It’s never going to taste as good when reheated. Many burger restaurants have realised this and have created DIY home burger kits with raw patties and all the ingredients to cook and assemble at home. Here are some of the best home delivery kits from the UK’s favorite burger joints, including a vegan burger restaurant and a chicken burger option.
Bleecker, nationwide, from £22 for four burgers
Zan Kaufman, the American founder of Bleecker burgers left a corporate law job in New York City to sell burgers out of a van in London in 2012 and now has seven permanent locations in the capital. Bleecker uses rare-breed, grass-fed beef from small farms in the UK and last year, they won the UK National Burger Award for their double cheeseburger. Loyal fans have been kept satisfied during the pandemic with home delivery kits that include the same meat, buns, cheese and seasoning that they use in their kitchens, as well as a full bottle of Bleecker house sauce. Nationwide delivery is every Friday.
The Ethical Butcher x Ground burger, nationwide delivery, £37 for four burgers and chips, nationwide
The Ethical Butcher, renowned for its 100% pasture fed, sustainable meat, has teamed up with Ground Burgers to provide superb quality burgers and home made chips for home delivery. The burgers are made from dry-aged, pasture-fed beef (absolutely no soy or grain feeds are used) from four of The Ethical Butcher’s UK farms. Their meat is good for the planet, better for animal welfare, and crucially, tastes better too. The kit is super easy to use with minimum prep required but the results are outstanding. Simply oven cook the chips and season, cook the burgers, toast the buns and then assemble using as much of the confit chilli, baconnaise and seasonal pickles as you like.
Honest Burgers, £16 for two burgers or £24 for four (delivery £6 nationwide)
Honest Burgers are one of London’s best gourmet burger chains so it’s no surprise that their DIY burger kits are excellent. Each Honest at Home DIY burger kit comes with everything you need to make their signature burgers at home: chopped British chuck steak and rib cap patties from their Honest Butchery, British Cheddar slices, dry cured smoked bacon rashers, burger buns from The Bread Factory plus carmelised red onion relish, pickles and a cheerful green tote bag. The kits also include rosemary salt to add to your homemade chips, if you’re so inclined.
Burger and Beyond, nationwide delivery, from £25 for four
Burger and Beyond offers a range of DIY Kits, including best-selling burgers and signature sides, delivered to your door. Expect the same top-quality ingredients used in their restaurant, including native breed meat from Swaledale Farm in the Yorkshire Dales. A customer favorite is the Bacon Butter Burger with 35 day aged minced beef blend, crispy pancetta bacon, American cheese, burnt butter mayo and pickled onions between two demi brioche buns.
Gaucho, nationwide delivery from £9/burger
Argentinian restaurant chain Gaucho has created a home delivery brand, Meat And Bun, offering ready made burger kits. Choose from Classic with 100% Argentine beef patty served in a brioche bun with bacon, baby gem lettuce, Monterey Jack cheese, mustard onions, pickled cucumber, cherry tomato jam or Bacon Cheese for an even more decadent treat.
Vurger Co, nationwide delivery, vegan kit for two £18.95
The Vurger Co. is one of the best vegan burger restaurants in London. The burgers use a variety of beans and pulses as their base and vary in spiceness, including black beans, chargrilled pepper and corn. Their best selling home delivery kit is the NY Melt Meal Kit, all vegan, with two patties, “cheese” slices, brioche vegan buns, lettuce, gherkins, tomato, burger sauce and a portion of skin on fries.
Chick n’ Sours, nationwide delivery, £50 for four
Chick ‘n’ Sours, the much-loved fried chicken restaurant founded by Carl Clarke and David Wolanski in 2015, has just launched a home DIY kit, featuring the restaurant’s famous fried chicken sandwiches, a great alternative to beef burgers. The “All In” kit features the restaurant’s most loved dishes, including the legendary crispy, juicy fried chicken. The kit includes two chicken sandwiches, four kung pao wings, four hot wings, four tenders, plus dips, watermelon salad, green coleslaw and bang bang cucumbers.