Published 23 February 2021
It’s hard to recreate restaurant-quality food at home, but with the right at-home kit, you don’t need superlative cooking skills to make a delicious burger. With so many on offer, it’s hard to know which to pick. So, this week the CODE team is sharing some of our favourite burger kits to try in lockdown. Some are on the CODE app – and there’s others we just enjoy!
As one of the first to launch a DIY burger kit, Patty & Bun and HG Walter helped pave the way for everyone to enjoy (almost) restaurant quality meals during lockdown. In reality, the only difference between the Ari Gold and Smokey Robinson are the onions (either pickled or smoky) – but who cares, as they’re both delicious and so juicy that a bib wouldn’t go amiss. The vegan kits complete with THIS Isn’t bacon, smoky mayo and vegan cheese are also a winner, so there’s something for everyone.
£15 for two. Click here to order
CODE members can get an exclusive offer for Patty & Bun via the CODE app
Everyone loves Honest Burger, and for good reason. For a fail-safe delivery option and something deliciously simple to put together, the Honest Burger box takes some beating. Customers will love the soft brioche, very good patties, generous amounts of cheese and even more generous amounts of relish, pickles and some rosemary salt if you can be bothered to make chips. There’s a video from co-founder Tom you can follow along with, plus you get an Honest tote bag thrown in for good luck. Win, win.
£17 for two. Click here to order
To read our CODE meets with the co-founder of Honest Burger, click here
Whether you’re a fan of ‘fake’ meat or not – you can read James Lewis’s argument in favour of it in his article for CODE Quarterly here – even the most dedicated carnivores would struggle to find fault with this burger. Incredibly realistic and perfectly tender and juicy, the New York melt meal kit includes beyond burger patties, special burger sauce and a buttery brioche bun. While you’re there, be sure to check out the mac n cheese and loaded BBQ brisket fries, too.
£18.95 for two, including fries. Click here to order
For all the refined excellence in James Cochran’s cooking, his buttermilk fried chicken has always been a cult favourite – and it’s now available to the nation via the Restaurant Kits platform. This kit does require a competent hand at frying, but the tender jerk marinated chicken thighs from HG Walter are forgiving. Once done, all that’s left to do is stack up your brioche bun with the punchy blue cheese sauce, crunchy bacon bits, shredded lettuce and as much of the fiery scotch bonnet jam as you can handle.
£32 for four. Click here to order
CODE members get 10% off on all Restaurant Kits via the CODE app
Burger and Beyond has plenty of kits on offer, from a double bacon butter burger to crispy fried chicken, but we love the bougie burger. It deserves an unboxing video of its own – a serious bit of kit containing everything you need to recreate their best-selling burger four times over. The patty is a 35-day aged minced beef blend, and there’s an incredible marrownaise sauce, signature steak sauce, beef fat onions, double American cheese and some buttery brioche buns, too. Don’t forget to add some sides, including the truffle tots.
£25 for four. Click here to order
CODE members can get an exclusive offer for Burger and Beyond via the CODE app
Did the committed carnivores at MEATliquor (hey, the clue’s in the name) only invent their vegan burger for the puntastic name? The Tempeh Tantrum plant-based burger has all the good stuff in it without the meat; think tempeh, mushroom & beetroot patties, vegan cheese, burger sauce, lettuce and pickle. You’ll have juices running down your arm just like the (whisper it) Dead Hippie.
£15 for two. Click here to order