If cooking at home more has meant eating less burgers because, well, effort, we get it. Not that making a burger is particularly challenging, but there’s a certain level of preparation that comes with it. Seasoning the meat, layering the cheese, slicing onions - when the last thing you’re looking for is another reason to cry. Basically, it requires effort. A burger meal kit, on the other hand, requires some different preparation. DJ-ing the assembly station, putting the TV on, and pouring drinks. One of those situations sounds more appealing, and both end in burgers, so read on for the best DIY kits for your next burger night in.
A single patty. Scratch that, two patties. Two slices of American cheese. One soft white bun. And you, wearing nothing but a chef’s hat. Welcome to the Bleecker Double Cheeseburger Burger Kit (hat not included). You can choose between regular cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, and a box of two double cheeseburgers and two vegetarian ‘Symplicity’ burgers. They’ve teamed up with Gunpowder, Bao, and some other restaurants to make kits, so check out their Instagram for their latest collabs and order here.
This British Afghan bbq spot is delivering excellent oat-smoked beef brisket buns across the UK. Each kit comes with vacuum sealed brisket, brioche buns, jalapeño jam, bbq sauce, and some house pickles. Order here.
In case you haven’t noticed, front gardens are the new back gardens, parks, festivals, and pretty much anything else. With that in mind, a stoop barbecue has been on our minds. If you’re thinking the same, then you’ll want Patty & Bun’s DIY lockdown burger kit. It comes with everything you need for an Ari Gold or Smokey Robinson, or the vegan burger version of both. You can order here.
The closest you’ve ever come to ‘mastering the kitchen’ is that time you played Mr Bumble in your primary school rendition of Oliver Twist. Luckily, the Smokestak meal kits look pretty foolproof. They’re delivering DIY bun kits, including their excellent beef brisket. Plus, there’s cocktails and sticky toffee pudding too.
Mac and Wild, home of the Veni-Moo burger (a double whammy of venison and beef), have created a burger kit so you can make their signature burger at home. Each kit comes with enough to feed four and includes everything you need, down to the gherkins. Order here.
This street food kitchen is now delivering burger kits nationwide. Pick between their bacon double cheeseburger, or their gravy-soaked Dalston dip. Both kits come with everything you need, down to their signature burger salt and they also have a halal version of their double cheeseburger, with turkey bacon. You can place an order here.
Texas-style barbecue restaurant, Smoke & Bones is not messing around with its smokehouse burger box. It has enough for four burgers, each with full halal beef mince, beef brisket, and turkey rashers inside. And if that sounds good to you, you should probably know that you can find wagyu brisket burnt ends covered in barbecue sauce in the meat section of their online shop. Just saying. Order here.
Burger & Lobster
Burgers come in all shapes and sizes. You’ve got the ones with single thin patties that are usually inhaled in seconds, the stacked ones that are artfully separated by slices of American cheese, and the two-handers. This burger kit is very much a two-hander. Each kit comes with an eight-ounce Nebraskan beef patty, all the usual toppings, and their secret burger sauce. They’ve got instructions as well as a video tutorial on how to perfectly cook the hefty patty on their website. Order here.