Forget banana bread, there’s a new trend in lockdown: vegan DIY meal kits!
Forget banana bread, there’s a new trend in lockdown: DIY meal kits. Missing your favourite vegan burgers? Don’t panic – we’ve found the best vegan DIY burgers and sweet treats from seven top vegan restaurants. From luscious Biscoff doughnuts to impossibly crispy jackfruit wingz, your lockdown dinners are sorted.
1. Doughnut Time
Delivery: UK Wide
Renowned doughnut chain Doughnut Time has taken lockdown by storm with the creation of their DIY doughnut kits.
If you haven’t heard of Biscoff yet I don’t know where you’ve been hiding for the past few years, but Doughnut Time has produced a doughnut kit championing the caramel biscuits.
The kit includes: four doughnuts, Biscoff spread, caramel glaze, chocolate glaze and five biscuits to decorate your creations.
Priced at £22 the kit is a bit of a splurge, but we all deserve a treat in lockdown, so why not order a piece of Biscoff heaven?
2. Rudy’s Vegan Diner
Delivery: UK Wide
The team who opened the UK’s first vegan butcher and London’s first vegan diner, Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner, has just made it easier for everyone to enjoy some of its popular signature dishes as it launches DIY meal kits for delivery nationwide in the UK.
The Camden-market based diner is offering four fantastic meals in its debut range of DIY delivery kits and they’ve made sure no one goes hungry by ensuring the kits are super generous in size and packed full of everything you need to create their dishes at home.
The DIY kits are a great option if you’re planning a night in for two as each box contains enough for two portions and cost just £18 each with £1 from each box sold donated to Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary.
3. Biff’s Jack Shack
London-based Love Shack have created a bumper box featuring Biff’s famous jackfruit wingz and burgers.
Delivering across London, this box is jam-packed with everything you need to create epic burgers and wingz, and even includes four bottles of Brewdog IPA to really recreate the nostalgia of pre-lockdown meals out.
Obviously no burger is complete without condiments, and Love Shack rectifies this by including ketchup from eco-friendly brand Rubies in the Rubble, and luscious nacho cheeze sauce from Kinda Co.
Priced at £30 this kit feeds two hungry humans with a stacked jackfruit burger each and four crispy wingz to share.
4. Plant Hub
Environmentally conscious plant-based restaurant Plant Hub in Hackney has created a DIY kit for their two gluten-free and vegan gnocchi dishes: one sweet tomato, and one truffled mushroom.
For £35 the kit not only includes the ingredients for 4 portions of delicious gnocchi featuring iamnutok products, but also their charcoal focaccia and nomlette mixes and a jar of their homemade ferments.
These kits can be delivered across London and you can even add a bottle of homemade Kombucha for an additional £7.50.
5. The Koffee Pot
Delivery: Greater Manchester
Located in Machester’s popular Northern Quarter, The Koffee Pot is a brunch destination not to be missed.
With lockdown forcing the café to close its doors, they have instead created a DIY brunch kit entitled ‘The Vegan Full Fry’.
Sound good? Well here’s what’s inside: four Good Life sausages, four potato rosti, vegan black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomato, vegan mozzarella, roasted peppers, spinach, marinara sauce, bread with vegan spread, and to top it off a carton of orange juice.
This epic brunch spread costs £20, with the option to add a rather enticing litre of Bloody Mary for just an additional £7.50.
6. Club Mexicana
Delivery: UK Wide
Following on from the success of the Bangin’ BBQ Rib Boxes this summer, Meriel Armitage and her team have curated a new nationwide delivery menu of their cult dishes for diners to roll up their sleeves and recreate in the comfort of their own home. With all dishes able to be easily assembled, Club Mexicana at Home will provide recipients with the elements of a Mexican fiesta and a monthly changing menu.
The Al Pastor taco box features Club Mexicana’s homemade chilli infused Al Pastor seitan, marinated in Meriel’s secret chillis Adobo sauce and accompanied by fresh corn tortillas. Taco toppings feature caramelised pineapple, red onion and a zingy salsa verde with a sprinkle of coriander, chilli lime seasoning and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Also on offer is the BBQ Short Rib taco kit featuring their cult classic jackfruit ribs served in tacos and topped with BBQ sauce, garlic mayo, dill pickle, slaw and lime.
Did you know the UK’s first vegan butchers is now offering DIY kits? Find them here.
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