With restaurants shut due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, a number of fun at-home cooking kits have come onto the market. Unlike a takeaway, these DIY kits come ready-to-cook, meaning you don’t only get a delicious meal but a fun cooking experience too.
Popular burger chain Patty&Bun launched their hugely successful Lockdown DIY Kits back in the spring. They offer several options and all you need to source is tomato and lettuce – everything else to create the perfect Patty&Bun burger is delivered with the kit. At £25.00 for a delicious 4-burger kit, it’s a great bet. Don’t just take our word for it – P&B were awarded TimeOut’s best DIY Kit in their ‘TimeIn’ Lockdown Awards in July.
French brasserie Côte have developed a huge range of ‘Côte at Home’ meals. These come chilled and ready-to-cook for a taste of Paris at home. They have options spanning across starters, mains, desserts and sides – from classic Beef Bourguignon to a delicate Tarte Fine aux Pommes. You can also order from their Boucherie and Fromagerie, choosing from a variety of beautiful meats and cheeses. BBC Good Food described the ingredients as ‘top notch’, and having sampled a number of the dishes we’d definitely agree.
Cash & Kari is the lockdown initiative from Hoppers, the Sri Lankan restaurant with 3 sites across London. They’ve made a huge impression on the capital’s food scene since opening their first restaurant in Soho in 2015. Cash & Kari is inspired by the corner shops of Sri Lanka and South India, offering a range of ready-to-cook Hoppers meals. The ‘Ultimate Hoppers Meal Kit’ promises to feed 4 with leftovers, and includes a variety of their most popular dishes such as Lamb Kothu Roti and Mutton Rolls.