Best burger kits
Recreate your favourite burger from the UK's best restaurants with these finish-at-home kits, including venison burgers, Iraqi burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and Flank's epic 'ribinator'
Looking for the best burger meal kits to try at home? Check out our selection, then take a look at our top restaurant meal kits. Or, make your own burgers from scratch with our epic cheeseburger recipe and more burger recipes.
Best burger meal kits
Venimoo burger, Mac and Wild
This kit provides all the ingredients and tips you need to create one of the Scottish restaurant brand’s most popular dishes at home; the deep, meaty 'venimoo' burger. Caramelise the hand-sliced onions and toast the brioche bun, then build your burger with Mac & Wild’s unique redcurrant jelly and Dijon mustard sauce, zingy gherkin slices, shredded lettuce and a dollop of creamy tarragon hollandaise. Fry the HG Walter patties (one aged beef and one venison per burger) and add the cheese. Then comes the secret chef’s tip… follow the handy Youtube video in which co-owner, Andy Waugh, teaches you how to build the burger in the pan and sizzle under a lid so that all ingredients ooze into each other for a restaurant-quality finish.
£24 for two people, £32 for four people, restaurantkits.com
Iraqi Tepsi Beitenjan burger, Juma Kitchen
Philip Juma has been sharing his Iraqi cooking in London since 2012, most recently with a permanent site in Borough Market. This two-course meal kit celebrates some of the most popular flavours from the restaurant in an easy to assemble form. There is slow cooked aubergine to warm up and pile on the rich lamb patties along with crunchy potato chips and a sweet red pepper ketchup. The burger is finished with crisp lettuce, fresh parsley and crunchy pickled cucumber. Instructions are clear and concise and the whole thing comes together with ease. The knafa dessert is a revelation – double cream, mozzarella and shredded filo is layered and baked, then finished with blossom syrup and a rose and pistachio topping for a crunchy, creamy, sweet wonder.
£30 for two people, restaurantkitsuk.com
GROUND burger and chips, Ethical Butcher
This burger kit aims to be ‘climate-positive’, meaning the production of each element is designed to help the environment rather than harm. The pasture-fed, dry-aged burger patties are the star here, simply seasoned with salt so the flavour of the beef can shine. The extras are great – green chillies from Devon confited in butter, a jar of homemade pickles based on whatever wonky veg is in season (ours had cabbage and rhubarb), baconnaise (a rich blend of mayo and smoky bacon) and cheddar from certified Pasture For Life farms. Piled up in a soft brioche bun it was a perfectly balanced mouthful and a cut above your average burger offering. It comes with a generous helping of par-cooked chips which just needed a quick blast in the oven to produce a beautifully crunchy result with seaweed salt to finish them, another lovely detail.
£37 for 4 burgers, ethicalbutcher.co.uk
Beef brisket burgers, Libertine burgers
Libertine has two outlets in the Midlands and has something of a cult following. Its home kit is far from average, featuring four beef patties made with flank, chuck and brisket with a deeply meaty flavour. Instructions are on the nice side of bossy, explaining exactly which order to load up each sesame seeded brioche bun with Heinz ketchup, French’s mustard, pickles (all provided) and iceberg lettuce. Cook burgers for four minutes on each side, add seasoning, American cheese slices, crispy bacon and boom. Dedicated burger flippers can supplement the kit with tools such as Hell’s Kitchen grill scraper (£24.50), also sold online.
£25 for four people, libertine-burger.myshopify.com
This OTT creation from Flank London founder and chef Tom Griffiths was inspired by the McRib sandwich (and the Terminator films) and was created by Griffiths especially for the at-home experience. The main element is the ‘rib’ –made up of different slow-cooked and smoked cuts of pork which have been compressed, chef-style, into a sandwich shaped slab which you brown in the pan, then finish off in the oven. This is then layered with BBQ glaze, smoky ketchup, puffed rice, crispy onions and crunchy pickles in a soft long brioche bun. The finished 'ribinator' looks a bit daunting – the rib is thicker than the bun – but on biting, it surrenders into soft, juicy meat and the other elements mean there are plenty of contrasting textures. One for meat lovers.
£25 for two people, restaurantkitsuk.com
Tribute burger, Honest Burger
Honest Burgers started out in Brixton, London but now is a well-respected chain with multi sites around the UK. There are four different burgers kits on offer, including a plant-based burger and a monthly changing special – we went for the Tribute. In the box are two hefty patties, cheese slices, dry cured bacon and soft burger buns, as well as homemade burger sauce, crunchy dill pickles and rosemary salt to season your own fries or wedges. There’s also a red onion (for slicing), a fresh bottle of French’s burger mustard and an Honest tote bag. The execution takes about 15 minutes and comes together perfectly. The patty is made from chopped (not minced) chuck and rib cap which gives a lovely texture and it ensures it's super-juicy. There’s a great tip for steaming the buns whilst cooking, which gives a nice squidge to the finished burger. We loved the generous amount of pickles and burger sauce. Add a pile of crisp fries and an ice-cold beer and this is as close to an authentic Friday night burger joint experience as you’ll get at home.
£17 for two people, shop.honestburgers.co.uk
Bacon butter and fried chicken burgers, Burger & Beyond
Sure, we could make burgers at home without any help. But they wouldn’t turn out like this Shoreditch restaurant’s bacon butter burger. With shiny, sesame-seed topped brioche buns, 35-day-aged minced beef, pancetta bacon, American cheese slices, burnt butter mayo and diced pickled onion, this feeds-four kit is great value – not to mention straightforward to cook. New kits for the likes of fried chicken burgers and truffle tots have just been launched, and the London restaurant is now back open to customers.
£25 for four people, burgerandbeyondshop.co.uk
Vegan New York melt burgers, The Vurger Co
This fast-food joint is a contender for London’s best vegan food. Now you can make one of its signature stacks, the New York melt, at home. Each kit (£18.95) feeds two and includes vegan brioche buns, Beyond Burger patties, vegan cheese, lettuce, gherkins, tomato, a jar of The Vurger Co’s house burger sauce, and fries. The Vurger Co outlets in Shoreditch, Canary Wharf and Brighton are currently open for takeout.
£18.95 for two people, thevurgerco.com
Vegan burgers, Libertine Burgers
Craving a classic burger with all your favourite toppings? Pair Libertine’s signature plant-based patty with a fluffy brioche bun, vegan cheese, punchy pickles, ketchup and mustard. The best traditional dishes are the ones that keep it simple, and that’s certainly true of this all-inclusive burger kit. All the cooking instructions are included, nothing more complicated than toasting the buns and frying the patties for around 4 minutes on each side. This kit would be ideal for a family night in, just don’t forget to bring the fries. The juicy burgers are laced with chopped onion for an extra dose of flavour.
£23 for four people, libertine-burger.myshopify.com