Veganuary has arrived and sadly we can’t go anywhere to enjoy a vegan feast. However, you need not worry as these Bristol restaurants and businesses are bringing vegan food straight to your door in the form of DIY kits and at home packages for you to enjoy. If you’re ready to attempt to cast aside meat and lower your carbon footprint for the month, here are 7 truly scrumptious plant-based DIY kits from Bristol’s best eateries to work your way through this month.
It’s true what they say, you can take the girl out the restaurant but you can’t the restaurant out of the girl – especially if she can order a DIY kit straight to her door. So sit back, relax and wait for the vegan treats to come to you.
Allowing customers to try their own hand at pizza making, Pizzarova is bringing DIY lockdown kits including ready-proofed dough, tomato sauce, cheese and, of course, the all important cooking instructions. It’s the perfect way to have the fresh-out-of-the-oven experience at home while the restaurant is closed – and you can take all the credit. Win-win. The kits make vegan pizza for two, and can be ordered here for just £11.50.
2. Flip Food
Flip Food store in Bedminster has been providing an array of plant-based essentials delights to Bristolians for the last year and these vegan wizards have now also developed a vegan DIY Mexican feast kit see us through Veganuary. The kit includes organic pulled jackfruit, soft corn tortillas, blue corn tortilla chips, refried beans, salsa ranchera, Applewood vegan cheese, Oatly crème fraîche, chipotle chili paste, sliced tinned jalapeños, smoky chipotle tacos & fajitas spice mix and habanero chilli extra hot sauce. Now anyone can become a fully fledged chef from the comfort of their own home with this kit. You can find their meal kits here.
Honest Burger have also launched a pretty irresistible range of burgers for us to recreate at home. You can choose either two or four vegan patties as part of this kit, as well as smoked gouda ‘cheese’, Rubies in the Rubble chipotle ‘mayo’, Honest pickled cucumber, red onion, French’s mustard, burger buns from The Bread Factory (with gluten free buns available) and of course, instructions. You’ll also receive an Honest tote bag which you can don when you head out to do your essential shopping. Head to their website to order.
Providing the opportunity to experience their infamous dumplings at home this lockdown and Veganuary, Eatchu has created bags of their very own dumplings for you to make from home. Plus, there’s no tricky folding involved! Choose from triple mushroom or roasted broccoli gyozas (or both!) which you can order via their website or Bristol Pantry. All you need is some soy, hoisin or sweet chilli sauce to dip those dumplings in and you can replicate the restaurant experience in the comfort of our own homes.
Bristol’s renowned vegan curry house, Gopal’s, boasts a feast for vegan (and meat-eater) eyes with their samosa chaat vegan kits. Gopal’s Curry Shack’s kit includes Punjabi pea and potato samosas, chickpea and tomato curry, crunchy sev, red onions, pomegranates, chaat masala, minty soy yoghurt, tamarind chutney and fresh coriander. You can even add their dreamy starters like poppadoms, chutney, pakoras and onion bhajis, as well as dairy-free ice cream for dessert. Head here to order yours.
There are few things in life more comforting than a warm bowl of pasta. Fortunately, vegans won’t have to go without this month thanks to Bristol’s independent and artisan pasta makers, Little Hollows Pasta Co and their meal kits. Each box includes everything you’ll need to make a 5* pasta dish in just five minutes, including freshly made pasta and an authentic sauce. Does vegan linguine with with roast cashew and walnut pesto tickle your fancy? It definitely tickles mine. Check out their pasta here!
Falafels are a great failsafe when it comes to a vegan diet and Yossi are the purveyors of delicious Middle Eastern food like falafels in Bristol. The falafel-makers have created three DIY kits, of different sizes, to create your own incredible falafel-filled pittas. The vegan kits include Yossi’s falafels, artisan pitta breads, a jar of hummus, a mini jar of coriander & chilli paste, a mini jar of pickled lemon spread, a mini jar of tahini and some fresh salad vegetables. So fill up your pittas and tuck into a great (and fun) vegan lunch alternative! Order yours here.