It has certainly been a very shakey start of year 2021 with Bristol (and the whole of UK!) in lockdown number 3. A challenging time for everyone physically and mentally, being cooped up indoors most of the time and desperately searching for that something to look forward to each week!
The great news is we have something for you to get excited about! Recently, a lot of restaurants in Bristol have been launching amazing cook-at-home kits & live cook-along meal kits, which we think, could definitely be something for you to look forward as a really nice treat!
What are cook-at-home kits?
These home restaurant meal kits are created to give you that restaurant experience at home! We know, we know… it’s not the same as eating out, but it’s as close as you can get to it! All of these kits include the complete prepped ingredients alongside recipes or a link that enables you to cook along with their Head Chef on Instagram or Facebook! It is fun, different, and you could learn how to re-create some of the most popular dishes in Bristol!
There are quite a few independent restaurants in Bristol offering these home cooking kits at the moment, so to make it easier for you, we’ve collated our top 11 favourite cook-at-home kits in Bristol for you. We hope that this will give you some exciting ideas for date night, special celebrations, anniversaries… or just simply to help get you through lockdown!
One last thing – we want you to know that we’re all in this together, you’re NOT alone, and hopefully this will be our last lockdown, ever!
Root has created a vegetarian cook-at-home kit for you to enjoy at home! They put a lot of pride in working with local producers and using seasonal ingredients. Not to mention, their kit’s menu changes weekly.
Each home cooking kit contains 3 main dishes, 3 sides, and 1 dessert – enough for 2 people. All preparations have been done, so all you need to do is follow a few simple steps which is included in the kit on how to complete it, and voila, dinner is served!
This cook-at-home kit is veggie based; available with collection only.
2. Paco Tapas
Paco Tapas has created a cook-at-home kit based around their famous Chef’s Menu! They have included all of their best tapas dishes in it and we have to admit… it’s absolutely brilliant!
Each kit contains 12 tapas dishes and 1 dessert for 2 – 4 people to enjoy! They also come with complete instructions to guide you through the whole cooking process!
This cook-at-home kit is a mixture of meat and veggie dishes; available with both collection and delivery.
Box-E’s luxurious vegetarian cook-at-home kit comes with minimal cooking efforts. They have designed it so that you can enjoy the food without putting too much elbow grease into it!
Each kit contains 2 main dishes and 1 dessert for 2 to enjoy! They also come with simple guides to help you put them together!
This cook-at-home kit is veggie based but you can request for vegan option; available with collection only.
4. The Ox
The Ox has created a variety of delicious meat based cook-at-home kits for everyone to enjoy at home!
They have a few home cooking kits to choose from such as: a 3-course steak menu for two, Sunday roast menu for 2, Burn’s night themed menu for 2, or individual cook-at-home steaks! There are also side dishes, desserts and wines to add on top of that. All of the kits come completely prepped with simple cooking instructions.
These cook-at-home kits are mainly meat based; available with delivery only.
5. The Plough Inn
The Plough has created super fun cook-at-home taco kits for you to have a mega taco party at home!
Their mega taco kits can be ordered for 1 to 4 people! They all come with a simple taco guides so that you can freestyle and create some awesome combos! All of their taco ingredients come separately as well to ensure freshness.
These cook-at-home kits can be meat, veggie or vegan option; available with collection & delivery.
Pizzarova has created a variety of pizza-making kits for you to learn how to make their famous sourdough pizzas at home!
They have a few pizza-making kits to choose from such as: double chorizo pizza kit, margherita’s pizza kit, garlic bread kit, vegan sausage pizza kit, anchovy olive & caper pizza kit! All of them can be ordered for 2 – 4 people!
These pizza-making kits have vegan & gluten free options; available with delivery only.
7. Souk Kitchen
Award winning, Souk Kitchen, has created an Eastern Mediterranean inspired and mezze style cook-at-home kit for you to enjoy at home.
Each mezze kit contains 6 vegan tapas dishes enough for 2 people. They’re all prepped with easy to follow instructions! You can also add a few extra side dishes to go with it if you’re feeling hungry!
This cook-at-home kit & sides are mostly vegan, a few meat options; available with collection only.
8. Pasta Loco
Pasta Loco has created special cook-at-home kits for you to enjoy their famous pasta carbonara at home.
They have a few home cooking kits to choose from such as: 3-course carbonara / black truffle menu with signature wine for 2, carbonara / black truffle with house wine for 2, or carbonara / black truffle only for 2. They all come with simple cooking instructions and home-made foccacias.
These cook-at-home kits are meat & veggie based; available with collection & delivery.
9. Finish & Feast
Finish & Feast offers 3-course fine-dining kits that are designed by UK’s top Chefs!
They currently have 4 fine-dining cooking kits created by Chef Tom Aikens, Marianne Lumb, Thomas Frake, and Dean Banks. The kits are for 2 people, all come with prepped ingredients, and detailed assembly instructions.
These fine-dining cooking kits have meat, fish and vegan options; available with delivery.
Pasture has live cook-along at home kits that are created by the owner & chef, Sam Elliot.
They have 2 home cooking kits to choose from: 3-course porterhouse steak kit for 2 and 3-course Sunday roast kit for 2. They all come with prepped ingredients. The only difference is that the cooking instructions are all video based! Chef Sam Elliot will be live streaming their cooking tutorial on Pasture’s Instagram so you can make it alongside him or you can choose to watch it at a later date.
These home cooking kits are meat based; available with delivery only.
11. Hideaway BS9
Hideaway has live cook-along at home kits for you to enjoy at home.
They have different dishes to choose from weekly – all based on dishes that will be in their upcoming menu! They all come with prepped ingredients. The only difference is that the cooking instructions are all video based! Their Head Chef will be live streaming their cooking tutorial on their Facebook page so you can make it alongside them. You can also choose to watch it at a later date if you wish!
These cooking kits are a mixture of veggie and meat based; available with delivery only.
By Cherine (Creative Director & Founder of Foodiependent)