Honest at Home DIY burger kit review: Burger post is the best kind of post
*Warning* This may make you hungry...
The world may be (finally) starting to open up again, but we don’t all have the luxury of living within delivery distance of some of our favourite restaurants.
Having moved out of London-ish last year, and somewhat further west, one of my first thoughts was – I’m really going to miss some of the restaurants in the city.
In particular, I’m really going to miss burgers.
Yes you can cook a decent burger at home (we’ve seen many excellent examples on FoodTribe!), but I’ve never quite managed that little je ne sais quoi. It’s always missing… something.
Honest at Home: Bring on the burger porn
Honest Burger has been one of my faves for years. They are also one of the chains which have broken free of the London bubble and started to open up around the UK, from Brighton to Liverpool.
During the chaos of the pandemic, they also launched the ‘Honest at Home’ service. Aka burgers for everyone, regardless of whether you live within Deliveroo-distance of one!
Honest Burger DIY kit
You can order the Honest Burger DIY kit, which comes with: Chopped British chuck steak & rib cap patties from the Honest Butchery, British Cheddar slices, dry cured smoked bacon rashers, burger buns from The Bread Factory (or Gluten Free buns), Honest kitchen red onion relish. Honest kitchen pickles, and an Honest tote bag.
Or the Tribute burger DIY kit, which swaps the cheddar for American cheese, and adds Honest burger sauce, pickled cucumber, red onion, and a bottle of French’s mustard.
There’s also the plant burger DIY kit, which comes with plant based burgers, smoked gouda ‘cheese’, Rubies in the Rubble chipotle ‘mayo’, Honest pickled cucumber, burger buns, red onion, French’s mustard and the coveted Honest tote bag.
Possibly most importantly, all come with a little pot of rosemary salt for your homemade chips. It wouldn’t be an Honest burger without it... to be honest.
Honest is known for its monthly specials too, and some (but not all of these!) make it to the DIY kits. I ordered the fondue burger in February, which was incredible. I mean, just look at it…
An appropriate amount of cheese?
Ohhhh yehhhh. Ordered one of Honest Burgers' DIY kits and it was EPIC. It's the fondue burger kit (believe it or not from that amount of che
This month’s limited edition is the Barcelona DIY kit, which I may well also have to order. It comes with: Chopped British chuck steak & rib cap patties, Honest burger buns, Torres Jamon Iberico crisps, Manchego cheese, grilled onions, bravas sauce, confit garlic mayo, plus Brindisa staples: premium quality green olives with chilli for snacking and a tin of sweet smoked paprika for your cupboard.
Both kits I’ve tried have been easy to put together, and there is a video from co-founder Tom with some top tips on how to cook it to perfection. And apart from going for chunky chips rather than Honest's slimmer ones, it tastes exactly like the real deal.
Including delivery, the Honest Burger and Tribute DIY kit costs £30 for four, with the specials costing a little more – the current Barcelona kit is £29 for two, but does come with a few extras.
If you're looking for an alternative to your usual takeaway night, I'd wholeheartedly recommend you give the Honest DIY kits a go.
Our Honest at Home kits have everything you need for a DIY burger night in. Either go for classic buns or gluten-free.