Veganuary just got a lot easier.
Veganuary has arrived and more and more people are getting involved in this month dedicated to going vegan. If you’re considering changing your dietary ways or just fancy a break from a meaty option, then check out our guide to some of the top vegan DIY kits that Birmingham restaurants are offering right now.
Dishoom carried us through 2020 and the subsequent lockdowns with their breakfast bacon naan kits. Luckily, it wasn’t all too long until they created an equally delicious plant-based alternative. The vegan sausage naan rolls, developed by Chef Neil Rankin of BBC’s Great British Menu, hit their website just a few months ago and have already become a crowd favourite. You’ll have the chance to bake your very own this Veganuary with their home DIY kit that includes all the necessary ingredients and instructions to emulate the restaurant’s unique flavours. Order yours here.
Biff’s has been named London’s best vegan junk food joint by a member of the Secret Media team – and rightfully so! Fortunately, these insanely talented chefs have created a couple of meal kits featuring their famous burgers to carry us through Veganuary with a touch of indulgence. You’ll have The Big Jack Kit (chicken-style jackfruit patties, vegan brioche buns and their top secret burger sauce) and The Father Jack (chicken-style jackfruit patties, bourbon BBQ sauce, onion rings and their infamous vegan bacun jam) to choose between – or better yet, treat yourself to both. Order yours here.
3. Bare Bones
Allowing customers to try their own hand at pizza making, Bare Bones Pizza 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. There are pizza kits for 2 or 4 people, with vegan options available, and can be ordered on their website from just £16.99. You can also add extra toppings to your pizza including vegan seitan pepperoni.
If you’ve been missing your ramen and katsu curries dearly, fear not. Kodawari is the spot for you. Throw in some pak choi and oyster mushrooms and fragrant aubergine for sides and there’s some cracking lockdown grub available to ease you through the boredom. There are three vegan DIY kits by Kodawari for you to choose from including an aubergine katsu curry, a spicy miso ramen or a charred onion shoyu ramen. Based in Bromsgrove, Kodawari offer both local and nationwide delivery of their kits with orders arriving on Friday or Saturday, but be quick as these kits go fast! Order yours here and why not throw some vegan gyoza into your basket too!
If you still want a slice of the action but from your humble abode, pizza restaurant Rudy’s is delivering some fine bake at home pizzas to your door. The range includes a butternut squash base pizza topped with roquito peppers, green chillies, tender stem broccoli, red onions, basil, thyme and pine nuts – as well as vegan spins on popular pizzas Calabrese and Ortolana. The Calabrese is topped with preserved black bean N’duja, celeriac ‘ricotta’, fresh basilâ and San Marzano tomatoes, while the Ortolana consists of San Marzano tomatoes, roasted butternut squash, red onions, toasted pine nuts, fresh chilli and sundried tomatoes. You can order yours here.
Libertine has also launched some pretty irresistible DIY burger kits for us to recreate at home, including a vegan one. This kit includes four of their signature plant-based patties, a bottle of ketchup and mustard, pickles, a pot of Libertine’s blend, vegan cheese, buns and of course, instructions. Plus, you even receive a Libertine sticker pack, which with the burgers is bound to brighten up your day in lockdown. Head to their website to order.
7. Pietanic Pies
Pietanic is alive and ticking for you to indulge this lockdown. Generously-filled pies is a good self-care method during normal times. So, you best believe it’ll work better during this cold January in lockdown. Order an obscenely satisfying pie and forgot your worries just for a moment. It’s even free delivery for all Birmingham postcodes starting with B. They have two vegan bake at home pies available including a saag aloo pie and a thai green curry pie. Plus, you can mix and match six pies for £25. Order your vegan bake at home pies here.
8. Land X Pineapple Club
The Birmingham vegetarian and vegan restaurant, Land, has collaborated this month with Brum bar, Pineapple Club, to create an at-home vegan box which includes two dishes accompanied by cocktails. The restaurant which makes seasonal vegetables the star of the show is serving roasted cauliflower with a satay sauce, coriander pesto and chilli jam as a main course for the first week of January. All you need to do is reheat. As for pudding, vegans can enjoy a vanilla and black pepper panna cotta served with blackberries, miso caramel and oat crumble. The vegan boxes, which costs £35, area available to order every Monday via Pineapple Club’s website here.