un is no prerequisite for firing up the grill: get a festival-style poncho – umbrellas are out, they trap the smoke – and you’re good to go. Call it part of the Great British Summer Experience.
Still, barbecues are meant to be about having fun; slavishly stirring up marinades and dedicating yourself to the overnight ordeal of a truly great pulled pork needn’t be the thing. Instead, crack a cold one and take it easy; it’s time to call in a kit.
Chill and grill with Alexander Mair’s first-rate offerings; all the classics, plenty of veg and even a box themed for the Euros. Order by midday Thursday for Friday delivery.
Steak, pork, lamb, guanciale, a ton of salad, stracciatella, a decent bottle of red if you want it: this lot have everything.
Provenance Village Butcher
Ideal for last-minute plans, they do it all, from halloumi skewers to Korean-style bavette steak. Everything is prepped and ready to go, with same-day delivery on orders made before 10am.
Spitalfieds favourite Gunpowder has sourced flavours from across India for their box, from Keralan beef to hispi from the Himalayas. Order by Thursday midday for Friday delivery.
Get a pre-marinated taste of Iranian cooking with these kingly kebabs. Same-day delivery available.
Pitmaster-grade smoked meats delivered as part of feasting selections or DIY bun boxes.
Knock Knock by Smith and Brock
The respected restaurant supplier is doing its own barbecue box, packed with tons of veg as well as the meat.
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