Have your own stay-at-home food festival

An at-home food festival is perfect for a relaxed garden gathering, meeting up with friends or family that you haven’t seen for months. Themes could be build-your-own-burger or cheese and wine – or perhaps a ‘pot luck where everyone brings a different dish and you provide maybe breads, salads and sandwiches.

You could even set up a little kids’ area with a tent and colourful garlands, plus a portable radio. Be sure to stack plenty of bottled water and jugs of juice for hot days. You can top up your plastic picnic wear with a few

Gousto’s very own Food Stylist Jenny Brown has shared festival-themed food styling tips to help you recreate the summer festival feeling at home.

Plus the team at recipe box Gousto have shared six festival-inspired dishes:

Jenny’s Festival Food Styling Tip:

Forget slaving over a hot grill and create a ‘build-your-own-burger’ bar with just a few ingredients! Whatever you like on your own burger, you can’t go wrong with a burger bar, and they are seriously easy to set up right in your own garden. Grab a few bowls and fill with delicious burger toppings like cheese, onion, pickles and ketchup and let your festival guests create their own personalised burger.

Festival-inspired recipe: 

Ultimate Vegan Stack Burger


Introducing the ULTIMATE vegan burger. Pile your plant-based brioche buns high with a vegan patty (try Gousto’s for their famous extra juicy vegan patty), melty vegan cheese, a smoky crispy potato rösti, and balsamic onions. Bring on the weekend!





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