New York City-based vegan eatery Lekka Burger recently launched DIY plant-based burger kits on digital marketplace Goldbelly. Available for nationwide delivery, the kit comes in two sizes (four servings at $79 or eight servings at $119) and features the shop’s vegetable- and grain-based patties, house-made vegan milk buns, thinly sliced pickles, Lekka’s signature vegan cheese sauce, Peri Peri sauce, BBQ sauce, Vegenaise, and complimentary vegan chocolate chip cookies.
Founded by Amanda Cohen (owner of vegetarian fine-dining restaurant Dirt Candy) and South African-born humanitarian Andrea Kerzner, Lekka Burger opened in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan in 2019. The colorful eatery specializes in made-from-scratch veggie burgers inspired by global flavors and is driven by a mission to offset the environmental damage done by the meat and dairy industries.
As is the case for many independent restaurants, Lekka has struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic and was only able to open its doors for delivery and takeout in early June. “We saw an opportunity to pivot to nationwide shipping because there is a huge demand for plant-based, health-forward foods all over the country, not just in our little pocket of New York City,” Kerzner told VegNews. “So far, it has been incredibly exciting to see all the orders we get each week (and where they are coming from). We are seeking ways to expand our presence and be available to more and more people looking for plant-based alternatives that are better for both their own health and the environment.”