There's an art to a good BBQ. We're not talking a couple of bangers on a disposable grill here; we mean charred on the outside, juicy on the inside, authentic American BBQ. But if you don't have a smokehouse to slow-cook your own specialities, then check out the best BBQ joints on Deliveroo.
Red's True Barbecue, locations in the north east, north west and Shoreditch
Meat is practically a religion at Red's True Barbecue. Every year, the pitmasters take a pilgrimage across the southern US states to perfect their craft at cooking low and slow. Think fall-off-the-bone ribs, buttery-soft pulled pork and burnt ends with a dark, smokey crust.
Bierrex Smoke & Tap, Newcastle
Pairing craft beer with classic 'cue, Bierrex Smoke & Tap has been feeding the carnivores of Newcastle since 2014. Each mouthwatering cut of beef is sourced from artisan butcher Peter Hannan – owner of Europe's only Himalayan salt chamber – before being slow cooked in Bierrex's wood-fired smoker.
Chalk Valley Farm, Southampton
Chalk Valley Farm does BBQ from pasture to plate. Their melt-in-the-mouth brisket beefs up everything from the loaded Texan Sandwich to their Cowboy Beans with Burnt Ends. Or, for a proper taste of the Old West, you'll even find buffalo on the menu.
No prizes for guessing what BURGER. does best. Their enormous burgers, crafted with thoughtfully sourced ingredients, are mountains of creative flavour combinations like the Chicken Katsu Burger. But, it's their Double Smokeshow that Scotland's BBQ fans like to tuck in to – this is a double Scottish beef patty with pastrami, served on toasted brioche and drizzled in orange pop BBQ sauce!
Crackling usually conjures up images of Mum's Sunday roast and fighting over the last scraps of crispy pork skin, but Newcastle's kind of Kracklin takes it up a gear. This city roast joint does a mammoth take on a BBQ staple – the pulled pork sandwich. Kracklin's Filthy P.I.G packs pulled pork, American cheese, pickled pink onions and green chilli aioli all inside a brioche bun.
Smokeworks specialises in the three Bs – BBQ, beer and bourbon. Their brined, smoked and pulled meats earned this Cambridge pit stop a spot in the Telegraph's top ten BBQ joints in Britain. For a full medley of their perfect pit meats, check out the Powerhouse Plates.
Cattle Grid @ Stampede, Leeds
Cattle Grid @ Stampede's Pulled Pig Sandwich and seriously sticky Racks of Baby Back Ribs are a proper tribute to the pig. Stampede gets a full-on sheen to their baby back racks with lashings of their special recipe rib sauce. From bones to bun, this is a true taste of southern BBQ in the north of England.
Feed cooks up 100% organic Aberdeen Angus beef burgers, organic ribs and free range chicken so succulent it comes clean off the bone. For an authentic taste of the southern states in Scotland, the Smokin da Beef burger's a must for 'cue connoisseurs, with rich smoked cheese and honey bourbon BBQ sauce.
Loved by Leicester for its big, bold BBQ meats, Boneyard is all about getting your hands dirty with crispy Boneyard Special Wings and gutsy sandwiches, like the slow-cooked Sordid Swine – nice buns, Boneyard.
Oxford Blue Smokehouse, Oxford
Need something to see you through a never-ending working week? The meaty offerings on Oxford Blue Smokehouse's Instagram alone will keep you going. Marvel at the glossy ribs, slow-cooked in the custom made wood smoker, then glazed up to perfection.
Craft & Cleaver, St Albans
Craft & Cleaver serves up proper pit food to get stuck in to. This industrial St Albans smokehouse might be inspired by the Big Apple inside, but the menu's packed with authentic Deep South-style dishes, like the 20-hour Smoked Brisket Burnt Ends and the Charleston Chicken Sandwich.
In need of some seriously smokin' BBQ? Check out what's been slow-cooking on Deliveroo.