Whether you’re entertaining for the masses, aren’t so well versed in the kitchen or simply want a Christmas as stress-free as possible, let the experts take the hassle out of the December 25th feast and order one of these delivery boxes.
Your prayers have been answered: chefs up and down the country have been busy crafting a way to create Christmas-feasting boxes that require little to no hassle to prepare. In return, you’ll have extra time to set the table, pop the Champagne and entertain all of your extended family come the big day.
From traditional turkey meals to beef wellington selection boxes, here are the best places offering festive delivery boxes this year.
Coombe Farm Organic
Helping you deliver a show-stopping Christmas is organic farm and butcher, Coombe Farm Organic. They are offering a wealth of festive options this year, from brekkies decked to the nines with organic bacon and sausages to the ultimate nibbles platters.
For those looking to get their Christmas lunch sorted in one hit, Coombe Farm Organic offers a few roast boxes. Hosting for all the fam? Opt for the large organic Christmas turkey and trimmings box, bursting with everything you need, including a whole organic fresh turkey; pigs in blankets; natural goose fat; poultry gravy; sage & onion sausage meat stuffing; nitrate-free unsmoked streaky bacon; and cranberry sauce.
Is it really Christmas without a trip to M&S? Make your life a whole lot easier and let M&S do the hard work for you. They offer the best of the best, with everything from the perfect turkey joints and whole birds to rich beef and bone marrow pie.
For the veggies, you’re all catered for too with their indulgent mushroom, camembert and parsnip pie, the stuffed vegan turkey joint and the vegan butternut, almond and pecan nut roast.
Don’t skip dessert and order a selection of their favourites. Go classic with the gluten-free chocolate yule log or a 12-month matured Christmas pudding. For a real crowd-pleaser pud, there’s white chocolate, passion fruit and mango snowglobe or a twist on the classic Colin the Caterpillar.
Côte at Home
For those who like to have a whole wealth of choices, look to Côte at Home, the home delivery service from the French brasserie chain. Whatever the occasion, whether you’re looking for warming starters or a whole feasting package, they have something for everyone.
For a traditional taste of Christmas, try the festive turkey feast. It comes packed with a marinated turkey breast from Larchwood Farm, East Anglia; spiced braised red cabbage; creamy dauphinoise potatoes; Brussel sprouts marinated in garlic and parsley; pigs in blankets; orange glazed carrots; pork and apricot stuffing with sage; cranberry sauce; and thyme jus.
If you’re more into your beef, their beef wellington feast is cracking. Expect to open up a handmade beef wellington using a premium beef fillet cut from their own butchery, served with all the trimmings.
Finish off the meal with a chocolate number and opt for the bûche de noël, a traditional French yule log with a velvety chocolate mousse and orange curd centre. Yum.
Pretend you’ve made all of these on the big day and you’ll win the seal of approval from even the biggest Christmas Grinches.
Home with Simon Rogan
Simon Rogan has created an extra special five-course feasting menu for Christmas time. Using the best local and seasoning ingredients, including produce from their very own farm, you can look forward to a menu of Jerusalem artichoke velouté with Berkswell cheese, chestnut and dark beer reduction to start; followed by potted and smoked Lock Duart salmon with preserved lemon, brown butter and rye.
The main event will of course be the Goosnargh turkey with a rillette of the leg and festive trimmings. Followed by a classic Christmas pudding covered with The Lakes Distillery Whisky custard and mince pie chocolate.
Ditch the turkey this year and opt for The Cookaway’s Wellington Selection Box. Available for two or four people, you can pick and choose everything in your box, from a choice of three wellington fillings (chicken, beef or mushroom), down to the accompaniment of sides (savoy cabbage and pancetta; creamed leek and spinach; and crispy smashed potatoes).
For those hosting a party or looking for buffet fillers, look to their Canapé Feasting Box. It’s filled with tasty treats including brie and cranberry parcels; pancetta and fennel sausage rolls; smoked salmon and horseradish blinis; and king prawn and avocado lettuce cups.
Hame by Adam Handling
Adam Handling, chef-owner of Michelin-starred Frog by Adam Handling, is happy to help out this Christmas season. Head over to his online-delivery service, Hame by Adam Handling, to find out what he has in store for Christmas, from breakfast boxes to turkey packages, beef wellington to vegetarian alternatives.
It’s not just food either; you can choose a wine package for you or even opt for handmade cocktails to be delivered straight to your door.
The Ethical Butcher
Wondering where to get all of your prime meats this year? The Ethical Butcher has you covered with their hamper full to bursting with luxury cuts for the keen home cook.
Expect to unravel 2.5kg topside of beef; beef mince; 4x sirloin steaks from Grassroots farming collective; 8x beef burgers; 2x packs of award-winning pork sausages; and 1x smoked streaky bacon.
Plus a couple of goodies too, from beef broth perfect for making a tasty leftover soup with chilli onion relish to top on burgers and organic apple juice to serve Christmas morning.
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