If you’d prefer to stay at home this Christmas rather than get dressed up and eat out on the big day but you also don’t want to face the supermarkets, struggle to get an online shopping delivery slot or try and wrestle a turkey into your oven, get a food box on order instead. All the ingredients are supplied for you as are the instructions so you’ll be able to whip up a Christmas feast like a pro. These are our fave festive food boxes for 2022.
Shuk’s Festive DIY Babka Kit
Bored of mince pies? Why not try a mince babka? Israeli street food stall Shuk is making it easy for you to put a Middle Eastern twist on Christmas with this festive DIY babka kit. It’s got all the bits you need for a regular babka, including the dough and the mould, with the additions of mincemeat, brandy creme patissiere, and panettone cookie crumble to make it extra spesh.
Where The Pancakes Are’s Festive Brunch Box
Make Christmas morning flipping great with a stacked pancake brunch courtesy of Where The Pancakes Are. The box has everything you need to make the perfect fluffy pancakes, including batter mix, buttermilk, organic eggs, maple syrup, streaky bacon, bananas and blueberries, with extras if mince and brandy butter to make it really festive.
Gunpowder’s Festive Stuffed Chicken
If you want something a little more exciting than a plain turkey for your festive centrepiece, then this spiced stuffed chicken from Gunpowder will do the trick. A whole Cornish chicken, marinated in tandoori spices and stuffed with black pork mince, dried apricots and hot lime & mango pickle has a little surprise when you carve – a hidden boiled egg in the centre. Served with a rich makhani sauce, it’ll defo impress.
Swaledale Christmas Meat Box
Swaledale Butchers is showcasing more traditional meats this Christmas with this box, containing a dry-aged rolled sirloin of beef – what was known as Baron of Beef and served at many royal feasts hundreds of years ago – as well as a dry-cured York-style ham rump and the all-important pigs in blankets. Perfect if you’re moving away from turkey on the big day this year.
Hummingbird Bakery’s Christmas Cupcake Decorating Kit
If licking the bowl is about the only part of baking that you can manage, let Hummingbird Bakery help you make super cute – and edible – cupcakes this Christmas. This kit includes pre-made vanilla and chocolate cupcake sponges alongside festive frosting and sprinkles (and a palette knife and instructions) so you can add your own artistic touch like a pro.