The Best Food Boxes for Christmas

Let someone else do the hard work for you this Christmas with these festive food boxes

Prefer to stay at home this Christmas rather than get dressed up and eat out on the big day but 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? Hosting a festive shindig but want to spend time actually having fun with your guests and not trapped in the kitchen? There’s a simple solution – get a food box on order. Whether your food arrives ready to eat or requires finishing off, someone else has done the graft so you can get the glory…..just remember to hide the packaging.

Made in Oldstead Christmas Day Beef Wellington

Want a welly on Christmas Day? Let Tommy Banks and his team make it for you. This Made in Oldstead Beef Wellington Box has everything you need for a slap-up four-course festive feast. Start with butternut squash and hazelnut soup amuse bouche and a salmon and pickles grazing board, before diving into the main event – a beautiful beef welly served with duck fat roasties, pigs in blankets, braised red cabbage, bacon & chestnut sprouts, heritage carrots and a veal jus. Chocolate fondant tarts with hay cream and damson gel complete the spread that’s sure to impress on the big day.

The Connection at St Martin’s x Poster Bakes Mince Pie Kit

If your baking skills just about extend to licking the bowl, get some of these mince pies from Poster Bakes on order. Each box contains everything you need to make 10-12 vegan rum & pineapple crumble mince pies (and they fit through your letterbox). They also help raise funds for homelessness charity The Connection at St Martin’s and every little bit of help is needed.

Crème London Christmas Cookies

In need of a sweet treat this festive season? A box of Crème cookies will certainly do the trick. The gloriously chunky cookies come in milk chocolate, vegan dark chocolate, white chocolate & miso, banana & dark chocolate, and new for December, chestnut cream & white chocolate, and you can get them packaged up in a festive red gift box. How long they stay in the box is another matter.

Daylesford’s Organic 35-Day Dry-Aged Steaks

‘Tis the season of indulgence so if you’re hosting a little festive party and want to feed your guests something special (that isn’t turkey), some 35-day dry-aged steaks from Daylesford will do the trick. The butchery team dry age the organic steaks in a Himalayan salt chamber, which helps to tenderise the meat and intensify the flavour so you have a superior eating experience.

The Cheese Geek’s Christmas Box

You just can’t have a Christmas meal with a cheeseboard and The Cheese Geek’s Christmas box is great if you’re hosting a crowd. It’s got five classics –  Witheridge, Old Road Wensleydale, Pitchfork, Tunworth and Stichelton – giving you a mix of soft, blue and hard cheeses, and you can select the number of people (right up to 25 and over) you need to feed, and the right amount of cheese will turn up perfectly fresh and ready to go.