Technically Easter isn’t really meant to be about eating chocolate eggs for breakfast, but it’s also not not about eating chocolate eggs for breakfast. As one of the best festive food periods of the year it’s important to make sure you cover all the classics from hot cross buns to a hearty portion of lamb on Sunday. But don’t panic if Easter has snuck up on you this year, because all these places are still delivering in time for the weekend. From DIY bunny doughnuts you can send to your family in the home counties, to a Caribbean-inspired feast complete with an egg hunt that’s perfect for a garden reunion, here are the best last-minute Easter orders.
If you’re looking to spend Easter being the smug hero that got their hands on the crème de la crème of London hot cross buns then look no further than Top Cuvée’s meal kit. Not only does it include herb-stuffed lamb belly, dauphinoise potatoes, Tony’s Chocolonely Eggs and their house gamay, it also comes with Flor’s hot cross buns that have already sold out for home delivery everywhere else. The Easter Sunday Extravaganza kit starts at £69 but for an extra £30 you can get a cheese course and up the booze factor with a bottle of Three Sheets' old fashioned. Did we mention the herb-stuffed lamb?
Nothing says organised fun quite like an Easter baking kit. Lovely, calming organised fun. After all you can’t take the risk of leaving everyone to their own devices too long, in case your mum follows up her sixth glass of pinot with a delightful retelling of the family classic, Where I’d Be Now If I Hadn’t Married Your Dad. Go safe, go sweet with this lovely baking kit from Mediterranean restaurant Haya. Part challah bread, part sprinkle fest, their DIY kit comes with everything you need to recreate this ultimate edible bird’s nest situation at home.
Herb-crusted rack of lamb, blood orange tea with champagne punch, yuzu macarons, and an egg hunt game. Those are just some of the things that come as part of the Riding House Café's huge Easter Feast Box. Like many of their lockdown meal kits, you can expect Caribbean-inspired flavours, including their spiced rum and cacao nib lattes. Our game plan would be to dust off the barbecue and go for a big lamb-fuelled garden situation. Plus, it even comes with a springtime playlist and plenty of sides.
If your big plan for Easter weekend is telling your beloved albeit, erm, chatty offspring to spend the day searching the garden for the Easter bunny who absolutely does exist, then we salute you. We’d also like to introduce you to Doughnut Time’s DIY Easter Bunny kit that’s a great distraction for the kids whilst you tuck into a six-pack of themed doughnuts including a White Kinder Bueno number and a vanilla glaze situation complete with Creme Egg toppings. Always an excellent shout for festive specials, Doughnut Time are also delivering bunny ears, pick ‘n’ mix, and a chocolate treat box. Or, if you don’t have kids, just order all of the above and know that there will be no witnesses to you eating six doughnuts in bed whilst wearing bunny ears.
We see your sad Creme Egg from the off-license and we raise you a bag of chocolate drops direct from Tuscany. If you just said ‘that’s classy’ out loud then same. Lina Stores in King’s Cross is a dreamy pastel restaurant that not only made us debate starting a Pinterest purely dedicated to especially pleasing shades of green, but they also have a great deli serving quintessential Italian treats. We’re talking chocolate-covered grissini, tins of assorted amaretti, and limoncello cuneesi. Now, all of the above are available from their online shop. As well as their vast selection of chocolate, we’ve also got our eye on their colombas, a classic Italian Easter cake that’s shaped like a dove and comes topped with sugar and almonds. Again, very classy.