Want to spread a little love this Valentine’s Day? Read on for food and drink ideas for you and your amore that can be delivered to your door.
1. SWEET TREATS FROM PAUL
French pâtissier Paul have an array of adorable heart shaped cakes in The Sweetest Love Box (£29.95) includes four stunning heart-shaped cakes - Fraisier, Forêt Noire, Craquant and Cherry Layer. Order The Sweetest Love Box (£29.95) for all four flavours accompanied by 12 mini macarons. OR The Sharing Heart Fraisier (£34.95, serving 6-8f) features pink marzipan, fresh mousseline cream and strawberries.
Delivery across select London and Oxford postcodes or collect in-stores from 5th February.
2. SHARE YOUR LOVE OF WINE
Unwined - The Unwined Experience Kit
Rekindle your love for each other (and grapes) with this wine tasting from Unwined. We tried their Feb ‘New Beginnings’ Unwined Experience on offer throughout Feb. The seasonally curated boxes feature different half bottles of wine each accompanied with a hearty piece of artisan cheese to pair with plus crackers and quince thrown in too. To help you along you’ll receive tasting guides and online videos from founders and vino experts Laura Aitken and Kiki Evans.
Our favourite of the four was an Olivier Coste Rare Carnignan Blanc. The wine is a natural mutation of a red grape Carnignan Noir produced by rare variety enthusiast Olivier Coste. You’ll only find this grape in some 250 hectares of Langedoc. Plus, independent craft Pilton Cider ‘The Road Trip’ accompanied by Berthe smoked sardines for an amuse bouche into our evening was a hit. We thought this tasting was well worth the price and would definitely pep up a night in for two.
Availability: UK nationwide from £65
3. SPREAD THE LOVE WITH ICE CREAM PIZZA
Did somebody say ice cream PIZZA? Show your special someone your love by indulging in this limited edition Homeslice X Häagen-Dazs collab. The heart shaped ice cream pizza is topped with fresh strawberries, white chocolate shards, dulce de leche sauce a scoop of Häagen-Dazs DUO Belgian Chocolate and Vanilla Crunch flavour!
From 10th-20th February, the new pizza will be available on Deliveroo and in Homeslice restaurants. London deliveries only.
4. SAY I HEART YOU WITH SOME MOCHI
Little Moons have designed a special mochi Valentine’s - 'You Mean So Mochi To Me' gift box. Eight different flavoured mochi have been filled inside a super cute box. Your can expect flavours like Himalayan Salted Caramel, Vegan Belgian Chocolate, Creamy Coconut, Alphonso Mango, Uji Matcha Green Tea, Summer Strawberries and Cream and Italian Roasted Hazelnut. Mochi for those not in the know is a Japanese dessert made from rice flour dough that has been steamed and pounded to give it its distinctive soft and chewy texture.
You can pick up little Moons from Deliveroo, Heavenly Desserts, Westfield London and Selfridges Pick & Mix mochi bar. To see if Little Moons are available in your neighbourhood, just search for Little Moons Mochi in deliveroo. £15
5. SAY 'I LOVE YOU' WITH THE PARSONS NOSE - EDITOR’S PICK
Look away veggies, but is there anything more decadent than a shared meal of top-notch beef? Independent family-run butchers The Parsons Nose have created a heart-topped Valentine’s Beef Wellington for two for lovers wanting to celebrate at home. We loved how easy this was to make. Our box arrived swiftly and inside the generous piece of beef was coated in pastry ready to be popped in the oven (just have an egg on hand to glaze the pastry). 40 minutes later we had an absolutely delicious meal for two, ready to serve, with minimal effort made on our part. This even came with a ready-made red wine gravy. This was a meal so sublime, we woke up the next day still dreaming of it.
If the way to your man or woman’s heart is the USA’s fave meal, say I love you with a burger. The Parson’s Nose Ultimate Burger Kit features two British prime aged beef patties, demi-brioche buns from an artisan bakery, smoked streaky bacon, Red Leicester cheese and various sauces and seasonings!
Price: Beef Wellington - £40 for two
How to get it: Pre-order for delivery anywhere in the UK on 12/13on 12/ 13th Feb or 14th February or for collection from their three SW London shops in South Kensington, Fulham and Putney
Price: Ultimate Burger kit - £17.50 for two
Can be delivered anywhere in the UK or collected from Parson’s Nose shops.
6. DINNER: DELIVER THE LOVE TO YOUR DOOR
Vivek Singh of The Cinnamon Club has designed an Indian flavoured dine-at-home. You’ll try home cured salmon carpaccio jhalmuri; grilled aubergine with sesame peanut crumble; and tandoori spiced grilled king prawn, topped with curried yoghurt to start. For main the Awadhi raan is a sharing slow braised lamb leg with a nutmeg and peppercorn sauce, biryani rice, black lentils and sheermal bread. End things on a sweet note with a garam masala sticky toffee pudding with saffron custard.
Priced at £150 for two people. Order details: Order before 6pm on the 6th February to ensure delivery on 12th February.
For seafood fanatics, Burger & Lobster have a whole fresh Nova Scotia lobster kit, available nationwide. The complete meal features a whole Nova Scotian Lobster, 8oz Nebraskan Beef Burger and Lobster Roll to share and two Potts & Co Lemon and Lime Possets, plus ready-made Espresso Martinis from MOTH Drinks. (£85).
Meanwhile Wright Brothers have all your seafood needs sorted. Choose from three-course meals where you can select starter, main and dessert featuring scallops, whole cooked lobster, king prawns, Dover sole and more. You can also order a Fruit De Mer (£85) or luxury seafood box (£99) both delivered straight to your door with aphrodisiacs aplenty.
Valentine’s Day Three Course Meal - starter, main + dessert for 2. If purchased altogether, customers will receive 10% off. Prices start from £28 (incl. discount) depending on the items selected.
All are available to order from a dedicated Valentine’s shop which is now open. Valentine’s deliveries are from Tuesday 8 – Monday 14 February, with the last order date Monday 7 February (midnight).
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Chatting Food Features Editor Jo Aspin
Half American / half (born and bred) Londoner, Jo Aspin is a food writer and established freelance food, drink and lifestyle PR. When she’s not eating her way around London, she’s planning her next trip abroad.