Sweet tooth? Here are our favourite places to order dessert online
By Abbie Schofield
In the past year, we’ve seen social media embrace food trends like never before. From baking banana bread during the first lockdown (remember that?) to the viral feta pasta on TikTok, the nation has embraced cooking and baking as not only a distraction from the pandemic but as a way to bring a little joy into our lives during this difficult time.
As much as we love experimenting in the kitchen, sometimes only a delivery will do (especially when the most exciting moment of your day is the postman knocking on the door.) From Deliveroo to more luxury dinner delivery services, it’s such a treat to be able to order goodies directly to our doors when we don’t fancy making something ourselves.
In lockdown, a huge number of restaurants and eateries have adapted to bring us incredible food deliveries, from recipe boxes by top chefs to personalised cupcakes by independent bakeries. Whether you’re looking for a letterbox treat for a loved one or simply craving an indulgent dessert delivery, here’s where to order cakes, puddings and sweet treats online.
Where to order dessert online: the best dessert deliveries in London
Best pudding delivery: The Proof
This east London delivery-only bakery and pudding house will send you an incredible profiteroles kit with a rich dark chocolate sauce to warm and pour on yourself, plus mix and match toppings like strawberries and honeycomb. Order boxes of 10, 20 or 30, or even one of their show-stopping profiterole cakes topped with a choux tower. The Proof also create wonderful dessert boxes filled with their most popular puds.
Best brownie delivery: Cake or Death
Letterbox brownie company Cake or Death is based in east London, but can deliver nationwide. Choose from gooey caramel, raspberry, peanut, Biscoff or a mixture of them all, encased in Instagram-worthy pink packaging. A brilliant option for special occasions, gifts or simply to treat yourself!
Best cake delivery: Kipferl
Known as one of the most authentic Austrian restaurants in London, Kipferl in Islington’s Camden Passage makes incredible Sachertorten — sponge cakes filled with apricot jam with a chocolate glaze. Available for delivery across the country, the traditional Viennese cakes can also be personalised.
Best afternoon tea delivery: Oblix at The Shard
Super swish restaurant Oblix at The Shard is offering a modern twist on the traditional English classic afternoon tea. Available for delivery within six miles of Knightsbridge, the afternoon tea includes a range of luxurious sandwiches such as wagyu beef & horseradish, lobster mayonnaise, free range egg and truffle as well as a range of cakes, pastries, scones and premium teas. You can also add on a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne. For more high tea at home options, we’ve done a whole round up of the best afternoon tea deliveries.
Best DIY baking delivery: Primrose Bakery
Londoners looking to improve their baking skills can order Primrose Bakery’s at-home kit, with the choice of a five-layer rainbow cake, vanilla cupcakes or a simple decorating box. Included are all the dry ingredients, food colourings and toppings you’ll need, plus a step-by-step recipe card.
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