2023 Easter food guide

Foodie inspiration for the bank holiday including chocolate eggs, roasts, fish, hampers and cakes

1. Cadbury Essential Easter Chocolate Collection

Cadbury Essential Easter Chocolate Collection

Cadbury’s Easter chocolate menu is full of all the classics. The essential collection (£30) comes in a Cadbury box and includes Orange Twirl, Wispa, Crunchie, Mini Eggs, White Chocolate Buttons and Freddo Faces eggs as well as a tube of Mini Eggs, a pack of five Creme Eggs, and a bag of Maynards Bassetts Jelly Babies Chicks. Other Cadbury items include the Easter Egg Hunt Box (£12.50), Peter Rabbit Bunny Toy & Easter Egg (£5.49), and Creme Egg Gift How Do You Not Eat Yours? (£15).


2. Thorntons Easter Family Sharing Hamper

Thorntons Easter Family Sharing Hamper

The Thorntons sharing selection (£45) has something for every member of the family – and is presented in a hamper box. Kids will love the milk and white chocolate Happy Bunnies and the white chocolate Bunny Easter Egg, while the adults can enjoy the Classic Happy Easter Gift Sleeve, Thorntons Pearls, Continental Alpini Pralines, Fabulous Fudge or the Classics Toffee, Fudge and Caramel Easter Egg. Other Thorntons items include a 650g Marvellously Magnificent Easter Egg (£18.75) and the Milk Chocolate Bunny Easter Model (£5.95).

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3. Hotel Chocolat ostrich eggs

Hotel Chocolat ostrich eggs

With more than 40 options available on the Easter section of its website, Hotel Chocolat has something for everyone. Tasty items include the Easter Sleekster (£24.95), Abundantly Easter Hamper (£150), and the Chocolate Spread Easter Sandwich (£11). However, the real challenge for any chocoholic will be tackling one of Hotel Chocolat’s gargantuan ostrich eggs (£86) – plus the tray of 20 chocolates which come with it.


4. Fortnum & Mason Golden Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs

Fortnum & Mason Golden Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs

These golden creations, craftily nestled in a run-of-the-mill cardboard tray, are made using hollowed hens eggs. The fragile eggshells have been delicately filled with delicious praline chocolate. Crack them open and enjoy, or gently heat them up as you would a boiled egg and dip in brioche soldiers.

£29.95; fortnumandmason.com

5. Patisserie Valerie Easter cakes

Patisserie Valerie Nutella Easter Nest Cake Regular

Patisserie Valerie bakery has created some showstopping centrepieces this Easter. The collection includes the Nutella Easter Nest Cake (£42.95), Mini Easter Egg Cake Box (£36.95), and the Lemon & Blueberry Naked Cake (£35.95). Last order for Easter Sunday is Friday 7 April with delivery on Saturday 8 April.


6. Venchi chocolate Easter collection

Venchi chocolate Easter collection

Italian luxury chocolate brand Venchi has launched its 2023 chocolate Easter collection which ranges from gourmet easter eggs to cute mini eggs. New delights such as the nougatine egg (£66) and baciodidama egg (£70) pay homage to some of Venchi’s most loved chocolates inspired by traditional Piedmont confectionery. The collection is available in all Venchi boutiques in London and online.


7. Flapjackery Easter flapjacks

Flapjackery Easter flapjacks

Gluten free, vegetarian and containing no palm oil, Flapjackery’s flapjacks are individually wrapped and delivered in a recyclable cardboard box. Easter options include the Mega Happy Easter Message Flapjack Box (£48), Happy Easter Plaque Message Flapjack Box (£34) and Easter Flapjack Box (from £12).


8. Gelatorino’s gelato filled Easter egg

Gelatorino’s gelato filled Easter egg

An Easter egg filled with gelato? Yes please! Gelatorino’s half milk chocolate egg shell can be filled with gelato flavours such as pistachio, stracciatella, dark chocolate, hazelnut, gianduja, zabajone and vanilla. Costing £23 they are available for delivery to selected postcodes in London.

£23; gelatorino.com

9. Easter Äggs by Gåva

Easter Äggs by Gåva

Swedish design-led gift company Gåva has a range of Easter Äggs – new and reusable eggs which you fill with what you like. Available in various sizes and designs (including a DIY Ägg that you decorate yourself), Swedish Easter Äggs are designed to hold any number of surprises, from homemade treats and experience vouchers to jewellery and toys. The Easter Äggs cost from £12 and customers can choose fillings such as Swedish pick and mix, vegan pick and mix, chocolate pralines and cocktail gummies.

From £12; gavagifting.co.uk

10. Rick Stein’s Fresh Fish Box from Cornwall

Rick Stein’s Fresh Fish Box from Cornwall

Fish is traditionally eaten on Good Friday and Rick Stein’s Online Fishmongers has a spectacular selection of sustainably caught fresh fish from the bounties of the Cornish coast. Available for delivery nationwide, options include the Fresh Fish Box from Cornwall (£80), Rick Stein Smoked Salmon (from £15.95 for 200g), as well as lobster, tiger prawns, plaice, sea bass and cod fillets.


11. Farmison & Co’s Easter range

Farmison & Co’s Easter range

Online sustainable butcher Farmison & Co is celebrating spring’s seasonal ingredients across its Easter range. Farmison’s Easter menu includes a rack of lamb with herb crumb (£32.95), black ham collar joint (£29.95), seven-day dry aged lamb shoulder joint (£22.95), and a prime cut of chateaubriand (£39.95).


12. Darts Farm’s Shepherd Roast meal for four

Darts farm Easter box

This box from Darts Farm has everything you need for a succulent lamb roast – and even includes some Rococo chocolate eggs for a sweet treat. The box includes a whole shoulder of lamb, Devon new potatoes, broccoli, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, rosemary, The Bay Tree rich and fruity redcurrant and rosemary gravy, and Rose Farm mint sauce.

£75; dartsfarm.co.uk

13. Eataly Italian Easter range

Eataly Italian Easter range

Eataly London has a range of traditional Italian sweet treats including La Colomba di Pasqua – the “Easter dove”. This artisanal cake (from £17.90), commonly known as Colomba, is Easter’s equivalent to the Christmastime panettone, embodying a rich and fluffy texture which takes at least 30 hours to rise. Others treats include the Assaggio Eataliano – A Slice of Eataly hamper (£55.90) and Pasqua Pistacchio – Pistachio Filled Easter hamper (£95.90).


14. Snowdonia Cheese Company’s Easter hampers

Snowdonia Cheese Company’s Easter hampers

There are luxurious cheese hampers and gift baskets in Snowdonia Cheese Company’s Easter collection. Options include the Champagne & Cheese Celebration Hamper (£99); Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Basket (£45); Quintessential Cheese Hamper (£45); and the Luxury Cheese Tower (£19.95). Order before 10am on Wednesday 5 April for delivery in time for Easter.


15. ‘Sonny & Cher’ cheese and charcuterie box by cheesegeek

‘Sonny & Cher’ cheese and charcuterie box by cheesegeek

Another option for fromage fans is the “Sonny & Cher” cheese and charcuterie box by cheesegeek. Collaborating with Brighton-based artisan producer Curing Rebels, the box features three incredible cheeses with three outstanding meats.

£50; thecheesegeek.com

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