Bring the romance home with these food and drink deliveries.
We might be in lockdown but love is definitely in the air. Since we may not be able to celebrate with a fancy dinner out or a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day, these Birmingham food and drink businesses are playing cupid with these delicious and delightful deliveries to your door. Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, a friend or solo this year, these deliveries will definitely add a bit of excitement and romance to your February 14!
1. Bare Bones Pizza
Brummie pizza makers, Bare Bones Pizza, have upgraded their DIY pizza kits to create a romantic dine-in experience for two. You can choose from either a pepperoni, mixed veg pizza as well as vegan alternative with the option to add plant-based mozzarella and seitan pepperoni. Bare Bones Pizzas have also joined forces with local Birmingham businesses, Wine Freedom and Bloom, to add a refreshing bottle of red or white wine and handmade salted caramel heart-shaped chocolates to their DIY pizza kits this Valentine’s Day. The kits cost £34.99 and you can also add extra toppings such as olives, chillis and bacon to create your very own personal pizza at an additional cost.
2. Planet Doughnut
There are quite a few ways to say ‘I love you’ and these delicious doughnuts from this Shropshire bakery are certainly one of them. Planet Doughnut in Shrewsbury are offering Valentine’s boxes of six doughnuts for £13 featuring five different flavours in a love-heart shape (which are all vegan, by the way). The Valentine’s doughnut box includes one strawberry heart filled with delicious mixed fruit jam, one chocolate orange with a sweet orange filling, one lemon cheesecake with a tangy lemon cream filling, one cookies n cream crumb with a crème filling and two mixed Biscoff doughnuts with caramel fillings. Planet Doughnut deliver to Telford, Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Walsall, Birmingham, Solihull, Halesowen, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield and Wednesbury, as well as further afield such as Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and surrounding areas.
3. Tiger Bites Pig
Things are about to get steamy this Valentine’s Day with Tiger Bites Pig’s DIY bao kit. So grab your bamboo steamer to create their plant-based bao buns which you can fill with fragrant aubergines, kimchi and woodland mushrooms, and nibble on some char sui cauliflower too. These beautiful bao kits for the occasion are selling like hot cakes (or hot steaming baos) but for any meat-eaters out there Tiger Bite Pig also offer beef shin, Sichuan lamb or pork belly DIY bao kits too. Discover all the bao kits and more here.
Offering four courses of excellent food for their Valentine’s Fazenda At Home box, fans of the popular Brazillian restaurant can enjoy lobster and 60-day aged Aberdeen Angus bone-in Ribeye with all the trimmings this Valentine’s, with sourdough bread and chocolate souffle thrown-in to make the meal extra special. Also included is a bottle of Malbec, as well as an Ély Cocktail Pink Gin to wash it all down with. Find out more.
5. Aktar at Home
Sadly, Opheem’s tasting menu has already sold out for this Valentine’s Day but it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a fancy meal from home, as Aktar Islam’s Pulperia restaurant is still offering a delicious set menu for two. For £150, you can enjoy aperitifs made by the Pulperia team as well as a bottle of Malbec wine alongside their dishes, including smoked octopus carpaccio, 1kg Angus ribeye steak with truffle fries and a selection of sides, plus a chocolate fondant and petit fours to finish. The Valentine’s set menu box also contains details on how to finish and re-heat the dishes.
6. Centenary Lounge
With it being a pandemic, not all of us can spend Valentine’s Day with a special someone, so Centenary Lounge is offering Valentine’s Day hampers which you can send instead. Whether it’s breakfast in bed with a glass of Bucks Fizz and pastries, a wine and cheese selection or a sweet treat of Prosecco and chocolates, Centenary Lounge has something to please your Valentine. You can even make a bespoke hamper by adding additional items in such as crockery and giftware for a more personal touch. The food and drink hamper cost between £32 and £49 and can be found here.
7. Low ‘N’ Slow
A regular at Digbeth Dining Club, Low ‘N’ Slow are bringing their meaty meals to your door this Valentine’s Day with their three-course menu for £65. Choose from Al Pastor chicken thigh or monkfish on blue corn tostada for starters, followed by Aged Tamworth rolled pork belly stuffed with cornbread, sourdough and black pepper dressing, then a Wnder chocolate slice with a blood orange crema and salted hazelnut crumb. Valentine’s Day in lockdown is all about comfort and Low ‘N’ Slow’s menu is exactly that.
8. Libertine Burger
Burgers + wine + cheesecake = one amazing Valentine’s Day meal. And Libertine Burger is bringing these delights to your door with their Valentine’s collaboration kit with Birmingham cheesecake legends, Urban Cheesecake, as well as Nice Wines. Their kits for two, which cost £49.95, includes a DIY kit to recreate one of Libertine’s burgers featuring crispy smoky bacon, baconnaise, bacon jam, Frazzles and their signature patties. Plus with each kit you’ll also get 12 deep fried pickles, cheese tater tots, two slices of strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake and two cans of Nice rose wine. Find out more here.
9. Arch 13 at Connolly’s
Nothing is more romantic than a wine and cheese night and Arch 13 have curated a range of wine and cheese hampers to suit all tastes and budgets. If you want to go all out this Valentine’s Day (we are in lockdown, after all) then order their package, costing £175, which includes a bottle of Tattinger Champagne and seven different British cheeses alongside crackers and chutneys, all arriving in a wooden gift box. They also have hampers for beer fans and kits to create your own Aperol Spritz, so you feel as though you’re one step closer to a romantic Italian getaway.
Recreate a night in Napoli with Rudy’s pizzas this Valentine’s Day. The pizza restaurant is offering the ultimate night in experience with their meal boxes which include two bake at home pizzas, a bake at home garlic bread, Nocellara olives, two chocolate brownies with orange mascarpone, two of Rudy’s Espresso Martinis and a bottle of Prosecco. You can choose from 10 different pizza flavours, with vegan and vegetarian options available, and simply bake these in the oven and then you’ve got yourself a feast for the eyes. But maybe, don’t tell your date that.
11. The Pineapple Club
After the Pineapple Club’s success with their collaboration with Land restaurant for Veganuary, the bar is back and they have some lovely Valentine’s creations to enjoy. The Pineapple Club has created an amazing pamper package, known as Better Than A Bouquet, that we’re not sure we want to share with anyone else. The pack features three of the Pineapple Club’s cocktails, plus a massage bar and bath bomb from LUSH in Birmingham and a vegan pick and mix from Mr Simm’s Olde Sweet Shoppe. The bar also has two other Valentine’s packs to choose from that feature either one or two cocktails, with one including chocolate heart truffles as opposed to pick and mix. Either way this sounds like a sweet deal!
12. Bostin Bakery
You needn’t have to celebrate Valentine’s Day for one day this year as Bostin Bakery is offering a box of seven bakes, costing £16.50, for you to enjoy one for each day of the week (but if you’re anything like us, we may just eat them all in one sitting). The Black Country bakery’s Valentine themed cookie box features flavours such as triple chocolate, Millionaire’s shortbread, Nutella, chocolate orange Matchmakers, all with gorgeously gooey fillings. And if you love surprises Bostin Bakery even do mystery boxes of seven or 10 cookies.
13. Blow Water
There’s no need to stop at the florists to buy flowers as Blow Water’s meal kit includes a fresh bouquet curated by Brum Botaicum. Enjoy amazing, Hong Kong-inspired food this Valentine’s Day with making your own dumplings with an important person in your life. Choose from pork or veggie dumplings, which is then followed by a cute rabbit tart by Black Cat Bakes that includes layers of white chocolate mousse, mixed berries compote, chocolate pate sablé, almond sponge and strawberry yogurt mousse. The kit, along with flowers and dessert, costs £60 and Blow Water offer free delivery to those living at postcodes B13, B14, B15, B29 and B30. Find Blow Water’s Valentine’s meal kit here.
14. Cherry Reds
Pancakes aren’t just for Pancake Day as Cherry Reds is bringing us their decadent dish for Valentine’s Day too. Decide whether you want three, six or nine thick, fluffy pancakes to devour as well as select from a range of toppings including egg and bacon, lemon and sugar, banana Biscoff or chocolate Oreo. Plus, in true Cherry Reds style you can make it boozy by choosing from their drinks bundles which feature beer, cocktails, fizz or smoothies that you can add to pancakes order. Simply send an email to Cherry Reds to place your order and if you spend over £15 (which can be done) you’ll receive free delivery.
We love a pie any day of the week, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. These Brummie pie makers have created a three course Valentine’s menu for two that no one will want to flake out on. For starters, Pietanic are offering either a Frazzles Scotch egg or a vegan sausage roll served with piccalilli, followed by either a venison, chorizo and butterbean pie or a vegan sweet potato and black bean pie served with skins on mash, gravy, pickled red cabbage and crispy onions. Better still, you can enjoy either a Lotus Biscoff or vegan chocolate cheesecake, as well as two Give Pies A Chance coffee fudge stout beers. Pietanic’s Valentine’s menu not only sounds delicious but it also has a tasty price tag of £30 for two people and free delivery for all postcodes starting with B. Order your Valentine’s pies here.