The best food and drink subscription gifts for 2022
The Cheese Geek subscription
The impressive subscription from The Cheese Geek offers recipients a 3, 6 or 12 month cheese selection delivered to the door with an impressive guarantee: you will not get the same cheese twice in a 12 month period. The selections are well thought through and cheese is delivered in great condition, wrapped in the proper wax paper it should be kept in. Expect creamy Tunworth, rich and savoury Pitchfork cheddar or spiky blues from the likes of Stichelton Dairy. Available from The Cheese Geek (£32 per box).
Nonna Tonda pasta subscription
Just IMAGINE if you could give someone the gift of fresh pasta delivered weekly! Yes that’s right, this carb-infused subscription service delivers hand-rolled, fresh pasta weekly, with all of the sauces and accompaniments you need to rustle up a meal in 5 minutes. Select from 2, 4 or 6 portions, veggie or meat (or both) and freshly made pasta will be delivered every Wednesday. Available from Nonna Tonda (from £5.50 per portion)
The Tinned Fish Market’s subscriptions
For a subscription with a difference, try a monthly box from The Tinned Fish Market. Based in Salford, this little company sources from small family producers to ensure quality seafood that protects the oceans. Available as a classic (mix of different tinned fish), sardine, mackerel, tuna or bespoke subscription. These little tins are as beautiful as the fish they contain inside: think Portuguese stuffed squid, sardine pâté, and Bonito del Norte in escabeche. Available in 3, 6 and 12 month durations from The Tinned Fish Market, from £45.
FESTA wine subscription
If the water in Majorca don’t taste like it oughta – the wine in Portugal certainly does. The Wine Club from Festa by Bar Douro is very impressive, with deliveries of 6 bottles over 4 months from their range of over 150 wines in total. FESTA work with acclaimed wine producers and this membership is the ideal gift for someone who wants to try new drops but doesn’t quite know where to start. Expect whites from rarer grapes like arinto and moscatel, and juicy reds full of mineral acidity, as well as informative regional and producer thumbnails. Available from FESTA (£125 for a quarterly membership).
Serious Pig’s Pub in the Post
If you know someone who is serious about snacks, Serious Pig’s Pub in the Post club subscription is the one to treat them to. Every month, the subscriber will receive a specially curated Pub In The Post box featuring a selection of tasty snacks such as the incredibly moreish crispy cheesy bites, pickles, chillies, charcuterie, with a selection of beers from a different brewery each month. Occasionally extras will be thrown in, and we think this makes for a pretty pleasing delivery to someone special. Available from Serious Pig (from £28.50).
Tambia’s coffee subscriptions
Unlike most coffee companies, Tambia owns its own coffee farms. Their Colombian coffee is grown and then transported straight from their farm to roastery and lastly into your cup. Owning the entire process, Tambia is in control of all aspects of the coffee production process – offering a fruitier, more acidic roast (Pink Bourbon) and a more chocolatey bean (Castillo) perfect in an espresso form. The subscription is available in fortnightly or monthly frequencies, from Tambia.
Hop Burns & Black Burns Box
If you know a hot sauce lover, you will know that they are evangelical about the stuff. For each Burns Box, Hop Burns & Black select three of the finest hot sauces from their 100+ range, be it local artisanal heroes or the international stars of YouTube’s Hot Ones celebrity sauce challenge. Each delivery includes tasting notes and food pairing suggestions for each sauce. They offer a bi-monthly or quarterly rolling subscription, or you can save on the price with a 6 or 12 month pre-paid sub, (and the choice to receive your box every two or three months). Available from Hop Burns & Black from £22.95.
Ooni’s Pizza Kits subscription boxes
Ooni’s Pizza Provisions boxes are full of everything you need to make amazing pizzas, and you don’t need a pizza oven to reap the benefits. Our frying pan pizza method outlined here shows you how to make epic pizzas without an outdoor pizza oven. Although check out our pizza ovens road-test if you’re looking for one of those! Inside the box, which changes with the seasons, you’ll find the finest quality flour for the best pizza dough, yeast, the all-important San Marzano tomatoes, and an array of toppings such as artichokes, pesto and spicy honey (trust us this stuff turns the plainest pizza into something extraordinary). The subscription kits are available from Ooni, starting from £40.45 for ingredients to make four pizzas, including delivery.
Russell & Atwell fresh chocolate subscription
Russell & Atwell make fresh chocolates. What does that mean, you ask? It means chocolates which don’t contain life-lengthening preservatives, and which last in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. These creamy and satisfying chilled chocolates are wonderful eaten cold, as intended – the nutty monty and salted caramel truffles in particular. All the brand’s chocolate is made with cream from the Cotswolds so this is a great gift to give to the chocolate loving pal in your life. They’ll be running to collect the post forever more. Available from Russell & Atwell (in 3, 6 or 12 month frequencies, starting from £50).
Kocktail’s hand crafted cocktail subscription
Kocktail mixes up four exciting cocktails each month (examples: Charlie Chaplin with sloe gin and apricot liqueur, and Toronto, a twist on an old fashioned) and delivers them in gorgeous packaging with garnishes and recipe cards. There is the option to pause the subscription at any time, and a new cocktail theme every month – meaning you never drink the same Kocktail twice. Available from Kocktail for £29 a month (prices starting from £12.50).
A delicious. magazine subscription
We might be biased but a subscription to delicious. is the gift that keeps giving, delivering seasonal recipe ideas, cookery skills and inspiring features straight to their door. It’s just £2.50 a month with our Christmas offer: £29.99 for 12 months. Visit deliciousmagazine.co.uk/subscribe and enter the code PDCLGG22. Closing date 12 December 2022. Available from this link (£29.99 for a year!).
Cake or Death brownies subscription
Cake or Death: a bizarre name for a bakery, but its letterbox-friendly deliveries of six rich brownies – including sea salt, Biscoff, peanut butter and salted caramel brownies – are crowdpleasers, and entirely plant-based. Available from Cake or Death From £13.60 per month (from £17 for a box of 6).
Rare Tea Company loose leaf tea subscription
Rare Tea Company sources the world’s best loose leaf directly from independent farmers. Indulge a tea lover with a monthly delivery of a premium variety to replace their usual brew. Choices include Chinese whole leaf green tea and single estate English breakfast from Malawi (tins not included).
Available from Rare Tea Company, £12.99 per month.