August 5, 2020 • Food5 min read

The best bank holiday food boxes to help your employees unwind: Pantry Packages

The upcoming bank holiday might look a little different this year, but you can still make it a good one for your teams with boxes of tasty treats from Pantry Packages.

With social distancing becoming the 'new normal', 2020’s August bank holiday will probably look quite different from previous years. Many have been working from home full-time for over four months, and while pubs and shops are now open, large social gatherings are off the cards for the time being.

Luckily City Pantry has made treating your remote teams easy with the perfect bank holiday pick-me-up. Through our Pantry Packages home delivery service, you can order boxes of DIY meal kits from popular restaurants, deliciously sweet treats, alcoholic drinks, and more! So, mark the date in your diary and get excited for some holiday fun.

Delivered directly to your colleagues’ homes contact-free, Pantry Packages is the ultimate way to boost team morale, support local businesses, and make this bank holiday weekend feel special. It’s a winner all round. We've even got nationwide delivery options for those colleagues dotted around the UK.

Read on to discover the best bank holiday food boxes that your teams will love:

Bank Holiday Restaurant DIY Kits - Pizzas, Burgers, Desserts, & More

While restaurants are back open, sometimes a chilled weekend in is all we want and need. Enter DIY kits - the restaurant experience from the comfort of your own home! Treat your teams@home to some of the most popular restaurant meal kits in town!

Pizza Pilgrims - Pizza-in-a-pan DIY Kit (Nationwide Delivery)

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Pizza Pilgrims serves up delicious Neapolitan pizzas in 12 locations around London and Oxford, and now you can make your own Italian creations at home, without any of the fancy equipment.

The DIY kits come with all the ingredients you need to make either a Margherita or Nduja pizza, and all you need to provide is yourself (or a nominated 'chef') and a frying pan!

With nationwide, contact-free home delivery, everyone can get involved this bank holiday!

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Patty&Bun - DIY Burger Kits (Nationwide Delivery)

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Did you know that National Burger Day falls just before the August bank holiday? That's right, August 27th is a whole day dedicated to juicy, saucy patties in a bun!

So, what better way to see in the bank holiday than with DIY kits from London's famous Patty&Bun! Choose between meaty or plant-based burgers, and add on some Patty Pils beers for a celebration your colleagues won't forget.

Delivery to mainland UK available, so no one misses out!

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Polu Poke - Poke and Ramen DIY Kits (London Delivery)

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Looking for something a little lighter for the upcoming August bank holiday? How about a DIY poke bowl from Polu Poke? Refreshing, nutritious, colourful, and oh-so delicious!

Let your colleagues pick from the following two flavours:

- Spicy Tuna

- Tempeh (vegan and no-gluten)

Or opt for noodles with Polu Poke's mouth-watering ramen kits.

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Treats Club - DIY Donut Sundae Kits (Nationwide Delivery)

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Don't forget dessert! It is a holiday, after all. Treats Club has just the treat your work-from-home teams deserve: DIY hot donut sundaes. Yum!

Once your colleagues have fried their oreo-stuffed donuts, they can decorate them with loads of delicious toppings including:

- Homemade chocolate syrup

- Salted caramel sauce

- Funfetti sprinkles

- Marshmallow fluff


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Bank Holiday Hampers & Party Boxes

Spoil your remote teams with beautiful hampers and jaw-dropping party boxes this bank holiday. Whether you organise a fun virtual activity or opt for a more casual affair, everyone deserves a little luxury every now and then.

City Country Catering - Luxurious Hampers (Nationwide Delivery)

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Country City Catering makes beautiful bespoke hampers filled with lots of lovely things your colleagues can enjoy this bank holiday.

Packaged in a stunning wicker basket, your remote teams can feast their eyes (and bellies!) on a wide range of delicious treats - from BBQ meats, to homemade glazed doughnuts, to freshly squeezed strawberry lemonade.

Each order comes with a branded card and message to add a personal touch.

Check out Country City Catering's cocktail kits too for a little extra bank holiday fun!

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Jimmy Garcia Catering - Party Boxes with Entertainment Add-ons (Nationwide Delivery)

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Throwing a virtual summer party this bank holiday? Let Jimmy Garcia Catering take care of the food and the entertainment!

Choose from a wide range of boxes filled with tasty delights like cheeses, pastries, cakes, fondues, and cocktails. You can even add on virtual entertainment, like cocktail masterclasses and pub quizzes for the whole shebang!

Delivered nationwide and contact-free.

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Piglets Pantry - Afternoon Teas (Nationwide Delivery)

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Afternoon tea for two, anyone? Piglets Pantry certainly delivers! Let your colleagues munch on award-winning pastries, delightful scones, and dainty cakes, while they sip on Tea Pigs tea.

There are options for meat-lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike, and Piglets Pantry delivers nationwide!

Let your remote teams experience a truly British bank holiday with a high tea at home (or the park!).

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Bank Holiday Drinks Boxes

With our fingers crossed for beautiful weather for the bank holiday weekend, we'll need a drink in hand to quench our thirst! Help your colleagues relax and unwind in their gardens, on their balconies, or peering through their flatshare bedroom window with the best bank holiday drinks boxes from Pantry Packages.

The Libation Station - Make-Your-Own-Cocktail Kits & Craft Beers (London Delivery)

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For many of us bank holiday means booze, so that’s why we’ve included an alcoholic Pantry Packages box to help your colleagues relax this weekend.

While you can't expect these two happy chaps to come knocking at your door, you can enjoy a cocktail-making kit or a box of craft beers to make virutal work drinks more fun.

Get the bank holiday off to a good start with all the ingredients you need to make one of the Libation Station's signature cocktails (+ a video to show you how) like:

- Moscow Mule

- English Garden

- Raspberry Gin Collins

- Americano

- Tequila Sunrise

Cocktails not your thing? The Libation Station is also offering boxes of craft beer from Tiny Rebel, Beavertown, Gipsy Hill, Magic Rock, and Siren Brewery.

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Astrum Wines - Boxes of Hand-selected Wines (Nationwide Delivery)

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Celebrate the bank holiday in style with the finest European wines from Astrum.

Hand-picked by a team of former sommeliers, your colleagues definitely won't be disappointed with their bank holiday tipple. Choose from boxes of summer whites, reds, and rosés, or a mixture of them all!


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Smith & Sinclair - Alcoholic Gummies & Cocktail Fizzes (Nationwide Delivery)

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For an alcoholic treat with a twist, check out Smith & Sinclair.

Smith & Sinclair is on a mission to make adulting more fun with alcoholic gummies, Prosecco fizz tablets, and edible cocktail glitter. Celebrate bank holiday in style, spruce up your drinks, and relax to the max. All of the boxes are vegan-friendly and there’s even a non-alcoholic option for those who want to stay sober!

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Bank Holiday Sweet Treats Boxes

Croissants for breakfast, cake for lunch, and cookies for dessert - the ultimate bank holiday weekend in, and Pantry Packages has you covered for it all! We’ve partnered with the best vendors in town to satiate your sweet tooth and bring you the most decadent bank holiday yet.

Bad Brownie - Gooey, Luxurious Brownies (Nationwide Delivery)

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Bad Brownie has won awards for its gourmet treats - that’s how good they are. In 2015, these mouth-watering brownies made an appearance on Dragon’s Den, and now they’re coming to a front porch near you.

Give your teams the indulgence they deserve this bank holiday, with boxes of 12 or 24 brownie bites, including flavours like Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, and Ferrero Rocher. Everyone can enjoy a box, with vegan and no-gluten options too!

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EK Bakery - Every Chocoholic's Dream (Nationwide Delivery)

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What better way to end your bank holiday feast than with a box bespoke brownies from EK Bakery?

Small enough to slide through your letterbox with ease, but big enough to satisfy your sweetooth time and time again, these brownies are every chocoholic's dream.

Make your colleagues' bank holiday special and let them enjoy decadent brownie flavours like:

- Peanut Butter

- Triple Chocolate

- Toasted Hazelnut

Vegan and no-gluten options available!

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GAIL's - Pastries, Loaves, & Sweet Buns (London Delivery)

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Your colleagues can have their cake and eat it this bank holiday, with a GAIL’s treat box that definitely won’t disappoint. 

Think lemon drizzle loaf, chocolate cake, croissants, and cinnamon buns. Yum! Share them with your household, or don’t - we’re not here to judge.

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Lovely Buns - Plant-Based Sweet Treats (Nationwide Delivery)

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Suitable for vegans, veggies, flexitarians, and meat-lovers alike, Lovely Buns' cakes and cookies are the perfect bank holiday treat.

All of the goodies are made with love in a little kitchen in North London and use high-quality, ethical incredients like organic English flour, unrefined fairly traded sugars, fairtrade chocolate and cocoa, organic and palm-oil free fats, and responsonsibly sourced vanilla.

Here's just a selection of the treats on offer:

- Maple Glazed Banana Block

- Pecan + Chocolate Block

- Sea Salt + Dark Chocolate Cookies

- Biscoff + Cinnamon Cookies

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Bank Holiday Takeaway

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How much more chilled does the bank holiday get than a weekend on the sofa watching Netflix, takeaway pizza in hand? Now you can make that vision a reality for your remote workers with our teams@home gift cards, redeemable through Just Eat.

Let them decide exactly what to eat this bank holiday.

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Like what you see? Order your corporate food boxes now in time for delivery on Friday 28th August, so that your colleagues can relax and unwind this bank holiday. Get in touch with your Account Manager, email, or visit this webpage for more info.