May 4, 2021 • Food5 min read

The best bank holiday food and drinks boxes for employees

The upcoming spring bank holiday is looking more hopeful than last year, with lockdown restrictions easing and social meet-ups on the cards. So, help your colleagues have a great long weekend with delicious food and drinks boxes they can enjoy at home or in the park.

With lockdown restrictions easing and social meet-ups back on the agenda, 2021's spring bank holiday will probably feel like the most 'normal' long weekend we've had in a while. So, be sure to make this May bank holiday extra special for your teams, whether they're meeting up with friends or colleagues for a picnic in the park or having a chilled weekend at home.

And we're here to help make that happen! At Just Eat for Business, we've made treating your teams at home easy with the perfect bank holiday pick-me-ups. Through our Pantry Packages food box home delivery service, you can order DIY meal kits from popular restaurants, delicious sweet treats, alcoholic (and soft) drinks, and more! So, mark the date in your diary and get excited for some bank holiday fun.

Delivered directly to your colleagues’ homes contact-free, our Pantry Packages service is the ultimate way to boost team morale and make this bank holiday weekend sparkle. We've even got nationwide delivery options for those colleagues dotted around the UK!

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

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

While many 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 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, Nduja or vegan pizza, and all you have 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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Burgers are the ultimate comfort food, 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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Pasta Evangelists - DIY Pasta Kits (Nationwide Delivery)

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Got a craving for a delicious bowl of pasta but don't want to spend ages prepping? Enter Pasta Evangelists: restaurant-quality pasta recipe boxes delivered nationwide. In just five minutes of prep time, you and your colleagues will be digging into fresh, mouth-watering pasta dishes from the comfort of your own homes.

There are meat, veggie and vegan options available, as well as tasty aperitivo snack boxes to enjoy while you wait.

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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

Enjoy!

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Bank Holiday Hampers & Party Boxes

Spoil your remote teams with beautiful corporate hampers and jaw-dropping virtual party boxes this bank holiday. Whether you want to organise a fun virtual activity, a small socially distanced picnic, or you just want to make your teams smile over the long weekend, everyone deserves a little luxury every now and then.

Country City Country Catering - Luxurious Bespoke 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.

Highly customisable and suitable for a wide range of budgets and dietary needs, Country City Catering can tailor their food boxes and hampers for any occasion. Picnic in the park? Check! BBQ in the garden? Check? Casual movie night nibbles? Check!

Everything can be delivered across the UK.

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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 in the park!).

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Your Big Night In - At-home Party Hampers (Nationwide Delivery)

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While socialising is once more allowed, not all your colleagues may feel comfortable getting out and about after a spending a year at home. But that doesn't mean they should miss out on the fun! Your Big Night In creates perfect party hampers for employees to enjoy at home with their household bubble.

Choose the Popcorn & Movie hamper for a cosy evening on the sofa, or the Puzzle Night box for something to stimulate the mind. Finally, there's the Karaoke Box, complete with plenty of snacks to keep you singing long into the night - just be sure to warn your neighbours before!

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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, balconies, or at the park with the best bank holiday drinks boxes from Pantry Packages. Alcoholic and soft drinks available!

Liberation Cocktails - Conveniently Canned Cocktails (Nationwide Delivery)

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As fun as cocktail-making is, your colleagues probably don't want to spend a lot of their bank holiday weekend buying ingredients and prepping, so skip to the good bit with conveniently canned cocktails from Libertation Cocktails. Mixologist-grade and ready to drink!

As well as cans, you can also order bottles of cocktails, both of which are perfect for a socially distanced meet-up with friends or colleagues. So, what are you waiting for?

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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!

Cheers!

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Sejuiced - Handmade Juices (Nationwide Delivery)

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When planning your bank holiday team treats, be sure to remember your colleagues who don't drink alcohol too! Luckily, these delicious handmade juices from Sejuiced should be the perfect alternative to boxes of booze.

Vegan-friendly and packaged in glass not plastic, these juice hampers are the ideal refreshment for a hot bank holiday weekend.

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Lucky Saint - 0.5% ABV Unfiltered Lager (Nationwide Delivery)

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Lucky Saint creates 0.5% ABV unfiltered lager that doesn't compromise on taste. As delicious as full strength beer, Lucky Saint is perfect for the long weekend - without the worry of a hangover when you get back to work.

Depending on the size of your bank holiday celebrations (keeping in line with government guidance, of course!), there's a four-pack or a 12-pack to choose from. Every box can be delivered nationwide!

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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 treat boxes 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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Mademoiselle Macaron - Macaron Boxes (Nationwide Delivery)

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For something a little more summery, Mademoiselle Macaron's gift boxes are perfect! With pretty pastel colours, each macaron is bursting with flavour: raspberry, lemon, vanilla, pistachio, salted caramel, chocolate and more.

If you want to make your team gift a little more personal, there's the option to add your company logo and branding onto each macaron!

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

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Suitable for vegans, 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 they want 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 May, so that your colleagues can enjoy delicious grub this bank holiday weekend. Get in touch with your Account Manager or email foodguru@citypantry.com to get started.