If anything’s made us more in need of a treat than ever before, it’s the rollercoaster year we’ve just experienced. Whether it’s for a special occasion (hello, lockdown birthday), as a post-friendly care package for a friend, or simply because we need a mood-lifting gift to self, the importance of good comfort food has risen to another level – which is why we’re so grateful that our favourite bakeries are now selling online and offering nationwide deliveries throughout the UK.
Whether you’re in the market for gooey cookies, fudgy brownies or light, airy doughnuts, there are so many delicious options that can be sent to your door on surprisingly-quick turnarounds, and they taste just as fresh as they would if you’d picked them up in store that day. These are our top recommendations for doughnuts, cookies and brownies with nationwide delivery in the UK – sugar rush, here you come.
Cookie delivery UK
Creme’s enormous chocolate chip-studded cookies are the stuff of Instagram legend, and now they can send them across the country. Choose from milk chocolate, double chocolate, banana dark chocolate or white chocolate and miso – they’ll come packaged in a sleek pink and gold box that’s sturdy enough to keep and refill long after the original treats have been consumed.
Place an order: creme.london
At what point does a cookie become a cake? Playing dangerously with that boundary is Deviant Cookies, who’s seriously thick hunks of cookie look as good as they taste. Choose from flavours including funfetti, Biscoff, SE Gold, pop tart or the classic chocolate chip. Send them to a friend and you can add an Ellamae Statham-designed card to your order.
Place an order: deviantcookies.co.uk
For a thinner, chewier cookie, try Blondie’s Kitchen, another social media star that originally launched as part of the UK’s first milk & cookie bar in Selfridges in 2016. Now their business is solely online, which means you can enjoy their cookies (or ready-to-bake cookie dough) from the comfort of your own home. For London-based customers, they also do customisable giant cookies for special occasions.
Place an order: blondieskitchen.co.uk
Crumbs & Doilies
When Crumbs & Doilies says freshly baked New York-style cookies, they mean it – each batch is whipped up and packed so they’ll arrive with you anywhere in the UK within 24 hours of being baked. Flavours on offer to tempt you include birthday cake, raspberry white chocolate, red velvet and of course, the iconic chocolate chip.
Place an order: crumbsanddoilies.co.uk
You know their stores from the high street, but what about when those stores aren’t open? Pick up a keepsake tin of your favourites from their website, with a vast range of flavours from macadamia and white chocolate to coconut.
Place an order: benscookies.com
Vegan? Try Floozie, a 100% plant-based ‘stuffed cookie’ concept by ex-Claridge’s Pastry Chef Kimberly Lin. Available for delivery nationwide and takeaway from their Covent Garden outpost, the stuffed cookies come in five indulgent core flavours along with a sixth rotating seasonal option. Our favourite flavour is pecan pie.
Doughnut delivery UK
You think you’ve already had a perfect doughnut, and then you taste a Crosstown one and realise what you’ve been missing. These popular arrays of ring and filled doughnuts come in creative flavours like Peanut Butter & Blackcurrant Compote, Truffle, Banana & Cherry and Dark Chocolate & Pistachio. Their vegan selection is also second-to-none.
Place an order: crosstowndoughnuts.com
Only the seriously sweet-toothed need apply when it comes to Doughnut Time’s colourful handcrafted doughnuts, with fun flavours like (Kinder) Bueno Mars and David Hassel-Biscoff. If you’re after a lockdown project, check out their fun range of DIY kits which allow you to decorate the doughnuts yourselves.
Place an order: doughnuttime.co.uk
When you can’t make it to the stand at your local supermarket, Krispy Kreme delivery is now a thing nationwide. Pick up a box of original glazed or branch out into topped and filled doughnuts with their various assorted boxes – they’ll be delivered by DPD in a contact-free drop. Or for even more personal touch, you can try their ‘Say it with Krispy Kreme’ offering, a tray of 12 Original Glazed doughnuts topped of with an iced message of your choice to raise a smile from afar.
Place an order: krispykreme.co.uk
Brownie delivery UK
Arguably most famous for their curly whirly cakes, Konditor also does a great line in brownies (of which you can also get a curly whirly variety, as pictured above). This bakery gets pleasingly adventurous with their creations, with options like rum raisin and pecan caramel alongside the chocolatey classics.
Place an order: konditor.co.uk
Cutter & Squidge
Cutter & Squidge’s range of brownie flavours is huge – in the box above you’ve got Nutella, salted caramel, peanut butter, white chocolate and millionaire’s shortbread (no, you’re drooling). They also have a nut-free edit which is equally delicious.
Place an order: cutterandsquidge.com
For brownies inspired by chocolate bars and and biscuits you already love, head directly to Bad Brownie, where you’ll find delights like Maltesers, Biscoff, Oreo, and even Ferrero Rocher squares of joy. Oh, and for chocolate orange fans, these squidgy morsels are inspired by the humble Jaffa Cake.
Place an order: badbrownie.co.uk
Mint choc, coconut and raspberry, red velvet, chocolate orange, caramel popcorn, cookies & cream… Lola’s is another bakery that’s really gone for it when it comes to brownie flavour profiles (although of course their classic chocolate is just as good). Their boxes are letterbox-friendly and they even do single brownies if you want to send a quick day-brightener to a friend who might not be able to work their way through a whole tray.
Place an order: lolascupcakes.co.uk
Lewis & Baker
Deliciously indulgent, Lewis & Baker make sure their brownies are gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside. With layered blondie-brownies, traybakes and even flapjack and shortbread boxes to choose from, you’ll have a hard time narrowing down your order.
Place an order: lewisandbaker.com