Save Yourself Time and Stress This Mother’s Day by Ordering These Delicious Brunch Treats in Advance
From full-on meal kits to the world’s yummiest breakfast meats, pancake mixes, and even cupcakes, we’ve got you covered.
If you are planning to gather for brunch to celebrate Mother's Day this year but feel like your entertaining mojo is a bit off, now is the time to lean into some of the delicious products that have become available for delivery!
When the world pivoted to staying home, many great luxury products suddenly became available online and delivered right to your door. And let's be honest, Mom would much rather have you at the table visiting than running around the kitchen. This year, let someone else do the heavy lifting, deliciously. Here are some of my 9 favorite products to order to make that Mother's Day brunch extra-special.
Harry & David Spring Brunch Morning Gift
No one puts a delicious package together better than Harry & David, and this brunch "kit" for 4-6 people feels extra special from the get-go. You'll get a triple cheese caramelized onion quiche, four of Wolferman's famed English muffins and a jar of their Marionberry Preserves, 12 ounces of Canadian style bacon, and a glazed lemon poppyseed cake. Fill in with some fresh fruit and you have a brunch fit for a queen!
Buy It: Harry & David Spring Morning Brunch Gift ($79.99), 1800flowers.com
La Brea Bakery Take and Bake Pecan Raisin Loaf
These take and bake breads from Nancy Silverton's iconic La Brea Bakery in California are par-baked for you to finish at home for crisp crusts and chewy interiors. And now you can get them at grocery stores! For your Mother's Day brunch, look for the pecan raisin loaf for toast or baked French toast, or their ciabatta rolls for decadent DIY breakfast sandwiches.
Buy it: La Brea Bakery Take and Bake Pecan Raisin Loaf ($5.19), instacart.com
The Grey Buttermilk Biscuits with All the Fixin's
If you have ever had the privilege of eating Chef Mashama Bailey's food at her award-winning restaurant, The Grey, in Savannah, Georgia, you know that those flavors will haunt you forever. Luckily, Bailey has partnered with Goldbelly's wonderful delivery service so you can get her sky-high buttermilk biscuits with all the fixin's straight to your door! The kit comes with a dozen ready-to-bake biscuits, with 8 oz. containers of house-made pimento cheese, bacon jam, and seasonal fruit preserves. Just pop the trays right in your oven and watch Mom swoon. No travel required.
Buy it: The Grey Buttermilk Biscuits with All the Fixin's ($95), goldbelly.com
Maple Craft Foods Pancake & Waffle Meal Kit
Maple Craft Foods, one of my favorite sources for amazing maple syrups, is putting together some breakfast kits that will help take your Mother's Day brunch to the next level. You can choose regular or gluten-free pancake mix, or a challah French toast kit complete with a loaf of challah (maybe the best bread for French toast possible). Both kits come with a bottle of regular syrup and one of blueberry syrup and can be ordered with or without a bag of coffee.
Buy it: Maple Craft Foods Pancake & Waffle Meal Kit ($31.99), maplecraftfoods.com
Omaha Steaks Colossal Cut Bacon
A special brunch can only be enhanced with special bacon. And you won't get more special than bacon sliced into thick steaks! Instead of serving several thin slices of bacon to each guest, plate one of these half-inch-thick bacon steaks. Crisp on the outside and tender and melting within, these beauties are truly life changing. You can rub with a barbecue or spice rub, candy them with brown sugar or maple, or even serve them sweet and spicy with a drizzle of hot honey. They also make the most extraordinary BLT. You get two one-pound packages, so if your gathering is small, you'll have one to freeze for later!
Buy it: Colossal Cut Bacon ($38.99), omahasteaks.com
Columbus Craft Meats Charcuterie 101 Collection
If your mom loves a good grazing style brunch, you are going to need a killer charcuterie board. Columbus Craft Meats, one of my favorite premium purveyors of cured meats and sausages, offers complete kits to make it easy to set up your spread. The 101 Collection includes their charcuterie sampler pack, a package of prosciutto, a bandage-wrapped aged cheddar, a breakfast brie (this favorite of mine is like the interior of the brie with no white rind), a jar of Castelvetrano green olives, and a pack of La Panzanella artisanal crackers, all bundled with a beautiful keepsake wooden board and cheese knife.
Buy it: Columbus Craft Meats Charcuterie 101 Collection ($109.99), columbuscraftmeats.com
Savannah Bee Whipped Honey Set
Savannah Bee Whipped Honey is one of those products that is instantly addictive. I defy you to not want to just stick a spoon in the jar and go to town. This premium honey whipped to a creamy spreadable consistency is the perfect thing to schmear on your brunch breadstuffs. Original is great, but I love their flavors like lemon and cinnamon.
Buy it: Savannah Bee Whipped Honey Set Lemon and Cinnamon ($37), amazon.com
Back in the Day Bakery Cupcake Chocolate Chip Cookie Combo
Can't forget the sweet treats for your sweet mom! And brunch calls out for something comforting and cozy. You can't do better than the treats from Back in the Day Bakery, where James Beard nominated Cheryl Day is making time-honored classic Southern bakes. I can never choose between her ethereal vanilla cupcakes and her chewy chocolate chip cookies, but you don't have to pick with this gift box. You get six of each, perfect for a family brunch.
Buy it: Back in the Day Bakery Cupcake Chocolate Chip Cookie Combo ($65), goldbelly.com
Fannie May Milk Chocolate S'mores and Peanut Butter Pretzel Snack Mixes
Lastly, you always want to have that last little nibble when everyone is lingering over coffee or tea. I have become addicted to the new snack mixes Fannie May Chocolates has been creating, and they are ideal for brunch sweets. Usually, I have trouble choosing between the chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels and the S'mores mix with chocolate covered mini graham crackers and marshmallows, but it's Mother's Day, so why not go for both?
Buy it: Fannie May Milk Chocolate S'mores and Peanut Butter Pretzel Snack Mixes ($29.98), amazon.com