Social Pantry | Festive Hamper


Founded by Alex Head in 2011, Social Pantry is London’s go-to caterers and event planners. The team are passionate about creating food that’s fresh, seasonal and (most importantly) absolutely delicious for some pretty incredible clients. This year however the team wanted to create something a little different in the form of a Christmas hamper to celebrate the very best of London; this is the perfect seasonal gift for food and drink connoisseurs.

The ideal gift for that member of the family who seems to have everything, this alternative to a generic Christmas hamper is hand-picked by the Social Pantry team and founder Alex Head – especially for the holiday season.

Social Pantry | Festive Hamper | Humphrey Munson

Each hamper brings together some of Social Pantry’s handmade produce and a selection or products from the best British suppliers they work with such as:

Redemption roasters coffee beans – the world’s first prison-based coffee company that trains offenders in the coffee industry with the aim of reducing reoffending in the UK;

Social Pantry | Festive Hamper | Humphrey Munson

Rubies in the Rubble who create products from wonky and otherwise wasted fruit and vegetables; and Pump Street Bakery (one of the best British chocolate suppliers) who make small batch chocolate from beans imported directly to them by family farms around the world.

‘We are passionate about serving food that is fresh, seasonal and delicious.  We thought this year as things are a little bit different we would create two wonderful hampers: The “Pantry Hamper” and The “Party Box”.

We have carefully curated these to bring together some of our handmade produce and a selection of products from the best British suppliers we work with.’

Alex Head, founder of Social Pantry.

Social Pantry | Festive Hamper | Humphrey Munson

The hamper above is the pantry hamper which features Nyetimber classic cuveé.

Social Pantry | Festive Hamper | Humphrey Munson
Social Pantry | Festive Hamper | Humphrey Munson

Partnering perfectly with the hand prepared Social Pantry truffle and pecorino nuts, Nyetimber classic Cuveé is a delicious English sparkling wine (some say to rival the best in the world) and is the signature wine of Nyetimber.

Made in the peaceful South Downs, it is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and is a well balanced blend of elegance and intensity – it is literally the perfect gift to include in this special hamper.

Social Pantry | Festive Hamper | Humphrey Munson

The goodies are presented in a rustic hessian jute bag stamped with the Social Pantry logo, the bag alone makes a useful everyday gift (not just a bag for Christmas!), that can be used throughout the year whilst trawling your local food market for goodies on a Saturday morning. You will also receive a printed card which describes what is in your hamper.

Priced at £105 each, the very best of London gift bags can be ordered directly from Social Pantry via 020 8871 1949 or email

Images: HM

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