Moms, grandmothers, and even great-grandmamas may seem like they have superhuman strength and energy because they are often catering to everyone else’s needs. But on Sunday she can finally sit back and relax because dinner, dessert, and baked goods can be delivered right to her door. If she likes to celebrate, help her gather her best vaccinated friends for an in-person restaurant brunch with complimentary mimosas, or opt for a virtual wine tasting experience.
The following gifts fill her heart with warmth and keep the good times flowing.
Happy Mother’s Day to all.
Picking up something sweet is easy at The Bakeshop on Twentieth which offers a variety of made-to-order treats including apple caramel crumb, maple walnut pecan, and maple pumpkin pies, as well as a loaves of babka and coffee cake ($14.95-$17.95) or chocolate ganache pound cake ($35) for curbside takeout or local delivery. This small-batch bakery opens at 8 a.m. so if you’re heading to her home early, pick up a cup of freshly brewed coffee or iced tea to kick-start her day.
Mom probably knows how to cook almost everything without even measuring, correct? The new cookbook, Let’s Brunch: 100 Recipes for the Best Meal of the Week by Belinda Smith-Sullivan will give mom opportunities to try breakfast and brunch dishes. Recipes include sweet potato buttermilk biscuits; honey and pepper bacon; jumbo shrimp and lump crab with vodka cocktail sauce; an egg, prosciutto, tomato, and arugula panini; and an assortment of libations to complement the dishes. While the cookbook is the gift, up the ante by presenting the book with a dish or two that you prepared. Available at Uncle Bobbie’s. Gibbs Smith, $24.99
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If mom is one of the many people shifting to a plant-based diet, a meal subscription service from Veestro can save her time on meal planning with fresh, organic ingredients arriving frozen right at her door. There are over four dozen meals to choose from including chick’n Milanese, crab cakes, red curry with tofu, and veggie empanadas. All can be popped in the oven or microwave for easy cooking. Meals are available in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly subscriptions that range from $117 to $297. Each dish can be stored in the freezer for up to eight weeks.
To order: veestro.com
An easy breezy Sunday morning (or early afternoon) calls for brunch at Indeblue which will offer a three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day menu for $25. The special menu, available May 8-9 for dine-in, takeout, or delivery, includes savory dishes such as crispy spinach chaat, paneer toast, masala egg omelet, spicy chicken ‘n’ waffles, and chocolate chai pot de crème. Moms will also receive a complimentary mimosa with dine-in and takeout orders. Reservations encouraged.
Mom can have her cake and eat it too without leaving home. Bake Me A Wish offers special occasion-themed sweets including a jumbo ice cream sundae-style cupcake four-pack, individually wrapped cookies, and brownies in a crate that can be repurposed as a keepsake box as well as a gold-colored bakery tower with a mix of more than two dozen brownies, cookies, and chocolates. All desserts include a personalized greeting card. Packages run $45-$59.
Combine her love of socializing and wine with a private, virtual wine tasting experience hosted by one of City Winery Philadelphia’s winemakers. The 45- to 60-minute sessions include two to four bottles of wine, a wine opener, customized tasting guide, wine storage instructions, and suggested culinary instructions. Add-on packages include charcuterie, cheese, and nut tasting kits. Dates for the wine tastings are flexible so Mom and friends can log on for a fabulous night when it fits their schedules. $110 to $195.
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