Right now, picnics on park benches are THE hottest social event in the calendar. So, dig out your hamper and waterproof blanket, and order your sausage rolls from these seriously slick Essex delis.
Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword right now, it’s the driving force behind a bevy of stylish new eco-conscious stores offering Essex consumers the chance to shop green – and skip the guilt.
Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost.
Grab your bestie and your walking boots - we're taking you on the most gorgeous walks around the county with top-notch cup of (takeaway) coffees en route.
With more of us eschewing big-brand supermarkets to support local farm produce, we unearth seven independents selling the region’s ‘good life’ in (recyclable) bottles, crates and brown paper bags.
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