As the holy month of Ramzan comes to an end, people across the world are excited to celebrate Eid al-fitr. Also known as meethi Eid, it is one of the most awaited festivals in the Islamic calendar. Sugar cravings are at its peak and there’s nothing more delightful than indulging in and gifting your loved ones a box full of unique, sweet treats.
We list the best artisanal brands that are home delivering delicious desserts, mithais and gift hampers this Eid.
Chef Neelam Saini boutique dessert brand, Ornamental Mithai, give a colourful, modern spin to Indian sweets. This Eid, the brand has curated a gourmet box of the finest mithais from their collection, of which some are vegan, sugarless and limited-edition too. From mango coconut ladoo, pista cardamom rolls to strawberry kheerkadam and chocolate cashewnut barrels, they have it all.
Saugaat Bikanervala is a bespoke gifting boutique known for making irresistible Indian mithais laced with international flavour trends. The brand’s Eid hampers have Mejdool dates filled with dry fruits, Lait Croquer, Orange Noir, Cashew Bon Bon, Lemongrass Crème, Amai Matcha and more.
To order, DM on Instagram @saugaatbybikanerval or visit saugaat.co.in
Chef Prateek Bakhtiani’s Ether Atelier Chocolat is a sensorial delight. His Eid-special gift box of Sultan chocolates has a flavour palate power-packed with notes of spiced black tea, rose and walnuts. Ether’s second offering is a moist Persian Love Loaf, flavoured with scents of Damascus rose, citrus and incense cardamom. Its highlight is the glazed layer of silky peonies pink icing.
Hurrem’s is delivering the finest Turkish confectioneries to your doorstep. Their delectable, 100 per cent vegetarian range has nuts, dry fruits, chocolates and flavours that are authentically Turkish. The menu features handmade Meyveli Beyoglu, Kurabiye, Krall luxury hamper and 15 varieties of baklava and lokums. The packaging of the wooden gift boxes stands out with hand painted and hand carved details.
Order online from Hurrem’s Mumbai stores – in Fort, Foodhall Linking Road or via WeFast, Swiggy and Zomato.
Classic, mouthwatering Indian sweets come to life with a colourful avatar at Anand Sweets that has been catering to foodies since 1988. Their Eid-special collection has a variety of gift boxes and mithais to choose from, including rose bud baklava, sugar-free date berry, almond tart baklava, kaju choco aam papad and gulkand rolls.
Available online across India via Swiggy, Dunzo, Zomato
Bombay Sweet Shop
At Bombay Sweet Shop, desi flavours of mithais are reimagined into a zesty, modern palate. Perfect for breaking the month-long fast on a sweet note, their Eid-special confections include gluten-free Dry Fruit Burfi Box of jammy date and fig bars layered with pistachios, cashews, almonds, poppy seeds. Another delicacy is the heavenly Malpua and Date Rabri topped with pista and rose.
Dates, since ages, have been an integral part of Islamic festivals and are traditionally consumed when breaking the holy Ramzan fast. Known for producing over 20 varieties of dates, Bateel is offering a special assortment of organic, gourmet dates with delicious candied fruit and nut fillings. It makes for a thoughtful gift for your dear ones. Choose from their calligraphy box collections of Rosewood, Zahra drawer, Aida, Safi, Luna and Mirage chest.
Confectioner Alpa Pereira’s prowess in French patisserie led her to establish Toujours in 2009. Back in 1994, she had also baked a wedding anniversary cake for Bollywood’s Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu. This year, Toujour’s Eid selection box is loaded with chocolate dates, custom chocolate cupcakes, walnut brownies, vanilla butter biscuits and cakesicles. They are as much fun to look at as they are to devour!