A rough week at work, break-up blues or drab weather – the only thing that can cure all three is comfort food. And when you've got a sweet tooth that needs soothing, only a dessert will do. So turn that frown upside down, because we've got the ultimate list of the best comforting puddings and sweet treats from around the world on Deliveroo.
Banana Pudding, Magnolia Bakery – Dubai, UAE
Have you had one of those days when you're done with being an adult? Then banana and custard is the ultimate throwback to being a kid. You can't get much more nostalgic than a creamy pot of Magnolia Bakery's world famous Banana Pudding to take you back. These layers of vanilla wafers, soft bananas and vanilla pudding are so legendary at Magnolia Bakery that they've got their own dedicated spot on the menu.
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Kith and Kin – Leeds, UK
Sticky toffee pudding is a British comfort food classic. That warm, squidgy sponge cake, made with gooey dark treacle, then served with a river of hot toffee sauce and cream, is the perfect remedy for a rainy day. So if you're stuck indoors you don't need to drag your granny round to rustle one of these up for you, get one delivered from Kith and Kin instead.
Pint of ice cream, Ben & Jerry's – Amsterdam, Den Haag & Rotterdam, Netherlands
Breaking up is hard to do – not when you've got Ben & Jerry to keep you company it isn't. Get your PJs on, crank up the Celine Dion and do your best Bridget Jones with a tub of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie. But don't go shuffling to the shops in your slippers, we've got you covered.
Butterscotch Pancakes, My Old Dutch – London, UK
Delicious Butterscotch pancakes topped with Compote of Berries, Nutella, Chocolate chips, Pistachios nuts and Almond flakes! A Dish to die for 😱🥞❤️🍫🌰🍓🍇🍒🍫🥞❤️😍 #nutella #pancakes #butterscotch #delicous #chocolate #berries #compote #nuts #chocolatechips #almond #chocolatelab #chocolatelover #myolddutchpancakes #pancakehouse #holborn #kensington #chelsea #kingsroad #london #foodie #foodaddict #dessert #instadessert #instapic #instafood #instadaily
Weekends are made for lie-ins. So for those mornings when you don't want to say goodbye to your duvet just yet, get some Butterscotch Pancakes from My Old Dutch delivered. These fluffy pancake peaks, topped with everything from Nutella to Maltesers and Milkway Stars, will make your morning all warm and fuzzy when it's freezing outside.
The Legendary Lime Tree Carrot Cake, The Lime Tree Café – Dubai, UAE
Who doesn't love those lazy days spent chilling with Grandma and a slice of homemade cake? But if you're still at the office, and a visit to your favourite lady isn't on the cards until the weekend, get a slice of The Lime Tree Café's legendary carrot cake delivered instead. Baked daily, using traditional methods that the bakers' Grandmas passed on, this is a proper homely afternoon treat – just don't tell Granny it's as good as hers.
Chocolate Croissant Bread & Butter Pudding with Maple Syrup, The Laundrette – Manchester, UK
When it gets wintery, there's nothing like coming home to an old school comfort classic like bread and butter pudding. As much as you love that creamy, custardy one Mum or Dad used to make with a leftover loaf, why not step things up with a Chocolate Croissant Bread & Butter Pudding with Maple Syrup from The Laundrette?
The Big Pouffe, Ici Grenoble – Grenoble, France
The profiterole is the pièce de résistance of French patisserie, and like all great comfort food, these cream-filled clouds of choux are all about bringing back great childhood memories. So for profiterole perfection, The Big Pouffe from Ici Grenoble is a giant but delicate ball of pastry, with oozing vanilla ice cream bursting out of the centre and glossy melted chocolate drizzled over the top. Just dig your spoon in and turn back the clock.