Christmas fast food and coffee shop menus launch across the UK from Greggs to Pret

Costa’s new drinks are all themed around Toblerone - but they’re not the only ones with new flavours on the menu (Costa Coffee)
Costa’s new drinks are all themed around Toblerone - but they’re not the only ones with new flavours on the menu (Costa Coffee)

Let’s be honest: Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the food. When you’re out and about doing your Christmas shopping, there’s no better feeling than stopping off at your favourite food haunt to try their holiday range.

Now is the time to start trying them out, with brands like Costa and Starbucks already launching their festive menus.

Here’s a look at what a number of food brands are doing for the holiday season this year, as well as which ones have started selling them already.


From November 9, Subway’s festive range is back with a bang, including a number of Christmas-themed sandwich options:

  • Turkey Stack Sub: A festive Sub with all the fillings and trimmings, including sliced turkey breast, maple-smoked streaky bacon, crispy hash browns, and fresh veggies

  • Dipping Gravy Pot: The perfect pairing for any festive feast

  • V.I.Brie SubMelt: Brie, American-style cheese, maple-smoked streaky bacon, caramelised red onions. and sweet onion sauce

  • Mini Pigs In Blankets Pot

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookie (available individually, as a three-pack, or in a box of 12)


  • Pigs Under Blankets BaguetteA tasty baguette with all the trimmings. Except sprouts (obviously!). Perfectly cooked pork sausages with smoked sweetcure bacon topped with pork, onion & sage stuffing, wonderfully garnished with cranberry and port sauce in a freshly baked crusty white baguette.

  • Festive BakeLike the obligatory pair of socks in your stocking every year or the office party that always gets out of hand, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Festive Bake. Made from a delicious crumb topped pastry, filled with pieces of cooked chicken, sage & onion stuffing and cooked sweetcure bacon, covered in a creamy sage & cranberry sauce.

  • Vegan Festive BakeChristmas is coming, and this year there’s something for everyone. Taking inspiration from the original masterpiece, the Vegan Festive Bake has been made from delicious puff pastry, filled with savoury flavour Quorn™ mycoprotein pieces, sage & onion stuffing balls and vegan bacon crumb, wonderfully finished with a mouth-watering sage & cranberry sauce.

  • Christmas Lunch SoupWe’ve turned your Christmas dinner favourites into a handy, enjoy on-the-go soup. Made with diced smoked bacon, pork sausage, tasty chicken, turkey, sage & onion stuffing and vegetables, blended with a delicious mix of herbs and spices. It really is Christmas in a cup!

  • Pigs in Blankets (In shops from December 6)Everyone’s favourite Christmas snack is back in time for the festive season. These tasty little bangers need no introduction. Cooked pork sausages, wrapped in smoked streaky bacon, packed into a handy little pot to enjoy on the go, at your desk or cosied up in bed (we won’t judge!)

What’s more, we can likely expect more festive treats from Greggs. To celebrate the beginning of the festive season, the food chain is also hosting a series of exclusive Festive Bake Brunches across the country in London, Manchester, and Newcastle this month.

With the final one in Newcastle taking place on November 26, the full festive menu will be unveiled by then.

Pret a Manger

Pret subscribers will be pleased to know that its festive drinks are included in the monthly subscription fee – but even if you’re not subscribed, you can still tuck into these wintry delights:

  • Boxing Day Toastie (with cheddar cheese, pulled ham, turkey, and our herby pork stuffing and a dollop of caramelised onion chutney and sage mayo)

  • Hog Roast Mac and Cheese

  • Beet Wellington Baguette

  • Macaroon Hot Chocolate

  • Praline Latte

  • Classic Gingerbread Latte

  • Christmas Lunch Sandwich

  • Pigs in Blankets Roll

  • The Christmas Baguette

  • Brie, Pistachio & Cranberry Baguette

Pret is bringing back old classics and new treats for Christmas 2022. (Pret)
Pret is bringing back old classics and new treats for Christmas 2022. (Pret)

Costa Coffee

From November 3, Costa is bringing back festive favourites both new and familiar. The new additions to the menu are highlighted here in bold:

  • Toblerone Latte

  • Toblerone Hot Chocolate

  • Maple Bacon Mac & Cheese

  • White Chocolate Trillionaire’s Slice

  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate

  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin

  • Loaded Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake

  • Crispy Festive Wreath

  • Vegan P’gs & Blankets Panini

  • Turkey & The Trimmings Toastie

  • Pigs & Blankets Panini

  • Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Panini

  • Turkey Feast Sandwich


Joining Costa from November 3, Starbucks is also pulling out all the stops for the holiday season. You can expect to see a number of new drinks and food options on the menu, such as:

  • Toffee Nut Cream Cold Brew

  • Praline Cookie Hot Chocolate

  • Caramel Waffle Latte

  • Toffee Nut Latte

  • Gingerbread Latte

  • Eggnog Latte.

  • Pigs Under Blanket Roll

  • Toffee Nut Muffin

  • Toffee Nut Mini Loaf Cake

  • Ginger Mini Loaf Cake