Vegans, vegetarians, people with coeliac disease and lovers of fine foods: gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly eatery Nutie Donuts is launching pre-orders for its Christmas menu this Sunday, November 1 (and it’s likely to be a sellout).
Available for pick up from December 1 to 24 from Nutie’s Balmain and Surry Hills stores, this year’s menu is completely vegan-friendly and gluten-free, and includes sweet treats, savoury items, gift packs and, back by popular demand, vegan puppy treats.
“We will make sure everyone has a vegan and gluten-free Christmas miracle – from giant vegan trifles in glass bowls, to spiced pumpkin pies and DIY gingerbread houses, to Christmas roasts and all the sides,” owner Sina Klug tells Broadsheet.
As well as Nutie’s popular Christmas trifles, there’s also pecan pie, amaretto cheesecake, a boozy gingerbread-chocolate tart and dessert boards for five or 10 people.
After a deluge of requests Nutie is also offering a full Christmas lunch, including a nut roast, whole-roasted cauliflower with lemon-tahini cream, roasted brussels sprouts with maple mushrooms, and baked Camembert.
“The demand for our Christmas items has grown massively since we opened, with many families trying to cater for a vegan family member or someone with coeliac disease” says Klug.
Gift hampers will be available in two different sizes ($60 and $120) and packed with house-made gingerbread and truffles and “surprises from small businesses we love”. Nutie is also collaborating with dried-floral artist Jess Jerome to create gift baubles filled with rum truffles and dried flowers to hang from the tree.
Dogs are also being thrown bone-shaped stockings filled with vegan banana biscuits and cookies.
“We are next to a vet and get the most gorgeous pups in all day long, so it wasn’t a hard decision to start making some sneaky treats,” says Klug.
While some smaller items that travel well – including gingerbread, rum balls and mince pies – will be available for delivery all of December, most of the menu is pick-up only. In past years the range has sold out, so don’t delay getting your order in.
After closing on December 24, Nutie traditionally spreads the Christmas cheer by delivering hampers to local homeless shelters and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. For the first time, it’s giving customers the chance to pay-it-forward and buy someone in need a treat for Christmas – a model it began during lockdown.
“As always, it is incredibly important to us to give back to the community that has supported us so much in the past,” says Klug. “That’s what Christmas is all about, after all”.
Nutie Donuts’ Christmas selection is available for pre-order from November 1. Desserts will be available for pick up from December 1 to 24, while the lunch menu will be available on Christmas Eve.