Stuck for last minute ingredients and gourmet treats? Hubbub can help!

Special offer for 1000 Cookbooks users in London

1000 Cookbooks is all about helping food lovers try out interesting new dishes at home. We want to make it as easy as possible to explore new recipes and different cuisines, and that means sourcing the best and freshest ingredients, from the humblest vegetable to the most exotic spice.  

That's why we are linking up with Hubbub, a grocery delivery service with a difference. Hubbub sources the finest ingredients and groceries from carefully selected independent local retailers, and can deliver those ingredients to your door the same day.

If you live in London and you are frustrated by the range and quality of online supermarket offerings, but lack the time to make it to your favourite local shops, Hubbub has the answer. 

Whether it's top quality meat, seasonal vegetables, artisan-baked bread, fine cheese or a last-minute treat for the festive table, Hubbub collects the best food and ingredients from more than 100 of London's best independent food retailers and can deliver direct to your door the same day in a single delivery.

Hubbub is offering 1000 Cookbooks users based in London a very special deal:  20% off your first order, with no minimum spend and free delivery. Spend over £40 and they'll throw in a Cold Pressed Juice from Planet Organic.

To take advantage of this offer, just place your first order with Hubbub, using the promotional code 1000cB at checkout to claim your discount (and panettone!)

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a time-limited offer and may be withdrawn at any time
  • See Hubbub's FAQ for information on delivery areas and more

What if I don't live in London? 
We haven't forgotten you! Watch out for future offers from partners in the rest of the UK, the US and elsewhere!



Christmas is coming, and cookbooks will feature high on the giving and receiving lists of many. The right cookbook is that perfect gift: to be read, cooked from and enjoyed for years to come. And there's nothing quite like a cookbook collection for sparking interest and debate. So we thought this time of year was a good opportunity to show off the collections we love... and we'd love to see yours! 

We're inviting you to share your #FestiveShelfie – a photo of your cookbooks, be they on bookshelves or coffee table, whether it's stacked from floor to ceiling or a more humble pile of well-loved classics. Just dress up your books for Christmas. That might mean a holly-wreathed Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, some baubles dangling from your Barefoot Contessa, or fairy lights draped around Ferran Adria and the Fat Duck. Be creative, post to Instagram and/or Twitter, being sure to mention and tag us (@1000Cookbooks and hashtag #FestiveShelfie).

The best image will win a wonderful box of seasonal treats filled with food goodies from one of our gourmet supplier friends. The winner will be chosen by our panel of brilliant judges, all of them self-confessed cookbook-collecting fiends:

Olia Hercules - whose debut cookbook, Mamushka features in the 'Best of 2015' lists of many foodies
Elly Curshen - author of the upcoming Fast Days and Feast Days (due March 2016)
Nadia Arumugam - author of Women Chefs of New York, a round-up of some of the very best NY restaurant recipes around
• Matt Inwood, our very own art director and Instagram guru, completes the panel

The competition closes at 9am PST / Midday EST / 5pm UK / 6pm CET on Friday 18th December. The winner will be announced on Twitter and Instagram later that evening and will receive their prize the following week. We'll also be reposting some of our favourites that came in during the week.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get involved. And don't forget to tag us in your posts and hashtag them #FestiveShelfie – we won't see them if you don't! Now, go break out the tinsel and baubles and festoon your cookbooks in whatever creatively festive way you can think of! Good luck – we can't wait to see the results!

Still struggling for inspiration? Below is a gallery of #FestiveShelfie images from our judges to get you started. 

* You may enter as many times as you like. The judges' decision is final. Shelfie rights remain with the author, but by entering you are granting us permission to share and re-use the image to celebrate all things Christmas and cookbooks!