Best Mother’s Day food ideas

Vanessa StoicovApr 28, '21

Mums make the world go round – through their care and everything they do for their kids, so they deserve to be spoiled on their special day. Mother’s Day comes once a year, so rather than opting for the usual flowers and box of chocolates, why not plan a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner? This is a great opportunity to bring everyone together and shine the spotlight on your amazing mum.


If you’re looking for creative Mother’s Day ideas to help you plan the best meal, you’ve come to the right place. Nothing says ‘love’ quite like food; we’ve got everything you need to create the perfect eating extravaganza to treat mum like a queen this year. 

Traditional Mother’s Day Feast

Gathering your nearest and dearest together for a big feast is one way to make some heartwarming memories. You may already have a family tradition of a weekly roast, but you can make this one special by doing all the prep and cooking for mum so she can kick back and relax. 

Classic roasted meat with vegetables

You might like to research a range of Mother’s Day recipes to find the one that’s going to suit your crew. But you can’t go past a traditional lamb, beef or pork roast with roast potatoes and vegetables. On iPantry, we’ve handpicked the best meat, poultry and seafood from local producers to turn your next roast into a fine dining experience at home.


Or, if you’d like something a little lighter, you could pan fry some salmon or fish and dish it up with a selection of roast vegetables or a ready-made roast vegetable, couscous and feta salad instead.

Don’t forget dessert!

For those of you with a sweet tooth, make sure you do a little digging to find out mum’s favourite dessert. If you need some inspiration, check out our range of Brunetti biscuits or cheesecake (a Melbourne icon, for sure) or a pack of mixed tarts from Fig

Mother’s Day ideas to save you time (no cooking required) 

Don’t fancy slaving over the stove for hours on end this Mother’s Day? Explore a world of readymade options from our restaurant partners. We’ve scoured Melbourne’s best eateries and suppliers to bring the likes of Botanical Hotel, 400 Gradi and District 3429 into your home.  


Do you like to plan ahead? You could also grab some frozen meals just in case you change your mind (or accidentally burn the roast lamb!). 

Meals for the health-conscious mum

On the hunt for healthy Mother’s Day recipes? We’ve got you covered. Treating mum to something special doesn’t have to be all about chocolate and cake (although they’re important, too). If mum likes to eat healthy and loves her fruit and veg, we’ve got a range of vegan, gluten free and organic ingredients to help you kick it out of the park. 

Quiche and salad

A big crowd pleaser is our Mediterrannian quiche accompanied with a fresh salad, like the vegan superfood salad. Quiche is perfect for a small, intimate dinner as you can portion out slices accordingly. Plus, you’ll get bonus points for saving time as our quiches are readymade – all you need to do is pop it in the oven.

Create your own platter

Alternatively, you might like to build your very own healthy food platter. Platters are great for big groups of people with different tastes as you can customise the ingredients to please your diners. 


To make your own platter, assemble your favourite ingredients – the more colourful, the better – on a tray. You could include some artisan cheesedark chocolate, crackersnuts or fruit from our online grocery marketplace. The only prerequisite for this is that you get creative!  

Did somebody say drinks?

Champagne or sparkling wine is typically associated with any celebration. But for a healthy meal, you might like to serve up a variety of healthy drink alternatives, just in case. We’re big fans of Liberty Kombucha and Kreol – which are both good for your gut – and Dash Water, which is made using discarded and ugly fruits. They're are all refreshing options and more exciting than plain old water.

Throw a vegan Mother’s Day celebration

For all of our mums who are vegan, it’s an opportunity to pull out all of the stops. Mother’s Day food is all about celebrating how much your mum means to you, so take the time to plan a menu that heroes vegan options of classic treats.

Splash out with moussaka

As Mother’s Day is in the cooler months here in Melbourne, check out the delicious vegan moussaka made by our friends at Elyros. Serve it up with chunky tomato, cucumber, parsley and mint salad (you can find all of these ingredients on iPantry) and fresh, crusty bread from Noisette

Vegan dessert options

Then, when it comes time for dessert, mum will love a Bellarine Belgian chocolate brownie with lashings of The Vegan Dairy vanilla bean cream on top. Even if you’re not vegan yourself, this flavour combo is a classic and we bet you’ll fall in love with The Vegan Dairy just as much as we have.


For the rest of the family, you can treat them to Fig vegan cakes. This selection of cakes, including chocolate peanut butter and banana, is so delicious that you won’t even believe they’re vegan.

Menu sorted? Check. Now get it delivered with iPantry!

Hitting the supermarket around any holiday can be a hectic, frustrating experience. Skip the queues this Mother’s Day and shop online with us for all of your pantry essentials and fresh produce.


Spend over $75 for free delivery and order before 2pm Monday to Friday and we’ll bring you your haul the next day. It’s just one of the ways we’re making it easier for you to get the soul nourishing food you need, right to your door, this Mother’s Day.