Food, Nutrition and Healthy Eating from Oakhouse Foods.

  • Let’s do lunch – with light summertime meals packed full of flavour

    Whether a long, lazy lunch or grab-and-go picnic is on the cards, our Light Bites & Lunches range make meal planning in summer simple. From Mediterranean pasta and paninis to classic cheese and chutney combinations, there’s something for every day – come rain or shine.

     Quiches and Omelettes

    Our creamy Quiche Lorraine is spot on for a delicious lunch – or tempting by the slice as a snack. It combines a silky, savoury filling of Cheddar cheese, ham, bacon and onion, with a crisp shortcrust pastry base. Or if it’s tea for two, choose the double Cheese & Ham Omelette pack.


    Tired of the same old sandwiches? Try one of our stone-baked paninis instead. There’s a herby Pesto, Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini that will transport you straight to Italy, while the Chilli, Chicken and Cheddar Panini will have your taste buds singing. Simply defrost and tuck straight in. Or, if you can wait, pop it in the oven to warm through – making it meltingly delicious.

    Potatoes and Sandwich Fillers

    White bread or granary? Triangles or squares? When it comes to sandwiches, often DIY is best. Our creamy, mildly spiced Coronation Chicken and summery Tuna & Sweetcorn in mayonnaise liven up sandwiches. They double up as tasty jacket potato toppers, too.

    Cold Meats & Prawns

    Tender meat from a family-run butchery and carefully chosen herbs combine to create a Pork Meatloaf that’s full of flavour. For an extra dose of savoury notes, opt for our Pork & Bacon Meatloaf. We source the ingredients from our farm partners, seasoning with pork’s best friend, sage. Both come thickly carved, making them perfect for popping in a picnic hamper or between our sliced brown bread, which is frozen so you can use as much or as little as you like. If you fancy a little fish instead, our no-fuss cold water prawns are proving popular. Add a dollop of velvety mayonnaise and some crisp lettuce leaves for a cool, classic prawn cocktail.

    MeatloafMini Cold Salads

    Move over Iceberg lettuce – these are salads, with a twist. Try the zesty, Asian-inspired Tuna & Bean Salad. Spice things up (just a touch) with the aromatic Indian notes swirling through our Mini Chicken Rice Salad. Or choose a herby, cheese-topped Mini Pesto Pasta Salad for a delicious dose of La Dolce Vita.


    Pasta Perfection

    Small enough for lunch but big on flavour, reach for one of our mini pasta dishes when it’s time for something light yet warming. Mini Chicken, Pea & Parmesan Pasta comes in an indulgent Madeira- and cider-laced cream. A hint of mustard and bay marries beautifully with the Cheddar cheese in our Mini Cheese & Broccoli Pasta. While Mini Macaroni Cheese And Pulled Ham turns a traditional Italian recipe on its head with the addition of English ham hock. It’s easy to see why our customer reviewers have given these meals a five-star rating.

    Cheese, Biscuits & Chutneys

    Either for a quick snack or a no-prep leisurely lunch, cheese and biscuits brighten any day. Put together a cheeseboard using Cathedral City Sliced Mature Cheddar or smooth yet tangy Heritage Danish Blue. Add some Jacob’s Cream Crackers or up the crunch with Ryvita Crispbread Original. Then top it all off with zingy Piccalilli or ploughman’s favourite Farmhouse Pickle.

    Time For Tea

    From elevenses to an afternoon pick-me-up, a sweet treat may be just your cup of tea. Pop the kettle on and take your pick from our fluffy chocolate and blueberry muffins, or the quintessential summertime Strawberry Gateau. If you need a chocolate fix, try our much-loved Black Forest Gateau. Of course, when temperatures rise, there’s nothing quite like a smooth scoop of Clotted Cream Vanilla Ice Cream.

    So whether you’re out and about or relaxing at home this summer, we’ve got plenty of enticing dishes on the menu to help keep lunchtimes fresh and flavoursome. Enjoy.

  • Oakhouse backs the Manchester ‘Fill the Foodbanks’ plea


    5ec25916-610c-4d90-ae68-243d8daaeba0The Greater Manchester branch of Oakhouse Foods is backing Manchester’s ‘HITS Radio’ plea to fill up Manchester’s food banks.

    One in three children in Manchester lives in poverty, that’s 75,000 school children who don’t have enough food to eat. During the summer holidays, the food banks are under enormous pressure due to the number of children that lose the all important daily school meal.

    Matthew Brennand, Branch Manager of Oakhouse Greater Manchester, loaded up his delivery vans and headed down to the radio station to donate £250 of goods, which was greatly appreciated by the team at HITS Radio. Continue reading

  • What fuels our drivers? See their favourite dishes

    Our drivers are always there when you need them. Whether that’s to pop in for a chat. To unpack your shopping and arrange groceries in your cupboards. Or to simply deliver delicious frozen meals straight to your door. And as you can imagine, all of this is hungry work.

    Our drivers love trying our meals just as much as they love delivering them to you. After all – they want to make sure what you’re getting is as tasty as it should be!

    Anyone who’s ordered from Oakhouse knows how valuable our drivers are. They’re the heart and soul of the company, and consistently go above and beyond to ensure each customer is happy. And their passion for great service is only rivalled by their love of great food. Continue reading

  • Going the Extra Mile

    Our drivers are the face of Oakhouse Foods. They’re a key part of your experience when you order from us, and do so much more than deliver meals to your door. If your driver has stayed to chat, helped unpack or even come to the rescue, we want to hear about it.

    driverWe’re launching our Extra Mile Award 2018, where we recognise exceptional Oakhouse drivers. For this annual award, we’re asking you to nominate one of our lovely drivers who has gone above and beyond for you.

    There are three ways you can nominate someone. Simply click here to fill in the short form. Or if you’d like to do it later, we’ll be promoting the Extra Mile Award throughout August – so just look out for details in our upcoming emails. Alternatively, you can find a slip on the back of your delivery note which you can fill out and post back to us. Continue reading

  • Enjoy a week’s worth of delicious meals in one click with our Easy Order Packs

    Take the hassle out of mealtimes with our great value Easy Order Packs. Each pack includes a varied selection of delicious and nutritious meals, and some of them include tempting desserts too. There are 17 packs to choose from, including mini meals perfect for smaller appetites, as well as a range of tasty options carefully prepared for special diets.

    Best Sellers / Mini Best Sellers

    BSOur tasty Best Sellers Pack is popular for a good reason: from moreish sweet and sour chicken to comforting beef lasagne, it includes a great variety of tempting meals. And if you choose to include desserts, you could top things off with an irresistible Black Forest Gateau. Our Best Sellers also come in a Mini Meal range, which is ideal for smaller appetites. Continue reading