Welcome to potage!
At potage we're passionate about delivering delicious, handmade meals in a sustainable way. Our goal is to bring people together with great food.
I started potage with £1,000 savings in October 2012 and for the first year did all the cooking at home, delivered locally on a bicycle and had a Saturday stall outside Books for Cooks in Notting Hill.
Over the last four years the business has grown almost entirely organically, thanks to our loyal customers. Today we deliver to homes and offices all over central London. I also write a fortnightly recipe column for the London Evening Standard. We really value the personal relationships that we have built over the years and look forward to introducing you to the full potage experience.
Everything is handmade by our cooks in small batches, just as you would at home.[our healthy eating philosophy]
All our meals are delivered chilled; the salads are ready to eat, the hot pots need heating.[how to heat your pots]
Choose your packaging type on our menu page; individual boxes or sharing platters.[our sustainability promise]
To your desk or door; Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm (for weekend orders give us a call).[check if we deliver to your postcode]
We pride ourselves on providing a personal, reliable and consistently high-quality service.[get in touch]
what we do
At potage we're passionate about delivering delicious, freshly prepared meals in a sustainable way. All our food is handmade by our cooks in small batches, just as you would as home. We only using the finest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner - on a regular or ad hoc basis - for both large and small groups. We want to bring people together to enjoy our delicious deliveries, beautifully presented.
how to order
To order with us for the first time you need to create an account (this takes 30 seconds and just means you don't have to reenter your address each time). Orders can be placed anytime from up to 3 weeks in advance to same day. For orders over £150 we ask for 24 hours notice, however, if you have a last minute emergency then give us a call and we will always do our best. Orders can be placed via our website, mobile app or over the phone on 020 7498 5759.
how to pay
Pay by card, online or over the phone. If you're ordering regularly and would like to be invoiced monthly get in touch via email@example.com to talk through how it works.
delivered to your door
Our minimum order for free delivery varies depending on your postcode, check the minimum order for free delivery to your postcode on our homepage. We deliver Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm. We're also trialling weekend deliveries so if you would like a delivery on a Saturday or Sunday please give us a call during the week and we will try to help (firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7498 5759).
the finest ingredients
We work closely with local suppliers to make sure we are always using the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Our fruit, veg and fish are delivered fresh each morning from New Covent Garden Market and wherever possible we try to select seasonal produce from local British farms. All our meat is from an independant, family run butcher that source all their meat from small, passionate British farmers, who use traditional, free-range farming methods and organic feed.
Whatever we do we always work with the environment in mind. All our meals can be delivered in either individual boxes (one per person) or larger sharing boxes (one bigger box for each salad). Our individual salad box and sharing salad box for two people are both made from sugarcane bagasse and the lids from PLA, both are fully compostable. Our larger sharing boxes are made from sustainably sourced board with PLA window and are also fully compostable. All our hot food is delivered in paperboard trays that can go directly into an oven or microwave and are widely recyclable.
get in touch
We’d love to hear from you to discuss how we can best serve your needs. We pride ourselves on providing a personal, friendly and consistently high-quality service. We really value the personal relationships that we have built with our longstanding customers over the years and look forward to introducing you to the full potage experience too.
what is healthy eating
Scientists and health professionals are beginning to understand that the old fashioned criticism of single nutrients as the root of all evil is not the most helpful approach to healthy eating. We don’t tend to eat sugar, salt or fat on its own. We eat a complex diet composed of many different foods, often combined together to make meals. This means instead of arguing over whether we should eat more butter or less sugar, it’s more important to look at our diet as whole, thinking about how that food fits into your overall diet. Not just today, but also over weeks and months. Healthy eating is therefore a balance of quality, quantity and frequency, and each person's diet varies depending on their own activity level, nutritional needs and goals.
a whole lifestyle approach
Modern Western diet trends have today led to us eating more meat and animal products, less fresh fruits and vegetables and more processed convenience foods which is in part responsible for growing rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. At present, a way of eating inspired by the traditional Mediterranean diet is thought by scientists to be one of the healthiest to follow, promoting long life good health. This diet is abundant in whole foods: fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts, legumes, unsaturated oils (e.g. olive or rapeseed oil), with modest intakes of dairy, meat and even alcohol. Whole foods are foods that have been processed and refined as little as possible, before being eaten. They are loaded with everything our bodies need, from carbohydrates, protein, fats, fibre, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients and many more. In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. Our dietary habits can help nourish our bodies and manage weight but it’s only one part of the pyramid that makes up a healthy lifestyle; enjoying food with others, being active and getting enough sleep are all important for physical and mental well-being.