Dalkey-based Thyme Out have put together thoughtful food packages full of delicious home-cooked meals so that you can take a break from the kitchen or let someone know that you’re thinking of them, for whatever reason. Whether it’s a gift for a friend who is ill or pregnant, new parents, a celebration, a bereavement, or simply for someone who is going through a hard time, the person receiving one of these food boxes will feel cared for and know that someone has thought about them.
Thyme Out’s food boxes are prepared daily in their kitchen and cooked in small batches using the freshest ingredients to ensure that they are of the highest quality. Vegetarian boxes are available, and meals are suitable for home freezing.
Let Us Cook For You food boxes
The perfect gift to let someone know you are thinking of them. This box includes a selection of healthy, nourishing meals — perfect for anyone in need of a good feed, but perhaps lacking the energy to cook for themselves. The Thyme Out Taster Box (from €65) contains seven Thyme Out take home meals, including chicken and broccoli gratin, shepherd’s pie, spinach lasagna and aubergine parmigiana.
Summer food boxes
Due to popular demand, Thyme Out have created the Holiday Home/Air BnB food box (from €200) — because staycations are the new going away! This box is perfect for anyone enjoying their summer holidays in Ireland, whether it be in a mobile home or an Airbnb. All meals are pre-cooked so all you need is a hob, oven or even a microwave to reheat and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. This box contains five nights worth of dinners for a family of four or six with some sides, fresh bread and homemade sweet treats. Treat yourself and your family to summer nights ‘in’ with a difference, or buy as a gift for a family that deserves some spoiling.
Gifting food boxes
Treat someone to afternoon tea or a picnic box (from €59), packed full of delicious sweet and savoury treats, the perfect grazing box for informal gatherings. Why not add a bottle of wine, rose or bubbles (from €14.50)? Packaged in an easily transportable box, this is perfect for indoor or outdoor dining.
New Parent food boxes
This box is a godsend to any new parents — as the team at Thyme Out likes to call it, it’s heaven in a box! Now, exhausted new mums and dads can enjoy a week off cooking in the evening. The dishes have been specifically chosen with a low spice and salt content, ideal for breastfeeding mums. The First Week food box (€110) contains 14 dinners – that means seven days of lovely dinners for two, ready to heat and serve.
How to order
You can order your Thyme Out Meal Box online, or — if you are not sure when the recipient would like delivery — you can buy them a voucher instead. Thyme Out will send you the voucher by email or post and the recipient can redeem this voucher whenever they are ready. You can add a personal message, which is included in the Thyme Out Meal Box or added to the voucher.
Delivery or collection
Are you collecting from the store or do you require delivery? If delivery, add a note with your desired delivery date and Thyme Out will do their best to accommodate this. Delivery is available within a 10km radius and a €10 delivery charge will be added. Thyme Out are currently working on expanding delivery areas.
Order 3-4 days in advance in order to avoid disappointment.