‘New Forest Caterers’ / ‘New Forest Hampers’ / ‘New Forest Picnics’ / ‘New Forest Produce’
This is what The Forest Foodie is all about! Our Joie de vivre here at our HQ in Lymington is to support as many local producers as possible & showcasing the very best of local New Forest produce whilst working in the most sustainable way we can.
We support over 40 local producers from farmers, fishermen, jam makers to bakers, makers and butchers.
Here’s a snap shot of how we work and how you can book in for your holiday in The New Forest:
Dine at Home: We put together glorious three course dinners for you (of course revolving around seasonal and local produce) which come with full instructions of how to finish / heat at home. We do all the prep. You will just need an oven and a hob. A glass of wine in hand tends to help. So if you are hosting a dinner party, or have driven miles down here from London and don’t fancy cooking – we can bring it all to you!
Most popular? Our ‘Lyndhurst’ Menu – Coquilles Saint Jacques, beef wellington with dauphinoise, New Forest asparagus, creamed leeks with a red wine sauce followed by sea salt caramel & dark chocolate tart with New Forest strawberries.
Picnic & Seafood Hampers: Perfect for lunches at home, or picnic lunches out whilst enjoying the stunning surroundings of The New Forest or even out on a boat charter exploring around The Solent. Our Picnics range from Fruits de Mer, Lobster Rolls, Charcuterie, Cheese & Soft Yolk Scotch Eggs and Sarnies to local Dressed Crab and homemade Nduja Sausage Rolls.
Most popular? Our ‘Solent’ Hamper – our Surf ‘n’ Turf – showcasing locally caught lobster with Isle of Wight garlic mayo, crevettes, local rare fillet of beef with chimichurri, crisp green salad with local microgreens, local sourdough and why not add in some New Forest sparkling wine or rosé?
If this has made you hungry you can book here!
Our Hampers come in full eco-friendly boxes, along with compostable internal packaging, which are lined with natural sheep’s wool to keep all the goodies nice and cold (for 12 hours!) and we can provide compostable plates and crockery also if you would like. We can deliver within a 10 mile radius of Lymington Weds-Friday or you can collect from our kitchen in Lymington during the week or over the weekend too.
Do get in touch if you have something in mind, we would love to help and because we are a small and nimble team we will be more than happy to help with bespoke requests where possible too.
We are so excited to see lots of you, and to meet lots of you throughout the Spring / Summer.
Flora – Founder of The Forest Foodie, Lymington.