Food connects us all!
Many of our recipes have been created by some of the world’s finest chefs, our food donors, and our London charity partners. Take a look at them below or use the search function in the menu bar to search for something specific. Alternatively, use the category buttons below to filter all our blog posts.
A Taste of City Harvest
Buy our cookbook (available via Amazon), written by award-winning cookery writer, Kristen Frederickson and filled with recipes from our community.
We’re rescuing lots of radishes at City Harvest at the moment. Try this quick pickled radish recipe to make your radishes last longer.
City Harvest Cooking: Sea Bream Ceviche. Chef, Valentine Warner uses City Harvest food charity surplus to create a range of recipes.
City Harvest Cooking: Valentine Warner’s Chicken Curry. TV Chef, Warner cooks in City Harvest food charity’s food rescue depot with surplus.
This Chinese New Year recipe brings good luck! Niangao is a super simple celebration cake made with glutinous rice flour, a Chinese staple.
This delicious Tarka Dahl recipe is from City Harvest’s London community partner, Women’s Inclusive Team based in Tower Hamlets.
This Veganuary, try this cheap and cheerful lentil spaghetti bolognese recipe. This serves 5-6 people and costs under £5.
Warm yourself up with this leek and potato soup recipe this winter. It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables.
Parkfield Primary’s Surplus Vegetable Soup Recipe from City Harvest’s community cookbook: A Taste of City Harvest. Try this easy and healthy recipe for veganuary!
The last sprouts recipe in our series and a belter! Here’s a delicious and healthy sprout slaw recipe from our partner, By Word of Mouth.
This Christmas, try this Ultimate Roast Potatoes recipe by Chantelle Nicholson, Michelin Green Star chef, restauranteur & City Harvest food council member.
Try this Mediterranean Brussels Sprouts recipe for a twist this Christmas for a great vegetarian centrepiece or side this festive season.
This festive season, try this slightly different sprout recipe, inspired by the Korean Yachaejeon. It’s a cheap, easy way to use up sprouts!
This seriously cinnamon spiced apple cake is from City Harvest’s Cookbook, A Taste of City Harvest and makes a fantastic Thanksgiving recipe. It’s sweet, spiced and in season, using British apples like Bramley and Braeburn. A Taste of City Harvest is available to buy on Amazon.
Ultimate comfort food in the form of pumpkin mac and cheese. Make this for a warming autumnal dinner, or as an easy Thansgiving recipe! The sweetness of the pumpkin (or any winter squash of your choice) is an extra special addition to this classic comfort food.
This curried butternut squash soup recipe by our charity partner, St Luke’s Community Centre, is the perfect autumn weeknight warmer. A great recipe for batch-cooking or planning ahead for busy weeks.
City Harvest’s long term partner Belazu shares its no waste cauliflower recipe that uses mediterannean ingredients such as rose harissa, chickpeas, sundried tomatoes, and a special no waste twist using aqaufaba.
Don't throw away your Halloween pumpkins!Pumpkins are nutritious, delicious and a good source of fibre. This year, instead of discarding your Jack O'Lantern, why not try a delicious pumpkin recipe...
Let’s prevent pumpkin waste! This delicious pumpkin and dark chocolate muffin recipe by Filippo Berio is a great way to use leftover Halloween pumpkin and turn it into a treat to share.
Where an English classic meets Italian food. Try this seasonal and hearty leek and risotto recipe for a midweek Autumn meal to warm the soul. A few staple, store-cupboard ingredients come together to create the ultimate comfort food.
Make the most of summer berries with this delicious crumble recipe, shared by City Harvest Food Council member and chef, Chris Baber.
Make the most of English cherry season with this delicious cherry clafoutis dessert recipe. For more seasonal recipes, visit our site.
Long-term City Harvest volunteer, Pam, after whom we named our HQ kitchen, serves up her spicy sauce recipe. Pam has been cooking Caribbean delights for City Harvest staff and volunteers since the charity’s inception, and her love of food is infectious. Try out her seriously spicy sauce recipe for a marinade or extra hit of spice to add to any meal.
City Harvest partner, London caterer By Word Of Mouth, shares a mouth-watering, seasonal burrata recipe with summer flavours of asparagus, courgette and lemon. Swap the burrata for mozzarella for a cheaper version!
City Harvest food charity receives gluts of seasonal fruit and vegetables throughout the year, destined for our 375+ charity partners. With courgettes now flying in and out of our depot doors, here is some inspiration for healthy and delicious courgette recipes this summer.
As we enter Summer months and tomato season across Europe, try this tomato sauce recipe by Cristina. With just 4 ingredients, it’s simple and quick and great to have with pasta, eggs, or anything!
City Harvest charity recipient, London’s Commuity Kitchen chef Douglas shares a belter for Pea Protein burgers. This is a great meat-free recipe for summer BBQs.
City Harvest amabassador, Chris Baber, shares his take on a chicken satay curry from his latest cookbook, ‘Easy’.
Food connects us all. A Taste of City Harvest is a volume of recipes from the food charity’s grassroots recipients who use quality surplus to feed Londoners in need. City Harvest provides over 1.2 million meals a month to charities feeding their communities.
A classic hot cross bun recipe for Easter to enjoy with family and friends. Try substituting dried fruit for any fresh fruit that needs using.
Try this delicious sauerkraut recipe by City Harvest partner, Dinner Ladies. Prevent food waste and promote gut health with this easy recipe.
As it's Food Waste Action Week, what better way to elongate the shelf life of fresh ingredients than fermenting them? Gut health is incredibly important, and this apple and ginger kimchi, using...
City Harvest food donor, Doughlicious, specialises in gluten-free cookie dough and cookie products, as well as its innovative 'Doughchi'. Our neighbours in Park Royal are keen to make sure no...
Parsnip and Apple Soup Recipe - by Sarah Calcutt It's apple season! Sarah Calcutt, founding partner of Partners in Produce, Non-Exec Director of New Covent Garden Market, and City Harvest Food...
A vegan rendition of the Korean classic by City Harvest food donor, OmniFoods Get this delicious vegan recipe by City Harvest food donor, OmniFoods, using its plant-based mince product, OmniMince....
A plant-based recipe from our friends at Moving Mountains City Harvest food partner, Moving Mountains is a gamechanger in the plant-based world. Moving Mountains is driven by a long-standing passion...
By chef Judy Joo, City Harvest Food Council member It's Thanksgiving, so we're sharing this delicious Kimchi Mac n Cheese recipe from American chef, and City Harvest Food Council member, Judy Joo....
City Harvest partner, Hawksmoor's trademark side dish!City Harvest London's supporter and recently B-Corp certified restaurant chain, Hawksmoor, shares its iconic creamed spinach recipe with us....
by Valentine Warner, TV Chef and City Harvest Food Council MemberThis Halloween, 2.2 million pumpkins will be uneaten in the UK as people discard whole carved pumpkins once spooky season ends. Let's...
By Filippo Berio, City Harvest food partnerCity Harvest food partner and leading olive oil brand, Filippo Berio UK, shares autumnal recipes with City Harvest this September. "These Pumpkin Bread...
By Filippo Berio, City Harvest Food Partner City Harvest food partner and leading olive oil brand, Filippo Berio UK, shares autumnal recipes with City Harvest. "This recipe is filled with warming...