Hi, I'm Jaimee.
I started Home Spice in late 2021, when Auckland was coming out of its longest and (thankfully) last lockdown. After many months in doors, we found ourselves in a place of reflection. Certainly there were some moments of boredom, frustration & borderline insanity, but there was a silver lining. We got to enjoy hours in the kitchen planning and executing lavish, long, home-cooked meals. Something we never would have the time for when “real life” recommenced. Out of this, Home Spice was born. We wanted to share this food with others. A subscription food service which delivers meals that your weeknight schedule simply wouldn’t allow you to cook.
South-Asian cuisine has always been my favourite, something which developed through overseas travel to the region, and I find myself making it time and time again, spoiled with the diversity and countless recipes to try. This is why we curate a new menu every week which is based on authentic recipes from India & South-Asia. Warming, nourishing, vibrant and flavourful, like a big hug from a friend on a rainy day. Our meals are plant-based, most often vegetarian but sometimes vegan, and naturally gluten free.
Supporting local is something of real importance to me, and so we endeavour to source all our produce and supplies locally, with a focus on what is in season, as well as supporting local people across our Kitchen and Delivery teams.
One last word on Sustainability. In creating this business, I knew that we wanted to deliver our product in a more planet-friendly manner, so we went on a mission to find a reusable option that didn’t cost the earth. Thankfully, we got inspired by an age-old tradition in Mumbai where Dabba tins are delivered to workers in the city, filled to the brim with home-cooked meals for their lunch at work. Immediately, we ordered our tins direct from India, built to last from Stainless Steel. Whilst this is a new concept for many, we think this is a fantastic step towards reducing the amount of plastic into landfill in NZ and we’re hoping we can help to make this an easy switch!
Whether you’re looking for a weekly treat, a gift for a friend, or a stress-free night off cooking, I look forward to bringing you Home Spice for dinner.