Our ethical stance

  • All our products are vegan*, which already goes a significant way to having a relatively low overall eco- and carbon-footprint.  Shambhu’s is registered with the Vegan Society.

  • We use organic and fairtrade ingredients as far as possible.

  • The supply chain for our chocolate and cocoa ingredients is confirmed not to involve child labour and/or slavery.

  • Click here for a list of organic and fairtrade ingredients that we currently use.

  • We generally package our food in large foil containers/platters that are both reusable and recyclable. These are also suitable for arranging directly on a buffet table (for example), without the need to transfer into another vessel, and should you need to reheat the food, the large foil containers are oven-friendly.
    Where practical, we'll offer to take back empty our foil containers & lids after your event for reuse/recycling.

  • For individual-portion packaging, we use compostable containers made of sustainably-sourced plant fibre. These come with clear plastic lids, which are reusable and recyclable (check with your recycling collection provider).
    Where practical, we'll offer to take back our plastic container-lids after your event for reuse/recycling.

  • Our clear dessert pots are made from plant starch and are compostable.

  • On request, we provide strong compostable cutlery made of plant starch.
    Where practical, we'll offer to take back our compostable plant-starch cutlery after your event for reuse/recycling.

  • On request, we provide sturdy plates made of sustainably-sourced plant fibre and therefore compostable.

  • On request, we provide sturdy compostable double-walled paper-based cups (suitable for hot & cold drinks).

  • We generally carry out our deliveries in a low-emissions petrol-electric hybrid vehicle.

  • We carry out our catering operations so as to aim for zero food waste, which we often achieve.

(* Note for allergy sufferers: Although all our items are vegan and some do not have nuts or gluten-containing ingredients, some of the ingredients used for certain items may have been produced in environments handling dairy, nuts, etc. If you have a particular food allergy, please contact us for more information.)

Shambhu's is winner of a Viva! 20th Anniversary Award as Best Vegan Caterer :-)
Shambhu's is winner of a Green Apple Award 2014 for Environmental Best Practice :-)
Shambhu's has received a Healthier Catering Commitment Award :-)
“Many thanks for the food delivery, we are enjoying our second week of not having to think about what to cook! And the food is very tasty!”
Michael, Sue & Joe, Hanwell, London
organic ingredients currently used

Brown basmati rice, white basmati rice, sunflower cooking oil, coconut oil, tofu (for curries), chick peas, red kidney beans, tomato (for curries), penne pasta, vegan milk, vegan cream, vegan yogurt, plain flour (for chocolate fudge slice), biscuit (for chocolate fudge slice), baking chocolate (also fairly traded) and cocoa (also fairly traded).

In addition, we use sea salt and fairtrade unrefined cane sugar.