Reusable Dabba tin, Cloths and Ice packs

Dabba tin

Our reusable dabba tins are made especially for us from food-grade stainless steel. They are oven and dishwasher safe and designed to be used again and again. Please return them to us on your next drop, along with your cloth, bag and ice pack.

Got a broken tin? It happens! Just send it back to us as usual and we’ll repair it or use it to fix other broken dabbas. Nothing goes to waste!


We wrap all of our Dabba deliveries in a brightly coloured reusable cloth. We do this for various reasons: It helps keep your food insulated, it enables us to differentiate dabbas destined for our allergy-free customers (always a red cloth!), it gives us insurance that your dabba will not come apart and spill your food and it helps you to keep your kitchen clean when unwrapping your dabba.

Some customers use them as tablecloths or oven mitts. Please return the cloths to us - we launder them and reuse them again.

Ice Packs

Our ice packs help keep your food safe while the dabba is waiting to go into your fridge. They are filled with water so there’s nothing toxic in there if a tear occurs and the contents need to be poured down the sink.

Our ice packs are sadly made of plastic but don’t worry, we reuse them! - please send yours back to us in your dabba. We're always on the look out for innovations in this field, and be assured that as soon as there is a reliable, plastic-free version of the ice pack, we’ll be moving over to those.

Potato Starch Bags

Our carrier bags are made from potato starch and are meant to be reused again and again. They allow our cyclists to ensure everyone gets the correct dabba, especially anyone with an allergy along with ensuring kid dals, sides of rice etc., end up with the right person (and therefore also reducing waste if we need to remake things)

Once customers send them back to us, we reuse them at least 10 times. Once they reach the end of life, we get them composted by the First Mile in an anaerobic digestion plant which is the correct facility that can break them down, so there is no trace.