The Food Shop Story

Esther started The Food Shop @ Cedarfarm in 1999, with the intention of producing excellent quality 'homecooked' food using local ingredients with no additives or preservatives.

The business has since grown organically with demand for their speciality products higher than ever. In 2005 Phil joined Esther in the business, due to The Food Shop's products being in such demand. 

"We even met in the shop when Phil used to come and buy lunch while running his family Stained Glass business which was also based at Cedar Farm." Esther says

The Food Shop's most popular product is the homemade Lasagne. Based on the three batches of Lasagne cooked each week, over 2 ½ tonnes of that one meal is made each year.

For larger parties the catering service is ideal, offering speciality honey glazed roasted ham, smoked fish platter, salads and pates.

The  food hampers provide the perfect gift, especially at Christmas and are finished with Esther's own unique design flair.

Milk & cream, used in our coooking, come from the Rowlands Dairy here in Mawdesley and a range of local and speciality cheeses from chipping near Preston. 

As well as the growing range of homecooked meals, now over 20 varieties, also produced in the kitchen are  chicken liver pate, freshly made rice, cous cous, spicy beany & pasta salads.

Together with their own products, you can find many niche food items both local and international.  Emphasis is always given to offering interesting and high quality foods.

"Our secret is providing 'ready meals' with a difference and we wouldn't be here without our regular and loyal customers . We both love our shop and appreciate the positive feedback we receive."

Esther & Philip Cropper

Gift Ideas & Hampers

Food Gift Hamper

The Food Shop's fantastic hampers are bursting with mouthwatering goodies. Thoughtfully selected and decorated individually with style and flair.

The ultimate ‘foodie’ gift for all to indulge in!

Call in to The Food Shop where you’ll find an array of hampers ready to take away to suit all budgets. Alternatively, choose the exact treats you’d like us to include and we’ll wrap your hamper with your chosen wrapping style.

Gifts with a WOW factor!

Catering Service

Outside catering service in Lancashire

Our catering service offers a scrumptious solution to let you get on with the most important thing - enjoying the party!

Smoked fish platters, roasted meats with delicious glazes, pasta with roasted vegetables, marinated salads, homemade crunchy cous cous and a wide selection of freshly baked breads are just a selection of what we can tempt you with.