It’s up to you and your neighbours what you eat and drink at your Big Lunch. You might want to plan a gourmet menu of cuisine from around the world; or you might just want to put out some simple sandwiches and snacks for people to share.
If you’re stuck for ideas for party food, we’ve got some delicious recipes from celebrity chefs and organisations that are supporting The Big Lunch. Browse through 8 categories of recipes below!
Jack Monroe shares five budget friendly recipes, perfect for any Big Lunch.Try the recipes
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall shares two new yummy dishes.See the recipes
Levi Roots has created tasty, easy to prepare dishes costing just £5 each!Read the recipes
Healthy recipes from our NI food ambassador Jane McClenaghan.Get the recipes
Summery salads and scrummy pastries - cold food to share has never tasted so good!Read the recipes
Pasta, meat and veg dishes– great hot food that can form the centrepiece of your Big Lunch.Read the recipes
Sweet treats that are sure to be a hit with everyone...especially the kids at your Lunch.Read the recipes
A party ain’t a party without some dips! From homemade houmous to something a little more adventurous…Read the recipes
Try Jamie Grainger-Smith's cold spicy summer tomato soup shots or Sheila and Brenda's super smooth mango lassi.Read the recipes