About us

Our secret recipe

We cook your food just like you would at home...we even think it might taste a little better.

Cooked in small batches, with fresh ingredients and in ovens just like at home. This gives it that delicious homemade taste, every time.

Why should you trust us? We've been cooking for you for over 23 years.

The delicious food we cook for you

If you want something for dinner or to take away on holiday, explore our main courses. Our cakes & desserts are perfect for a celebration, gift, dinner party or a treat with the family.

We also have a delicious selection of lunch and savouries treats. These are great if you stop by and need a quick bite to eat, or if you are organising an lunch/event & need us to prepare the food for you. 

Select from our online store for delivery or pick-up.

Or come visit us.....

Our shop/cafe is located at 144/146 Allum St, Kohimarama, Auckland,1071. Inside the little Allum St Shopping Centre (plenty of parking), alternatively call us on (09)5214041. 

Who we are

Forbes Homemade Gourmet was started by Tim and Gael Forbes in 1997.

Our aim was to prepare and cook food that tastes just like you'd cook at home. We wanted to bring you food that was locally sourced and cooked the old fashioned way.

23 years on and nothing has changed, except we started with just the two of us and one shop. Now we have grown to over three shops (next to each other). You made us so popular we had to put in cafe seating too. 

With over 15 wonderful staff we still cook the same way. Small batches, fresh produce and in ovens just like yours at home.

I hope you enjoy your food- its made with love!

If you have any questions or just want to say hi please get in touch via our contact form or call us on (09) 5214041.