Baby Tastes makes meal time lekker for little ones

South Africa is a diverse country full of culture, rich in history and full of flavour. In celebration of Heritage month, Vanessa Crichton has introduced some of our countries most iconic dishes to the Baby Tastes and Kiddies Tastes menu that your little ones will love with our Local is Lekker range.

What is Baby Tastes?

Baby tastes has been a nutritious meal supplier for babies and young children for over 11 years. The company was started by Vanessa Crichton, a dedicated mother, wife, entrepreneur and professionally trained chef with over 21 years cooking experience.

Local is indeed lekker

In honour of Heritage Month, Vanessa has launched 3 new local is lekker South African inspired meals which include Bobotie, Cape Malay Curry and Lamb Potjie. Bobotie is well-known minced meat baked with an egg-based topping dish with its origins steaming from seventeenth-century Europe. It was brought to South Africa by Dutch settlers and subsequently introduced to other parts of Africa such as Zambia, Botswana and as far as the Chubut River Valley in Argentina South America.

Cape Malay cuisine is, as its name implies, a fusion of a traditional South African and Malaysian, or Eastern influences flavours. Its flavours are well-known to locals and remain a major part of our South African culture.

Potjiekos is a traditional meal consisting of meats and vegetables, spices and sauces left in the pot to slow cook over an open fire. Potjie is traditionally cooked in a round, cast iron, three-legged pot descended from the Dutch oven and brought from the Netherlands to South Africa in the 17th century. Potjie can be found in the homes and villages of people throughout southern Africa.

All three newly introduced dishes have been formulated to offer the best possible nutritional value for your young ones as well as make mealtime fun with true South African tastes. With a 2-month freezer life, you can be assured that good food is always at the ready saving you time and energy.

There is more on offer though, for all orders over R1000 customers will receive a free local is lekker Baby Tastes cooler bag ensuring that tasty meals are always on hand no matter where you are in sunny South Africa.

What are the benefits of ordering from Baby Tastes?

Baby Tastes offers nutritionally tested fully textured, natural and healthy frozen meals for children between the ages of 6 to 12 months. Vanessa’s menu has also been crafted to offer meals for children between the ages of 10 months to 6 years old through the Kiddies Tastes range of meals. Meals are made using the best natural ingredients thus ensuring that they are packed with flavour. Vanessa has meticulously crafted up to 50 different flavour combinations ensuring that every meal is a great experience for your child. It is also worth noting that our meals contain no additives or preservatives and no added salt or sugar.

How do I get Baby Tastes meals?

Baby Tastes offers free delivery on all monthly orders and we deliver to Johannesburg and Pretoria based areas. Ordering is quick and easy, just head over to where you will find a list of our meals. Customers can order individual meals or place a monthly order. Alternatively, contact us via and your order will be delivered within 3 to 5 days.

Baby Tastes brings the freshness and goodness of local South African ingredients to your freezer, ready for your child’s mealtime, anytime.


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