Everything is gluten free - naturally!

Heating Guide

 How do I reheat my meal from Hammer & Tongs Food Stop?

*Please note, any clear lid is not microwave or oven proof.


Our Containers: 

Most of our containers are compostable and are oven, microwave, fridge & freezer safe (excluding PET /clear lid). You can heat directly in these containers, just remove the clear lid first. If item is in a tin, please remove cardboard lid before placing in the oven. Do not place tin in microwave.


Remove any clear PET/PLA lid, and simply heat through until piping hot.  We cannot tell you exactly how long to heat as it depends on your microwave’s power. As a guide, we recommend you microwave on high for 2-4 minutes, stirring every minute or so. If frozen, add an additional 1-2 minutes.

Oven: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

If in a plastic container, please remove contents from the plastic container and place into an ovenproof dish, preferably with a lid to prevent drying out. Some dishes may require a little water added to prevent them from drying out (e.g Pork Belly or other meat without sauce). Place in preheated oven for 10-20 minutes or until piping hot. If the meal is frozen, defrost prior to heating.

Safety First:

Please be careful when removing items from the oven or microwave.

All food should only be reheated once and it should be reheated to a minimum internal temperature of 75 degrees celcius. For an accurate reading, use a probe thermometer. If the meal has not reached an internal temperature of 75 degrees celsius after following the instructions, continue to cook until it is appropriately heated.


Most of our containers are compostable (not just recyclable) and are oven, microwave, fridge & freezer safe (excluding PET /clear lid). Please recycle any clear PET lids.

Please re-use/recycle any plastic containers.

Food Quality:

At Hammer & Tongs we pride ourselves on providing a hearty, nutritious, tasty meal that is ready to go. We focus on local, ethical and seasonal ingredients and eliminate anything that is not required (colourings, flavourings, additives, thickeners, sugars, sulphites etc).  We do not rely on flavour boosters, instead we opt for fresher flavours using herbs and spices, traditional recipes and longer cooking times to increase flavour and nutrition.

We prepare fresh meals daily in our Silverdale & Rosedale kitchen and cook using local and seasonal ingredients where possible. All of our chicken, eggs, pork and bacon is free range (as it should be) and we believe in eating nose to tail for health, ethical and environmental reasons.


We do not have gluten on site in our production kitchen, however we cannot completely guarantee that items have not been contaminated prior to arriving at H&T (e.g a spice may contain traces of an allergen due to its manufacturing line).

Food labels show if a food item is dairy free (DF), Vegetarian or Vegan. If you have any allergies, please ask our staff about the ingredients in the dish.