Mama Leys is now closed. Thank you for all your support!
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Mama Leys is founded on the belief that good food really matters – and it should be for everyone.

After running as a tasty, affordable online takeaway option for busy families, in 2020 our team changed tack to help respond to the Covid pandemic. We started to make meals you can pick up locally from community hubs and heat at home, cutting out the need for costly apps and delivery.


Mama Leys is a nonprofit kitchen based in South London (for now!), focused on learning how to help make good food as easy to get as possible. Because we firmly believe good food is a right, not a luxury.

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“My son loves it, so great to have something tasty for the kids.”
— Jane, North Lambeth

Our values

We believe everyone has the right to good food – food that’s good for you, brings a smile to your face and doesn’t cost the earth. 
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Flavour-packed family food that feels like home

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A nonprofit, local team

cooking up local tastes

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Affordable food for all – ready to pick up, heat up and enjoy


Mama Leys has a small, food-obsessed team based in South London. Say hello!


We also work with lots of lovely local partners, including Oasis Waterloo, Mission Kitchen (our shared home!), Pro Touch SA and Southwark Young Advisors.


We’ve also had a lot of help along the way from generous friends at Hawksmoor, Angela Hartnett, Smart Hospitality and Think Hospitality.

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