Introducing Hot Potato , a Sydney-based food delivery service that is good for parents and great for kids.

Created by brother-sister duo Tim and Shannon Harley who saw a gaping hole for a service that nourished children and empowered parents, Hot Potato offers healthy, delicious meals that are made from scratch and created especially with little people in mind.

Hot Potato is built on the ethos that parents shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to providing their kids with the best possible grounding to flourish, of which food is an integral part of. The Harleys – Shannon, a leading Australian food editor, and Tim, a former athlete – have built a secret weapon for families; health, convenience, flavour and most importantly for kids – fun, all wrapped up into one single service.

Shannon, who has a Master of Gastronomy from the leading international Slow Food Institution in Italy and an address book with a direct line to the world’s biggest names in food, realised during the early stages of COVID-19 lockdown that no one was helping busy parents beat the dinner rush amongst juggling their myriad of commitments.

“Working with Anthony Bourdain in New York City and Maggie Beer on her farm in the Barossa, I’d felt I’d reached the pinnacle of food. But seeing guilt-ridden
super parents juggling work and family life, I now find empowering families on the frontline with nourishing food is a far more fulfilling path”, Shannon said.

With a menu designed off family favourite recipes based on a plant-forward philosophy, each meal includes two servings of vegetables, with less salt and no preservatives. Hot Potato offers four different weekly subscription boxes or an al-a-carte service to personalise your own box with a choice of mains, plant-powered sides, healthy baking snacks and baby purees for a week’s worth of food to feed family sizes small or large.

Mains include, half and half bolognese, mild tomato and chicken curry and hidden cauliflower mac n’ cheese, with super greens mushy peas and sweet potato and salmon available for babies.


Each week, Hot Potato sources the best Australian produce from their local network of growers, farmers, fisherman

and suppliers, turning them into a bounty of frozen meals to stock in your freezer with the main goal of not comprising health or flavour for convenience.


Set at an affordable price point starting from $89 for the week, all meals are cooked fresh to order from Thursday-Friday ahead of a contactless delivery every Sunday.


Eastern Suburbs loved how it helped the time poor mums on busy weekdays!!!!

1. Half and half bolongnese – was a hit with kids, really easy to just get out of the freezer put some fresh pasta on after a busy night of after school activities

2. Mac n Cheese – with the hidden cauliflower the kids were none the wiser and made a quick convenient great side meal to chicken drumsticks mid week

3. Chicken Dumpling Sausage Rolls – kids loved these with salad for lunch after a hectic morning after nippers and they needed food but nutritionally based sausage rolls