Lunch Bar

Gohan Ya San The Healthy Lunch Bar

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students 

 A very warm welcome back to school! We hope you have enjoyed the summer holidays. Below is our 2018 term 1 menu. 

Lunch is a wholesome meal, with mostly organic and biodynamic ingredients, prepared daily at school. Vegan and gluten free options for lunch and snacks are available every day.

Prices for a set lunch start at $5.00 when ordering early in the term for the whole term: see pre-order details, ingredients and suppliers profile below. 

Lunch Bar is opened 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday. We provide tasty and healthy food, snacks and beverages all through the day. Organic beverages such as Hampstead Demeter certified teas are available to parents and staff any time. Meals can also be ordered regularly or casually as takeaway dinners for those who want to have a break from cooking. 

Our suppliers include Ceres Organics, Huckleberry Farm, Kumeu Organic Farm, Ooooby, Milmore Downs, Bread & Butter, Trade Aid and the Ellerslie Organic Butchery. We are also very happy to serve fresh salad vegetables and herbs from our own school garden on certain days. We sprout our own organic mung bean and alfalfa seeds sprouts at the Lunch Bar.

We are very pleased to share with you that our menu uses biodynamic whole spelt and wheat flour from Milmore Downs, the Demeter and BioGro certified farm rests in the Scargill valley, one and a quarter hours north of Christchurch. Visit them at

In order to lower the costs, we purchase some of the fresh produces eg. apple, banana, carrots, potato & kumara etc by crate, hence, we regularly have some of these organic produces which we can share with school parents and staff at very good price. Keep an eye on our notice board or email

We invite you to pre-order for Term 1 now to take advantage of early bird prices and helps us run things smoothly.

We appreciate those who pre-ordered for Term 1! You can still save money by pre-ordering for the following week.

We endeavour to keep our prices down and offer value for money, and to minimise food wastage through planning, composting and recycling.

See you at the Lunch Bar!

Akiko and the Michael Park School Lunch Bar team

Order Online

Term 1, 2018 Order Form (PDF)

Please fill in the order form and send it to me by email

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Pre-order for Lunch Set Meal



Pre-order for 2 to 4 days a week for the whole school term

by 9pm at 10 February 2018 at the latest (best value meal)



Pre-order for one day per week for the whole school term


Weekly pre-order (conditions apply)



Regular prices including on the day order  $6.00  $8.00

Weekly pre-orders: It involves filling out the pre-order form here, paying and emailing by 9.30pm Thursday of the previous week. When pre ordering, payment can also be accepted directly at the Lunch Bar, preferably early in the morning. 

Please note: no eftpos available at present at the Lunch Bar. 

For payment online (our preferred method): Bank account: 12-3287-0287347-01 Reference: Please put your child's name and class number.

Cancellation with refund: As we have planned our shopping and ordering of ingredients a week in advance, we need one week advance notice for any cancellation for full refund.  For cancellation less than one week up to on the day before (before 8PM), 50% will be refunded. Please note that there will be no refund if the student is unable to attend school due to unplanned event (eg. sickness), as we have kept the price very economical and we would already prepared for the meals very early in the morning. Kindly notify Akiko by text message to 022-1091449 before lunch for such event so we won't be looking for your child in the school.


Lunch: 12.45 - 1.30

GF: gluten free; VG: vegan

Week A: 1 Feb, 12-15 Feb, 26 Feb-1 Mar, 12-15 Mar, 26-29 Mar, 9-12 Apr
Week B: 5-8 Feb, 19-22 Feb, 5-8 Mar, 19-22 Mar, 3-5 Apr


Breakfast/Morning tea: 10:10 - 10:30 am & Afternoon tea: 2:00 pm

Snack of the day $2.50  
Organic granola with Organic plant milk or Organic cow milk $4.00  
Rice ball seaweed / sesame / baked $2.50  
Organic fruits $2.00  
Juicies $2.00  
Organic popcorn $2.00  
Banana muffin $3.00  
Organic drink from $2.50  
Organic tea $2.50  
Organic ice or hot chocolate - cow or plant milk Small $3.50 / Large $4.50  
Organic smoothie Green
Fruits $3.50  
Ice cake $3.00  
Raw gluten free cereal bar $1.50  
Dairy & Egg free chocolate cookie (*Afternoon tea only) $1.50  

Menu concept

Organic & biodynamic ingredients whenever possible & available
GMO free

Meals ingredients

Wheat crust: white flour*, whole meal
flour**, rice oil, natural sea salt
GF crust: rice flour*, chickpea flour*,
tapioca flour*, rice oil, natural sea salt
tofu*, coconut milk*, tahini*, cashew nut*,
mustard*, nutritional yeast, veges(e.g. leek,
spinach, zucchini, mushroom, herbs etc) 

Taco rice
 brown rice*, soy texture* or beef*, lettuce*, tomato*, onion*, coriander*,
parsley*, garlic*, cumin*, lemon*, olive oil*, natural sea salt, black beans*, tinned tomato* 

Zha jiang mian
 * coming soon 

 rice*, natural nori seaweed, apple cider vinegar*, natural sea salt, mirin, ginger#, tamari soy sauce (wheat free)*, carrot*, cucumber*, soy texture*
Seasonal vege salad seasonal vegetable#

GF base: buckwheat*, coconut oil*, flaxseed*; Wheat base: white wheat flour*, whole wheat flour**, dried yeast;
raw sugar*, natural sea salt, tinned tomato*, oregano*, olive oil*, rice bran oil, corn, olive, (option: cheese)
Seasonal vege salad
 seasonal vegetable# 

Shepherd's pie
 potato*, lentil*, carrot*, celery*, mushroom, onion*, garlic*, natural sea salt, black pepper*, soy milk*, rice bran oil, tinned tomato*, rice syrup*, apple cider vinegar*
Seasonal vege salad
 seasonal vegetable# 

Soup of the day with Bread
 minestrone, chowder etc.
seasonal vegetable#

Chicken noodle soup
 rice noodle, celery*, carrot*, daikon radish*, onion#, zucchini, cabbage*, toasted sesame oil*, sea salt, dried shitake mushroom, (vege soup stock), (option: chicken*)
Miso soup with rice balls
 dried shitake mushroom, kelp, white radish*, pumpkin*, kumara*, carrot*, onion*, spring onion*, miso, brown and white rice*, natural sea salt, Nori seaweed, sesame* 

Summer noodle
 rice noodle or wheat pasta*, carrot*, mung bean sprouts*, zucchini*, cucumber*, tomato*, natural wakame seaweed, ginger*, garlic*, sesame oil*, tamari soy sauce(wheat free)*, natural sea salt, black pepper*, apple cider vinegar*, mirin, rice syrup*, sesame*, baking soda
Vege chips
 seasonal vegetable, rice oil, sea salt, pepper*

Pan fried Dumplings
 Korean cabbage*, chive*, tofu*, sesame oil*, natural sea salt, tamari soy sauce*, ginger*, dumpling skins(wheat flour, salt, water), rice oil Spring roll
 bok choy*, carrot*, dried shitake mushroom, Korean cabbage* (when in season), mung bean vermicelli, spring roll wrapper, natural sea salt, black pepper*, mung bean sprouts*, tamari soy sauce (wheat free)*
Optional: minced beef*

Apple roll
 apple*, bread crumbs, rice syrup*, cinnamon*, spring roll wrapper, rice bran oil Muffin
 white spelt flour*, whole spelt flour**, the ingredients might change from time to time

Vietnamese summer roll

 rice paper, lettuce*, rice noodle, cucumber, carrot*, chive*, Vietnamese mint* coriander*, apple cider vinegar*, garlic* rice syrup*, natural sea salt, lemon*, toasted sesame oil*, chili, tapioca flour* 

 potato*, carrot*, corn*, rice bran oil, 
GF(rice flour*, chickpea flour*, tapioca flour*, GF bread crumbs*)
Wheat(whole meal flour**, bread crumbs)

Rice ball
 white rice*, brown rice*, natural sea salt, tamari soy sauce*, nori seaweed, sesame*, wakame seaweed

Banana muffin
 banana*, spelt flour**, rice oil, raw sugar*, baking soda, natural sea salt

Dairy and Egg free chocolate cookies
 spelt flour**, raw sugar*, cocoa*, rice bran oil, rice milk*, chocolate chips

Pop corn
 popping corn*, natural sea salt

Hot chocolate
 cow's milk*, rice milk* or soy milk*, cocoa*, raw sugar*

Raw gluten free cereal bar
 rice puff, millet puff, sunflower seed*, shredded coconut*, sesame*, cinnamon*, natural sea salt, tahini*, rice syrup*

Berry smoothie
 berry mix*, banana*, rice milk*, dates*

Green smoothie
 kale*, banana*, apple*, rice milk*, ginger#

Ice cake
 cashew nuts*, desiccated coconut*, sunflower seeds*, cocoa powder*, dates*, rice syrup*, coconut milk*, frozen strawberry*, wild irish moss paste, coconut oil*, vanilla extract*, natural sea salt
* organic ingredient
** biodynamic ingredient
# vege may not be organic - it is our preference to use organic vegetables for our menu as far as we can.

Suppliers profile
 Organic fresh produce: MPS garden, Ceres Fresh, Huckleberry Farm, Ooooby, City Farmers' Market
 Organic groceries: Ceres Wholesale, Chantal Wholesale
 Organic pasta, pasta sauce: Countdown
 Biodynamic & organic teas: Ceres Wholesale & Trade Aid
 Organic & fair trade cocoa powder: Trade Aid
 Organic bakery items: Bread and Butter
 Organic medium grain rice: New World
 Japanese groceries, seaweed, miso: Japan Mart
 Asian groceries: Lim's Glen Innes
 Other non-organic groceries: New World
 Organic meat: Elleslie Meat

You can find contact details for each department on the contact us page or, if you have a general enquiry, you can contact reception on the details below.

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