Who we are!
Hello, I'm Samantha and I run DOSA LOVE!
We began in November 2019 and it's been non-stop ever since!
My background prior to this business was as a free-from specialist, catering for all sorts of dietary requirements. It started with brownies and evolved in to catering, farmers markets, pop-up kitchens, cookery lessons and much more...
But I packed the old business in, and then came up with the idea to make Dosa.
I really enjoy eating well, so for me it was important to provide something different, fresh and flavoursome with whole ingredients and wellbeing in mind. And at the same time making something that pretty much everyone can eat.
Inclusiveness is key.
The Dosa Master
I mainly trade at events with my partner, James. He has the self appointed title of "Dosa Master". Which, of course, means I am now titled the Dosa Queen!
We have a blast working at events together, and there's always some fun to be had with the customers.
We particularly enjoy standing at Street Food events, Green Festivals and Art Festivals, alongside Farmers Markets.
We trade monthly at Treacle Market in Macclesfield! Possibly the best market going with 160 stalls of artisan foods, art, craft and more.
Other markets have included: Sneinton Vegan Market, Beeston Farmers Market and Levy Market.
We've traded regularly at the wonderful Grub in Manchester, Sneinton Street Food Club, and Wolf Down Pop-Ups, plus made our way to LCB in Leicester, and a week at the Nottingham Street Food Club.
Beer Festivals have been a ball. We've had Pride in Belper, and even stood at Book Fairs.
We love what we do, and come rain or shine we smile most of the time! You can't dish up A DOSA LOVE with a miserable face!
One of the best parts of my job is that I make most of my food at the very wonderful Pulp Friction Kitchen.
Pulp Friction provides work based training and skills to young people with learning difficulties and additional needs.
The facilities at Pulp Friction are superb, and even though I work in a shared kitchen space I have plenty of space and use my own equipment meaning there's no risk of cross-contamination.
I regularly have help from the members, who develop their cooking skills whilst they work with me.
Many of the team have qualified for their food hygiene certificate and they all work super hard to make sure that the food we make is perfect.
Everyday is filled with fun and laughter, and I can guarantee that everything is made with love.
The things we care about
At DOSA LOVE we care about our impact on the world around us!
NO PLASTIC PACKAGING
With this in mind we use Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Packaging
SHOPPING SMALL & LOCAL
We endeavour to support other small and
local businesses wherever practicable
We use fresh produce where ever possible
and quality check all our ingredients.
PLANT BASED / VEGAN
No animal products are used in our food
Staff are paid above the living wage
We hate to see food wasted and will donate left-overs when we can