Getting groceries delivered has become a little difficult with supermarkets doing their best but stretched to their limits. This is the perfect time to support smaller producers who have lots available to send to you. I am going to list those I know here for you in a living and regularly updated document. Food, wine, coffee, beer, cider, and if I am missing somewhere which should be on here please let me know!
Many of these are farms that sell direct to the consumer or online shops. Some supplied the restaurant trade but with social distancing and most of us staying at home (and please please do social distance and stay at home if you can at all), they are now selling direct to the consumer.
If you are an independent producer or retailer who should be on this list (in the UK and Ireland) please do let me know! Please leave a comment and I will add you or email me on [email protected] Please ask around your local community for producers that you can buy direct from too. Many don’t have a route to market and are really worried. We can all help each other.
FARMS AND PRODUCERS
Fosse Meadows supply 81 day old naturally reared chickens and cockerels and chicken bone broth. I knew them from their farmer’s market stall and put in a delivery on Sunday which I received today. Chicken wings, chicken thighs and chicken legs and a chicken, plus their bone broth offer of 3 x chicken bone broth and 3 x ginger chicken bone broth for £20. Highly recommended.
Dingley Dell supply restaurants with their terrific high welfare pork and I have used them for my pop-ups in the past. Order via their distributor Direct Meats who are also supplying Dedham Vale Beef, Blixes Farm Lamb, dry store ingredients and cooked foods like ham. Call Direct Meats to order on 01787 223364.
The Decent Company has free-range pork boxes delivered directly to your door and will keep going as long as their small scale abattoir, butcher and national courier do.
Cobble Lane Cured are selling their excellent salamis, pancetta, nduja, etc online. I ordered the survival selection which is a multipack. And of course nduja!
Great Glen Charcuterie sell whole salamis which will keep for many weeks after opening. As they say you can use salami in many dishes. Cubed in pastas and risottos, sliced on homemade pizza or just as a snack. The charcuterie gift bag with a multi-selection looks like a great option for stocking up.
Maria Lucia Bakes has a range of gluten-free granola, muesli, porridge and cookies available online from http://marialuciabakes.com/shop and from Amazon.
Organic Welsh lamb and beef available direct from Dolwen Welsh lamb and beef from an organic hill farm in North Wales.
Staal Smokehouse are a small family run smokehouse in Yorkshire and can send their smoked fish and poultry throughout mainland UK via courier.
Westcott Piemontese can post their beef boxes to anywhere in the UK. All homegrown pure Piemontese, “which is naturally tender, tasty and has less calories than chicken.”
Rosewood Farm have grass-fed Dexter beef boxes, steaks, dripping etc. from Yorkshire.
St Brides Poultry are a family run free-range poultry farm producing slow growing great tasting chicken, duck, guinea fowl and bronze turkeys.
Corndale Farm has award winning free range Northern Irish Charcuterie using high welfare meat. Meat boxes now available to order. In order to help out our local customers we are offering free delivery within the Limavady and surrounding areas.
Pipers Farm are delivering pasture-fed meat, pastured fed milk and other delicious nutritious food delivered to your door.
Primrose Herd are pedigree pig breeders producing award-winning sausages, bacon, hogs pudding and pork products.
The Ethical Butcher brings ethical meat to your door with next day delivery.
Wild By Nature have 100% grass-fed beef and lamb/hogget and rare-breed charcuterie from their regenerative Black Mountains farm.
The Butchery in London are delivering their excellent meat to the following London postcodes SE1, SE4, SE5, SE15, SE16, SE22, SE23, SE26, E1, E1W & E2
The Korean Pantry make artisan kimchi in S-E London and they will send kimchi all over the UK.
MyPie deliver frozen pies next day, UK wide.
Farmdrop – I have been using Farmdrop since they launched. Delivering produce from smaller producers and shops, beer and wine, etc. Very busy right now but they are still delivering. I have found going online in less busy times there are slots available (this is my affiliate link which gives you £40 off if they are still working!).
Odysea have an excellent range of Greek and Mediterranean produce including a wide selection of cheese, olives, olive oil, proper Greek yogurt, excellent pasta from Rustichella d’Abruzzo etc.
Sous Chef is a food lovers dream with very kind of pantry ingredient from all over the world, tools, books and a dedicated gluten-free section. I use them all the time.
Andreas Veg sell fruit, veg, groceries, cheese and charcuterie delivers UK wide.
Teddington Cheese deliver 130 cheese nationwide.
Free From Bakehouse have vegan, dairy-free gluten-free bakes available to order from
Ardkeen Quality Food Stores deliver marvellous Irish artisan food and drink (and some wine) to anywhere in the UK, Ireland and the World! Excellent Trustpilot reviews – and your chance to explore our excellent Irish produce!
Natoora supplies premium fruit, veg and pantry items to the restaurant trade. You can apply to use their app for home delivery.
Uncharted Wines area a small merchant working in a shipping container in Hackney who specialise in wine kegs for some of the great London restaurants. Padella, Blacklock, Trinity, Coombeshead Farm, Levan and more. You can buy wine from their website with this discount code for 10% discount off viralwinter.
Specialist Cellars have an excellent range of New World Wines which they deliver all over the UK including some on sale right now.
BEER & CIDER
Please let me know if you are delivering beer – a short paragraph and link
Old Spike Roastery deliver excellent coffee beans and support the homeless while doing so.
Gower Cottage are delivering brownies to your door (and don’t we all need a treat right now!).
I wrote a piece for Hot Dinners on pantry items and cooking through the crisis.
Hot Dinners also have a list of London’s best delis and grocers here:
And a list of London restaurants now doing delivery which is being regularly updated:
Cooking and travelling, and sharing it all with you.