ARTICLE UPDATED ON THE 16th of APRIL. NEW LINKS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH CATEGORY
Big retailer stores are struggling to keep up with demand for some items as everyone panics and buys too much.
They are all working to put safety measures in place but I wanted to share a list of links to help you get through your online shopping and also support smaller and indipendents companies.
This isn’t a comprehensive list or one of my usual “best of” London guides.
Think more of a community notepad where we all share info. This list will grow and I will update it as much as I can, please share names and links with me in the comments box below or over Instagram
P.s. sorry it’s very “London-centric” this is where I live and I know most places.
Thanks for creating with me a good database to help each other during this unsettling time and for sharing this on socials 💜
p.s. header photo is owned by Pasta Evangelists
Links to help you get through your online shopping
Fruit & Veggies 🍇 🍉🍄 🌽
The famous Borough Market is online here and delivers straight to your door via eco cargo bikes or click & collect from the market hub. All of the world famous borough traders are available on the platform.
Check if they deliver to your postcode via the tool on the home page.
EatVita Italian commerce with fruits and veggies included
Riverford — at capacity right now, but keep an eye on it.
Abel & Cole — busy, but keep an eye on how things develop
Farm Drop – again at capacity right now, but keep an eye on it.
Vincenzo LTD – Fresh fruit, veg, dairy and dry products delivered daily within the M25. Order here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natoora for the first time, they’re opening up the chef-only app to everyone. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, sustainably-produced dairy and charcuterie delivered straight to London Zones 1 – 4, Teddington, Kingston Upon Thames and Twickenham. Next day delivery Monday to Saturday. Delivery charge £6. No minimum spend. No returns or collections.
FoodChain they normally supply to restaurants and decided to open their platform up to households that need to get food delivered. They cover everything from veggies to fish, meat, pasta, oil and so on.
New Covent Garden Market Fruit and veggies boxes for home delivery. Check their website as they have listed other veg suppliers too.
Oui Chef They usually provide fruit and veg to restaurants and are now delivering £35 veg boxes (including milk, eggs and bread) and £25 fruit boxes all over London (delivery included in the price).
Vegan Apron delivers organic vegs nationwide on Tuesdays and Fridays. Prices start at £29
South-East London check the Crystal Palace food market
UCSFresh – fruit and vegs boxes
Coffee Beans Shop – fruit and vegs box in Kent
Smith and Brock is a London Greengrocer supplying the restaurant trade now delivering to households. Delivering London the finest fruits, vegetables and dairy. Including Gourmet options.
Ready Meals 🍱
AllPlants provide chef-made meals, healthy, plant-based and delivered frozen, direct from their kitchen to your door. You just need to build your box with 6 meals and then heat up and enjoy in minutes.
Fresh Fitness Food a different type of service but worth mentioning it. Meals are designed by nutritionists, prepared by chefs and delivered to your door daily! Each meal is made to match any dietary needs and delivered free to your door.
DoppioZero family ready meals, fruit and veggie boxes. Minimum order £50 with free delivery
Crazy for Pasta delivers boxes of fresh pasta, in half kilo or 1 kilo size, including pasta made with special ingredients and types of flours (e.g. paprika, turmeric, etc.). Delivery with UPS across whole UK. Usually a pasta box arrives in 24 hours. P.s. when this will be a distant memory, try their stall in Brick Lane on Sunday, they do a fantastic Cacio e Pepe!
Pasta Evangelists delivers boxes of fresh, artisanal pasta and the finest sauces across the U.K. They send you a box to prepare five-star pasta dishes in five minutes, use seasonal ingredients and, whenever possible, Italian produce. All the pastas and the sauces are handmade in London. A new menu is launched weekly, with a choice of ten dishes, and includes best-sellers such as Pappardelle with Pork Stracotto and Cavolo Nero and Paccheri alla Norma.
Ardiciocca CELIAC products. Italian, Gluten Free, Pasta, Pizza, Vegetarian 461-465 Northend Road, Fulham, London, SW61NZ
Sardinia Ecommerce They are based in Italy, but they seel here and few friends used them succesfully
Pasta Remoli fresh pasta and sauces
La tua Pasta fresh pasta and sauces delivered across UK
Dairy 🧀 Honey and Meat
Neal’s Yard Dairy has 3 amazing shops around London and does delivery and cheese subscriptions.
La Fromagerie has 3 shops/restaurants in London and does delivery.
Lancaster-based The Courtyard Dairy announced on social media that it would be offering free local delivery to anyone self-isolating during these tough times.
Badiani 1932, founded in Florence in 1932, they have 3 ice-cream shops in London and do develiry via Deliveroo, UberEATS & Cosaporto. Ice cream boxes, biscuits and to celebrate Easter, traditional Colomba and Colomba filled with ice-cream.
IMS of Smithfield one of the UK’s leading suppliers of meat, poultry, game and associated meat products to the catering Industry
BeeHype – natural honey and honey preserves from pristine regions. Each honey has a unique texture and vibrant taste. FREE delivery
Coffee ☕ Pastry and Bread
I often buy coffee at Kiss the Hippo, one of my favourite cafè in London based in Fitzrovia and Richmond. I previously bought coffee beans for my V60 and they now have a coffee subscription.
Another Wholesale Speciality Coffee Roasters based in Croydon is 80 stone Coffee, they do beans delivery too.
Terrone & CO Coffee Roaster, delivery of coffe beans and capsules
Pophams one of my fav bakery now does home delivery within a one mile radius of either of their bakeries in Hackney and Islington. Menu and details on the link.
EtnaCoffee Sicilian street food
Wine, Oil & drinks 🍷
Majestic Wine is delivering beer, wines and spirits in all parts of the country and plan to be for the foreseeable future.
Delivery is free on any six bottles, and they have put in place extra safety measures and procedures to protect their people and customers. They are also prioritising delivery to elderly or vulnerable customers, and offering contactless delivery throughout.
Water delivery is done on a store by store basis, so it’s best to check with your local branch if this is something you’re looking for.
Bubble Bros free delivery of Prosecco across London
WineApp over 500 fine wines delivered chilled to your door.
WoopEvo finest olive oils and balsamic vinegar delivered across UK. Free delivery if you live in London Islington, Angel or King’s Cross. You can get £5 discount if you use the code Sonia.
Wined Limited wine distributor based in London, check their Instagram for order details
Berry Bros and Rudd wine and spirit merchants
WoodWinters usually sells wines to fine dining restaurants and independent retailers. Delivery anywhere in UK (free for orders of £100 and over, £5 for smaller orders) within a day or two.
Delivery Service 🚚
Aside of the well known Deliveroo and UberEast there are other services, see a few links to help your online shopping
Beelivery connects you to independent delivery drivers who will bring what you need to your door: snacks, drinks, essentials and much more. They deliver in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nationwide.
Good Sixty delivers food from independent retailers and artisan producers around the UK, supporting the local economy while reducing carbon emissions thanks to deliveries via eco bikes.
EATALIANO – Home delivery Italian Food. If you wish to place an order please email email@example.com
Foodago, Italian Food delivered at home across all Europe. Site is only in Italian
CosaPorto qualit delivery of sweets, ice-cream, flowers and they have now expanded their catalogue with groceries and dairy boxes. They also have Colomba cake for Easter.
Delicatezza Italian products including beloved brands.
Nine is Life Italian food delivery across UK
L’isola buona Italian and Sardinian food delivery across UK
Restaurants who are acting as a grocery store and do delivery 🍽️
Liverpool-based independent restaurant Delifonseca has announced it will be delivering food bundles to customers in the local area.
MacellaioRC in their “Spaccio del Macellaio” shop you can find pasta, water, sauces, biscuits, freshly cut meats, cheeses. You can order over the phone by calling your nearest branch or on Deliveroo, search for “BRAVO! By Macellaio”
Loyal Tavern is acting as a grocery store in Bermondsey, 171-173 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3UW
The Quality Chophouse is now offering a daily collection and delivery service from Monday to Saturday. All orders placed before 8am will be delivered on that day. Orders over £100 within central London and orders within cycle-distance of their Farringdon Road shop will be free delivery. Deliver to most central London postcodes for a £10 delivery charge. Minimum order is £30.
Latteria London is now accepting orders via Deliveroo and in a few days will be opened with the option to buy groceries. 56, 58 Essex Rd, Islington, London N1 8LR
FARRAGO, 53 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HH
TAVERNA TRASTEVERE, 112 St John’s Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1SJ
LA PIZZICA DELI, 837 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HQ
LA PIZZICA RESTAURANT, 764-766 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5SJ
TERRA ROSSA, 139 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1QP
Sushi Cupcake you can find a bit of everything here.
Prezzemolo e Vitale based in King’s Road and specialised in Sicilian and Italian food
Girasole, Finsbury Park, delivers grocery or hot food
Don Luigi Pizzeria & Restaurant – Streatham is open, Thursday from Sunda. Area where they can deliver: Streatham,Brixton,Balham,Norwood,Herne Hill and Norbury.