Independent Food Producers and Shops Delivering Food During Covid19 in the UK
LAST UPDATED: May 14th, 2020
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.
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 email me a short snappy description on email@example.com – who you are / what you sell / how to buy – no marketing, just bare bones please. 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.
Note – I have not tried everything on this list and these are not endorsements. Where I am familiar with the product or company and would personally recommend, I will say.
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PANTRY, SPICES AND ONLINE RETAILERS
Some of these farms are selling and delivering premium produce from rare breeds that previously would have been purchased by some of the countries best restaurants. Sizes and price vary so if you don’t see something that suits you straight away, please check others.
Added May 14th — Gazegill Organics are a family farm with a farm shop and an e-commerce shop. They sell organic meats, raw milk, meat boxes, organic fats and bones, and deli items. The farm shop is open 7 days and they deliver nationwide Tuesday to Friday. https://www.gazegillorganics.co.uk/
Warren’s On-The-Pass are delivering meats which were destined to some of the UK’s best restaurants to your home – there is a diverse range of high-quality meat here https://warrens.on-the-pass.com/
Lyons Hill Farm are a father and son team of livestock farmers, rearing animals in the traditional manner on their small rare breed farm in Dorset. Their animals are 100% grass-fed and graze on ancient pastures. Until recently, they supplied top London chefs and restaurants with their rare breed meat. They now sell online https://www.lyonshill.co.uk/products
The Cornish Duck Co usually supply restaurants with their duck. You can buy whole ducks, legs, breast, livers, wings, plum sauce and their applewood smoked breast comes highly recommended https://www.cornishduck.com/collections/all
Paley Farm are a livestock farm based in Kent and have just this week launched our new website selling our native & rare breed 100% grass-fed meat, which is produced in a sustainable and ethical way. You can order meatboxes online: https://www.paleyfarm.co.uk/buy-meatboxes-online
Welsh Mangalitza farm free range mangalitza pigs with impeccable provenance and produce naturally gluten free produce without allergens, nitrates, sulphites, rusk or fillers and farm without soya, palm or GM crops. All order info on their website https://welshmangalitza.wordpress.com/blog/ – email Stuart or Angela to confirm your order at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will arrange payment by BACS.
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. https://directmeats-foodstore.co.uk/
Jurassic Coast Farm Shop near Lulworth Cove specialise in grass-fed Aberdeen Angus Beef from their family farm. No-contact home delivery is available nationwide for their range of locally sourced free-range meats, sustainably sourced fish, local cheeses, fruit, vegetables, condiments, bread, tea, coffee and milk, with new items added daily. 10% Off your first online order using code ‘newcustomer10’ at https://jurassiccoastfarmshop.co.uk/ Minimum order £25, free delivery for orders over £45.
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. https://fossemeadows.com/
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. https://www.thedecentcompany.co.uk/
Organic Welsh lamb and beef available direct from Dolwen Welsh lamb and beef from an organic hill farm in North Wales. https://www.facebook.com/dolwenwelshlambandbeef/
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.” http://westcottpiemontese.co.uk/
Rosewood Farm have grass-fed Dexter beef boxes, steaks, dripping etc. from Yorkshire. http://Rosewood.Farm
St Brides Poultry are a family run free-range poultry farm producing slow growing great tasting chicken, duck, guinea fowl and bronze turkeys. http://www.stbridespoultry.co.uk/
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. https://corndalefarm.com/
Pipers Farm are delivering pasture-fed meat, pastured fed milk and other delicious nutritious food delivered to your door. https://pipersfarm.com/
Primrose Herd are pedigree pig breeders producing award-winning sausages, bacon, hogs pudding and pork products. https://www.primroseherd.co.uk/
Wild By Nature have 100% grass-fed beef and lamb/hogget and rare-breed charcuterie from their regenerative Black Mountains farm. https://www.wildbynaturemeats.com/
BUTCHERS AND SMOKEHOUSES
Brown & Forrest Smokery is an independent artisan family run smokery on the Somerset levels. They sell high quality smoked meats, fish, cheeses plus cured meats, chutneys etc as well as bespoke hampers, special offer and monthly boxes. Delivered using DPD next day delivery service. Customers can buy by calling 01458 250875 or via the website https://www.brownandforrest.co.uk/shop/
The Ethical Butcher brings ethical meat to your door with next day delivery. https://ethicalbutcher.co.uk/
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. https://thebutcheryltd.com/home-delivery.html
Staal Smokehouse are a small family run smokehouse in Yorkshire and can send their smoked fish and poultry throughout mainland UK via courier. http://www.staalsmokehouse.co.uk
CHARCUTERIE AND JERKY
Hay Charcuterie are a small, artisan independent Charcuterie in the Golden Valley, rural Herefordshire who have just opened an online shop. Deliveries are free for orders £30 and over www.haycharcuterie.co.uk
Billy Franks Jerky Snacks using only British meats (grass fed beef, free range/organic turkey and outdoor reared/free range pork), no artificial preservatives and minimal sugars, the world’s oldest survival snack delivered to your door. Vegan version available. They also produce a range of Boozy Bacon Jams so you can also up your condiment game while staying home. 20% off everything online with the code ‘SNACKPILING’ – www.billyfranks.co.uk
Crown & Queue makes British cured meats. All sorts of dried sausages, cured beef/pork, proper British ham, Scotch eggs, handmade pasties and sausage rolls. All deliveries are now free of carriage charge. Use the code BESAFE for 10% off, or if you are an NHS employee, send us a photo of your ID for a code that gets you 30% off. http://shop.curedmeats.london
Tempus British Charcuterie make and supply an award-winning range of charcuterie products for delivery across the UK. Sliced and packed with 2+ months shelf life and delivered to your door in 2-3 days. www.tempusfoods.com
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! https://www.cobblelanecured.com/collections/all
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. http://www.greatglencharcuterie.com/our-range/
Ben’s Fish are delivering sustainably caught fresh fish from British waters to London, Wednesday & Friday evenings. Countrywide, courier next day delivery – https://bensfishmersea.co.uk/
ChalkStream Foods are based in Hampshire and produce large 3Kg trout that can be delivered fresh, cold or hot smoked or as pate straight to you door. Sustainable, high in Omega 3 and very lean the fresh portions make a really easy and quick meals for the family. Order online at www.chalkstreamfoods.co.uk
Jarvis the Fishmonger & fish! Borough Market – Local Kingston fishmonger with Borough Market restaurant, now offering next and same day, non-contact fresh fish delivery to south and central London, and some Surrey & Kent postcodes. Also selling fresh bread, cheeses & store cupboard items. Orders to email@example.com.
The Tomato Stall (who I already love!) have a 3kg family box of their Isle of Wight grown tomatoes for £19.50. You can buy once or use their box scheme. Available in the next 2 weeks: 3kg Heritage Box 3kg Pick & Mix box 3kg Organic Box. Delivery is available for mainland UK addresses at £3.50 per box or free when buying two and deliveries will be made within 2-3 days of ordering except for weekends. Order online at: www.thetomatostall.co.uk
Andreas Veg sell fruit, veg, groceries, cheese and charcuterie delivers UK wide. https://www.andreasveg.co.uk/
Natoora supplies premium fruit, veg and pantry items to the restaurant trade. You can apply to use their app for home delivery. https://www.natoora.co.uk/
British cheesemakers are suffering particularly badly in this crisis and many are under threat – please support them either directly or via the cheesemongers listed below. And please get in touch if you would like to be added. Jenny Linford has written a brilliant piece about this https://jennylinford.co.uk/british-cheese-crisis/
Shepherd’s Purse are a family run cheese business who make artisan cheeses from cow’s milk, water buffalo milk and cow’s milk. Buy online with free delivery over £30 www.shepherdspurse.co.uk
The Crickmore family at Fen Farm Dairy make artisan cheese and fermented butter using the raw milk from their Montbeliarde cows in Suffolk. Get a pre-frozen 3kg Baron Bigod cheese for £30 (normally £63) https://fenfarmdairy.co.uk/shop/
Courtyard Dairy are an award-winning family run cheesemonger selling mainly unpasteurised and artisan cheeses from Britain, Ireland and Europe. Free delivery over £55 https://www.thecourtyarddairy.co.uk/
Neal’s Yard Dairy are one of London’s best known cheesemongers and they working hard to support and save British artisanal cheesemakers. They have a terrific range of cheeses on their site and also their Dairy Box which has bread, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, yogurt and is delivered with no charge https://www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk/products/dairy-box-small
Mons Cheesemongers mature, wholesale and retail traditionally made cheeses from France, Switzerland, Italy and the UK. They’re now offering UK-wide delivery with a flat rate of £6 and no minimum order. https://www.mons-cheese.co.uk/
Country Cheeses are an independent artisan English cheese retailers supporting and buying direct from West Country cheesemakers. They are currently offering free delivery locally (min order £15) and they can also courier UK wide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01837 840684. Up to date information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Country-Cheeses-of-Tavistock-Topsham-and-Totnes-139343356120257/
Cheezelo offers a range of continental and british artisan cheeses, accompaniments, cured meats and French wines and also Vegan spread as alternative to cheese. Delivering nationwide once a week and organising deliveries in London Zone 1 & 2 (same day or next day). https://www.cheezelo.com/onlineshop.html
Teddington Cheese deliver 130 cheese nationwide. http://teddingtoncheese.co.uk/
CHOCOLATE AND BROWNIES
Pump Street Chocolate and Bakery Bean-to-bar chocolate produced in small batches by our talented team from Suffolk. Chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, easter eggs, easter chickens, candied oranges, chocolate hazelnuts. You can buy online at https://pumpstreetchocolate.com/
Gower Cottage are delivering brownies to your door (and don’t we all need a treat right now!). https://www.gowercottagebrownies.co.uk/
Orkney Craft Vinegar are a hyperlocal and sustainable brewery, producing handcrafted vinegar in Orkney. Raw, unfiltered, living vinegar with the mother. Currently offering free UK delivery using the discount code SOUR – https://www.orkneycraftvinegar.com/
Belazu are a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food supplier, we have a range of pastes, pestos, grains, rice, nuts, snacks and other ingredients that can be delivered. I can personally recommend them and use many of their products (the rose harissa and preserved lemons are always in my kitchen). You can order on their website, and sign up for 10% off your first order: https://www.belazu.com/shop/
The Governor is a premium extra virgin olive oil and can be purchased via www.thegovernorevoo.co.uk
Dove’s Farm have started selling a weekly Organic Flour Box, with a selection of their flours and yeast as well as their weekly Gluten-Free Food Boxes, strictly for those on specialised gluten-free diets. One box per household, and you can’t order both. They will open the shop in the mornings until capacity is reached. https://www.dovesfarm.co.uk/coronavirus
Hodmedod’s have 3kg bags of Suffolk Stoneground wholemeal flour. Their beans, lentil and quinoa are available in bulk volumes too. https://hodmedods.co.uk/collections/available-now
The Matthews Cotswold Flour Shop is currently operating on limited trading hours and opens the shop every day until sold out. Delivery takes 10-14 days currently. https://www.fwpmatthews.co.uk/
FRESH PREPARED FOOD & DELI ITEMS
Pizza Bellissima are delivering a make-your-own-pizza kit with 4 hand stretched proper pizza bases, tomato sauce and real mozzarella cheese. The cost of the basic Pizza kit is £34,99, delivery included and they donate £5 to the NHS for every box sold. They deliver next day all over UK. https://www.pizzabellissima.co.uk/
Firepot make long-lasting home-cooked meals made with fresh, local ingredients in Dorset. Firepot say they make great tasting meals that are healthy (without chemicals, palm oil etc) and hearty. They have a 2 year shelf life for people travelling in remote regions. Just add boiling water. Order on www.firepotfood.com; free delivery over £15.
Samosaco are a small family company based in The South Wales valleys who offer a range of vegan curries, Indian snacks such as samosas and bhajees and also their famous veggie Onion Bhajee Scotch Eggs. Plus a wide variety of pickles, chutneys and curry sauces. Order from their BigBarn online shop we have a 20% promotion running using code BA20 https://www.bigbarn.co.uk/producer/pontyclun/samosaco-23660/
The Norfolk Deli in Hunstanton on the coast of West Norfolk sell predominantly, but not exclusively, local Norfolk products, especially cheese. They offer a free local delivery service to the surrounding villages and a next day courier service to the whole of the uk https://www.norfolk-deli.co.uk/
La Tua Pasta make restaurant quality pasta and sauces that are available online for nationwide delivery. Order directly from the La Tua website for next day delivery in London, and delivery within 2 days across the rest of the country. The full range of over thirty filled and plain pastas plus accompanying sauces are all available now. They will also donate one meal to the NHS for every one ordered online. http://www.latuapasta.com/
SIZL Spices has heady and high-quality spices blended and selected by its founders, with recipe inspiration on their website and Instagram for you to use your spice cupboard better. https://sizlspices.com/
Bite Me Spices are small spice blending company delivering gluten-free made to order spice rubs, blends and sauces nationwide in biodegradeable packaging. www.bite-me-spices.co.uk
Dove’s Farm have a gluten-free food box intended strictly for people on gluten-free diets. They contain a mix of flours, pasta, cereals etc. amd you can order one a week on their website https://www.dovesfarm.co.uk/products/freee/gluten-free-food-box
Bellavita are an online Italian shop with a dedicated gluten free section including an Italian gluten-free hamper https://bellavitashop.co.uk/1622-free-from
Tenuta Marmorelle have artisan gluten-free pasta and treats. Use code EATLIKEAGIRL5 to get a 5% discount at the checkout. https://tenutamarmorelleonline.com/
Dishpatch are delivering produce from independent producers and suppliers direct to your door. They have fruit and veg boxes, meat boxes, fish direct from fishermen, fresh pasta, sourdough starter box and flour, coffee, cooking chocolate and lots more. They sent me a fish box direct from Scottish fishermen which I would highly recommend also. https://dishpatch.co.uk/
La Chasse is a family run specialist food distributor based in the West Country. In the normal world they supply chefs in the hospitality trade. With all that trade now depleted they are offering home deliveries. They have access to a wide range of fantastic locally produced food products & imported must-haves delivered to your door with our own fleet of refrigerated vehicles. Get in touch by calling 01747 840996, visit www.lachasselimited.co.uk to read more & visit the online shop or go to the App Store/google play & search La Chasse Food.
Maltby & Greek have a terrific range of Greek produce from barrel-aged feta to Greek pulses to honey to wine. They deliver with their own van across London and nationwide with ParcelForce and UPS. https://www.maltbyandgreek.com/
Tenuta Marmorelle import quality pasta, gluten-free pasta, fresh pasta, pasta sauces, balsamic vinegar etc. from Italy. Use code EATLIKEAGIRL5 to get a 5% discount at the checkout. https://tenutamarmorelleonline.com/
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). https://www.farmdrop.com/r/NIAMH-WVRBXC?utm_source=referral&utm_campaign=ref_40_40&utm_medium=
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. https://www.odysea.com/
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. https://www.souschef.co.uk/
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! https://ardkeen.com
The Korean Pantry make artisan kimchi in S-E London and they will send kimchi all over the UK. https://koreanpantry.co.uk/
Fortnum & Mason have tea, biscuits, wines and spirits, meats, smoked salmon, cheeses and their world-famous hampers. Delivery worldwide http://FortnumandMason.com
BAKERS, CAKES AND PIES
Elizabeth D Bakes make award winning 100% gluten-free and many vegan cakes. Use the coupon TREATS to get free shipping. They will be increasing their range also. Website: https://elizabethdbakes.co.uk
The Little Bakery of Happiness is an award-winning specialist gluten-free bakery running a limited menu of both frozen bakery products (pies, sausage rolls, tarts, cake slices, cookie dough, bread rolls) and pantry products (flour, bread, biscuit and muffin mixes, cereals and snacks). Vegan choices available. Pantry products are available for national delivery (see www.thelittlebakeryofhappiness.co.uk/shop). Frozen and pantry products are available for local delivery across Northamptonshire (see www.facebook.com/thelittlebakeryofhappiness).
The Yummy Yank bake and sell authentic American desserts online, featuring brownies, tray bakes and loaf cakes. http://www.theyummyyank.co.uk
We ship all over the UK and prices include first class, signed for post. While the pandemic is going on and while we are still able to supply we are offering 15% off all online orders, using the code STAYSAFE15 (all capital letters). Be sure to use the code.
Fresh Eric’s Cake Co are a small family business making great tasting cakes, tarts and puddings in our bakery on the London / Kent border. We are offering national delivery of great tasting traybakes, made by hand, from scratch. Order from www.freshericscakes.com/shop
Free From Bakehouse have vegan, dairy-free gluten-free bakes available to order from http://www.freefrombakehouse.com
Maria Lucia Bakes has a range of gluten-free granola, muesli, porridge and cookies available online from http://marialuciabakes.com/shop and from Amazon.
MyPie deliver frozen pies next day, UK wide. http://mypie.london/menu
Unwined Bars offer off-the-beaten track wines. Currently they are offering home deliveries across London (within the M25) and couriered throughout mainland UK. Minimum order is 6 bottles (12 bottles min. for courier delivery). Orders before 2pm Mon-Fri will be delivered on the next working day. https://www.unwinedbars.co.uk/home-delivery
Bar Douro specialises in wines from all over Portugal, from the zesty and fresh whites of the Minho in the north to the warming and spicy reds of the Alentejo and everything in-between. Delivery is free with a minimum order of six bottles, and £1 from every order is being donated to Hospitality for Action. Offering free delivery within the UK for full cases (excluding Scotland, Offshore Islands & Northern Ireland). Contact email@example.com to order. https://www.bardouro.co.uk/london-bridge/wine-deliveries
Kinsale Mead Co. are a small drinks producer in Kinsale, Co Cork who make award-winning Irish mead (which I have tasted and really liked). It is fermented off-dry from honey and fruits for a refreshingly different drink, 12% ABV, light and delicious. Available in the UK on Amazon and in Ireland delivered from their online shop. https://www.kinsalemeadco.ie/mead-shop/
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. https://www.unchartedwines.com/
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
London Beer Lab are an indie microbrewery in Brixton, home of small batch beers and in better times brewing workshops. They can deliver to England and Wales via APC and they deliver on cargo bike up to 2.5 km from their Brixton taproom. They are hoping to launch remote brewing workshops soon! https://www.londonbeerlab.com/
Yeastie Boys are an NZ founded family brewing company making irreverent artisanal ales and supporting Hospitality Action’s Covid19 appeal with every case sold – http://yeastieboysuk.myshopify.com/
Gospel Green are an artisan cider maker based in Hampshire. Their sparkling cider is made using the ‘champagne method’ with a blend of cooking and dessert apples. Vintage Brut and Rosé is available to buy online – www.gospelgreen.co.uk/shop
TEA & COFFEE
The Foodies Larder offer a range of ground and whole bean espresso coffees roasted by Barcelona’s Café Saula. They also offer their own Blue Goose Coffee range of speciality Arabica coffees in compostable coffee pods for Nespresso® machines, including a Which? Magazine ‘Best Buy’ Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Swiss Water Decaf coffee capsule that is 100% chemical-free. They sell UK-wide and deliver next day via www.thefoodieslarder.com.
Origin Coffee roast coffee beans and can post them to your door. They also sell coffee making kit and have a coffee and chocolate subscription. They currently have a 20% off offer (running until end April). https://www.origincoffee.co.uk/
Grind deliver coffee beans, coffee kit, compostable nespresso pods etc. https://grind.co.uk/products
Rare Tea Company sell beautiful direct trade tea from independent tea-gardens across the world. They return a direct percentage of their revenue back to these communities through their charity supporting educational scholarships. They sell globally. Order online www.rareteacompany.com
Cheeky Chai Tea Company from Stockport specialising in Loose Leaf Teas & Wellbeing Teas from around the world! You can order online at www.cheekychai.co.uk
Old Spike Roastery deliver excellent coffee beans and support the homeless while doing so – https://oldspikeroastery.com/
Difference Coffee supply Michelin restaurants with competition champion and rare varietal coffees packed in Nespresso compatible capsules. Varietals include Jamaica Blue Mountain, Hawaiian Kona, Panama Geisha, and others. Orders are through their online store and delivery is nationwide using next day delivery for orders placed before 11am, otherwise dispatch will be the following morning – www.differencecoffee.com
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:
The Open Food Network helps communities of organise food systems online. We bring together food producers in an online marketplace and help to coordinate distribution. Our goal is for community-led food projects to thrive – supplying food locally and affordably. We have food hubs across the country delivering fruit, veg, meat, eggs, cheese and store cupboard goods to households in their region. We’re supporting more communities every day to come together to organise and support their communities through these unprecedented times. Find producers or hubs near you or set something up where you live. We’d love to hear from you.
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