As a result of the Coronavirus, you might be more likely to win the lottery than find a supermarket delivery slot within the next few weeks. Luckily, several small businesses are here to save the day, providing innovative solutions - not only to stay afloat - but to feed the nation during the epidemic. Encouraging us to stay indoors to protect our loved ones and the NHS, these grocery boxes are available for home delivery right now meaning you won’t have to move of the sofa to get your hands on your favourite fresh produce. Here’s a list of some of the best…
Cult London doughnut bakery Crosstown recently teamed up with The Estate Dairy and Millers Bakery to curate artisan food boxes, available now for deliver to homes across the city seven days a week. Starting at £39.95, the carefully packed boxes contain a unique range of locally produced items, from the healthy essentials, including fresh fruit and veg, to the delicious doughnuts and Caravan ground coffee! Their Craft Boxes also include a pack of our very own Awesome Almond Rollagranola – a partnership we’re delighted to share!
If you’re looking to re-create your favourite restaurant meal at home, look no further than HG Walter, the Barons Court based butcher and supplier of many of London’s Michelin-starred eateries. Their new and aptly named ‘Survival Boxes’ contain produce from small free-range farms across the UK. Meat-eaters will love their steak box which contains Scottish, grass fed beef, reared on the Ayrshire coast and dry aged on the bone for a minimum of 30 days.
After Kensal Rise restaurant and bar, Parlour was forced to close due to COVID-19, the owner made the decision to re-open as a marketplace, serving locals with the essentials, alongside a number of their famous pies and pre-made cookie dough to bake at home. Fast-forward a few weeks and a full online service is now available, not only offering a fresh grocery delivery service, but several items (including flour and yeast!) that you’ll struggle to get your hands on elsewhere!
It’s not only Londoners who can take advantage of these exciting new offerings. Foodies of the north will be pleased to hear from the Lancashire-based Butler family who have been farming and cheesemaking for generations. In a recent innovation, they’ve launched The Butler’s Larder, an online grocery service, by teaming up with other food producers in the north west. They offer a full supermarket delivery service alongside pre-selected boxes; we can’t wait to try their box of 4 cheeses! Prices are also incredibly competitive.
Located on a 600-acre family farm in Somerset, Rumwell Farmshop is offering those lucky enough to live within a 15-mile radius a full online shopping and delivery service. With a wide range of products from local suppliers, including delicatessens and even homemade meals to feed the family, those further-afield can take advantage of a safe click-and-collect service to ensure they don’t miss out.
So instead of leaving the house, consider staying indoors, shopping local and supporting small businesses. Trust us – it will be delicious! You can also shop Rollagranola’s full range of products with 10% off your first order here.