Keep well nourished without having to leave the house thanks to these delivery services in London and beyond:
Natoora usually supplies the trade – it’s the app chef’s use to order the freshest produce for their restaurants. Since these have nearly all but closed their doors, Natoora have opened up to domestic customers too. As well as fresh fruit and vegetables, find bunches of herbs plus exceptional dairy, charcuterie, cheese, oils and store cupboard goods – flour, rice, tinned tomatoes, dried pulses sourced straight from independent producers. Be aware that the app was designed for chefs, so things come in varying sizes – Unit, Kg and Box. Avoid box and stick to unit or kg unless you want vast quantities! The delivery area is currently London Zones 1 – 4, Teddington, Kingston Upon Thames and Twickenham. home-delivery.uk.natoora.com
From Wednesday to Sunday you can order a set three-course meal from the new Homing Pidgin concept from Pidgin. Here’s what’s on offer this week:
Cold smoked mackerel, charred asparagus, napa cabbage, treviso, yuzu kosho buttermilk dressing, black lime and sunflower seed togarashi
Crispy fried pork pavé, thai style waldorf salad, tom yum emulsion, potato gratin
Fermented black bean and sour cherry sticky toffee pudding, jerusalem artichoke caramel, hazelnut, Galliano creme fraiche
The offering will change every week with a vegetarian choice too – you can also add negroni (2 servings) and bottle of wine to the order. A top choice for a birthday or date night in confinement. pidginlondon.com
Santa Maria Pizza
Living in dangerous proximity to this pizzeria we can attest to the fact that the delivery guys are spacing their mopeds 2m apart up the road as they wait to pick up stacks of hot pizza boxes ready to whizz to your door. Their all-Italian staff are the kings of Neapolitan pizza – our favourite is the Santa Valentina with yellow datterino vine tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella and ‘nduja, and good news for vegans in that they have just added a new 100% vegan pizza menu to the mix. Find them in Fulham, Fitzrovia and Ealing for collection and delivery locally – they are currently offering 10% all Deliveroo orders. londonsbestpizza.com
Lucky people who live within a one mile radius of Pophams Bakery in either Islington or Hackney. They will now deliver their legendary pastries to the door, including Bacon & Maple and Marmite, Spring Onion and Schossberger Cheese along with a morning coffee. There’s also the option to add sourdough bread, focaccia, fresh pasta with sauces, yoghurts, cold press juices, honey and biscuits too. You must place your order by 5pm on Saturday 28 March for all deliveries the following week, and 10% of all orders will be donated to Made In Hackney helping feed the vulnerable during the COVID 19 crisis. pophamsbakery.com
Seasonal soups, bone broths and sweetcorn chowder plus signature meals like fish pie and Thai chicken curry are on the menu at Daylesford. They have also added pantry staples like linguine, tins of organic lentils and tomatoes, freshly-ground coffee, Leoube wine, and organic milk and eggs to their offering. There’s a lot you can order via the Online Shop – but for those living close to their London farmshops (Westbourne Grove, Pimlico and Brompton Cross) you can order via Deliveroo or their own delivery service, Daylesford Delivered by calling 0207 591 1510 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Demand is very high so you may be quicker going via Deliveroo. daylesford.com/shop/
The restaurant has already closed but the shop will be open until midday on Friday 27 March. Hot cross buns, simnel cake, yoghurt, sweet tarts and savoury quiches, roast chicken pie, breads, coffee and chocolate truffles all need to go before closing. If you are stuck at home you can email email@example.com or call 020 7229 2190 and they’ll help with delivery. sallyclarke.com
Co-op via Deliveroo
If you’re in need of basic supplies – milk, nappies and soap for example, it’s worth knowing that Co-op is available via Deliveroo. There’s not a huge amount of stock on there (depending on where your local store is) but items can be delivered within the hour and could be a useful stopgap for those waiting up to two weeks for a home delivery from a bigger supermarket. Minimum order £10.
New Covent Garden Market
Lots of the traders at New Covent Garden are adapting to the demand for home deliveries. The complete list of companies offering delivery services is here, but after scouring through, a lot seem unable to take on new customers. We’ve had luck with Nature’s Choice, who deliver fruit and vegetable boxes, plus bread, fresh juices, dairy and eggs to a wide range of London postcodes. natureschoice.london
Fill out your shopping list from the list of daily provisions and Panzers will deliver to the door (W1, W2, W8, W9, W10, W11, W14, WC1, WC2, SW1, SW3, SW5, SW7, SW8. SW10, SW11, N1, N1C, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N16, N19, NW1, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, E1, E1W, E2, E8, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4). There’s Dusty Knuckle bread, their famed smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, marmalade and fruit and veg boxes, with ready meals coming soon. panzers.co.uk
Find fully stocked shelves bursting with organic food at Popins, Pimlico. Send then a message on WhatsApp (07957534426) and they will reply with a guide to what’s available that day. You then send them over your shopping list and they will deliver to most London addresses or you can collect through the hatch outside Pimlico station with no contact. Their custard tarts are exceptional and there’s plenty of pasta, milk, bread and wine too.
London-based Pasta Evangelists send fresh pasta by post across the UK. During current times they’ve developed a Care Package in partnership with Age UK. These include three pastas and sauces that provide a delicious meal in under 10 minutes – and can be frozen too. At £25, £5 from every order goes to Age UK to help the older generation. Send a package to someone in need – the elderly, exhausted parents or stressed self-isolators.
Berber & U – for the NHS
And finally, consider donating to Berber & U, a brilliant fundraiser from Berber & Q who will be delivering their delicious Middle Eastern food free to NHS staff in hospitals surrounding their two London restaurants. They’ve currently raised £30K and hope to raise £100K to keep this going for 12-weeks. Donate here.