These days, supermarkets aren’t always the ideal place to get your shopping. They’re busy, they’re stressful, and they’re almost definitely out of penne. Thankfully, plenty of restaurants and cafés across London have switched things up and become shops for excellent produce and other essential kitchen supplies. So whether you’re looking for restaurant-quality fruit and veg or a hunk of pastrami, this guide will help you shop locally and support restaurants while you’re at it.
DELIVERING ACROSS LONDON
Quality Chop House - QCH’s shop and butcher is very much open. If you’re around Farringdon, then head over between 9am-4pm or order for delivery online. There’s meat and wine, pre-made pies, and those famous confit potatoes.
Crosstown Doughnuts & Coffee - OTT doughnut pros Crosstown have teamed up with Estate Dairy, Millers Bakery, and a local fruit and veg supplier to provide ‘essential’ boxes, including vegan variations. You can order from their website. Just don’t forget the doughnuts.
Natoora Counter - Natoora is probably London’s foremost restaurant supplier and you can get their high quality produce delivered to your home. Register online, download the app, and start ordering multiple types of radicchio.
Love Shack - Love Shack is a vegan restaurant in Hackney that’s delivering isolation care packages filled with fruit, veg, and other essentials, like Oreos. They deliver all over east daily, but have specific days for other areas of London. Check here.
Persepolis - Peckham’s favourite Persian deli-cum-cornershop has made its dry goods, spices, and bags of rose petals available to order online. If you’re not sure what you want, go for one of the hampers.
Monty’s Deli - Monty’s salt beef and pastrami sandwiches have been part of London folklore for a while, and now you can recreate them in your own home. Order vac-packed hunks of their pastrami, salt beef, and part-baked bagels here.
Ambassador General Store - Get nationwide delivery of naan, butter chicken wings, and other bits from Gymkhana, Brigadiers, and Trishna.
E. Pellicci - The East East caf is open for collection and takeaway and is selling big lasagnes, pies, and pantry essentials. Check out their Instagram for updates and call them on 0207 739 4873 to pre-order for collection.
F. Mondays - The lovely plant-filled café has turned into a grocery shop. You can pre-order fresh fruit and veg, baked goods, and pantry essentials by checking their stock list and messaging 07597 391217. Check online for the stock list and collection details.
Made In Italy - Made In Italy are not only delivering delicious pizza, they’re now operating as a delicatessen and grocery store. You can get everything from freshly made pasta, to lentils and toilet paper. Order here or call 020 7978 7711 to collect.
Weino Bib - The Dalston wine bar has a solid selection of essentials on its website, like a seasonal herb and vegetable bag, bread, eggs, coffee, and meats. But it also has some more leftfield bits, like vac-packed steamed octopus tentacles, kimchi, and fancy-looking tinned fish.
Casacosta - The Italian restaurant and shop has a huge range of products to order online. Stock up on high quality focaccia, passata, and lots more.
Pavilion Bakery - Pavilion’s shops on Broadway Market and Columbia Road are open from 8am - 4pm everyday, and they’re selling their freshly baked sourdough, eggs, butter, and other home essentials. Click and collect via their website.
Ombra - The Italian spot on Cambridge Heath Road is selling it’s fresh pasta and sauces, as well as excellent produce that’s available for delivery in east London. They’ve got speciality meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Check the full range here.
Lanark Coffee - Lanark’s little grocery shop is selling all your daily essentials - bread, eggs, fruit and veg, etc. They’re also doing medley supply boxes and, of course, you should grab a sub to go if you’re there.
Hill & Szrok - The butcher and restaurant on Broadway Market is open for pick-up and local delivery around north east London. As well as meat, they’re stocking homemade butter, coffee, and pies to cook at home. Updates can be found on their Instagram.
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Latteria - The Italian café is delivering essentials until around 9pm daily. On top of prepared meals, they’ve got pasta, rice, jarred sauces and vegetables, oils, and more. Order from here or here if you’re in the area.
Frank’s Canteen - Frank’s is open from 7am - 2pm in the week, and until 5pm on Saturdays. It’s got baked stuff, a load of dry goods like pasta and coffee, as well as eggs, butter, and random fruit and veg. Check online for more details.
Tapas Brindisa - The Spanish mini-chain is open for online delivery. So if you’re in the mood for tapas they’ve got ham, cheese, tinned fish, frozen croquetas, as well as cupboard essentials. Check their website.
Lurra - The Spanish restaurant is delivering prime cuts of quality steak, jamon ibérico, BBQ selection boxes, and cheesecake slices across London. They’re also delivering hot food which you can order by calling 020 7724 4545.
La Mia Mamma Deli - The homely Italian spot in Chelsea has opened a deli in Notting Hill. There’s a stocked counter and pre-made meals too.
General Store - Artisanal jam, eggs, lovely tuna, and pretty much everything else is available from Peckham’s hippest supply shop. Delivers locally.
Albion & Boundary Rooftop - Albion and Boundary on Redchurch Street are now selling a load of useful British essentials via delivery app, like coffee, pastries, baked beans, sausage, booze, and crisps, plus lots more.
Sussex - The Gladwin Brothers has made it’s produce available for delivery. There’s a tonne of meat, fish, cheese, and vegetables, and some very enticing looking pies too. You browse and order via their website.
ST JOHN'S WOOD
Panzer’s - Though not technically a restaurant, you can sit in Panzer’s café area and enjoy a bagel on a regular day, so it’s worth knowing they deliver that and more. Head to their website to order vegetable hampers, fancy provisions, smoked salmon, and even sushi.
The Clarence Tavern - As well as delivering chicken pies and wine boxes, the gastropub is also delivering everyday essentials from fruit and veg, to eggs and milk. Order before 6pm for next day delivery.
40 Maltby Street - The excellent wine bar near London Bridge is selling fresh vegetables, eggs, pastry, meal for at home, and other essential items.
Darby’s - Irish spot Darby’s is running a deli-butcher-bakery hatch from its restaurant in Vauxhall. They’re open from 10am-4pm Wednesday to Saturday, selling meat, bread, cook at home meals, and other nicely sourced bits and bobs. Find out more via their Instagram.
The Melusine - The seafood restaurant in St. Katherine Docks has a deli open from 10am - 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. There’s bread, fresh produce and whatever’s been freshly caught that day. More details here.