At the moment, supermarkets aren’t the best 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, a hunk of pastrami, or a bottle of ketchup with a side of toilet roll, then shop locally and buy from one of these spots instead.
Looking for other stuff locally? Then check out our London Delivery & Takeaway Directory. Or, if you need a pick-me-up, there’s our London Coffee Delivery And Takeaway Guide. And there’s also The Alcohol Delivery Guide if you’re after something a little stronger.
DELIVERING ACROSS LONDON
Though QCH and it’s wine bar sibling are closed, its 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 of course.
Lina Stores are now delivering everything from fruit and vegetable boxes and eggs, to fresh pasta and bread across London. You can order your groceries and meal kits here.
OTT doughnut pros Crosstown have teamed up with Estate Dairy, Millers Bakery, and a local fruit and veg supplier to provide ‘essential’ boxes, including a couple of vegan variations. You can order them from their website. Just don’t forget the doughnuts.
Natoora is probably London’s foremost restaurant supplier, and now, for the first time, you can get their high quality produce delivered to your home. Register online, download the app, and start ordering multiple types of radicchio.
The Scottish meat experts with restaurants in Fitzrovia and the City have moved to being an online butcher. You can order mixed boxes, game, and almost everything else directly through their website
Love Shack is a vegan restaurant in Hackney that’s started 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 for details.
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 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 10 day brined pastrami, salt beef, and part-baked bagels here.
Little Farm is a grocery shop and café with locations in Shoreditch and Kensington who are now delivering boxes of essentials all across London. Choose what you’re after on their website - there’s fruit and veg, meat and fish, and even a breakfast-specific box.
B Bagel Bakery Bar are delivering their bagel platters, as well as fruit and veg boxes, and brunch boxes, across London. Order from their Fulham bakery here.
Parlour in Kensal Rise is open from 10am - 4pm and it’s selling everything you could need for the week ahead. From mixed boxes of fruit and veg, to whole chickens, and jars of sourdough starter. The full spread is on their Instagram here.
The Blackstock Road restaurant and wine bar has reinvented itself (in quite spectacular fashion) as a meal, booze, produce, and supplies delivery service. Check their extensive stock here, where you can get everything from eggs, to dry pappardelle, to custard creams.
The Holloway Road wine bar is selling a load of artisanal essentials via it’s website. If you’re after cheese, charcuterie, and excellent tinned fish, then this is your place.
Latteria is an Italian café in Islington that’s delivering essentials until around 9pm daily. On top of prepared meals, they’ve got pasta, rice, jarred sauces, vegetables, oils, and more. Order from this link if you’re in the area.
One of Highbury’s best neighbourhood brunch spots, Frank’s is now open 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.
Though not technically a restaurant, you can sit in Panzer’s café area and enjoy a sandwich or a deli box 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.
As well as delivering chicken pies and wine boxes, this Stoke Newington pub is also delivering everyday essentials from fruit and veg, to eggs and milk. Order before 6pm for next day delivery.
Yield N16 are delivering a wide selection of wines, as well as other essentials like olive oil, dry-cured pork, and fresh pasta. You can order here.
Irish spot Darby’s is running a deli-butcher-bakery hatch from its restaurant in Vauxhall. They’re open 10am-4pm Wednesday to Saturday, selling meat, bread, cook at home meals, and other nicely sourced bits and bobs. Find the menu on their Instagram.
The Camberwell Arms is one of London’s best gastropubs, and now it’s delivering to your home if you live nearby. They’ve got essential hampers, eggs, and homemade focaccia, plus they’re making their legendary pies to finish off at home too. Order for collection or delivery here.
The cosy Camberwell café is delivering freshly baked sourdough, eggs, and other essentials locally. They’re also making meals for NHS workers that you’re able to pay ahead for on their website.
Now known as Bistro Stores, this Clapham restaurant had become a fully-stocked grocery shop. There’s a great array of dried essentials, dairy, fruit and veg, and fresh pasta. Everything is on their Instagram, including the changing freshly made meals.
Clapham’s 33 Abbeville Road has also transformed itself into an essential groceries shop that’s open for collection every Monday and Friday. There’s a solid selection of fruit and veg, meat, dairy, and sanitary bits to keep you going. Orders are only taken via the phone: 020 8673 0977.
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 0207 978 7711 to collect.
The Spanish restaurant mini-chain is still 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. Bear in mind that some stock may not be available on their website.
This cute wine bar near London Bridge is now delivering vegetable boxes, eggs, pastry, and other essential items across London. You can order here.
If you’re around SE1 or SE27 then Volcano Coffee will deliver breakfast bundles to your door. They range from £10 to £35 and can be ordered via DM.
This plant-filled Brixton cafe has turned into a takeaway coffee spot and grocery shop. You can pre-order fresh fruit and veg, baked goods, and pantry essentials by checking their stock list and messaging 07597 391217. For weekend grocery boxes, you should place your order before 11am on Wednesday if you want to collect on Friday.
Mediterranean spot Artusi are delivering things like home-made ricotta, nocellara olives, pasta, and focaccia across south London. You can order by filling out this online form.
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, lots more.
As well offering weekly changing rice box and sandwiches, Snackbar in Dalston also sells a small selection of essentials like toilet roll (!), pasta and, most importantly, cocktails in a can. You can get it all here
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.
This East East caf is open for collection and takeaway and is selling pantry essentials like flour, olive oil, and pasta. Check out their Instagram for updates and call them on 0207 739 4873 to pre-order for collection.
Pavilion’s shops on Broadway Market and Columbia Road are open from 8am to 4pm everyday, and they’re selling their freshly baked sourdough, eggs, butter, and other home essentials. You can organise click and collect via their website.
This converted warehouse in Clapton is offering pick-up and delivery on fruit and veg boxes, eggs, meat, and other essentials. You can order from their online shop.
Ombra is an Italian spot on Cambridge Heath Road that’s now selling its fresh pasta and sauces, as well as a load of excellent produce that’s available for delivery in east London. They’ve got speciality meats, cheeses, and vegetables. You can see the full range here along with ordering instructions.
Lanark on Hackney Road is now a little grocery shop 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 kimcheese toastie to go if you’re there.
The butcher and restaurant on Broadway Market is still 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.
Leyton bodega, Arch Rivals is selling store cupboard essentials, meat, natural wines, beers, and bottled cocktails. You can pre-order for collection here.
Fare’s online shop is delivering coffee, pasta, tuna, and other kitchen essentials around Old Street. You can order here.
The Melusine is a seafood restaurant in St. Katherine Docks that’s turned itself into a deli open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. There’s bread, fresh produce and whatever’s been freshly caught that day.
As well as doing recipe boxes and booze, Townsend in Whitechapel is also delivering essential produce like fruit and veg, bacon, sausages and, er, asparagus via their website
This all-day cafe in Belgravia is delivering provision boxes with bread, milk, eggs, fruit, veg, and other kitchen essentials.
The Soho restaurant may be closed but Gladwin Brothers, the group behind it, 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
The Sea, The Sea in Chelsea has got all of your seafood needs covered. You can order fresh fillets, shellfish, smoked salmon, tinned bits, and lots of dry essentials alongside soup bases and stocks, for delivery or collection here.
Covent Garden seafood specialist, The Oystermen, are doing next-day delivery on a big range of their fresh fish as well as other produce like pork chops and a range of vegetables.
Honey and Spice Deli is delivering pantry essentials like coffee, flour, and tahini via their online shop.