Whilst there are a lot of restaurants and suppliers doing deliveries of hot food, ingredients to cook at home and groceries, there are still independent shops, butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers open for you to shop from in person. Not only will shopping local help these places stay in business, you won’t have to stress about getting a delivery slot.
Shop Cuvèe – after bossing original lockdown by turning Top Cuvèe into a shop, the team made it a permanent fixture just up the road. Shop Cuvèe is stocked with hundreds of bottles of natural wine, cheese, charcuterie and pantry staples.
Yield N16 – this Newington Green wine bar and shop is selling 1.5 litre bags of natural wine for £29, Pavilion bread and Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell IPA, which is hard to come by!
Farang – the Thai restaurant has turned into a larder, selling Thai recipe kits (including for red, green, massaman and jungle curries), ready meals (including som tam salad, roast pork belly red curry and prawn miang bites), Thai groceries, meat, fish and booze.
La Fromagerie – the Highbury branch of La Fromagerie, aka one of the best cheesemongers in town, is still open for all your cheesy needs.
Provisions – the wine and cheese shop is open, selling deli items, charcuterie, bread, olives and more. Cheese and wine night anyone?
Newington Green Fruit and Vegetables – if you’re in Stokey and you need fruit & veg, this shop is the place to come because the variety and the quality is on point.
Weino BIB – we’re massive fans of this deli-come-wine bar in Dalston and it’s still open for all your natural wine needs (including bottle refills), cheese, meats, posh chocolate and other good quality pantry goods.
Gallo Nero – there are actually two branches of Italian deli Gallo Nero (one on Stokey High Street, one on Newington Green Road) and both have plenty of pasta, sauces, meats, cheeses and more.
Panzer’s Deli – you can pre-order for collection at renowned Jewish deli Panzer’s in St John’s Wood or you can shop in-store for fruit, veg, breads, pastries, smoked salmon, charcuterie, cheeses, specialist world foods and more.
Moxons – the Islington branch of this fishmongers has plenty of fish for sale, coming in fresh from Cornwall, Devon, Scotland and Sussex. The Clapham, East Dulwich and South Ken shops are also open.
Le Coq Epicier – for French goodies, head straight to this deli in Angel – it’s stocked with wine, cheese, pate, sweets, bread, jams and more.
Wilton Way Deli – this small deli in London Fields serves a range of incredible independent brands and on trend ingredients. From plastic free, English hot sauce El Nino to Italian fish sauce and London Borough of Jam products, freshly baked cakes and pastries and hot coffee.
Hill & Szrok – the butchers on Broadway Market is open, so you can pick up meat, house-made charcuterie, stocks, dairy and more.
Brunswick East – the Hackney bakehouse is selling fresh sourdough loaves, eggs, milk, veg boxes, sauces and other essentials.
Pasta Nostra – the Old Street restaurant has turned into Deli Nostra, selling pasta, olive oil, biscuits, cheese, wine and a selection of fresh produce.
Re:Store – the refill shop is open for business, so you can stock up on plastic packaging-free store cupboard essentials and household goods.
Fin + Flounder – pick up fresh fish and shellfish like turbot, lemon sole, mussels, clams, sea bass, salmon and more from Fin + Flounder.
Palm 2 – the organic shop in Clapton has produce from around the world, from oils to cheeses and everything in between.
The Laundry– the wine bar and bistro has opened a General Store, selling fresh produce, pantry staples, Caravan coffee, Specialist Cellars wine, cocktails and a counter menu of salads, sandwiches and pastries to takeaway.
Darby’s – Robin Gill’s Nine Elms restaurant has flipped into a deli and shop selling cook at home meals like pies, cassoulets and pasta dishes plus cuts of meat, cheeses, charcuterie, bread and wine for collection.
Jeffrey’s Fishmonger – the Brixton Village spot is open for all your seafood needs.
Philips Butchers – stock up on meat and poultry at this butchers in Brixton Village.
Andreas – the award-winning Chelsea greengrocer is a firm fave with chefs and foodies, including Nigella, and it’s stacked with fresh produce.
BUY JOY – Stevie Parle has turned his Portobello spot into a shop stocked with fish, meat, fruit, veg, baked goods, deli items (including handmade Pastaio pasta and sauces) wines, beers and eco-friendly cleaning products.
Quality Chop House Shop – the QCH Shop is open for business so you can stock up on pork pies, fresh produce, wine and more goodies.
Buchanans Cheesemonger– obvs you can load up on cheese here but Buchanans is also selling other dairy items like milk, cream and butter as well as fruit, veg, charcuterie and fresh bread from Gail’s Bakery.