OUR FAVE INDEPENDENT SHOPS THAT ARE STILL OPEN

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 – just make sure you queue properly and respect social distancing. Not only will shopping local help these places stay in business, you won’t have to stress about getting a delivery slot.

NORTH

Shop Cuvèe – Finsbury Park wine bar and bistro Top Cuvèe has become Shop Cuvèe, described by them as ‘a cross between Ocado and the iconic London corner store’. You can pick up freshly made ready meals, produce, wine, and aperitifs to enjoy at home.

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. You order online and then collect from the restaurant.

La Fromagerie – the Highbury branch of La Fromagerie, aka one of the best cheesemongers in town, is still open for you to shop at the door and collect orders.

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.

EAST

Bulk Market – this zero-waste shop in Hackney, run by LOTI Heroes Ingrid and Bruna, is running a click-and-collect service so you can get fruit, veg, dried goods and dairy all plastic-free.

Hill & Szrok – the butchers on Broadway Market is open, so you can pick up meat, house-made charcuterie, stocks, dairy and trays of pies and lasagnas to cook at home, but you’d better be quick for those.

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.

SOUTH

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.

Maremma Deli – the Tuscan restaurant in Brixton has launched a deli so you can pick up fish, meat, fresh pasta and sauces, cheese, bread, wine and meals to reheat at home.

Philips Butchers – stock up on meat and poultry at this butchers in Brixton Village.

WEST

Andreas – the award-winning Chelsea greengrocer is a firm fave with chefs and foodies, including Nigella, and it’s stacked with fresh produce.

Suzette – get takeaway coffee, crepes and galettes from coffee shop Suzette as well as eggs, flour and milk.

CENTRAL

Quality Chop House Shop – after closing both the restaurant and the shop, the Quality Chop team are back in business. The shop has been rejigged and reopened 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.