This week, Jean Hill has been rounding up a selection of the local companies offering healthy food options for delivery or collection – perfect for those who are struggling to secure a coveted online delivery slot and anyone who wants to get some more fresh food in their life and support a local independent business at the same time.
Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’
‘The birds they sang at the break of day
Start again I heard them say…
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering…
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.’
Walk-in and order at the counter (short waiting time)
Telephone: 0161 202 0055
Order your delivery through their delivery partner Uber-Eats by downloading their app.
They are open Tuesday to Thursday, 4pm – 9pm.
Indigo Greens deliver in Liverpool. They have gluten free options, and can usually cater for allergies if you specify.
Full Indigo Breakfast: 2 IG sausages (contains gluten), Scrambled Organic Tofu, Vine Roasted Tomatoes, IG House Beans, Garlic Mushrooms, IG Potato Hash, Vegan Pudding & Wilted Spinach.
Delifonseca is still open as a delicatessen. There is a wide range on offer: veg boxes, store-cupboard essential box, and Edge & son butchers ‘bespoke to you’ box. The quality of all ingredients is legendary.
Farm to Fork
Farm to Fork delivers in the Liverpool and Manchester areas (check their website for scope). This includes locally farmed fruit, vegetables, bread, and dairy produce of restaurant quality. The Sunday delivery includes a box for two: at £38.00. The contents include: Aberdeen Angus rump steak, and asparagus and a selection of fruit. www.farmtoforkliverpool.com/
Tavern Co (groceries)
Tavern (Smithdown Road, Liverpool) is offering a great grocery delivery service between 9am and 2pm, for the surrounding community. Order through Uber Eats.
You can get all your basics, eggs, milk, bread, etc, as well as mixed fruit and veg boxes, pasta, and meat.
Volunteers pack and deliver. Any proceeds of sales every week will go to a local charity.
Claremont Farm Shop
The Bebington farm shop is keeping its shelves as fully stocked as is possible. The offer is non-contact collection from its spacious car park, and it is working really well.
We checked out the pictures of the store on its website. If you get up close and personal you can see what the farm shop stocks.
People need to drive to the farm shop car-park. There is a delivery service for the over 70s, people without transport and the vulnerable.
The three Bexley’s Craft butcher’s shops in Liverpool are still open for customers with its usual range of meat products.
There are hampers on offer from £35 which are delivered free of charge.
It’s currently offering free home deliveries in the Liverpool area.
Windmill Wholefoods, Aigburth Road is still open for its range of foods and pre-ordered fruit and veg boxes. This is a great alternative to the supermarket, when you want to go organic.
The independent organic wholefood shop stocks a hefty range of fresh fruit and vegetables.
This international food supermarket in London Road is currently open: 11am to 7pm. There is a range of fresh foods and groceries from Italy, Greece, Turkey, Middle East, and Far East.
The shop sells pulses, pasta, pickles and oils, frozen foods and is a Halal butcher. Deliveries in the Liverpool area with a minimum order of £25.00.
Phone: 0151 2714784
The Hoylake Pantry
The Pantry is now taking orders for collection and delivery.
Collections will be made up in recyclable paper bags and if you are ordering any liquids or milks you need to make sure you take your bottles with you. The Hoylake Pantry stocks everything from beans, pulses, nuts and seeds, to milk, yoghurts, detergents, and soaps conditioner.
Wok to Walk
Wok to Walk (Bold Street) delivers through Deliveroo in the Liverpool area. They specialise in Pan Asian fast food. Think noodles, Chinese, vegan and Halal.
Just Eat offers delivery, on amongst other culinary delights, Turkish cuisine in the Liverpool area. The restaurants included are: Tusk, Damas Lebonese and Ambassador.
The opening hours are Thursday-Saturday 10.30-6pm. Orders placed for collection only during opening hours.
To order: call 01517338595 or email to Sam@belzan.co.uk.via contactless card payment.
Meal kits- each week we will be offering 3 different meals to cook at home.
Belzan at home
Meal 1: 12oz rare breed pork chop, Tonkotsu sauce, grilled peach, Szechaun carrots.
Meal 2: Wild mushroom Gnocchi: Potato gnocchi, wild mushrooms, mushroom duxelles, wild garlic pesto.
Meal 3: Lemon and thyme chicken supreme, ratatouille, Agro dolce onions.
Meal packs are £20 for two people with recipe card.
The Monro comes recommended by a foodie friend. Their Sunday menu is collect only, but it is tremendous value for money. There are other boxes on offer, and delivery slots can be booked on other days from Thursday to Sunday.
It is World Fair-Trade Day coming up on May 9th 2020. Time to celebrate some of those small independents that represent good provenance, and benefit producers, suppliers and retailers.