PUBLISHED: 19:30 26 March 2020
Stay at home and let the shopping come to you with these handy services – from essentials, to wine, chocolate and cake.
There has never been a more important time to support our local food retailers and producers. Throughout the ongoing coronavirus crisis has meant many of them have had to think on their feet and adapt quickly, implementing new payment, product and even delivery systems. They are ready and raring to go to help you get through whatever the next few weeks or months brings. Show them a bit of love now – and after this is all over. You might find some new fridge/storecupboard/cellar favourites. If your local shop is offering delivery, or you are a Suffolk producer offering delivery please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The headline sponsor of our Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2020 has, for the first time, opened up a home delivery and click and collect service out of its Stowmarket depot for local people, offering a real, viable supermarket alternative. Many of the things you need will be in stock. All you need to do is register here to become a customer and let the shopping come to you.
Hank’s Deli, Ipswich
Geoff and Phil’s friendly deli/cafe is packed to the rafters with stock, ready for collection or local delivery. From fresh fruit and vegetables, to pasta, gluten-free items, tinned goods, vegan cheeses and ready meals, baked goods and frozen savouries. Email them to order – for collection they are open 7.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Grange Farm Shop, Hasketon
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As well as initiating an over 70s shopping slot from 8.15am to 9.15am Monday to Saturday, the farm shop is offering a contactless collection service. Order and pay over the phone by midday and collect from 8.15am the next day from the dedicated outdoor collection point. Free local delivery is between 5pm and 7pm on weekdays in Grundisburgh, Hasketon, Woodbridge, Bealings, Melton, Otley and Ashbocking. Email or call 01473 735610.
Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead
Online or phone ordering is available. Go to the website or call 01473 786610. Order online for delivery, email your shopping list over or speak to a personal shopper to arrange your essentials. You’ll be advised of when to collect and should call the store team, who will bring the goods to the door for you.
Little Gems, Southwold
The shop remains open, but on reduced hours, from 8am to midday daily, with active measures for social distancing. But local deliveries of fruit, vegetables and other essentials are also available. Call 01502 722329/07742419701 or email.
The Box, Southwold
John Spillings’ fabulous bakery is open on Saturdays to collect pre-orders, with local deliveries available to Southwold, Reydon and Wangford. Offerings range from North Sea sourdough to sausage rolls, hot cross buns, and bagels. Orders should be put in on Thursdays. Call 07737537880.
Fen Farm Dairy, Bungay
The award-winning dairy has excess cheese due to restaurants and cafes no longer being in full operation. There are up to 50% discounts available with free nationwide delivery – and they’ve even packaged their delectable Baron Bigod brie into freezable portions so you can eat some now, and save the rest. Raw cultured butter is also available in the webshop.
Baileys Delicatessen, Beccles
The deli has launched Baileys Basics – a food pick-up service, with local delivery available too. They can send you a price list of basic items, from meat and cheese to milk, cream, sugar, tea, flour and coffee, or find it on their Facebook page. Call 07780985850 or email.
Earsham Street Deli, Beccles
A long list of items is available to order. Pay over the phone and collect, or arrange for local delivery on Tuesdays or Thursdays within an eight mile radius. Deliveries are free over £20 or have a small charge for orders under this amount. A produce list can be found online and includes quiches, sausage rolls, cakes, flour, cereal, milk, many types of cheese, local bacon, jams, oils, salt – anything and everything.
The fishmonger will deliver fresh fish within a seven mile radius of CO10 7EW for orders over £20. Call 01787 313220. Order by 6pm on Tuesday with payment and confirmation on Wednesday for delivery later in the week.
Pippin’s Food Store, Stoke By Nayland Hotel
The hotel is offering a delivery service from its shop, from 7am to 7pm within a five mile radius, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Order by 4pm the day before. There’s a £3 charge for delivery, with a minimum order of £20. The charge will be waived for over 70s spending over £20. The range includes meat, bread, milk, frozen meals, toilet roll, washing products and even afternoon tea for two. Call 01206 265812 and find out more here.
Focus Organic, Halesworth
The shop has loads of essentials in stock for pre-paid collection or local delivery. These include homemade ready meals (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free available), as well as flour, pasta, tinned goods, pulses and cleaning and personal products. See the list on the shop’s Facebook page or call 01986872899.
The Shop is still open but will delivery for free to Woodbridge and Melton areas. For more information call the shop on 01394 386298 or email.
The Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge
Pay via contactless at the door, or order for local home delivery a day in advance. Call 01394 382515 or email.
The Hog and Hen, Stonham Aspal
This farm shop is offering delivery in the area as well as pay and collect from 3pm to 5pm. Find a form of produce on their Facebook page to fill out and send back to them or call 01449 711933. They’ve got a variety of veg, meat, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, bread and storecupboard ingredients.
The Newmarket brand is churning out sausages like there’s no tomorrow. Due to high demand they’re only currently producing their Newmarket Pig classic version. Nine packs is £31.95 with free delivery. Order by midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays for deliveries on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Regulars at local farmers’ markets, these approved rare breed producers have great value pork and goat meat boxes available for delivery, from £35 for a small pork taster box, including two chops, eight pork sausages, 1 pack of streaky bacon, 1 pack of smoked back bacon and one leg or shoulder joint. They can also make up packs to your budget. Call 07585986740 or email.
Hall Farm Butchers, Framlingham
The shop is on reduced hours of 8am to 2pm and is now offering meat for pre-paid collection or local delivery on set days. Weekly meat boxes are also now available. Email here.
Clarke & Son Meats
This renowned wholesaler, which supplies many of the area’s pubs and restaurants, is offering some incredible value boxes, with free next-day delivery within 40 miles of Long Melford.
Boxes are from £25 to £35. The £35 box includes four chuck steak burgers, four lamb chops, 500g mince, one joint of pork, two gammon steaks, six sausages, 10 rashers of dry cured smoked bacon, two Angus rump steaks and four chicken breasts. Find out more here.
The Wild Meat Company
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The wild meat experts have put a maximum limit of £120 on all orders to ensure they can serve as many customers as possible, and delivery is free for orders over £85. They’ve got all your standard butchers meats, from free-range chicken to beef and pork, but why not use this time to experiment in the kitchen with wild venison, duck, goat, boar, hare or even squirrel?
The Felixstowe Fishmonger
Free home delivery locally is available on all items and the team have made up fish and supplies boxes priced from £15 to £22.50. Give them a call on 01394 276356 for more information.
The Sausage Shop, Trimley
The shop is closed but orders are being taken over the phone to collect from the car park, with delivery locally of sausages, meat and more, to the elderly and vulnerable. Call 01394 277203.
The team are taking orders over the phone and via email at 01787 247226 or here, with delivery locally for a small charge. They have everything from pork and beef to sausages, pies, local juices, sausage rolls and honey.
FOR THE CUPBOARD/FRIDGE
If you haven’t had a Rafis curry you are missing out. In the stores the staff mix and blend curry packs right in front of your eyes. But they’ve always had online delivery – not just of curry packs, but naans, snacks, pickles, rice and more besides. For the curry packs (from madras to Gujerati greens and balti) simply add meat, fish or vegetables and whatever minimal extras are required – often coconut milk or tomatoes. Delicious. Find out more here.
Head to their website to get your fill of ketchup, mayo, jam, marmalade and more – everything you need to jazz up the basics in your cupboard. Great value is the Food Lovers Bundle. At £25 it includes the brand’s ketchup, brown sauce, bloody Mary ketchup, real mayonnaise, red onion marmalade, chilli jam, cider and horseradish mustard, sweet chilli sauce and strawberry extra jam.
The Fresh Sauce Co, Ipswich
Authentic, freshly made sauces, prepared with the team’s own spice and paste blends. The pesto is incredible! Free next day delivery is available on orders over £15 from the website, with the range including bolognese, jalfrezi, katsu and pesto.
You can call to pre-order and pay for collection, but there’s a packed webstore where you can indulge in everything from their award-winning hams and bacons, to organic Iberico Bellota ham, Sri Lankan chutneys and Spanish oils, chocolate, honeys and wine, as well as Suffolk produce.
The Artisan Smokehouse, Falkenham
The online store is open, with free local delivery to the Deben/Orwell peninsula on Fridays. The award-winning range is extensive and even includes hampers- if you want to send an edible gift to a loved one. Try the maple smoked olives, smoked duck breast, smoked beef fillets and smoked halloumi. Find out more here.
Scarlett and Mustard
Stock up on their yummy yummy dressings, curds and chutneys online. Many of the products are multi-purpose. For example, the ginger and soy dressing can be used as a marinade or stir fry sauce, and the chilli jam is great for bringing body and a bit of heat to a tomato-based sauce.
We all NEED chocolate at the moment don’t we? Head over to the website to buy the Suffolk chocolatier’s hot chocolate melts (sugar-free is available), spring chocolate collection, and range of ‘thins’, from lime and chilli, to rocky road.
Auntie Pams, Bury St Edmunds
Order by 12noon the day before for orders after 2pm the next day in Bury St Edmunds, with a minimum £10 order. Deliveries elsewhere in the county can be made online too – with a huge range of sweeties available. Go to the online store.
Harleston Cider, Harleston
Free delivery on orders over £25 is available to addresses in IP20, 21, 22 and 23, with deliveries on Fridays. The range includes their Ice Cider, Fire Cider Vinegar and ciders ranging from sweet to dry. Find out more.
BMC Cakery, Ipswich
The popular bakery is taking orders for doorstep deliveries with a minimum spend of £5 and a £1 delivery fee. Call 01473 410122 and go to their Facebook page to see what’s available. A series of boxes has also been created, from £10. Box one includes a chocolate brownie, white chocolate blondie, M&M rocky road, and two Smarties and two chocolate chip cookies.
Paddy and Scotts
The Suffolk-based coffee masters have all your favourite blends available to buy now on the brand’s webstore.
The tea and coffee specialist in Ipswich has a huge range of drinks ready to dispatch for delivery. Go to the website to find out more and ring your orders through to 0797910528. From oolong, to flavoured green and fruit infusions, they’ve got something for everyone.
Yum Yum Tree Fudge, Bury St Edmunds
There’s free postage when you spend over £40, with various offers available, such as six flavours for £15. Varieties range from carrot cake, to sea salted butterscotch and Belgian chocolate, and sugar-free fudge is available too. Visit the website.
Pump Street, Orford
Orders are being taken for deliveries after April 2 only currently due to high demand. Indulge in their bean to bar single estate chocolates, Eccles cakes or sourdough loaves, with bulb buy deals available. Find out more and order here.
St Peter’s Brewery
All the brewer’s beers are available for delivery, from Without Gold, to Stormtrooper and English Pale Ale. A bonus is all the bottles are stunning and wonderful to recycle as vases for those spring flowers. Call 01986 782322 and go online here.
Butterworth and Son, Bury St Edmunds
Click and collect coffee and tea can be collected from the roastery at Unit 1D, Boldero Road, Moreton Hall Industrial Estate. And order their blends, single origin roasts, and tisanes online.
There’s a sale on many of the Suffolk chocolatier’s bars at the moment. Head over to the website to see the range of white, dark and milk varieties- from salted honeycomb and coffee and walnut, to roasted buttered almonds.
Giffords Hall Vineyard
Find the award-winning wines and liqueurs here. You’ll discover everything from the sparkling Suffolk Pink NV, to pinot noir, and their apple, raspberry, sloe gin and limoncello liqueurs made with 80% fresh fruit and high-grade vodka.
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