50 Amazing small food and drink businesses still delivering in London
With the nation in lockdown, we’re limiting our number trips to the supermarket and are relying heavily on home deliveries. Whilst the big grocers are doing a fantastic job at keeping us all fed, a lot of smaller brands are facing incredibly tough times. That’s why, with the help of Andrew Allen from The #StockUpSmall Directory and Biff’s, we’ve compiled a list of 50 wonderful small food and drink brands that are still delivering during the crisis (many of whom are also running generous discounts), so that you can have little treats delivered to your door without having to leave the house.
“We’ve been blessed with an amazing range of start up FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) brands in the last 5 years or so. They drive innovation, help solve needs for specific groups, and generally keep our cupboards and shelves more interesting.” says Andrew.
“But, at the moment, it’s also never been harder – the big boys have understandably had to be the priority in mainstream stores to keep everyone fed, and the knock on has been pretty brutal for the smaller players.
It’s an unprecedented challenge, so I created the Stock Up Small site to help the community showcase how many great smaller brands can still deliver straight to your door.”
With smaller brands struggling, there’s no better time than now to show them a little extra support.
ANDREW’S TOP 10 PICKS:
Although they are not the smallest small brand in this round-up, Doisy and Dam are still delivering their wonderful products all across London, straight to your door. As well as offering great products, this company has tip-top ethics and is a registered B-Corp.
Use code ATHOME15 for 15% off
Founded by an actual practicing doctor (which lets face it, at the moment is probably all the reason you really need to support them) Dr Will’s make delicious condiments without all the masses of salt and sugar. Perfect for perking up any London-based lockdown meal!
Use code SHOPSMALL for 20% off
Low ABV beer with a cracking taste. Lucky Saint provides a less boozy way to enjoy the weekends during UK lockdown.
Use code WFH20 for 20% off
A true start-up story, MOMA started with founder Tom selling warming breakfasts to the hungry commuters at London’s Waterloo station. MOMA foods is also a top source of what can best be described as ’banging’ oat milk.
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Mother Root’s modern Switchel products are inspired by the founder’s experiences when pregnant with the lack of adult and more complex tasting non-alcoholic drinks.
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The #StockUpSmall Directory co-founder, Joe came up with the #StockUpSmall name, and he also makes wonderful, better for you, snacks.
Use code STOCKUP for 15% off
Collaborating with some great independent brands to add to their own amazing doughnuts and create food delivery boxes Crosstown are providing home deliveries to delight. Serving up some of the best doughnuts in London, we’re so glad we don’t have to miss out.
One of the best snack startups of the last couple of years, these guys have great products, with a proper conscience to boot, and are continuing to deliver their treats across the UK.
Use code STAYBRAVE20 for 20% off
Heralded as the UK’s first premium premixed Bloody Mary in a can, these boozy bevs are rafted using nothing but proper, quality ingredients and canned for maximum freshness and instant satisfaction.
Use code BLOODYLEGENDS for 30% off
At a time when it feels like everyone in London is prone to snacking more and kids are in need of entertainment, delivered, interesting and healthy snack boxes for kids feel just about perfect.
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One of our absolute favourite bistro restaurants in the capital is now delivering meals you can heat at home and DIY recipe kits THROUGHOUT THE UK! Everything has been lovingly created by co-founder and nutritional therapist, Catherine, and is gluten-free and free from refined sugars, though you would never know it! Whether you fancy ordering their slow lamb-cooked Thai curry with aubergine, sweet potato, spinach & coconut, or their famous pancakes or courgette & sweetcorn fritters, you will not be disappointed – and everything can be frozen. We also thoroughly recommend their make-your-own gluten-free bread kit if you want to learn a new skill and create the most fluffy white loaf you’ve ever tasted.
Perfect for a mid-afternoon boost, this powerful energy drink, created in London, is made purely from plants and is responsibly produced. This energised small business has also pledged to invest 5% of their profits into environmental projects.
Use code GARREN10ZING for 10% off
Every night is a movie night when you’re in lockdown. Have your snacks at the ready with Joe and Seph’s gourmet bundles starting at just £19.95 for 6 packs of delicious popcorn.
Use code ADAM20 for 20% off and free delivery
If snacking on pure protein is your jam then you’ll love the delicious meaty products from The Curators. These premium British-made snacks are full of flavour and make for a perfect afternoon snack. They continue to ship in the UK so make sure you make your order.
Use code STOCKUP15 for 15% off
Coffee, coffee, more coffee, please! You may be missing your favourite coffee shop but Grind is here to save the day by providing you with certified Organic coffee, roasted in London and housed in compostable pods. Top tip – subscribe for refills and save 20%.
Use code INVFNF for 10% off
The people need their cheese! Delivering delectable cheeses to a different area of London every day The Cheese Bar truck is keeping connoisseurs satisfied throughout lockdown.
For the vegan cheese lovers among us, look no further than Kinda Co. Created by founder Ellie at her kitchen table, this small brand is now supplying plant-based cheeses and care packages for home delivery throughout the UK.
Offering customers Oat Milk, Chai Tea, and a number of Cold Brew Coffees, Minor Figures are bringing your plant-based caffeine hit straight to your doorstep.
Use code woohoo10 for 10% off
Making breakfast and snacking better for everyone, Simplyseedz porridge pots are high in fibre and protein, gut-friendly, and there are no added nasty ingredients. The ideal solution if you’re looking for a quick and easy, but delicious and nutritious way to start the day.
Use code StaySafe for 10% off
This bubbly small business is still delivering its tasty and gut-pleasing kombuchas that will make your heart sing. We recommend their mixed pack of 12 cans containing a selection of their six delicious flavours.
10% off is automatically applied at checkout
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With a fine selection of the most authentic Italian food products, carefully sourced and personally selected from across Italy, you’ll have forgotten about lockdown in London, and feel as though you’re dining in the heart of Italy.
Use code STAYHOME for 10% off
For snackers and fruit lovers alike, 5th Season Fruit are delivering their 100% fruit snacks processed using the modern freeze-drying process at a whopping 50% off!
50% off is automatically applied at checkout
If you’re craving indulgent sweet treats with low or no added sugar, look no further than this amazing new brand who produce insanely delicious cakes and chia fruit jam spreads. What’s more they’re all gluten-free. We are obsessed (like obsessed) with their sour cherry tiffin, covered in a fair-trade dark chocolate, date syrup and butter mix, then topped with freeze-dried raspberries.
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As well as tea, you may have noticed that nut butters, peanut butter in particular, are in particularly short supply. Jake’s Boost are supplying the nation with their range of nut and seed butters to satisfy our cravings.
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For the sweetest of treats, for non-home-bakers, London-based free-from bakery ElizabethDBakes has got your back with banana loafs, gluten-free madeleines and lots of more.
Use code Treats for free shipping
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. With the Mr Whippy ice cream van now a distant memory, we’re looking to DÁPPA to deliver us our summer soft serves in the city.
For plastic-free and loose teas, head over to the NEMI Teas website. Purchasing tea through NEMI Teas is a great way to give back to the local community when you can’t leave your home as the small company employs refugees to give them local work experience and job readiness skills to enter the UK workforce.
The sun is shining and we’ve got summer salads on our mind. Pimp your dish with OliveOlive’s delicious halloumi cheese and range of infused olive oils.
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These hand prepared and 100% organic, blend-it-yourself smoothie kits, are a great way to start the day with a boost of fruit and veg goodness.
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Divine swiss-made chocolates and cookies that are also vegan, gluten-free, organic and made with nourishing ingredients. Perfect for satisfying the sweet tooth of children and adults, you can order a box of treats now for delivery straight to your door.
Made specifically for busy people, FUEL breakfasts do just that, they fuel your morning through delicious porridge pots, granolas and more, for the best possible start to the day.
Use code GET15 or 15% off, plus a few added goodies
Say “I” if you’re bored of cooking. Eight Food has come to the rescue with their delicious frozen ready meals that are full of nutrients and cooked up by two chefs and a nutritionist, and most importantly, are still delivering to London homes.
Use code Smallbrand10 for 10% off orders over £36
Get your hands on these easy baking kits that would make even Mary Berry proud. We’ve got our eyes on the Sticky Toffee Mug Mix and Iced Cinnamon Bun Mix.
Use code FIRST15 for 15% off (excluding subscriptions)
Continuing to deliver great-tasting Indian cuisine, Tuk In Food’s ready-made dishes are available for next day UK delivery when you spend over £25.
If popcorn isn’t your thing, then sharing a bag of Mallow and Marsh over a movie might just be the perfect snacking alternative.
If you’re working out at home, you may be missing your usual protein shake or snack at the end of your routine. Order 10 sachets for just £11.99 to use in shakes, baking and more. They even have a vegan range!
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Infused with 15mg of CBD, TRIP drinks are a tasty way to knock back a dose of CBD. TRIP has now expanded their offering to include CBD oil, for those looking for a more traditional way to take CBD.
Bridging the gap between science and food, Bio&Me and Dr Megan Rossi, are helping the nation improve their gut health. Packed with 15 fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts and seeds, the range of prebiotic granola gives your biome the diversity it loves to help it thrive.
Snaz up any homemade meal with the award-winning sustainable condiments from Rubies in the Rubble that use UK food produce that would otherwise go to waste, to create their products.
Use code STOCKUPSMALL for 20% off
If you’re in need of a little pick me up, a little bit of chocolate can go a long way. LoveRaw’s bars and buttercups make for just the right-sized treat when you’re feeling blue about lockdown. Plus, their website has lots of great recipes to help keep you occupied.
After falling in love with the cuisine on a trip to Sri Lanka, Thea Samuel founded Sri Spice to bring healthy and tasty Sri Lankan dishes to the UK through easy to use spice kits starting at just £3.
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Based in Burntwood, Staffordshire, Clive’s Wines Ltd produce a range of fruit wines including elderflower, damson and gooseberry. Spend £40 or more online for free shipping anywhere in the UK.
If you fancy yourself to be an amateur chef, then a kit from Spicely Does It may help you take your food to the next level. Try your hand at smoking salmon or making your own pastrami, for a truly satisfying, and tasty, lockdown activity.
Starting at just £41.46 for a small box for 2 people, the field&flower meat and fish subscription boxes make it easy to get your weekly supply of food delivered to your doorstep anywhere in the UK.
Using imperfect fruit and veg that would otherwise be destined for the bin, Flawsome drinks make cold-pressed juices that help you get some of your 5 a day while reducing food waste.
Bringing Italy to the UK, with tasty and fresh pasta, Man in Pasta is delivering all over London. You can also choose from a ready-made box, or create your own box for delivery, full of Italian goodies including pesto, Parmigiano Reggiano and smoked pancetta.
Use code STOCKUPSMALL for 10% off
Delivering to London and the home counties, Sundance & Partners are still supplying quality groceries. With everything from apples to smoked gravadlax currently available, you don’t have to worry about running out of anything.
With zero waste kits that allow you to prepare delicious homemade meals in just 10 minutes, Virtuelicious is the answer to all our lazy cooking prayers.
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Each All Greens box is made up just before delivery with a selection of fresh seasonal fruit and veg starting at just £30 for a family-sized box. There’s no need to worry about getting your 5 a day in isolation!
Ending this round up on a sweet note is Choc Chick that provides some of the loveliest ethically and sustainably sourced cacao, hot chocolate blends and raw chocolates, that are also all plant-based and vegan.
Use code stockupsmall for 20% off your first order