With online delivery becoming just as important to us as our daily exercise, we’ve shared a few companies who are still delivering and can help you during the current climate.
We Deliver Local
Working in partnership with Beelivery, you just pop your postcode in and can order whatever you need. All the items you would expect from a major supermarket are there – fresh fruit and veg, bread, meat, dairy, frozen food, household cleaners, pet food and beauty items. Beelivery is also an app, so you don’t have to turn your laptop on every time you want to make an order. If you’re not sure how to download an app, read our handy guide here.
Cook is keeping delivery slots for those self-isolating. An excellent option if you can’t really be bothered to cook but still want to enjoy the taste of a home cooked meal. They deliver frozen pre-cooked meals, and you just follow the instructions for cooking when you’re ready to eat. They offer a huge selection of mains and desserts, so you’re bound to find just what you fancy.
You select the takeaway you’re in the mood for and a Deliveroo driver goes to get it and brings it to your door. In Watford you can choose from burgers, Italian, Indian, Japanese and more. You can order through the app or the website, but we recommend ordering early as they are pretty busy at the moment.
The site started as an online auction, so get ready to bid for items! If that doesn’t interest you then many sellers offer a ‘buy now’ price so you can skip the action and secure your purchase. The site is a great place to buy furniture, cooking equipment, home entertainment, clothes, fitness equipment and more. Happily, Post Offices are still open and couriers are still delivering which means you shouldn’t have to wait long for your new items to arrive.
The well-known catalogue has moved online, so now you can purchase outside furniture, electrics, arts and crafts, games, home furnishings and more from the comfort of your own home. As the individual stores have closed, and it’s only those that operate inside a larger Sainsbury’s, the delivery slots are more popular in some areas so you may have to wait for your items.
The website that sells virtually everything you could possibly need, and many things you didn’t know you did. From clothes, jewellery and books to household appliances, arts and crafts, furniture and toys, it has it all. Amazon Fresh also sells groceries, although these items are harder to get your hands on at the moment. Before paying double check the delivery date, because some are currently over a month away, you might be able to find a different seller if you want your item sooner.
If you’d like to support local businesses during this time, we have listed some companies who are currently accepting new customers. If there are any who you think should be added to this list please email us.
Andrew Aston Fruit & Veg
Offering a fruit and veg box for just £12 including delivery, Andrew Aston Fruit & Veg is worth getting in touch with. You can find out more on their Facebook page or by calling 07836 327 993.
Corona Care Challenge
Set up on Facebook specifically for this period, the group is offering to help with shopping and get supplies to those self-isolating. You can find out more on their Facebook page, or to get in touch email or call 07966 154847.
Order fresh fruit and vegetables straight to your door. With a wide selection you should be able to get the essentials and maybe a treat or two as well. If you have an HA0, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4 or HA5 postcode call 07949 024547 to place an order. Click here for more details.
The Café in the Park
Based in Rickmansworth, The Café in the Park is now offering delivery if you live in a WD3 postcode, or collection if you don’t. The essential boxes include milk from their local dairy farmer, eggs, butter and freshly baked sourdough. Also available is fresh fruit and vegetable boxes and homemade meals and puddings. You will need to fill in an order form and then email it to them. All the details, including the order form, are available on their website.
A family run business based in Park Royal, London, Valimex provides home delivery boxes of fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products. Orders can be taken over the phone, via email or online. Click here for more details.
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