Here’s a list of local food delivery websites to put your business on
As small food and drink businesses pivot to contact-free deliveries during lockdown, they’re faced with a new set of challenges. Forget about footfall – it’s all about making an impact online. Now that the major supermarkets have restricted their deliveries to only the most vulnerable during the crisis, there’s a rapidly growing marketplace for local food and drink delivery.
How do you cut through the chatter and market your business online, when you’re used to passing trade and word of mouth? Here’s where ANNA can help. We’ve put together a directory of the best places to get your business listed, if your food or drink company is still able to deliver.
We’ll be adding to this list regularly, so if you know of a local directory we’re missing, drop us a line on email@example.com and we’ll add them to this post. Help us spread the word, and keep your small businesses in, well, business!
Don’t forget, there’s also loads of local information to be found on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are easy to search by location, and hashtags like #shoplocal, #buylocal and #supportlocalbusiness will help identify your business to new customers. Put yourself out there (safely!) by joining local Facebook groups, and contacting local papers and newsletters, too. There’s a massive network online that you can access for free – so make the most of it.
We’ve listed these business directories alphabetically by town / city name.
Bath and Bristol
Delivebuzz is available in Cardiff, Newport and Bristol.
Devon and Dorset
Jurassic Coast Delivers
Harpenden Delivers is a list of small businesses delivering to Harpenden and the surrounding areas
Harrogate Delivers is a delivery business based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. They have partnered up with local Harrogate businesses and are delivering their produce to the Harrogate community. For example, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, meat, cheese, milk, sweet treats (and more!) Not only does this keep the people of Harrogate home and safe, but also enables small local businesses to stay open and earning at such a challenging time.
Knaresborough Delivers is a delivery business based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. They have partnered up with local Knaresborough businesses, such as the butchers, bakers, cafes and garden centre and are delivering their produce to the Knaresborough community. For example, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, milk, sweet treats, Sunday roasts (and more!) Not only does this keep the people of Knaresborough home and safe, but also enables small local businesses to stay open and earning at such a challenging time.
Karma is an app for re-selling unsold meals from a variety of London-based restaurants.
My Virtual Neighbourhood
South East London
Britain’s first ever searchable (salami) database, British Charcuterie
Food waste app Too Good To Go connects users with leftover food from restaurants and businesses across the UK.
OLIO is an app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.
FoodTrolly delivers food boxes right to your door.
Proper Foods offer restaurant quality meat and veg hampers delivered chilled to UK mainland/nationwide!
Wetherby Delivers is a delivery business based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. They have partnered up with local Wetherby businesses, such as the local butchers and bakers, and are delivering their produce to the Wetherby community. For example, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, meat, cheese, milk, sweet treats (and more!) Not only does this keep the people of Wetherby home and safe, but also enables small local businesses to stay open and earning at such a challenging time.
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