But it also triggered a boom in home deliveries of delicious grub and booze – and people keen to support local independents to help them survive.
We’ve rounded up 12 very different businesses making mouthwatering goodies so you can treat yourself.
1. Triplepoint Brewery
Triplepoint has a web shop selling cans, mini casks and kegs, cases and merchandise.
The business delivers to your door, orders over £50 are free. It also has a shop in the warehouse where you can load your car that’s open for walk-ins and click & collect orders at the brewery at 178 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SQ.
2. Taco Mex Mexican Street Chef
They say: ‘Sheffield’s best Mexican restaurant serving authentic dishes in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere’.
Offering vegan, Mexican, burrito.
Delivery on the City Grab app: https://www.citygrab.co.uk/restaurants/taco-mex-mexican-street-chef-150
3. EDO Sushi
This Japanese restaurant (now just takeaway) is based at High Court Chambers in the city centre and has been going for nearly 10 years. It serves chicken katsu curry, godzilla rolls or handcrafted sushi made by chefs include a chef trained in Tokyo.
They say: ‘All our sushi is handmade with the greatest care and attention. Seasonality is important to us in bringing you the freshest ingredients, whilst seasonal sources support more sustainable products. We do not use any endangered fish in our food and our salmon is farmed off the coast of Scotland’.
4. Proud Potato.
Proud Potato at 182 Middlewood Road, opposite the Leppings Lane tramstop S61, has been under private ownership since 1982. It is staying open during Lockdown 3.0
They say: ‘Sheffield's best jacket potato takeaway. Fresh cooked jacket potatoes to take away with a wide variety of hot and cold fillings. All fillings made freshly on the premises’.