There have been lengthy waits to book deliveries from shops like Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, while stories including Iceland are temporarily limiting website orders to customers over state pension age, those who are self-isolating and other vulnerable groups, such as the disabled.
Whether people want to buy fruit and vegetables, meat or baked goods, here are another six food delivery services across Sheffield that are well worth trying.
The Rhubarb Shed Café
The café on Manor Lane is delivering boxes of vegetables and fruit, salad, eggs, meat and full cakes, as well as cake slices and baking kits. Food is available for collection and delivery is free in the S2 postcode area – for those living in S12, S13 and S14 there is a £3 charge. Orders are sent out from Tuesday to Saturday and are needed before 3pm for next day delivery. See www.facebook.com/therhubarbshed for details.
Country Fresh Foods
This firm – which was originally set up to provide ingredients for chefs – delivers a very wide range of items to people’s doors from its warehouse in Halfway, including fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, deli foods and frozen goods. Deliveries are made to different Sheffield postcodes on set days. Visit www.countryfreshfoods.co.uk for more information.
The café and bakery on Fulwood Road in Broomhill has set up a home delivery service, providing fresh bread, patisserie items and freshly ground coffee. The minimum order is £15, except if a customer is vulnerable or self-isolating. People need to email [email protected] to register their details – staff will need a full name and phone number which they will use to call customers back.
Dogs and cats are well catered for too. This independent shop in Hillsborough is operating a local delivery service of its speciality raw pet food. See www.facebook.com/Better4Pets for details.
The traditional butcher in Firth Park is offering deals for delivery, including an enormous ‘mega pack' for £59.99 including everything from rump steak and pork loin to burgers, eggs and bacon, all cut, packed and labelled. Visit www.facebook.com/pattersonsbutchers.co.uk to place an order or call 0114 244 9677.
The caterer, based in Darnall, is sending out ‘deliciously nutritious ready meals’ – handmade in its production kitchen from high-quality local ingredients – with no delivery charge in Sheffield, Rotherham and Dronfield. Essential groceries, fruit, vegetables, beer and wine are also available. See www.facebook.com/PJtaste to order.