As the government advises the nation to stay indoors at all costs, home delivery has become more prevalent than ever to ensure we avoid public spaces. With some supermarket waiting lists spanning weeks for delivery, cast a thought to independent businesses as much as possible during this time. Here are some local alternatives to complete your shopping list

GROCERIES

ASIANA: www.asianabrighton.com

This Chinese dim sum and grocer has expanded their online store to provide vegetables, eggs, and toilet roll alongside their usual oriental ingredients. Purchase noodle kits, rice, dim sum and sauces at good prices. Delivery in a 3-mile radius of Brighton & Hove only.

THE CAPTAIN PIG: www.facebook.com/TheCaptainPig.BrightonVeganShop

Brighton’s all-vegan grocer is now available for delivery in the local area! The Captain Pig is a reduced waste shop providing vegan staples and goodies, along with organic fruit & veg. Order before 3pm and they will try to deliver the same day. Request a full product list by email.

FLORENCE ROAD MARKET: www.facebook.com/FlorenceRoadMarket

The sellers of this well-known market offer an online delivery service selling meats, eggs, baked goods, fruit & veg boxes and much more. The service seeks to connect the community with local, sustainable produce. Weekend delivery only with the option to purchase extra for families in need.

INFINITY FOODS: www.infinityfoodsretail.coop

This well-known health food shop has created the Infinity Foods Box to bring you essentials such as fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and plant-based milk. It is currently priced at £40 with delivery days on Wednesdays & Fridays (subject to change) and brought to you by Zedify, a zero-emissions courier service.

SOCIALBOX: www.socialbox.uk

Receive fresh produce from local suppliers with SocialBox, a not-for-profit organisation. Their boxes are available in varying sizes containing meats, cupboard items, dairy, bread, fruit and veg. For every box sold, 5% goes to their fund for free groceries for NHS staff. Free delivery in the Sussex area on Tuesdays and Fridays.

V&H CAFÉ PRODUCE: www.facebook.com/vhhollandroad

Brunch spot turned grocer V&H Café is on hand to supply you with the basics. Their incredibly reasonable prices are set to provide you with the basics without breaking the bank, including fruit and veg, bread, eggs, cheese and meats. Delivery to Hove only with expansion in due course.

MEAT & FISH

BARFIELDS BUTCHERS: www.barfieldsbutchers.co.uk

Enjoy free range, naturally reared meat from Barfields Butchers. Alongside their usual beef, lamb, pork and poultry produce, you can also order cheese, butter, and eggs for home delivery. Free delivery for orders over £20, available Mon-Sat.

BRIGHTON & NEWHAVEN FISH SALES: www.brighton-fish-sales.co.uk

Support sustainable and seasonal fishing with this fishmonger. They have fresh and frozen fish available, with daily special offers on select lines. Delivery available to a wide range of BN and RH postcodes between Tuesday and Saturday, with minimum spend £20.

BRIGHTON EXPRESS MEATS: www.brightonexpressmeats.co.uk

Purchase a wide range of meats individually or in special packs put together to offer you produce at competitive prices. Brighton Express Meats also offers eggs and fruit & veg packs in different sizes. Free next day delivery for orders over £20 purchased before 4pm.

FISH GALORE: www.fishgalore.co.uk

This Hove-based fish and seafood retailer offers fresh and seasonal produce straight to your door. Fish Galore will prepare the catch at your request (e.g. descaled, trimmed or whole). They deliver across the Sussex region six days a week in their temperature controlled vehicles (local Sunday delivery available upon request).

ALCOHOL

BISON BEER: www.bisonbeer.co.uk

Enjoy the taste of Sussex-brewed and worldwide craft beers from Bison Beer. Choose from their mixed cases of pale ales and IPAs, or bottles of their signature beer See Side APA. Order their special 12-pack beer package to gain free home delivery.

BRIGHTON GIN: www.brightongin.com

Fanatics of gin do not fret – you can order locally-brewed gin and tonic straight to your door! Brighton Gin has even started making their own hand sanitiser to help with demand during the pandemic. Sent directly to you by courier.

QUAFF: www.quaffwine.com

This local wine merchant is dedicated to sourcing speciality products for enjoyment at home. Quaff allows you to choose from local wines or select a bottle from your favourite region. Free home delivery in Brighton & Hove area, same day where possible. Minimum spend is £10.

SEVEN CELLARS: www.sevencellars.co.uk

In search of beer, wine or spirits? Seven Cellars caters to your every beverage need, aiming to deliver by the next day for locals to Brighton & Hove. They have a huge selection of the best alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on offer from wineries, breweries and distilleries all over the world.

BN1 looks at a range of amazing local businesses who are working hard to stop Brighton & Hove from going hungry with their community delivery servicesBAKED GOODS/CONFECTIONARY

COBURN & BAKER: www.coburnandbaker.co.uk

This baker creates homemade bread and cake boxes to enjoy at home with your family. Choose from eight different styles of boxes to suit your taste, savoury, sweet or mixed. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Deliveries daily with a 50p charge (Brighton & Hove residents).

THE FLOUR POT: www.theflourpot.co.uk

Treat yourself to a freshly baked breakfast or lunch. The Flour Pot Bakery has delicious pastries, breads and cakes for purchase, alongside some fridge and store cupboard items (meats, milks, dairy and homemade chutneys). Minimum order of £10 with a £2.50 delivery fee for Brighton & Hove area.

HANNAHMAKESCAKES: www.hannahmakescakes.co.uk

Looking for something sweet for a special occasion? Hannahmakescakes creates bespoke bakes adjustable to any dietary requirement. With a wide variety of mouth-watering flavours, choose from a tray of cupcakes or amazing themed birthday cakes. Free delivery in BN3 – get in touch to make your order.

THE HOPPING BAKERY: www.thehoppingbakery.com

You can purchase made-to-order brownies, blondies and more from The Hopping Bakery. Create your own variety box of flavours with vegan and gluten-free options available. They even have a subscription service to get the brownies regularly! Brighton & Hove area receives free delivery.