A Bounty of Local Resources

Many of us are now spending our days time rich and bandwidth poor – something of a flip from what daily life used to look like. In the interest of keeping the overwhelm at bay as we all search for a little bit of white space within our long days, I’ll keep this brief.

Grocery stores are inundated at the moment, not just with panic buyers but with those of us who are now feeding everyone in our household every single meal, every single day, leaving stocks understandably depleted. Simultaneously as we all spend increasingly limited amounts of time outside of our homes, footfall which can be heavily relied upon by local, independent or family-run shops, is at an all-time low. While both of these are outcomes are the result of very necessary measures to stay inside and physically distance ourselves from each other, they both result in panic and worry around feelings of scarcity.

In the interest of helping both customers and owners, I’ve put together a shortlist of local shops and businesses still open (though subject to change) in my area offering safe food sourcing. While I realise that the following list and links won’t apply to those outside of Kingston upon Thames, I hope it might encourage you to look out for similar types of businesses doing their best to adjust, adapt, comply and pivot in order to safely keep their doors open and their shelves stocked so they can put food on their own tables, as well as yours. Let’s all try to take care of each other whenever possible.

Lots of love from my little corner of my little house in this great big world.

*PS. If you’re a local business owner and you don’t see your name here please get in touch so I can include you!

Meat

Jefferies Too – butchers open 7:30am – 4pm

Norbiton High Street

020 8547 3588

 

Al Andalus Halal Meat Butcher

70 Richmond Rd

0203 417 2213

 

Ralph Wettach – caterers and butchers (Surbiton)

 

Bevans

Richmond Rd

 

Fish

Jarvis – Fishmonger

Norbiton High Street

0208 296 0139

 

Fish Kitchen

Take Away Tues- Sat

020 8546 2886

 

The Wild Fish Project

 

Wine & Beer & Spirits

Wined Up Here

wine, beer, spirits, cheese & bread

0208 549 6622

Park Brewery – local brewery home delivery

Silent Pool – gin distillery now making hand sanitizer

 

Coffee

Local Hero – open for take away (coffee, milk, limited amounts of fruit & veg)

Groceries

Atariya FoodsJapanese supermarket

0208 547 9891

 

Alrahman Grocery & halal butcher

Norbiton High Street

 

Covent Garden Market

fruit & veg boxes for delivery plus milk & bread

 

Tony’s Fruit Stall in Kingston Market

 

Refill Larder

Plastic-free food shop

offering delivery to Teddington-based residents from 29th March

 

Culver and Nelson

Deli + Fruit & Veg

offering delivery to sw14 or collection of fruit & veg w/payment by bank transfer

 

Fresh produce delivery still accepting new clients

The Tomato Stall

Temporarily selling directly to customers due to restaurant closures

Ringden Farm fruit, juice and jams (normally just at Surbiton Farmers Market, now selling directly to customers)

Covent Garden Market

fruit & veg boxes for delivery plus milk & bread

Petersham Nurseries (Richmond) taking new orders from 30th March

T&V Vegetable Gardens

Seasonal Veg Box £15 order by email tandvveggardens@gmail.com

Bakery

Rowley’s – Ham Parade

Lallapolosa bakery – sweets, cakes and baked goods for home delivery

Rubens Bakehouse – bakery, bread & pizza collection only – Twickenham

 

Take Away/Delivery

 

Pepe’s – Italian cuisine for delivery

Donate £5 and they will donate dinner to Kingston Hospital staff

Eat Poor Boys– New Orleans cuisine delivery

Baker and Cook – home delivery of pies and baked goods

Mulata – South American Cuisine offering delivery

Al Forno– Italian – delivery only

The Little Ginger Vegan catering – freezer meal drop-offs

Akbar Indian takeaway and delivery service

Monty’s Nepalese

Deea Bangladeshi

Roz Ana 

Chakra – delivery only

1 roll toilet paper w/each order

30% off for NHS workers

Canbury Secret– offering delivery

Grey Horse/Smoked BBQ – Deliveroo or 20% off carryout if ordering directly

Lovely Pasta  – lasagna, gnocchi & more

email info@lovelypasta.co.uk

 

Masks

Mask shop owned and run by local parent

 

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