So many independent shops have adapted their business models to feed their neighbors. These Local Heroes are supplying us with delicious pantry items and provisions. Some are even keeping us entertained whilst doing so. Our local shops and communities are more important than ever as all of our world’s have shrunk in the last month. Let’s all remember to continue to shop and support local once this crisis is over. In the meantime I’m honoring some of these Local Heroes that have caught my eye. Have a story you would like to share? Please pop into comments below.
63 rue Galande, Paris
Artisinal bakery, Circus is delivering their organic breads, pastries, homemade jam and coffee beans all over Paris. We love following their pink cargo bike in Instagram Stories as they deliver bread and capture images of beautiful Parisian doors. Find out more about their flyingcircus.com service.
8955 Main Rd, East Marion, NY
Local Northfork coffee and sandwich shop, Fork & Anchor has pivoted to a contactless grocery store. Using their network of suppliers, Fork & Anchor provides locals with a list of provisions to order from. The following day boxed and labelled orders can be picked up from a barn at the rear of the shop. Also 5% of total orders is being donated to relief organizations.
Supplier of locally-sourced in season produce to chefs has opened up their ordering app for home deliveries in London and New York.
174 Bellenden Road, London
4 Quay St, Galway
Irish coffee shop, Coffeewerk + Press, is offering a coffee delivery service. Customers can order whole beans or beans ground according to brew method. Local deliveries are free. 100% of the profits of this service are being donated to local charities and front line workers.
Fumbally Lane, Dublin
Dublin’s The Fumbally cafe is now operating as a grocery store on Fridays and Saturdays offering fresh produce, coffee, cheese, flour, kimchee and more from McNally Family Farm, Lilliput Stores, Harry’s Nut Butter, Coffee Collective and Imbibe Coffee Roasters. Fumbally is also offering dinner & dessert on Wednesdays.
Broadway Market & Columbia Road, London
The Pavillion bakery is selling home essentials including milk, butter, eggs, jam, yoghurt and, of course, their delicious sourdough bread. Starting next week they have organized a “Street Drop” by designating a “street hero” coordinate and drop off bread to their neighbors.
London’s bespoke catering company, Local Sauce, has pivoted and now offers a delivery service. Delivering vegetable and essentials boxes, recipe boxes, cooked meals boxes throughout London. Follow them on Instagram for recipes and cooking tips.
The Crosstown Collective is a collaboration between The Estate Dairy, Millers Bakery and Crosstown Doughnuts delivering a selection of food boxes. Choose from vegan and original boxes.