It's a wild time to be heading out to the local Coles or Woolworths at the moment, and you're probably best to keep your distance anyway.
To help ease the burden, we've put together the best grocery delivery services on offer in Brisbane right now. So you can get your groceries with a little less stress in your day.
Fresh Produce Delivery
Charlie’s in Everton Park (and their Raw Squeeze stores around town) is a favourite among fresh fruit shoppers on Brisbane’s north, but what you may not know is that they also deliver fresh grocery boxes to a heap of suburbs. With a range of boxes, including a couples, jumbo family, fruit and veg box, you can even ‘set and forget’ so that you don’t have to order each week.
With Food Connect, you can either choose individual items to add to your cart, or just let them choose a selection of the freshest seasonal produce around with one of their fruit or vegetable boxes. As well as produce, they’ve also got a range of local goodies like yoghurts, freshly baked bread and dried goods.
The Farm Folk
Improve your home and community with fresh organic produce delivered to you from The Farm Folk. Not only are their deliveries pretty much wholesomeness encapsulated, for every box of produce you buy, The Farm Folk will plant a tree.
Farm & Co
Locally sourced, seasonal produce tastes so much better than any other kind, and the team at Farm & Co have got your grocery shopping sorted with their systematic approach to ordering and deliveries. Simply choose a produce box, add any local items you desire, and the order will be picked fresh from the paddock and then delivered to you in the same week.
Suncoast Fresh live and breathe the link between farm and table, and this is seen in their quality produce and professionalism in their approach to growing and delivering goods. As locals, alongside their fresh produce delivery, they also run sustainability initiatives, which keeps the waste to a minimum, and the produce as eco-friendly as you can get.
Keeping local business in business is so important at the moment, and you can do that by getting behind Spiros Fresh, who usually deliver wholesale to restaurants, but are now delivering straight to you. You can not only place an order for a box of fruit and vegetables, but also essentials like rice, pasta, plain flour and toilet paper. Place an order over the phone (0401 359 045) or via email (email@example.com), and let the team stock up your fridge and pantry for you.
Bringing you the finest supply of produce, meat and groceries in West End, The Stores are now offering a contactless car boot collection and delivery service, alongside their in-store trading. If you’re a sucker for a cheese platter, The Stores is the place for you with over 150 cheeses (that’s goals right there). To order, call the store and if you order before 10am you can get same day collection.
Venues Now Doing Grocery Boxes
A Gourmet Plate
While your favourite restaurant might still be doing takeaway, have a thought for Brisbane’s catering companies, who just had their schedules cleared for the next three to six months. One who isn’t letting the cancellations get them down is A Gourmet Plate, who have instead switched to being a grocery delivery service, using their network of providores to get groceries to the masses. Good to know—they also do cheese and charcuterie boxes. Hellooo afternoon snack.
The team at tiny Wilston restaurant are experts when it comes to sourcing incredible local produce—so they’re sharing their expertise by offering boxes of gourmet produce to be hand delivered to your door (check with them for delivery areas). Don’t expect apples and potatoes in Elska’s boxes though, oh no—we’re talking the likes of crunchy kohlrabi, exotic looking mushrooms and heritage pumpkin. You’ll be turning into a gourmet chef in no time.
Todd and Pup
Boxing up everything from farm-fresh produce to homemade sourdough, Todd and Pup are another cafe starting a pick-up or delivery grocery service to save your health. You can get a family sized box for $66, which includes a wide range of fruit and vegetables at the optimal level of freshness and quality. Now you just have to get creative in the kitchen.
For a small cafe, the prospect of venturing into a fresh produce delivery service can be challenging, but Little Clive are taking it in their stride, offering a range of different sized boxes to suit every household’s needs. Choose from a couples, family or extra large box, depending on how many mouths you need to feed, and let Little Clive select the best seasonal produce to be delivered to your door.
Meal kit delivery services are another way to curb your mid-week (or start of the week) lack of enthusiasm in the kitchen. If everyone’s stuck in the house together, Marley Spoon has a range of family friendly meal kits that get delivered to your door, and you can put it all together and take credit for the flavour. Confuse your friends and family with your newfound ability with 27 weekly recipes to choose from, and the best ingredients of the season.
If you tend to end up with leftovers that never get eaten, then invest in the perfectly proportioned packages from Hello Fresh, saving you from shopping and waste simultaneously. Hello Fresh plans and colour codes all the meals for you, the only thing you can’t get out of is the cleaning.
A newcomer to the meal kit industry presents itself in the form of Dinnerly, one of the best value meal kit services in the market. With serves costing as little as $5.25 per person, and vegetarian options in every box, there aren't many tricks that Dinnerly have missed. Pick out a delivery time that suits your schedule, take out the ingredients and follow the five step recipe that is guaranteed to make you a wizard in the kitchen.
No kitchen skills to speak of? No stress, these restaurants will do it all for you with takeaway and delivery.
Image credit: The Farm Folk