In most cases, ordering your groceries online is the most convenient thing to do. You can check your pantry stock in real-time, stay in the comfort of your own time and keep watching your latest Netflix binge while you’re still (generally) nailing weekly adult tasks.
Whether you need a fresh batch of fruit and veggies, apricot logs, hot cross buns or even the absolute bare minimum (we’re talking cheese and wine), these Sydney staples will deliver the goods straight to your door.
And just remember, in our current COVID-19 crisis, the government has warned Australians *not to panic-buy*, so do the responsible thing and only buy what you need. Delivery services are also overwhelmed, so your order may take a little longer to arrive than usual.
Here are all the legendary Sydney businesses that will deliver groceries straight to your door.
Typically only available wholesale, the Sydney-based artisanal providore and grocer usually dishes out top quality local produce and restaurant supplies to top tier eateries like Quay, Saga and Firedoor (just casually).
This week and for the foreseeable future, however, Two Providores has thrown open their digital doors to the public in an effort to clear stock—but also to support all the local cheesemakers, olive growers and native foragers whose produce is no longer being bought. You’ll have access to a long-list of Australian made cheeses, pasta, rice, noodles, dips, charcuterie, condiments, frozen food, seafood and meats. There’s even a range of cleaning products and, dare we say it, TP (please don’t panic buy guys).
Feather & Bone
After pausing online orders ever so briefly, Sydney's beloved sustainable butcher is back. Feather & Bone is your go-to for fresh, traceable, ethical, local food (and not just meat). As well as beef, poultry, lamb, cured meats, sausages and burgers, Feather & Bone also have dairy boxes available (filled with feta, yoghurt, mozzarella and Dolce Nina fresh buffalo curd), gluten-free bread, wild honey and a selection of broths, fats and sauces. Suss the weekly delivery schedule here.
Hit the shops virtually and get all your weekly groceries from Harris Farm. Aside from housing all the premium fruit, veg, meat, cheese and seafood you could need, Harris is your absolute one-stop-shop for same-day delivery too, so long as you order by 5pm. To make things even better, online shopping is made uber easy with categories split into “in season”, fruit, veggies, grocery, fridge, butcher, seafood, liquor and organic feeds. Plus you’ll also get free delivery on your first three orders over $80.
Doorstep Organics takes a lot of the middleman out when it comes to grocery shopping. In other words, it buys its products straight from farmers (you can check out exactly which farms right here). You’ll be able to fill your basket with anything from hot cross buns and dumplings to organic deodorant and coconut lip balm. If you’re wanting same-day delivery, just make sure you order before 1pm and if you’re also out here doing a good deed and looking out for other people, Doorstep Organics lets you send a gift hamper full of all the necessities too.
The Cruelty-Free Shop
For all the cruelty-free products, you can’t go past this glebe institution. The Cruelty-Free Shop is Australia’s favourite purveyor of everything vegan with one of the widest ranges of vegan products spanning food, health, fashion, beauty, and household items. On the food side of things, you can order up baking mixes, chocolate (priorities), cruelty-free cosmetics, egg substitutes, dips and spreads, plant-based meats, gluten-free food and vegan cheese. At the moment, the Cruelty-Free shop is continuing home-delivery but due to the high volume of online orders, so it may take a few days to get to your front door.
Napoli Food And Wine
The majority of Napoli Food And Wine’s goods are imported from Italy and it also sports a large variety of local and European produce too. Let’s just say, if you’re low on chocolate, beer, wine, spirit, biscuits, bread, butter, cheese, cleaning products, coffee, dry fruit and nuts, flour, cereal, pasta, fruit and veggies, legumes, meats, olives, pastries, pizza, seafood, spices and well, you got it, you’re well and truly sorted here.
The beauty of Naked Foods is that the team here aims to ship your order within 24 hours and you’ll usually get your groceries within 2 to 3 days (and if you order by 10am, you’ll get next day delivery). There’s a whole heap of snack-worthy food to fill your pantry with here including dried Australian mango, almond butter (the best kind), chocolate coated moon macadamias and apricot logs. You can also pick up tea, coffee, home and cleaning products, plus any beauty and body goods like argan oil, shampoo, conditioner, soap and bamboo toothbrushes.
For the time being, you might want to freshen your digits with this gin sanitiser.
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