With the lockdown set to last indefinitely at the moment, these remain difficult times for everyone and staying indoors as much as possible is, as we all know, essential. This is why many local groceries have started delivery services in order to allow customers to get their favorite products while in isolation. So without further ado, here’s a round-up of my own top three.
First up is superior Italian deli Lo Sfizio, sister of the awesome Anima e Cuore (itself now open for collections and delivery), a must for Kentishtowners and beyond. Lo Sfizio sells 100% Italian products, ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to a large variety of pasta sauce, Italian cheeses and hams. The biscuits remind me of my own beloved Italian childhood – mandatory for adults and kids alike. It’s a bit sad not being able to have a smile and a chat with the lovely people working there, but it can make a difference for many who don’t feel safe leaving their home. Call 07459516610 to order; delivery is free.
The Fields Beneath is another local staple now offering a delivery service. The destination vegan coffee shop is now a one-stop for delicious fruit and veg, coffee, oat milk and pasta. As locals and regulars know, the staff here are amazingly passionate about their work, and this is reflected in the quality of their products. Deliveries can be booked on their website here.
Lastly, and certainly not least, there’s Kentish Town’s impressively longrunning Earth Natural Foods (read a recent interview with them here). The owners have engineered a collection service whereby the products are paid through the phone and the order can be quickly collected by you or a member of your family without the need of doing the full shop yourself. It seems an easy and safe way to get a hand on the shop’s amazing organic fruit and vegetables, bread, wines and much more. To benefit, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena Siniscalco is a third year university student soon to start an MA in International Journalism