List of womxn-run food businesses to support during COVID-19

COVID-19 has certainly affected each and every one of us, that’s for sure, and for many of us the biggest annoyance is now setting up a home office and avoiding distractions from kids, Netflix and naps. For the restaurant industry, social distancing could cause irreparable harm. Aside from the fact that most hospitality staff can’t just work from home, restaurants and businesses still have to pay rent, wages and overheads – with no customers walking through the door.

At Studio H + FOOD XX, we want to do all we can to help support this industry we love so fiercely and so we’re compiling a list of restaurants and food businesses, run by womxn, who are staying open during this time. Some are offering reduced menus and takeaway options, others are shifting into prepared meals, but all have come up with clever ways to keep their businesses open and running and they need your support.

CAPE TOWN

Clarke’s 
Shop groceries like milk, bread, vegetables, dry goods; a to go menu for breakfast and lunch featuring Clarke’s favourites; or DIY food to cook at home (coming soon).
Choose the way that works best for you to order, pick up or get delivery.
Find everything you need to know here.
Keep up to date: @clarkescapetown

Umthunzi Farming Community
Harvest bags of fresh veggies to cook at home. Harvesting on Tuesdays and home-delivering on Wednesdays. (No more communal collection points)
To order use this form or call 084 835 9970
Keep up to date: @umthunzifarmingcommunity

Pure Good Meals 
Making freezer meals with Umthunzi veg for drive-by pick up at the Waterfront.
Join their WhatsApp group to order.
Keep up to date: @pureshanny

Belair
Home fruit and veg delivery to City Bowl, Green Point, Sea Point and Woodstock. View the menu (updated daily) on their website and email your order to orders@belairproducts.co.za or WhatsApp 072 657 9851. See more information on their safety precautions

The General Store
Serving pre-packaged lunch and coffees through their hatch in Bree street and meals to eat at home like frozen pies, beef lasagne, roast chicken and cottage pie. No cash.
Keep up to date and see the daily lunch menu: @thegeneralstore_sa
22 Bree St, CBD
021 418 2305 

Sepial’s Kitchen
North-east Asian food suitable for freezing and easy reheating. Think spicy pork bone ramen broth. WhatsApp “Hi” to 0617159371 for the menu. For collection in Salt River. Once a week delivery pending.
Keep up to date: @sepialskitchen

Arthur’s Mini Super 
Launching basic care packages from next week which will include artisanal bread, your choice of milk, eggs and coffee with an option to add on deli items that they have in stock (cool drinks, granola, cheese). Final details like deliveries and future plans of possible ready-made meals will be communicated on their Instagram account so keep up to date: @arthursminisuper

LionHeart
Selling a range of #socialdistancingcakes to order for yourself or to send a loved one a message hand-piped in icing. For collection in Salt River or delivery in the Cape Town area. Variety of flavour options, including gluten-free options.
Order here.
Keep up to date: @sweet.lionheart

Seven Colours Eatery
Comfort food like mogodu, braai’ed chicken, samp, steamed bread, amagwinya and more delivered to your door within Cape Town. Free deliveries for orders over R250. WhatsApp 083 729 7816 to place your order with 24 hours notice. Weekly specials.
Keep up to date: @sevencolours_eatery

Thank Goodness Foods
Vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free cakes and chocolates like choc and spekboom brownies with cocoa and cardamom ganache and millionaire shortbread.
View the entire menu here and place an order via email 24 hours in advance: orders@thankgoodnessfoods.com. Deliveries from Monday – Friday.
Online store scheduled for the end of March.
Keep up to date: @thankgoodnessfoods

Egg ’n Shoulders
Beignets, fresh sourdough (and sourdough starter), pasta meals and pantry staples like rusks, marmalade and homegrown tomato sauce. Free delivery in Cape Town. Order via email at eggandshoulders@gmail.com or Instagram DM. No cash.
Keep up to date: @eggnshoulders

The Shop
Open for dine in (alcohol served till 6pm) and take-aways serving bistro-style food. At home heat and eat meals to be collected with a drive-by or quick pop in. Meals will be posted on Instagram daily to order by 12pm for 5pm collection.
Corner of Three Anchor Bay and Main Road, Three Anchor Bay.
083 782 5240
Keep up to date: @theshopseapoint

Table Seven 
Newly launched heat and eat convenience range with dishes like Greek-style lamb ragu, cauliflower and goat’s cheese galettes, octopus and fior de latte casserole. Menu changes weekly. Collection in Salt River or delivery in Cape Town. To place orders: Katie  – 079 286 1811 or katie@tableseven.co.za, Luke  – 082 588 7804 or luke@tableseven.co.za
Keep up to date: @table.seven_ct

Reverie
Serving a home menu with dishes like roasted chicken and chickpeas and Asian-style rice noodles with crispy Karoo lamb. Pre-order by Wednesdays for collection on Fridays in Obs. Bring your own containers.
226A Lower Main Road, Observatory
info@reverie.capetown | 021 447 3219
Keep up to date: @reveriecapetown

Seed & Circus 
Dine in is open but quick contactless pick up service is encouraged for fresh dishes like roast vegetables, salads, Asian slaw and falafel. Opening later than usual (8:30am for coffee / 9am for breakfast) in order to get staff to work safely. Delivery coming soon. No cash. Order over the phone or via WhatsApp on 0637768662.
Keep up to date: @seedandcircus

Chef Wadia 
Weekly Halaal menus for home delivery in Goodwood, Plattekloof, Monte Vista and surrounds or collection in Tygerdal before 5pm. See the latest menus here for dishes like lamb chops in tomato chilli chutney with brown rice and grilled lemon pepper fish of the day. Order through this form.
+27728843006
Info@chefwadia.co.za
Keep up to date: @chefwadia

Saffron Eatery 
Delivering Halaal meals between 5pm and 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday like free range butter chicken, free range lamb curry, dhal and potato curry and samoosas. Call or WhatsApp Laiqah on 0823555312.
Keep up to date: @saffron.eatery

Wild – Plant-based Alchemy 
Still serving their falafel salads and wraps from NUDE FOODS’ Vegan Caravan of Love outdoor cafe at 5 Constitution Street. Open Tuesday – Friday from 11am – 3.15pm.
Keep up to date: @wildplantbasedalchemy

Home Bao
Delivering bite-sized happiness to your home. Tina at Home Bao is doing free no contact delivery for all orders to satisfy any of your dumpling cravings. Visit the Home Bao online store to make your orders. Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm.
Keep up to date: @home.bao

Cream of the crop
@mariavzyl is doing home deliveries for all your cultured butter, salted or unsalted needs, just send her a DM. She has a vegan option too, head over to @plantbuttah and order by sending a DM.
Keep up to date: @mariavzyl

Food Maker Merchant
Making delicious home made frozen meals for delivery available to you as well as collaborations with other business owners to add to your order. Contact Ammy via foodmaker.merchant@gmail.com or 082 655 0606 or have a look at Food Maker Merchant online.
Keep up to date: @foodmakermerchant

Sans Community
Supports local regenerative farmers and believes in the resilience of localised food systems. Sans is offering a pick up service all you need to do is call 021 205 4555 to order their organic produce, ethically sourced dairy and meat, naturally fermented sourdough and a select of dry foods.
Keep up to date: @sanscommunity

Food by Sonja
Making hearty soups by the litre and has stock of essential grocery items to add to your order for collection. Contact her on 021 671 1958 and have a look @foodbysonja for more information.
Keep up to date: @foodbysonja

Pure Good SA
Head over to the website to see their amazing work in making frozen and fresh meals available for you to collect from Monday to Friday between 11h00 and 16h00. Supporting and partnering up with Umthunzi farming community for organic and fresh produce that Pure Good uses for every meal made.
Keep up to date: @puregoodsa

The Table at De Meye
This duo in Stellenbosch are staying open as long as possible with measures in place. Support The Table at De Meye and their amazing farm to table reality that celebrates food and wine so beautifully. They are putting wholesome and organic veggie boxes together for collection. Get in contact by messaging 072 696 0530 or DM.
Keep up to date: @thetable_demeye

Jessy’s Waffles
Jessy’s vegan and gluten free waffle creation is still available for you to order on MrD, and you can call for collection. Precautionary measures have been put into place and collection is only available from the Dunkley Square branch.
Keep up to date: @jessyswaffles

Crumb Cakes
Anmar at Crumb Cakes are on board to safely produce their specialised and occasional cakes. Contact cakeme@crumbcakes.co.za for more information.
Keep up to date: @crumbcakessa

French Market
Find the French Market at Gardens Centre, La Cremerie for everything French. The ladies have stocked up on items for you, from fresh croissants, fruit and veg to pantry items. You are able to preorder for collection just contact Suzanne and Nicky.
Keep up to date: @frenchmarketct

The Counter
Meg and Ian are making their simple and delicious meals as well as confectionaries are available for you to order. It is important to mention the precautionary measure the team has out in place with strict sanitising and the same goes for the courier service. All you need to do is pop them an email on eat@thecounter.co.za.
Keep up to date: @the_counter

Grumpy and Runt 
Are staying indoors and have everything available for you on Uber Eats, donuts, bagels, sandwiches and baguettes. But also fresh fruit and veg in support of suppliers, these boxes can be ordered for collection. You can message 076 677 5979 or email grumpyandrunt@gmail.com.
Keep up to date: @grumpyandrunt

Guyalls Kitchen & Deli 
Is offering frozen meals delivered to your door. Have a look at the weekly menu and options available online, all in the effort to help you stay at home.
Keep up to date: @guyallskitchen

Cheese Gourmet 
Are taking extra precaution and want to make sure that you don’t go without cheese. So all you need to do is email sacheese@gmail.com don’t forget to ask about delivery options.
Keep up to date: On Facebook

Randles & Son
Husband and Wife team have created a platform for a meal prep service all in support of small businesses, from their supplies to meals. Have a look at the Menus available and contact them through instagram.
Keep up to date: @randlesandson

JOBURG

Lexi’s Healthy Eatery 
Serving freezer meals for delivery or collection on Fridays. Email yelena@lexiseatery.com or WhatsApp 0727530621 to order dishes like vegetable korma, chickpea quinoa ragu and shepherd’s pie in servings of 1, 2 or 4. All meals are vegan, refined sugar-free and gluten-free. See more information about delivery, collection and payment.
Keep up to date: @lexiseatery

Brik Café 
Newly launched ingredients boxes to support small, local suppliers for collection in Rosebank or next-day delivery within Joburg. The Brik box includes items like milk, sourdough, eggs, butter, cheese, seasonal fruit and veg and pulled beef brisket. There are also vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. To order WhatsApp 0715093131, email hello@brikcafe.co.za or Instagram DM. Dine in service is still open.
16 Baker St, Rosebank
Keep up to date: @brik_cafe

Spilt Milk 
Dine in and takeaways still open. Donate here to support their staff.
1 7th St, Melville
010 593 7979
Keep up to date: @__spiltmilk__

The Leopard 
The Leopard has an online shop where you can order starters like soups and salads; mains like Italian meatballs, Moroccan stew or peri-peri quail; and desserts like apple and pear crumble and milk tart. They also sell pantry staples and most importantly: wine! Delivery or pick up from their two stores at 44 Stanley and Rand Steam. Order online here.
Keep up to date: @the_leopard_jhb

Yococo 
Doing deliveries of vegan ice-cream in flavours that range from chocolate, caramel and stracciatella to hibiscus cinnamon. Email info@yococo.co.za or Instagram DM to order. 
Keep up to date: @the_yococo

Organic Kitchen Gardens 
Landscape designer and edible garden consultant Joy Phala is doing Instagram Live Garden Tea Parties where she shares knowledge for home gardeners. The latest was about immune boosters in an African kitchen garden. 
Keep up to date: @organickitchengardens

The Nest Space
The holistic, zero-waste grocer and cafe  is making fresh veggies, frozen meals, groceries and household supplies available for sale online with deliveries and contained pickups happening every Saturday 9am-noon.
Keep up to date: @thenestspaceza

Crisp Meals 
Delivery in Pretoria, Gauteng and Vereeniging to your door. Giving you the option to order frozen meals, smoothies and guilt free snacks online. Just head online and follow the steps.
Keep up to date: @crispmealssa

A shoutout to our allies

Publik x Friends
Wine retailer, Publik, has partnered with other local brands such as Jason Bakery, Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, Deluxe Coffeeworks and Jack Black to deliver other items along with wine.
Find more details here.
Keep up to date: @publikwine

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