Independent food businesses that are operating during lockdown

While the lockdown is necessary to ensure public safety against COVID-19, the effects of this could be very severe for the restaurant industry in South Africa. As all non-essential services have been suspended, there’s been an incredible wave of innovation from some businesses across the country as they re-position their offerings as food suppliers and apply for permits to remain open. 

In an effort to support independently-owned food businesses operating during lockdown, we have compiled a list of businesses on our radar. As a nod to our FOOD XX sisters, we have marked all women-owned businesses with an asterisk.

This is a working list, one that is being constantly updated so if you know of someone not on here, please get in touch for us to add to our list, especially in the Gauteng and KZN areas.

CPT

Abalobi Fisheries
This small-scale fishery is doing a #stayathome delivery around the CBD and Southern Suburbs. Download their app and follow them online for all the information you need.
Keep up to date: @abalobi_app

Atlas Trading Company
The store is open as well as delivery options, have a look online for all their products available.
Keep up to date: @atlastradingcompany

Buy Fresh Online
Is offering daily deliveries in Cape Town and to certain extended areas, during the week if you order before 10am on Monday to Saturday. Have a look online for more details and to see what is on offer.
Keep up to date: @buyfresh.co.za

Bill Riley & Co
Click here to place an order for delivery (to your door) in three easy steps. Choose from their delivery menu here.
Keep up to date: @billrileymeat

Caught Online
Is doing daily deliveries of seafood to Cape Town and surrounding suburbs from Monday to Friday, as well as weekly deliveries to Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Paarl, Somerset West, Strand, Franschoek, Simon’s Town, Stellenbosch and surrounding areas. Look here to see what seafood products are available.
Keep up to date: @caught_online

*Ché Gourmet
Offers free nationwide delivery of their immune-boosting fermented foods, like kimchi, follow Che Gourmet online to watch their fermentation and kimchi workshops. Call or email Ché for more information on 072 125 1804 and info@chegourmet.co.za
Keep up to date: @chegourmet

Cool Bananas: the Vegologists 
Get your fresh produce order in now for delivery between 12-4pm daily. They have streamlined the process entirely: click here and proceed straight to checkout.
Keep up to date: @cool_bananas_the_vegologists

Coffee Notes SA
Is an online coffee store, with an easy-to-navigate ordering system.
Keep up to date: @coffeenotes_sa

Daily Dietitian
Is delivering fresh produce, staples, and handy dinner club kits. The kits are in short supply, so get your order in as soon as you can.
Keep up to date: @dailydietitian

Daily Dish
If you’re running out of dinner inspiration, head over to Daily Dish. They delivering meal kits every Monday made with farm fresh ingredients.
Keep up to date: @dailydish_sa

Doorstep Dairyman 
Delivering dairy to you door, shop here to add to your cart and checkout.
Keep up to date: Doorstep Dairyman

*Dalebrook Café
Kalk bay local, Dalebrook Cafe has you sorted with deliveries and an open store stocked with groceries. The store is open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 2pm. Check online for more information or contact Charmaine on 083 234 0178.
Keep up to date: @dalebrookcafe

Deluxe Coffee Works
The coffee specialists are also delivering. Place your order here for Deluxe coffee beans.
Keep up to date: @deluxecoffeeworks

*Egg ‘n Shoulders
Is making their next delivery available on the 27th and 29th of April. Have a look at the menu and email eggandshoulders@gmail.com or Dm on instagram for your orders
Keep up to date: @eggnshoulders

Fish4Africa
Support our fishermen by supporting Fish4Africa. Their Woodstock, Montevista, and Strand stores are open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, Saturday 8am – 2pm, Sunday closed. Their stock is also available at Spar branches, have a look here for more information.
Keep up to date: @fish4africa

FoodFlow
Are continuing with orders and deliveries during lockdown, support your local farms by getting in contact with foodflowza to get your harvest bag of fruit and veg.
Keep up to date: @foodflowza

Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants
The Gardens Centre branch, Woodstock branch, Palmyra branches are staying open during lockdown for you to stock up as well as offering home deliveries, go online here to order.
Keep up to date: @frankiefennermeatmerchants

Fresch online
Is doing delivery during the lockdown, have a look online to see what they have on offer.
Keep up to date: @freschonline

Frut Sa
Stock up on smoothie and health ingredients to keep your immunity up. Have a look here to shop and where they’re delivering within Cape Town.
Keep up to date: @frut.sa

Giovanni’s Deli world
Is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday for ready-made meals and groceries.
Keep up to date:@giovannisdeliworld

Granadilla Swim 
They’re promising to “immune-boosting goodness to your doorstep”, as well as fresh pasta, colourful veggie boxes, fresh Woodstock sourdough and Sunn kombucha. The boxes are available for you to order online with a 1-2 day delivery time. Have a look on Granadilla Swim for more information.
Keep up to date: @granadilla.eats

Grafted Organics 
For all things organic, order online. They’re delivering to the Northern suburbs and West Coast areas on Wednesdays and Southern suburbs and the city bowl on Thursdays.
Keep up to date: Grafted Organic

*Grumpy and Runt
Are open for groceries, deli and sandwich deliveries from Tuesday 7 April. Have a look online to see all the delicious goods they have to offer. 
Keep up to date: @grumpyandrunt

Honest Artisan Chocolate 
Click here for outlets on where to access Honest Chocolate and here for their newly-launched online shop. Note that @honestchocolate are predominately Cape Town-based.
Keep up to date: @honestchocolate

*Home Bao
Lockdown delivery is available, simply shop online and place your order for delicious bao at home.
Keep up to date: @home.bao

Italian Deli Online 
Is supplying premium Italian goods directly to you during lockdown. Browse online to see what is available, for everything from items for that special occasion to deli essentials.
Keep up to date: @italiandelionline

Jason Bakery 
Jason Bakery is selling limited quantities of their baked goods, granola, hot chocolate and rusks. There are also a few survival packs to choose from have a look and get your orders in here.
Keep up to date:@jasonbakery

La Cuccina
Is preparing weekly meals for you to order, including vegetarian and vegan options. Have a look here to see what they are about and communicate via cell 021 790 8008 or email orders@lacuccina.co.za.
Keep up to date: @lacuccina_capetown

Lekke Fresh
Supplying the Somerset West and Stellenbosch communities with fresh farm groceries delivered straight to your door. Have a look at their produce online and order in.
Keep up to date: @lekkefresh

Loaves by Madame Baker 
The humble bakery in Salt River is doing delivery on Wednesdays, have a look at their menu to see what is available, email info@loaves.co.za for more information.
Keep up to date: @loaves_by_madame_baker

Nude Foods
Continue shopping at your plastic-free grocer for essential items. Nude Foods will be open during the week only, from 9am to 4pm. By supporting this grocer you will also be supporting small local farmers and small food businesses.
Keep up to date: @nudefoods.co.za

Ryan Cole
The head chef of Salsify in Cape Town has launched Essentials by Ryan Cole , wholesome ready-made meals to dine in at home or to share with loved ones as well as essentials such fresh bread and extras like aioli.
Keep up to date: @ryancole23

Rosetta Roastery
Shop online for your essential coffee stock-up and Rosetta will deliver to you. For more information, follow them on social media.
Keep up to date: @rosettaroastery

Raw Nutrition 
Order online to get your fresh fruit and veg, eggs, oil and dry goods delivered to your doorstep. There is a 24-48 hour lead time on deliveries.
Keep up to date: @raw_nutritionct

Sans Community 
The doors are still open for you to support the local farmers that supply Sans community, so make your way in store or preorder for quick pick up. Email sans@sanscommunity.com to order, or give them a call on 021 205 4555 for door-to-door delivery if you are in the Atlantic seaboard area.
Keep up to date: @sanscommunity

Schoon
Have freshly-baked bread delivered right to your doorstep, as well as Schoon’s other treats too, like pastries and pantry supplies. Find more information here, about suppliers and delivery areas.
Keep up to date: @schoon.eating

*Sepial’s Kitchen
Is making delicious immune-boosting soups for you to order for delivery. Click here for their order form. This is only available while stocks last, so get your orders in quick.
Keep up to date: @sepialskitchen

*Seed and Circus
Have partnered up with local suppliers and their fresh produce harvest boxes are now available, contact them to see what options they have and follow their partner through this journey @alimentarilocalgrocer
Keep up to date: @seedandcircus 

Some Thyme 
Shop here to have all your fruit and veg produce delivered to you. Some Thyme supplies seasonal fruit, veg, herbs and other produce to keep you nourished.
Keep up to date: @somethyme

Table Seven
Is doing weekly meal deliveries, have a look on their instagram page for the coming week’s new menu posted on Fridays.
Keep up to date: @table.seven_ct

*Terra Madre 
Have produce boxes from Elgin for you to order for Monday deliveries only.
Keep up to date: @terramadre_elgin

Those Who Harvest
You can order on a weekly basis online or via Whatsapp +278 103 11729 for delivery. Those Who Harvest is a small team that puts together veggie boxes, support them by finding out more information and getting in touch.
Keep up to date: @thosewhoharvest

The Bread Bar Café
@francoiszietman the founder of the bread bar supplying a range of breads, pastries and other baked goodies, have a look here for their lockdown menu and to place an order online.
Keep up to date: @thebreadbarcafe

*The Blue Café 
Is staying open for the Tamboerskloof community. Their neighbourhood grocery and fresh home-made goods are available for pick up, pop them an email at laughing@thebluecafe.co.za or call 021 426 0250.
Keep up to date: @bluecafe_

*Theonista Kombucha
Available via Faithful to Nature, Nude Foods, Blue Café, Giovanni’s Deli World, Zetler’ Pharmacy, The Goodstuff Health Shop, Wellness Warehouse, Vredehoek Spar, Sea Point Spar, Sans Community, 24H Engen on Oranj, and Buy Fresh Online.
Theonista is supplying to reachable suppliers that are staying open for you during this lockdown as well as their very own free delivery, make your order on google forms.
Keep up to date: @theonista

Terbodore Coffee Roasters
Online orders remain open, shop here to get your coffee fix during lockdown.
Keep up to date: @terbodorecoffee

The Olive Branch Deli
The Olive Branch Deli in the Lifestyle Centre on Kloof, is open to pick up your essential seasonal and artisan products. Contact the Olive Branch Deli.
Keep up to date:@olivebranchdeli

The Greenhouse Grocer
They’re open from Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 4pm and available for same day delivery on Tuesday to Friday 4:30 pm onwards. The Greenhouse Grocer is based in Kenilworth, have a look online for what is available.
Keep up to date: @thegreenhousegrocer

The Plant Based Collective
Is delivering nation wide right to your door. Have a look here and choose from the two amazing packages the Plant Based Collective has to offer as well as the other premixed and protein options. They specialise in everything gluten free, vegan-friendly and plant-based.
Keep up to date: @theplantbasedcollective

The Pasta Factory
The Pasta Factory is partnering up with @frut.sa for deliveries on frozen pasta, have a look at both pages to see what is for offer.
Keep up to date: @pastafactoryct

Unframed Ice Cream 
Has started a ‘pickup a pint’ club! Look here to find them and text to order via WhatsApp at +2765 913 2009. Pick up times are from 2pm-6pm on Friday, and 2pm-6pm on Saturdays from the Kloof Street location. Orders must be placed before 1pm for same-day collection.
Keep up to date: @lifeunframed

Valota Farming
Holds the core premise of supporting local farmers and small business, you can too by ordering fresh organic vegetables, delivered to your door. Contact 072 504 8519 for more information or email sykariel@gmail.com
Keep up to date: @valotafarming 

*Wild Peacock Fine Food Merchants
Is supplying food essentials. Contact the team on 021 801 3663 or email food@wildpeacock.co.za. There is a 2-day delivery lead time for all deliveries with the western cape. Their products are also available via YuppieChef.
Keep up to date: @wildpeacockproducts

Wild Organics
Shop at Wild Organics for a variety of veg bag options. They have scheduled delivery dates, so make to get your orders in before.
Keep up to date: @wild_organics

Wild Sprout Wholefoods Eatery
This organic grocer is open from Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm,  and are supplying fresh fruit and veg, deli goods, homemade frozen meals, gluten / vegan / free range options, sweet treats, nuts, seeds and fresh breads. Head to their online store to have a look and safely visit them in store.
Keep up to date: @wildsproutcpt

*We Are Food SA
Are putting together essential value packs, including freezer staples in a reusable freezer bag. You can also buy a digital voucher for a friend. Jane and Amy are making deliveries happen in KZN, Gauteng and the Western Cape. Be sure to visit them online, in-store visits are welcome in KZN and Gauteng only.
Keep up to date: @wearefood_sa

*Zest
Owned by a woman duo, Zest Catering has some delicious options to choose from during lockdown. They are doing contactless deliveries to your door (or gate), so place all your orders via their website, deliveries will take place weekly to Cape Town, Somerset West, Grabouw, Kleinmond and Hermanus.
Keep up to date: @zest_catering

4WKS Pods
Have partnered up with some of Cape Town’s favourite coffee brands to create compostable coffee pods for your home. Have a look to see what’s in store and order online here for drop offs.
Keep up to date: @4wks_pods

 

JHB

Braeside Meat Market 
The specialist butchery is offering deliveries of their farm produce and staples. Simply head over to their website   to order from their online shop.
Keep up to date: @braesidemeatmarket

*Crisp Meals SA
Are still delivering in JHB during lockdown, look online or send a message to 064 739 9627 to order their freezer meals, juices and smoothies.
Keep up to date: @crispmealssa

Jackson’s Real Food Market
This health food store is open during lockdown. Deliveries are done via OneCart, or you can place an order via WhatsApp to be ready for pick up. Browse online to see what is available. 
Keep up to date: @jacksons_real_food_market

*Farm Table
This all-natural grocer is operating during lockdown, contact them here. By supporting the Farm Table grocer you will be supporting other small businesses too, so head over and shop in-store safely and responsibly.
Keep up to date: @farmtablegrocer

Fresch online
Is doing delivery during the lockdown, have a look online to see what Fresch has to offer.
Keep up to date: @freschonline

Fresh Earth
Is doing frozen meal deliveries in the Emmarentia area, to find out more regarding delivery in different areas, send a Whatsapp message to +2778 846 1266.
Keep up to date: @fresh_earth

Glory Joburg
Is operating during lockdown, dm them on Instagram for frozen meals and box options, and look out for more announcements during the week to come.
Keep up to date: @gloryjoburg

Honest Artisan Chocolate 
Click here for outlets on where to access Honest chocolate and here for their newly-launched online shop.
Keep up to date: @honestchocolate

La Marina Foods 
Based in JHB, La Marina is making fresh fish and deli goods available, have a look at the online deli page to place your order.
Keep up to date: @lamarinafoods

Mbewu Fresh Produce
Has a variety of farm fresh fruit and veg for you to choose from, available for delivery. Visit them online to make an order.
Keep up to date: MbewuProduce

Momo Baohaus 
Has organised meal kits to be delivered via Uber Eats, have a look here to see what they are all about and to contact them for more information.
Keep up to date: @momo_baohaus

Publik 
Publik wine bar has now transformed itself into a deli, you are bale to get produce boxes, meats, cheeses and coffee, have a look at their Deli Menu for same day delivery if order is placed before 11am.
Keep up to date: @publicwinebarjhb

Pauls Homemade Ice Cream 
Essential boxes are now being delivered, look here to see what’s available.
Keep up to date: @paulshomemadeicecream

The Refillery
Is open from 9-5 from Monday to Friday during lockdown for you to stock up on essential pantry needs. Shop here for delivery.
Keep up to date: @therefillerysa

*The Leopard
Is still delivering during this lockdown period, order for pick up in-store or for home delivery. See what options are on the menu here and WhatsApp 074 101 3612 for food orders and queries.
Keep up to date: @the_leopard_jhb

*We Are Modern Traditions
Is packaging up some nutritional lockdown packages available for you to order, have a look here to see what is on offer. We recommend trying @malies_ice_cream and anything else that @drtracynelwamondo has on offer.
Keep up to date: @wearemoderntraditions

*We Are Food SA
Are putting together essential value packs, including freezer staples in a reusable freezer bag and you can also buy a digital voucher for a friend. Jane and Amy are making delivering happen in KZN, Gauteng and WC. Be sure to visit them online, in-store visits are welcome in KZN and Gauteng only.
Keep up to date: @wearefood_sa

Yuppiechef 
Have a look here for the list of essential goods that YuppieChef has made available for delivery nationwide, from pantry essentials to snacks and treats.
Keep up to date: @yuppiechef


KZN

Green Camp Gallery Project
Are offering home deliveries of organic produce, available in Glenwood / Morningside on Fridays and Hillcrest / Bothas Hill on Saturdays. Get your fresh harvest delivered to you door by contacting +27 71 907 9996 or visit online for more information.
Keep up to date: @greencampgalleryproject

*We Are Food SA
Are putting together essential value packs, including freezer staples in a reusable freezer bag and you can also buy a digital voucher for a friend. Jane and Amy are making delivering happen in KZN, Gauteng and WC. Be sure to visit them online, in-store visits are welcome in KZN and Gauteng only.
Keep up to date: @wearefood_sa

NATIONWIDE DELIVERY

BOS ICE TEA
For free delivery straight to your door, have a look online to see the new and exciting immunity-boosting products recently released and available to order.
Keep up to date: @bosworld

Cheaky Co.
Is open during the lockdown and is dispatching online orders for nationwide delivery, shop online here to continue your orbsession!
Keep up to date: @cheakyco

Father Coffee
Are still roasting their beans and packaging them up for nationwide delivery, just have a look here to see what they are all about and to make your orders.
Keep up to date: @father_coffee

Herbivore Earth Foods 
Is doing Nationwide delivery with free shipping on orders over R400. All other orders are a flat rate of R100. Stay home, stay safe, get your Herbivore goodies delivered to your door. These goods are definitely worth a try, so go ahead and order here.
Keep up to date: @herbivore_earthfoods

UCOOK
Is continuing delivery as per normal with precautionary measures in place, specifically in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Make sure to check your area before you order. Have a look at their meal kits and menu here.
Keep up to date: @ucooksa

*Ma Mére Confections
Ma Mére is delivering just in time for Easter and for you to stock up for that recurring sweet tooth, visit the shop here and get your orders in before this weeks dispatch on Thursday and next week before Wednesday dispatch.
Keep up to date: @mamereconfections

*Mama Macs Bakery
Are based in Ceres in the Western Cape but are delivering nationally. Their offerings include homemade snacks, rusks and biscuits all made with love. Check out the product menu and order via their online shop.
Keep up to date: @mamamacsbakery

Nanuki Chocolate 
Shop online at www.nanuki.co.za for a no-contact delivery of their sweet treats. They’ve also got Easter specials on at the moment.
Keep up to date: @nanukichocolate

OKJA
Has made a map for you to find suppliers of their delicious oat milk during lockdown.
Keep up to date: @olaokja

*Simply Granola
Is doing delivery for all you granola cravings during lockdown. Shop here for nationwide delivery.
Keep up to date: @simplygranola

Yuppiechef 
Check out the list of essential goods that YuppieChef has made available for delivery nationwide, from pantry essentials to snacks and treats.
Keep up to date: @yuppiechef

1701 Brand
Is offering nationwide delivery on their confectionary and nougat. Shop here for an Easter treat during the long weekend or deliver to your friend and family as a surprise.
Keep up to date: @1701brand

 

 

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