Anyone else finding themselves slightly obsessing about food during the lockdown? Whether it’s trying to source a bag of flour, manically searching online for a local milkman, spending hours attempting to get a supermarket delivery slot or just finding yourself staring mindlessly into the fridge/cupboard several times an hour, we’ve certainly got food on the brain (and ever-expanding hips and belly, unfortunately).
Here’s some good food news if you’re bored of eating endless bowls of pasta (and if so, well done for actually tracking some down) or just fancy eating something that someone else has cooked: there are some fab businesses in York that will deliver their delicious homemade creations to your door.
Here’s a selection of places that – at the time of writing – can provide you with everything from hearty, homecooked dinners to epic cupcakes, brilliant brownies and amazing loaves of bread. Delivery areas and details vary, so get in touch with them for information. We’ve included a couple of places who will deliver general groceries and fruit and veg too, in case you need to stock up. They’re all York-based businesses who would love our support at this tricky time – tuck in!
Wine and more from Pairings
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Choose from an amazing array of wine from across the world, Yorkshire and Spanish deli platters, olives, pork pies, Spanish pork scratchings and a whole range of cheese.
Afternoon tea from Brew & Brownie
What’s on the menu – This is a new service from Brew & Brownie, launching soon, and it’s bound to be popular. Finger sandwiches on local bread, scones, cakes and more are included. Book early if you’re interested.
MORE INFO – Visit the Brew & Brownie Facebook page
Le Cochon Aveugle
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – A date night treat, you’ll get 3 courses for two people and a bottle of red or white wine for £45. Each meal is fully cooked, prepared and chilled, you’ll just need to reheat it. Delivery/collection is free.
MORE INFO – Visit the Cochon Aveugle website
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Handmade, sustainably grown chocolate treats, with something for all the family. Choose from flavour infused chocolate bars, real drinking chocolate flakes, chocolate buttons, children’s lollies and more. Free delivery within York for orders over £10.
MORE INFO – Visit the Choc Affair website
Pizza from The Dough Box
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Delicious homecooked pizzas, from a classic margherita to meat feast, spicy beef, vegetarian and even kiev pizza! A kids’ menu is available too.
MORE INFO – Visit The Dough Box website
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Beef & stout stew, African sweet potato and peanut stew, oreo cupcakes, chai-spiced banoffee mini loaves, mini jammy dodger cupcakes.
MORE INFO – Visit the Cakegirl Facebook page
Brew & Brownie
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Chocolate survival box! Brownies, millionaire’s shortbread and rocky road
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – A selection of bread and cake, including white cob, large granary, hot cross buns, chocolate brownies, sourdough bread.
Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Cases of delicious apple and pear juice pressed in the Yorkshire Wolds. It has a long shelf life, in the unlikely event that you don’t drink it all during the lockdown.
MORE INFO – Visit the Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice website
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Delicious breakfast/brunch treats, including almond croissants, cinnamon buns and pain au chocolat.
MORE INFO – Follow Flori on Instagram and email your order in (email@example.com).
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Sweet treats galore, including chocolate brownies, cheesecake-filled Easter eggs, free-from products and cupcakes.
MORE INFO – Visit the Milliefox Cakes website
YUZU Street Food
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Chicken katsu, Korean pulled pork bao, vegan Korean fried chicken bao, tofu katsu.
MORE INFO – Visit the YUZU Street Food Facebook page
The Hairy Fig
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Storecupboard essentials and delicatessen treats like coffee beans, oils and olives.
MORE INFO – Visit The Hairy Fig Facebook page.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Creme Egg cupcakes, celebration birthday cakes, special Easter cupcakes.
MORE INFO – Visit the Crumbs Cupcakery Facebook page for more details
The Whippet Inn
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Friday night pies, poke bowls packed with superfoods and Sunday roasts!
Millie’s Fruit & Veg
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Fruit and veg galore, pasta, flour, nuts and more from this Bishy Road store, delivered to your door. They do pre-made veg boxes too.
MORE INFO – Visit the Millie’s website for more information and to order.
Miller Food Service
WHAT’S ON THE MENU – Storecupboard essentials in bulk, from chopped tomatoes to flour, pasta, rice, snacks, ice cream and much more. They now offer delivery to the general public.