Shop Local and Home Delivery in Aberdeen/shire during Covid 19 lockdown

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

We're in the midst of strange times at the moment and one of the things that has become apparent is how well local producers and food businesses across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have stepped up to the mark to offer delivery and collection services.

To try and help folk track down what's available in the area I created a post on my Facebook  page with a list of local businesses selling and delivering groceries etc  This grew arms and legs and escalated in size and sale very quickly. Facebook only allows you to tag up to 50 pages in a post so I had to include lots of unclickable links. My initial list was based on geography and as the situation developed and lockdown commenced it became apparent that may not be the best classification and that the facebook post despite being seen by thousands and shared by hundreds was somewhat unwieldy.


Cue this new blog post where I've compiled an updated list by category of foodstuff of where in Aberdeen/shire you can shop local for your groceries and/or have them delivered. This list is for groceries only not take away or cakes/sweets etc (with the exception of afternoon teas as folk keep messaging me about that) In current circumstances this list is ever changing and is by no means comprehensive. There will be errors, there will be omissions and for that I can only apologies. I'm doing this entirely off my own bat just to try and support local businesses and help both them and those of us who are doing the right thing by social distancing, isolating or shielding.


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Those marked SHOP still have a physical shop open that you can visit, please bare in mind that hours of opening may be different to the norm and measures will be in place to ensure social distancing. If you or members of your household are presenting any Covid-19 symptoms you should stay at home and not visit. Current medical advice at https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

Some of the businesses below many not be familiar names as they usually sell only to wholesale customers such as restaurants and cafes etc. With this market now virtually gone they have opened up to the general public. 


Please be kind, patient and appreciative of what all of the local producers and food businesses are trying to do. It's a very steep learning curve for all of us at the moment and there are inevitably going to be mistakes, teething troubles and such like. Rest assured everyone single of ofe these shops, producers, retailers is trying their very best in these strange times.

We won’t all always be under lockdown, so wouldn’t it be great to continue this local support and direct connection with talented food and drink producers from here on out? Can we all make a pact?


Please stay safe and stay at home. 
If you can, shop local and support small.



BUTCHERS

ABERDEEN

ABERDEENSHIRE




BAKERS



FRUIT & VEG BOXES
ZERO WASTE SHOPS

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN


FARM SHOPS & GENERAL STORES

COFFEE & TEA



DAIRY & CHEESE
  • Forest Farm - The Organic Dairy, Kinellar - SHOP
  • The Devenick Dairy, Banchory Devenick - click and collect or delivery to Portlethen, Cove and Newtonhill
  • Gourmet Cheese Co Rosemount, Aberdeen - phone/email orders for collection, delivery to vulnerable customers
  • Invercamey Dairy - milk home delivery to built up areas of Woodhead, Fyvie, Rothie, Turriff, Banff, Macduff, Oldmeldrum, Newmacher, Inverurie and Kemnay



ICE CREAM



BOOZE DELIVERY



AFTERNOON TEA

Aberdeen


Aberdeenshire







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5 comments

  1. You’re so kind to compile this for your neighbors and all of the small shops/farms who’re having to learn a new way of business. Be well!

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  2. Thank you, thank you! Beyond grateful that you shared this.

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  3. Thank you, this is a very handy compilation. O'Caykx (based in Schoolhill, Aberdeen) is also doing cake deliveries, but it's only on Thursdays

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  4. Thank you so much for this list

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  5. I recently discovered this online indian grocery store, it's pretty cool, check it out https://www.zogby.com/indian-grocery-store/

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