As coronavirus continues to spread Brits are being told to stay at home and only go out for a very limited number of reasons.
One of those reasons is to go to shop for “basic necessities, as infrequently as possible”.
But supermarket shelves are still looking increasingly bare, and many are opting for online supermarket delivery services, such as Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
As the demand for online supermarket delivery surges, it can be hard to get a delivery slot booked in.
Here we have compiled a list of alternatives so you can get fresh food straight to your door with no stress.
Note: Some of these companies are unable to take on new customers currently, but there are options to sign up to be alerted as soon as they are.
Eversfield is a family-run food business, which has been delivering high quality organic and grass fed meat and vegetables to homes since 2004.
You can still order off its website, but it is unable to take orders over the phone.
It has also altered its services to cater for the high demand, including a minimum spend of £40.
Mindful Chef is a healthy focused food delivery service that delivers seven days a week nationwide.
Founders Myles and Gyles said on its website: “At this point in time, COVID-19 hasn’t had an impact on the service we provide you.”
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Which means you can still order 100% gluten and dairy-free boxes, with vegan options.
Abel & Cole
Abel & Cole delivers boxes of organic fruit and veg, as well as bread, milk, meat and more to homes across the country.
Due to the “unprecedented level of demand”, Abel & Cole is only allowing existing customers to access the site.
However, they are “working really hard behind the scenes to keep up with the demand” and they are “hoping this will change very soon”.
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AmazonFresh is a service for Prime members to have their groceries delivered within a specific delivery window, on same-day or next-day service.
This is if they spend over £40 on their groceries.
Due to the increased demand, you may need to keep an eye on the Amazon website for delivery slots to free up.
On the Amazon website it currently says: “Inventory and delivery may temporarily be unavailable due to increased demand.
“Order modifications currently unavailable.”
Hello Fresh is the UK’s largest recipe box company, sending you recipes and all the fresh ingredients you need to cook them.
The company has been “working closely with our suppliers to make sure we have plenty of ingredients available for our customers”.
Hello Fresh CEO, Laurent Guillemain, said: “We’re in constant conversation with our courier partners to ensure your deliveries remain reliable and consistent.
“As a reminder, your boxes can be delivered straight to your front door or safe location chosen by you.”
Gousto is also a recipe box company, which sends fresh ingredients straight to your door.
The only way you will be able to order with Gousto at the moment is if you are an existing customer.
On its website, it says: “Due to the coronavirus situation, we are currently experiencing extremely high demand. Because of this, we have taken the tough decision to stop accepting orders from new customers at this time.”
However, you can leave your details on the website, and they will be in touch when they can take on new customers.
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