With the coronavirus outbreak ongoing, supermarket delivery services are experiencing high levels of demand. It's worth regularly checking back on the following retailers:
|Tesco||Customers are limited to a maximum of 5 of the following items: UHT milks, dried pasta, some tinned vegetables and antibacterial products.|
|Sainsburys||Limiting customers to only buying 3 of any single item. The elderly and vulnerable groups have priority for online delivery slots.|
|Aldi||Customers are limited to buying 4 of any single item|
|Co-op||Currently, Co-op customers can only order a maximum of 20 products to ease delivery demand.|
|Morrisons||Expanding online ordering system to meet demand|
|Asda||Up to three of any one product - queue online to book a delivery slot|
|Iceland||Delivery availability depends on your postcode.|
|Waitrose||Booking delivery slots is currently unavailable while Waitrose meet demand.|
|Ocado||The virtual queuing system gives you an indicator of the waiting time.|
|Milk and More||Beyond dairy products, Milk and More stock fresh foods, bakery products, household and cupboard essentials.|
|Savona||Kidlington-based food wholesaler Savona is now also serving individual customers - you can browse their website as a guest and ring 01865 852010.|
Taxi service Royal Cars Oxford are also offering to pick up online shopping for those in self-isolation, with free delivery for over-65s. Call 01865 777 333 to arrange a pick up.
If you're looking for particular items, it might be worth trying local, independently-run stores and grocers, where people are less likely to bring cars and stock up. For specific goods, the following businesses and producers also offer delivery, though generally keep to smaller delivery areas. In addition to the list below, Oxford City Council have made an extensive list of the businesses that are operating online - you can find that here.
|Bonners||The website of Covered Market grocers Bonners' has up-to-date pricing and you can call 01865 682471 to order. Deliveries are available within the ring road.|
|Produce Warriors||Delivering fruit, veg, herbs, dairy and bakery goods to Banbury, Brackley and Bicester. Check their Facebook page for the Home Delivery product list.|
|M. Feller and Daughter||Covered Market butcher operating local deliveries, free for orders over £15. Phone 01865 251164 or Email [email protected]|
|Aldens Meatmaster||Osney butcher now offers click and collect, and can deliver to OX1/OX2/OX3/OX4/OX5 postcodes|
|Organic Deli Café||The wholefoods arm of this central Oxford café are offering a 20% discount on grocery delivery boxes through Deliveroo. You can also email orders to [email protected] or phone 07963 998982 and be sent an invoice to pay by card.|
|Ten Mile Menu||Fresh fruit and veg boxes. Very limited availability, with priority going to those who are self-isolating, vulnerable groups and key workers. More details here.|
|Tolhurst Organic||Fresh fruit and vegetables, Thursday deliveries to Reading, Pangbourne, Wallingford, and Oxford. Very limited availability - orders are processed on Tuesdays and Tolhurst will contact you if they can fulfil your order.|
|Branca Deli||Branca Deli is open for trade as normal, and also offers contactless delivery to Jericho and North Oxford between 5 and 6pm Mon - Sat. Order and pay by phoning 01865 553748, and see their Facebook page for a stock list|
|Cherwell Boathouse||Cherwell Boathouse are trialling a community grocery shop to alleviate pressure on supermarkets. This will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays with collection from the Boathouse. You can find more information and request and order form here.|
|Talking Shop||A brilliant community initiative in Sandford-on-Thames, the Talking Shop is open operating a one-in-one-out policy and is also running a "Walking Shop", delivering to local residents. For opening hours and the order process, see here. here.|
|Gatineau||Gatineau can deliver bread and pastries to the North Oxford area - order 3 days in advance - more information here.|
|Mayfield Eggs||Delivery of fresh eggs to the Oxford and Witney area. Not currently accepting new customers but this is changing daily. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date info.|
|The Oxford Cheese Company||Cheese deliveries to OX1/OX2/OX3/OX4 via Pedal and Post for £3.50, or £6.95 outside those postcodes. Order online, via phone or email, or via Bonners.|
|Wicked Chocolate||The Covered Market chocolaterie are offering a 25% discount on Easter Eggs and free delivery within the city for orders over £30.|
|Happy Cakes||You can order by phone and email from the Summertown-based cupcake kitchen.|
|Team Tea||Free delivery for orders over £20 - bigger bags are good for stockpiling.|
|The Missing Bean||Coffee from this Magdalen Road artisan roastery can also be ordered online, with free delivery within Oxford.|
|Jericho Coffee Traders||Orders are available from the online shop. Use the code HOMEBREWING2020 at checkout to receive 10% off.|
|Routes||Another Oxford-based coffee roaster with an online arm.|
|Cardews of Oxford||Oxford's oldest distributor of coffees and teas can still fulfil orders from its warehouse - order online or by phone.|
|Colombia Coffee Roasters||Colombia Coffee Roasters have closed their Covered Market and Summertown cafés, but you can still buy their coffee online.|
Since the announcement stating that the majority of non-essential businesses should close, many restaurants that were offering a delivery service on a temporary basis have now closed completely, while others are still trying to establish if they can operate. We are keeping an eye on what is available and will be adding restaurants who are still offering takeaway to this page.
The Anchor in Jericho will be offering a takeaway service at lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Saturday, until instructed otherwise. Check out the takeaway menu and order over the phone on 01865 510 282.
Signature Curry, regulars at Gloucester Green Market, are offering their authentic home-cooked curries for delivery too. They've got a variety of tasty-sounding curries (all gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free) available with multiple evening delivery slots. Curries are delivered chilled and can be frozen. Check the Facebook page and phone 07955 030245 to order. Your location may affect delivery availability and minimum spend - you can message them for more details!
Kidlington's Roll With Me Sushi are taking takeaway orders for Saturday evenings. See their Facebook page for a menu, email your order to [email protected] and you will receive a confirmation with details of the payment process.
All the usual takeaway delivery apps are also still in operation, but with much more limited availability than normal. Notably, through Deliveroo you can order basics from smaller, local stores and wine from Majestic and Oxford Bottle Shop, as well as hot food from a small array of local restaurants. Just Eat has pizza, kebabs and other fast food available, while Uber Eats seems to have the most limited range - natural fast food chain Leon is still available.
Beer, Wine and Spirits
Cotswold Brew Co., based in Bourton-on-the-Water, are offering a lager home delivery service within a 35-mile radius of the brewery, which covers most of Oxfordshire and includes towns in South Oxon such as Wallingford and Didcot. Customers can order directly from the website, and delivery will be contactless - drivers will make you aware that your delivery has arrived before leaving it in a safe place on your premises to pick up. Those who fall outside the radius can purchase Cotswold Brew Co.'s lagers from online retailer Flavourly, with free delivery on all orders.
You can still order beers from craft beer microbrewery Church Hanbrewery. They are delivering for free in Oxford from Teardrop, their concept shop and bar in the Covered Market. You can order by email, message, or phone 01993886603 or 01865244407. All their beers are currently available, as are draft beer growlers.
Grape Minds deliver wine free of charge, usually in quantities of 6+ bottles, but they can process smaller orders too. Get in touch via the contact form on their website, by ringing them on 01865 661749 or email [email protected]. Native Feasts are delivering mixed cases of natural wine on Fridays, within a 12-mile radius of Thame. Cases are either 3 or 6 bottles, and you can have red or white or both.
Another wine merchant offering delivery is The Oxford Wine Company - you can purchase online or order by phoning 01865 301144. Please be aware that delivery times will be longer than normal, due to a high number of orders and fewer staff.
Eynsham Cellars are offering free delivery around Eynsham and Witney (OX28 and 0X29). Elsewhere, it's free delivery on orders over £90. Order online or by phoning 01865 884405.
Those after something stronger can get free home delivery on spirits from The Oxford Artisan Distillery.
The Keep are now taking orders for deliveries for Wallingford-based customers. These will be bike-based deliveries and you may even be lucky enough to spot one of them dressed as a flamingo.
Pedal and Post are an excellent eco-courier service for sending parcels and boxes around Oxford. As a delivery service, Pedal and Post count as key workers, and will still be operating from Tuesday 24th March onwards.
Pharmacies and Prescription Delivery
A number of pharmacies have delivery services, including Oxford e-Pharmacy, which is based on Magdalen Road, Cowley Pharmacy (free delivery), and Oxford Online Pharmacy (standard delivery £2.95). Lloyds Pharmacy deliver through their Echo service, which is currently experiencing a high level of demand, while you can also order prescription deliveries online through Well and Boots.