January 2021: We're updating this information as quickly as we can, however we currently have a much smaller team than last time around, so please bear with us! if you have updated details about your business' delivery/takeaway/click&collect services, please do email us. On this page you can find out which local businesses are offering which options for groceries, hot food, deli treats, alcohol and pharmacy items. See our Open in Oxford page for information on other services.
This list is a work-in-progress, so please get in touch if there's anything missing - phone 01865 241133 or email [email protected]
At supermarkets there is still high demand for delivery and click&collect slots and some restrictions on overall numbers of items that can be purchased, so it is worth checking well ahead of time - though please try and refrain from stockpiling! It is worth checking with retailers what their current situation is.
The Covered Market’s food traders are classed as essential under the Government’s lockdown rules, and will therefore be open as normal. This includes: Bonners Fruit & Vegetables; Cardews of Oxford (tea & coffee); David John Pies; Go Gym Stuff; iScream Gelateria and Wicked Chocolate; M Feller & Daughter Butchers; Nash’s Bakery; Oxford Cheese Co; Pershore Seafood; Teardrop Bar; The Market Cellar Door. The businesses will be operating a queueing system to allow only a small number of customers into units at once, and face coverings remain compulsory unless you are exempt. Additionally, Bonners' website has up-to-date pricing and you can call 01865 682471 to order (or order online). Deliveries are available within the ring road with next day service for those who order by mid-day (no deliveries on Sunday) - you can add in tasty options from some of Bonners' Covered Market neighbours, too.
Allowing you to get all your independently-produced groceries and treats in one place, Good Sixty has recently launched in Oxford. Their service is an indie answer to supermarket shopping online: they collect together loads of Oxford's independent shops and deliver what you need in a single delivery. Added eco-friendly credentials: deliveries are done by bike, with minimal packaging!Cultivate Oxford is currently accepting new customers for their weekly seasonal boxes.
North Oxfordshire-based Produce Warriors are delivering fruit, veg, herbs, dairy and bakery goods to Banbury, Brackley and Bicester. Check their Facebook page for the Home Delivery product list.
Organic Deli Cafe are now offering a full menu of hot food treats to takeaway or deliver via Deliveroo, as well as their organic groceries pantry. You can also email orders to [email protected] or phone 07963 998982 and be sent an invoice to pay by card. Or drop in!
Hyper-local organic collective Ten Mile Menu deliver fresh fruit and veg boxes. Very limited availability, with priority going to those who are self-isolating, vulnerable groups and key workers.
Tolhurst Organic offer fresh fruit and vegetables, with Thursday deliveries to Reading, Pangbourne, Wallingford, and Oxford. Very limited availability but they are accepting new customers.
While the restaurant is closed, the team at Cherwell Boathouse are once again running the Boathouse Grocers, selling restaurant quality produce so you can recreate a fine dining experience at home. Order by Sunday 8pm for collection/delivery on Tuesday afternoon, or by Wednesday 8pm for collection/delivery on Friday afternoon.
A brilliant community initiative in Sandford-on-Thames, the Talking Shop is open for business as usual - with enhanced measures including visitor number restrictions - and is also running a call& collect service and a "Walking Shop", delivering to local residents on foot. For opening hours and the order process, see their website.
Clickit247 is a new Oxford-based delivery service which started life when the founder volunteered to pick up shopping for vulnerable people at the start of the pandemic. It has since grown into an on-demand grocery service, delivering your shopping within 2 hours of ordering. They are building towards operating 24/7, and current hours are 5.30am-11.30pm, 7 days a week.
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.
Deli Food and Treats
|Barbury Hill||In need of a luxury treat, for yourself or a loved one? Oxfordshire-based entrepreneur Daniel Smith recently established Barbury Hill, to help people discover top-quality independent British producers that can't be found at mainstream retailers. From hand baked sweet treats to organic charcuterie, their fine food and drink will surely elevate your lockdown.|
|G&D's||The ice cream parlours at Little Clarendon Street, St Aldate's and Cowley Road will be open for takeaways, and will also do deliveries on online orders. The team are hoping to maintain their current opening hours of Sun-Thurs 11-7pm, Fridays 11-9pm and Saturday 9-9pm but they are playing it by ear - keep an eye on their social media channels for updates.|
|Ue Coffee Roasters||Witney-based Ue Coffee Roasters are running a takeaway service at their roastery cafe - grab one of their signature blends and a sweet treat to go, and while you're there you can also stock up on locally-grown store cupboard items like free range eggs and dairy. Open 8.30am–4pm Monday to Saturday and 9am–3pm on Sundays - or for those having a go at brewing at home, there's free UK delivery on all online orders.|
|Alfonso Gelateria||Normally a gelato food truck to be found at Summertown market, but currently running deliveries of take-home tubs of gelato for all the postcodes OX1/2/3/4/5. Order online. Flavours updated daily on social media (@alfonso_gelateria).|
|Hamblin Bread||Hamblin Bread are continuing to run a home delivery service of fresh loaves and other baked goods - see their website or Instagram for the latest updates. They're also running a remote Pizza Night - November's is sold out but keep an eye on their website for details of December!|
|Gatineau||Throughout lockdown, the tempting patisserie will be open as usual - Monday to Saturday 7am-3pm, Sunday 8am-3pm - for takeaway shopping, click&collect, and deliveries|
|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.|
|Aldens Meatmaster||Osney butcher now offers click and collect, between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. They are also delivering to all OX postcodes, as well as SN7, HP18, RG9 and NN13, free for orders over £60. And they're open 7am - 5pm Monday -Saturday and 9am-2pm Sunday to shop in person.|
|The Oxford Cheese Company||Cheese deliveries to OX1/OX2/OX3/OX4 free for orders over £40, or £6.95 outside those postcodes. Order online, via phone or email, or via Bonners.|
|Barefoot||The Jericho café-bakery has an online shop so that you can order boxes of brownies, cakes and other sweet treats. You can also email [email protected] or ring the cake hotline, 07814 495001. Their brand new shop on North Parade Avenue will be open for takeaways only|
|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 great value!|
|The Missing Bean||Coffee from this Magdalen Road artisan roastery can also be ordered online, with free delivery within Oxford for orders over £20. The Turl St café will be open Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun, 10am-4pm, with drinks, food and retail coffee all available to take away.|
|Jericho Coffee Traders||The High Street cafe will be open 10 - 3 every day, and roastery cafe will be open 9am- 2.30pm Mon-Fri and 10am-1pm Sat. Takeaway only and only one person in the shop at a time. Orders are also available from the online shop.|
|Routes||Usually known for supplying festival-goers with their hits of caffeine, the Oxford-based coffee roaster has developed an online presence in response to the pandemic.|
|OGGLIO Olive Oil||Oxford-based social enterprise offering free delivery anywhere in the UK. Organic olive oil sourced from small growers in Italy who have been particularly badly hit by coronavirus. You can order in units of 500ml or 3l cans. Pre-orders are currently available for delivery by Christmas|
|Colombia Coffee Roasters||Colombia Coffee Roasters will be open for takeaway from their Covered Market and Summertown cafés, and you can still buy their coffee online.|
Hot Food for Delivery and Takeaway
For the January 2021 lockdown, hospitality businesses are allowed to remain open, for takeaways only - so once again you have the option to liven up your lockdown by letting someone else do the cooking, and supporting our wonderful local businesses.
Get your fix of warming, authentic and fully plant-based cuisine from V-Giyan, Oxford's only Vegan Punjabi meal delivery service. A range of freshly prepared meals are delivered to addresses all over the county, ready for you to heat up at home. Order by midday for same day delivery: afternoon orders are guaranteed to arrive the next day. Minimum spend: £25 - dishes are made with locally-sourced ingredients and arrive in compostable packaging. If you're not sure what to try first, start with their Planet Happy Meal: a bundle of their favourite signature curries and sides.
After being on the road for 11 years selling their fabulous Tibetan comfort food at markets and festivals, Taste Tibet are opening the doors of their permanent home, at 109 Magdalen Road, on Friday 13th November. The new restaurant will of course initially be open for takeaways only, on Friday and Saturday evenings, 5-8.30pm. Head down to get your fix of momos, and check their website to find out all about opening week discounts...
Flo's - the Place in the Park is open Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm for take-away coffee, cake, soup and sandwiches. If you'd like a hot meal for lunch/brunch, you'll need to pre-order online, on Tuesday- Saturday before 2:30pm.
Dirty Bones (which we recently visited, and loved!) have tapped into the appetite for remote fun: you can order their DIY Burger Kits for your own or multiple households. If you order for more than 10, you can even have a Zoom cook-off, where DB's head chef will talk you through some of his culinary secrets. If you'd rather leave it to the experts, they're also available on Deliveroo.
The previously nomadic Wandering Kitchen now has a permanent home at Queenford Lakes, where you can pick up something hot and delicious from their range of street food, while enjoying the stunning scenery. They also have a farm shop selling locally-produced goodies. Open 5pm- 9pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for takeaway only. Check their Facebook page for the weekly menu.
The Jericho Cafe will be open 7 days a week, 8am-4pm, offering their scrumptious hot drinks and foodie favourites (including donuts every Thursday), for takeaway only.
Fine dining favourites The Magdalen Arms have transformed into a deli, as well as offering versions of some of their most popular dishes to take away and reheat at home. Call 01865 243159 to order and pay: phones will be answered Tue -Sat, 10am-2pm and require 24 hours' notice before collection. Collection times are Wednesday and Thursday 12-3pm, Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 12-3pm and Sunday 12-2pm.
The Secret Supper Society is, for now, takeaway service, offering restaurant quality, 3-course feasts. A new menu available each week, with additional options including a mouthwatering array of sorbets, tarts and cheeses. Orders close 8pm each Monday, for collection (from Somerton, nr Upper Heyford) on Saturdays. Time slots are allocated to facilitate social distancing. Get in touch direct to discuss bespoke virtual dinner parties!
Vegetarian and vegan pub grub haven The Gardeners Arms on North Parade are doing takeaway versions of their calzones, burgers, hotdogs and fries you can order straight to your door via Deliveroo., or give them a call on 01865 559814 for takeaways.
You can call Koto on North Parade on 01865 553000 for takeaways Tues-Sun - bear in mind that you can pay over the phone to make picking up your food a little easier.
Majliss Indian Restaurant are open for takeaways and deliveries. Online orders are available before 9.30pm via the Majliss website, or order by phoning 01865 726728. Home delivery is free, while you can get 10% off your order if you collect, and there's a 25% discount for NHS staff.
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
Get Tap Social's delicious craft beers delivered (free to Oxford addresses) straight to your door, and toast their awesome efforts to support people who have been through the criminal justice system. Tap's horsebox outside the White House on Abingdon Road will also be open for takeaway only, serving coffee, treats and cans of beer to take home every day from 8:30am-1pm, plus Fridays 5-7pm.
Innovative local The Jolly Postboys are making their beers, wines and soft drinks available for takeaway via their ‘pop-up off licence’, open every Friday and Saturday, 4-8pm. From 13th November you'll also be able to pick up hot food while you're there!
You can still get a taste of Dodo Pub Co’s atmosphere from home, as The Rickety Press, The Rusty Bicycle and The Up In Arms’ pizzas and drinks are all available to order through Deliveroo (with the Rusty and The Up offering collection as well). For an even fresher experience, they also have the option of 'pizza in the post', where the goodies are vacuum-packed waiting to be put in your own oven.
A collection of Hook Norton Brewery pubs in North Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds have options for takeaway food and drink, so that you can recreate the fun of the pub at home. Some are also offering local deliveries - all details can be found on the brewery website. To make things even smoother, you can pre-order in their online shop
Welch & Co have been bespoke suppliers of wine to restaurants, bars and theatres in and around Oxfordshire for several decades. With their usual clients closed in response to the coronavirus crisis, they have turned their experienced hands to selling to private customers, through their new online shop, Pierre le Vin. They are offering contactless deliveries for free for a minimum 12 bottle order, Monday – Friday.
Local importers of organic, biodynamic and natural wines from Catalonia, L’Altre Vi are now offering free delivery to Oxfordshire addresses, on Mondays and Wednesdays, with no minimum spend. Order through the website, remembering to tick the “I live in Oxfordshire” box.
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 - which is still open for business, per the November lockdown rules. 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].
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 (OX7, OX18, OX20, OX28, OX29) for orders over £40. Elsewhere in Oxfordshire, it's free delivery on orders over £49. Order online or by phoning 01865 884405.
Those after something stronger can get free home delivery on spirits from The Oxford Artisan Distillery, who are also turning the stills to the worthy cause of producing hand sanitiser. You can contribute to their crowd funding campaign, to supply the sanitiser to those in need, here.
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.