Supermarket delivery service have returned to a relatively normal schedule. There are still high demand for slots and some restrictions on overall numbers of items that can be purchased, but there are fewer limits then at the height of lockdown. If the situation changes we will update the advice for this and it is worth checking with retailers what their current situation is.
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.
|The Coconut Tree||Sri Lankan tapas can now be enjoyed at a safe social distance! Based in St Clements, they are open for collection or delivery Wed-Sun 5-9pm, with phones answered from 4pm. Daily Info recommends the hot battered mushrooms, the Cheesy Columbo, the… well, actually, all of it.|
|The Standard||Jericho-based Indian restaurant now open for takeaway Wed-Sat, 5.30-9.30pm (Sun 5.30-9pm), with pre-orders available 12-2pm Wed-Sun. See the website for full menu, order online or call 01865 553557. Delivery is available to OX1 and OX2 postcodes, minimum spend £30 (direct through the website, or alternatively through Deliveroo).|
|No 1 Ship Street||The central fine dining restaurant is open for collection and deliveries every Thu-Sat, 4pm-9pm. The minimum order for deliveries is £45 within a 5-mile radius or £80 for over 5 miles.|
|Mamma Mia Pizzeria||The pizzeria is open for delicious, freshly-made pizza and pasta dishes for collection (order by phone - Summertown: 01865 514141; Jericho: 01865 311211) or delivery (through Deliveroo), 4-10pm Mon-Fri and 12 noon - 10pm Sat-Sun.|
|Pompette||The team behind the new French cuisine destination have designed a system to allow you to enjoy a touch of joie de vivre at home. Order by phone - 01865 311166 from 12-5pm Tuesday and Wednesday - to be allocated a pickup slot between 4 and 5.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. The food is prepared by chef Pascal and comes with instructions for finishing and reheating so that you can enjoy it (alongside a fabulous selection of wines) whenever you like.|
|Wild Honey||Organic, local produce shop now offering deliveries within the ring road for those who are vulnerable/self-isolating. Min. order £50; free delivery over £100 (otherwise £5). 10% off for NHS staff. Email enquiries to [email protected]|
|Taste Tibet||Liven up everything in life with a delivery of momos and curry from Taste Tibet. Daily Info staff were all dancing at the news. They are offering home delivery every Saturday for OX1, OX2, OX3, OX4 and North OX14.|
|Local Oxford||New initiative from Pedal and Post, allowing you to order groceries from local businesses, all in one place - delivered by cargo bike or electric van. Order by midday for next day delivery at a fixed rate of £3 with no minimum spend. New ranges are added all the time, but currently include Roots of Oxford, Oxford Cheese Company, Jericho Coffee Traders and Oxford Soap Company.|
|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).|
|Wolvercote Community Market||The market is closed, but is serving as a collection point for pre-ordered veg boxes, eggs, and some dried goods. Delivery around the village can be arranged. Obviously the most vulnerable get priority services. Veg boxes and eggs must be ordered by Thursday lunchtime, and payment is contactless. Dried goods must be ordered by Friday lunchtime, payment online. And if you're missing the market and the beauty of Wolvercote on a sunny day, check out the market video.|
|Bonners||The website of Covered Market grocers Bonners' 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).|
|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, with a £3 delivery charge. Phone 01865 251164 or Email [email protected]|
|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.|
|Organic Deli Café||The wholefoods arm of this central Oxford café are offering 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 delivered every Thursday.|
|COOK||COOK has a click and collect option, as well as home delivery, so you can order meals online and pick them up from their branch in Summertown.|
|Cherwell Boathouse||While the restaurant is closed, the team are now running the Boathouse Grocers, selling restaurant quality produce so you can recreate a fine dining experience at home. Order by Sunday 8pm for collection on Tuesday afternoon, or by Wednesday 8pm for collection on Friday afternoon.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 (for orders over £30), or £6.95 outside those postcodes (for orders over £40). 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 sweetmeats. You can also email [email protected] or ring the cake hotline, 07814 495001.|
|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.|
|Routes||Another Oxford-based coffee roaster with an online arm.|
|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.|
|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, with free next day delivery on orders over £15.|
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 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 every day: 10am-5pm Mon, Tue, Thur-Sat; 6.30am-3pm Wed, Sun. Check their Facebook page for the weekly menu.
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. Call 01865 243159 to order and pay: phones will be answered Tue -Sat, 10am-12pm, giving 24-hour notice before collection. Collection times are Tue - Sat 12-1pm & 5-6pm.
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!
Majliss Indian Restaurant are open for takeaways and deliveries. Online orders are available to make 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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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. They can also be found at the East Oxford Market every second and fourth Saturdays.
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, 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.