Support Local Restaurants With A New Wave Of Home Delivery
Those stuck at home not wanting to brave the supermarkets for food will do well to scour Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for local restaurants, many of which have turned to delivering pre-made dishes, meal kits, merchandise, frozen goods and ingredients for a boost in income while restaurants everywhere continue to close “for the foreseeable future”.
Here in London, a favourite of mine, Zima in Soho has listed their delicious Russian cuisine (along with recipe packs) on Apps like Deliveroo and Uber, but have stretched a little further, sending frozen Pelmeni to hungry isolators like myself with local couriers — which helps me keep eating, and helps them to expand and keep their existing customer base, hopefully leading to an open restaurant when the time to brave the outdoors comes once again (and remember that it will come!).
Others such as Scottish legends Mac & Wild are now clamouring to quickly broaden their business model to include an online butcher, and East London's Monty’s Deli has set up an online shop stocked with their salt beef and pastrami to help see them through these hard times. But remember that this is happening across the globe — open up Twitter or Instagram and embrace what for now is (unfortunately) the new normal.