I don't know about any of you but I have a feeling I'm going to be leaving lockdown at least 3 sizes larger! It seems that people are finding their own way of dealing with this most unusual and difficult time; some are gardening, some are becoming yoga gurus, there's the creative crafters and finally there are the foodies.
You may be a combination of all of these - well done you! - or you may simply have announced via your social media if choice that you're single handedly aiming to support your local takeaway in these troubled times. Hooray!
People are finding their own way of dealing with this most unusual and difficult time.This list brings together the food outlets currently open In Perth and Kinross during the Coronavirus lockdown. We've split them into specialist shops, supermarkets and takeaways to make things a little easier for you. It will also give you opening hours, website details for ordering and any other info we think is relevant.
Please Note: While we'll do our best to keep this up to date, we are currently running small city on a team of ONE! If you'd like to add any businesses to our list please email firstname.lastname@example.org with full information.
All names in blue below are hyperlinked to the business website for full details!
The Bean Shop, Perth: My favourite coffee ever! Pick up service being offered from outside the shop on George Street or delivery. Check out the website to order and pay online.
Provender Brown, Perth: Local deli offering a wide range of food and drink products. Amazing cheese counter and fabulous gin selection too. Current opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9am – 3pm, with an delivery or collection service in place too.
Martin’s Fruit Bazaar, Perth – local fruit and veg store with flowers too. I love shopping here for my fruit and veggies. Currently offering delivery slots via their facebook page.
DG Lindsays The Butchers:Offering call and collect or deliveries in the Perth area on their award-winning Perthshire meat and pies. Check out the website for opening hours and details.
Simon Howie Butchers: The shop on the High Street still open following social distancing rules.
Casella & Polegato Bakery, Perth: Amazing artisan breads. Shop still open with new opening hours as per their website. Orders can be placed online or by telephone in advance.
Highland Health Store: Shop is open following Covid rules, and mail order service is available.
Gloagburn Farm Shop – Farm shop offering a wonderful range of Scottish food and drink products. Farm shop is open but they are also offering home deliveries and collections.
Cockburn Wines: Scotland’s oldest wine merchant, delivering to the Perth area on a Friday with contactless doorstep drops. Free delivery around central Scotland using their own vans, or £6.50 via a courier to the rest of the UK. Great value wines and an excellent range to choose from.
Joelato Gelato: Artisan deliciously flavoured gelato and sorbets using local ingredients. Offering home delivery slots. Having tried and tested a variety of flavours, I can’t recommend these enough.
Praveen Kumar Ready Meals: Praveen and Swarna Kumar, who also own and run the successful Tabla Indian restaurant in town, offer authentic frozen indian meals to your door. The meals are delicious (I love them) and can be ordered online. You will also find them in the frozen sections of Provender Brown and Gloagburn to name a few suppliers.
Celebration Stations: Although the shop is closed you can still contact them via email and Facebook and cakes being made and for sale, and they can also deliver within a 10 mile radius. Their easter cakes were fabulous. Check out their Facebook page.
Ardea Teas: Speciality tea curators based in Perth selling a beautiful selection of teas online together with subscriptions too. The flavours look delicious.
Cullach Brewing: Orders can be placed via their facebook page. Home deliveries available.
AliBob Café: Food box deliveries with further details on their facebook page. Wide range of products including fruit and veg boxes, bakery, dairy and dried goods, lasagnes, soup and more. So delicious. Covering a wide range of Perthshire for delivery.
Hugh Grierson Organic: Deliveries of home bred and reared organic Aberdeen Angus beef, home bred lamb, rare breed pork, slow growing chicken and free range organic eggs. Order MONDAY by 6pm for FARM COLLECTION: 12pm-8pm TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS ONLY. You can shop for eggs at the same time in their egg pod. They also offer an overnight courier service.
Podberry: Perthshire based farm, Bruce's, created the pea snack called Podberry that can be delivered to peoples home via our on-line shop or business to business.
Bella & Duke: Raw dog food, currently delivering safely and direct to your door.
McCash Country Store: Animal supplies and food. Currently you can drive to the car park and park near warehouse door to pick up orders, or buzz to enter store.
The Jade Garden, Perth: Open from Thursdays to Sundays for take out and delivery food. Yum!
Cardo, Perth: Taking orders over the telephone or via their website on the link. Delivering within Perth.
Broth3rs, Perth: Italian restaurant currently offering a take out menu. See their facebook for menu’s. Delivering.
Tabla Restaurant, Perth: Click & Collect Service where they bring your order to the pavement, a safe distance from your car, as well as delivery around Perth.
Giraffe Perth: Giraffe is creating and sending meals for free to communities in need. The meals are essentially ‘Wiltshere Farm Food’ style – a complete wee homemade meal in a tub – like mince and tatties, macaroni cheese, bean chili.
Deans Restaurant: You can now enjoy Deans from the comfort of your own home. Click to view the menu or book a time slot. Available 5 - 9pm, Wednesday - Sunday.
We aim to add to this list over the coming days. Big, big thanks to our wonderful friend Gill Murray, Perth-based Food Photographer and Stylist, who completed an extensive list of farm shops, restuarants and delivery services which helped inform this article.
Gill has also curated food & drink business lists in the following areas and you can find them on her Foodie Blog (worth a read through for the food lovers amongst you) or by joining her mailing list.
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