Lockdown has most of us safe at home, where we can spend our time working, cooking, studying, and, for many, worrying. There’s the occasional supermarket trip on our agenda, and other than that, none of us should be leaving the house. I find my impending supermarket trip quite daunting though and wish I didn’t have to go buy food. So if you’re feeling the same, here’s a list of all the essential food services that are operating during the Cape Town lockdown and that will deliver your essentials straight to your front door!

We’ve divided the below into small businesses and large retailers – all of which are here to help us get through this.

Small Businesses

Abalobi

Order traceable fresh seafood from small-scale fisheries in Cape Town via the Abalobi app.

hello@abalobi.org | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

ORDER THROUGH ABALOBI MARKETPLACE APP – INFO HERE

Buy Fresh

Get organic fruits and veggies, meat, fish, dairy products, snacks, coffee, and more delivered straight to your door.

+27 21 286 6840 | hello@buyfresh.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Caught Online

If you’re craving fresh, delicious, and sustainable seafood, then Caught Online is where you’ll want to be heading. They offer next day delivery (Monday – Friday) and you can order from a whole range of seafood options, including fresh fish, shellfish, crumbed, smoked, cured, and sauces and spices.

+27 71 111 9074 or +27 83 937 3163 | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Cool Bananas

Delivering fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, grains, nuts, juices, and dairy products straight to your front door. Delivery to all areas in Cape Town.

+27 21 511 8054 | orders@cool-bananas.co.za | Facebook | Instagram 

SHOP ONLINE

Cure Deli

Cure Deli makes the most amazing bacon in Cape Town, as well as some other great meat products. They’ve launched a Shopfiy store for lockdown and offer weekly deliveries, so you can still get your hands on the best meat products out there. Did I mention that I’m obsessed with their bacon??? In addition to their usual goods, they’re also offering other locally produced products, including Richard Bosman charcuterie, botanical essences, and Foodology muesli, and more.

+27 72 240 8511 | orders@curedeli.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Dalebrook Cafe/Chardonnay Deli

Ready-made meals, groceries, and fresh food delivered straight to your door. Options include bread, pies, quiches, a variety of ready-made meals, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meats. Delivery only to Kalk Bay, St James, and Muizenberg.

+27 83 326 0184 | manager@dalebrookcafe.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Daily Dish

Daily Dish delivers easy-to-follow recipes with pre-portioned ingredients to your doorstep every week. You can pick from up to 20 dishes a week. They’re delivering in all major cities: Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

+27 79 726 8223 | hello@dailydish.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Deer Park Cafe

The Deer Park Deli part of the cafe delivers weekly dinners and deli goods.

 +27 81 727 6816 | deerparkcafe@tiscali.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

WHATSAPP DIRECTLY TO RECEIVE DELIVERY MENU

Dish Food & Social

Dish Food delivers ready-made yumminess. They’re doing a weekly menu, which includes a weekend item, that’ll be delivered on Fridays.

+27 21 447 0323 | info@dishfood.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Doorstep Dairyman

The Doorstep Dairman makes all your favourite dairy brands available to you. Shop milk, yoghurt, desserts, cream, and cheese at great prices and get everything delivered straight to your door.

+27 64 757 9142 | info@doorstepdairyman.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Faithful to Nature

Faithful to Nature supports local farmers by delivering fresh fruit and vegetables straight to your front door. The farm delivers to their warehouse on Wednesday mornings and you’ll get your order delivered to your doorstep by that afternoon. Orders need to be in by Tuesday, 9 am. Delivery only for Cape Town and areas immediately around Cape Town, with expansion coming soon.

+27 21 785 3268 | support@ftn.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants

Frankie Fenner is still delivering their high-quality fresh meats to your doorstep, so you don’t have to go without during lockdown.

+27 81 316 9252 | orders@ffmm.co.za | Facebook | Instagram 

SHOP ONLINE

Gabrielskloof

Gabrielskloof is delivering a variety of frozen meals, picnics, platters, and freshly baked treats.

+27 76 913 8930 | restaurant@gabrielskloof.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR ORDERS & QUERIES

Grafted Organic

Grafted Organics delivers fresh local and organically-grown produce to your front door. They offer everything from vegetables, fruits, snacks, dairy, and breads. They also have free-range, grass-fed, and hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and meat products available.

+27 81 780 4618 | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Granadilla Eats

Granadilla Swim is a brand that knows how to do business. When the severity of Covid-19 first hit South Africa, they put on their thinking caps and came up with a brand new venture: Granadilla Eats. By supporting small businesses and pooling their resources, the company now delivers fresh fruit and veg to your doorstep (Cape Town only) within 48 hours. You can also choose to order Giovanni’s Coffee Pods, a mixed fruit and veggie box with. sourdough, or Sunn Kombucha.

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SHOP ONLINE

Green House Grocer

This is another small business operating during the lockdown, delivering all your organic groceries to your doorstep.

sarah@greenhousegrocer.co.za or michael@greenhousegrocer.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

CONTACT DIRECTLY TO ORDER

Healey’s Farmhouse Cheddar & Deli

Delivering deli products to the Helderberg and Stellenbosch areas.

+27 21 200 2661 | info@healeys.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Italian Deli Online

Delivering authentic Italian products straight to your door. Products on offer include pasta, flour, olive oil, coffee, biscuits, and a range of canned goods.

+27 21 422 1226 | info@italiandelionline.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is available for delivery via UberEats from the V&A Waterfront and Eastgate. Also operating from select mini locations in established grocery retailers.

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La Cuccina

The restaurant and deli is closed but La Cuccina is still delivering a variety of meal options, including pasta, chicken, meats, vegan, and vegetarian. Delivery to Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Constantia, and Rondebosch.

+27 65 965 5220 | orders@lacuccina.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

(We fondly remember our last dining experience at La Cuccina)

Langkuil Vleis

These are meat wholesalers that delivery the highest-quality grass-fed lamb meat straight to your doorstep. Run by brothers from a farming family in Overberg, they want to ensure that you still get your perfect braai meat during the lockdown.

+27 74 434 6268 | langkuil@icloud.com | Facebook | Instagram

CONTACT DIRECTLY TO ORDER

Las Paletas

Our favourite ice cream team is delivering their goodness during lockdown. Order online.

SHOP ONLINE

Loaves by Madame Baker

Get your freshly-baked artisanal bread delivered straight to your front door! Choose goodies like ciabatta, rye, sourdough, seed loaf, and croissants, as well as pantry and fresh items like marmalade, butter, and eggs.

+27 81 046 6664 | info@loaves.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

CONTACT DIRECTLY TO ORDER

Macro Mixes

Macro Mixes offers breakfast porridges and bake premixes that are macro-friendly, Banting-friendly, sugar-free, gluten-free, and high in protein. It’s guilt-free pleasure at its best. We love their brand-new compostable packaging.

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SHOP ONLINE

(We recently tried out the Macro Mixes Baked Pudding

Meat the Butcher

Get high-quality pork, lamb, steaks, and ribs delivered to your home.

+27 62 942 6909 | contact@meatthebutcher.co.za | Facebook

SHOP ONLINE

Mr Fresh

Mr Fresh delivers all the freshest goods to Cape Town and surrounds every Wednesday and Saturday. They also deliver to Malmesbury within 24 hours. We’d suggest checking out their amazing R50 Combo Deals!

+27 74 012 0820 | orders@mrfresh.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

N1 Restaurant Suppliers

These guys usually deliver straight to restaurants but are delivering to the general public during the Cape Town lockdown. Choose from beef, lamb, mince, sausages, chicken, coffee, frozen fruit, burgers, potatoes, and frozen vegetables. Email your order or call in to place your order and make sure you get an EFT payment done before 16:00 the day before delivery.

+27 21 557 1510 | liezel@n1.co.za | Instagram

CONTACT DIRECTLY TO ORDER

Nomaste

These guys deliver seasonal organic goods to the Southern Suburbs, City Bowl, Western Seaboard, and select Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. You can choose from their Weekly Veg Bag or make up your own bag by selecting individual items. Great prices!

+27 82 545 2695 | tam@nomaste.co.za | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Nourish’d 

Nourish’d is offering granola, smoothies, fresh juices, immunity shots, almond milk, and a favourite of soups for delivery during lockdown.+

+27 64 755 2431‬ | sam@nourishd.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

One Cart ZA

One Cart offers you the best from a range of stores, including Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Food Lover’s Market, Clicks, and Dis-Chem. You can browse per store or look at top-sellers, giving you the opportunity to shop at different supermarkets and stores to get all your essentials in one go.

orders@onecart.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Oranjezicht City Farm

The Oranjezicht City Farm has collaborated with UCOOK, Gays Dairy, and Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants to offer customers the Farmers Market Box, filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and meat.

+27 21 447 4424 | support@ucook.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

President Hotel

The President Hotel’s ‘The Base Pizza Delivery’ is now operating, bringing artisanal pizzas to Cape Town residents in Camps Bay, Bantry Bay, Fresnaye, and Sea Point. They also have an amazing Sunday lunch box offer, where you’ll get a delicious menu delivered for heat-up at home! Available from R550 for two people. More details online.

+27 66 038 4521 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

SHOP ONLINE

Raw and Roxy

This company is delivering Raw & Roxy veggie boxes, in addition to dishes of the day, fresh herbs, salad dressings, juices, and chocolate ganache cakes. Unfortunately, they didn’t get back to us in time with information on how the process works and we couldn’t find any information online but please reach out to them directly for more details.

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CONTACT DIRECTLY TO ORDER

Raw Catering Co

Raw Catering Co has always had the goal of feeding people nutritiously and providing good, wholesome meals to everyone. They deliver frozen meals to your doorstep every Friday. Offerings include mains, vegan or vegetarian meals, soups, bread, quiches, pies, and more.

info@rawcateringco.com | Facebook | Instagram

CONTACT DIRECTLY TO ORDER

Raw Nutrition

Raw Nutrition is there to meet all your essential needs, delivering fresh fruit, veg, and dairy, as well as sweets and dry goods. Their selection is pretty epic and you’re guaranteed to find everything you need. They also work together with Help A Home so you can help feed families in Gugulethu.

+27 21 551 9705 | info@rawnutrition.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Shop 2 You Cape Town

Delivering fresh fruit and veg straight to your door, so you don’t have to leave the safety of your own home to eat well.

+27 82 432 9816 | info@shop2you.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Sir Fruit

Sir Fruit now offers a brand-new home delivery service, available in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Cape Town. You’ll get all the contact info on their website. Cape Town info listed below.

+27 71 893 1022 | shopcpt@sirfruit.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Steenberg @ Home

Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs can enjoy delicious food from Steenberg, including ready-made meals and semi-prepared dinners that sound delicious. You can view the menu and order online.

+27 21 713 7178 | info@tryn.co.za | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

SHOP ONLINE

Terra Madre

Terra Madre delivers farm-fresh goodness to your doorstep, including apples, pears, plums, vegetables, herbs, and cold-pressed juices. You can also choose from select dishes and pantry items.

+27 21 848 9626 or +27 82 328 1346 | nicole@terramadre.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Uber Coffee

The guys at Uber Coffee have assured us that they’re keeping their most loyal caffeine drinkers caffeinated and motivated during the lockdown period. They deliver premium freshly roasted coffee straight to your front door.

info@ubercoffee.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

SHOP ONLINE

Large Retailers

While supporting small businesses is great, don’t forget that your large supermarkets are all still open for business and they also offer delivery services. Note that while Spar supermarkets are still open, we haven’t included them below as they do not seem to offer delivery services.

Checkers

Checkers is operating as usual.

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SHOP ONLINE

Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay is operating as usual. Don’t forget that they’re open exclusively for pensioners (65+) every Wednesday between 07:00 – 08:00.

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 SHOP ONLINE

Woolworths

Woolworths Food is operating as usual. Beauty, clothing, and other items are still available for order but will only be delivered after lockdown.

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SHOP ONLINE

Do you know of any more Cape Town lockdown services in the food industry? Please e-mail us on info@ilovefoodies.com so we can update our page!

Written by Benike Palfi
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Article Date: April 2020

WE’D WRITTEN ON HOW TO MAKE 2020 A BETTER YEAR. MAYBE NOW’S THE TIME TO RE-READ.

All information correct at time of publication. We do not accept any liability caused by errors, including, but not limited to, changes in price, menu, opening times, address, or other contact details.