London’s best independent butchers, grocers and delis offering delivery – Evening Standard
By David Ellis
For all the fun of a meal kit and finish-at-home deliveries, sometimes the only way to go is a DIY-job. Even if no one makes a roast like your mum does (including you), it’s fun to try. But knocking your own socks off means investing in ingredients: sometimes the supermarket stuff doesn’t cut it, especially with all the substitutions that result from the entire capital ordering at once.
Supporting London’s small shops and indie deliveries isn’t just about helping your neighbourhood out, it’s a way of doing dinner justice while getting to feel a little bit smug. And, with January the way it is, take that satisfaction wherever you can get it.
If you’re after something really special to make a night of it, feast like a Russian tsar and order from King’s Fine Food (TW4, kingsfinefood.co.uk). They supply ethically-farmed caviar and fresh truffles to restaurants across town, including Otto’s, and now deliver off-trade too, with free deliveries on orders over £100.
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