COVID-19 Ireland: Irish Food Delivery Services [MEGAPOST]

In these testing times, panic buying won’t solve anything, neither will us all running to supermarkets. We need social/physical distance and to stay at home and away from other people as much as physically possible during this coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re housebound and self-isolating through choice or corona-quarantined for the next couple of weeks if you have the virus or not, Irish food and drink deliveries are running for the most part across Ireland winging fresh, local, Irish produce right the way to your door. Order online, pre-pay and then receive your Covid food delivery in Ireland at a human contact distance.

We’ve spent months compiling, curating and updating this megapost listing the producers and suppliers sending goods your way, and we’re continuing to do so throughout 2020 as this post has gotten so much traction since C-19 arrived in Ireland. Please go direct to those businesses linked for further information, as we’re just collating and pooling services available with topling info –– but please do use our site to click-off from. We’re not focusing on click and collect services here, we’re more focused on home deliveries.

Note: None of these Covid-19 food deliveries are affiliate links or sponsored in any way. If you’ve found this list of links and information useful, and if you’ve ordered from it for yourself or others throughout 2020/2021, you can show our efforts your support if you wish by donating the cost of a coffee at: BuyMeACoffee/ChewTheFat

LAST UPDATE: 09 February 2021 19:45

📦 Veg Boxes 🥬🥕🥔

Boyne Valley Flavours Following different trial of both seasonal boxes and diverse combinations of the bountiful produce of the Boyne Valley (whic we’re proud and lucky to be ambassadors of, as it’s our local region!) Boyne Valley Flavours is continuing with an online marketplace. You can soon order the goods from their producers via the central hub of their website, direct to your door. Keep an eye on their site for updates in early 2021:

A central powerhouse producer within the BV region, Great Northern Larder has spent 2020 diversifying and rolling out a wider delivery service of both their products and their neighbouring producers, check their website to order direct across their range of hot sauces, piquant condiments and spice rubs. Delivering across Ireland (free shipping via UPS for orders €50+ on their site within Ireland, free for baskets over €100 international.

Cashel Food Box by Cashel Blue Cheese and the Tipperary Food Producers is a standard order €62 box with the below ingredients included and nationwide delivery included in the price, too. Earlier in the first wave there was a regular/large sizing option as well as a vegetarian option but Sarah Furno and husband Sergio (the couple behind Cashel Blue and organising these boxes) have streamlined these into just the one option now. On the same web shop you can order cheeses, chutnies and crackers direct from Cashel Blue, too.

Indie Fude are delivering goods from their all-island-of-Ireland emporium of artisan, small-scale, craft and local food and drink produce locally in the Co. Down area. –– You can hear more about Laura and Johnny and what they’re doing in their little shop and online store in Comber on a recent episode of our podcast Chew The Fat.

Ardkeen Quality Food Store in Waterford is continuing with its nationwide deliveries. Truly a Mecca of Irish produce, you’ll find everything from high welfare meats to fine wines, Sheridan’s cheeses to pantry staples and even fresh bread and they are partnering up with UPS for speedy, efficient deliveries now.

Beechlawn Organics were delivering just in the Connacht area but now offering nationwide delivery via DPD for areas not covered by their own vans (Clare, Galway, Athlone, Ballinasloe and Dublin). Having launched a new webshop in October, there have had to be some organisational changes and price increases to streamline the service. They offer a number of boxes, from Grown in Ireland (€25) to a Stir Fry (€25) or Juicing Veg (€20) but their standard seasonal vegetable boxes run the gamut from Regular (€25) to Medium box (€35) and Large (€50). There’s a €3 delivery charge for all Galway/Clare/Athlone customers but nationwide deliveries still remain at €8 via DPD.

The Runer Bean After 31 years in situ on Nassau Street it was so sad to hear that The Runner Bean was closing its doors in the midst of the pandemic in Autumn 2020. However, they haven’t disappeared –– they’ve pivoted, like many, to keep in business and have adapted to funnel their gorgeous seasonal fruit and vegetable produce (and added treats like Keoghs Crisps, Chez Emily chocolate, Imbibe coffee) into fresh home deliveries. Based in Garristown, they are delivering Dublin city-wide and as far county-wide as Malahide and Howth and Dun Laoghaire, as well as Ashbourne and Swords (all in all Dublin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6W, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17), they have a handy map on their site and enquire direct if they can service your location. Choose their standard fruit and veg box for €30, and add on any extras you like, or just make a totally custom order from their selection. Better yet, for busy lives you can re-order a previous order seamlessly, or set up regular weekly drops of their seasonal-changing box.

The Fruit People A Dublin-based office fruit box and essentials delivery service has, understandably, had their business almost cease with the closure of most offices across the capital. Run by brothers Brian and Barry Dennis – who Patrick worked with for a couple of years – they’ve quickly changed tack and evolved their business in this current crisis to switch to home deliveries, rather than places of work (though our homes are now technically our places of work!)

The Fruit People is a simple online ordering system, whereby you select one of their set boxes as your standard and then you can add on any extras you need (milk, bread, eggs, tea, coffee, snacks) and you can set up the order as a once-off or as a recurring delivery. Minimum order is €25 and for now it’s just the Dublin area they’re serving, but if you know your Eircode enter it in the order form to check if they can deliver to your home. Orders under €35 also carry a €3 delivery fee. The guys are constantly upping their game and have an incredible selection of producers now on board, with the option to create custom boxes also available as well as adding the individual products you love. It’s great to see as Patrick worked with these guys for a few years when they were merely a small start-up solely doing office fruit deliveries in Dublin. Another nice thing: the lads have even got a €20 box that you can donate to the frontline staff of The Mater Hospital, too, if you want to give back to those who are protecting us.

Clonanny Farm in North Co. Dublin is slowly introducing a free delivery service in their local area only. A very small farm shop operation, they are famed for their free range, rare breed pork products and their fresh vegetables, and whilst they are operating a limited collection service on weekends you can order direct from their weekly order sheets by connecting with them on Facebook or by simply pre-ordering on their new web shop:

Sonairte Co. Meath-based organic farm and visitor centre Sonairte is operating a local veg box delivery service, sharing what they grow with the areas of Julianstown, Bettystown, Laytown, Mornington, Donacarney and Drogheda in €15 veg boxes plus €3 delivery charge. Local deliveries take place on Saturday afternoons, all orders must be in by Friday and orders beyond the local area for fresh vegetables must be collected, whilst their dry and non-perishable goods ordered online can be sent via An Post. Supply is limited.

Jackie Leonard & Sons One of Dublin’s oldest fruit and veg wholesalers/market traders, Leonards is doing next-day deliveries in Dublin of small (€25, serves two), medium (€30, serves 4) and large (€50, serves 6) fruit and veg boxes –– or indeed, build your own which is a new feature. All can be ordered via their site now, whereas earlier orders were only taken over email and phone, which you can still do too, we believe:; 01 8733055.

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Drummond House Garlic & Asparagus Looking for seasonal asparagus, summertime garlic scapes or gorgeous fat bulbs of elephant garlic? Marita and Peter Collier are the Boyne Valley farmers behind Drummond House Garlic. Based out of Baltray, a short skip from Drogheda, the pair have spent the last few years building up an incredibly strong brand with a loyal following, and their produce has been available in Dunnes Stores over the last few years but now they’re going direct, in mid-May 2020 they added their long-awaited online shop to their website however do note: they operate a strictly seasonal farm so produce comes in and out of season. If you’ve never tried their scapes, asparagus or garlic bulbs you truly haven’t lived yet, so keep an eye out:

Neighbourfood is a true success story of the last number of years, and though it existed before C-19 hit, it truly thrived across the country with over 50 locations and was a lifeline for so many in terms of access to great local produce, as we’ve definitely benefitted from Alex and Carina Conyngham’s adoption of Neighbourfood for their Rock Farm market in Slane. It’s worth noting, a number of local Neighbourfood schemes are offering delivery, though not all and the premise of this post has been to highlight the contact-free deliveries available, rather than in-person collections. Only just launched in January ’20 prior to the pandemic gripping the country, delivers organic groceries from a wide range of suppliers across the Dublin area, with minimal waste. They even do a novel knife sharpening service, too! Browse their site for a wide range of different boxes and clusters of kitchen and pantry staples from pasta and sauces to grains and pulses, fruit boxes to fish boxes. This subscription service costs €4.80 per week, with the first fortnight free and delivery available all within the M50 range and southwards towards Dun Laoghaire and North Wicklow.

Harvest Day Supporting small farmers and local growers, with an emphasis on sustainability, organic growing and seasonality at its core, Harvest Day is curating and delivering weekly vegetable boxes across Dublin as well as commuter counties of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow (all standard €5.50 delivery charge). Though, curiously, Louth – which forms a part of the wider Dublin commuter belt with three of those counties – is even more expensive at €6.50, the same price to deliver to Cork which feels a bit odd, pricing structure-wise. Currently, choose between two boxes: Farmer Box (€25) and the larger Harvest Box (€40) and you can also add-on a bag of spuds or organic eggs. You can choose a once-off order or a recurring subscription, whichever suits.

O’Connors Fruit and Veg Based out of their shop in Dingle which has been happily going since 2009 and growing from their family farm Maharees, O’Connor’s is delivering fruit and veg boxes of varying quantities, sizes and prices to the local area in West Kerry. Minimum order value of €11.50 is required for delivery and the delivery days are daily around Dingle Town; Tuesdays for Lispole, Camp, Annascaul and Castlegregory; and Friday for areas west of Dingle.

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Ballymakenny Farm in Co. Louth has hit the headlines yet again throughout 2020 for Maria Flynn’s entrepreneurial spirit in setting up her Spud Shack. A drive-thru, contact-free collection spot, Maria is accepting direct orders for direct deliveries of her heritage potatoes and long stem broccoli and sweet stem cauliflower (when in season). Maria now has a dedicated website to order and pre-pay for her potatoes (all €2.50/kg) and you can collect them at the farm shop (Eircode A92 V30Y) or delivery is €5 per order. The Ballymakenny ‘Spud Shack’ is open Monday – Saturday 2pm-5pm roughly. @ballymakennyF on Twitter

Organic Republic delivering around the Cork area for the last 17 years, 2020 naturally saw an unprecedented demand for Organic Republic’s service, so they’ve had to add an extra van to their runs, which is both a positive but also a challenge –– best to keep an eye on their website and their delivery schedule if you’re in the Cork area and jump on an available slot/order.

Garden Goodness Also delivering specifically within the Cork city and suburbs area is Douglas-based, family-run fruit and vegetable shop Garden Goodness. Working with local farmers like John Griffin in Carrigaline and John Twomey in Ballygarvan, they’re delivering fresh fruit and veg boxes, plus other essentials like butter, eggs, cheeses for €5 fee on orders less than €30 –– after that, delivery is free. Order online, or phone on 021 4362282.

Fallon & Byrne is doing ‘Groceries On-The-Go’, delivering what you need to the Dublin city postcodes 1-8, so if you live in those areas, get orders in via their website, whilst if you’re further flung they can offer this nationwide for orders over €100, with a delivery charge of €10 (free if your basket is over €150). Please note that some of their products are available for Dublin-only deliveries.

Avoca is delivering locally within and around their outlets for as long as they remain open, with complimentary delivery for all orders over €50. 10km radius available around their properties in Rathcoole, Kilmacanogue, Ballsbridge, Dunboyne, Monkstown and Malahide.

McCambridges deli in Galway is delivering in the Galway area –– phone ahead with your shopping list on 091 562259

Annie’s Farm Based out of Tipperary, you can order large or small veg or fruit boxes for home delivery in a radius within Tipperary.

Sprout & Co. Dublin-based cafe group Sprout & Co are remarked for their healthy take on casual dining with lots of plant-based, local, seasonal ingredients in their dishes –– many grown on their own farm in Rathcoffey, Co. Kildare. From their cafe on Dawson Street, they’ve just introduced veg box (€35) that you can pre-order for collection. The box includes lots of leafy greens, salad mixes, cauliflower, spring onion, potatoes, courgettes, leek, fennel, broccoli, mushroom, carrots, granola, yoghurt, pesto and you can even add on Le Levain sourdough (€5.95) and Roasted Brown coffee (€8.95) to your order, too. Brothers, and co-owners, Jack and Theo Kirwan are also working with Deliveroo for deliveries within a 6km radius of their cafe.

O’Hanlon Herbs [UPDATE: SOLD OUT] We all know how transformative a handful of herbs can be for any dish, and O’Hanlon herbs – who are a staple of the summer food festivals like Bloom – has had to seriously restructure and re-align their business in this pandemic. They unveiled a very popular pre-order living herb box (€40) in March/April to arrive to lucky kitchens in June. Arriving in planters of soil, O’Hanlon are well remarked for their lesser-found herb flavours like Hot n Spicy Oregano, Lemon Thyme, Pineapple Sage, Purple Basil and all of those and more (plus a selection of the more ‘everyday’ herbs) are included in this special delivery. Unfortunatelt they haven’t unveiled another seasonal herb box but worth keeping an eye on their website:

The Fruit Brothers/Burkes Fruit & Veg have teamed up together for next day deliveries around the Galway area of their fruit boxes and vegetable boxes alongside other essential food products like bread and eggs.

Letterkenny Real Food Market As the market can’t go ahead due to distancing restrictions, the organisers are slowly introducing delivery within a 10 mile radius of where the market is based, on Letterkenny’s Port Road. They’ve made it really easy, an online listing of local meats (Gildea Butchers), fish (landed by Seamus in Killybegs) and vegetables (Ballyholey Farm)

📦 Pantry Staples 🥣

White Mausu Katie Sanderson’s cult condiment range of rāyu have become a staple in home kitchens across the land, and we’ve never been without a jar of the Peanut Rāyu, Cashew Crunch or the newly-added Black Bean Rāyu. Working with stockists primarily before this, the team have now opened up an online store where you can get a six-box (minimum) of these stellar dish toppers so you’re well stocked, however long we’re all in lockdown or isolation for. Shipping worldwide (Not sure of shipping costs but Ireland is a standard €6.50) and – psst – enter the code ‘careful-now’ at checkout for €5 off your order!

Masaalon A new Donegal-based business to the scene in 2020 is condiment producer Conor McEniff’s trio of chutnies and pastes (all vegan, by the way!) under the brand Masaalon. These will add instant punchy flavour to a whole host of dishes, from hummus and dips to curries, soups, stews and salads. We adore the branding and Conor returned from the States to begin the brand in the midst of a pandemic so he’s got courage in spades and we’ve already ordered and made our way through a few jars!

Harry’s Nut Butter Another condiment producer who – alongside White Mausu and new kid on the block Masaalon – should be the trifecta of ‘flavour bomb’ jars appointed in every kitchen across the country, as standard. Trust us. These three producers are your new favourite culinary arsenal. Harry Colley brought his infamous spiced ‘nut butt’ from The Fumbally menu out into the world for a share of the spotlight and boy are we all the better for it. We picked up a jar of this when it was an almost blank jar picked up from the Stables market itself, and to see the trajectory Harry has been on this past year has been mesmerising. Now with three flavours (original, Coco Buzz, Extra Spicy, and probably a million more idea bubbling under the surface). Flat rate shipping across Ireland is €5.

The Counter Deli Letterkenny-based The Counter Deli has a huge array of producers listed on their online shop, shipping nationwide and also remarked for their gorgeous, stylish packaging. Peruse their wide range of hampers, from Italian staples to coffee essentials, and they also have a huge range of New World and Old World wines and craft beers too. They stock Skelligs Chocolate Easter eggs and the covetable Tony’s Chocoloney too, for those with a sweet tooth at this time of Spring. Well worth taking a look; shipping is a standard €7.99 per order, though if you spend over €100 it’s free.

Deli Muru Kay Armstrong is the flavour bomb technician – that’s what we’re gonna dub her – behind the pantry perfect brand Deli Muru. Her award-winning range of chutnies, spreads, jams, conserves, marmalades, cookies, crackers and more have been remarked by both Great Taste Awards and Blás na hEireann so her range is certified sensational! Kay is selling online via her store and you can pick up a couple of flavours and products individually or choose one of the hampers (the Our Favourites Range, £24.95 is particularly gorgeous!) but we can also heartily recommend the Brinjal Pickle; Spiced Apple and Fig Jam, Sugar and Spice Snaps; and the Shortcross Gin and Plum Chutney! A world of flavour at your fingertips in a couple of clicks! Deli Muru is Northern Ireland-based, so delivery is calculated at checkout, anywhere from £4.95 and ROI deliveries are an additional cost, calculated at checkout.

A Bit on The Side Hilary McGrath’s A Bit On The Side brand of tantalisingly delicious gourmet savoury jellies (many of which are award-winning) are all available on her site. From Cider and Sage to Rosé and Pink Peppercorn, the two favourites of ours are the Red Jalapeño and the Port and Balsamic. You can buy them individually (€4.95) or in a mixed case of six (€28). Minimum online purchase is €20 and shipping as standard is €8, but free for orders of 6+ jars.

East Coast Bakehouse We’ve been waiting years for Drogheda-based biscuit makers East Coast Bakehouse to launch an online shop where customers can buy directly. Widely-available in our region of the Boyne Valley in various supermarkets and shops, now delivering across Ireland in boxes of nine –– either all of one flavour or a mix-and-match. Every home needs a constant supply of biscuits for tea breaks, especially when working from home! Try their gorgeous Enrobed range, too!

NutShed Sibling duo Eliza and Evie Ward are the pair behind colourful nut butter brand, NutShed. Based in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, the pair are now offering nationwide delivery of their nut butters, by the KG, by the jar, in gift boxes and in a monthly subscription. They also have rawbs (little power balls) by the box, special collaborations with the likes of Bean & Goose and their own merchandise, too. Due to different weights and sizes of orders, shipping is calculated at checkout.

Batch Coffee, condiments, wine, beers, hampers, pantry staples and more. Based in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, Batch is a coffee shop, bar and kitchen with produce that opened up just a year before Covid-19 took over. They offer next-day delivery for orders before midday, placed Monday-Thursday. Delivery charges are calculated at checkout, but minimum for ROI is €6.50 and €10 for UK. You can also click and collect if living locally.

Rebel Chilli Spice up your life with Paul Moore’s incredible and award-winning range of hot sauces coming out of Cork, he’s still producing (at a social distance in his prep kitchen) and taking orders delivering nationwide. We’re BIG fans of his fiery Barrel-aged Hot Sauce, the Raspberry and Jalapeño jam, the green chilli at breakfast (like on our Huevos Motuleños recipe) and the brand new Korean BBQ sauce in collaboration with Chopped. If you can’t decide you could sign up to their Sauce Subscription service, a monthly drop of hot or sweet sauces. Shipping for all orders is calculated at checkout.

Sawers Belfast deli powerhouse is delivering ‘lockdown’ boxes across Belfast for free delivery. A cheese and meat box is £39, luxury deli box £50, a luxury pasta and meat box is £50 and sweet treat box £50. Best to order via phone (Kieran on 078 17862115) or email

Mash Direct Vegetable-based farm fresh prepared products brand Mash Direct are offering several home delivery boxes of different products, from ‘Brunch’ to ‘Spring’, ‘Party’ to ‘Healthy’. They are offering free delivery to Northern Ireland whilst delivery to the Republic of Ireland has almost doubled now to £5.59 (but free on orders over €75, so worth stocking up with one of their larger boxes, maybe?)

Olly’s Farm Get your raw honey in various styles and expressions (as well as bee pollen) from honey maker Olly Nolan who tends to hives around the Dublin mountains and the capital region. Olly ships orders from his website direct, nationwide, with delivery charges ranging from €5.50 to €8 (depending on amount of products) across both ROI and NI, mainland UK is possible but a significantly higher shipping cost.

Big Red Kitchen Jams, marmalades, chutney and curd, spreads, sauces, cordial and condiments. Big Red Kitchen is also operating an online store to deliver their jarred cupboard staples direct to their customers. Free shipping within Ireland for orders over €40, otherwise €4.95 for orders less than 25kg and worldwide delivery also available.

Maria Lucia Bakes With a wide range of award-winning gluten-free granola, muesli and cookies, Maria Lucia Bakes is selling direct to consumers via Maria’s website shop and delivering nationwide (€5 charge) but free with orders over €50.

Moran’s Mega Jam Cavan-based small producer of quirky jams, chutneys, relishes, pesto and sauces is selling online and delivering anywhere on the island of Ireland. Courier deliveries carry a flat rate of €4.95, for NI and ROI.

Burren Balsamics ‘Letterbox Larder’ The Letterbox Larder has been launched as a sister brand to Burren Balsamics, the Northern Ireland producer of multi award-winning balsamic vinegars and balsamic sugar and salt, to meet a growing demand during the lockdown from home cooks seeking novel and flavour rich ingredients for meals. The range of balsamic seasonings and rubs (Balsamic Beef Seasoning; Balsamic Chicken Rub; Moroccan Spice Bag; Vegetarian/Vegan Sprinkle; Black Garlic Cloves; Peppermill Spice Bag; Wild Garlic Seasoning) have been designed to slot easily into letterboxes across the UK and Ireland. Sent in eco-friendly, compostable packaging, the novel food concept has been designed by Susie Hamilton Stubber, founder and managing director, and Bob McDonald, the development chef at Burren Balsamics at Richhill in county Armagh. Order here:

The Apple Farmer Con Traas’ Tiperary orchard bears fruit that creates an expansive range of apple products, from juices to cider and cider vinegar, and he’s operating an online store with delivery offering most of the products available in his farm shop online. Packaged in postage-safe cases and sent by courier direct to your door, a case of 12 bottles of his gorgeous apple juice, for example, is €35.95 incl. delivery. On his small online webstore you can also curate a case with what products you’d like.

Blath Na Mara David and Jenny O’Halloran are the couple behind Inis Mór-based seaweed brand Blath Na Mara. As of 8th April they have introduced a web shop to their site where you can order direct. Carrageen to kombu, sea spaghetti, dulse to seaweed bath mix and even a cute branded cupán or t-léine! No minimum order on the site, and delivery is a set €5 fee. –– you can hear more from David from Blath na Mara in this episode of Chew The Fat all about the food producers of the Aran Islands.

Ballyhoura Mushrooms Vinegars, syrups, oils, powders, dust, ketchup, all celebrating the finest mushrooms in all the land. Dr Lucy Deegan and Mark Cribbin supply a wide range of cultivated mushrooms and wild plant products to food service across the country but also do a roaring trade in retail. You can order many of their products on their web store, shipping is a standard €8.

Green Saffron Cork-based nationwide Irish spice brand Green Saffron, run by Arun Kapil, is offering both collection and delivery of their Curry Tubs (minimum order 8 tubs) and delivering within the Carrigaline, Cork city, Midleton, Ballycotton belt. They are also working with the Cork branch of Neighbourfood, supplying the hubs at Midleton/Ballymaloe Cookery School, Watergrasshill, Douglas and Kinsale. Peruse their website for a wide selection of spices, sauces and kits to add a bit of spice and interest to your home cookery. Postage varies depending on size and weight, calculated at checkout. Worth keeping an eye on Arun’s ‘Spice Masterclasses’ on the Green Saffron Instagram for lots of delicious ideas.

Café Builín Blasta Another of our favourite products is Café Builín Blasta’s Smoked Onion Mayo, which we’ve been shouting about for a year or two now. It’s a game-changing condiment and works so well with chips, in egg mayo or salad dishes, on any kind of sandwich, in an aioli or just on a spoon straight from the jar. It’s produced by hand in small batches by the Irish language cafe in Spiddal in Connemara, Co. Galway and they are sending their jars nationwide, alongside their wider range of chutnies, jams, dressings and sauces. Due to different weights and sizes shipping is calculated at checkout.

Achill Island Sea Salt Atlantic-harvested sea salt is available to be ordered online. Also, look at how cute their little salt pig is!! Free shipping for orders over €45.

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Mezze Nicola and Dvir had only opened their deli-shop in Tramore within the last year and they’ve already faced huge challenges, but they’re persevering, still delivering dishes locally (go direct to order). Their online shop is still stocked (and open for orders and deliveries) with pantry products and both Irish artisan and international ingredients. Minimum order of €30 qualifies for local free delivery, but nationwide delivery is €8 unless baskets are over €80 at which point it qualifies for free.

Pudding Row Looking for a little edible comfort? Easkey cafe and bakery Pudding Row is now posting their ‘Comfort Kits’ via An Post to wherever you are across Ireland. They’ve been staying open for online orders and collections but this is a new feature and the €60 box includes four homemade seeded bagels, two each of Orange & Pistachio Brownies and Achill Island Sea Salt Caramel Squares, a vegan flapjack, date power ball and some other necessary pantry staples: Pudding Row Jam, Pudding Row Chutney, Pudding Row Granola and some Wall & Keogh tea. Shipping every Wednesday for the next while, orders have flown out and they sell out almost instantly, so keep an eye on their Instagram for notice of when they’re back in stock –– or you can add your email on the order page to be notified.

Newgrange Gold Keep your cupboard stocked with incredible Irish rapeseed oil by buying online! Newgrange Gold is produced just up the road from us outside Slane, Co. Meath, and each of their flavoured rapeseed oils are wonderful, but if we can suggest you try anything, try their Smokey variety –– it transforms dishes! Free delivery across Ireland for orders €40+ (and most of their boxes of 12 units reaches just over €40 anyway, so well worth stocking up and buying a little in bulk!)

Little Italy Ltd. Dublin-based importer of the best Italian produce, Little Italy has always had a web shop and they’re feeling the pressure with Covid-19 but the orders are still flying out. Free delivery is offered for orders over €50, within the area of Dublin 1-8 and they are truly a treasure trove of fine ingredient, from pasta and pantry staples to specialist flavours. They’ve advised that in the current pandemic, orders may take up to a week to be processed and delivered and that if certain items are no longer in stock they will find suitable substitutions or offer a part refund. Standard deliveries to ROI of 30kg or less are €8.40 whilst NI deliveries start at €14 shipping.

Homespun Foods Erica Sheehan made a name for herself with her crisp and healthy alternative to granola and now Homespun is becoming a household name and cupboard staple. Order direct from Erica, choosing between six-box (€30) bundles of her Quinoa Crunch range of granola or order yourself one of her gorgeous Christmas taster hampers for €25 (a gorgeous gift for a special someone, too!). Use the code ‘healthytwist’ for €5 off standard bundles! Free shipping on orders over €20, UK shipping costs €4.95.

WASI Hand-harvesting seaweed on the shoreline, WASI (Wild Atlantic Seaweed Ireland) produces three seaweed-based pestos: Garlic & Lemon, Chilli & Lemongrass, and Ginger & Sesame. Unlike most pestos, these are vegan friendly and a great source of B12. As an island nation we should all be eating seaweed way more often than we currently are, as it’s packed full of goodness. You can order from their site, in individual flavours or in a three-pack of their range, and delivery is available across Ireland –– cost calculated by weight at checkout.

Cafe Rua Co. Mayo-based shop and café Rua is delivering within a 5km radius of their location on Spencer Street in Castlebar. Call ahead on 094 9286072 or email and payment details can be taken over the phone. Order before 2pm will qualify for same-day delivery. Order and collection still available, and they are still opening daily for the public, 10am – 2pm, Monday to Saturday. Check out their BigCartel online shop here:

The Pepper Pot Cafe The purveyors of our favourite sandwiches in all the city, The Pepper Pot Cafe – based in the Powerscourt Townhouse in the heart of Dublin city – is now delivering hampers within their local vicinity (Dublin 1, 2, 6 and 8) and taking orders through their Instagram page. Marian is selling set hampers at €45, which include treacle soda bread, six bagels, chive and caper cream cheese, Pepper Pot granola, Achill Island Sea Salt and a few other special treats!

Wild Irish Foragers Offaly-based family business specialising in local, foraged and seasonal ingredients in a range of shrubs, syrups, spreads and preserves. Wild Irish Foragers are also offering a 10% discount if you buy four or more of the same product, too, and we love having their shrubs in stock in particular to add a unique, different dimension to cocktails, drinks and recipes. Shipping is via An Post (both to ROI and NI) and costs are calculated by weight and order size, so will be charged accordingly.

Broighter Gold Oil Richard and Leona Kane up in Limavady are sending their stunning gold-by-name-gold-by-nature rapeseed oils in various flavours across NI and beyond to ROI. Seriously, try these oils –– we always have a bottle or two in stock. Broighter Gold is offering free NI and ROI delivery for orders £30+, for smaller orders the shipping is £4.99 within NI and £6.44 to ROI. UK mainland orders are charged at £7.69 delivery, but free for orders £35+.

Sliabh Aughty Farm to Fork Box [UPDATE: ON HOLD UNTIL 2021] Producers from East Galway have come together to launch a box of their local produce (€35) available for nationwide delivery for €7 via the Essential Food Trails website. It features a set selection of local produce from the farms and markets including chutney, oil and marmalade from Gran Grans Foods, Kylemore Farmhouse Alpine-style cow’s milk cheese, Sliabh Aughty hot honey and crackers from the Foods of Athenry.

Berna’s Dressings Run by Berna Williams and her husband David (formerly of Thyme Out in Dalkey), Berna’s Dressings is a range of bright, zesty, flavour-packed dressings and sauces. With recipes ideas on their site, try any one or all of the three core flavours in their beautiful packaging, all €5 each or all three for €15. Shipping is €6.80 as standard so why not stock up on a few bottles?

Crossogue Preserves Tipperary-based producer of over 100 different flavoured Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, Curds, Chutneys and Coulis, running for the last 20+ years. Shipping is set at a standard €5.50 within Ireland and €12.50 for UK orders.

Sweet Beat Sligo-based cafe, bakery and provisions store now selling online their range of prepared meals, dips, cakes, hampers, pantry staples, coffee (+ equipment) and more. Nationwide delivery available for some items, prepared/perishable food available to click and collect online with a small local delivery (Sligo, Strandhill, Rosses Point) on Wednesdays for €5.

Wild Wood Vinegars Fionntan Gogarty’s range of exceptional, premium, exciting and award-winning vinegars and infusions truly capture the Irish landscape. He’s a staple of the market scene and can often be found at the best food festivals in Ireland, though he’s never traded online not least had social media or a proper website. However, for the time being, Ballina-based Fionntan has opened up his business to send his vinegars to customers by post. Simply email to order from Fionntan’s range.

Kate’s Kitchen Sligo-based cafe and provisions store Kate’s Kitchen is operating doorstep deliveries of their goods and prepared meals within the local area, whilst they also operate an expansive online shop of food and lifestyle products offering nationwide delivery for €7.95 (An Post) or slightly more via DPD for bulky items.

Richmount Cordial Company Co. Longford-based drinks producer Richmount has added a web shop as of 5th April, selling their two products – (Elderflower Cordial, Elderberry Cordial) produced within their 2,000 elder tree orchard – direct to consumers. ROI Delivery is free with orders of seven bottles or more, any less requires a delivery fee of €5 + 23% VAT.

Mileeven Fine Foods Run by mother-and-daughter duo Eilis and Sarah Gough, you’ll adore their wide selection of honeys, both plain and pure and others with added flavours and infusions of fruit and nuts. There’s a great deal on Gift Box hampers as well as a 1KG piece of honeycomb (€29).

Burren Balsamics Award-winning balsamic producers Susie Hamilton is offering 10% of all online orders using code ‘COOK10’. ROI deliveries are a standard £7.50 fee whilst NI deliveries are £5 for 4 bottles or less and £10 for five bottles and above.

KO Kombucha Whether you want a delivery of 12 kombucha or a kombucha starter kit to start fermenting at home, Offaly-based kombucha brewers KO sell three flavours of kombucha (original, blueberry, strawberry) of which you can get crates of 12x330ml of each (€35), or a mixed case of all three. Their starter kit is also €40. Free delivery is being extended across the island of Ireland for the duration of this crisis. Gut health is wealth, so this is a great service and option!

Sarah & Olive Specializing in prizewinning single estate olive oils from Andalucia, Sarah & Olive is doing deliveries in Dublin and sending oil through An Post nationwide (free shipping on orders over €75), as well as being available via the Neighbourhood Food click and collect market in Glasnevin. Delivery under that order amount is a standard €10.

Totally Nutz Butter Galway-based nut butter brand Totally Nutz is delivering their peanut and almond butters nationwide with free delivery. There are various sizes and amounts of their different products, which come in both crunchy and smooth varieties and all contain no palm oils or hidden sugars.

Raw Delivering nationwide, Ballymount-based brand Raw specialise in cold pressed juices, frozen fruits & yogurts for smoothies, coffee beans and syrups. Mainly food service supplier, the team have had to change it up and go direct to the public and have recently launched a range of cold-pressed juices designed for the home consumer.

Roger’s Hot Nuts Mother-and-daughter team Helen and Emma sell packaged peanuts usually direct to industry, like pubs and certain shops from their base in Wicklow. Since the hospitality industry closures they’ve totally changed their business model, now delivering boxes of peanuts to people’s homes, through An Post and locally delivering where they can. Choose between four of their flavours, or enjoy a combo box of 20 bags from your own selection. They also sell gluten free nut bars in 3 different flavours.

StuffUNeed An online marketplace aiming to deliver orders within 48 hours of being placed, StuffUNeed is a collection of different household essentials and cupboard staples as well as restaurant kits from the likes of Box Burger, Uno Pizza, Smokin’ Bones and Platform Pizza (Wing It and other meal kits being added soon!) They also specialise in Bretzel Bakery bread. Contactless delivery is available across the Dublin region (Dublin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6w, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24) and both North Co. Dublin and as far as Bray and Greystones south of the city.

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Gubbeen order online from Fingal Ferguson in West Cork and choose between his sensational pork and cheese products, as well as standard boxes from €35 to €50 and €75 in worth. Note: availability can be intermittent, and by that we mean the shop itself can be intermittent, so nab something immediately if you spot it available!

Hugh Maguire Butchers Ashbourne-based butchers run by master of his trade Hugh Maguire (Great Taste Awards’ Supreme Champion 2017 for his Smoked Black Pudding) launched an online store in April 2020 with a wide range of meat products (beef, pork, lamb, turkey, chicken and meat parcels). Minimum order is €40, and delivery is available nationwide, with orders over €75 qualifying for free delivery. The butcher shop in Ashbourne remains open, with restrictions in place and following the appropriate guidelines, Monday to Saturday weekly for collection.

Killua Castle Based in Co. Westmeath, order their award-winning venison direct from the producer via Paypal. 4 steaks cost €28, plus standard €8 shipping.

Metcalfe Park Beef Connect with Cynthia Fortune-Ryan over on Instagram @MetcalfeParkBeef where she regularly opens up orders for her sustainably-famed, incredible higher welfare, grass-finished Kerry beef which can be ordered and delivered to you. Two mixed box options –– a 15kg box (€200) and a 20kg box (€270) usually with a rib roast, some prime steaks, mince, stewing beef, shin, housekeeper’s cut. So all in all for around €2-300 you’ll get a wide range of different cuts for stewing, roasting, burgers, steaks and fill your fridge and freezer!

Dexter Killenure Beef Dundrum, Co. Tipperary-based premium dexter beef brand Killenure has an online shop selling its Single Estate charcuterie, dripping (chorizo, salami) and leather products.

John Stone Beef Opening their treasure chest of meat that’s usually reserved for top chefs and restaurants, both at home in Ireland and internationally, Longford-based John Stone Beef has launched a web shop (mid-April) for customers to order their dry-aged, grass-fed Irish beef and premium Irish lamb direct to their door for the very first time. Ourselves and our family have ordered off them several times! They’ve also teamed up with Wines Direct to offer steak and wine boxes inspired by the different wine-producing countries: Argentina (€55), France (€66) and Spain (€96) with cuts specific to dishes from the destination, alongside a complimentary bottle of wine. Deliveries are limited to Leinster and Munster for the time being but nationwide will be an option in the near future. Their own team are personally delivering in their own refrigerated vehicles in Leinster on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Munster once-weekly on a Wednesday.

The Premium Butcher The Premium Butcher, a division of Dawn Meats Group, offers next day delivery (for orders placed Monday-Thursday, no weekend deliveries) and free delivery on orders over €100. They offer chicken, beef, lamb and pork. You can also still visit or call & collect at their fully stocked shops in Waterford, Ballyhaunis & Dublin 24.

Ridgeway Wagyu Ridgeway Farm in Wicklow is selling online and offering free contactless delivery in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. Their delivery days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and for customers outside of this area the best way to order is to email the team directly and they will organise courier delivery. Uniquely, their grass-fed cattle also munch on olive feed and chocolate to produce premium quality Irish Wagyu beef, renowned for an intense marbled appearance which results in a tender and juicy meat with a distinctive, delicious flavour. Wide range of cuts available including fillets, prime steaks and gourmet hand-presssed burgers.

Corndale Farm Our great friend Alastair Crown has been breeding freer-than-free-range pork for quite a few years and his award-winning charcuterie is truly some of the finest you’ll find across the island. Alastair’s offering free delivery nationwide for baskets over £50. Aside from charcuterie products, he has fresh meat boxes too with grass-fed meats including pork, lamb, beef and chicken, all vacuum packed and delivered chilled to your door –– for these email Alastair directly on He’s just added a ‘Breakfast Box’ and ‘Cured Meat Box’ to the site, also.

–– you can also listen to Alastair from Corndale Farm, Charlie from Broughgammon Farm and Leona and Richard from Broighter Gold in this episode of our podcast Chew The Fat.

James Whelan Butchers is offering free delivery for orders over €100 from their wide range of meats, cuts and styles of both fresh, raw and prepared meat-based dishes. What’s more, if you live within a 15km radius of any of their ten stores – Avoca (Kilmacanogue, Rathcoole), Dunnes Stores (Rathmines, Cornelscourt, Swords, Blanchardstown, Naas, Bishopstown Cork, Jetland Limerick) and Clonmel – you can order from their site and they will deliver direct to you for orders €50+.

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FX Buckley Victualler, Grocer, Steakhouse and Bar is delivering three versions of meat-based boxes, a Breakfast Box (€22), Dry-Aged Beef Box (€110) and Mixed Meat Box (€60). Order via email or phone, details on their site.

The Whole Hoggs The family-owned free range pork farm in Co. Meath has just set up an online shop and is delivering to the Louth, Meath and Dublin area. Choose from a wide range of pork cuts and meat packs.

Tuites Butchers Also in the Boyne Valley area, esteemed local butchers Tuites Butchers (with three shops: Laurence St (041 9831757), Bull Ring, (041 9831753) Ballymakenny Road/Yellowbatter (0419836175)) is offering local deliveries around the Drogheda area. Simply phone ahead to your nearest of their three stores.

Glenarm Redspark Lamb Based in Antrim and love lamb? Glenarm Redspark Lamb is delivering locally their boxes and various cuts of fine lamb, simply call or email using the details above.

The Chicken Inn The famed poultry stall at the English Market serving for the last 65 years, The Chicken Inn is now offering home delivery from Monday 6th April to the Cork area, due to demand. They’ve outlined very specifically how people can order (via email or phone 021 4275415) and deliveries will be sent out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to Cork’s south side and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Cork’s north side –– they request two days lead-time for all orders, so those placed on Monday will arrive Wednesday, etc. etc. Details below.

The Friendly Farmer in Athenry is selling his range of ‘Butcher Boxes’ online, with lamb, chicken and family options, ranging from around €30 for the essentials box up to €170 for a premium, free-range chicken box.

The Wooded Pig [UPDATE: WEBSITE INACTIVE] Looking for charcuterie? Eoin Bird from The Wooded Pig in the Boyne Valley has an online shop selling his coppa, chorizo and his three flavours of salami (fennel; black pepper; garlic) –– all from his free-range pigs. Eoin offers free delivery on orders above €50 (€6.50 for orders less than that) and please allow a two-day delivery time window.

Drumanilra Farm An organic farm by Lough Key in County Roscommon, they deliver organic meat, veg, fruit and other products to local collection points in Carrick on Shannon, Boyle, Strandhill, Foxford and Longford whilst delivery nationwide with DPD costs €9.50 as standard. Due to be opening an organic drive-thru farm shop, restaurant and takeaway in 2020, this is naturally been delayed due to the pandemic so the family-run farm diversified with their online farm shop.

Andarl Farm The home of ‘Velvet Pork’ using a very specific breed cross, Andarl Farm run by Dave and Diana Milestone over in Co. Mayo specialises in ethical rearing of pigs and are luckily open for online orders! Their standard box for home delivery (€75, including nationwide delivery) includes 1lb each pork and beef mince, 2 Black Angus striploin steaks, 1 pork steak/tenderloin, 4 pork chops, 2lb each of pork belly and rashers, 2lb gammon and 2 packs Breakfast sausages. Peruse their online shop for a variety of cuts and styles, and they’ve also just introduced click and collect at their facility too.

Broughgammon Farm in Ballycastle have a wide selection of boxes, from goat and veal to chicken and larder essentials, that can be delivered to your door, however as it’s a small family-run farm operation and they are very popular sometimes it takes 1-2 weeks to fulfil orders. They are constantly innovating with their offering and different products, and we’ve ordered from them several times ourselves –– usually picked up at their collection point down south at McNally Family Farm in North Co. Dublin.

Ring’s Farm Sean Ring has various delivery packs of his free-range, organic chicken from his base in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, and also has veg boxes and The Village Dairy milk you can enjoy delivered direct to your door. There’s a minimum order value of €50 for home deliveries.

Annascaul Black Pudding Get your award-winning Annascaul black pudding, white pudding, sausages and rashers delivered to you nationwide from where it’s produced by the Ashes in Kerry. Minimum orders on their site is €35 with €10 delivery charge.

Atlantic Erris Lamb are 5th generation family farmers of beautiful lamb on the Belmullet Peninsula in Co Mayo. Their Bord Bia approved produce would ordinarily destined for the restaurant industry, but now available to you. They offer lamb boxes, which is a great way to stock up the freezer for the months ahead or to split with friends, family or neighbours. Their website says “A cool Atlantic sea breeze carries the salty sea air across the lands and The regular rain soaks the earth with sea salt. The grass and herbs “seasoned” in this manner is the lambs main source of food” which has us salivating! Lamb boxes are priced from €75 to €195 with free nationwide delivery.

O’Crualaoi Foods The Cork-based butcher and deli is delivering fresh meat and oven-ready dishes nationwide. Free local delivery within 10km of their Ballincollig, Fermoy and Wilton stores with orders of €30+ via their site. All other online orders carry a €10 flat rate for delivery nationwide.

The Village Butcher The most stunning dry-aged beed, free-range pork, BBQ classics, all kinds of meat from goat to guinea fowl, sauces, spices, sides and so much more; Based in Ranelagh, The Village Butcher is a treasure trove of a butcher shop. Delivery (only Thurs and Fri) is available only within 10km of their shop, but click and collect is also available. If you order before 11am you’ll be able to collect the same day.

Fodder NI Downpatrick-based farm shop selling Dexter beef and other grocery items. Choose between their different boxes, ranging in price from £30 to £50 or just choose the individual cuts of meat you want delivered. They also have fresh sourdough, Bara Bakehouse baps, brownies, tea/coffee, preserves and oil. If you want to fire up the barbie or wood fired oven, they can also drop you out charcoal or firewood. Delivery is available within a 20km radius and is free on orders over £25; a £5 charge applies for unders under that amount.

Ballinwilliam Farm Organic wild boar, venison and goat direct from Co. Cork delivering nationwide for a cost of €10 shipping or complimentary if you spend over €70. They are also offering some click and collect locations.

Achill Mountain Lamb Calvey’s Farm on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, is taking orders by phone for their incredible-tasting lamb, whole and half, plus they can prepare it bespoke for each order within reason. Call Grainne on 098 43158. Delivery nationwide costs €20.

The Gourmet Butcher in Clonmel has a really handy, easy-to-use online ordering system for meat deliveries.

Higgins Butcher is offering a nationwide delivery service of their incredible dry aged steaks (pictured above), as well as lamb, burgers, free range pork and more. Delivery is fairly quick and efficent, and everything is vac-packed for freshness. More info on their stock and approach on

Tom Durcan, a master butcher located in Cork’s English Market is offering free local delivery during the Covid-19 crisis and nationwide delivery for €8.50. Simply call or fill out a form on their site with your requirements.

McLoughlins Butchers Southside Dublin-based butchers who earlier in 2020 only took orders via phone for local deliveries have now added a brilliant online shop for you to order from. Thursday is their only day for Dublindeliveries, and those orders must be in by 9pm wednesday evening, but nationwide delivery is also available two days a week. You can also collect an order at the Airfield Estate market in Dundrum, whilst orders we believe can still be facilitated by phone don’t have an online shop but they are delivering locally, by taking order via phone on 01 5065554.

Skeaghanore Duck Fancy some duck? It seems that every other competitor on MasterChef this year is cooking duck breast, so why not you?? In Cork, the third generation, family-run farm are doing deliveries direct from their site, nationwide delivery costs €10.

McCarthys of Kanturk Also with a popular outpost at the English Market, McCarthys of Kanturk are supporting their local community with free delivery within a 20km radius of their base in Kanturk, north Cork for orders €30 and above (there’s a map on their site to see if you qualify within the region) and they are also offering free delivery nationwide for orders above €150. For orders less than that, standard delivery is €15.

The Scarlet Heifer The Co. Meath farm, run by the Collins family and specialising in traditional beef and lamb breeds, has two stores in South Dublin –– Foxrock and Leopardstown. They have now set up a seamless e-store on their website for both deliveries and contactless collection.

Magners Farm in Tipperary is selling eggs and lots of other produce local to the area via their online shop for local deliveries.

Irish Biltong Looking for a long-life snack? Irish Biltong have been producing the South African dried meat snack for years and offer a variety of flavours and quantities on their site.

Flanagan’s Butchers Based in Armagh? Give this local butcher a ring (028 37522805) and they will deliver to your home, within the local area of their shop.

Sadie’s Kitchen Sarah Kiely’s bone broth brand Sadie’s Kitchen is available for online orders via their website, with payment and delivery via Soul Bia. Choose either Beef Bone Broth or Chicken Bone Broth in individuals or multi-packs of six.

📦 Fish 🐟🦐🦑

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The Gannet in Galway, Stefan Griesbach has been selling and delivering nationwide via his EatMoreFish website for a number of years –– we’ve ordered off it several times and it’s excellent, he’s continuing as normal as possible. Minimum order is €35 and delivery charge is €8.50 but free for orders of €100 or more.

Burren Smokehouse Birgitta Hedin-Curtin’s award-winning Burren Smokehouse is still operating nationwide deliveries, as normal, and her range includes hot and cold smoked salmon, wild smoked salmon and both trout and mackerel.

Birgitta is also working with Burren Eco offering a #BurrenBasket (€55 for medium, €99 for large) throughout Covid-19 crisis, including both Burren Hot and Cold Smoked Irish Organic Salmon portions, cheeses from St. Tola and Ailwee Gouda, Black and White Pudding from Market House in Ennistymon and a 250g jar of Beetroot Chutney from Burren Fine Wine & Food, Ballyvaughan. The larger box has a couple of extra gourmet goods in it. The producers have also just launched a Burren Breakfast Basket (€50) with both Burren Cold and Hot Smoked Irish Organic Salmon portions, Ailwee Gouda, a Brown Soda Bread Mix, Stonecutters Kitchen granola and a jar of Burren Whiskey Marmalade. All orders via –– you can also hear more from Birgitta and her Clare-based business on our podcast Chew The Fat here

Woodcock Smokery Sally Barnes’ incredible wild fish smokery in Cork has been open for online orders for a while, but they really could use public support at this time as restaurant orders have fallen through. The code ‘LOCKDOWNLOVE’ offered 15% off all orders online earlier in 2020, not sure if it still works –– worth a try! Also her branded smocks in navy and red are also available online to-order; Patrick ordered a navy one before Christmas and absolutely adores it. Great for pottering about the kitchen or the house!

K O’Connell Fish Pat O’Connell from the English Market in Cork City has widened his free delivery service beyond the city itself and out in the towns and suburbs of Cork City, like Blarney, Ballincollig and Passage West. Simply phone (021 427 6380) or email your order to –– minimum order €30, stock listing on the website.

Glenmar Seafood Predominently serving the export market for the last 30 years, over recent years the Glenmar Seafood team have concentrated in a bigger way on the home market. With over 70 vessels supplying them, paired with cutting edge technology and a trio of processing facilities (Dublin, West Cork, East Cork).and the quality of their product speaks for itself, across a mix of frozen-at-sea, live and sustainable fresh fish and shellfish. With the exponential acceleration of the online shopping space during the pandemic, they have also quickly developed and built an e-commerce site for nationwide home deliveries (min. order €40, free delivery over €100), all packed from their West Cork HQ, steps from the sea, with fully recyclable, biodegradable and thermal materials. Snap this up, as, with so much of Ireland’s amazing seafood being exported, it’s no wonder many of the best chefs across the world are clamouring to get this product on their menus.

Frank Hederman Hederman’s Fish (also a staple of Cork’s English Market) from Belvelly Smokehouse in Co. Cork is also offering both a ‘Click & Collect’ service for those in and around the Cork area and a home delivery service nationwide. The ‘Mostly Smoked Fish Box’ (€30) is “the ideal way to enjoy a vicarious visit to our farmers market stalls. Trust us to include the best of what’s on offer at the time you order,” they say. This doesn’t include short shelf-life products (their pâtés or fishcakes) but much of their core range. As of July, there is also some beautiful wild smoked salmon! When browsing their online shop, you will see what items are marked as ‘Click & Collect Only’ and if they aren’t marked with that they are suitable and available for home delivery. Shipping is calculated at checkout and delivery is made by Fastway Couriers.

DK Connemara Oysters Want a box of oysters direct to your door? Order a dozen, two dozen or three dozen from Connemara-based DK to anywhere in Ireland. Minimum order is one dozen (€18) whilst the best value is two dozen at €24, they dispatch Monday to Thursday for Ireland orders.

Mullaghmore Sea Farm Sligo-based family business specialising in live lobster and crab, delivering nationwide for a flat fee of €8.50. Order by Wednesday at midnight for delivery on a Friday. More information and options available on their site

Nicky’s Plaice Howth-based fishmonger (and in-house hot and cold smoker) Nicky’s has an online store you can order fresh fish to-your-door. Delivery (all Ireland) starts from just €5!

Port2Door Donegal-based Starcrest Seafoods has set up a web shop for customers to order fresh fish from, delivering across Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo, as well as Athlone. In Northern Ireland, they deliver to Counties Derry, Fermanagh and Tyrone. They are delivering at least twice in every county a week, up to four times weekly.

Ummera Smokehouse Though most known for the wonderful organic smoked salmon and organic garadlax that comes from the Creswell family’s artisan smokehouse in Cork, they also smoke duck breasts, chicken, bacon and picanha beef too. You can order from their diverse range of smoked meat and fish products. Working with a courier company to facilitate deliveries (internationally), if you’re in Ireland and order before 10am on a weekday, they will endeavour to get your order to you the next day –– though Covid-19 may be making deliveries a little slower. Shipping/delivery costs are calculated at checkout, depending on size and weight.

Kish Fish Free delivery in the Dublin area for orders over €25 to Kish Fish. Orders can be placed via phone (01 8543900) or email and a short stock list for home deliveries is available on their website.

Star Sea Foods A whoppingly low €10 minimum order amount with no delivery charge, Cork-based Star Sea Foods delivers on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays to Cork city, Midleton, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Glanmire and the Cork Airport rgion.

Union Hall Smoked Fish West Cork based, second-and-third generation family business Union Hall Smoked Fish has an online store you can browse and order from, with next-day delivery for orders in before 1pm Monday-Thursday across Ireland. They have a West Cork Box (€50, pictured above), which includes their smoked salmon, kippers, mackerel and a selection of their smoked pâtés, Rosscarbery black pudding, Gubbeen cheese and crackers, hummus, bread and Glenilen yoghurt. Shipping is with DPD and costs are calculated at checkout, weight dependant.

Nick’s Fish Ashbourne-based fishmonger Nicholas Lynch is offering delivery within a roughly 60km radius of their Co. Meath base –– so covering Meath, Louth, Dublin and some areas of Kildare and Wicklow. Click through to their website for details on their different packs (€45), orders are taken by email ( or WhatsApp. Order before 7am and they will try their best to get your order to you, same-day. Deliveries are in split compartment temperature controlled vans and their own drivers making deliveries, rather than courier.

Goatsbridge Trout Husband and wife team Ger and Mag Kirwan have always operated an online shop selling their famous smoked trout, fishcakes, goujons, pates, roe, fresh trout, fillets and indeed the cookbook Fishwives. All Ireland deliveries for baskets over €100 are free, whilst there is a flat shipping fee of €5 for 20kg or less. Mag advises buying in bulk to store out your freezer is a good idea with regards shipping costs, and they keep their online prices competitive to what they are in physical retail, so that offers another incentive.

Quinlan’s Kerry-based Quinlan’s operate a number of shops and restaurants around the county of Kerry. Their website usually offers order and delivery nationwide but for now are solely offering a call and collect service, details on their website.

Mourne Fish Box Offering free delivery to both Ireland and NI/UK, choose between a variety of ‘fish boxes’ and bulk orders of different varieties of fish prepared in different ways. Our friends Carlingford Oysters are also available as an add-on via their shop in a 12-oyster box with additional shucking knife (£10.80).

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Sheridan’s Cheeesemongers Sheridan’s is synonymous with both fabulous cheeses and fantastic artisan produce from Ireland and abroad, and throughout Covid-19 they’re still sending food deliveries across Ireland. Order from their *HUGE* selection on their site (and you can even order their fabulous book all about the world of cheese and cheese appreciation too, it’s a favourite of ours!) Deliveries under €100 are subject to a €5 charge, but over €100 are free and they are trying their best to still fulfil a 2-3 day delivery time.

Photograph: John Kelly via St Tola Cheese

St. Tola Cheese Clare-based cheesemaker Siobhán Ní Ghairbhith is selling her fresh goat’s milk cheeses at a discount online, direct to her customers after losing lots of trade owners through the Covid-19 crisis. Packaging and nationwide delivery is included in the cost, and choose between her Goat’s Cheese Log, Ash Log (our favourite), her Greek style cheese or a ‘Clare Cheese Selection’ (€25) including crackers.

Mike’s Fancy Cheese Co. doing weekly, pre-ordered boxed deliveries around the Belfast area for £30, including two litre bottles of Ballylisk whole pasteurised milk, one sourdough loaf from the grateful bread, a half dozen Springmount Farm eggs, Abernethy butter, Clandeboye yoghurt, either Broughgammon veal salami or an Ispini platter, Mike’s own cheese
and possibly some other surprise cheeses too. If you want to listen to more about Mike Thomson and what he’s doing as both a cheesemaker and shopowner, listen to his episode of our podcast Chew The Fat.

The Real Olive Co./Toonsbridge Dairy An expansive online shop with Mediterranean influence, visit The Real Olive Co. online to stock up on their Toonsbridge cheeses (Greek-style feta, Cypriot-style Halloumi, ricotta, smoked scamorza, mozzarella Fior di Latte, Caciocavallo, Manchego, Parmesan, Pecorino and more) whilst they also have a huge array of olives, tapenades, pastes, pesto, antipasti, dried and cured meats, tinned/jarred fish, olive oil and vinegars.

There really is a world of global flavours at your fingertips here, and we’ve ordered from Toby and Jenny Rose before and can’t recommend them enough. Better yet, there’s free delivery nationwide for orders over €75, and like many others they require a two-day lead time for delivering orders. BTW, If you’re based in Dublin, be sure to check out their newly opened deli on George’s Street.

Abernethy Butter Quite possibly the most delicious and best butter in all of the land is made by Will and Allison Abernethy up in Dromore, Co. Down. The husband-and-wife team have added an online shop onto their website and you can order their butter (sent via courier) direct to your door!


You can listen to Allison and Will of Abernethy Butter on a recent episode of Chew The Fat here.

Milleens Famed Irish farmhouse cheesemakers down in West Cork, Milleens have had a surge in demand for their cheese that they’ve begun orders and deliveries direct with consumers. Message them directly on Twitter or Facebook to get a full round (€25) shipped direct to you.

The Village Dairy delivering milk in their local vicinity around Carlow.

Ballylisk of Armagh Incredibly delicious and rich, Ballylisk’s fresh milk and gorgeous cheeses (plus some stunning chutneys) are available to order online from their website with milk delivery for their local area in and around Armagh only. Free delivery across NI, 50% off their standard delivery rates to ROI (cheese and chutneys only to ROI)

Corleggy Co. Cavan-based cheesemakers, mother-and-son team Silke and Tom Cropp produce a range of cheeses using goat’s milk (Corleggy, their signature), cow’s milk (Cavanbert; Drumlin) and sheep’s milk (Creeny). You can order to ROI or NI and they offer both a Hard Cheese Box (€59) and a Soft Cheese Box (€23) whilst delivery is €8.50.

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Velvet Cloud, producer of natural sheep’s yoghurt from Co. Mayo, has added an online store to their website offering order and delivery of their 450g tubs of yoghurt in packs of six or twelve with free shipping. Ballybofey-based second generation butchers John and Shane run McConnells in Donegal and their website is an expansive and delectable selection of meat cuts, prepared dishes, breakfast staples and chutneys and sauces. There’s also a wide selection of ‘weekly boxes’ featuring favourites and staples, delivered regularly to your door. Delivery for each order is €7 nationwide, but free delivery for the local areas of Glenfinn, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Killygordon, Castlefinn and Drumkee, whilst if you order before 11am in the Donegal area there’s every chance you can get your order the next working day.

MyMilkMan A nationwide service, just like it used to be, where your local milkman will deliver your order direct to your door. You can choose an order from a wide range of milk, yoghurt, cheese, eggs and juice.

Bó Rua Cork-based farming family the Dinneens make a wonderful cheddar cheese using French Montbeliarde cattle (the same cows that make Comté in Eastern France). Choose between wedges or a 1kg wodge of their cheese via their newly-instated online shop, which is also offering free delivery for €45+ orders.

See also (ctrl/cmd + F this page to search) Indie Fude, Ardkeen, Avoca, Fallon & Byrne, Cashel Blue, Burren Smokehouse, The Counter Deli for cheese.

📦 Meal Deliveries / Restaurant Kits at Home 🥘🥗

[A caveat for this one: we don’t necessarily want to get into the business of highlighting all the various restaurants and takeaways still doing regular take-out, as this has always been about producers and retailers, however some exceptions apply and below is producer-led meal deliveries]

The Dough Bros You might think “vac pac pizza?” but hear us out: this is genius, and a gamechanger. Eugene and Ronan Greaney are the actual bros being the Dough in Galway city centre and early on in the lockdowns they pivoted to get their wood-fired pizzas and accoutrements into the hands of their customers safely by delivering them, part-cooked, cooled, then vaccum sealed to be topped (and tailored) by various toppings at home and then finished in your own oven. We’ve had these two or three times and can absolutely guarantee it’s the taste almost exactly the same as siting in their Cathedral Building outpost on Galway’s Middle Street. For €35 you’ll get three pizzas, three extra toppings of choice, extra San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, Parmesan, Toonsbridge mozzarella, and a pair of delicious roasted garlic dips. You can also add-on extras too to bulk out your order. Delivering Thursday of the week chosen, you can also collect your order (for free) from their base in the city.

Bang To Go Bang on Dublin’s Merrion Row has just launched its meal kits during Dublin’s county lockdown in September 2020. Five-course set menus, with a little work required at home, for two (€58) or for one (€29), customers can also add on extra dishes, sides and the BANG cheese board. The weekly-changing menu starts with Bread 41 sourdough and cultured butter, followed by charcuterie and snacks like olives or almonds, then a pasta dish, a meat-based main, a dessert and a cheese course. Available to order for Wednesday – Saturdays, collection preferable but delivery is also available from €7 within a 3 k radius, then €1 per km thereafter.

Mister S One of our favourite new restaurants along the resto highway that is Camden Street is Mister S — sister site of Featherblade on Dawson Street, and both are doing at home boxes. Mister S has its incredibly popular BoSsam feast centered around a roast Andarl Farm pork shoulder with lots of delicious sides, flatbreads, sauces and feeding at least four people for €85. We ordered this for a staycation with our friends in Leitrim and it was epic, providing almost three meals for the four of us! Great flavour, great value. They also have smaller options of a Lamb Shoulder Taco Meal (€48) and Pork Belly Meal (€48). All are available for pre-order before Thursdays at 8pm, delivery available across Dublin City and surrounding areas of Greystones, Wicklow, Maynooth, Celbridge and Leixlip on Friday/Saturday for just €5 whilst customers can collect from the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday between 2pm and 6pm.

Featherblade The Dawson Street staple decrees BBQs aren’t just for summer so after a few tweaks and changes the Real Bacon Cheeseburger Box is back this Autumn due to popular demand. Now serving four, this great value box of edible comfort is €30! Also for a limited time only get the best of Featherblade’s Speckled Park 1kg côte de boeuf meal for 2-3 people for €65. Served with Aromatics, Brandy Peppercorn Sauce, Smoked Mash Potato, Cauliflower Cheese, Charred Broccoli & Hazelnut Dressing and Cookies & Cream Cheesecake for dessert! Boxes can be delivered across Dublin City and surrounding areas of Greystones, Wicklow, Maynooth, Celbridge and Leixlip on Friday or Saturday for just €5. Equally you can order online and pick it up from the restaurant at your chosen time slot between 2pm and 6pm on Friday or Saturday that weekend.

Ely Wine Bars (LovELY At Home) Although the front doors might be closed, Michelle, Erik & a limited team have been working tirelessly to create LovELY at Home, expanding their online shop to include a range of ready meals with wine pairings from Date Night Boxes and a Roast Chicken Feast to their famous Ely Burgers. 90% of the cooking on most items is done, and instructions provided are for assembly and finishing at home, in your own time. Available for click and collect from ELY Wine Store Maynooth or from Ely Place (Dublin 2), or delivery from the Maynooth branch within a 45km radius.

Drop Dish Simon Delaney (actor and presenter) is just one of the chefs who has designed dishes for meal delivery service Drop Dish. His Simply Simon’s dishes include all the ingredients, recipe card and a cookalong video so you can remake them at home, as well a whole host of other recipes and dishes from BBQ classics to ‘fit’ food meals and dietary specific dishes. There are some ready for oven/just heat through options, too! Delivery is free to the Dublin and surrounding areas (including Ashbourne, Clonee, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin & Ratoath) when you spend over €30. Deliveries take place on Tuesdays and Fridays (order Sunday for Tuesday, Wednesday for Friday) and deliveries are contactless.

Hannah’s Kitchen A Cork-based catering company run by Audrey McSweeney and Paul McSweeney, who pivoted early in Covid-19 to produce a range of Gourmet Gift boxes (think Gourmet Meat & Cheese, Afternoon Tea etc.) delivering locally to Cork City and Suburbs, but they’re planning to go nationwide as soon as courier companies can guarantee next day delivery.

Black Sheep Foods have four different delivery boxes (Breakfast, Juices, Dinner, Easter) which you can order from their site for delivery within the Dublin and Kildare region –– the breakfast box is their bestseller already! You can add on other products (coffee, condiments) to your order, whilst free delivery is only for baskets €55+.

Blue Bar Skerries [UPDATE: Collection only NOW!] This seaside bar and restaurant along the harbour in the picturesque, North Co. Dublin town of Skerries is sending their staple dish to your door! Order Blue Bar’s iconic Louisiana style hot wings and recreate them at home. They’re delivering Tuesday-Friday weekly, 4kg portion of marinated wings with accompanying hot sauce, a large tub of garlic mayo, a large tub of blue cheese dip and 6 celery stalks for €40 –– enough for around 6 portions. Orders must be in 48 hours before delivery and they are currently only delivering within North Co. Dublin (Skerries, Balbriggan, Rush, Lusk, Swords/Donabate) to the following Eircodes: K32, K34, K36, K45, K56 and K67.

Jaru Korean Kitchen Dublin-based Jaru has just launched an online ‘Mart’ offering order and delivery of their products – homemade Kimchi, seasonal Banchans (like pickled wild garlic) and homemade sauces like Korean Chilli and Korean BBQ – as well as some ready-to-cook food. Weekly orders close Thursday for a Saturday delivery and they can service all areas of Dublin 1-24 as well as Lucan, Swords, Malahide and Glenageary. Delivery chargers differ per area, but orders €50+ are free delivery. Collection also possible from their base in Rathfarnham. Jaru is also offering hot food ready-to-eat to order from their site, Deliveroo, Uber Eats and JustEat.

Smokin Bones BBQ in a Box The Temple Bar staple has just launched their BBQ in a Box (€45 for 2-3 people; €65 for 4-6) service, available seven days a week. With a tagline of “just add heat and eat” you can enjoy all their restaurant favourites in the comfort of your own home: Texas Smoked Brisket, North Carolina pulled pork, Baby back ribs, corn, pit beans and more, all cooked just how they’re served in the restaurant, then sent to your door in a chilled box to be reheated at leisure and enjoyed within 35 minutes! Order before 4pm for next day delivery and you can add on extras like sides and sauces as well as building your own box from scratch.

Oliver Dunne Restaurants From just Beef & Lobster grill boxes in the initial lockdown period, Oliver Dunne’s restaurant group has now diversified this Autumn into specific boxes available for order and delivery that typify the type of dishes from the various restaurants in his stable, including B&L, Cleaver East, Bon Appetit in Malahide and Bryanstown Social in Drogheda.

Cleaver East has become synonymous with lavish weekend brunch sessions, so naturally the C.E meal kit is a blow-out brunch. There’s a Ribeye Steakhouse meal kit with everyone you need for an epic roast, whilst also inspired by Malahide the Bon Appetit Date Night box is a delicious, four-course dining experience whilst the more casual, family friendly Bryanstown Social box is a gourmet burger and wings kit.

From around €32 for two people right up to €80 to feed four (as well as ‘Little Chef’ kids’ kit for €25) there’s something to please everyone’s tastes and every size of family. What HAS remained stationary is the very popular Signature Cocktail Box (€49, 8 cocktails-worth) where you can perfect the likes of an Espresso Martini or Amaretto Sour at home. All boxes come with cooking instructions, tips and techniques for reheating. Deliver (Friday to Sunday weekly) is available across Dublin 1-24 including major North Co. Dublin towns. Next day delivery/collection cut-off is 8pm. If you prefer to collect, pick up at Bon Appetit, The Donnybrook in Dublin 4 or Bryanstown Social in Drogheda on a Thursday/Friday from 2pm and from midday Saturday/Sundays.

allta “While allta’s doors are closed, we wanted to carry on delivering some of the signature bold flavours diners thankfully seem to have fallen in love with,” says Niall Davidson of allta, Dublin’s hottest new wine bar with food run by Niall, Kevin Burke and Hugh Higgins. We interviewed the team for Chew The Fat (episode here) a couple of weeks before the lockdown came into effect, and it’s great to see them change tack so effortlessly to survive, only a short few months after opening…

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The allta delivery box launched the weekend of 11th April and sold out in under ten minutes –– three minutes, we believe! Costing €75 per week (incl. a wine pairing bottle) a sample of the freshly prepared ingredients and weekly changing provisions menu in each subscription allta BOX may include: Sourdough and shiitake miso butter; Ventricina and McNally’s farm pickles; Comeragh mountain lamb, seaweed pappardelle and Cáis ná Tíre (our favourite dish on their menu!); Velvet Cloud sheep’s yoghurt mousse and Ryan’s rhubarb jelly; Pecan and oat cookie dough. Each pasta arrives in 200g bundles with plenty of sauce and condiments to match, enough for two hungry people to share generously. Only two chefs prepare each allta BOX and strictly follow social distancing measures in the work place and are temperature checked at the start of each day.

They’ve also added on cocktails for two, by the bottle and supplied by the Bar 1661 team, as well as ‘Wine Boxes’ (minimum order €75) with a stunning but mysterious selection of key bottles from their own menu, curated by sommelier Ian Fitzpatrick. You can order a selection of individual bottles of your choice, too. Order your allta BOX via with free nationwide shipping. Orders are tending to be delivered on Saturdays now, with the cut-off for that week’s orders on Thursday midnight.

BuJo The famed burger joint in Sandymount is taking a novel approach and delivering ‘Home Meal Kit’ for making burgers (€40)! What began as just for D2 and D4 areas has now blossomed into being available nationwide! Order by Thursday at 2pm and you’ll receive delivery on a Friday… or pick up free from their Sandymount restaurant.

You can prepare, cook and enjoy their style of burgers from the comfort (and safety) of your own home, and included is enough to make 8 BuJo burgers (4 doubles; 4 singles) with 12 patties of premium, grass-fed Irish beef, 8 brioche buns, 250ml of their signature burger sauce, 12 slices of cheddar and whole dill pickles in vinegar. BuJo’s culinary director Grainne O’Keeffe has also included step-by-step instructions, and having had these boxes three or four times this year we have to really commend the quality, service and value! Bujo has been a big success story of this whole pandemic pivoting.

Fiid High fibre, protein-rich, plant-based food pouches by Irish start-up Fiid. Choose your ‘bowls’ in a grouping and they’ll be handily delivered to your door, you simply need to warm through and it’s a meal covered! There’s three flavours: a tagine, a ragu, and a bean chilli. Choose one case (€23.94, 6 meals), two cases (€47.88, 12 meals) or three cases (€71.82, 18 meals).

Good Day Deli Delivering meal boxes of sustainable dishes using local, seasonal and organic produce from their deli and kitchen is Cork-based Good Day Deli. Enjoy a large mezze selection of different dishes (weekly changing), a bottle of premium natural wine and decadent cake options delivered to your door on Fridays. The €65 GDD ‘Kete Kai’ (Maori for “Food Basket”) is, what the team describe as “a weekend treat for you to enjoy over a long evening relaxing in your back garden, your balcony or your sofa”. The contents of the box serve 2 to 4 people and as a welcome gift, a GDD voucher will be included for complimentary coffee for two once they reopen their Nano Nagle Place cafe. Delivery is free but this is currently only available within the Cork city area.

Handsome Burger Handsome at Home has launched in early April, covering the Galway city and county region. For €30 you’ll get all you need to recreate their signature burgers at home, delivered to your door, including six beef patties with six brioche buns and enough cheese, as well as Handsome pickles and a tub of special burger sauce. Cooking instructions and branded greaseproof paper included, too. Their first delivery is this Saturday (11th April) and orders online must be in by Friday midday.

Salamanca Tapas Bar Dublin tapas restaurant and wine bar Salamanca is offering ‘Salamanca At Home’ kits to recreate the restaurant in your own home. Delivery (free) is within the Dublin area only and the standard €30 box contains manchego, salami, roasted peppers with garlic, Murcia almonds, Malaga olives, Jamon Duroc, olive oil, sardinallas and chocolate-dipped figs. You can also add-on a bottle of red or white wine to bring your box up to €45, whilst for €5 more you can add on their cookbook rounding up the price to a neat €50. Great as a gift or if you just want a night off from cooking and want to graze leisurely on a selection of Spanish delights.

Asador | Prado Firing up the BBQ now that summer weather has seemingly arrived early? Proprietor of both Asador on Haddington Street and Prado in Clontarf, Shane Mitchell has been working on bringing their barbecue expertise to homes across Dublin city and planned to launch ‘Asador | Prado at Home’ this summer, however this is now launching as immediately as possible! Choose between their BBQ Box (€49) or Deluxe Box (€75), where you will find premium steaks, dry-aged beef burgers, chicken wings and sticky glazed ribs. These BBQ cooking packs include an entire barbecue-ready meal as well as delicious accompanying sides and sauces – potato salad with cornichon, corn on the cob with garlic butter and tabbouleh salad. 

Customers will also have included tips, BBQ tricks, and cooking instructions to ensure you serve up the perfect meal you would expect to receive at one of their restaurants. Now delivering to the greater Dublin area, all you have to do is, fire up that barbecue, get that oven pre-heated and show off your cooking skills. Delivering Thursday-Sunday weekly, order before 2pm for next day delivery before 6pm.

Uno Pizza Rathmines-based pizzeria Uno has launched ‘Uno At Home’ kits, delivering all the essential ingredients for you to perfect a take on Neapolitan pizza at home in your own oven with just an ovenproof frying pan as your kit! The Margherita kit is €16 whilst the Diavola is €18 –– both provide enough for two pizzas. Delivering seven days a week within the Dublin area only,

Solas Tapas Chef Nicky Foley down in Dingle has done trojan work during Covid-19 and his little restaurant evolved into first a takeaway solution and then when restrictions eased into an al fresco restaurant. Now, in Autumn with restrictions back at their height, Nicky is serving is delicious tapas (Irish ingredients, Iberian inspiration) with a delivery service on Friday evenings only from Friday 30th of October. The menu will have some Solas classics and Nicky’s favourites as well as brand new dishes that have blossomed this year. Delivery is available around Dingle and outskirts to the other side of the Conor Pass, Camp, Castle and Brandon. Phone the restaurant for all orders on 0879932116.

Rúibín In Galway, restaurant and bar Ruibin on Docks Road is selling a boxed selection of home made goodies and local organic produce, including a bottle of wine, homemade bread, homemade granola, organic veggies from Sloe Hill Farm & other treats. Delivering anywhere in the city or suburbs of Galway and specify a time for pickup or order by Thursday for delivery between 12-2pm on Saturday.

The Butler’s Pantry Dublin-based deli and provisions stores, The Butler’s Pantry has begun a nationwide meal packages and provisions hampers delivery service via courier. Hampers begin at €65 right up to €250 whilst sweet treats are available to order by the box, and then individual artisan products are available individually. Deliveries, via DPD, are unavailable on a Monday or Tuesday (only delivered during daytimes Wednesday – Friday) at a cost of €15 whilst weekend (Saturday) cost €25, and are always during ‘daytime’ so ensure someone is home to receive at a distance.

Poulet Bonne Femme is delivering from both their Ballsbridge and Monkstown bases (within 7km of each, daily 12-6pm), Poulet Bonne Femme has now launched an app where you can order their rotisserie meats and boxes direct to your door (website ordering also available). Areas included like Ballsbridge, Clonskeagh, Carrickmines, Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Killiney and more.

Hapi Food Co. [UPDATE: CURRENTLY ON HOLD] Not only a prepared meals delivery service, Hapi Food Co. also acts as a co-op, offering functionality to order from third party suppliers and have them delivered. Two day lead-time needed for deliveries, and cost is €5. Through their online ordering system, you can also donate a meal to someone working on the frontline –– they write: “every cent donated will go directly to producing breakfasts, meals and snacks to those working on the frontline of healthcare. We are in contact with the Mater Foundation at the moment in order to facilitate this.”

Elite Cuisine Cork-based catering company Elite Cuisine has had their diary of events for the foreseeable wiped clear, so they’ve re-adjusted and are now doing home deliveries of ready-to-eat and freezer meals, as well as brunch, dessert and afternoon tea boxes. Delivering all around Cork city and county, as well as click and collect.

Black Bull Inn Drogheda’s long-standing Black Bull Inn on the Dublin Road has introduced their Wing It Home BBQ Box (€35) available for local delivery which includes 3kg of marinated chicken wings, two house sauces, celery sticks and dips. Order by calling 041 9837139 or messaging them directly on the Black Bull Inn Facebook, and 24 hours is needed for orders before delivery/social distance collection.

📦 Bread/Cakes/Pastry 🥖🍞🥮

Le Fournil [Update: on a break until third week of January] Clotilde and Tomasz from Artisan bakery Le Fournil in Sligo have opened an online shop where you can pre-order different breads, pastries, cakes and treats for delivery around Sligo. It’s a very small operation, so orders are restricted to 30 a day and delivery days were Thursday and Saturday, but now all deliveries are streamlined into Thursday only. Order by Tuesday midnight and delivery is €4. The shop remains open Tuesday – Saturday, 8am to 2pm.

The Little Mill/Kells Wholemeal Looking for flour? The Little Mill from Kilkenny are selling online via their Kells Wholemeal web portal in large quantities (12.5kg – 25kg) including wholemeal, rye and native varieties. Shipping we believe is calculated at checkout, and we’ve ordered two or three times this year so our 16kg bread flour order delivered to us in Louth was an extra €5.

Arán Pre-order your sourdough loaves, brunch dishes, picnic kits and sambos from Arán Bakery and cafe on Barrack Street in Kilkenny. Think Korean Chicken Wrap, Cinnamon Roll French Toast, Goatsbridge Trout Scrambled Eggs, Buddha Bowls and Christmas Sambos. All their stone-baked sourdough is slow-proved and made fresh daily –– on their website you can even choose to have it pre-sliced. Pick up a coffee whilst you’re collecting, too! Open Wednesday to Sunday 9:30am ’til around 4pm.

Cloverhill Foods Another place to buy flour online in Ireland, Millstreet-based Cloverhill is sending flour in bulk (16kg minimum) to homes and businesses across Ireland. They have a very wide range of flours and ingredients for breads, cakes, scones, patisserie etc.; essentially it’s a one-stop baking shop!

Bread 41 Dublin’s ultimate new wave bakery with a cult following, Eoin Cluskey and co. have worked out the logistics for online ordering and delivery and are now introducing it in a limited and controlled way. Only delivering between 3km and 5km from their cafe (2km or less, you can walk :)) they will offer a limited range of breads and pastries (bearing in mind they specialise in sourdough so they need time and it’s a long process). Two day lead-time needed for all pre-ordered loaves and one day for pastries. You can also pre-order one of their pizzas, serving Thursday to Sunday 4-9pm and at lunchtime they have a couple of sandwiches you can order too. Keep your eyes peeled on this link for up-to-date details:

Mueller & O’Connell Bakery Order sourdough to-your-door as fresh as possible. Mueller & O’Connell Bakery, based in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, are shipping sourdough in loaves of four for €19.50 to customers (local priority, but Ireland-wide) and the novel thing is that the loaves are part-baked, so you can refresh in ten minutes in the oven when they arrive, or store instantly in the freezer. A perfect pairing in the form of coffee + sourdough, you can add on two pouches of Craic Coffee Roasters’ beans to your four-loaf order for €38.50.

McCambridge Bread Take the stress out of baking fresh bread at home and order the simple-to-use and stress-free Bread Tin Bakery kits from the iconic McCambridge Bread. From traditional Irish soda bread mixes to gluten-free bread mixes, they come in packs of six or twelve, including mixed cases and they also have gluten-free porridge oats available to order as well. Family-run by siblings Michael and Caroline McCambridge, who are great friends of ours, the amazing thing about these bread mixes is that they include all the dry ingredients in a handy zip-lock bag and even supply the disposable tin to bake the bread in, all you need to do is add buttermilk/milk/oat milk or whatever liquid you’re using to the pouch, seal, squelch to combine and then decant into the greased tin –– so there’s no washing up, no extra bowls and utensils needed, it’s really seamless and you have fresh bread in about 30 minutes! The cost of shipping is included in the prices on site.

Sourdough and Beyond Dublin 15-based bakery specialising in slow fermented sourdough breads and baguettes using organic flour as well as morning buns, cruffins and banana bread. Based in Ongar, where you can also collect from, it’s only Dublin-15 area deliveries for the time being.

Bakealicious Eimear Reynolds’ Navan-based bakery Bakealicious is offering a postal cake ordering service, where you can order from their digital cake cabinet and have sweet treats delivered to your door. Viennese Swirls, brownies, cupcakes, lemon bars, cookie mixes, macaroons and more, with free shipping on all orders over €50.

ALSO, want a lavish afternoon tea at home? For €50 (collection only!) Eimear and team will supply a selection of sambos on Bakealicious bread, scones with their own jam and cream and five mini cakes with some tea. Pre-order on the website and vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free requirements can be catered to.

Braw Chocolate Anna Coffey Lynch is a baker and pâtissier who makes handmade confectionary and chocolate products in Co. Limerick, delivering locally and now nationwide since the pandemic hit. Bars, brownies, cookies and cakes, tailor your sweet treat order via her website, or go for the pre-packaged Braw Box (1 Banana bread, 8 brownies, 6 cookie mixes, 4 apricot and ginger flapjacks, 2 rocky road squares and 1 Braw chocolate bar). Braw Boxes are €50 (incl. delivery) and Anna’s Brownie (or salted caramel brownie) Selection Box is €20. Min. 24 hours notice for orders (though no minimum order amount) and all sent via Express An Post.

Scéal Bakery Though they don’t operate deliveries themselves, Charlotte and Shane are offering click and collect at the Fumbally Stables (Thursday, Saturday weekly) which you can pre-order from their site and their incredible selection of hand-made artisan sourdough and patisserie. They are also working with Rathmines-based The Hopsack to try to get more sourdough loaves into Dublin customers’ hands.

Plur Bakery Based Carlow/Kilkenny, Seamus has a new website where you can choose between naturally-fermented sourdough and baguettes as well as handmade pastries. They have several drop locations where you can collect what you’ve pre-ordered, keep an eye on their website/social media for specifics.

Ursa Minor In Ballycastle at the northern coastline of Northern Ireland, Ursa Minor is both a bakery and emporium of provisions and delicious stuff. They are operating local deliveries via their online site, including locally-delivered fresh loaves each week and even fresh croissants and almond croissants. Snap them up quickly!

Riot Rye Also operating a web store is Joe Fitzmaurice’s Riot Rye, but they suspended their flour orders during the first lockdown due to overwhelming demand. Now, there is a limited supply of flour and flour blends as well as baking equipment back in stock. They restock their supplies once-monthly, if we believe correctly –– so be quick!

Diva Boutique Bakery Baking breads, pastries and cakes Wednesday-Sunday from their bakery in Ballinspittle, Co. Cork, you can pre-order online and collect from their hatch. Their sourdough and croissants got so popular that people rocking up to take-away often left unsuccessful so they’ve made it easier by pre-ordering, plus they are taking orders for Christmas already –– 10% off if you order Christmas cakes, mince pies, and cookie boxes before October 31st!

Natural Bakery Dublin Having re-opened in the second week of May, The Natural Bakery is now offering an online order and home delivery service (Dublin only, €15 standard fee) for cakes, bakes, breads and more dropped direct to your door. With flour in such high demand, home-bakers will be glad to hear that The Natural Bakery is selling strong and plain flour by the bag, as well as yeast. Special occassion/celebration cakes can also be ordered from their site. They are also operating most of their stores (except Baggot Street and IFSC branches) 9-5pm Monday to Saturday with social distancing and health and safety measures in place.

Durrow Mills Another flour stockist webshop in Ireland is Lisa and Tom Larkin of Durrow Mills in Co. Offaly –– the only producer of sprouted organic flours in Ireland. Their range includes wheat (fine/coarse), buckwheat (also unsprouted buckwheat), rye and a ‘Baker’s Mix’, as well as beeswax wraps.

French Village If you’re based in the Belfast area, French Village are accepting orders online and delivering in the BT1-BT18 area (+ BT23 and BT27). Pick and choose bread, pastries and cakes individually or order their Provisions Box (£25) or Family Box (£15). Orders over £10 qualify for free delivery.

Custom Cakes Drogheda-based cake bakery and decorator studio run by Sarah Cunningham and Neil Costello, Custom Cakes offers nationwide delivery and if you’re in need of a showstopper of a cake, here’s where you need to order from! They have a choice of six different tiered cakes, from carrot cake to salted caramel, lemon drizzle to cookies and cream, ranging in prices from €28 to €35.

Mud Bakery Dublin-based baker Shane Murray is delivering from his Mud Bakery across Dublin (and able to post certain items nationwide) and you can order from his handy drop-down on his site exactly the goodies you’d like to receive. Delivery is between €5 and €7 depending on your area of Dublin –– the wider nationwide delivery is €10 standard.

Old Music Shop Afternoon Tea at Home Dig into a selection of savoury miniature sandwiches, homemade buttermilk scones and delicate sweet treats, served at home from Old Music Shop (part of the Castle Hotel), just off Parnell Square in Dublin 1. A Vegetarian sandwich selection of also available and minimum box order for two people is €22.95. Add a bottle of Prosecco for €15 extra for the bottle of prosecco pictured and delivery available via Deliveroo but collection also possible. Pre-orders essential via phone and email (01-8746949| and they have offered to honour all outstanding 2020 outstanding Living Social vouchers for direct collection orders. 

Seagull Bakery Tramore-based sourdough bakery Seagull has opened an online shop for the first time and its sourdough and other delicious bakes are flying out. For now, Sarah and the team are offering order ahead and collection only (and you’ve gotta be quick!) though if you are “elderly, immunocompromised or a front-line health care worker and would like to request delivery in Tramore or its surrounding areas, we will do our best to look after you”, they have said.

Crean’s Place Kildare-based cafe and bakery Crean’s is accepting orders for collection but will also deliver their bakery staples (and some other local produce!) within a 10-15km radius of their location (Kilcullen, Naas, Newbridge, Poulaphouca) on Fridays. No online functionality to pre-order yet, simply call up (087 1940078) and they are also encouraging customers to have their own containers for packaging-free and zero waste deliveries, details of which can be explained over the phone.

Merci Beacoup Cakes Though Navan-based bakery Merci Beaucoup did open up for once-weekly local deliveries with orders via phone or email, they have now since streamlined into a collection-only business, as well as having opened up a second base from Ardee, Co. Louth. Order from their selection online for collection either between 12-5pm Friday and 12-3pm Saturday each week. Jérémy and Alona, the husband-and-wife team behind the brand, specialise in French desserts, patisserie, macarons and more.

The Cupcake Bloke [UPDATE: SOLD OUT, BUT KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NEW LAUNCHES] Enterprising isn’t the word for Graham Herterich and his partner Daithí Kelleher, and between their bakery space in Smithfield and The Bakery – their bricks and mortar deli-cafe in Rialto – they are seriously popular for cupcakes, cakes, brack and local provisions and with Easter on the horizon during this Covid-19 pandemic, this pair are par for the course. UPDATE: Unfortunately this Easter delivery offer is now over, but their shop in Rialto is staying open through this crisis with all the necessary regulations implemented.

📦Chocolate & Treats 🥚🍫

Grá Chocolates Founded by exceptionally talented pastry chef Gráinne Mullins (get the name of the brand? Double meaning, too, as it means ‘Love’ in Irish), Mullins uses the best quality produce to create dainty and eye-catching little mouthfuls of excitement with unforgettable flavour. Each bonbon is hand-painted and each mould polished individually to retain shine in her Galway chocolatier studio and takes three full days to create, so this is a slow food process without any shortcuts, whilst each different filling is made using local ingredients where possible and ethically-produced as standard. Pre-ordering is essential, and lead times on order are approximately two weeks, possibly more during the busier times of year (Easter, Valentine’s Day, Christmas) so orders as far in advance are encouraged to avoid disappointment! Gráinne also often does seasonal products and special flavours too, so keep an eye on her site and her gorgeous Instagram.

Bean and Goose Chocolate is *always* a good idea, and sisters Natalie and Karen Keane are really good friends of ours, and naturally struggling a little at this time with the upheaval in their business. They are still making chocolate weekly and still accepting orders and deliveries, of which orders of €50 are free to ship (and sent express) from their base at Last Tree Farm.

Monto Chocolates Acclaimed pastry chef Monto Mansour has struck out on his own, following two decades in chef roles at the likes of Michelin-starred Deanes in Belfast, The Greenhouse in Dublin and Harry’s Shack in Portstewart. Specialising in gorgeous handmade chocolates and producing from his base in Derry, you can now order stunning bon bons in a variety of flavours and colourful finishes. Free delivery on orders over £50 with code ‘Free50’.

Lismore Food Co. With almost 40 different products available from their web shop, the Lismore Food Company is amongst the most beautifully packaged and eye-catching food brands in all of the land. From their shortbread, biscuits and bars to their apple sticks, apple crisp thins, they also have preserves, cordials, chutneys, vinegars, marmalade and tea! Their hampers (from €30 to €120) are the stuff of legend.

Jo’s Absolute Nutrition For a healthier take on sweet treats, look no further than Jo’s Absolute Nutrition, a brand we’ve gotten to know over the years and whose range includes Powerhouse Protein Balls, Rawlos, Chia Energy Bombs, Snickers Slices, brownies and bites. They also have really nice gift ideas or home office essentials like journals and reusable sustainable cups. Delivery (nationwide) is €4.95 and we currently have 15% off our store. Plus, currently 15% off *everything* on their store using the code ’15OFF’.

Koko Kinsale A family-run chocolate business based in south Cork, is offering free shipping for orders €40+ from their website

Exploding Tree Down in Clonakilty, Co. Cork Exploding Tree is still sending fairtrade, bean-to-bar chocolate orders. Take a look at their website for both chocolate and discounted ingredients.

Hazel Mountain Chocolate Bean-to-bar, Burren-based chocolate brand Hazel Mountain (which also operates a popular cafe and shop in Galway city centre) offers a wide range of bars, truffles, spreads, drinks and even edible chocolate sheep!

Arcane Chocolate Antwerp-born but Dublin-based, Erik Van der Veken sells his delectable chocolate creations under the brand Arcane and currently you can buy direct from his website. He’s a Cacao Barry ambassador and is passionate about using Irish flavours as much as possible in his chocolate products. Keep an eye out for his DAZZLING seasonal creations each Easter, Valentine’s Day, Christmas which are nothing short of edible works of art.

Wilde Irish Chocolate is shipping nationwide for just €5, whilst click and collect locally at their Co. Clare factory can be chosen at checkout too. They make chocolate bars, slices and fudge.

Zaeire South African-born, Wexford-based Leigh Kelly makes extraordinary chocolate in the south east. Take 20% off using code ‘CODE20’ on the website, posting product once-weekly.

Co Couture Belfast-based cafe owner and chocolatier Deirdre McCanny is taking orders via social media and payments via email.

Lorge Chocolate Kenmare-based Benoit Lorge hand makes all his chocolate and delivers nationwide with free shipping on orders €50+ and a flat fee of €5 delivery for orders under that.

Áine Hand Made Chocolates Cavan-based chocolate brand (which also produces some Dunnes Simply Better range Easter eggs) is selling from their website, minimum order is one product, delivery is based on weight and location and delivery time is usually three working days.

Neary Nógs Craft chocolatemakers Shane and Dorothy Neary are based up near Kilkeel by the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, and if you haven’t tried their stunning bean-to-bar creations yet you haven’t quite lived. Their vegan caramel truffles are very much to die for and they are wonderful at capturing the flavours of the seasonal Irish landscape and distilling those flavours into their chocolate creations. Neary Nógs ship to both NI and ROI and they’ve just introduced subscription boxes to their offering.

The Chocolate Garden Based out of Carlow, The Chocolate Garden has lots of edible gift ideas and chocolate treats.

Proper Chocolate Co. Dublin bean-to-bar chocolate makers offering free shipping across Ireland for orders €50+ on their site

Butlers Chocolates Free delivery on orders €35+

Lily O’Briens Free Delivery throughout IRL & UK on orders over €35/£30.

Lir Established chocolatier company based in Co. Meath (and famous for supplying Marks & Spencer with some premium Easter eggs annually), Lír sells direct through its own website and has all manner of boxes and truffles available to order. Use the code ‘STAYSAFE’ at checkout to receive 20% off your order (before delivery), which is running until 14th April.

Nobo Temporarily relocated to Connemara, Nobo – the dairy-free chocolate brand that’s wildly popular – is still shipping out orders from its site via An Post and orders €15+ qualify for free ROI delivery.

Brona Chocolates Family-run bar and truffles producer in Kerry now selling their varied flavours online.

Rhoda Cocoa Based in Bray, Co. Wicklow, use the code ‘FREESHIPPINGIE6’ to get free ROI delivery when you buy six or more of Rhoda Kirwan’s chocolate bars

Skelligs Chocolate is still taking online orders throughout Covid-19 crisis

📦 Coffee & Tea ☕️

Cloud Picker (free delivery on 1kg orders + currently 25% off sale) (listen to Frank and Peter’s episode of our podcast Chew The Fat here, too)

CoffeeAngel is shipping coffee, hand-thrown stoneware, brewing tools and accessories across Ireland, free delivery on orders over €20 and they’re even both hand-delivering in Dublin and managing same day weekday deliveries if orders arrive in before 8:30am.

Local to us here in the Boyne Valley we have Ariosa offering free delivery on all orders over €25, The Studio (free delivery with orders €30+) and also a newer player called Dreambeans based out of Dundalk –– also with free shipping with orders over €30, plus an offer of buy three bags of coffee get a fourth free.

West Cork Coffee (free delivery)

Full Circle Coffee Roasters (free delivery)

3FE (free shipping on orders €20+)

Bean In Dingle (free shipping for orders €20, shipping every Tuesday and Friday)

Root & Branch (free shipping to ROI/UK, discounted international rates)

Calendar Coffee (donate 30% of your order to an ROI cafe of your choice!)

Moyee (free delivery, also a ‘Buy One, Gift One’ on all 1kg orders)

Anam/Burren Roastery (100% profit donation to stockist of your choice)

Badger & Dodo (free delivery on orders €50+)

Roasted Brown (free shipping on orders €30+)

Three Fools Coffee (19% off all coffee)

Silverskin (free delivery on orders €20+)

Two Fifty Square (free shipping on orders €50+)

Imbibe (free delivery on orders €20+)

Upside Coffee (free delivery on orders €35+)

Old Barracks Roastery (10% off with code ‘WASHYOURHANDS’)

Bell Lane Coffee Roasters (20% off with code ‘THANKS20’)

Still also operating as normal with online orders and deliveries is Coffee House Lane, Java Republic, Carrow Coffee Roasters, Bailies, Two Spots, Cork Coffee Roasters, Art of Coffee, McCabes and Velo. Clement & Pekoe on Dublin’s South William Street is still operating its online store for coffee, loose leaf tea and kombucha deliveries. Bewley’s also has a wide range of tea and coffee, tea and coffee making equipment and even coffee capsules on their website. Subscription service BeanDelivered also collates and collaborates with different Irish roasters to deliver beans monthly, and you can also shop for specialist coffee equipment on their web store too.

Suki Tea in Belfast has waived all shipping and delivery charges during this crisis for both NI and ROI orders. Lily’s Tea, based in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, offers free shipping on orders over €50 whilst McEntees Tea – also based in Louth, in Dundalk – has a number of different loose leaf tea flavours and brewing accessories, with shipping set at a standard €2.95 but free for orders over €20.

📦 Wine 🍷🥂

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All the following are offering free nationwide delivery with orders of over €100: O’Briens | Blackrock Cellar | Mitchell & Sons | Molloys | Curious Wines | Quintessential Wines | Green Acres and then to those who have a lower minimum limit for free delivery: Bubble Brothers (€50) | The Corkscrew (€75) | Searsons Wine (€90) | WineOnline (€175)

We’ve really been enjoying Wines Direct‘s selection and service throughout the pandemic in Ireland. Family-owned and family-run the Keogh brothers and their team are incredibly forward-thinking with their selection, which has zero industrial-made wines, all from independent wineries from a handpicked selection of vineyards (fairly evenly between Old and New World) that produce exciting, worth-knowing-about bottles. Free delivery on all orders (that’s their gift to us all!) and for every order you’ll usually get your bottles in two -max three- days, so it’s super speedy. For something even more mysterious and exciting, sign up to their monthly Wines Direct Explorers Club for six hand-picked bottles delivered to your door every month!

FrenchWines and The Wine Buff are also offering free nationwide delivery (the latter just insists on a three bottle minimum) whilst SIYPS (based in Dublin, specialising in biodynamic, organic, natural and rare wines from Old World producers) is offering free delivery as standard during this difficult time. First Draft Wine (and coffee!) offers wines delivered nationwide for a standard €8 delivery fee. 64 Wine offer free local delivery in the A96 Eircode region, and anywhere from €8-€20 for delivery outwards from Dublin across the country.

Ely has a €15 delivery charge nationwide but no minimum order amount whilst Le Caveau offer complimentary delivery nationwide for 12 bottles or more and Station to Station Wine is offering delivery within the Dublin region. Another wine retailer we love and have ordered from a lot (plus been semi-regular in when Dublin was accessible and not in Covid lockdowns) is Green Man Wines in Terenure, which offer free local delivery in the Dublin area with orders €150+, orders under that cost €7.50, whilst nationwide delivery is €15 as standard. The Wine Market delivers wine around Galway, Dromahair, Sligo and Leitrim. Also in the Galway region is Woodberrys Wines, which is offering free delivery with orders over €200 (and €12 for orders with less than 12 bottles).

Franks One of our favourite wine spots in the city, run by Darren Free and team on Camden Street, is doing deliveries within the Dublin city area –– €5 within a 5km radius of the wine bar, €10 for the rest of the Dublin region, but free if you spend over €150. What started as just four options in early/mid 2020 has now evolved into a wide selection of bottles (red, white, sparkling, rose, skin contact) and accessories –– whilst you’re at it pick up a pair of Franks’ gorgeous wine glasses for €25 too!

Neighbourhood Wine Another new kid on the block in Dublin, this is based in the former Leeson Lounge site and opened just as 2020 came to a close. This is operated by a pair of esteemed wine industry talents: Master of Wine Mick O’Connell and wine importer Shane Murphy, flanked by a small team of talented fellow sommeliers. For now, their online bottle shop still needs a little time to come to fruition but they are selling novel curated wine boxes based on your music preferences.

WineLab Let’s talk about WineLab –– Ronan Farrell’s wine supplier company had been trade-angled for a number of years, working with restaurants, wine shops and outlets to stock his selection of unique, hand-picked wines. However in 2020 that opened up to the public in various ways: the Bottle Project is a simple way of having great wine chosen for you, delivered to your door –– tell ’em your price point and the style you like and six wines will appear in your hands soon enough! You can also zone in on specific regions, wine styles. Ronan is also running a monthly First Look Club (which we signed up to!) which ensures a couple of bottles arrive at yours monthly, including one very special brand new addition to the WineLab collection as well as an interactive zoom with the winemaker so everyone can taste for the first time together! You can chose the size and length of subscription.

Natty Wine is the new online bottle shop of Loose Canon on Dublin’s Drury Street, the incredibly popular wine bar that specialises in Irish cheeses and charcuterie as well as small plates. They have a speciality of natural, low intervention, biodynamic and orange wines from select winemakers, almost entirely Old World and even a few ‘Unicorn’ sommelier-savourers, too. Offering free delivery for orders above €150, with a standard €10 charge for both ROI and NI deliveries for orders less than that.

Check out our own post on the wines we’ve been ordering and enjoying in 2020 through Covid-19 lockdown in Ireland! We also have a WINE HIGHLIGHT on our Instagram, too!

The Nude Wine Co has been more than just a retailer over the past while since Michelle Lawlor founded the company in 2019. She offers the DIY Wine Course, so you can learn about your wines at your own leisure, as well as creating a number of really interesting and educational videos and Instagram Lives. Individual bottles as well as regular curations of biodynamic and organic wines are all available, including the Staycation Box (pictured above). €95 for a selection of wines from countries we may wish we were visiting during the summer, but can enjoy all around Ireland instead.

This Is It Down in Clare, Ger O’Donoghue (former First Draft Coffee in Dublin owner) opened his new bottle shop, provisions store and cafe This Is It in the former Little Fox restaurant space in the summer of 2020, mid-pandemic! Now with a shiny new website to go alongside, you can order online for click and collect whilst deliveries (every Tuesday within a 15km radius of the shop and cafe) are available too, free for orders over €50 (enter ‘ThisIsWine50’ at checkout for qualifying baskets).

H2G Wines Bríd and Colm Carter are the sibling duo behind the hugely popular, long-loved and enduring Honest 2 Goodness market in Glasnevin. They have long been selecting and selling choice bottles of wine for their customers in person, but in September 2020 they launched their dedicated online wine store, accepting wine orders online and sending to your door. The provisions from H2G are also available to pre-order and collect via Neighbourfood Glasnevin.

Bradley’s Off Licence Cork city emporium of interesting wines, cutting-edge craft beers, a wide range of Irish and international spirits as well as a huge selection of local Irish produce, you can order direct from Bradley’s’ range online. Delivery is nationwide, handled by Fastway Couriers, and generally next working day delivery service is offered on orders placed before 12 Noon, depending on availability of stock, large quantities and orders with a large variety of items. Some of the more unusual products can have a lead in time of up to three working days, so allow for this when ordering. If you’re in the Cork city and county region, orders over €200 will be delivered free. Delivery nationwide is a flat fee of €12.

If you want something exciting and that you may have never tried before, opt to support an Irish winemaker. Our friends Pamela Walsh and Brett Stephenson are the couple behind Wicklow Way Wines, Ireland’s first fruit winery, producing really complex and interesting wines using 100% Irish fruit in a very sustainable way. You can order direct from their site (min. 6 bottles –– why not try a mixed case of their three expressions?) and delivery nationwide costs €7.95.

📦 Craft Beer & Cider 🍻

Beer Cloud is a novel coming together of Irish craft brewers in order to get their products safely into homes of their customers. Craft Breweries like Dead Centre, 12 Acres, Ballykilcavan, 8 Degrees, Dot Brew, Heaneys, Wide Street as well as The Cider Mill in Slane have joined forces to share deliveries of bulk orders of 12 or 24 cans or bottles whilst shipping nationwide is just €6 per order.

Mescan Brewery On the slopes of Croagh Patrick, craft brewery Mescan are fulfilling orders for batches of 24 of their beers (€74 per case) and everyone who orders during Covid-19 will get an invite to their post-crisis party, they assure us. Cost of delivery in ROI is €12 per case or €20 for 2-3 cases, for Northern Ireland, contact the brewery directly via phone or email.

Craft Central AKA Stephen Street News is a true craft beer emporium squeezed into a tiny newsagents just steps from St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Order online from their site to anywhere in ROI or NI for postage of just €5 (no minimum order). Their comprehensive website is very easy to navigate and to pick your favourites, whilst there’s also special offers ongoing too.

O’Haras Beer Radical Drinks, based in Carlow, is the maker of O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beers, Falling Apple Irish Craft Cider and Craigies Irish Craft Cider. Their Radical Drinks website is a hub shop for a wider variety of beer and cider expressions in their ranges and they’re offering free nationwide delivery on orders over €90. Mixed cases of different styles are also available.

57 The Headline Teaming up with local suppliers and breweries, the 57 The Headline Gastro and Craft Bar on Dublin’s Clanbrassil Street began offering local deliveries within the D2, D6, D6W and D8, D10 and D12 area but have now branched out nationwide! Shipping costs just €5 for minimum online orders of €30. Not only is there a wide range of craft beers and brews on their site, they also offer a great selection of wine and even Dingle Gin and tonics, if you fancy it! Choose bottles of red and white wine individually and add to cart, or choose beer by the branded case.

Whiplash Buy big luscious bags of delicious cans from Dublin-based brewers Alex Lawes and Alan Wolfe over at Whiplash via their online store which launched at the beginning of April. All orders placed before midnight will arrive within two working days (ROI only) and shipping costs €4.50. What’s more, instead of playing around and getting crazy and creative with their smaller kit, over the next few weeks they’ll be resurrecting beers they’ve made in the past hadn’t been planned to be brewed again this year. They will be going into cans in the coming weeks, and they’re taking suggestions on their Instagram grid of what they should brew. Those tanks will be canned with a maximum of 50 cases and will also be available on the webshop once packaged.

Brú Brewery Based out of Trim, order online from this craft brewery with a wide range of their own lines in different styles and expressions, as well as fellow local brand Dan Kelly’s Cider. Orders are only for cases of 12/24. and they offer free delivery to Louth, Meath, Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. All other counties (including NI) carry a €7 delivery charge for one package, then €3 after that.

Dan Kelly’s Cider Likewise, Dan Kelly’s Cider is also selling themselves direct-to-consumer via their online shop. Choose between their Original, Coll’s Craft, Single Variety and Whiskey Cask ciders, or order a mixed case of them all. Also selling Olan’s stunningly fresh apple juice. All come in 12 or 24 packs, minimum order value of €40 and handily the prices listed include delivery.

Rascals Brewing Inchicore-based craft brewery (and pizza place!) Rascals has been delivering for a while via their webshop on their website. All cases of their different beer styles are a neat €50 (including a mixed case). Delivery is preferable but you can indicate if you’d like to collect (at a physical distance) at the brewery at checkout. Standard shipping cost is €7.50.

Cider Mill Slane Mark Jenkinson makes traditional ‘keeved’ cider in Co. Meath, called Cockagee, as well as a perry (Piorraí) and a ‘Revival Series’ of three different expressions of craft ciders from different apple varieties (Ciderkin, Windvane and Lamhóg). He also makes the most amazing apple juice (100% apples, nothing added or taken away) for non-drinkers and kids. Mark is accepting orders for collection at the Cider Mill outside Slane by phone (0864493354) or email, as well as doing local deliveries. –– you can read more about Mark and what he’s doing with his ciders in this post.

The White Hag In Sligo, there’s free delivery nationwide for orders over €60 on The White Hag Brewery’s online shop. In cases of 24, choose between their brews or combine in a mixed case whilst they’re also selling their merchandise (t-shirts, hoodies, totes) and branded glassware too. If you’re looking for something new and interesting, the guys have just this past week launched their Róc Helles, a 4.5% ABV traditional German-style pale lager with subtle spiciness, floral hops and very refreshing, everyday beer!

Dungarvan Brewing Company is setting up orders via their webshop from Monday 6th April. Order any of their selection of brews in cases by the dozen (€30-€48) and local delivery around Dungarvan free of charge.

Lough Gill Brewery Over in Sligo, Lough Gill are offering 10% off for the first 50 orders on their new web shop, whilst they will offer free next-day delivery with any 24-pack.

Lineman Rathcoole-based independent microbrewery Lineman is offering €5 next day delivery nationwide (ROI and NI) with a minimum order of two cases from their web store.

West Cork Brewing Co. are doing local deliveries around the West Cork area, no online functionality as of yet and details limited but you can call on 0834156186.

📦 Cocktail Kits 🍹

Catch Events Quarantini Box Our deadly friends Ciarán and Federico are known for their wildly creative and imaginative drinks events and experiences company, and they’ve worked with the biggest and best international brands over the last number of years. Now that their industry and diary of events has been decimated for the foreseeable, they’ve been very clever and developed a ‘Quarantini’ box that you can mix and mingle your own cocktails at home, with all the accoutrements and ingredients necessary, as you follow along their IGTV cocktail masterclasses every Friday at 8pm. UPDATE: What was only Dublin delivery is now nationwide! Purchase on their site for delivery to your door, anywhere in Ireland! Allow a two-day window for deliveries.

Brown Bag Cocktails/Monthly Cocktail Club @ The Twelve Hotel Simon King, bar manager at The Twelve Hotel in Barna, has come up with a genius solution to getting cocktails to his customers –– Brown Bag Cocktails, which are pre-mixed and quite literally poured into your chosen receptacle at home! The Twelve has been a force during Covid-19 with takeaway wood-fired pizzas, bakery goods and even their restaurant menu available to collect, but now their cocktail offering is going nationwide.

This October Simon King has also launched a Monthly Cocktail Club, a smooth drinks service delivered to your home anywhere in Ireland, with a selection of unique beverages designed by Simon King, the hotel’s own creative and talented cocktail king. Available in a limited offering, each box is bespoke and batched with three different cocktails (six serves in total) alongside some rarities, treats and little surprises included in every pack. You can just join for one month, but investing in a three month subscription will offer you a 10% discount! Boxes are shipped the last week of each month, but for December it will arrive in time to be placed under the Christmas tree, either for yourself or as a gift for someone.

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Anti Social New to the Dublin scene just before Coronavirus took over, Anti Social has announced their ‘Anti Social House Arrest’ weekends which entails your favourite cocktails being delivered to your door in 500ml/1l quantities. Moscow Mule, Pornstar Martini, Party Punch, Margarita, Cosmopolitan; you name it. Deliveries on Friday and Saturday.

Bar 1661 Winner of the Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2019 (just six months after opening) Bar 1661 has recently celebrated its first birthday by being shut due to the ongoing pandemic but owner Dave Mulligan is determined to keep his loyal customer base and community in fine fettle. BAR 1661 has always had the power of community at its heart, in its mission to highlight the best of Irish spirits, with a particular focus on poitín, as well as smaller Irish and independent producers. Now, Dave and his team have introduced a new range of pre-batched cocktails – eight in total – and all based on BAR 1661 classics, with some additional expressions to take discerning drinkers through the summer and beyond.

These include their house drink, the ‘Belfast Coffee’, a cold brewed poitín version of the classic, which had gained international notoriety in bars from Texas to Tokyo, as well as cocktails like the ‘Brother Hubbard’, made with Regal Rogue Wild Rose Vermouth, Mad March Hare Poitín, Irish cider brandy, vanilla butter and strawberry. Each one contains a serving of 6-7 servings.

BAR 1661 is also keeping its loyal whiskey customers happy with a ‘Dream Dram’ delivery service, available for nationwide delivery. This includes individually packaged 50ml servings of some of BAR 1661’s favourite whiskey and spirits, changing every week. BAR 1661 has also been working to procure hand sanitiser from its partner distillery The Echlinville Distillery in Co. Down, available to buy at €15 for 1 litre with refill service available. One third of this stock is being donated to frontline services and charities.

Order BAR 1661 Cocktails at Home direct via their website with delivery to your door around Dublin, or contactless collection Thursday – Saturday from 12-6pm at the venue at Green Street, Dublin 7. Nationwide delivery is available via tracked UPS for a cost of €6.

L Mulligan Whiskey Shop & Grocer Seáneen Sullivan over at L Mulligan Whiskey Shop has put together a cocktails-at-home kit, delivering cocktail making sets nationwide, each week highlighting a different Irish spirit. For the first week it’s Dingle Gin and all the ingredients are included to make two different cocktail recipes using the same spirit. The cost is €40 and needs to be ordered via their website, and they are only packing and posting twice weekly but handily the cost includes nationwide delivery. Peruse their site because they are also doing craft beer growler deliveries and cheese board deliveries, strictly within the Dublin 7 area though.

📦 Spirits 🍸

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Listoke Distillery Bronagh Conlon, her husband Sean, her daughters Grainne and Sarah and their wider team are nothing if not enterprising. The FIRST Irish distillery to switch gear and divert their alcohol for use in hand sanitiser production, rather than their own brands of gin and their busy contract distilling and bottling business, way back when Covid-19 was just a whisper in Ireland.

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Now, many other distilleries have followed suit, but let it be known Listoke was first out of the gate. Now, they’ve opened up an online store to the public for the first time, where you can buy their trio of Listoke 1777 gins (Original; Cacao and Raspberry, Sloe Gin), each €40, as well as that all-important hand sanitiser. Delivery nationwide costs €5.50, and be warned: there is restrictions on the amount of hand sanitiser you can order –– don’t grab it all.

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Similarly, Highbank Orchard and Distillery in Kilkenny is diverting orders that they had for a custom gin for a hotel client straight into producing hand sanitiser instead. No orders are being taken online, to order you need to call 056 7729928 or email Ruth at Ruth is personally doing a weekly Dublin delivery run on Wednesdays, so if you’re within the Dublin area they could potentially deliver to your door. Their wide range of orchard products (gin, syrup, vodka, treacle, cider, etc.) are also available online for delivery, with shipping costs calculated at checkout to reflect weight and distance.

Rebel City Distillery Maharani Gin is the first release from the exciting new addition to Cork’s spirit scene. The first new distillery within the city limits in almost 50 years, it’s run by Robert and Bhagya Barrett who have big plans for the distillery down the line, including a visitor centre/tour and several other spirits to come onstream. For now, try Maharani – which ties together the couple’s joint heritage of Cork and Kerala, India – with its beautiful combination of botanicals and premium taste. Free delivery across Ireland for orders in October and a 70cl bottle costs €49 –– a great gift for the gin lover in your life, and even better if that person you have in mind is yourself! We worked with them recently {ad} on a recipe to launch their first product, our Indian spiced potato pies so learn more here. |

Dingle, Co. Kerry: A Guide to What to See, Do, Eat and Drink ...

Dingle Distillery Widely regarded as the distillery that kicked off the gin boom in the last decade within Ireland for their consistency and value, Dingle Distillery does triple duty by producing gin, vodka and whiskey. They, too, are also producing hand sanitiser now as well. All are available from their easy-to-navigate web store. Shipping is a standard €5.95.

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Blackwater Distillery in Waterford is the home of some truly top class products including their signature gin, plus some interesting (but still, delicious) variants including Barry’s Tea Gin, and Tanora Gin, plus their recently launched Velvet Cap whiskey and copper still vodka and more. Free delivery on orders over €60.

Bertha’s Revenge Gin is a favourite of ours, and the team at Ballyvolane House have recently started to offer online orders and delivery via their website of their gin, sloe gin as well as the cleverly named “Herd Immunity” hand sanitiser.

Kinsale Mead Cork-based producers of unique and modern flavours of an historic alcoholic drink, Kinsale Mead is available in three varieties (Atlantic Dry, Wild Red, Hazy Summer) as well as a gift box of all three. Contactless free delivery available nationwide during the Covid-19 crisis.

Celtic Whiskey Shop Truly the premier collection of spirits in the country, alongside some fabulous wines, Celtic Whiskey Shop is still accepting orders and fulfilling deliveries throughout this crisis –– delivery to ROI is €7.95 flat fee.

Athrú (Lough Gill Distillery) A relative newcomer to the whiskey scene in Ireland, Lough Gill Distillery arrived on the scene a couple of years ago and their beautifully-designed whiskey range Athrú followed in 2018. You can purchase their three expressions of 14-year single malt whiskey, in different finishes and styles (all €149) on their site.

Irish Malts Fine Irish whiskey and other spirits, delivered to your door in a couple of clicks from online drinks retailer Irish Malts. Free ROI delivery for orders of six bottles or more whilst under that amount carries a standard €4.95 fee.

Coole Swan If you’re looking for an Irish cream liqueur, try Coole Swan, based on the Meath/Cavan border. Made using single malt Irish whiskey, blended with high quality Belgian white chocolate and fresh dairy cream for a smooth, original and decadent sip, you can order online via their web shop. Free delivery is available across Ireland for two or more items purchased, €5 standard charge for orders of less than two items. Next day delivery is €20 and the free delivery for two or more items does not apply to this method.

Any we’ve missed out on? Let us know in a tweet to @GastroGays or if you’re a producer who is offering order and delivery, feel free to email us on with as much information as possible and we will include –– other resources with information include the Blas na hEireann website and Slow Food Ireland, both updated regularly and broken down into county-by-county offerings.

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