With people trying to stay at home as much as possible during the Covid19 pandemic, online food shopping has become more appealing than ever before.
The big supermarkets that offer a delivery service have been inundated since restrictions were announced mid March, with examples such as Garvey’s SuperValu in Corbally going a step further, admirably starting a priority home delivery hotline specifically for the elderly and vulnerable, and voluntary groups assisting deliveries. Other food businesses offering collection services include the likes of Richardson’s Foods in Eastway Business Park, Pallas Foods in Newcastle West and new collection point in Mungret, with smaller independent businesses also catering for customers by whatever means they can.
Another good news story to emerge during the crisis is the birth of Limerick’s Neighbourfood online shopping service featuring local producers and suppliers (see list below) with weekly collection time slots. Producers and suppliers from the region featured on Neighbourfood’s Limerick market include some traders from the Milk Market, and some familiar names from local restaurant menus, as well as new additions.
Local food businesses offering contact-free pre-ordering and collection include:
Attyflin Estate, Patrickswell, Limerick https://www.neighbourfood.ie/markets/attyflin-estate/49 – click and collect online weekly order for Thursday afternoon allocated collection slots featuring Attyflin juices and a host of other local producers
Garrett’s Butchers, Castletroy & Dooradoyle, Limerick https://www.garretts.ie – click and collect or delivery
Happy Food at Home, plant based meals, sauces and treats +353876478693 https://happyfoodathome.ie – weekly delivery with bulk special offers updated on social media https://www.facebook.com/happyfoodathome/
Holy Bagels/Our Daily Bread email to firstname.lastname@example.org – weekly delivery of bagels, sourdough baguettes, pizza kits and sourdough loaves https://www.instagram.com/holy__bagels/ (*online bakery coming soon)
Hook & Ladder, Corbally, Limerick, email email@example.com or call +353 61 413778 – Friday to Sunday for collection in H&L Corbally or free contactless delivery within city limits of ‘Ampersand Breakfast Box’ https://www.facebook.com/hookandladder2
Neighbourfood Attyfin Estate, Patrickswell, Co,Limerick http://neighbourfood.ie/ – click and collect online order for local producers and suppliers with weekly allocated collection slots, delivered to car
Neighbourfood Limerick, Market House, Milk Market, Mungret Street, Limerick http://neighbourfood.ie/limerick – click and collect online order for a host of local producers and suppliers with Thursday evening allocated collection slots, now also delivering
Pallas Foods, Ballylahiff, Newcastle West, Co Limerick https://collect.pallasfoods.com – click and collect order online (*new collection from Westward Ho, Mungret starting April 14th)
Richardson’s Foods, Unit 2D, Eastway Business Park, Ballysimon, Limerick https://richardsons.ie/ – click and collect online order for fruit, veg, breads, dairy, fish, meats and cupboard essentials
Rift’s Larder, Mallow Street, Limerick https://www.riftslarder.com – click and collect organic fruit and veg
SuperValu, https://supervalu.ie/ – limited click and collect / delivery slots
Tesco, https://www.tesco.ie – limited click and collect / delivery slots
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your food collection service to the list.
*For drinks sales: Fine Wines and The Wine Buff are trading on UberEats. Fine Wines Party Store is taking phone orders for collection or delivery. O’Briens Wines is also delivering.
Neighbourfood producers and suppliers include: New Leaf Urban Farmers, Miss Muffin, Glebe Farm, Rathlir Farm, Cratloe Hills Sheeps Cheese, Crawford’s Farm, Happy Food at Home, The Real Meat Co-Operative, Sean Condon, Caroline Rigney’s Farmhouse Foods, Sunflower Bakery, MUSH, The Wine Buff, Noinin Organic Herb & Vegetable Farm, Wilde Irish Chocolates, Tullybracky Foods, Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms, Wild Orchard, Flying Cheese Brigade, Ballinwillin House, Thalli, Attyflin Estate, Real Olive Co & Toons Bridge Dairy, St Tola Goat Cheese, Anam Coffee, Guru Tea House, and City Boys Farm.