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When a trip to the store is daunting, support these online local businesses.



Over the course of the past few days, the world has watched in relative horror as England has relaxed many of the COVID-19 enforced restrictions. Masks are no longer compulsory and large group events, including nightclub openings, are well underway. In South Africa, level 4 is still firmly in place, and for the most part, people continue to search for viable ways to avoid any human contact, for fear of infection. Along with level 4, the country has seen rampant looting and violent taxi strikes, which makes leaving the house even less appealing.

At a time like this, when popping into your local grocery store isn’t all that inviting, we’ve put together a list of wonderful small-scale providers in Gauteng and Western Cape that are able to readily meet your grocery requirements:

GAUTENG:

1. UCOOK:

Whether you’re a budding chef looking to prepare a masterpiece, or a tired mum just wanting a nutritious meal, log onto UCOOK and select chef-prepared frozen meals, or chef-designed Meal Kits for easy preparation in your own kitchen. Take the guessing game out of dinner-time and skip that additional trip to the store. www.ucook.co.za

2. Bull and Bush Meat Merchants:



Offering everything from lamb to pork and everything in between, Bull and Bush also sells pre-packed boxes including a starter box, couples box and family box which all include beef mince, stew, goulash, chicken fillets, stir-fry and drumsticks in the varying portion sizes. www.bullandbush.co.za



3.Green Butler:



The Green Butler provides door-to-door delivery of fruit, vegetables and snacks. They source the produce direct from local farms and deliver to your door. You can order individual items or select pre-designed boxes compiled of all the staple items you need.https://greenbutler.co.za


4. Rockvale Cheesery



Rockvale Cheesery supplies a range of cheeses directly to the public. Rockvale employs traditional cheesemaking methods which do not require any chemical additives. https://rockvalecheesery.co.za/shop/


5. Radical Cuisine



Radical Cuisine has a premier vegan product range, which offers a variety of foodstuffs for vegan or non vegan consumers. From crunchy nacho chips, zesty relishes and spreads, to cordials and even a honey alternative - the range has something for everyone. https://www.radicalcuisine.co.za/



WESTERN CAPE:

1. Abalobi



The Abalobi marketplace app gives you access to premium quality, local and fully traceable seafood, fresh out of the ocean. Register on the app and be ready to view their ‘catch of the day’ as it’s loaded by fishermen and women along our coastline. Best of all, the app was developed in partnership with small-scale fisherfolk empowering communities across the Western Cape. www.fishwithastory.org


2. UCOOK:



Whether you’re a budding chef looking to prepare a masterpiece, or a tired mum just wanting a nutritious meal, log onto UCOOK and select chef-prepared frozen meals, or chef-designed Meal Kit for easy preparation in your own kitchen. Take the guessing game out of dinner-time and skip that additional trip to the store. www.ucook.co.za


3. Elgin Free Range Chickens:



Elgin Chickens pride themselves on the ‘truly free range’ nature of their chickens. As one of SA’s longest standing premium chicken providers to trade, they’re now also delivering directly to consumers via their factory stores. www.freerangechickens.co.za

4. Oddbox:



Oddbox delivers high-quality hand-selected fruit and vegetables from small scale Cape producers to consumers in Cape Town’s CBD, Southern and Northern suburbs. Add-on items include fresh breads and pastries and consumers can choose between vegetable or fruit boxes, or a combination. www.oddbox.co.za


5. Bb Distributors:



Cape based delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a range of other products including a variety of pantry items like pasta from Pasta Factory and meat products from Frankie Fenner. www.bbdistributors.co.za

So share these links with your loved ones and stay healthy, no excuse not to now.