There are so many businesses who have been hugely impacted with COVID-19. I know it is unrealistic to think we will be able to help everyone but I felt as though there was a way we could help them. Here I share a list of some of the restaurants, cafes and local businesses that I know of that are delivering freezer meals or takeaways for all to enjoy. I know there are many more awesome small businesses that are ready and waiting to deliver some amazing meals! Be sure to share some that you know of as well so we can all work together to support one another.
Support Your Local Small Businesses
There is so much happening in the world right now. Many people have had to shut shop and isolate. I feel it has and will bring increasing stress to all. One thing I think we should NOT do is panic. It's not a time to be bulk buying from your huge chain supermarkets who once again are profiting from peoples fear and stress. Instead I encourage you to buy locally! Support those small businesses that will be highly impacted during these times. If we don't, there will be many businesses that will not make it through these next very hard few weeks or months.
I believe there is a way we are able to support each other through this crazy coronavirus. Every single person should be taking this time to step back, and breathe. We are being given an opportunity to reset, spend time with our families and maybe even take a little time for a little TLC (tender loving care). Can I encourage you to take a little time for you? How about instead of us panicking that there wont be enough food or buying everything off the shelves we just buy what we need?
Buy Some Freezer Meals!
Why not take the initiative to support a local business or two. Buy a few freezer meals so you aren't caught up in the kitchen while you are trying to work from home, home school, keep the house in order and survive this very stressful time. You could buy a weeks worth of meals and maybe send a couple to an elderly friend, neighbour or grandparent. I think we could all do our part with supporting ourselves, our fellow small business owners and possibly a friend or family member that may need it.
If you do choose to buy some meals please be sure to check if the shop offers delivery services themselves before buying through a third party app. That way the profits can go and stay in that business to support them to pay their staff, rent and overheads! I've added links below to those I could find. Feel free to share any you know of in the comments too.
Tell Us About Your Favourite Locals
I know there are SO many other businesses offering these services so please give a shout out to any you know in the comments. Tell us:
- who they are
- where they are located
- share their link!
I think this will really help out everyone looking for ways to support their families. I hope you will find it useful also. Be sure to share it round so we can reach out to as many small businesses needing the support over this time. I wish you all good health and I hope to bring you more useful posts soon.
Wilde Kitchen and Nourished Meals by Wilde Kitchen – I love the variety and dietary friendly meals that are on offer. All meals are gluten free and there is even broth you can add to your order. Something we should all be consuming in these times
The Barra Boys – excellent food and superb service. Another family run business bringing you cooked seafood feasts, burgers and you can even add on a beverage like beer or wine. I'll take mine with a side of sweet potato fries please!
Storia On Queen – can't find pasta? No worries! Get some freshly made packets from our friends at Storia. Sure to be the best fresh pasta around
La Bouche – based in the Redlands and delivering all your bread and pastry needs. I know you can't say no to an almond croissant being delivered to your door. You will definetly need to check out their online menu
NoDo Donuts – donuts for breakfast you say? Yes please! With delivery of their amazing donuts and delicious menu through the bopple app you wont want to miss out on having some of these on hand. Also fantastic for those with dietary requirements
Petrichor & Co – with free local delivery, extra goodies available for ordering and a delicious menu to order from be sure to give them a call for orders today
Raw Lovely Two – my most favourite raw treats ever, anywhere! Now these I would suggest buying in bulk and keeping a stash in the freezer because there is no way you will be able to stop at one!
Miss Bliss Whole Food Kitchen – their full dietary friendly menu is available for takeaway, delivery and includes home meals to nourish you during these times. Be sure to also check out their pay it forward for supporting our healthcare workers and elderly
Cheeky Poke – mouthwatering Japanese delivered. Say no more! Bowls, tacos & nachos are deconstructed & soups come cold so you can save them for later or even freeze them. Be sure to jump on their sight and get them to personally deliver it to you. Also another pay it forward boxed option too!
The Vintage Apron – this restaurant quality cafe has take away, delivery and take home meals available for you. They are looking after the food for you so you can sit at home and enjoy
Five Sisters Art House Cafe – this family run cafe with divine take home meals for you. It's a simple text to get your order through
Moreish Cafe – you wont be able to scroll past their eye catching menu. If your looking for a royal breakfast then this will be the place for you
Frigg Cafe – Manly West – a little local cafe with awesome coffee and take away meals. I loved their video message I shared above
Ocean Thai Wynnum West – authentic and tasty Thai with free delivery with orders over $30. Their unique menu will have your taste buds dancing
Frosted Indulgence – what's better then a bit of cake to make you feel better? Nothing when it comes from this perfectionist cake artist. Check out the cake sample boxes on offer and ready for you to enjoy
Pawpaw Cafe – with numerous locations around Brisbane you are sure to have a local one near you. One of my most regular take outs would definitely come from this amazing chain of restaurants. Get onto their app and order now! They will not disappoint!
Love Juice Cleveland – some amazing healthy organic options for you to choose from. Now to decide peanut brittle or salted caramel?
The Juice Jar Cafe – one of my local coffee shops doing an amazing takeaway breakfast box. Available for up to 4 people! Be sure to pre-order yours so you don't miss out.
Lemoni Greek Cuzina – servicing all your Greek food needs. There are a heap of platters to choose from and delivery option available. There's even a few traditional desserts for you to choose from too.
Alfresco Italian Restaurant – our friends at alfresco have hands down the best Italian food you will eat. You will feel very welcomed into this beautiful family restaurant. They are busy creating some ready made meals and sauces for you to heat at home or order in bulk and freeze. Be sure to order directly to them
Frigg Cafe & Catering – bringing you lockdown packs to your door
Cafe Barea – with a large range of take away options be sure to check out this family run cafe
Sweet Greek – great food, great variety and cooking real food you will want to be filling your belly with. You wont be disappointed in a flavour packed meal.
Lil's – this ones for my keto friendly friends. Delicious homemade meals ready for you to take home and enjoy.
** Please note: I am not affiliated or sponsored by any of the following businesses. This post is shared as a way to inform and connect people that I hope you will find useful. Thank you for supporting small businesses including mine!