Amid the panic-buying, long queues at supermarkets and home delivery slots booked up for weeks in advance, keeping food cupboards stocked up is proving to be a struggle. Finding essential food items in any form has also taken priority for many shoppers over making choices that are good for the environment.
However, there are ways to get planet-friendly food to your plate without having to leave the house. Here are our top four sustainable delivery services operating during the coronavirus crisis:
1. That Vegan Box by Where to Vegan
Where to Vegan has launched its new “living consciously” subscription snack boxes – That Vegan Box – early to support small sustainable businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The service ensures a regular supply of tasty vegan snacks delivered straight to your door.
Where to Vegan founder Hiren Chohan said: “We are passionate about supporting the many independent vegan food businesses in the UK.
“So many of those companies are struggling due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Although our new snack box service has been in the works for a while, we have decided to go ahead with its planned launch now as we truly feel this is one way we can continue to support these businesses as well as help vegans locate a regular supply of 100 percent vegan snacks.”
There are four choices of That Vegan Box; ‘Give Us a Try’ (one box a month), ‘Temptation’, (three boxes a month) ‘Make it Easy’ (six boxes a month) and ‘Full On Vegan’ (12 boxes a month). Each box – which is packed using protective gloves – contains seven or eight vegan snacks from brands such as Rhythm108, Guruji Snacks, PlantifulllJerky, Momo Kombucha and Enjoy Chocolate.
3. All Plants
With All Plants, you to choose six chef-prepared vegan frozen meals from the 22 dishes available. Its menu is slightly smaller than normal at the moment, in a bid to keep up with orders, but some examples include BBQ jackfruit burrito bowl, teriyaki udon or a rigatoni bolognese.
All Plants also caters for one, meaning those self-isolating alone can get healthy, precooked meals without having to order more than they need. All of its dishes can be heated up in the microwave in minutes – so convenient you can eat them on the sofa watching Netflix while still feeling virtuous. You can change, pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
3. Good Club
Good Club is an online grocery store focused on delivering healthy, organic and sustainable food and household items directly to your door at wholesale prices.
By joining Good Club, you get access to more than 2,000 sustainable brands. Members pay £2.50 per month with one free delivery per month.
Good Club is currently accepting new customers via a waiting list while it increases its capacity, which it is hoping to achieve soon. Enter your email to be notified of when a space is available. NHS staff and key workers helping during the coronavirus crisis take priority.
Farmdrop sources seasonal ingredients directly from a network of local and sustainable farmers. Its chefs then prepare them into a range of fresh, heathy meals in 100 per cent plastic-free packaging.
Farmdrop also offers eco-friendly household products and a selection of organic and biodynamic beers, wines and spirits. It delivers using electric vans and minimal packaging. Hourly slots are available from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week – with delivery free over £60. Find out if Farmdrop delivers to your area here.
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