Don't sharpen your elbows at the local supermarket. From artisan cheese and heritage breed meat to Scottish smoked salmon and moreish fondant fancies, let The Field's choice of the best online food, delivered directly to your door, be your guide
Rather than pointless panic buying, The Field’s favourite foodie brands are fully stocked and can deliver straight to your door. Follow The Field’s guide to online food shopping for the finest cheese, meat, tea, sweet treats and everything else you need to see you through a long spring.
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THE FIELD’S GUIDE TO ONLINE FOOD SHOPPING
There’s no need for pointless panic buying, but every reason to purchase proper food that is a treat to eat. These Field’s favourites have plenty of stock and efficient delivery services.
FOR SUSTAINABLE LAMB: LAUNDE FARM FOODS
Founded in 2008 to provide ethically reared lamb with fantastic flavour for family and friends, today Launde Farm Foods deliver their superb meat nationwide. All of their lamb is grass-fed, sustainable and slow-grown, and butchered on the family farm. They will create bespoke meat boxes and strive to provide any cut, but we recommend the delicious Barnsley Chop – well-hung, tender and delicious.
FOR NORFOLK SHRIMPS: STOBERRY POTTED SHRIMPS
There is surely no better lockdown supper than potted shrimps. Stoberry Potted Shrimps are caught in the shallow waters off the Norfolk Wash and then hand peeled in Kings Lynn. The result is a delicious, distinctive taste and, when combined with the secret recipe, brown shrimp buttery goodness. Best to stock up on 5 x 200g Stoberry Potted Shrimps to see you through lockdown.
FOR BREAD BOXES: BETTYS
A year-round favourite offering treats for every season, Bettys is perfect for sweet fix that doesn’t require wielding the wooden spoon oneself. Brand new to their range is the ingenious Bettys Bread Box. Five, freshly baked artisan loaves, handpicked by their bakers, will be delivered to your door. The loaves can be frozen, to see you through lockdown.
Or for something sweet, their Fondant Fancies are bestsellers with good reason – the zesty lemon variety are our favourite. Or order the iconic Fat Rascals – plump and fruity scones and now available as Gooey Rascals with a chocolatey centre.
FOR FRESH VEG: DAYLESFORD
Daylesford have launched a brand new British Vegetable Box for just £15. Have six organic items of fruit, vegetables and salad leaves delivered to your door, hand-picked from their Cotswold Market Garden.
Daylesford’s farmshops remain open but we recommend ordering their ‘real meals’ online – award-winning broths, soups and sauces in an enormous variety of flavours, though the Organic Venison Ragu is our favourite. The online larder is also useful for stocking the pantry, try the Organic Rhubarb Compote as a breakfast accoutrement. Plus, the London-based Daylesford Delivered service is offering free delivery to addresses within 1km of their farmshops.
FOR SCOTTISH SMOKED SALMON: INVERAWE
One of the most renowned smokehouses in Scotland, Inverawe offer a range of smoked fish and meats as well as a useful ready to serve range. Their boxes make a special treat for a housebound friend – we particuarly like the Shrimp, Crab and Salmon Box, all deliciously potted in butter. Or cover all bases with The Favourites Box.
FOR ARTISAN CHEESE: PAXTON & WHITFIELD
Whatever your cheese craving, you can rely on Paxton & Whitfield to have the goods. Shop their enormous selection by type, each order is hand-cut by expert cheesemongers and wrapped and packed for fresh, overnight delivery. We will be ordering the Truly Great Selection – five classic cheeses which make a thoughtful gift or excellent treat to self.
FOR SELF-ISOLATION SUPPERS: WILD AND GAME
Not-for-profit Wild and Game are renowned for their game twists on British classics, and their frozen ready meals are freezer essentials year-round (try the Pheasant Tikka Masala). For those that are housebound, they have launched a cut-price Self Isolate Pack. The pack includes fourteen frozen game dinners for just £25 – a superb initiative.
FOR PROPER MEAT: FARMISON & CO
Online Butcher of the Year Farmison & Co offer the very best of British meat, all cut fresh to order. Choose your favourite joint or try the chef prepared Oven-Ready range – we recommend the free range and fiery Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillet With Nduja. Or use their meat boxes to stock the freezer, for something a little different try the Whole Crispy Peking Style Duck.
FOR TEATIME TREATS: FORTNUM & MASON
Fortnum’s tea is world-famous with good reason. Take your pick from their enormous selection of single origin teas, rare varieties, home-grown blends and contemporary infusions – though Earl Grey Classic is a cupboard essential. Pair with our favourite Piccadilly Chocolate Pearl Biscuits to do teatime properly.
FOR THE BEST BROWNIES: GOWER COTTAGE BROWNIES
These award-winning brownies from Wales are, quite simply, the best you will ever taste. Freshly baked and sent overnight, they make a fantastic gift with beautiful packaging and a personalised message, or an excellent treat to self. The Original Gower Cottage Brownies are the best place to start, though we can’t resist the Brownie Butter Collection – best drizzled over pud or as a fondue with fresh fruit.
FOR CHEESE SELECTIONS: THE COURTYARD DAIRY
Cheesemonger of the Year The Courtyard Dairy sells only the best cheese from Britain and Europe and champions independent, farmhouse cheese makers. Choose from their enormous range, though we recommend the Cheese Selections – a fantasic gift and created with the finest cheeses, all aged on-site. Best to start with the Award Winners Cheese Selection, though for something guaranteed to lift spirits, opt for Three Beers, Three Cheeses.
If you have a suggestion for a great company that will deliver straight to your door, with impeccable credentials and the best Field standards, then do send your suggestions to The Field team.