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4 of the finest online food and drink retailers with delivery services in the UK

By Natasha Heard on 26th July 2020

In recent months we have all had to find new ways of providing ourselves and our families with fresh and delicious food and drink, whether as part of our everyday meals or for special occasions. New food delivery services are popping up everywhere, but there are some which have been around for a while now and have established networks in order to provide you with fresh treats and a swift service throughout the UK.

You can choose to order in bulk to cut down on deliveries or if you prefer to place regular orders as and when you need the items, you will be able to ensure that you are receiving the most freshly picked and prepared produce every time.

From the freshest of fish to the most divine cheeses, wines and organic vegetables and fruits in between, we’ve taken a look around and have summed up a few of our favourites, so when you’re next in need of a welcome package of luxury goods, look no further than the below.

Fresh Fish and Seafood – Fish To Your Door

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From lobster to salmon and monkfish to bass, the prospect of having the delights of the sea delivered straight to your doorstep has to be a happy one. With a fresh fish delivery available six days a week, Sussex-based Fish To Your Door – a family run business for over 25 years – is keen for customers to be fully in the know about where their produce comes from. The company’s traceability system means that every fish can be tracked all the way from the sea to the saucepan.

Expect to find the freshest of seafood from British shores with a little extra from UK fish markets, all responsibly sourced and all sustainable as proved with the company’s sustainable certification. Pick up a luxury family fish box and expect to find a fantastic selection of fresh fish portions, fillets, shellfish and more. With delicacies like spider crab, lobster, dover sole, brill, sea urchin and king scallops to choose from, the hardest part will be waiting for the delivery to arrive.

Fruit and vegetables – Riverford

For top quality organic vegetables and fruit, you cannot go wrong with Riverford Organics. Based in South Devon, on the edge of one of the county’s national parks, Dartmoor, the company provides the best of nature’s larder from this and three other sites to deliver fresh foods around the UK. Fresh from the farm and promising no plastic, punnets or bags, the organic vegetable and fruit suppliers are known for their quality and flavourful produce with simply fresh organics delivered simply in a box.

Better yet, you can head to their website and find help with how to prepare particular vegetables and be inspired with an array of tasty recipes. Perfect.

Cheese – The Fine Cheese Co.

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Cheese lovers rejoice for you can choose quite the sumptuous selection have a whole box of the good stuff delivered straight to your front door. Bring out the crackers, source yourself a decent chutney or two and await your cheese filled treat box.

The Fine Cheese Co. has been in operation for 30 years and is based in the beautiful and historic city of Bath. Expect to find yourself tucking into goodies made from small producers using traditional methods, which are carefully selected for their age, condition and flavour profile. It’s not just British offerings that you’ll find on the menu, as cheeses are imported from France, Holland, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland too. Grab yourself a monthly cheese subscription and enjoy delightful artisan cheeses such as Colston Bassett Stilton, Berkswell cheese, St Jude, Brightwell Ash, Westcombe cheddar, Bath Blue and so much more.

Wine and spirits – Virgin Wines

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There’s a reason that Virgin Wines won online drinks retailer of the year for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018) and that it also receives such positive reviews from its customers. With a wide range of wines – sparkling and still, non and low alcoholic, beers and spirits available, there really is something for any customer. Choose from pre-mixed cases or take control and search through the selection of wines by country, colour, grape type, wine style or brand name. First customers get a nice discount, a wine guide is at hand and wine clubs are there to ensure you never run low.