Whilst we are still trying to adjust to the new rules and restrictions, undoubtedly it is difficult to support our local independent restaurants, bars and shops in the ways we have done in the past. However, now, more than ever it is important that if we can, we try to find new ways to help.
This article aims to show how we can help support Liverpool businesses during the new Covid restrictions.
Bring The Restaurant To You
Six by Nico
I am sure you have heard of Six by Nico by now, but if you haven’t, it is an affordable six-course tasting menu which is changed every six weeks. The Liverpool branch opened last year on North John Street, and has been hugely popular with many people booking ahead to secure their chance to try it.
Six by Nico have adapted their hugely popular concept to give you the experience in the comfort of your own home. They have launched Home by Nico with new dates being added regularly. It costs £50 for two people and includes everything you need for the perfect dining experience.
You can order via their website: https://homebynico.bigcartel.com/
Dockside favourite Delifonseca are also bringing the restaurant to you with their Date Night Wine and Dine menu. It includes three courses and a bottle of wine of your choice for £50.
If you don’t fancy a three-course meal, they also have their very own online shop which has everything from essentials to ready meals to freeze as well as their own in-house butchers.
Elite Bistros at Home
You may be familiar with Gary Usher and his collection of restaurants – he has several across the North West including Wreckfish in Liverpool. Elite Bistros at Home gives its customers the chance to enjoy Elite Bistros food without leaving home. All of the dishes can be found on the Elite Bistros at Home website, which also includes recommended wine pairing and recipes.
Although Belzan are able to open their restaurant, the intimate size of their space along with the need to reduce capacity to meet Government guidelines means they are reliant on their online store sales too. They’ve refocused their efforts with their Belzan at Home menu, where you can order starters, mains and desserts for collection (Saturday local delivery available too) to enjoy some amazing food at home. They also stock a range of produce and plenty of wines so make sure you visit their store here.
Food & Drink Deliveries
Nibbles & Tipples
Kozani’s Kitchen offers grazing boxes, afternoon tea boxes and snack boxes freshly made to order – perfect if you can’t decide what to eat. You can send a direct message on Instagram for all orders and questions.
Berry & Rye Cocktails
One of the city’s best cocktail bars, Berry and Rye, has been working non-stop since the lockdown in March to bring their world class cocktails to your door. Their cocktails are batched and built to to last (some last up to a year!) plus there’s free delivery every Thursday to Saturday for free within a 15 mile radius from our little bar (inc., Warrington, St. Helens, Ormskirk, Wirral – tunnel charges may apply).
Check out our Alcohol Deliveries In Liverpool During Lockdown feature from earlier in the year, which will point you in the direction of bars and breweries who will likely be delivering again this Autumn.
Leaf Market and Pop-up Shop
Much loved Liverpool favourite Leaf has launched a Saturday market where you can purchase everything from seasonal vegetables and artisan breads, to homeware and many other products. They are stocking items from other much loved Independent businesses. Leaf West Kirby are also running a pop-up shop with similar items. Check out their social media platforms for all of the latest information.
Root 22 Fruit and Veg Deliveries
Root 22 fruit and veg deliveries offer a huge range of fresh produce, delivered straight to your door.
Adam’s Apple Fruit and Veg (Allerton Road)
Adam’s Apple green grocers on Allerton Road have been selling fresh fruit & veg for over 35 years. They offer free home delivery in Liverpool, including mystery boxes. In recent months they have been collaborating with foodie Instagrammers Food Sounds, creating recipe boxes which Food Sounds then provide the cooking instructions and a killer musical soundtrack to accompany each dish.
Buy Gift Vouchers
If you want to support your favourites from afar, vouchers are an ideal solution. Paying forward will help enormously in the future and will give you something to look forward to when this is all over!
Guest writer: Kate Rogers – found on Instagram as @sheeatsanything