Announcing a new, local service to help you shop your local high street…
Neighbourhood Pantry is a brand new personal shopping and delivery startup on a mission to make shopping local and independent as convenient as possible for neighbourhoods across the country, starting in the SW6 area of London, where I have lived for ten years.
The idea was born out of lockdown, when so many small, local businesses pulled together to ensure people in the community got what they needed when the supermarket queues were endless and no one could get a delivery slot online. Many people discovered just how good the produce was from these independent stores. It prompted me to think about what was going to happen after lockdown – we must continue to enjoy and support these places, but it needs to be easy and convenient to do so, particularly as our lives get busier again.
I visited lots of my local producers and sellers, tried their exceptional produce and have developed trusted relationships built on a shared passion for the very best quality food and drink. I want more people to discover what I have discovered, but I know it’s not always convenient to zig-zag between lots of individual shops to get everything you need. So, we’ve brought together some of the best independent food and drink stores in the neighbourhood, meaning people can shop for high quality essentials and fantastic artisan produce, conveniently, on one website, rather than using the default of a big supermarket. You can get what you need, all in one go, whilst shopping more sustainably and supporting small, local businesses. Once you’ve placed your order online, the Neighbourhood Pantry team will visit each local store – from the greengrocer, the butcher and the bakery to the deli and the florist – to handpick your items, before we pack everything up and deliver it all together, straight to your door.
We have several partner stores so far, some of which are on Wandsworth Bridge Road: Bridge Baker, Randalls Butcher, Cocomelon Greengrocer, Planet Plenty, Ta’mini Lebanese Bakery, La Pizzica Deli, Tacco, Nature’s Delight and the Bottle Shop…with more to come!