From vegan supermarkets to local butchers, our little borough has plenty of independent grocery stores to choose from during lockdown. Andy Crossan shares his top picks for delivery or outdoor collection.
Carola Del Celo of CASACOSTA opens the decorative fridge door inside the shop on North End Road to show socially distanced tables inside the empty restaurant. "We thought: 'let's create a shop that uses the same products that we use in our restaurants,'" she explains.
"We get the best of the best from the specific place in Italy and bring it here."
Lockdown scuppered the opening of its restaurant in Fulham, but CASACOSTA on North End Road has quickly adapted to restrictions - opening its adjoining store.
It is just one of the businesses in Hammersmith and Fulham offering deliveries to customers' doors. Despite lockdown, you can continue to shop local to help out. Check out some of our favourites in the borough below which offer online and delivery services.
BAKERY: Patisserie Sainte Anne - 204 King St
Parlez-vous Français? Don't worry if not, but at this French bakery you can try out your linguistic skills as well as buy entirely home-made treats.
Located on King Street since moving from Paris in 2014, the bakery has gluten free options available too in its online shop.
Open from 7am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and 8am-5pm on Sunday.
Phone: 020 8563 2046
COTINENTAL: CASACOSTA - 461-465 North End Road
This quirky and wide-ranging store stocks all things Italian, enabling customers to experience the taste of its restaurants at home.
HAMPER: Carola Del Celo holds a CASACOSTA hamper of Italian groceries in front of the fridge entrance to the restaurant
A wide Gluten Free range welcomes customers next to the till.
Open Monday - Saturday from 9am - 9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm.
Phone: 020 3848 6830
FISHMONGER: The Fishmongers Kitchen - 119 Shepherds Bush Road
The Fishmongers Kitchen has been open just off Brook Green for over a decade, after moving from its humble beginnings as an Acton market stall.
Sourcing fish from around the UK, stock is even transported from West-Country day-boats.
Deliveries are offered between Tuesday and Thursday for orders over £30.
Open from Tuesday - Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm.
Phone: 0207 603 0673
VEGAN SUPERMARKET: GreenBay - 228 North End Road
A vegan's grocery paradise, GreenBay offers dairy-free options too.
Vegan meat and seafood alternatives are stocked online alongside cupboard stocks such as cereals and desserts.
Everything from hand-made soaps to recyclable bin bags are stocked.
EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF: GreenBay vegan supermarket on North End Road
Pets are catered for too with ranges for cats and dogs - and for those wishing to venture to the store, dogs are welcome.
Phone: 020 7385 8913
BUTCHER: The Ginger Pig – 137-139 Askew Road
Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching.
The Ginger Pig on Askew Road is taking orders for each on its website - which also provides recipes for specific meats act as inspiration for customers.
Meat boxes are particularly popular, with the Breakfast Box on offer for £25.
Open from 9am-5pm on Monday-Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday.
Phone: 0203 869 7850
AND IF YOU CAN GET OUTISIDE TO COLLECT...
BUTCHER: John Stenton - 55 Aldensley Road
Serving this customers for more than 50 years, the family butcher in Brackenbury Village offers pick-ups outside on a covid-safe table at the edge of the store.
Open from: 8am - 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 8am - 1pm on Thursday and 8am - 5pm on Saturday.
Phone: 020 8748 6121