As we all adapt to new ways of living and new ways of shopping, I thought it would be useful to pull together a list of local businesses that are offering delivery or click and collect services around Maidenhead.
I know that the current situation has had a terrible impact on many small businesses. However, it has been heartening to see how some have been able to ‘pivot’ and turn their usual business into something the community needs. Making such big changes to business operations would usually take weeks, if not months, of planning and testing. Yet many have managed to make adjustments – I take my hat off to them all.
Here are some of the local businesses offering delivery (and collection) that I have become aware of. Please let me know if there are others I can include.
(This post was published on 3 May 2020 – as services and offers can change please check with the business directly.)
Fresh fruit and vegetables delivered in Maidenhead
If you’ve been struggling to get a delivery slot with a supermarket and want a box of fresh fruit and veg to be delivered to you, you have a few options. Some of these options also include other essentials like milk, bread and pasta.
Meat, veg, fruit and more from Strawberry Grove
Strawberry Grove are offering a ‘market box’ for a delivery radius of up to 8.5 miles from their Maidenhead and Marlow cafes. You can order online by 5pm for next day delivery by 5pm. They now have an expanded range of produce with meat, cheese and ready meals from local suppliers available.
‘Our market box delivery service began as a way to help keep our outstanding team in work and see our business through to the other side but since then we’ve been really overwhelmed by the response to our boxes and it’s so fantastic to be providing food to the community, we’ve got some exciting plans to expand our range into other items from local suppliers, as well as expanding into Windsor – announcements will be coming soon on our Facebook page’
Find out more on their Facebook page.
Italian deli treats form Caldesi Italian restaurant
Caldesi in Campagna is the countryside restaurant of Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi who usually use the best seasonal ingredients to create Italian fine dining in Bray. They have created a Deli & Delivery service in offering a whole range of quality Italian produce from salami and prosciutto to artisan cheeses, dried pastas, extra virgin olive oils, freshly baked biscotti and organic eggs. You can also get fresh fruit and veg and can get it delivered within a 2-mile radius of Bray. They even do a roast dinner on a Sunday for collection or delivery.
Fruit, veg, beer and more from The Pavilion in Bray – click and collect
Home to Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club and Maidenhead Hockey club, The Pavilion is the members club in Bray with a long sporting history. They are offering click and collect on a wide variety of produce including items from Khon Thai Take Away, Stardust Brewery, Horse Guards London Dry Gin, The Wine Cellar as well as fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and butchery items. They will soon be adding some lovely British cheeses, artisan coffee and pâtés and even have plenty of flour in stock.
Visit their online shop or follow them on Facebook to find out more.
Fresh fruit and veg from Maidenhead Fruits – click and collect
If you can manage to get to Maidenhead High Street on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday then you can collect a pre-ordered fruit and veg box from Maidenhead Fruits. Make sure you place your order early in the week by messaging their Facebook page and then collect from the covered market area opposite the side entrance to the Nicholson Shopping Centre (by Tesco). Boxes start at £10 for fruit only or from £25 for fruit and veg.
Meat delivery within 10 miles of Maidenhead
A&B catering butchers in Woodlands Park have a range of raw meat and cooked meats – just phone through your order a day in advance or place an order for delivery within 10 miles of Maidenhead. If you’re planning a barbecue, they have homemade burgers, chicken skewers, Cumberland sausages and much more. Place your order on their website or follow them on Facebook for regular updates about their range.
Takeaways offering delivery in Maidenhead
If you’re missing going to some of your favourite local restaurants, or are just bored of cooking ALL THE TIME, then there are plenty of places offering take away and/ or delivery:
Pub classics and a community hub at the Boathouse at Boulters Lock
Just before we all went into lockdown, the Boathouse at Boulters lock were making preparations for their opening weekend after an epic refurb. They have now set up as a ‘pub hub’ which means they have a range of things available from fresh fruit and veg to take away roast dinners, pub classics ready meals and fish & chips as well as chocolate brownies and coffee to go. You can get some essential groceries including semi skimmed milk, eggs, soya milk, sourdough loaves plain and self-raising flour, IPA and Pale Ale from Rebellion Brewery and a mix of wines and cider. Discounts are available for the elderly and vulnerable.
You can also donate to support frontline workers, charities and local elderly – a £2 donation provides a meal for the elderly, a £4 donation will provide a meal for a key worker or for £35 you can donate 10 meals to NHS or key workers.
Daily meal deliveries from Bistro Story
If home-cooking isn’t your speciality, Bistro Story offer five daily meals including soup, main and sides for £45 delivered to your door. They also offer a fruit and veg box which includes milk, eggs and Russian dumplings. Check out their Facebook page to find out more.
Vegan dishes and treats from Eat More Kale
Local mum Cat, the plant based chef behind Eat More Kale, usually supplies many local cafes with her vegan treats and meals but has been busy in her kitchen adapting so they can provide meals for the community instead. So if you fancy a vegan buddha bowl, sausage roll or salted caramel chocolates (swoon!), check out their website or follow them on Facebook to find out more.
Fresh wood fired pizzas – drive through at the Palmers Arms
If you fancy freshly made wood-fired pizzas on a Friday or hand-made gnocchi dishes on a Saturday alongside a spot of traditional Tiramisu, check out the ‘tuck trucks’ at the Palmer Arms in Dorney who are running a socially distanced drive through experience. Check out their Facebook page for the latest information.
Tasty pizza kits to make at home from Rolling Dough
Rolling Dough have been cooking fresh wood fired pizzas from their vintage trailer for the past three years and they have now created a pizza kit so you can still have great pizza in the comfort of your own home. They even have vegan and gluten free options so no one needs to miss out on the pizza making fun.
Simply choose your kit add some toppings then wait patiently by the door. They deliver from 10-5pm to Windsor, Maidenhead and the surrounding area!
Check out their website for more information.
Traditional Italian pizzas for collection and delivery from Pizza Della Mamma
Think classic Italian wood-fired pizza with a thin base and fresh tasty ingredients on top, their pizza chefs pride themselves on making the best dough, the freshest ingredients and years of practical and professional experience. The menu includes gluten free pizza and gluten free calzone too. There is even 50% off if you collect and are a key worker with ID that you can show.
Order online via Deliveroo or Just Eat.
Doorstep cocktails from Mixing Link
If you’re missing going ‘out out’ then why not have some cocktails as you stay ‘in in’?! Local cocktail company Mixing Link can usually be hired for professionally mixed cocktail and mocktail parties in your own home, but they are offering socially distanced deliveries to Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. With over 50 cocktails on their menu including Singapore Sling and Lychee’ Martini, follow them on Facebook to find out when they are you your area.
Wine, beer and spirits delivered to your door
If you’d like wines, beers and spirits at wholesale prices delivered for free to your door then check out the Maidenhead Wine Company. They’re a local drinks supplier who usually supply restaurants and pubs but have adapted their offering and now offer a no-contact delivery to local homes.
Ice-cream desserts and treats from Simys Whippy
Simys Whippy offer delicious trays of soft whipped ice cream topped with your favourite sweet treats including Crunchie, Jaffa Cakes, Rolo and M&Ms. Trays of ice cream start at £6 and cups of ice cream from £2.50. Minimum order for delivery is £15 and there are 4 delivery slots every hour.
Simys Whippy will arrive at your house, prepare your order at the door, set up your payment on their contactless reader, place it all in a box, and place that box at your front door.
He will also have a few grocery essentials available including bread, milk, eggs and toilet roll.
Check out their Facebook page for more information
If you need help, or know someone that does.
If you’re struggling to get your shopping, prescription or anything else then you can get help and support from the Community Response Hub from the Royal Borough. They are working with local charities and other partners to provide a community response for those who don’t have support and need advice or practical help. You can also sign up to be a volunteer. More information is available on their website.
Add to the list?
I hope this list is useful. If you know a local business offering a local delivery service, please get them to email what they are offering and how to order to email@example.com and I will update this blog post regularly.
About this blog
I write this ‘Maidenhead Mum’ blog to help local parents and families by sharing my experiences of life here in Berkshire and beyond. For up to date posts about life here in Maidenhead, you might like to follow my Maidenhead Mum page on Facebook. As a small business owner myself, I’m always keen to support other local businesses and each Monday I run a ‘community noticeboard’ on facebook where small businesses can promote themselves for free.