One of the few things that's made us optimistic in the middle of Ireland’s COVID-19 crisis is seeing the ingenuity and adaptability from so many restaurants, producers and suppliers. While we know it’s not possible for everyone to turn themselves into an artisan Amazon overnight, we’re heartened to see that more and more delivery services are being launched and we now have new ways of getting quality products to our doorstep. Here are some of the suppliers currently delivering to Dublin, but given the rate of change we’ve seen over the past three weeks please be aware that service and delivery areas may change at short notice, so do contact suppliers if you’re not sure of what’s available in your area - we’re sure they’d love to help you out.
Meat, Fish, Dairy
Starting from €35 and giving you lots of opportunity to stock your fridge and freezer with cheese, hams, bacon, salami, and chorizo, Gubbeen Farmhouse's delivery boxes are customisable to suit your needs. Though we’re sure we can all agree that a chorizo catering pack is what we all need right now. Delivery nationwide is €10 and you can see more details on www.gubbeenfarmhouseproducts.com.
Kish Fish are delivering their fresh fish and smoked salmon with a €25 minimum spend and free next-day delivery. Details are available from www.kishfish.ie where you’ll also find lots of great recipes.
Judging by the amount of orders Sheridans are managing online it looks like we’re not the only ones seeking solace in a slab of Brillat-Savarin at the moment. Their online shop is packed full of cheeses, meats, wines, crackers, dips, sauces… pretty much everything you could hope for during a global pandemic. Delivery is €5 but free on orders over €100. There’s currently a note on their website to say that demand is high so plan in advance.
On The Pigs Back
On The Pigs Back are operating a collection service from their premises in Cork but a flat delivery fee of €15 will give you ample opportunity to have French and Irish cheeses, charcuterie, meats, meals and pates delivered to your door. See their selection here.
We’re not sure if we’re allowed to get excited about anything at the moment, but hearing that Andarl Farm, home of that amazing velvet pork chop that’s been blazing across Dublin restaurant menus, are now delivering was a welcome distraction. Their full range is available from www.andarlfarm.ie but the one that really caught our eye was a special offer to keep the whole family happy. For €75 including delivery you’ll receive a cool box containing beef, lamb and pork mince, Angus steaks, pork steak, belly and chops, sausages, rashers and a 4lb piece of gammon.
Cashel Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers
The folks at Cashel Cheesemakers have teamed-up with other Tipperary suppliers like The Apple Farm and Cooleeney Farm to create boxes containing cheese, juices, yogurt, meats, and preserves. Prices start at €58 and delivery is free. See www.cashelblue.com for details
F.X. Buckley is now offering home delivery. A breakfast pack starts at €22 or fill your freezer with a range of steaks for €110. There’s also a box of Andarl Farm pork chops, lamb cutlets, and sirloin steaks that should see a family of meat-eaters through the week for €68. Details are on www.fxbuckley.ie.