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 so many new ways of getting quality products to our doorstep. Here's our updated list of the suppliers currently delivering to Dublin, though many are now operating nationwide delivery.
Meat, Fish, Dairy
Probably best known for steaks, Higgins Butchers in Sutton have a huge range of beef, lamb, pork and poultry all with nationwide delivery and arriving in a very well insulated cold box. They also did a recent surf 'n' turf collaboration with Michael's that saw people outside of Dublin finally getting their hands on the goods we've been talking about for the past four years - more collabs, please. See their online shop here.
Kish Fish are delivering their fresh fish and smoked salmon with a €12 delivery fee. 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. Demand seems to be high, and some delivery times can be a bit long so check the website and plan accordingly.
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 pâté 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 of bacon, pork, ham and sausages, delivered nationwide, is available from www.andarlfarm.ie.
Cashel Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers
The folks at Cashel Cheesemakers are not only allowing us to purchase entire wheels of their lovely cheeses, but they've also teamed-up with other Tipperary suppliers like The Apple Farm and Cooleeney Farm to create boxes containing cheese, juices, yogurt, meats, and preserves. Hamper prices start at €58 and delivery is free. See www.cashelblue.com for the details.