Local Deliveries


2 April Update: Several local businesses have paused home deliveries due to changes in guidelines. At the time of this posting, several eateries in St Albans have paused deliveries, and Burstons has ceased home deliveries.

31 March: Yummy!

I have just spoken to Raj at Twinsco 69-71 Park Street (corner of Burydell Lane) opp Falcon pub. Raj and his children are offering to make home deliveries to elderly and vulnerable people who are self-isolating.
His shop number is 01727 874 455
His mobile is 07843 330174
If you phone he will let you know if your requisites are available.

Update 25 March Sparshotts: Due to an unprecedented volume of orders, we’re temporarily closed as we’re unable to accept any more orders.This is only a temporary measure and purely to avoid our customers being disappointed.
Please check back regularly or follow us on Facebook for regular updates.
We’ll be back online as soon as we can.

Update 21 March: Received my first order from Sparshotts and it’s lovely. The quality of the veg is close to restaurateur quality I would say. Do try them out, especially if you want to add something fresh to your emergency larders.

The excellent page, Shop St Albans, is updating continually on St Albans businesses who deliver. Thought it best to embed the page, for those of you not au fait on Facebook.

4 April Note: some of the businesses listed in this post are no longer delivering.

Stickleback Fish is doing home deliveries now as well. https://www.facebook.com/SticklebackFishCo/ Menu

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Delivered shopping if you are self-isolating

Note from Web editor: I’ve taken the liberty of copying this excellent newsletter from News From Park Street, because it’s particularly helpful right now for the community.

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Several people have been in touch and given me their phone numbers. These public-spirited people are prepared to phone people who may be self-isolating and would like a friendly call, they are also prepared to help with tasks such as shopping or collecting prescriptions. Please email me (with your phone number) at vernonbarbara@gmail.com if you would like this help.

I learnt today that Sparshotts (based in Bricket Wood) have a next day delivery service in the St Albans area. sparshotts.co.uk/cart/. I believe it is almost impossible now to order from the mainline supermarkets without several weeks wait and I think this could be a lifeline. Orders over £20 are free.

One can order a small cart or a family cart or make ones own choices. But the best bit is they also sell dairy products (milk, cheeses etc) and bread, plus other non-perishable items eg tins of coconut milk and lentils. I have just placed my first order and propose to continue using them for the foreseeable future.

Please stay well! Best wishes Barbara

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