From waiting in virtual online queues for two hours to waiting in queue’s outside our local supermarkets just to grab a loaf of bread, it seems we have encountered a strange new reality that we now call “normal” in 2020. We all have been affected in many ways with the outbreak of COVID-19 and when desperate times call for desperate measures, we can always rely on community to step out and support those who need it the most. It has been a lovely sight to see, from friend’s to strangers dipping into their pockets or using their talents to promote, entertain and put a smile on those who desperately need it. I have seen so much information for Birmingham based businesses from social media posts to media coverage and articles in how you can help these businesses, but I have not seen much for the North of Birmingham where I am based. As a local myself, I have recently struggled with who’s offering what and keeping up to date with this information. So, I thought I would put together a self-help guide with lots of local information to those who are based in the North of Birmingham on where you can grab your weekly shop without leaving the house or how you can keep yourself entertained and the kids also within your living rooms. Want to know where you can shop locally for organic fresh goods? Grab your Friday night beer or learn a new skill from an online virtual class? Then stick with me, your Bab has you sorted with my North of Birmingham guide to self-isolating
PLEASE NOTE: I will try to update this post daily so if you like to be featured please send me an email via the contact page. There is still so much more businesses to add so bare with me!
BAKERIES,TREATS AND COFFEE
Four Oaks-Open to the public
Owner of the Bakery Sebastian Clough opened he’s Independent bakery two years ago offering fresh-baked breads, cakes and pastries from Wednesday to Sunday. Sebastian tries to change the menu each day to be flexible so he can try new products and make different flavours work for us lucky pups to devour!
Open from 9am to 2pm Wednesday to Sunday
SIMPLY MEGAN GOODS
Four Oaks/Mere Green-Delivering goods to OnTheBreadLine Bakery and Locally
Simply Megan offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan baked treats every Thursday and Friday at OnTheBreadLine Bakery which is fantastic for people with dietary requirements who need that much deserved yummy sugar fix! If you are based in Four Oaks/Mere green area you can also make a cheeky order of Megan’s bakes by contacting her via Instagram.
Lichfield-Collection and Home delivery available
A family bakery in the heart of Lichfield offering traditional baked breads, cakes and pastries. Offering a delivery service within the surrounding area, please head on over to their Instagram page to fill in an order form to get your fresh baked goods!
Sutton Coldfield-Home delivery available
Although Ells Kitchen is unable to deliver their homemade meals to people doors due to supplier issues, Ells Kitchen is still delivering their fresh and healthy treats and of course, Ell’s famous granola to your doors to enjoy!
You can order from via website here
The Plants Pott Garden Centre-Lichfield-Home delivery available
Heavenly Baking Is an independent baker who provides fresh bread, handmade cakes, tray bakes, including brownies-crème egg rocky roads, Malteser millionaire shortbreads and sweet treats such as clotted cream fudge and brownie bites…Sorry, not sorry I just ruined your self-isolating diets. Send your orders here email@example.com
THE LITTLE BAKERY
Boldmere/Sutton Coldfield-Home made bakes- Home delivery
Based in Boldmere, The Little bakery delivers homemade bakes from cupcakes, brownies, mini cake loaves, tray bakes and more to your doors (They also bake bread) Special event coming up? then why don’t you purchase a celebration cake for your loved ones and celebrate? A delivery fee of £2 applies. Please head to The Little Bakery’s social media pages to check out the goods!
Rugeley-Sutton Coldfield-Variety of Bakes, Afternoon teas and Essential hampers– Home delivery on Friday only but can collect anyway
Daisy Kitchen in Rugeley is delivering fantastic treats such as cake boxes, afternoon teas and cheese sharer boxes. They also deliver essential boxes with fruit, veg, bread, eggs and milk for £20. They only deliver Fridays but you can always collect from Daisy’s any day. You can check their social media page to keep up to date with what they are offering and you can order via their Facebook page.
BITE ME CAKES
Great Barr-Luxury cakes and treats made to order-Collection and home delivery within 10 miles of Great Barr
Bite Me Cakes is a luxury bespoke cake maker. Their cakes and sweet treats are like no other! Only ever using the finest ingredients, such as free-range eggs, Fairtrade fruit, Belgian chocolate and much more, you can taste this as you indulge in their premium products! They also create eggless, vegan dairy-free and gluten-free bakes too. Whilst still offering celebration cakes and bakes, they are also trialling a new slice service. Now offering a selection of different bakes available each week, including cake jars, brownies, cupcakes, rocky road, cheesecake jars, and slices of large cakes of course!
Currently offering 25% discount for NHS staff as a thank you!
BREW TWENTY THREE
Solihull-Sutton Coldfield-Juices,Coffee’s, and treats-Home delivery/min order is £20 and there is a delivery charge for orders outside 6 miles.
Brew Twenty Three in Solihull are delivering their refreshing and very tasty juices aswell as Coffee and sweet treats such as brownies to our doors! All you have to do is email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org all orders must be placed and paid for between Saturday-Tuesday by noon for deliveries on Friday. Check out their social media pages for further information on whats on offer.
Sutton Coldfield-Bespoke cakes and lockdown sweet treats-Home delivery
Bethel Bakery is selling bespoke cakes, cupcakes, Brownies, Macarons and patisseries for all occasions.These bakes are beautiful and On offer at the moment is the amazing lockdown sweet treat box for £25 just crammed with delicious treats to tuck into whilst self-isolating. Head on over to Bethel Bakeries website here to order.
THE BOURNVILLE WAFFLE CO.
Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield-Dessert Box-Home delivery
Known for their delicious and heavenly waffles, The Bournville Waffle Co. have come up with something new to treat ourselves, introducing the Dessert box. Now, I believe this will change every week and For £25 you get six indulgent desserts straight to your door! You can order via their website here and you can keep up to date with these guys via their social media pages.
BROKEN YOLK CATERING
Sutton Goldfield-Mere Green-Afternoon tea and more-Home delivery
Broken yolk has been keeping very busy cooking up a storm in Bean Green Kitchen and delivering lovely afternoon teas to give those who need a little pick me up during this pandemic. Their afternoon packages are homemade and include a selection of sandwiches, savouries, and chutneys as well as cakes, sweets, scones, jams and clotted cream. They can cater for vegetarians and vegans and can deliver further out. They also offer hot meals for deliveries that are available at Bean Green Kitchen in Mere Green on their pop up nights. They also deliver and prepare three-course meals for people in isolation, They will ask for your suggestions and will design a bespoke menu for you to taste, perfect for any special occasion.
THE BROWNIE BOSS
UK delivery-Brownie based deserts-Home delivery
The Brownie Boss is offering weekly variety boxes of their heavenly brownies with UK delivery, in which you can order via the website here, What a treat! They are also offering bespoke brownie cakes for collection and will be launching more brownie based products in the next couple of weeks so make sure you keep up to date with their social media.
THAT CAKE COMPANY
Birmingham/Uk delivery-variety of Cake boxes-collection and postal order options
That Cake Company is delivering lovely homemade treats from brownies to cakesicles to your doors, really spoiling our diets here, just look at those bakes! The treats can be sent via post or you can collect, please check out their Instagram page for more information and message to purchase.
THE COOKIE MUMSTERS
Birmingham/UK Delivery- Cookie boxes– Home delivery or collection services from Halesowen
The Cookie Mumsters are bringing the dough to our doors with their amazing cookie boxes, choose from chocolate overload and vegan cookie for your treat of the week! They look incredible! You can order via their website here and you can also collect from Halesowen. Please also check out and keep up to date with The Cookie Mumster on their social media pages.
MAX’S COFFEE SHOP
Sutton Coldfield-Coffee/Cake/Lunch-Open and collection only
My coffee prayers have been answered! Max’s Coffee Shop is an independent family-owned coffee shop located on Clarence Road in Four Oaks. They pride themselves on sourcing their coffee and cakes from local businesses and making the savoury items themselves such as paninis and sausage rolls! They are open Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm and you can check out their menu on their social media pages ( which is posted every day)
TAKEAWAY/RESTAURANT/CAFE HOME DELIVERIES
Sutton Coldfield-Japanese food- Contact-less delivery up to a 6-mile radius
Offering modern Japanese food that is simply delicious to your door Monday and Thursday-Sunday Stay at home & enjoy your Sushido delivery, A Sutton Coldfield favourite.
Order via Website here
Sutton Coldfield–Lebanese street food- Takeaway and delivery
Pitalicious are offering Lebanese street food with a modern gourmet twist! From shawarma lamb to veggie falafel salad boxes- they are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Open Tue-Sun and available on Just Eat, Deliveroo and UberEats.
LOS BANDITOS BOLDMERE
Boldmere-Mexican- Collection and home delivery options
Los Banditos is offering a whole bag of offers for us lucky folk within the Sutton Coldfield area offering contact-free collections and home delivery service within a 3-mile radius and £1.50 per mile after that. The offers are 2 for £10 on takeaway cocktails, 2 for £5 on bottled beers and £10 for any bottle of wine when you spend £20. Check out their Facebook page to see what’s on the menu to order and keep up to date with the deals. You can also order from Just Eat.
BEAN GREEN KITCHEN
Mere Green-Deli Sandwich and Salad Bar-Home delivery
Bean Green Kitchen is delivering homemade and fresh food to our doors, they change the menu weekly and are happy to deliver at any time plus if there’s anything particular anyone wants, they can accommodate this. The Chicken zingers are quite the popular dish at Bean Green, and on the 11th April, they are doing a Chicken Zinger Saturday! (Zinger burger with lettuce, house mayo, fries and can for £5.95 BOSH!)
Now offering breakfast on Saturdays
Offering afternoon teas daily (except for Sundays)
Offering virtual grazing boxes for people working from home, great for a virtual catch up!
Please head to their Facebook page to order here
CHUNG YING CANTONESE
Birmingham – Cantonese- Home delivery up to 15 mile radius!
Well, aren’t we lucky devils Hey? Chung Ying is offering takeaway and home delivery service up to 15 miles away that includes Sutton Coldfield, Mere Green, and Shenstone. They are also offering a lovely discount of 25% of the bill!
Mon-Sun 12 pm to 9 pm
Order from the website here
Wood Lane-Jamaican street food- Home delivery
A popular street food vendor based in Digbeth Dining club has now finally graced us with its presence offering amazing Jamaican street food in our living rooms! Their kitchen postcode is B24 9QR and is offering home delivery within 3-mile radius charging a £5 delivery and £1 charge for every extra mile. You can pre order and check out the menu over on their Facebook page
LOS BANDITOS IN LICHFIELD
Lichfield-Mexican bar and grill- No contact collection and home delivery
Offering takeaway booze and food with a variety of offers on offer in the Lichfield area.They cover most areas up to a 3 miles radius with free delivery, minuim order is £15 and up to a 7 mile radius the minium order is £25.Head to their Instagram page to check out the menu and order!
THE ENGLISH INDIAN
Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield/Rugeley-Indian Cuisine-offering home delivery
The English Indian who are well known for their Indian style Fish and chips are now spoiling us with their homemade authentic curries delivered straight to our doors! From a range of colourful and favourable dishes to choose from you can order via their website.
From Thursday this week they will be delivering to Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Burntwood & Rugeley, Please check out their social media pages for menu and more information.
BAKED IN BRICK
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield-British/European street foot-offering home delivery
British and European street food winners Baked in Brick are now delivering to Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield area. Famous for their Sunday roasts (yes they are delivering roast dinners and they are insanely good) this is one delivery not to miss out on. They are following all government protocols regarding COVID-19 and can provide contact-less home deliveries. Head to their new online shop here to order your meals but be quick, they are a Brummie favourite of many!
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield-Hot dogs from Brum with love- Offering home delivery
These guys aren’t messing around when it comes to hot dogs. A street food favourite in Birmingham, Fat Snags are delivering the best god damn sausages you will ever taste straight to your front doors. They are offering one dish a week made to the highest quality and following strict COVID-19 guidelines. This week they are offering their signature Lashfords sausage cooked in beer then grilled on the bbq served with rich buttery mash, homemade gravy, crispy onions & chives…Hungry fella? of course you bloody are after that mouthful. 4 portions for £25 absolute bargain! you can email your order to email@example.com and check out their social media for further information.
FULL OF CHAAT
Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield (£3.50 fee applys to Tamworth and Lichfield area)-Indian street food-Home delivery
Indian street food vendor Full of Chaat are selling and delivering their best selling street food dishes to our doors contact-free. From Sticky Bombay Chicken to Aubergine curry (Vegan) you can email your orders here firstname.lastname@example.org and they are completing home deliveries on just Wednesdays as they also deliver to the NHS. So please, support this amazing independent who although, is going through a bit of a hard time is still helping others such as our key workers for The NHS. Please check out Full of Chaat’s social media pages.
You can also purchase cupcakes with your orders to celebrate the Easter week!
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield– Pop up pie shop- Free home delivery to B Postcodes
All aboard The Pietanic, The pop-up pie shop is well known for its creative artisan pies just bursting with all kinds of flavour! They are delivering their Bake At Home Pie Boxes to all B postcodes (free delivery)Aprils Menu includes the classic Steak & Ale, Beef Chilli Cheese, Vegan Cheezeburger pie (Dayuuum) and more! You can choose 6 mix and match pies for £25.00! You can place an order on their website here just scroll down to the online shop, choose your choice of pies and add to cart. As easy as pie.
THE PATTY FREAKS
Birmingham/Lichfield/Sutton Coldfield-DURRRTAY BURGERS– Home delivery
The Patty freaks are offering the people in the North golden tickets to gain access to their sexy and oh so delicious burger factory…meaning home delivery service of these naughty “little” buns. You can choose from The O.G (bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo and pickled onion) to Sweet freak (Bacon, cheese peanut butter caramel waffle, and chilli jam) Oh yeah, they teasing alright. Make sure you keep up to date with their social media pages as they delivering to Lichfield and a little birdie tells me they are also going to be delivering to Sutton Coldfield so keep an eye out!
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield-Slow roasted meats-Home delivery
The slow-cooked heavens have answered our prayers finally! as Sticky Beaks are delivering the slow-cooked goodness to our doors! This weeks meat selection is Pork belly in Sticky Beaks Japanese BBQ glaze and Lamb tikka with Sticky Beaks mango chutney and mint yoghurt serving a family of four with a side of their homemade macaroni cheese with garlic breadcrumb…Yeah, sod the diet. All the meat is slow-cooked and is limited in numbers so the deadline for orders will be Wednesday at 12 noon for Friday and Saturday delivery. You can email your order to email@example.com
URBAN WAFFLES COMPANY
Birmingham-Sutton Coldfield-Freshly made waffles-FREE home deliveries within 3 miles of B23/Pick up available
Basic bitch waffles move out the way for the ultimate waffles made my Urban waffles company, they offer a quirky, unique and guilt-free alternative to your standard Belgian waffle. Order in freshly made waffles (Vegan options are available) drizzled in luxurious sauces and happy treats, they offer a variety of creative toppings and flavours such as Chocolate brownie hype and Apple Crumble Spice. They offer contact-free delivery and you can order off the website here
£5 off orders over £20 use code:FREE5
Birmingham-Sutton Coldfield-Meat platter trays-Home delivery
Dicks Smokehouse is delivering American style BBQ street food that is HELLA GOOD straight to your doors!
Offering meat platter trays that consist of pulled pork, Shredded beef, Half rack baby backs, Mac N Cheese, Slaw, Pickles and 2 x brioche buns! What a treat for the whole family! You can order via their website here but be quick these guys are extremely popular and of course, they are! just look at those naughty little glazed ribs!
BEEF ON THE BLOCK
Birmingham-Sutton Coldfield-STEAKS AND SAUCE-Home delivery
Juicy, delicious and oh so addictive! Sink your teeth into Beef on the Block, The steak is pretty orgasmic, they offer it with a variety of sauces such as chimichurri and peppercorn sauce and…NOW THEY ARE DELIVERING IT TO OUR DOORS! You can check what’s available on their social media pages below and email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
Birmingham-Sutton Goldfield-Chilled Thai ready meals-Home delivery
Buddha Belly has now opened their online shop where you can buy chilled Thai ready meals and have them delivered to your door. From Southern Thai Vegan to spicy pork Panang these guys are sure to kick those taste buds! Please check out their website here for food options and delivery information.
BAKE & KIE’S
Marston Green-Sutton Coldfield-British Mac & Cheese Cuisine-Home delivery
Bake and Kie’s are delivering the goods with their Mac and Cheese deliveries, you can also choose a side treat of their home-made cookies and brownie bites. A delicious selection of Mac & Cheese dishes from the classic Mac to their Quack-N-Mac which is cheese and slow-cooked duck..Dayummm. You can order from their website here and make sure you keep up to date with them on their social media pages.
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield-Indian Street Food-Home delivery
A favourite of mine, finally we have Phata Phat delivering to our doors their Indian street food packed with flavor and of course, good times! They are currently offering all-round buttery goodness with their butter chicken lasagne and Shahi Paneer lasagne as well as a garlic naan kit. Limited portions are available so make sure you place your order on their website here by midnight Wednesday and keep up to date with the latest news on their social media pages. This is one not to be missed!
Sutton Coldfield-Traditional Greek and Cypriot food-Home delivery
New to Sutton Coldfield we have Halloumi Express who cook traditional Greek and Cypriot meals with fresh ingredients straight from Cyprus and Greece to your doors, giving you the full Greek experience. They have a variety of options available and they do cater for vegetarians, you can check out their menu here on Just Eat.
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield-DIY BURGER KITS-Home delivery
If you haven’t tried a Stripclub burger can you really call yourself a HOOMAN?!! Stripclub Streetfood is bringing the sex to us with their incredibly HOT burger DIY kits priced at £40. You have all the ingredients you need in this kit to create your Stripclub burgers, they also will send a video before you receive your order so you can take some inspiration with your buns. In order to get your hands on one of these kits, you got to download the app which you can find here and place your order just like that!
WHAT THE CLUCK!
Sutton Goldfield-Birmingham-Fried Chicken Platter Boxes-Home Delivery
Starting up their doorstep deliveries is What The Cluck! delivering the crispy fried goodness to our homes and filling our bellies with insanely good chicken and more…Have you seen their Mac and Cheese?! MY GOD! however, get in quick! These bad boy platters sell out quite fast so head to their social media to order!
DIGBETH DINING CLICK + COLLECT
Birmingham-A Variety Of Street Food Options– Click and Collect
Our Prayers have been answered; Digbeth Dining is back! well kind of! They are operating a Click + Collect service (From 60 Hampton Street, Hockley, B19 3LU) every Thursday-Sunday with a different line up of awesome food vendors every week. All you need to do is order via their website here, pick your date and timeslot then collect! With amazing vendors such as The Patty Freaks and Urban Cheesecake offering up the goodies, this is one collection you do not want to miss out on! Online click and collect service only! Strictly no walks ups! Only one member per household allowed to collect.
VEERU’S BAR AND GRILL
Sutton Coldfield- Indian Street Food- Home delivery– Delivery £3 within 3 miles of B73 6EJ
New to Sutton Coldfield, Veeru’s is an Indian street food restaurant offering mouth-watering street food from Punjabi Wraps to Speciality naan pizzas! This has become one of my favourite Indian takeaways in Sutton Coldfield, I opted for the Lamb Kebab and it was absolutely sensational! 100% recommend!
You can now order via their website for Tuesday-Sunday deliveries.
BARE BONES PIZZA
Birmingham-Sutton Coldfield-DIY Pizza Kits-Home delivery service
Bare Bones Pizza are a family run business who have had to adapt to change because of the virus, from mobile wood-fired pizza to delivering DIY pizza kits across Birmingham/Midlands. They have four kits for you to choose from pepperoni, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free. The kits will come with all the ingredients that you need as well as instructions and links to watch their Youtube videos on how to make your pizzas! To order your kit head to their website here
Make sure to also check out their social media pages too!
DRINKS/CRAFT BEER DELIVERY
Sutton Coldfield – Home Delivery in Sutton Coldfield/Shirley and surrounding areas.
Craft Inn are delivering craft beer packs safely to your front doors, so you don’t miss out on the pub too much! They have a great selection of their micro bars covering the Birmingham/Shirley/Smethwick areas,
You can buy their beer via the website here
Sutton Coldfield – Home delivery
Spawn from a love of great beer and heavy metal, Leviathan Brewing is a Micro brewer of unique, small batch beers, using quality, natural ingredients and lucky for me is my cousin! Leviathan Brewing will be canning up a storm on Monday offering 4500 cans to sell the week of 13th April nationwide via their website.
Head to the website here
or contact Chris the owner on Facebook here
CASK & CRAFT
Boldmere – Home delivery
Grab a list, choose your beers, pay over the phone or bank transfer and just like magic beers appear on your doorstep. A haven for beer lovers, Cask & Craft have a pretty impressive selection of craft beer and spirits including every girls favourite GIN GIN. Head to their Facebook/instagram page or send these Guys an email for the up to date list of beers on offer: email@example.com
They offer free delivery and are available 7 days week
ATTIC BREW CO.
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield/UK!-home delivery- Online shop reopens weekend of 13th April
Attic Brew Co. based in Stirchley is currently closed but they are reopening their online brewery shop offering a variety of beers for you to choose from next weekend. They will be offering free delivery locally and will offer a courier service for those who are a bit further out! You can order your beers here as well as some pretty cool merchandise such as tees and pint glasses.
BIRMINGHAM BREWERY CO
Birmingham/delivering to all “B” postcodes-Home delivery
Multi award-winning Brewery Birmingham Brewing Co is selling their much-loved beers on their online store(Would recommend Confused Brummie mmmHMMM!) The brewery is currently closed but they are offering FREE delivering to “B” postcodes and fantastic beers that are vegan and gluten-free to your door. So soak up the sun crack open one of these beauties and just chill Babs…Thank god for beer hey?! Check out their website here
HALTON TURNER BREWING COMPANY
Birmingham-Sutton Coldfield- BEER INC ISOLATION BOXES-Free home delivery within 35km radius of Birmingham City Centre
Halton Turner Brewery in Hall Green has teamed up with fellow neighbourhood breweries in Birmingham to bring you these incredible “Isolation boxes” with 50% of the proceeds going towards charities such as BABS (Birmingham Association Bartenders) They include 4 banging cans of local beer, selection of bar snacks, pack of cards, puzzle cube, a Halton Turner pint glass and beer mats! (Christ Almighty that was a mouthful!) starting at 19.99! bloody bargain Babs! you can order them here
Birmingham-Erdington/Sutton Coldfield-Home delivery to Erdington and Sutton Coldfield area on Fridays!
Because wine is essential okay?!
Loki Wine is delivering hoorah! They shall be delivering to the Erdington/Sutton Coldfield area on Fridays and you can shop online via the website here. If you’re not into your wine then you can always shop online with Loki and opt for something a bit stronger…Whisky my friend?
Please make sure you keep up to date with Loki on their social media pages.
LE REVE BAR
Lichfield- Cocktails to your door!-Free home delivery to Lichfield
Le Rêve are serving us freedom with their home delivery of cocktails! Choose from a classic Pornstar Martini to Whiskey Old Fashioned, and if your not a fan of cocktails they also have a selection of wines, beers, and non-alcholic drinks available for you to choose. You can contact them via telephone in which you can find on their website here and if you order more than one round per order you will recieve 10% discount!
DIG BREW CO.
Well, would you look at these bad boys! Dig Brew Co. is delivering the goods and applying a bit of FREAK to your beer stashes at home. Full of creativity and full of flavour, my favourite’s are potion and slam…also Art cars, Floorshow, California, and oh what the hell! they are bloody good and you can get them all delivered to your door! Take a look at their online shop here and check out their social media to keep up to date.
WEEKLY FOOD SHOP / FARM STORES
THE DELI IN BOLDMERE
Boldmere-delivering food essential’s-home delivery within 3-mile radius
The Deli are delivering are every day essentials from Bread, butter, meats to a cheeky bottle of wine within a 3-mile radius. They have the essential stock list on their Facebook page, best way to contact is via Facebook.
Boldmere-Open to the public
Harvest fruiterers are open to the public offering fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs to the public. They are following all government protocol’s regarding COVID-19 to protect staff and customers and asking for one person per family or group to come into the shop at any one time. Please head to their Facebook page for more information in what they are have on offer in store.
PETS & GARDENS
Wylde Green-Delivering food essential’s and plants- Open to the public and offer home delivery within 3-mile radius
Pets & Gardens in Wylde Green are stocking up on fresh fruit, veg and daily essentials including toilet rolls. They also offer selection of plants, pots and compost to keep you busy and your gardens looking beautiful!
CHASE FARM SHOP
Sutton Coldfield-Farm shop-Open to the public
Chase farm shop is open to the public offering local and seasonal produce, pantry store essentials and your weekly treats of course! They have added arrows on the shop floor to encourage single flow of traffic, 2-metre distance rule and staff are working behind screens. Open Mon-Sunday from 10am until 12 midday & 1pm until 5pm (closing at 4pm on Sunday)
Forage at Coppice-Middleton-Farm shop-Open to the public and offer home delivery
Forage is still open for all your local and good produce essentials also offering a home delivery service as well as a collection service. They are following all government protocol’s regarding COVID-19 to protect staff and customers. Please visit their Instagram page to fill in a delivery form if you are interested in the home delivery service- minimum order of £40.00 and a delivery charge of £4.50 within an 8-mile radius.
Open to the public Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm and Sun 10 am-4.30 PM.
THE OWL LICHFIELD
No, the pug is not included in the delivery!
Lichfield-Farm shop & Takeaway– Open to public and operating collection services
The Owl restaurant and bar have opened a farm shop offering fresh fruit & vegetables and selection of meats. They also have a takeaway menu where you can opt for a pulled pork bap or a 9” pizza. Please head to their Facebook page to check out the take out menu and information on how you can order.
NHS staff get 20% off
THE LICHFIELD PANTRY
The Plant Pott garden centre-Lichfield-Farm shop– Home delivery and collection services
The Lichfield Pantry is a zero-waste shop that has evolved into a lovely farm shop full of eco-friendly foods, fresh fruits and vegetables. They will be taking orders for collection and delivery only and you can check out the list of products they have on offer via the website. They also have plastic-free items such as soap, bars, reusable wipes available for delivery too. They can only deliver to the Lichfield area (including Streethay and Fradley)
THE MEATING JOINT
Studley-Butchery-offering fresh top-quality meats-Open to public and delivering up to a 15-mile radius
The Meating joint is a small store in Studley operating primarily as butchers but also sell fresh fruit, veg and essentials like bread and milk. As well as this, they sell high quality meats at competitive pricing. I spoke to Laura Thomas whose Mom is the owner of The Meating Joint and has expressed the effects of COVID-19 on her Mothers business
“Small businesses have been thrust into the world of supermarket demand. My Mother had 4 staff members before and now, she has 11 staff members, In the space of two weeks! Their stock has been limited and the prices have shot up but she’s trying not to pass that on to her customers. She’s up at 2 am trying to get hold of her suppliers and paying the invoices, in work at 5 am to get the orders ready and going home at 8 pm. She’s done that now for two weeks. She’s exhausted. She could have taken the grant offer and shut but she hasn’t. I’m incredibly proud of her”
Laura’s Mother must be Wonder woman right? The Meating Joint are open to the public and now offer a home delivery service where they will be delivering to the Sutton Coldfield area on Fridays
For home delivery please check out their Facebook page
SAUCE SUPPER CLUB
Lichfield-Sutton Coldfield-Fine dining pre-prepared meals and essentials delivered to your door!-Home delivery service
Sauce Supper Club is delivering essentials such as milk, hot cross buns (yes, definitely essentials) fruit/salad/veg boxes and freshly baked bread. They have also teamed up with Laurence Henry 2018 MasterChef winner to deliver pre-prepared meals for folks that miss dining out or fancy a little lockdown luxury! They are delivering to Sutton Coldfield and beyond with a £5 delivery charge. You can check out what’s on offer here and please also check out their social media to keep up to date with the latest!
FOOD HAMPERS/ESSENTIAL BOXES
THE BETTER WEIGH LTD
Sutton Coldfield-Fresh fruit & veg boxes delivered to your door
The better Weigh are a non-profit plastic-free fruit and vegetable delivery service. The profit they make will go towards helping to support other small business start-ups in Sutton Coldfield which is absolutely fabulous! Be quick, they sell out quite quickly!
SILVER TREE CATERING
Sutton Coldfield- Freshly baked goods and hampers delivered to your door
Silver Tree Catering is offering fresh bread’s and hamper boxes, cooked by their talented chefs to help people through these hard times! They are delivering across Birmingham, Solihull, Lichfield and Tamworth. They have had an overwhelming response to this so far…
“We have been doing private catering, dinner parties, weddings for over 10 years now and within 7 days of going into lockdown practically losing all of our bookings up till August now. I am a pastry chef by trade and we’ve started selling and delivering bread’s, cakes and hampers in the area and it’s really helping us keep going through this tough time. The response from customers to support local businesses has been amazing, we had 150 followers on Instagram three weeks ago and now have over 1000 followers! To say thank you we are donating 100 loaves of bread to the staff at Good hope hospital on Monday and 100 to the staff at Birmingham Children’s hospital”
You can order of their website here
ELECTRIC CAFE & CATERING
Birmingham-Delivering fresh produce hamper boxes throughout Birmingham and the North of Brum
Based in Birmingham, Electric Café & catering are a small family run business who specialise in catering and buffets. They are delivering fresh fruit and veg boxes that they source every morning and other fresh items such as milk, bacon/sausage and bread from their loyal local suppliers to the North of Birmingham. You can contact Electric via email firstname.lastname@example.org
To place orders or request product lists. You can also check their Facebook page for more information.
THE WEIGH FORWARD
Sutton Coldfield-Zero waste shop-Selling liquid refills and dried foods to Sutton Coldfield area.
The Weigh Forward is an unpaid voluntary Non-Profit zero waste shop based in Sutton Coldfield. The shop is physically not open however they are selling liquid refills and dried foods to the people of Sutton Coldfield. Wonderful value and fantastic quality, Please check out The Weigh Forwards Facebook where you can put in your order, Please support our small local independents.
CRANBERRY & THYME
Birmingham/nationwide-Food platters and grocery service-Home delivery
Cranberry & Thyme are offering these “Do it yourself” quarantine platters which look absolutely delicious and perfect for a special occasion. As well as offering platters, they have set up a weekly shop service where you don’t need to leave the house to fetch your weekly shop, they will bring it to you! Fantastic service and you can check their website here for further information.
MORE FARM SHOPS/WEEKLY FOOD SHOPS
HEALTH & FITNESS
THE PILATES LOUNGE
Sutton Coldfield-Online classes
Get fit from not even leaving the house with Pilates Lounge online classes! All you need is a PC, tablet, or phone to take part, follow the website to simply book your class. Pilates Lounge offers weekly passes for £10 and unlimited monthly passes for £30. Let’s get physical!
SANDSTONE YOGA & PILATES
Sutton Coldfield-Online classes
Since Sandstone has closed due to COVID-19 they have taken their classes online, with around 20 highly trained and experienced teachers they are offering a full schedule of approx. 30 yoga, Pilates and meditation classes a week via zoom. They are live-streamed classes, allowing participants to interact with the teacher and other participants via a chat function.
Classes are £3 each and you can try your first class for free.
Please check out their website here to check their schedules and book
EAT SLEEP YOGA
Offering online yoga classes for all levels you can book these via the website. It’s £4 per class or £20 for a month pass to unlimited classes. You can also find the timetable on their Facebook page,
VALERY DANCE STUDIO
Burton-Upon-Trent- Online Zumba, fitness and dance classes
Valery Dance Studio have created Zumba, fitness and dance videos to keep you active at home and you can get the family involved as well! Head to their Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest work out videos and you can watch the videos on their YouTube channel.
Sanva Fitness & Wellness
Minworth/Sutton Coldfield-Personal trainer/meditation online session’s
Yoly is a personal trainer, reiki practitioner and all mindful enthusiast offering online sessions for those who are trying to keep fit and cope with the uncertainty that surrounds us at the moment, also focusing on online meditation. £15 for an hour of PT or healing meditation and £35 for distant reiki sessions. Please contact via Facebook or Instagram.
THE DANCE COLLECTIVE
Sutton Coldfield-Adult online ballet and pilates sessions
The dance collective is now taking classes online! They are hosting live online adult ballet sessions weekly via zoom including classes for their silver swans (over 55’s) ballet. They also run weekly Pilates classes; first class is free. They will also be hosting free taster children ballet classes on their Facebook page so keep an eye out!
Sutton Coldfield-Online yoga sessions
Bringing yoga to your living rooms or where ever you like to work out! Yoga Oasis is offering morning/afternoon online yoga and pilates classes via Zoom. You can even catch a free class at 11 am on Thursdays! All you need to do is create an account online, choose a time and book, it’s that easy! Book here
PILATES BY JOSIE
Sutton Coldfield-Online pilate classes
Get a great work out from the comfort of your own home! Josie usually teaches at Yoga Oasis but is now offering online classes helping people to learn awareness and control of their bodies while strengthing their cores and lengthening their spines. You can book an online pilates class with Jodie via the website including private tuition classes.
MINI FIRST AID BIRMINGHAM
Online classes First Aid classes for children, parents and anyone that looks after children.I spoke to Lorraine who is the owner of Mini First Aid:
“Our relaxed and informal paediatric first aid classes for parents and grandparents are normally face to face sessions in venues or in the comfort of people’s homes. Whilst we cannot run classes out and about because of COVID19 pandemic, it is still important for everyone to feel confident they would know what to do in the event of an accident or medical emergency involving little ones, so we are running 2-hour sessions ONLINE. The online and the practical public/private classes all cover first aid techniques suitable for newborn babies through to primary school aged children. Our classes for children to learn first aid are normally run in schools, scouting groups and other education settings and whilst again we cannot run face to face at the moment, we are about to launch some online videos for children to access“
Please check out the following links for these videos and more information.
MINI WRITERS CLUB
Anna is based in Boldmere and is a teacher that runs Mini Writers Club offering tips, advice and activities to support your child with phonics, reading and writing during primary school.
MORE FOR KIDS
BUSINESS ADVICE/HEALTH SERVICES
Sutton Coldfield- Offering free Mortgage and insurance advice
Business as usual for Becki, offering mortgage and insurance advice by conducting video and phone call appointments. Check out XL Finance Facebook page offering information and guidance in what is going on and what lenders/providers the government are doing during this crisis. If anyone is worried about their mortgage/insurances can speak to Becki free of charge and who can offer professional advice.
CONNECT AND CONVERT CLUB
Four Oaks- Offering small business advice and mentoring/mini courses for business owners online
Melissa Davin-Smith, owner of Connect and Convert Club is offering small business advice and mini courses/mentoring for business owners looking to connect with their target market, find new ways of marketing their business and grow their sales. You can contact Melissa via Facebook or you can head to the website for more information. For anyone local Melissa can conduct fact to face meetings but is happy to offer her advice online via Facebook, email, and calls.
NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH
Sutton Coldfield- Free dental advice
Nothing but the Tooth is offering free dental advice on their Facebook page. They, unfortunately, can’t help with emergencies as the practice is closed but can still advise on all non-urgent queries. Please check out their Facebook page
THE SUTTON CANCER SUPPORT
Sutton Coldfield-Helping those who are affected by cancer to regain their wellbeing and able them to cope with their diagnosis
Offering clients therapy and counselling via phone, meditation by zoom on Fridays and hosting virtual coffee sessions on Tuesdays to talk and connect.The Sutton Cancer Support is a small charity with no government funding due to the pandemic they have had to cancel all their face to face events but desperately need funds to keep going to continue to support those whose lives are or have been affected by cancer.
Please head to their website and support this amazing cause.
J21 BUSINESS AND CAREER COACHING SERVICES
Midlands based-Business Coaching services
Jackie Cummins (Birmingham Business Woman of the Year 2016) business partner of J21 Business and Career Coaching Services is offering professional face to face coaching across the Midlands as well as telephone and Skype-based coaching services. Jackie is also doing her bit for the community and is promoting local businesess online via social media. You can contact Jackie via J21 website or by Facebook
The Up Shop-Community Creative Hub CIC-They are a community Interest Company that looks to encourage resourcefulness and problem solving on people to free themselves from the obsolescent throwaway culture we live in by reusing and up cycling materials. They have been busy making bags and masks for key workers!
Star Cars and coaches limited based in Sutton Erdington are happy to pick up and drop off pre-ordered and pre-paid shopping orders, or taking birthday cards and gifts to loved ones anywhere. Some of their customers have used their driver tracking tool in the app to know when the taxi is arriving with their delivery close to the destination, and FaceTimed the person who we’re delivering to, to capture that moment on camera.
Dee’s Kitchen Cooking Classes-Dee is running healthy online cooking classes from her home kitchen, Dee is sharing recipes to help people make the most of their store cupboard ingredients and make their food go further.
THE KOALATY BAKERY Co
Lichfield-Local Home delivery services and National postal brownie service
The Koalaty Bakery is a relatively new business intending to sell vegan treats and cakes at markets and food events. to try and adapt to the challenging times, they are offering personalised cakes to the local community around the Lichfield area, and have set up a national postal brownie service. They want to be able to life customer spirits with a selection of gourmet brownies that can be sent as a gift with a personalised message in the box. A way in which people can share some love without having to leave the house. Please check these guys out on Instagram and Facebook.
DESIGNS BY ELLIE DESOUSA
Sutton Coldfield- Personalised cards delivered to your loved ones door
Ellie is a freelance watercolour Illustrator selling her beautiful bespoke cards to your loved one’s doors. You can head to Ellie’s Instagram page to choose a card design you like, write a message for the inside of the card and let Ellie do the rest!
THE INDIAN STREATERY
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield-Craft beers, glassware, t-shirts, gift cards and tote bags- delivering in and around Birmingham
The Indian Streatery in Birmingham is temporarily closed BUT they have opened an online shop where you can buy craft beers (Mango pale ale is so lovely!) and merchandise. Well known for their fantastic Indian street food, you can purchase a gift card for when they are back open and get your hands on those famous meaty masala fries…Truly sensational!
You can check out their website here and 10% of each order will be donated to NHS charities!
YO DOUGH BRUM
Birmingham/Nationwide-Cookie dough-Home delivery
Got to fix that sweet tooth out? Then these guys are sure to fix that with their naked but oh so satisfying cookie dough that comes in a variety of sexy ( Yes I said it alright) flavours from Butter Baby to Peanut Butter Crunch, simply Doughlicious! You can order your cookie dough pouches online here and you can also keep up to date with Yo Dough Brum on their social media pages.
Birmingham/Nationwide-Homeware and lifestyle items-Home delivery
Kin is an independent design-led homeware, lifestyle and furniture store in Birmingham. From unique gifts for your loved ones to furniture for your new home, Kin has it all covered for you including free delivering with orders over £25. You can check out their website here
PUNKS AND CHANCERS
Birmingham/Nationwide-Clothes & Accessories-Home delivery
You might be familiar with these guys as there “Yes Bab” tees are bloody everywhere in Brum (including on my chest!) but that’s not all they offer, They sell a range of clothing and accessories with fantastic “Brummie” tag lines sure to bring out a smile from a stranger when your out and about. They are currently selling their Solidarity Bab postcards which is a lovely and “old school” way of checking in with our loved ones and £1 from every pack sold goes to Birmingham NHS Superheroes to help support NHS staff also The A4 SOLIDARITY BAB window posters are free to NHS! You can have a snoop here on their website.
Birmingham/Nationwide-Macarons/gift boxes-Home delivery
Changing the world one macaron at a time, Miss Macaroon is delivering their premium gluten-free handmade french macaroons to your doors. They make a lovely gift for your loved ones and are simply delicious! You can send a gift box of 12 (choose your flavours if you wish, I would recommend the salted caramel macaroons…WOW!) for £25.00. You can shop online via their website here.
Birmingham/UK delivery-Homeware and lifestyle items-Home delivery
A favourite of mine, Hedge is a Birmingham concept home and lifestyle store filled with lots of lovely stuff from giftware to interior decor! They have an online store and are offering free UK shipping. They also sell lovely blooms to light up your day and are delivering these once a week locally (They can deliver to Sutton Coldfield) Uk free shipping does not apply with flower deliveries. Make sure you check out their online shop here and keep up to date with them on their social media pages.
Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield-Fresh Cannoli & make your own kits-Home delivery
Come and get your fresh cannoli! An amazing gift idea for that special someone, Cafe Cannoli are delivering their fresh cannoli boxes and make your own kits to your doors! Offering a variety of flavours from Chocolate, to pistachio. They deliver to the Sutton Coldfield/Lichfield area every Saturday so make sure you get your order in here!