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Cornish Food Deliveries

Locally reared meat, freshly caught fish and veg that's been dug up just a few miles away. Switch your supermarket shop for packages of local goodness.

We’ve rounded up a list of brilliant businesses who will deliver their wares direct to your door. Yes, it takes a little more organising but once you’re in the swing, you can sit back and look forward to weekly or monthly packages of Cornish foodie goodness.

Meat

Meat’s been getting some bad press lately and with certain supermarkets branding their drumsticks with the names of made-up farms, it’s no wonder we’re all confused. Luckily we have some amazing local farms and butchers who are delivering online.

Lobbs Farm Cornish Meat Boxes, Heligan

Lobbs was voted best Farm Shop in the Muddy Awards and they’re now sending meat boxes including their home-reared beef and lamb. With high welfare standards their animals are predominantly grass fed, which means the animals help to manage carbon levels in the soil in a sustainable way. Their meat also tastes so much better and comes in minimal packaging.

Small Meat Box – £15, Large Meat Box – £30

Philip Warren Butchers, Launceston

If you’ve eaten Cornish meat in a restaurant, chances are it was born and raised by the team at Philip Warren – buy online and get their rare and standard breeds to your door. As an added consumer bonus in lockdown, you can now get your mitts on restaurant quality dry-aged meat. The idea is to give home cooks the opportunity to purchase exactly the same products that were hitting the pass at some of the UK’s best restaurants – head to Warrens on the pass for some serious food ogling (be warned, you’ll need some serious freezer space).

Milk from local dairies

Remember the milkman? Well, he’s making a comeback. Dewy, cream-topped glass bottles delivered daily. The nostalgic novelty of popping those foil tops. Lots of houses in our community have their’s dropped off in time for breakfast and I’m tempted to join their ranks. Our recycling is about half plastic milk bottles each week. There are several small local dairies around Cornwall who’ll deliver in their areas, like Lillie Brothers, Mounts Bay Dairy and Green Cow Dairy as well as some where you can conveniently collect, like Cornish Moo and Trink Dairy who have self-service vending machines.

Fish

Fish Boxes from Stevenson Newlyn

This historic harbour town of Newlyn is famous for its fishing fleet. And Stevenson Newlyn has been catching and selling fish here for over a century. In the shop, there’s an impressive fish counter that’s in more normal times is worth a drive west for but you can also get a box delivered. Stevenson can get fresh fish from their boats to your door within 24 hours of catching it, all prepared and ready to cook. Choices range from the Family Box – £80 for a glut of local fish that would last us a month, plus handy recipe cards – to the Market Box – £50 for enough portions of fish for 2 people to eat fish at least once a week for a month.

Plus, if you’re local to Cornwall, follow the various individual fishermen in Padstow, Port Isaac and more on Facebook to find out when the boats are landing and how to buy your fresh crab, lobster, gurnard, mullet and more.

Veg

Fresh Veg from The Real Food Box, Newquay

Real Food Box delivery arrives on the door step in lovely jute and paper bags. Open them up each week to see what colourful, seasonal fruit and veg tumbles out. It’s always a surprise and challenges me to cook things I don’t usually buy as well as enabling us to eat more seasonally. In fact, you can pretty much do a full shop from The Real Food Box, who also sell bread, dairy, meat, fish and store cupboard stuff but for me, the veggies are the highlight.

Rocket Gardens, Helston

Care to grow your own? We have a box of little plugs delivered each spring to fill our six raised beds. From veggies to herbs, Rocket Gardens offers a wide variety of little plants that have had a strong start (so less chance of you killing them all off). You can select the veg plants of your choice individually or go for seasonal or themed collections, like ‘Autumn Herbs’ or ‘Mini Veg Patch.’ For the amateur gardener, there’s also loads of info on their website about when to plant what and how to tend your fledgling plants.

Padstow Kitchen Garden

Padstow Kitchen Gardens is run by Ross, a professionally trained chef, and in more normal times they grow a huge variety of vegetables which find their way into some of the county’s finest restaurants and cafes including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and St Petroc’s Bistro, Prawn on the Lawn, Barnabys and Michelin starred Number 6. Their veg box season has ended for regular delivery but look out for their one off Christmas dinner box.

Fruutbox

Plastic-free fruit and veg delivery with local seasonal produce where available. We’re big fans in this house of Fruutbox, run by local family team, Katie and Jamie. They say the toddler box is extremely popular.

Also add to your Fruutbox with goods from Replenish zero waste store in Wadebridge with essential dry foods including flourricecereals and nuts. Also add coffee from Rising Ground coffee roasters in Wadebridge.

Any more?

If you know of any other great food deliveries on offer in Cornwall, we’d love to hear about them in the comments.

First published August 2019, updated March and November 2020.

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2 comments on “Cornish Food Deliveries”

  • Cornish Doodles December 31, 2019

    Thanks for letting us know about these wonderful Cornish companies. Wallow & Root are another small local business based in West Cornwall who have just started delivering veg and meat boxes. They source the majority of their produce from growers based within a five mile radius of their HQ and our large box was wonderfully fresh and seasonal. And all delivered with a big smileI We heartily recommend them!

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  • Jill whitechurch November 26, 2020

    http://Www.farmshopfoods.com deliver wonderful products sourced from Cornwall and the West Country.
    Their fresh fish and smoked products come from Tregida.com based near Launceston.

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