Now that the whole of London is stuck indoors, it's up to the city's food shops to do the heavy lifting. We've gathered together some of London's best butchers, cheesemongers, grocers and more making home deliveries during the lockdown.
Obviously, there aren't and festivals happening right now - particularly beer festivals. But that isn't stopping beer delivery service Beer 52. They're launching a virtual beer festival, Cyber Fest, where you can drink along at home.
You'll be able to order the beers in advance (12 of them) and the virtual festival takes place between 6 and 10pm on 17 April, live-streamed online. There will be virtual, back-to-back tastings and
In a crisis like this we all have to work together, which is just what Patty & Bun and top butcher HG Walter are doing. They've launched The Lockdown DIY Patty Kit to enable you to make Patty & Bun burgers at home.
There are three boxes available with the ingredients to make two classic P&B burgers - the Ari Gold and the Smokey Robinson. All you'll need to do is provide the lettuce and tomato.
For £25 you'll
Down in Nine Elms, Robin Gill and his team at Darby's are opening the hatch today, having turned the restaurant into a baker/butcher/deli and wine shop in response to the Covid crisis, with a view to selling off the remaining stock from their restaurant.
"We have wonderful ingredients that we do not want to go to waste," Gill wrote on Instagram, "given that the supermarket shelves are empty we wanted to offer
So, we're on lockdown. We knew it was coming and, last night, Boris finally delivered.
What does this mean for London's restaurants and cafes? In the immediate aftermath of the latest government announcement, many of the restaurants that were in the process of moving to delivery decided to close their doors for the foreseeable future. In many cases, they were worried about further changes and also for their staff.
But the one thing that the prime