As England moves through its second coronavirus lockdown of the year, the population is going to rely even more on getting important groceries and supplies delivered to their homes.
At the moment, after taking a look through delivery slots and options available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Iceland and more, we’ve found that some stores are beginning to fill up through the month.
As it stands, Tesco home delivery has excellent availability for the coming few weeks right through to the end of the month, however, upon visiting the website this morning we were placed in a queue because the website was so busy.
Morrisons, on the other hand, has a few slots from Saturday, November 14, while Iceland in London has free slots for the rest of the week and up to November 19. We’ve seen shops showing greater availability compared to the first lockdown, which is a huge relief.
Supermarkets will continue to offer priority delivery slots to elderly and vulnerable customers. Supermarkets are using customer and government data to prioritise food delivery slots for those who need it most. Make sure you’ve signed up to the government’s database of clinically vulnerable people if you need support. Sainsbury’s, for instance, has a special service which you can see here.
Earlier this year, both Morrisons and Asda launched a food box service to help cope with demand caused by the first lockdown, and this will continue as we enter the second. Morrisons food boxes offer a great range of options, while Asda’s food box is best if you need to fill your cupboards with household essentials.
Food delivery: quick links
Recipe box and meal delivery
Just like the first lockdown, we’ve signed up to all the major supermarkets and we’re assessing the situation daily across the country, in London, Leeds, Portsmouth, Manchester and Bath. Your area may differ and indeed your shops may also differ, but there’s plenty of reason to believe that availability on delivering groceries should be much easier than it was earlier in the year.
Importantly, for all of the below supermarkets, you will need an account which we recommend you do as soon as you can as doing so will allow you to see your own local availability for deliveries.
Amazon Fresh food delivery: Delivery is included in your Prime membership for orders above £40
Amazon Fresh is included with Amazon Prime, allowing customers to get fresh groceries delivered on the same day as ordering at a low-price. (If you don’t have Prime, you can sign up for a free trial and cancel before the trial ends with no strings attached.) In the UK, a service which was live earlier this year called Amazon Pantry is no longer available as of June 30.
Tesco food delivery: available slots for delivery and collection
If you’re a Tesco shopper, you have a lot of options for delivery. Portsmouth, London, Manchester, Leeds and Bath have some slots available throughout the month. You can even get yourself a delivery as early as November 14. With that in mind, Click and Collect slots are healthy throughout the month. Look for a delivery slot at Tesco
Iceland food delivery: new slots available for the week
Iceland is showing available slots through to November 19. London and Manchester have plenty while Leeds, Bath and Porstmouth are all far more limited – make sure you check out Iceland’s website for availability. You can grab free next day delivery from Iceland when you spend £35, so fill your freezers up.
Asda food delivery: scarce for the weekend, but more slots available next week
Asda is showing delivery options well into December at this point, most of which are available nationwide. However, right now, the earliest delivery available for some locations is November 14 with more freeing up next week and beyond. You’re far better off opting for Click & Collect, which is showing plenty of free slots throughout the month. Book an Asda delivery now
Ocado food delivery: no delivery slots available
Ocado is appearing the same as Morrisons in that it shows the next three days from right now. There are no delivery slots available at all. As each day goes by this might well change and we will let you know when it does. During the first lockdown, Ocado was emailing customers with priority access to delivery. Look for a delivery slot at Ocado
Sainsbury’s food delivery: home delivery and click & collect slots available
Sainsbury’s only has a few slots for the coming week, with extremely limited slots in the next few days. The earliest delivery you can get is on November 17, with more available after that date. It has a healthy amount of Click & Collect options which we would encourage you to use. As always, this will depend on your local store. Look for a delivery slot at Sainsbury’s
Waitrose food delivery: barely any slots available
Waitrose has a smattering of available slots depending on your location. In general, there’s limited availability for the next week, with the next available slot being tomorrow, Saturday 14. There’s more choice if you’re willing to opt for Click & Collect. The supermarket will be continuing its Volunteer’s Shopping Card for self-isolating customers who can’t get to the shops themselves. Look for a delivery slot at Waitrose
Mindful Chef: healthy recipe boxes, frozen meals and smoothie delivery
Healthy recipe box company Mindful Chef delivers fresh, nutritious recipes to your door. It offers free delivery across the whole nation and the company has joined with Leon to deliver limited-edition recipes. Choose a meal and they’ll deliver all the fresh ingredients for you to cook at home – or if you’re feeling lazy, you can pick from their chef-prepared frozen range. Browse Mindful Chef recipe boxes
Domino’s: 50% off pizza when you spend £35 or more
Domino’s sets its deals by region, but plenty of stores around the UK are offering up to half price on their pizzas when you spend over a certain threshold. Just enter your delivery information to see how much you can save on pizza delivery this week. Plus, there’s contact-less delivery too, if you order and pre-pay online.
Pizza Hut: 2 large pizzas and a classic side for £22
You can grab two large pizzas and a classic side for just £22 at Pizza Hut right now. There are also plenty of other Pizza Hut deals to take advantage of – just pop your postcode in to see what your local restaurants have on offer. Pizza Hut is doing contact-less delivery too.
Honestbrew: free delivery on orders over £50 in the UK
Honestbrew is an excellent way to discover your next favourite beer. Its crates offer an excellent selection depending on which one you choose and there’s plenty of variety, recommendations and options to select if you know what you’re into. On top of that, you can get free delivery on orders over £50 in the UK.
If you need to get your craft beer fix, with a decent selection then Flavourly will be your first stop. While the range on offer at Honestbrew is typically better, you can’t fault the price and offers you see from Flavourly.
Regarding the coronavirus, Flavourly has added the following information its blog: “Due to safety precautions in our warehouse and our courier’s depots, please do be aware that delivery may take an extra 2-3 business days.”
Amazon UK: Browse all wine, beer and spirits
Amazon doesn’t just do food delivery, it also sells a huge range of alcoholic beverages: wine, beer, spirits, cider, sake and more. What sets Amazon apart from other alcohol delivery services is its Prime delivery, which means that in normal times you’ll be able to get your hands on a bottle or keg in double-quick time.
The Drink Shop: 20% off selected wine, beer and liquors
Alcohol delivery service The Drink Shop is offering delivery, and you can get 20% off selected booze this November. Head over to the online store now to check out its selection of lagers, ciders, wines, spirits, mixers and everything in between.
Your one-stop-shop for all your wine needs during the lockdown. Vinatis is offering a huge selection of wines at a reduced price throughout the whole month. White, red, rose, champagne, you name it and you’ll be able to grab a new favourite wine (or an old reliable one) at any time this month.
Beer Hawk: Free delivery on beer orders over £50
Beer delivery service Beer Hawk is one of your best bets right now if you’re looking for a keg or want to restock on craft beers. With over 1000 delicious brews to choose from including German beers, American beers and British beers, you’ll be spoilt for choice.