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Best Sustainable Food Delivery Services

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Looking for online shops that don’t send their products in piles of plastic? Fear not: there are plenty of eco-friendly options out there. Here we highlight some of the best sustainable food delivery services on the market, from the company rescuing surplus fruit and veg to a pioneer in ethical meat delivery.

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  • Crate to Plate

    Crate to Plate

    Live in the city but craving fresh country produce? Crate to Plate is your new best friend. The London-based urban farming business uses state-of-the-art hydroponic technology and eco-friendly innovation to bring locally produced greens to your home, with everything harvested shortly before being delivered to your door. There are a number of boxes to choose from, containing ingredients like lettuce, rocket, kale and herbs – depending on what’s ready for harvest to guarantee the freshest possible greens.

    Available for delivery in Zones 1 – 3 in London. cratetoplate.farm

  • Oddbox

    Oddbox

    On a mission to cut food waste, OddBox works closely with farmers to rescue seasonal surplus fruit and vegetables that are at risk of going to landfill due to minor imperfections. This not only reduces food waste, it saves carbon dioxide emissions and unnecessary water use. The subscription box company also donates 10 percent of its produce to charity, including food redistribution charity City Harvest. Some boxes contain both fruit and veg, others just one, with a variety of sizes to choose from including boxes to suit individuals, couples and families. oddbox.co.uk

  • field&flower

    Field&Flower

    In 2010, farmers James Flower and James Mansfield set out to change the way we eat meat by launching field&flower, a service which delivers grass-fed beef direct to people’s homes. Ten years on, the brand’s core values surrounding animal welfare and sustainability are more important than ever. All meat is sourced by founder and fifth-generation farmer James Flower, hand-butchered and packed by the field&flower team. Alongside the meat boxes, you can order fish, cheese, and products from the deli. Alternatively, re-create the restaurant experience from home by ordering from their new range, Sous-Vide, which includes meats that are pre-cooked by expert Somerset chefs using high quality free-range meat, from crispy pork belly to lamb rump with rosemary and garlic. fieldandflower.co.uk

  • Riverford

    Riverford

    Riverford began as one man and a wheelbarrow delivering home grown organic veg to friends. Thirty years on, it stands as one of the UK’s most successful vegetable box schemes, delivering the goods to around 50,000 customers a week. Ethics are fundamental to the brand: self-confessed veg nerd Guy Singh-Watson has always believed that organic food should not be elitist, but accessible for everyone – and he built the business to give a fair deal to all: growers, staff, customers and the planet. All Riverford boxes are filled with organic freshly picked produce, with various different types to choose from including a seasonal box and a zero-packaging box. riverford.co.uk

  • The Gladwin Brothers Online Shop

    Gladwin Brothers Online Store

    Sibling trio and restauranteurs The Gladwin Brothers launched an online shop during the first lockdown, selling produce sourced directly from their family farm in Sussex. ‘Local and wild’ cooking has always been the brand’s ethos and this extends into the online store, which sells cuts of high-quality meat and fish, fruit and vegetable boxes, plus some luxurious ingredients such as truffle and caviar. gladwinbrothers.com

  • Daylesford British Vegetable Box

    Daylesford Delivered

    Motivated by a desire to feed her children better, Lady Carole Bamford set out to turn her family’s farmland into a sustainable business. Little did she know, 40 years later Daylesford would stand as one of the most sustainable farms in the UK, supplying fresh, organic produce to restaurants across the country. There are restaurants and shops across the country – and now locals can enjoy its wholesome delights without having to leave the house, via Daylesford Delivered. If you live near one of the shops, staff will do your shopping for you, pack it up and send it to your door. This can include anything from fresh fruit to pastries, as well as pre-prepared seasonal baskets brimming with ingredients ready to be transformed into nourishing home-cooked meals. daylesford.com

  • Abel & Cole

    Abel & Cole

    Having been in the business for over 30 years, Abel & Cole knows a thing or two about sustainable food delivery. The much-loved brand offers a variety of different fruit and veg boxes, all of which contain only organic produce from British farms. The origin of each product is then listed within the box, allowing customers to rest assured they’re supporting small, homegrown farms. There are numerous boxes to choose from, varying in size and selection – all delivered to your door in recyclable packaging. abelandcole.co.uk

  • Potage

    Potage

    When Georgia Cummings first set up Potage in 2012, she did all the cooking at home and delivered it to others by bike. The company has grown substantially since then, but the heart of the business remains the same: freshly prepared food made using quality ingredients from small suppliers. Eco-friendly initiatives include no plastic, minimal packaging and zero food waste, with carrier bags made from recycled paper and salad boxes fully compostable. Meals are designed for two, and could be anything from puy lentil shepherds pie to cauliflower tikka masala. You can pop a few extras on the side too – the cookie dough is a must. potage.co.uk

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    Farmdrop

    In 2012, city worker Ben Pugh left his desk job to set up Farmdrop: a socially responsible online farmers market designed to connect consumers to producers. The company is built around five key pillars: best payment terms for farmers, put animals first, planet-friendly packaging, zero-emission electric vans, and delicious, truly sustainable food. Over 450 producers have been chosen for their commitment to producing high quality, environmentally conscious food, selling everything from meat to baked goods. Farmdrop now sell DIY recipe kits too. farmdrop.com

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