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Small food business SHOUT OUT Feb 2021

Countertalk’s list of small businesses

Last week on Instagram we asked YOU our brilliant community to tell us about any of the small businesses that you love. The ones we should support and shout out. We wanted to compile them in a list right here for all of you with links to their websites or instagram pages – we are here for you after all

 

Small business in their infancy benefit hugely from support, the support doesn’t have to be financial it could come through the click of a ‘follow’ or a like/comment on a photo, a share of their website… And we know this community loves to support. So get to it and fly those flags for your fellow comrades who are finding their feet as business owners!

Here is a run down of some of the ones that have caught our attention, categorised by region:

 

Nationwide:

 

EK Bakery

An independent bakery specialising in seasonal cakes and brownies, all posted through your letterbox.

 

Dine with Dina

Harnessing her distinctive Omani and Zanzibari heritage, Dina shares her own fusion recipes, as well as selling her unique Omani spices.

 

Thai Apron

Meal kits filled with the finest, fresh Thai ingredients, ready for you to create your favourite Thai dishes at home.

 

Menu by Lou

“Bringing the restaurant to you”, Menu by Lou is all about ready-to-eat (and delicious) Meal Kits.

 

My Neighbours the Dumplings

Frozen Dumplings, Cook at Home Meal Kits and Asian tipples straight to your front door!

 

Weigela’s Bakehouse

Freshly baked South African rusks, right through your letterbox. These are the ultimate tea dunkers!

 

Maya’s Norrebro Chilli

Maya’s Norrebro Chilli Sauce is a unique product influenced by her Indian heritage and time spent in Denmark, sure to add some fire to your food!

 

Lucocoa

London’s first Bean to Bar chocolate maker, with no refined sugars, Lucocoa is challenging the chocolate world!

 

Gabriella Cugno

Pastry Chef and Chocolatier extraordinaire selling her gourmet chocolate bars online and providing consulting services, masterclasses and product development to name a few.

 

The Postal Pantry

Based in South Devon, this family run online grocery store aims to minimise their impact on the planet as much as possible, whilst delivering all important essentials across the country.

 

Nonna Tonda

Handmade pasta and freshly made sauces delivered, ready to cook, right to your door each week.

 

Suze Bakes

Fudgy and gooey homemade brownies posted UK wide by Suzy.

 

 

 

 

London and surrounds

 

My Little Cake Tin

Spreading a little bit of sweetness with lovingly handmade and beautiful cake creations. An absolute MUST if you love cake as much as we do…

 

Meringue Girls

Bakes, cakes & meringue – enough said!

 

Tacos Padre

Padre is a taqueria serving out epic Mexican fare to the fine people of Borough Market.

 

Swilipino

Creating plant-based Filipino food with a twist, delivered to lucky east-Londoners.

 

Klose & Soan

Creative caterers turning their hand to freshly made and product driven Delivery Dishes and Provisions.

 

The Slade Café

A community café serving brunch, lunch, cakes and coffee for takeaway. Plus Kieran Barry, head chef and owner is a FANTASTIC chef

 

The Plumstead Pantry

A café and sourdough bakery, serving brilliant cakes, pastries, brunch and lunch.

 

Cutie Pies

Who doesn’t want hand crafted pie and mash delivered to their door?

 

Kitchen Party

Wedding and event caterers, currently serving up freshly prepared goodies for delivery using high quality and local produce.

 

Chatsworth Bakehouse

Delightful community micro bakery in Croydon, South London.

 

SSAW Collective

A wonderful community of growers and creators aiming to make farming, food and flowers better.

 

Lomond Coffee

An all-female, South London based, specialty coffee roastery all about quality and social responsibility, two cafes in Deptford and Tooting to boot.

Butch Salads

Catering, recipe development, food styling and kitchen consultancy. A couple of talented ladies.

 

Flat Earth Pizzas

Zero to landfill, sustainable and seasonal, tasty and tantalising – Flat Earth Pizzas.

 

From the Earth

“Smoke, fat, flavour” – you get all three with From the Earth’s takeaway BBQ and smoked meats.

 

Sarap BAon

Inspired by the lively food of the Philippines, Sarap Baon serves modern and accessible Filipino food that’s relentlessly pushing boundaries.

 

Pastore Pasta

Pastore Pasta creates constantly changing menus of plates and pasta, with the best of British produce at their heart.

 

The Treats Club

An all-female baking squad baking up treats of dreams and DIY donut kits for takeaway and nationwide shipping.

 

GILVIC at home

The team at GILVIC have put their modern seasonal menus into an at home dinner box. Cocktail and canapes included!

 

Yum Bun

Hand-made steamed buns and dumplings, filled to order and served across their London locations.

 

Sambal Shiok

A hard to beat Laksa Bar, serving bowls full of flavour! Now delivering Laksa At Home sets nationwide.

 

Tapari Foods

A husband and wife duo creating authentic Nepali food for their at home meal boxes, delivered within the M25 and to Kent.

 

The Dinner Table

Gorgeous gift box brownies by post, The Dinner Table helps people connect through food and focuses on sustainability and seasonality.

 

Funthyme

Telling stories through food, Funthyme creates bespoke weddings and events full of personality and celebration.

 

Moo Jevons Catering

A London-based catering company now turning their hand to creating comforting and feel-good food for delivery.

 

Cocotte Catering

Providing delectable ready to cook and eat staples for the good people of South London!

 

Castellana Vegan Bakes

Home baked vegan delights, perfect with a cup of tea, for the residents around St Albans and Harpenden.

 

Kitchen Mistress

Cooking delicious seasonal takeaway meals for lucky South West Londoners.

 

Fortitude Bakehouse

Fortitude Bakehouse is a craft bakery specialising in all things sourdough from their stores in Bloomsbury and Chelsea.

 

Zest Kitchen

Based in Finchley, Zest Kitchen are a vegan takeaway inspired by the fresh flavours of Asia.

 

Neerali’s Kitchen

Neerali is a freelance chef providing private catering and cookery classes, as well as fabulous Meals on Wheels for customers in the local Barnet area.

 

Shotsmiths

Local coffee shop in Beckenham, serving excellent coffee, fresh pastries and famously delicious Cinnamon Buns…

 

Micro Beers

Micro Beers is a bottle shop and tap room in East Sheen specialising in small batch beers, spirits and natural wines.

 

Lockdown Bakehouse

A small artisan bakehouse selling quality breads and pastries around Wandsworth and from their Bakery Door Café.

 

Home Community Café

Home is a vibrant café and community space in the heart of Earlsfield.

 

Decatur London

London and nationwide, Decatur are bringing Southern style Seafood Boils and Chargrilled Oysters to your door every Friday.

 

TJ’s Kitchen

Serving from The Black Horse pub, TJ puts Kenyan flair on Indian cuisine.

 

Miel Bakery

With everything made from scratch on-site, Miel is an independent, French-influenced boulangerie and patisserie based in the heart of Fitzrovia.

 

Dough Hands

Wonderful pizza chef trading from Brixton Market and taking Bake at home orders for you to enjoy fresh from your own oven.

 

Made by Adele

Carefully crafted and handmade occasion and wedding cakes, all baked by Adele in her home micro bakery in Hampton.

 

arch

arch provide contemporary and sustainable, flavourful and nutritious, catering for offices, shoots and events.

 

Levant Kitchen

Bringing Middle Eastern flavours to clients across London, as well as monthly supper clubs, Levant Kitchen tailors the menu to you.

 

Table 13 Coffee, Bread & Wine

A bakery, café and wine bar offering takeaway goodies for the lovely lot in and around Tottenham Hale.

 

Jum Jo Ji

Showcasing the unique flavours of Parsi cuisine, Jum Jo Ji caters privately, for supper clubs and takeaway nights across London.

 

Blame Butter

Handmade sweet and savoury pies, crafted to order in Notting Hill.

 

Mahamri

Mahamri creates unique vegetarian meals that bring together flavours from India, Africa and Europe. Delivered across London for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

 

KB.eats

Combining Indian heritage and British upbringing, KB.eats creates unique bakes using the highest quality ingredients.

 

 

South West/ Devon

 

Suppers by Sonali

Private catering, Pop Ups, Postal Treats and Workshops… A woman of many talents.

 

Nibbles at your service

Sourcing the finest products from across the South West, Nibbles specialises in made-to-order platters for every occasion.

 

Prohibition Pizza Club

The only, and best, pizza delivery in Bridport!

 

 

South/ South East

 

Staple Stores

A charming neighbourhood café and bakery, supplying delicious home-made breads, pastries and provisions in St Peters village.

 

Custom House Cafe

Friendly café, bar and bistro serving the people of Poole from its location on the Quay.

 

Victoria Yum

Beautifully crafted cakes, afternoon teas, and brownies to click and collect in Colchester.

 

La Luna Macarons

Pretty as a picture handmade Italian meringue macarons for collection in Colchester.

 

 

Bristol

 

Pearly King Cake

Beautiful cakes in Bristol, made to order just for your delight.

 

Coexist Community Kitchen

The Coexist Community Kitchen is a non-profit cooker school with the aim of using food as a vehicle to with people who experience social marginalisation in our society.

 

 

 

North West/ Manchester

 

Hannah Matilda

Slick and stylish, Hannah Matilda constructs modern and artistic wedding and celebration cakes, as well as postal boxes full of decadent brownies.

 

All Day Cake

Using classical pastry techniques All Day Cake brings you treats that look stunning and taste just as good.

 

Tostada

Supper clubs, pop ups, private events and cookery classes, all inspired by the colours and flavours of Spain. And now, At-Home Paella Kits for nationwide delivery!

 

Rice Over Everything

Stirring up small-batch chilli jars for nationwide delivery and now home-made Burmese Rice Bowls for collection and delivery in Manchester.

 

 

North East/ Midlands

 

Freska

Inspired by flavours from across the globe, Freska cooks delicious food to go, allowing diners to travel the world from the comfort of their sofa.

 

Lawson Bakes

Ready to give you an all important sugar hit, Lawson Bakes creates a whole host of goodies both for both local and nationwide delivery.

 

Peace and Loaf Bakehouse

Family run, Peace and Loaf bakes delicious loaves and wonderful Saturday night pizzas.

 

 

Wales

 

The Shared Plate

A community interest company with people and food at its heart, with programmes that aim to nurture connection and build a shared and sustainable food system.

 

Ty Cwrw Mumbles

Independent seafront micro pub serving real ales, craft beers and delicious homemade snacks.

 

Little Valley Bakery

Using traditional techniques and organic flour, Little Valley bakes artisan treats from the heart of Gower.

 

 

 

Scotland

 

Figue Bakes

Figue Bakes is an independent bakery specialising in wonderful veggie and vegan baking.

 

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Words by Countertalk & Rosie Jones

Photos:

Maya’s Bakehouse

Willy’s Pies by Sam Ashton

Kitchu Klub

Treats Club

Rice over everything

Decatur London

My Little Cake Tin

Sarap BAon

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