There are still plenty of small and independent shops that are fully stocked with coffee, wine, pasta, fresh produce and more. Here are a few spots that will send Melbourne home to you – or if you live within 5kms you can swing by for takeaway. Information and offerings may change at very short notice, check with individual businesses.
Staples and ready made meals
- The King & Godfree online deli has made a delicious return. Think Valentine’s dolce boxes, lush cocktails from the rooftop bar, loaded deli sandos and more – all delivered to your door.
- Atlantic Group have an at home menu of luxurious chef prepped meals. Check out their near endless range of foodie supplies for delivery online.
- Kinfolk are bringing good tidings to you and your kin in the form of fresh produce hampers delivered. Order vegan packs, bacon and egg packs, and a luxe cheese ‘bored’. You can also donate a day or week of pantry staples to an at-risk person, or send them home cooked meals!
- Get containers of Mörk’s house brand of hot chocolate and treats delivered.
- Earl’s home delivered essentials are loaded with Aussie produce and full of favourites. Think fresh cheese, hazelnut hummus, hearty salads and grass-fed beef and red pepper meatballs. Yum. There’s even a cookie dough roll to get baking in that spare time.
- Desperate for tacos? Shop fresh tortillas and more Mexican produce from La Tortilleria and El Cielo.
- The Sweet & Nut Shop meal boxes delivery will have you wok tossing in no time. Prep a feast with the spice pantry or Italian meal kits.
- Spring Street Grocer have opened a virtual deli, with pasta packs, home-made ready to eat meals and more. And yes, the cheese cellar has also gone virtual.
- Ordering in isn’t always sinful, and Laneway Greens deliver nutrition in full flavour. Their nourishing wholefood meal delivery has vegan, breakfast and meat-filled options.
- You’d be hard pressed to find more fresh produce, cheese, meat and other foodie essentials than at the Queen Victoria Market. Heaps of traders do home delivery. Think cheese provedores like Bill’s Farm and RIPE, as well as countless fruit and veg stalls. For those within 5km, the market remains open fresh produce and essential shopping and safe to visit.
UPDATE Monday 15 February: The Department of Health has advised that Queen Victoria Market is not a current risk to the public. The Market is open and can be visited in line with current restrictions. A deep clean of the impacted areas has been conducted, while ongoing cleaning and hygiene measures continue to ensure the health and safety of all who visit the Market. Read current advice from Queen Victoria Market
Valentine’s Day and high tea deliveries
- Lockdown can’t cancel love. There are a range of V-Day deliveries available on Providoor. Dine with the likes of Supernormal, Marameo, Taxi and more from home.
- Doughboy’s will send their limited edition strawberry cream doughnuts to your door in time for Valentine’s Day. Order for by 7pm for next day delivery.
- Ripe Cheese are the pivoting dairy pros, delivering a heart-shaped cheese selection for all the lactose lovers out there. Order by Saturday for Sunday delivery.
- The Westin’s beloved Four Pillars gin-soaked High Seas is also available on Providoor. Order the standard foodie menu or splurge on the cocktail bundle. Treats include nori scones, gin salt and vinegar potato crisps, cured gin smoked salmon rillettes and more.
- Embla is offering a one-off home dining option for the 14th. Text their hotline before 5pm on Saturday and get yourself a tidy little three course menu. Think potato focaccia, grass-fed steak, chocolate ripple-misu and, of course, champagne.
- The Atlantic’s high tea hamper can be ordered for a Saturday delivery, but if you miss the cut off you can always just have it next week! Delectable savouries include refined mini sandwiches, luxe sausage rolls, and crispy filo parcels.
- The high tea in a box for two from Collins Coffee House can be delivered seven days a week. The sumptuous selection includes savoury tarts and sandwiches, pastries and scones with jam. There’s even a gluten-free option available.
Beer, wine and cocktails
- Blackhearts and Sparrows‘ cocktail delivery range offers bevs from some of the best Melbourne bars. Think Bar Americano, Gimlet and Byrdi. If you fancy something a bit more spirited, Starwood Whiskey is on the menu. Oh and one more thing – they’ve got $1 same day delivery. Just saying.
- Grossi Florentino’s ‘Grossi a Casa’ menu is molto bene, with bottled negronis and Italian martinis just one click away.
- Blue cheese needs a very specific plonk pairing. Enter mulled wine from Bar Clara. They’re doing flat rate $10 delivery nation wide, so add on a few bottles of negroni and pineapple daiquiri while you’re there.
- A great range of local white wine, beer, rose and more are available for delivery from Macaulay Cellars on Uber Eats.
- San Telmo have opened an online wine store (you’re welcome). Order a bottle of your favourite European or Argentinian wine to sip as you bake their famous alfajores.
- The Botanical’s front bar has gone digital. Explore their new online wine store and grocery range.
- Luxurious pantry picks, fancy mixed drinks and Japanese favourites are available online for delivery from Calia. Now no one will know when you pair a bottled espresso martini with a cheeky pack of pocky.
Please drink responsibly. Melbourne is now in Stage 4 restrictions. We must all stay within 5kms of our homes, wear a mask and more. Please, be smart, be safe and follow directions from the Victorian Government.