Where to stock up on deli items and provisions in the Western Cape

As South Africans prepare for a nationwide shutdown, many are going to big supermarkets to stock up on the essentials. But as the large retailers run out of essentials, it’s a better time than ever to look to smaller businesses that we can support as they help keep us nourished. Here are some of our favourites in the Western Cape.

Note: When this article went live these businesses were still open for deliveries and collections. Follow Eat Out on Instagram as well as the individual Instagram accounts of the businesses below for up-to-date information.

Chardonnay Deli (Constantia)

Breads, chocolates, cheeses, coffee, jams and more. Whatever you need to whip up something delicious from the comfort of your home can be found at this upmarket farmstall.

The Foodbarn (Noordhoek)

The restaurant may be closed for a short period, but that’s no reason to deprive yourself of delicious, wholesome treats. Whether you’re looking for fresh bakes, fruit and vegetables or a bottle of wine, you’ll find it at The Foodbarn’s deli.

Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants (Woodstock, Claremont, Gardens and Durbanville)

Frankie Fenner is still stocking its popular sustainably sourced meat. It also recently announced that it’s joined forces with Publik Wine so you can have your wine and meat delivered to your door – score! (For beer- and coffee-drinkers, Jack Black Brewery and Jason Bakery have also collaborated with Publik Wine.)

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Hi team Frankie, 👋⠀ ⠀ We have been blown away by the continued support for our business. It means the world to us. That said, there really is no need to come into our stores for a browse. Now isn’t the time to wander around without a plan, guys. We want you to be safe and we want our staff to be safe. We are here to service you, but we urge you to use our shops mainly as collection points. Please also remember that we deliver. It’s a great, easy, safe option. ⠀ ⠀ Some extra things to consider: ⠀ ⠀ • Our meat goes through as few sets of hands as possible. The process is: farm to abattoir to us. We process at Woodstock and send to individual stores. We have strict hygiene practices in place at all levels and have insisted on written action plans and measures from every supplier (which they have issued because they’re amazing). By supporting us – and any small business like ours – you can rest easy that you have detailed and considered attention. Small brands are showing how much they care. ⠀ ⠀ • When choosing meat, consider which items freeze well. Fat is your friend here. Fat has zero water content, which means it freezes well. Sausages. Burgers. Mince. Go long here and freeze them. ⠀ ⠀ • Get your hands on some beef stock/bone broth. Home cooking with a few tubs of this at your disposal will next-level the end product. But it’s as good to heat up, season and drink. The health benefits of bone broth are mega and now’s the time to boost your immune system. ⠀ ⠀ • Take a day to cook something big. Slow-roast a shoulder of lamb. Braise a pot of beef shin. These things are large cuts that can be shredded/portioned and then frozen. You’ll be set up for a bunch of meals, with only one prep. Winning. ⠀ ⠀ For home deliveries, please drop us a line on – we are ready to get safe, traceable and delicious meat into your kitchens. ⠀ 💪 📦

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Giovanni’s Deli World (Green Point)

From fine wine to roasted coffee beans and condiments to pasta sauces and pesto, this popular Italian deli has it all.

The Italian Club (Rugby)

Stock up on an array of cheeses, meats, pastas and more. You can even bring reusable bottles to top up with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Ocean Jewels Seafood (Woodstock)

More than just a restaurant, Ocean Jewels also sells fresh, SASSI-compliant seafood daily – and will deliver fresh or frozen fish to your door for only R30.

Oude Post Bistro (Swellendam)

Whether you’re looking for essentials such as freshly baked bread, flour and milk, or treats like fudge and biscuits, this one-stop-shop at the BP petrol station in Swellendam will have you sorted.

Smak (City Bowl)

Besides being a favourite lunchtime haunt, this deli sells everything from imported chocolate to pasta sauce.

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