Chocolate, Cheese, Jam, and Coffee: Here’s a List of 300+ Specialty Items to Buy Online
If you love to cook and eat, meandering around the grocery store is probably one of your favorite activities. But right now, due to the coronavirus outbreak, it isn’t possible (or really safe) to slowly peruse the cheese aisle and find your next snack. To help fellow food lovers, the Good Food Foundation, a non-profit that helps promote food producers invested in “’seasonality, tradition, land stewardship, social good, and outstanding flavor,” has put together the digital version of the dream grocery aisle: a Google doc featuring all of the small shops, cheesemakers, chocolatiers, jam makers, bakeries, and so much more who are shipping their wares to your door.
The list has more than 300 companies, listed by category, ranging from spices like the California-based Piment d’Ville to cheese, like the Sweet Grass Dairy’s Quarantine Blues box of (blue, naturally) cheese. There are also larger grocery spots, like Michigan’s famous Zingerman’s Deli (which did a large shipping business before all this, too), and drinks from Eden Specialty Ciders in Vermont.
For each entry, the company name is linked to their website for easy clicking through, then there are spaces for the shipping costs, any promo codes (there’s a lot of them), any extra descriptions they want to offer, and where they are from (since often local pick-up is available as well.)
As people try to race through the grocery store as quickly as possible and get home safely, and especially as folks opt for grocery delivery, these companies that sell things that might not fall into the essential category like milk, eggs, and flour, struggle to get their items in front of customers, so the list helps to get them new business. It’s nice to know you can help a small business out while also trying out that chocolate company in Portland you once heard about.
See the Google Doc: Ship Anywhere Good Food List