As much as we all love to support our local vendors and nearby shops, it’s time to be practical. For the next few months (I hope it’s going to be only a few months) stepping out from your home’s comfort is not going to be the best thing to do. And also based on the queries I have been getting in my direct messages, I have compiled a list of brands that supply essentials. Most of them deliver and I’m going to try and provide as much information as I can. I would also encourage you to talk to the brands directly for more information, This post is meant to be only for guidance and not a promotional one of any nature. As and when I come across any new brands, I will keep adding them to the list. If you know someone who is not in my list and feel it may be useful to others, please let me know.
1. Speciality Grocery, Fruits & Vegetables stores:
a. Chennai grocers has a selection of some organic fruits & vegetables and also gourmet condiments and sauces.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/chennaigrocers?utm_medium=copy_link
Contact number: 9884443064
b. The Farm is a place that could be useful for people living in that side of the city. And I envy those people who get to access The Farm easily. They have a broadcast message sent everyday announcing their specials for the next day.
Contact number: +919176050562
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/thefarmchennai?igshid=1iocr0r62dm8m
2. Speciality Grocery store:
a. Tryst Gourmet Store – I’ve found their physical store very fascinating where rarest of rare sauces/ condiments/ingredients were available. And, not to forget to mention their breads/quiches/croissants etc
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/trystgourmet?igshid=txt82wm1jp8m
Website link: https://www.trystgourmet.in/
b. Ekart Groceries – Seems to be a viable option for those days when you want to shop for groceries alone.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/ekart_groceries?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link: https://ekartgroceries.com/
c. Urban Platter – This place gave the feel of an online Big Bazaar. Don’t forget to check out their 99 store.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/urbanplatter.in?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link: https://urbanplatter.in/
d. A popular gourmet store in Chennai – JK Cheese and more.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/jkcheesenmore?igshid=iskrh1x9ou63
e. There’s hardly anyone in Chennai who doesn’t know Amma Naana Departmental Store. One can use there WhatsApp number to check for availability of stocks/items before sending an online partner for pickup.
3. Only Vegetables :
a. Angadi – As of now they deliver only to the following areas: T.Nagar, Mandaveli, Mylapore, Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur, C.I.T. Nagar, Mambalam, Nandanam, Teynampet, Kotturpuram.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/angadi_f2h?igshid=1inuy2wk8p0b6
b. Madras Mandi feels like you are inside a Vegetables shop in Koyambedu. Only challenge will be there minimum order quantity. Probably a few of your friends/neighbours can get together and order.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/madrasmandi?utm_medium=copy_link
Android App link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.madrasmandi.user
Contact number: 8344621039
c. Org Farm Store – They seem to have almost every essentials listed including grocery supplies. But, the reason why I’ve listed them under Vegetables is because they had cut vegetables available on their website. This was something that I didn’t find in other brands.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/orgfarm.store?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link: https://orgfarm.store/store/free-home-delivery
4. Only Fruits:
T2Z Fruits – This is a fruits/dry fruits delivery brand. One day prior notice is required.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/t2zfruitz?utm_medium=copy_link
Ordering link: https://d-t2z.dotpe.in
Contact number: 9884821414
a. Last year there were many players and this year players like Licious/Fipola/FreshToHome are operating but I find that things that I look for are mostly unavailable. So, sharing this new find here.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/meatigo_official?igshid=ria6nl81bneq
b. Medium Rare in Alwarpet has some choicest collection of Meat and Seafood.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/mediumrare.official?utm_medium=copy_link
6. Hydroponics produce and subscription based operators:
These 2 brands I’ve personally ordered and have been satisfied with their services.
a. The Freshlings – They have subscriptipn boxes. It’s interesting if you enjoy creating with such ingredients.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/thefreshlings?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link: https://www.thefreshlings.com
Contact number: 9840378506
b. Sustenance – They send a broadcast message with the produce available and take orders twice a week. One can directly place order on their website also.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/sustenanceindia?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link: http://Sustenance.co.in
Contact number: 9790714497
Selection of breads at Pumpkin tales is highly recommended. They have an App, too.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/pumpkin.tales?igshid=icg8ndj0gb9l
Android App link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pumpkintales.customer
Contact number: 9789026446
8. Personally for me books come under essentials. So, if you are one such person, Odyssey is operational. They have some kitchen essentials, too.
Instagram link: https://instagram.com/odysseybookstore?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link: https://odyssey.in/
Contact number: 9176006050