GuideLevel-Up Your Pantry With Artisan Food Producers That Deliver
For the people buying specialty truffle oil instead of matching tracksuits in lockdown… we’re looking at you.
If your chain supermarket just isn’t quite hitting the mark with specialty foods, you’re in luck. We’ve combed the interwebs for downright delicious artisan food producers and stores that deliver to your door.
Some food for thought though—when it comes to changing alert levels, and increased demand on our food suppliers, take it easy, be patient and most of all, be kind. Our advice is to check out a supplier’s socials or website for their latest delivery info.
But with that said, one of the best things you can do when choosing where to drop your coin, is shop local. So from organic grocers to raw treats and craft coffee, here’s exactly how to take your pantry to the next level.
Grocery and Meals
Helping you make the most of slow living, GoodFor is bringing sustainable bulk-food shopping to your doorstep in one easy click. Shop their range for nationwide delivery here.
The Kai Box
Keep up the health at home with The Kai Box, a plant-based meal delivery service. From breakfast boxes to meal kits, get your foodie fix delivered nationwide here.
Looking after the Wellington region when it comes to fresh, locally-grown fruits and veg is Homegrown Kiwi. Pick up a box of the good stuff here.
With stores in Auckland, Wellington and Kapiti, Commonsense Organics have the locals sorted for nutritious foods. They also deliver nationwide but suggest only picking up non-perishables this way.
Green Dinner Table
The team at Green Dinner Table are serving up chef-quality vegan meals to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. They deliver to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Central North Island regions.
Keeping the foodies of Invercargill nourished, The Pantry is a specialty food and grocery store stocking everything from bulk goods to home brewing essentials. Locals can pick up in-store, or they deliver nationwide.
North Islanders are sorted with handmade bread, muesli, pizza bases and much more available to be bought online at Wholegrain Organics, an organic bakery and vegan café based out of Palmy.
Be Free Grocer
Shop all your specialty grocery needs from rice and pasta through to baking, cleaning and personal hygiene products over at Be Free Grocer—and the good news is they also deliver nationwide.
Grater Goods Vegan Delicatessen
Christchurch locals are in luck because Grater Goods is bringing the party to your plate with their range of vegan cheeses, meats and treats available for both pick-up and local delivery.
Sending cosy homewares and grocery essentials nationwide, Frances Nation satisfies both your practical and more indulgent shopping needs.
The Good Food Co.
It's 100% worth adding The Good Food Co. to your shopping list if you live in Dunedin. They deliver artisan foods, vinegars, chutneys, bread mixes and much more around the area.
Shipping nationwide, Huckleberry offers a large selection of local produce, organic grocery items, baking supplies, cosmetics and homecare to peruse online.
Whether you’re after homemade baking, organic produce or locally-made treats, Piko Wholefoods has a delicious selection to choose from—and they’ll deliver all across the country.
Real Rad Food
Real Rad Food are known for their mouth-watering raw treats, from snickers slices to raw balls. You can pick these up, plus rad ball mixes and protein powder, for nationwide delivery.
Because everyone deserves top-notch, handcrafted peanut butter in their life, you’ll want to score a jar—or several—from our favourite NZ producers. Add to cart a mega 1.8kg jar from Bay Road Peanut Butter, or opt for a chocolate variation from Fix & Fogg.
With The Caker's DIY kits, you can move on from banana bread and experiment with some more creative flavours. Whether you’re a chocolate fiend or prefer a fruity taste, there’s something for everyone.
For us, chocolate is definitely a daily essential. So much so that we wrote a whole article on our favourite artisan chocolate producers—the perfect way for shopaholics and chocoholics to get inspired.
Helping the nation to take their breakfast to the next level, The Oatery puts a serious spin on your regular granola. Expect more luxurious options including spiced and cacao flavours, available for delivery across the country.
Make It Raw
Offering nutritious handcrafted crackers, sweet breakfast bars and raw desserts, Make It Raw are bringing health to your house with nationwide delivery.
Banish those 3pm blues by stocking up on a range of Chunk’d Cookies, delivered nationwide from their base in Wellington. What’s more, all their cookies are vegan—winning.
J'aime Les Macarons
Whether you want to treat yourself or send someone special a sweet surprise, J'aime Les Macarons is the perfect solution. Nationwide delivery, authentic French macarons and epic flavours like Birthday Cake—what more could you want?
The Artisan Hub
Change up your regular cheese selection with an online trip to The Artisan Hub. Our advice? Opt for a sampling box or monthly cheese delivery nationwide.
Whether you’re jumping on a new TikTok pasta trend or need to stock up for aperitivo hour, Mediterranean Foods are delivering nationwide and have all your foodie needs covered.
If you’ve realised sourdough is simply not going to happen, keep tabs on your local bakeries for their click-and-collect or delivery info. Aucklanders can try Daily Bread and Dough Boys, Wellingtonians have Sixes & Sevens, while in Christchurch you can check out the best local bakeries here.
Those living in Auckland can indulge in some fine Italian fare thanks to Sabato, who are offering both contactless pick-up and local delivery around central Auckland.
Vetro Mediterranean Foods
If you’ve been eyeing up that truffle oil or extravagant sea salt, here’s your sign to add them to your cart. Vetro Mediterranean Foods are sending out their specialty oils, baking goods, pasta and kitchen essentials nationwide.
If your top shelf is looking a bit thin, consider backing local and restocking with Kiwi-made spirits. Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard yards and rounded up our favourite artisan alcohol producers here.
For those wanting to master top tier caffeine at home, why not pick up a bag of your favourite beans online? If you’re wondering where to start, here’s your guide to New Zealand’s best coffee roasters.
Words by: Jess Willemse