Shop local in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire residents, the time is now! There has never been a more important time to support your local businesses, be it producers, local stores or farm shops. And with so much fresh, local food on offer, why not make the most of it? We know things are tough right now, but trust us, the simple pleasure of cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or relaxing with a takeaway will help put a smile of your face and help support your local businesses. 

Ready to find out what treats are on offer? Let’s get stuck in.

P.E. Mead & Sons

Sometimes all you need is a home-cooked meal for a little comfort. Fresh fruit and veg, milk bread – they’ve got it all at this family-run farm shop. Plus, with so much emphasis on local producers, you can stock up your pantry with food freshly picked from just a few miles away. What could be better than that?


Foxholes Farm Shop and Butchery

We knew we could rely on Foxholes Farm Shop to keep the county fed. With same day collection on a whole range of goodies, including cakes, bread, meat, veg, pies and heaps more, you needn’t worry about queuing at Foxholes. Simply check out their Facebook page for the day’s treats, place your order before 12pm and you’ll be tucking in in no time. Pssst..word on the street is they even have gin up for grabs – you’re welcome.

Tempting treats

Bury Lane Farm Shop

A butchers, a bakers and…pasta. This North Hertfordshire favourite is working hard to bring you all the essentials you need for a family meal. Here you’ll find pasta (there’s that golden word again), sauces, eggs, fruit, veg and local meats to keep you and your family fed and happy. Plus, with free home delivery to over 65s, with same or next day service, this family-run business is fast becoming one of our local heroes.

Comfort food


Just because you’re staying in on a Friday night, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself thanks to Hertford’s Giambrone’s restaurant. With takeaway meals including lasagne, arancini and spaghetti and meatballs on offer, you needn’t worry if your trusty dish of baked beans on toast is starting to taste a little bland.



Between working from home and helping your kids with their maths this week (really, who can remember long division?), we’re guessing you may have earned yourself a glass of wine. None in the cupboard? No problem. Cavavin in Hertford are pouring themselves into keeping the town smiling with home delivery and click and collect. Red or white?


St Albans

If you’re running short on ideas of dishes to make with tinned beans, you may want to take a look at some of the sensational restaurants offering takeaways in St Albans. From Lussmans to Bar Meze and Valentinas, this list ought to keep you going for some time. What’s more, you’ll even find a few discounts and offers, so at-home date night needn’t cost the earth.

All the choice

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

We knew Britian’s oldest pub wouldn’t let us down when it comes to providing a bit of comfort food. Take a look at their extensive list of fresh produce available for delivery or collection and we can guarantee you’ll be tempted to cook up a storm this weekend. From ribeye steak, to biscuits, eggs and fresh bread, their list goes on and on, so take peek, make your booking and start dusting off those recipe books.

Ready, steady, cook!