It’s been a long week, in a long month, in a long year, and it’s just March. Hopefully by now, we’re all doing our bit, even if it’s just staying home. As a Twitter addict, I’ve seen people at their best and their worst in real time over the last few days, but let’s focus on the positive.
Many businesses are responding to current events by offering deliveries and adjusting their model during times of crisis. Big chains and businesses powered by groups with deep pockets are of course as valid an option as always, but supporting local, smaller and independent businesses that might find it harder than ever to compete is important too, at least, in my very personal opinion (and at the end of the day, what else could I offer in my blog but that).
So, I’ve dedicated some time to do a bit of research and have prepared a Google Map highlighting businesses that as of March 26, 2020*, are offering deliveries. I’ve tried to focus on smaller places, family-run businesses and independent operations.
I’ve separated the map in layers or categories to make browsing easier…
- Restaurants and meals
- Wine shops and off licences
- Other bits (coffee, tea, books, baby stuff)
I’m well aware the list is not perfect. Some of the smallest places didn’t have deliveries in place and are limiting the service to the elderly and those self-isolating.
I’ve compiled this list after asking friends and acquaintances, navigating Google News and running Twitter Advanced Searches. But I also found some places in articles from The Irish Times, All the Food, Dublin Town, and the Business Post.
Feel free to share, copy and get in touch with comments to help me expand it and keep it up to date.
So, here’s the map:
Feel free to get in touch if you know of another place.
Stay safe ♥
*The map was originally created on March 21, but I’m trying to update it as more places are brought to my attention.