Looking for a food delivery service in Skipton? Then you’ve come to the right place!
With the government once again ordering the closure of all pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants on Thursday 5th November, all local restaurants and the majority of shops have closed their doors to the general public. As many of us fear for our health and the wellbeing of our families, local businesses have the additional worry of trying to ensure their businesses will survive this second national lockdown.
Skipton is home to some truly wonderful independent businesses, many of which have been serving the local community for a considerable number of years. Local restaurants have played an important role in most of our lives. We’ve relied on their experience, expertise and hospitality to make birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, proposals and various other celebrations that little bit more memorable. Local butchers, bakers and other food traders have been there to offer excellent quality local produce along with expert advice and superb customer service. Now, and for the foreseeable, our local business owners need our support to enable them to overcome the inevitable storm that COVID-19 is inflicting on independent businesses across the country.
In response to the UK government’s lockdowns and ever-changing coronavirus guidelines, Skipton businesses have worked hard to put together some amazing delivery menus. These food delivery services implemented by local eateries and shops, not only enable them to continue trading, but provide a vital service for the most vulnerable members of our society…
Here are some of the businesses offering food delivery services in Skipton…
Oakley’s Grill and Pizzeria is a wonderful family-friendly restaurant with an excellent reputation. Probably best known for their mouthwatering burgers and generously sized calzones, these guys know how to serve calories!
Their delivery service is available between 12 pm and 9 pm every day. The menu includes all the most popular dishes usually available on their restaurant menu, including their epic Pizza Fries. These guys will no doubt post regular offers on their Facebook page so make sure you keep checking. They’ve recently extended their offering to include whole cheesecakes and boxes of their mini cheesecakes. If you’ve eaten at Oakley’s before, you’ll probably already know how good these are!
Skipton’s very own pirate-themed Tex Mex restaurant has always been heaving with happy families and large parties on Friday and Saturday nights. Offering a fun, laidback atmosphere and an extensive menu of burgers, pizzas, salads, grills and spicy Tex Mex favourites, it boasts an impressive reputation locally. Many will no doubt be sad to see them closing their doors once again.
These guys were super quick to respond to the first lockdown and adapted their website to allow customers to place orders online. Choose to collect from the restaurant or have Calico classics delivered straight to your door for an additional charge of £1.50.
Keelham Farm Shop is stacked to the rafters with wonderful local produce, locally reared meats and yummy home-baked goods. Located on the outskirts of town, it’s a treasure trove of foodie delights and boasts a huge number of devoted customers who refuse to shop elsewhere. Since the first lockdown was implemented in the UK, Keelham Farm have been offering both a collection service and a home delivery service.
Their “Food to Ewe” service comprises a considerable number of their most popular items and they’re updating this list on a regular basis. We were delighted to discover that their amazing family-sized pies and indulgent chocolate brownies are on there! They’ve recently added a ready meal collection service too and if the food in their restaurant is anything to go by, these should be wonderful. To browse their products and place a Food to Ewe order, please CLICK HERE.
Class One Fresh Produce
These guys were among the first to offer a food delivery service in Skipton after the initial lockdown measures were announced. They proved to be a Godsend to those in isolation and many would have been lost without their deliveries.
With supermarket delivery slots likley to become difficult to secure again, this is a really useful local service. If you are unable to get out for essentials, head over to their website and you can order fruit and veg boxes as well as some pantry essentials like bread, milk, eggs, tea and coffee. CLICK HERE to place an order.
Sutcliffe’s of Skipton
Award-winning Skipton butchers, Sutcliffe’s of Skipton, are offering a FREE delivery service to residents of Skipton and the surrounding villages. Known for their delicious bacon and succulent sausages, these guys are offering all their usual products for home delivery.
Even if you are able to go to the supermarket and willing to brave the queues, there’s no way you would find locally reared meat products of this quality. The full list of available products can be found on their Facebook page. You may order via messenger or by calling 01756 790542.
Fancy a sugar rush? Sarsaparillas are Skipton’s oldest shop and they’ve been selling confectionery to the people of Skipton for over 100 years. They have retained their traditional sweet shop interior so shopping at Sarsaparillas is like stepping back in time. If you’re local, you’re probably worried about missing your sweet fix from this wonderful little shop but the good news is, they’re still offering FREE home delivery!
On their website, you’ll find modern favourites, retro and traditional sweets, lots of liquorice and their super tasty handmade fudge (trust me – it’s delicious). They also sell a range of pick n mix bags which are perfect for cosy movie nights.
If it’s a foodie gift you’re after then hampers like these sent directly to the recipient are a great idea. Sarsaparillas offer a range of confectionery hampers in a variety of themes. To view all of their available sugary treats and place an order, please CLICK HERE.
The Morsel offers a wonderful home delivery service of Afternoon Teas and cake boxes. All the included products are freshly made using quality ingredients and placed in eco-friendly packaging before being delivered to your door.
Their cake boxes are priced at £10 and include a generous selection of homemade cakes such as eclairs, chocolate cakes, coconut cubes and carrot cake slices. Their Afternoon Tea menu changes each week but these are priced at £!2 and include sandwiches made with organic farm vegetables, sweet cakes, scones and tea biscuits. Delivery to Skipton is free and there’s a £2 delivery fee for those more than 2 miles out of town.
Leylak Restaurant first opened on Skipton High Street during the first lockdown. As they were unable to open their doors to diners, they immediately offered a takeaway service, allowing eager locals to sample some of their authentic Mediterranean dishes in the comfort of their own homes. During the short time that their doors have been open to customers, they’ve received excellent reviews.
Leylak will once again be offering a lockdown takeaway service and delivery will be available for those within a 5-mile radius of Skipton. If you fancy something a little different to the usual Saturday night takeaway or just need a break from cooking, these guys will deliver their wonderfully flavoursome dishes to your door for a £3 delivery fee.
Brody’s @ Sheep Street Social
Brody’s is an independent family-run restaurant on Sheep Street, serving tapas and authentic Italian cuisine. These guys make exceptionally good stone-baked pizzas and throughout November, these will still be available for delivery, in addition to a selection of sides.
Delivery from Brody’s is available Thursday to Sunday and is free of charge for those within a 2-mile radius of Skipton. Simply call them on 01756 799 991 to place your order.
Drake and Macefield
Drake and Macefield are Craven’s longest established traditional family butchers, with shops in Skipton, Settle and Crosshills. They’ve been trading since 1898 and have won numerous awards over the years for their top quality meats, sourced from local farms. Since lockdown began,
During the last lockdown, they launched a new website specifically for online ordering and it has proved to be incredibly popular. All the most popular cuts of meat are available to order online as are their delicious homemade pies.
Andrea’s Cheesecake Heaven
A tasty new addition to Skipton’s delivery options for this national lockdown is the fabulous Andrea’s Cheesecake Heaven. These beautifully presented and utterly scrumptious homemade cheesecakes are available to buy on Skipton Artisan Market but Andrea also offers a home delivery service. If you have a celebration coming up, one of these would make a delicious alternative to a birthday cake and there are loads of different flavours available.
If, like me, you’re indecisive at the best of times, you can opt for a box of miniature cheesecakes instead. Flavours include Lemon & Lime, Lotus Biscoff, White Choc Raspberry and more.
Chocolates and Truffles
If you’re struggling to get a good quality chocolate fix during lockdown then you’ll be pleased to know that Skipton-based chocolatiers, Chocolates and Truffles, are also offering a delivery service in the area. Their extensive range of handmade chocolates can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door. The decadent treats created by the team at this wonderful independent business are absolutely divine and very different from the mass-produced chocolates found on supermarket shelves.
If you’re yet to try their products, we recommend starting with a box of their delicious truffles. They’ve recently added some new flavours for winter including Dark Lemon, Cappuccino, Raspberry and Pistachio. A selection of these would make a lovely Christmas gift and they can be delivered directly to your intended recipient.
Blondie Brownie is actually a Barnoldswick-based bakery but residents of Skipton will be familiar with them as they have a regular pitch on Skipton Market. These guys sell a selection of incredibly indulgent baked goods which are terribly difficult to resist. Their blondies and brownies are phenomenally good and they can be posted to you via Royal Mail. A box of 6 large brownies costs just £12 and you can choose a single flavour box or opt for a mixed one. They also sell a wonderful Dipping Box (£17.95) which includes lots of bitesize blondies, brownies and marshmallows plus three dipping sauces. Perfect for a family night in!
Skipton-based caterers, Cobble Kitchen, can usually be found serving hungry locals from their self-restored 1955 Citroen H Van. Their freshly made, sandwiches, cakes and other homemade items are all excellent and they’ve catered for many local events and private celebrations. Cobble Kitchen offers a great local delivery service of their sandwich platters, cake boxes and more. If you’re used to having your weekend breakfasts at one of Skipton’s many cafes and coffeehouses, their Weekend Brunch Box for 2 is the ideal lockdown alternative.
- Sugared waffles
- Freshly baked croissants – one plain, one cheese and ham
- Jam, butter + Nutella
- 2 mini bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese
- Bircher muesli with fresh fruit and seeds
- 2 slices of banana choc chip loaf
- Orange juice
- Fresh coffee ground for cafetière
Just head to their Facebook page and send them a message to place your order.
We’ll be updating this list over the coming weeks as menus change and other businesses implement changes. Please remember to be considerate of staff when collecting any orders. It is imperative that, as a community, we adhere to advice and instructions issued by the government and the NHS. Skipton shops and restaurants all boast excellent hygiene ratings, but will of course, be taking extra precautions during this global health crisis.
If you are a business offering a food delivery service in Skipton and we haven’t featured you in this article, please send details to Business@theyorkshirepress.co.uk