Our gruelling lockdown number 2 is fast approaching and we want to remind you of the importance of eating, drinking, and shopping local during these challenging times ahead of us all.
It is inevitable that there will be heartbreaking news that some Bristol food and drink businesses may not be able to survive another lockdown, however, we can certainly do our bit and help as much as possible.
We managed to speak to a few of our Foodiependent Partners who have given us some tips on how we would be able to help food and drink independents stay positive and afloat during our lockdown in Bristol.
If your favourite locals are closed for the lockdown period:
– ⏰ Plan ahead and book your tables at the beginning of December. Let them know that you are there to support them and are keen to go back asap!
– ✍️ Let them know you’re thinking of them by giving them some moral support and leaving them a positive review!
– 🎁 Purchase pre-paid gift vouchers from them, if you can! If they don’t have any, email them directly to ask.
If your favourite locals are open for business during the lockdown period:
– 📞 Pre-order directly and collect (subject to having no COVID symptoms and adhering to guidelines) rather than using delivery apps that are costing businesses up to a whoppin’ 35% commission from each order.
– 💻 Order from their online shop directly rather than going through 3rd party websites which incur extra costs for them.
– 🛒 If there are local food shops nearby, shop there instead of bigger supermarkets.
– ✍️ Give them some moral support and keep them going by leaving them a positive review!
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas of what you can do! We know this isn’t easy for anyone, just know that we are all in this together. We will get through this and come out at the end of this even stronger and better.
In the meantime, don’t forget, you can still become a member for free, get your free Foodiependent Card, and enjoy supporting all of our Partners!
… and always eat, drink, shop local!
Lots of love from everyone at Foodiependent HQ x