Daniel Zeichner MP met the founders of a Cambridge restaurant food delivery website that is changing the face of the city’s food offering during the second lockdown.
Foodstuff, which is the brainchild of Toby Savill and James Perry, came into life during the first lockdown, aiming to deliver the best food from local independent restaurants to city food lovers.
Whether you’re after Mexican or Italian, veggie, vegan or a prime cut of meat or even a sweet treat with some famous buns, the duo have partnered with some great local food businesses. Now at the click of a button you can order a tasty meal and get it delivered by pedal-power to your door all while helping to some great local brands going.
While big players like Deliveroo incentivise fast food chains by charging them a lower fee than independent restaurants, Foodstuff is only open to independents and charges a flat fee.
Research from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies suggests that for every £1 spent, approximately 65p stays local, compared to just 5p in many cases when buying from a national chain online and offline.
It has certainly proved popular with local restaurants with the Owner at Urban Larder saying: “Delivery had always been an aspiration but it was beyond our capabilities and we didn’t warm to the big brands generic but expensive sales pitch. In stepped Foodstuff. We entrust the quality of what we do with them, they understand that there is a customer waiting, come rain or shine, they’re always smiling!”
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I am pleased to hear how Foodstuff are providing a lifeline for restaurants across the city who have had to once again close their doors under government orders.”