Roman Road Shops during Lockdown: Open, Delivery or Collection

Confused about where exactly to get your groceries and other essential goods from? Roman Road has changed a lot recently, with many shops closing, and restaurants and cafes switching to just delivery only.  So we’ve made things easy for you. 

Below are a list of businesses that deliver. So if you cannot leave your home or want to minimise your outings, you can use these services to order meals, grocery items, or even medicine. 

We have also included the shops and services that may not deliver, but are still open – including small, independent supermarkets. So your next food outing? Sorted. 

Some shops, restaurants and other services that deliver are also offering call and collect services. So are you mourning the closure of your favourite cafe? Good news: they might still be operating.

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Alcohol

CRATE Brewery

Unit 7 Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN

Takeaway

Beer brewery and pizza provider have opened up a takeaway beer service. Visit their ‘Can Hut’ and pick up 12 pack of your favourite beers.

The Can Hut is open every Friday to Sunday from 1pm – 8pm.

NB: contactless payments only.

Vinarius

536 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5ES

Delivery only

Vinarius is a wine shop, bar and restaurant on the market stretch of the high street. Their store is closed but they are open for local deliveries (E2, E3, E8, E9 postcodes) through their online shop. There’s free delivery for orders over £30 in E3 postcodes, and same day delivery for orders placed before 2pm.

East London Liquor Company

Bow Wharf, 221 Grove Rd, London E3 5SN

Delivery only

Located just inside Mile End Park, this spirit distillery and bar’s doors may be closed for now, but luckily they are taking orders placed through their online shop to anyone with an E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E9, E14, N16 or N5 postcode. 

Hackney locals can now also enjoy home delivery or pick up their order on Fridays from the distillery.

Angel and Crown

170 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2

Open (as an off-licence shop)

Currently running as an off-licence shop selling bottled beers, ciders, soft drinks, wines and draught beer. Customers are encouraged to bring their own draught bottles or they can borrow a bottle for a small refundable deposit. 

They also sell take-away coffees and grounded coffee from Ozone Coffee Roasters.

Open 12 – 7pm every day for collection only.

Bottle Apostle

95 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ 

Open

The ultra-sleek looking booze provider is an independent wine retailer in London. Their branch in Victoria Park Village, next to Elbows Cafe, is still open but operating on reduced hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 6pm.

To place your order, email victoriapark@bottleapostle.com or call 020 8985 1549.

Cafes and Restaurants

Bored of cooking? Luckily there are a few restaurants offering takeaway and delivery, allowing you to mix it up in the kitchen.

The Allotment Kitchen

Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG

Collection

Stepney City’s farm have just opened up their own cafe serving coffee, cake and brunch.

The seasonally-inspired menu aims to use local ingredients, with an emphasis on using fresh produce grown by Head Grower, Billy, at Stepney City Farm. 

They are doing takeaway from Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-4pm.

Cafe East

426 Roman Road, E3, 5LU

Delivery and collection

Cafe East are back, along with their famously Instagrammable pancakes and other brunch dishes. You can order by calling 02089810080 or through Deliveroo. Open 9am-4pm.

G. Kelly

526 Roman Rd, Old Ford, E3 5ES

Takeaway

That’s right, the famous G. Kelly’s pies are back in town. Head to Roman Road Thursday-Sunday to get your fix of traditional cockney grub: delicious pie and mash, ready for takeaway.

They are open from 11am-4pm Tuesdays and Sundays. And Thursdays to Fridays they’re open later, 11am-7pm.

Loafing Cafe

407 Roman Road, E3 5QS

Collection

This coffee, sweet and savoury crêpe connoisseur on Roman Road is now open for takeaway. Hours are Monday – Sunday 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Café Creme

566 Roman Rd E3 5ES

Collection and delivery

This neighbourhood cafe on the market now has their full menu available and are taking orders by phone, online or in-person. Contact them on 02086162392.

They have just started doing delivery via Deliveroo.

Sazzy and Fran

33 Roman Rd E2 0HU

Collection and delivery

This popular cafe and brunch spot is open for takeaway coffee, treats, and pantry supplies with hard to get ingredients like flour and yeast. 9pm to 3 pm every day.

They are also on UberEats. Check out their Instagram page for more details.

Mama Mae’s

452 Roman Rd E3 5LU

Delivery and collection

This bespoke cake shop on Roman Road brings customers’ cake creations to life, under an impressively quick turnaround. While their shop is closed, David is still making cakes for collection and delivery. Email him at eat@mamamaescupcakes.com to place your order.

Zealand Cafe

391 Roman Rd, London E3 5QS

Delivery and collection

Zealand Cafe on Roman Road is open for delivery and collection. Please message them on their Instagram for menus and to place orders. They also deliver through Deliveroo and UberEats.

Cafe Quarantacinque

45 Roman Road, E2 0HU

Delivery, takeaway and collection

This Italian deli, cafe and restaurant are open for delivery, takeaway and call and collect. They are offering tray bakes designed to feed five or more people. Take a look at their menu on their Instagram or Facebook, where you can place orders by messaging them 24 hours beforehand. They deliver within a two kilometre radius.

Their are now also open for takeaway, with bakes, coffee and more. Opening hours are Monday – Friday 8am to 6.30pm, and 9am to 6.30pm on weekends.

Symposium

 363 Roman Rd, E3 5QR

Delivery and collection

Symposium sell a range of traditional charcuterie and cheeses, as well as fresh pasta. They also sell wine and beer. They are still doing deliveries and are open for collection. Order through Deliveroo, UberEats or call 0208 981 8509. Open 12-9pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Their takeaway menu is available on their website.

The Green Truffle

21 Roman Road, London, E20HU

Delivery, takeaway and collection

This Globe Town delicatessen and restaurant is now taking orders for delivery. In stock they have Italian cheeses and meats as well as store cupboard items. Contact them through a private message on their Instagram or Facebook. Alternatively, you can order through the app Karma. They are also on UberEats and Deliveroo. 

A selection of coffee and baked goods are also now available for takeaway. Open from 9am. They are also running a promotion – espresso and a pastry for £2.50.

The Pizza Room

02A Grove Rd, E3 5AJ

Delivery and collection

Looking onto Mile End Park, this friendly pizza establishment is a local favourite. While their restaurant is currently closed, this menu is available for delivery and takeaway from 5pm everyday. The minimum spend is £15 and you’ll get a free drink with every order. To find out where they deliver to, check out this map.

They also offer make-at-home pizza starting from £2.50. Email pam@thepizzaroom.co.uk for more details.

Maize Blaze

Unit 9A Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, E9 5EN

Takeaway and delivery

Based inside Howling Hops Brewery Tank Bar, Maize Blaze have reopened for food deliveries and takeaways. See their online shop for the collection menu including their Colombian food, some basic groceries, Latin ingredients and Howling Hops beer or order from Deliveroo and UberEats.

Natura Pizza

30 Felstead St., Hackney Wick, E9 5LG

Takeaway

Natura Pizza are back. They are open for collection . Place your order by calling 020 8533 2264. 

Take a look at their affordable menu here.

MOTHER

1 Canal Side, Here East estate, E20 3BS

Takeaway and delivery

This canal-side, Hackney Wick vegan cafe are open for takeaway and local delivery.

They are also selling grocery and pantry boxes through their new ‘Mother Pantry‘ branch. Delivery for pantry items is currently only available to the following London postcodes: E3, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E15 and E20.

To place your order, email them at kitchen@mother.works by 12pm for next day collection of essentials and veg boxes.

Barge East

River Lea, Sweetwater Mooring, E9 5EN

Delivery, takeaway and collection

This 114-year-old Dutch barge on the River Lee are open for takeaway. You can view their menu here, which includes their enviable Sunday roast, delivered to E3, E9, E15 and E20 postcodes, or for those wishing to pick up directly. 

They are also opening their takeaway food truck, open Saturday and Sunday 12-7pm. From the 1 June 2020, their takeaway truck will be open seven days a week: in the evenings Monday to Friday and the afternoon to evening on the weekend. Order online or at the counter.

Gail’s Bakery

87 Lauriston Rd, London E9 7HJ

Collection

London bakery chain – Gail’s – has one branch situated in Victoria Park Village, sandwiched in between The Village Store and Village Organic London.

They sell cakes, bakes, bread and sandwiches and are open for takeaway 7.30am – 3.30pm daily. You can order from their website or call 02085331737.

The Deli Downstairs

211 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7JN

Delivery and collection

This well stocked deli sit just off the roundabout in Victoria Park Village, next to JCD Dry Cleaners.

For a range of fresh foods and pantry items, they are offering local delivery and collection. You can view their full menu over at their Instagram.

They are open 8am-7pm everyday (9am on Sundays). Email ORDERS@thedelidownstairs.co.uk to place your local delivery order.

Boulangerie Jade

79 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ

Collection

This French Artisan bakery and patisserie in Victoria Park Village offers the most exquisite cakes, including bakes for special occasions such as birthdays and weddings. Pro tip: their most popular option is their Croquembouche.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, pop in from 8.30 to 3.30pm as they are open for takeaway daily. You can order from their website here.

The Empress

130 Lauriston Rd, E9 7LH

Collection

Vicky Park Village’s high ceiling gastropub does the mother of all roasts. Luckily for us, they are now cooking this for takeaway.

Pick between roast beef, pork, vegan nut roast, cauliflower cheese and expect all the usual accompaniments: roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots and parsnips, spring beans and red cabbage. Top it off with sticky toffee pudding or Bakewell tart.

Choose a collection slot here and pop down to their establishment to pick up your roast with all the trimmings.

Hot tip: they are also selling range of wines and local craft beers for that perfect Sunday evening nightcap.

Pharmacies and other services

If you can’t find the medical supplies you need in supermarkets, or are unable to leave the house, why not give your local chemist a go? Plus, there are a few laundry services still operating.

I Hate Ironing

Open

They offer dry cleaning and laundry services in our area all without leaving your house. Place an order through their website and leave your laundry outside. They will collect, clean and deliver. 

Massingham Chemist

197-199 Roman Rd E2 0QY

Open and delivery

Massingham Chemist, on the Globe Town side of Roman Road, offers medical advice, prescriptions and supplies to the community. 

They are still open and are offering a delivery service for vulnerable people. They have hand sanitiser, masks, vitamins and over-the-counter paracetamol in stock. Contact and place orders on: 020 8980 2400

Their opening hours are: Monday – Wednesday 9am-6.30pm, Thursday – 9am-6pm, Friday – 9am-6.30pm, Saturday – 9am-5pm, Sunday – CLOSED

Sinclairs Pharmacy

557-559 Roman Rd E3 5EL

Open and delivery

Sinclairs Pharmacy, located at the market side of Roman Road, is still open but at the later time of 9 30am rather than 9am. They also offer delivery services for prescription drugs. Phone number: 020 8980 5743

Monday, 9.30 am-7pm, Tuesday 9.30am-7pm, Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Friday 9.30am-7pm, Saturday 9.30-5.30pm, Sunday closed.

Clockwork Pharmacy

215-217 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7HD

Open

The bright blue Clockwork Pharmacy opposite The Lauriston in Vicky Park Village are still open.

They are operating on a reduced service for only essential products and prescriptions. Their travel and vaccine clinic has temporarily closed.

Super Laundry Company

142 Roman Rd E2 0RY

Open and delivery

This laundry company is offering a number of special deals for the lockdown, including free delivery and for £20 they will pick up your dirty laundry, wash, dry, fold and deliver it back to you. 

They are open seven days a week from 9am – 9pm. Phone number is 07889 582013.

The Toy Box

223 Victoria Park Road E9 7HD

Delivery

If you’re in need of a playful fix, this Victoria Park Village toy store have uploaded all of their stock onto their Facebook into albums called ‘Stock 2020’.

You can Facebook message them, email loic@thetoyboxshop.co.uk or call 02085332879 to place your order and it will be delivered locally (including Roman Road residents).

SNAP

465 Roman Road, E3 5LX

Delivery

This colourful stationary and gift shop is taking orders for a selection of cards and gifts online through their website.

MS Express Ltd.

545 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5EL

Open (by appointment only)

This electronics store is closed but they are offering emergency phone fixing services by appointment only, to drop off and pick up your device. Time taken to fix phones will vary by make and model.

Text or call them at 07378434405.

Supermarkets and convenience stores

Independent supermarkets are booming on Roman Road. Check out which ones are open and where you can find them.

St. Sugar of London

Roman Road Square, Globe Town, E3 5JN

Open

St. Sugar of London – the over-a-decade-old stall from Roman Road market –is back! For your essential breaded items, head to their new location at Roman Road Square in Globe Town (they were previously at St Stephen’s Road) every Saturday.

Herbert’s Fruit and Veg Stall

112 Roman Rd, Globe Town, London E2 0RN

Open and delivery

Marc Herbert, from the longstanding fruit and vegetable stall in Globe Town Market, is now delivering grocery shop boxes to local postcodes Bethnal Green and Upminster) from 2pm onwards each day. Get in touch via a message on Instagram to place orders. Free delivery for E1, E2, E3 postcodes.

His stall is also open for those who are able to go out, for their essential grocery-supply trips from 8am to 2pm Tuesday to Saturday

Simply Fresh

201-203 Roman Road E2 0QY

Open and delivery

This friendly grocery store offers a range of organic and fresh produce and is open from 7am – 11pm. They are also offering a delivery service for the elderly and vulnerable that cannot leave their homes. Get in touch via phone (020 8981 2996) or by emailing (hello@simplyfreshe2.com).

Peckover Butchers

195 Roman Rd, London E2 0QY

Open and delivery

This neighbourhood butchery is open on weekdays and Saturday 7.15am  to 5.30pm. They are open for delivery and call and collect. Contact them on 020 8980 9555 to place orders

Akdeniz

606-608 Roman Rd E3 2RW

Open

Serving the Eastern end of Roman Road, and opposite Inci, this is the largest convenience store on Roman Road with a butchers counter and basement bakery producing baked Turkish goods. It has an entire shop-sized section dedicated to fruit and veg, selling fresh herbs and olives too.

6am-2am everyday. 

Inci

599 Roman Rd E3 2RR

Open

Also at the Eastern End of Roman Road, opposite Akdeniz, is Inci. This convenience store with very narrow aisles offers an impressive range of pulses, beans and pastas at the back of the shop.

7am-12am everyday apart from Sundays when they open at 8am.

Best Food Centre

417 Roman Rd E3 5QS

Recently expanded, one third of Best Food Centre is a dedicated fruit and vegetable grocery store selling a wide variety of produce including fancy mushrooms, olives, duck eggs, fresh herbs, baby aubergines, Turkish cucumbers and lots of tomato varieties. It doesn’t have a fresh meat counter but does offer sourdough bread delivered every day.

Open

Monday – Thursday 6am – 12am, Friday – Sunday 6am – 1am

Village Organic London

91 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ

Open

This earthy coloured supermarket sells organic and health foods, including fresh fruit and veg and tinned pantry items.

They are currently open weekdays 7am-8pm and 8am-8pm on the weekend.

Ginger Pig

99 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ

Open

For bespoke and high quality meats, head to this independent butchers. They sell meat on its own, as well as pies and sausage rolls.

The Ginger Pig are open for business 9am – 5pm during the week and Saturdays and 10am – 3pm on Sundays.

Hounds of Bow

347 Roman Road E3 5QR

Open

Hounds of Bow is an independent shop selling products for both dogs and cats. Their stock includes food, treats, beds and bedding, bowls, leads, shampoos, toys, brushes and much more.

They are open to customers needing essential pet supplies from Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-4pm. One customer is allowed in the shop at a time and they are only accepting card payments.

Doug’s Dogs

Open

1-3 Wager Street, Mile End, E3 4JD

This Mile End dog daycare centre, walking and training service has opened again with social distancing measures and controls in place and minimised travel. Check their website for more info and schedule.

Thompsons DIY

444 Roman Road E3 5LU

Open

Thompsons DIY, a family-run hardware store, is still open. They are running a reduced service where they open at 9am  and close at 3pm and are closed on Sundays. They are restricting customers by allowing three in at a time. They have masks, pet food and hand sanitiser in stock.

Paradise Cycles

63 Roman Road, London E2 0QN

Open

Flat tyre? Got another problem with your beloved bike? Don’t worry, the friendly staff of Paradise Cycle are here to help.

As they are currently servicing a lot of key workers they are remaining open, so if your favourite bicycle is in need of some urgent repairs, pop in.

At this time, they are not yet delivering. 

 


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9 thoughts on “Roman Road Shops during Lockdown: Open, Delivery or Collection

  • Love this list. Great that you’re supporting local businesses. If you do anything like this again, there are many more such as Doug’s Dogs (my company), the dog training, walking, daycare and grooming business on Bow Common Lane. All of our dog training, from puppy classes to advanced and senior and rescue dogs is now online using Zoom: https://www.dougsdogs.co.uk/booking

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    • We’ve reopened our daycare with careful controls and minimised travel. Existing clients and new dogs can join us for much needed socialisation, exercise and fun. Get in touch via the website for more info.

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  • Please add Mark’s fruit and veg stall on the square at Roman Road, the fishmongers there and Britannia pharmacy.
    Thanks.

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    • great list, thanks.
      here are some shops/pub doing delivery/takeaway

      vicolo Romano pizzeria
      Eleanor arms pub

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  • Great – a useful list.

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  • Does anyone know if the saucy kipper is open at the moment?

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    • I tried to go to the saucy kipper a few weeks ago and it was closed sadly. I really hope it reopens for takeaway soon!

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      • They are definitely back open again, I got some food from them last week!

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  • Really useful list. It’s good to support our local businesses at this time! Thanks .

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