Not my usual type of post, but I’m a huge foodie and appreciate quality food so last month I decided to take part in the #SupermarketSiesta involving an army of online brands and independent producers.

Their mission is simple, “This September we’re joining forces to highlight the quality and convenience of buying from specialists, and to explain how new business models ensure our farmers and producers get a fair deal. We’re challenging consumers to swap a few regular supermarket items for artisan produce sourced directly from specialists. If we can pull this off, a whole new online high street will bring our farmers, butchers, bakers and producers into UK homes, and prove that there is an opportunity to Buy Better, Live Better.”

The specialists I replaced my supermarket shop with this month were FISH FOR THOUGHT and MARKET PORTER.

FISH FOR THOUGHT

“Our aim is simple – to bring you the finest fresh fish and seafood direct from Cornwall. We are committed to local, sustainable sourcing, working only with the best local fishermen and seafood suppliers. We guarantee everything we do and are confident you can’t get fresher fish unless you catch it yourself!”

MARKET PORTER

“We love great food. That’s it.
The stuff we were buying in the supermarkets just wasn’t cutting it. We were getting frustrated with never quite finding what we wanted, or knowing where it came from. So we made it our mission to find great food ourselves, and make sure everyone else could share it.”

I can’t rate these two companies more, obviously you need to try it yourself to believe it – the proof is in the pudding as they say, but you can 100% taste the difference in the meat and the fish in comparison to being bought from the big supermarket – subscription boxes where do I sign up?

FISH FOR THOUGHT

CORNISH CRAB LINGUINE

WHAT YOU GET

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WHAT YOU SERVE UP

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CORNISH LOBSTER MAC ‘N’ CHEESE

WHAT YOU GET

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WHAT YOU SERVE UP

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MOROCCAN FISH TANGINE, COUSCOUS AND ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

WHAT YOU GET

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WHAT YOU SERVE UP

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MARKET PORTER

FEED THE FAMILY BOX

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