13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit the travel and F&B industry hard. Companies that used to service hotel’s and their booked-out brunches, weekend buffets and the like are now pivoting to offer their high quality produce direct to the consumer. Specialty and niche stores and concepts that used to welcome dedicated fans through their doors, have now hurried to make their products shoppable online.

Below, we’ve highlighted 13 local groceries and specialty food suppliers that offer unique produce and online shopping delivered direct to your door. So next time you want to create something special or elevate your home cooking a little, give one a try – many are surprisingly reasonably priced, sometimes even offering cheaper prices than big chain supermarkets…

Note: We will keep this guide updated with any new things we find so be sure to bookmark it and check back!


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

1004 Gourmet

Delivering to: Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, RAK, Ajman, Ruwais, Barakah, & Al Ain.

Good for: High quality Asian ingredients supplied to the city’s top Japanese restaurants (including the likes of Nobu, Zuma and Novikov) – and now direct to your door via their online shop.

Insider tips: The store has a Korean beauty and cosmetics section perfect for any skincare fanatic as well as The Huntr approved specialty coffee shop, Kaffe Bloom.

How to order: Online here

Read The Huntr’s full 1004 Gourmet review and see all of the pictures here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

ButcherShop

Delivering to: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.

Good for: Quality meats sold in bulk at affordable prices – including expertly curated burger and BBQ essentials.

Insider tips: ButcherShop stocks Martin’s Potato Buns, the same used by Shake Shack, at the lowest price we’ve seen in Dubai. The shop also offers free delivery for orders over 300AED.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Casinetto

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Fresh and authentic Italian ingredients – including dairy, fruits and veggies, pasta and rice, frozen goods, meat, seafood, poultry and more.

Insider tips: Casinetto offers next day delivery for any orders made before 3pm.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Chef at Home

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Restaurant quality ingredients delivered right to your door step – including a special diet range, which offers a large variety of vegan creations.

Insider tips: Chef at Home offers next day delivery for orders made before 5pm. Free delivery for orders above 275AED.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Chef2Chef

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Restaurant quality ingredients at wholesale prices. Chef2Chef also offers ready made solutions for easy home cooking – including pizza dough and ready-to-cook pasta creations.

Insider tips: Orders require 24-48 hour lead time. Free shipping for over 250AED in Dubai and 350AED in RAK.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Classic Deli

Delivering to: Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Good for: High quality, gourmet ingredients, Classic Fine Foods has been delivering to the UAE’s best restaurants and hotels since it first opened in 2006.

Insider tips: Classic Deli offers next day delivery for orders made before 3pm in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Les Gastronomes

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Gourmet ingredients and food items including a dedicated ‘cheese room’, caviar, truffles and foie gras, meat, seafood, baked goods and more.

Insider tips: Orders require 48 hour lead time with a cut-off time at 2pm. There is no delivery charge, however, Les Gastronomes has a minimum order of 250AED.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Maison Duffour

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Fresh, premium ingredients including pork, free-range French poultry, French cheeses and more.

Insider tips: Orders require 24 hour lead time. Daily cut-off time at 3pm. Make sure to check out Maison Duffour’s delivery info here, for details on delivery days and timings.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Secrets Fine Foods

Delivering to: Every UAE Emirate except Fujairah.

Good for: Fresh ingredients sourced from organic, local farms and French goods imported from the best suppliers.

Insider tips: Make sure to check out Secrets Fine Food’s delivery info here, for details on delivery days and timings.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Fishbox

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Fresh seafood, delivered from the market to your doorstep in 48 hours.

Insider tips: Fishbox delivers all fish to the client’s specification, whether you want it whole and cleaned or in pre-portioned fillets, just let them know. They do not offer same day delivery and are closed on Fridays.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Prime Gourmet

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Fine quality meats and gourmet food items.

Insider tips: Make sure to check out Prime Gourmet’s FAQ here, for details on minimum order requirements for free delivery by Emirate.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Ripe

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: Fresh and organic ingredients at reasonable prices, including fruits and veggies, dry goods, special diet products and more.

Insider tips: Make sure to check out Ripe’s delivery info here, for details on delivery days and timings.

How to order: Online here


13 of the Best Homegrown Groceries and Specialty Food Suppliers offering online orders and deliveries in the UAE

Soil Store

Delivering to: Everywhere in the UAE.

Good for: A varied selection of healthy food and drinks with a key focus on clean living. Plus supplements, household products and more.

Insider tips: Soil ships their products worldwide. Here in the UAE they accept cash on delivery or card payments.

How to order: Online here


Compiled by Mila Zafirovic exclusively for The Huntr