With London on lockdown, booking tables at restaurants and bars is something of a no-go right now. While there’s a whole bunch of top-notch places delivering to your door, here's how to up the ante by doing something a little different to support them. From comfy tees and coffee cups perfect for working from home to magazines and desserts to make self-isolation that bit sweeter, this is our guide to the best merch to buy from your local London bars and restaurants.
Hip-hop tunes and gourmet chicken waffles aren’t the only things giving Sweet Chick street cred. From collaborations with top brands like Bricks and Wood and Vans to tees inspired by rap lyrics and swagged out ski masks, there’s plenty to shout about here.
One of London’s most recognised wine bars, Noble Rot is the Bloomsbury favourite that has its own magazine and merch. Think china mugs and cheeky tote bags that'll really stand out.
Pioneering Jewish classics in London, Monty’s Deli is a gem on Earlham Street. While you can’t get to the Covent Garden spot right at this minute, you can recreate their signatures with beef brisket pastrami, salt beef and part-baked bagels, as well as a pickle t-shirt delivered right to your door.
Locked up 'cos they won't let you out? Alcotraz know's just how you feel. Rep for your favourite immersive cocktail experience with one of these orange hoodies that'll keep you cosy while you're cooped up.
Massive 22-inch pies aren’t the only thing that this NYC-style slinger has going for it. From cute AF babygrows to pizza tees and skater caps, Voodoo Ray’s is serving up slices and style in equal measure.
Temple of Seitan
Came for the plant-based goods? While their remaining food stock is being distributed to local charities in Camden and Homerton, you can do your bit to support Temple of Seitan with a mix of t-shirts, totes and enamel pins.
Chin Chin Labs
Just because you can’t head to Chin Chin in person, doesn’t mean that you’ve gotta miss out on their tongue-in-cheek creations. Head online for chai carrot cake, strawberry chocolate bites and tubes of gold popping candy, as well as ice cream totes and DIY hot chocolate.
Among the most Instagrammed London restaurant merchandise out there is Bao’s collection of simple tote bags, artsy posters and cocktail-printed tees. Oh, and did we mention that a limited edition teapot sculpture by co-founder Erchen Chang is up for grabs?
Not only is The Sun Tavern keeping your thirst at bay with bottled beers, spirits and a bespoke 'quarantini kit' (we're talking old fashioneds, negronis and boulevardiers), but the Bethnal Green hotspot has also got lucky dip style t-shirts, with 100% of profits going towards supporting the team.
Bringing you your daily dose of organic oat milk, CBD oil and cold brew coffee, Minor Figures have got your back. If that’s not enough, then check out the beanies, pins, clothing, ceramic drippers and reusable KeepCups.
Bite Me Burger
When they’re not spearheading the tiny bun revolution, Bite Me Burger are delivering boxes of mini burgers, as well as baseball caps, crew neck sweatshirts and hoodies… all the gear you could need for a cosy day of working from home.
Rep for Tottenham Hale’s Beavertown Brewery with a sick selection of merch that spans everything from intergalactic beanies and skull logo bucket hats to t-shirts sporting much-loved beers like Neck Oil and Gamma Ray.
Bone marrow and lamb sweetbreads aren’t the only things that St. John is renowned for. The nose-to-tail meat icon also sells snug logo tees and rompers for the little ones, so you and the family can hunker down in matching style.
Not only are Yard Sale Pizza delivering tasty slices to Clapton, Finsbury Park, Hackney Road, Leytonstone and Walthamstow, but they’re also selling chilli scarves and t-shirts in collaboration with the likes of Jessie Ware and Loyle Carner.
East London vegan favourite CookDaily is charging through with lockdown deliveries (think chickn and mushroom pies and high grade veggies), while their website gives you the chance to snap up a bunch of branded tees.
East London's Signature Brew has all sorts of merch including long sleeve t-shirts, totes, beanies and glasses. The team is also getting creative to keep the beer flowing in your home, with cans and gifts packs alongside creating The Pub in a Box, which supports musicians who’ve had their tours cancelled.
As Grind’s roastery remains open, the coffee pros are shipping coffee every day. That means compostable coffee pods and letterbox-friendly refills through your door; ideal for using with one of their reusable bamboo coffee cups.
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