Global cuisine websites
This list is handy for anyone who fancies a taste of foreign climes without venturing beyond their front door – websites that make it possible to order pre-prepared dishes or authentic produce from the UK and abroad at the touch of a button.
A wondrous selection of foods from every corner of the world, and they ship to the UK.
: (Website pending) A fantastic American site with menus, recipes and cooking instructions – along with thousands of products.
: This West Country shop sells online too – there’s a wide selection of ethnic foods and recipes on offer.
: French, Italian and local produce.
Bread and honey
: Home delivery of set hot and cold meals and catering platters, including delicious breakfasts, sandwiches and mezze.
Banquet in a box
: Suppliers of top quality gourmet food throughout the UK; delivery in 48 hours.
: Modern British food – hot, healthy and delivered to your door.
Beautiful artisan produce – the very best of British.
Eat Great Meat
High quality beef sourced from mainly from Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.
Forman and Field
Fresh seasonal British food that includes picnic hampers and range of pre-prepared meals from ‘The delicatessen’
Independent Gourmet Foods
Supplier of fresh foods such as fish, chicken, beef and vegetarian dishes.
Fish in a box
A fresh fish delivery service that offers a convenient way to incorporate a healthy choice of fresh fish, seafood, and shellfish into your diet.
A range of Gourmet Food Boxes chosen for home delivery that are ready to cook; ideal for busy food lovers who want to eat healthily and ethically.
British Corner Shop
6000 popular British food products delivered worldwide. Great for ex-pats hankering after Marmite.
: Upmarket online Italian deli service based in Italy.
I Love Mangio
: Luxury Italian food direct from Italy.
: Lots of organic and award-winning products; reasonable delivery charges.
: Gourmet Italian foods, plus ceramics, jewellery, skincare and more.
: Quality Italian food used by top restaurants, including fresh pasta.
: The famous restaurant chain also has a regional online shop.
Veru: Truly Sicilian
: Deli food with a Sicilian edge.
Seeds of Italy:
Italian seeds to grow at home.
: Delivers fine French food from London’s Borough Market.
: UK delivery of artisan french food and gift hampers of French food.
Eat French Food
: Gourmet food company that offers free delivery in London and hampers.
: Interesting site that includes organic French produce and molecular gastronomy kits produced by three Michelin-star restaurant, El Bulli.
: French food supermarket that delivers nationwide (London delivery free for orders over £35).
Flavours of Spain
: Fine foods with a focus on seasonality, sustainability and organic produce.
Tapas in a Box
: Excellent authentic tapas; the Party Box is a great idea for a celebration.
: Classic Spanish food importers that also sells tableware.
: Online Spanish deli selling wine and customised hampers. Delivers to most of Europe.
Orce Serrano Hams
: Comprehensive deli site selling great quality hams, plus other Spanish produce.
Spanish Food UK
: The Tapas Lunch Company’s blog includes Spanish recipes, reviews, buying guides and shop.
: Purveyors of German treats – also have a shop and stall at London’s Borough Market.
: German bakers that also sell groceries and frozen food. Delivery in the UK only.
: Specialists in German sausages.
: A great range of Scandi cheeses, along with tasting notes and facts to impress your mates.
Malmo Nordic Dining
: Unusual speciality foods from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, with recipes and info.
The Greek Deli
: UK-based online deli that delivers to most UK postcodes.
: Greek food and ingredients including fresh dips and yogurt.
: Greek specialities, wine and foodie wedding favours.
: Quality specialist Greek wines delivered to your door.
: Order a wide range of Bulgarian products here- including cheeses and meats, plus Russian and Polish goods.
: The translation on this site is sketchy, but there’s a nice little range of products and a scrummy cake shop.
: Moroccan online shop that delivers food and spices.
: Turkish cuisine and kitchenware.
Arabica Food & Spice Co.
: Fabulous and unusual meze, spice blends and rubs, roasted nuts, vinegars, condiments and more besides.
: Extremely comprehensive site, with in-depth info and advice and a wealth of products to order online.
South African Shop Online
: A serious collection of goodies from biltong to all manner of weird and wonderful tinned goodies.
: Covers Saffa, Aussie and Kiwi foods- with a huge range of each.
The South African Shop
: Visit different online ‘shops’ within this site to buy fish, meat, fruit & veg, pantry items and booze.
: Lots of food bits and bobs to buy, with folklore and info on South African culinary history and methodology.
Australia Shop Online
: The online home of the iconic Covent Garden store- check out the unusual condiments and sauces, along with Aussie pies!
Great Aussie Food
: Offers ‘the tantalising taste’ of Australian cuisine- everything from biscuits to baking ingredients and storecupboard items.
Sells Chinese, Thai, and Malaysian cuisine; order online and choose day and time of delivery within London.
: Online facility of the fab Piccadilly shop, stocking over 800 food products- not to mention drink, gadgets and books.
: Japanese food, drink, books and cookware- and a range of recipes to try it all out with!
: Everything you need to cook Japanese food, plus dishes to serve it all up in, and cookbooks for inspiration.
Offers contemporary Japanese cuisine and sushi – provides a home delivery service and catering.
: All you could ever need to create an authentic Thai banquet, including fresh produce, tableware and even flowers!
: A mind-boggling range of Chinese and other Oriental goodies, with a huge recipe library and online forum to boot.
: The online store of London’s largest Chinese supermarket network is another goldmine- there’s not much you won’t find here.
: No online shopping, but info on their UK shops and lots on food, tradition and etiquette in the ‘culture’ section.
Homemade packs of Indian vegetarian food, delivered to your door step. Weekly menu available.
Spices of India
: Indian food, spices, sweets, cooking ingredients, utensils and recipes.
: Spice kits, condiments, beverages, pulses, recipes and tonnes more.
: Bills itself as ‘The Real Taste of America in the UK’. Heavy emphasis on candy, but there’s baking goods and groceries, too.
Let’s Eat Direct
: Great for hard-to-find American ingredients like liquid smoke, corn syrup (essential for the best pecan pie) and Old Bay seasoning.
: Many Mexican ingredients are notoriously elusive- this site’s got everything you’ve struggled to source.
Cool Chile Co.
:The online store of the Borough Market stall. All things chilli, plus everything else for a South American feast.
Caribbean Food Emporium
: A thorough guide to Caribbean food and drink, with plentiful online shop, recipes and resources.
: Sauces, marinades and chutneys from the family company- along with their own recipes.
: Great resource with fresh produce galore and a huge range of all things tropical for mail order.
: Caribbean marinades and sauces – made in Devon.
Do you know of any good produce websites?
Debra, the web editor with your recommendation.