SMEs have been hard hit by the pandemic, and provide employment to over nine million of the 10 million people employed in South Africa according to Stats SA. So what we can do to support them? Let’s start by shopping local – whether it’s in stores or online, and encourage our friends and family to do the same.
Here are a few favourites:
Visit their online shop for fresh farm produce which is ethically and locally sourced. All meat and dairy products are free range and pasture fed; they have a great vegan range; deli products and a bakery. They currently deliver to Cape Town CBD and surrounds, Atlantic Seaboard, Hout Bay and the Southern Suburbs.
Situated at the top of Kloof Street, this friendly neighbourhood café is open for table service again. They also have a ‘supper club’ – selling homemade family meals to be enjoyed at home.
One of our local residents is making delicious lemony goods including lemon curd, gin lemon curd & a limited number of limoncello marinades, made with homemade limoncello, herbs, zest, honey and garlic. You can place orders via Facebook and delivery is free in the city bowl and Atlantic Seaboard.
Next time you’re at the Lifestyle Centre on Kloof Street, pop in to the Reader’s Warehouse at the top of the escalators. Their staff are warm and friendly, and they have a wide array of well-priced books, board games and notebooks. They also have lovely recipe books which make perfect gifts!
The Dish Food & Social team create a weekly menu of wholesome dishes, which are priced at R250 for four, or R150 for two. They only charge R25 for delivery, and you can also collect directly from them, and they’ll bring your order out to your car. Don’t miss their Christmas in July feast, which will be delivered on 25 July. It’s a perfect way to treat your family or house mates.
Let us know what other local businesses you’re supporting through lockdown so we can feature them on our Facebook page.