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The New Milk Round: London Businesses Delivering Goods The Old Fashioned Way

The New Milk Round: London Businesses Delivering Goods The Old Fashioned Way

Image: Hej Coffee

The humble milk spherical has skilled fairly the resurgence in recent times, particularly in London. What was as soon as a dwindling commerce, struggling to compete with grocery store costs and comfort, started to increase. Drawn in by its inexperienced credentials, a brand new technology of Londoners have found the nostalgic pleasure of getting dairy delivered to the doorstep (it would not damage that these old style milk floats are extremely Instagrammable, both).

Now, all kinds of different companies are beginning to get in on the motion. Here are six milk round-esque supply providers that convey all the things from kombucha to bathtub bombs to Londoners. How many have you ever tried?


Sustainable supply service Charrli companions with impartial London manufacturers to convey you goodies from the likes of KILO on Holloway Road, Nunhead’s BYO and Re:Store in Clapton. There’s a concentrate on sustainable magnificence merchandise right here (assume pure physique butters and shampoo bars), however you can even order pantry objects like dried fruits and olive oil, plus eco-friendly cleansing merchandise.

Choose how usually you need to replenish your inventory and — in most components of London — Charrli will ship it accordingly in resuable or recyclable packaging, by way of e-bike or e-truck.


Like Charrli, Circla is targeted on sustainable magnificence, stocking manufacturers like Bramley, Upcircle and Malako. Each product comes with a advisable refill frequency, however you possibly can regulate this in line with your wants, or go for a one-off buy and take a look at one thing new.

Circla at the moment delivers to all Zone 1 and Zone 2 postcodes by way of e-vehicle. Your goodies will likely be decanted into glass bottles and introduced in a good-looking canvas bag. Come refill day, all it is advisable to do is go away your empties inside your bag for Circla to gather.

Hej Coffee

Another London firm searching for an finish to single-use plastics is Hej Coffee. Businesses and wholesalers can purchase freshly roasted espresso in reusable containers and get it delivered to their premises by the attractive Ernie, an orignal 1963 milk float.

Kompassion Kombucha

Fancy becoming a member of the Kombucha Klub? Using zero-emissions cargo bikes, Kompassion Kombucha delivers quite a lot of flavours together with Scotch bonnet, elderflower and tarragon in reusable glass bottles to nearly all of London postcodes. All you must do is keep in mind to place your empties out on assortment day.

Parker Dairies

Ok, so this one’s a little bit of a cheat, as a result of it’s really a milk spherical. But Parker Dairies can be a complete lot greater than that. Based in Woodford Green, this impartial family-owned dairy  now affords a variety of plant-based alternate options on high of cows’ milk, plus artisan honey, glowing water and even compost. We spoke to one in every of their milk float drivers a few years again — this is what he needed to say about their evolving service.

Parker Dairies delivers to quite a lot of London postcodes – contact them by way of their web site to see if that features your gaff.

161 Food + Drink

Live in south London? Like wine? You have to know concerning the 161 Milk Round. This Kirkdale wine store delivers each single bottles and instances throughout the capital on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with free supply for all SE and most SW postcodes. 161 Food + Drink additionally collects donations for Lewisham Foodbank — simply go away any objects you want to offer  you will discover a listing of what is most urgently wanted right here) in your doorstep, and your courier will decide it up when dropping off your plonk.