How to Support Soho During COVID-19

Soho is the home to many niche independent businesses and labels, here is how to show them your support...

During these uncertain times there are a lot of ways to help support your most loved Soho businesses, from food delivery to online shopping and gift vouchers. Here are some of the current offerings as well as ways you can help support the work of the NHS and community projects...

Please note these offers are changing daily and are subject to change, be sure to follow @thisissoho for the latest information.

Community Projects and Supporting the NHS

During the current climate, support for the community and NHS is of the utmost importance, and the shops and restaurants of  Soho are amongst those doing their part to help key workers and the most vulnerable.

Bone Daddies have been supporting The Felix Project, a charity delivering food to frontline schools and charities, the restaurant have recently donated a large amount of their surplus food towards the initalitve. 

Mildreds are dedicated to supporting their community and NHS workers and are delivering 400 of their nutritionally balanced vegetarian and vegan meals per week to four London hospitals.  The team have already raised over £5,000, their initial goal for the initiative, and you can continue to support them via their GoFundMe page here.

Iconic Italian delicatessen, Lina Stores have raised over £21k to help those in need during the pandemic, translating to roughly 8,000 free meals, through their GoFundMe page here. For every £10,000 raised they can provide 4,000 extra meals. Grocery deliveries will also be available to all in the coming weeks with Lina Stores’ popular deli products, including olive oil, dry pasta and tinned tomatoes.

Hair salon BLEACH will also be making donations towards NHS Charities Together. 

Oliver Spencer want to raise the importance of all charities that  need our support.Contemorary fashion brand Oliver Spencer are now doanting 10% of all online sales to Shine Cancer Support. They want to raise awareness of other charities that still need our help.  Shop online here

Crosstown Doughnuts are working on operation #Doughnation. Through nonations they are delivering doughnuts to frontline healthcare workers. Find out more and dough-nate here. 

Fashion & Lifestyle 

There are still so many ways to shop online and get your purchases delivered straight to your door. Some brands are even offering free delivery, these include, Axel Arigato, Cass Art (on orders over £50), END., Folk, Sandqvist, The Collection and Wood Wood. 

Some unique shopping offers include - 

Ace & Tate - Virtually try on their glasses here

Axel Arigato - Launch of the Marathon Slipper. Shop here

BLEACH London - Take their quiz to be in with a chance of taking part in their next Hair Party with exclusive guests.

Cass Art - Get creative at home with a new supply of art materials. Shop Cass Art here.

Reckless Records - Listen to their Lockdown playlist at home here.

Food & Drink 

A great way to support businesses is to buy vouchers that you can use when they re-open. Restaurants offering vouchers include Ember Yard, Dirty Bones, Lina Stores and Kricket. 

Crosstown Dougnuts - Get fresh fruit, veg, bread and of course doughnuts straight to your door with the Crosstown Collective grocery boxes.

Dirty Bones - Buy £100 worth of gift vouchers and they will double it to £200. 

Kricket - Spend £250 or more on their gift vouchers and they will add 20% on top. You can also bring Kricket to your kitchen with their cookbook

Shoryu - You can shop here for fresh Asain cooking ingredients. 

Tapas Brindisa - Cook at home and share your photos using #BrindisaCooks and you could be in with a chance to win £100 for dinner for two. Find their recipes over on their Instagram.  You can also buy their cookbook

temper - Buy gift vouchers for their restaurant now and they will double the value once they re-open. Providing the vouchers are bought whilst they are closed. 

The Real Greek - Make tasty greek food at home with their Instagram recipes with Tonia Buxton. 

Yumchaa - Order their tea online to enjoy at home. Shop here