Where you can still get Christmas food ahead in Tier 4

Been left with an empty fridge due to tier changes? How to get festive essentials in as little as 30 minutes and a turkey as late as Christmas Eve thanks to delivery services from the likes of Morrisons and Uber Eats

  • Boris Johnson plunged millions into lockdown ‘cancelling Christmas’  on Sunday
  • Many have been left with little notice and empty fridges with just days to go
  • There are also fears of shortages and stockpiling ahead as ports are tied up
  •  Many suppliers have stocked up, meaning those in Tier 4 can pick up last minute turkey and trimmings ahead of Friday

Millions of Britons have been forced to changed their Christmas plans last minute after Boris Johnson plunged London and the south east into Tier 4 lockdown this weekend, leaving many with empty fridges ahead of December 25. 

The chaos has triggered fears of shortages of festive food ahead of Christmas, with  shoppers queuing at supermarkets from 5.50am this morning to stock up on essentials following the news.

Sainsbury’s has warned of several popular items being unavailable over the coming days,  noting gaps in supply of lettuce, salad leaves, cauliflowers, broccoli and citrus fruit.

To tackle fears, several companies, including Uber Eats and Morrisons, are stepping in with emergency packages to stop people from missing out on supplies for cooking on Christmas Day. 

Customers in Tier 4 areas will be able to order a full turkey for just £20 or £10 for a turkey crown from today until Christmas Eve, while stocks last through the Robin Collective on the Uber Eats app in London.

Meanwhile, food delivery apps including SUPPER, Deliveroo, FoodHub, and JustEat are staying open on Christmas Day to keep people who don’t fancy cooking going hungry. 

But, if you want to cook and you’re stuck in Tier 4 with no turkey or trimmings with three days to go, where can you go? 

Here, FEMAIL reveals the places delivering last minute essential supplies… 

WHERE CAN YOU STILL PICK UP LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SUPPLIES AHEAD OF LOCKDOWN CHANGES? 

UBER EATS: EMERGENCY TURKEYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE

‘Emergency turkeys’  are available for delivery on Uber Eats.

Customers in Tier 4 areas will be able to order a full turkey for just £20 or £10 for a turkey crown from today until Christmas Eve, while stocks last through the Robin Collective on the Uber Eats app in London.

The poultry will be delivered frozen, in thermal bags to keep protected and to be cooked at home. They will also be delivered with fresh seasonal vegetables and a specially made stuffing mix. 

Toussaint Wattinne, General Manager of Uber Eats in the UK told FEMAIL: ‘Christmas is somewhat different this year, especially for those who suddenly find themselves in tier four without being able to see friends and family. 

‘It may be far from perfect this year, but being able to order an Emergency Turkey along with the trimmings will help people in Tier 4 make the most of Christmas at an affordable price.

‘We will continue to offer customers across the country the best choice of food, grocery, convenience and alcohol deliveries throughout the festive and new year periods.’ 

MORRISONS: EMERGENCY TURKEYS & TRIMMINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE

This Christmas, Morrisons is delivering the most commonly forgotten festive essentials. In just 30-minutes, those much-needed items that can go under the radar until required can be delivered to doorsteps via Deliveroo.

This Christmas, Morrisons is delivering the most commonly forgotten festive essentials. In just 30-minutes, those much-needed items that can go under the radar until required can be delivered to doorsteps via Deliveroo.

The move will allow customers to spend more time relaxing and remove any last-minute panic. Forgotten items will be delivered until 5:30pm on Christmas Eve and will be available again from 10.00am on Boxing Day.

Items available include Sellotape for last-ditch present wrapping; batteries for games or new presents and easily forgotten items from the Christmas dinner itself like gravy and stuffing. Even turkeys and the trimmings are available through the service for those who are having to adapt their Christmas plans.

The service will be available in 182 stores across the UK and orders can be placed through the Deliveroo app or website from December 21st until 24th December, with a £4.50 delivery charge and 49p service fee. All deliveries will be contact-free to promote safety.

The full list of products available as part of the Morrisons Deliveroo last-minute Christmas items are:

  • Turkey 
  • Turkey baking tray
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Sellotape
  • Batteries (AA/AAA)
  • Matches
  • Tin foil
  • Cling film
  • Parsnips
  • Carrots
  • Roast Spuds
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Custard powder
  • Condensed milk
  • Evaporated milk
  • The Best Clementine Bucks Fizz
  • The Best Prosecco / Champagne
  • Bin Bags

Amy Bishop, who is responsible for Deliveroo at Morrisons told FEMAIL: ‘Everyone is so busy at this time of year that it can be easy to forget about things until you really need them. At that point, the thought of leaving the house and heading back to the shops can add to the stress. Thanks to our partnership with Deliveroo you can order those forgotten items straight to your door and get back to the festive celebrations.’ 

DELIVEROO: TURKEYS, TRIMMINGS & DESSERTS

Deliveroo has national UK coverage with on-demand delivery partnerships from Co-op, Aldi, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Majestic Wine, Farmdrop, Daylesford Organic, Wholefoods, all have special Christmas categories and bundles on the app alongside their everyday essentials. 

Find everything from mince pies to prosecco and port, Brussel sprouts cheeses and pigs in blankets to whole turkeys and more. 

Sainsbury’s are offering 35p festive vegetables, as well as mince pies, pigs in blankets, Christmas puddings and smoked salmon. 

If you’re still without a turkey, Morrisons are stocking turkeys on Deliveroo, with 130 stores on the app across the UK reaching 6.8million Brits. 

From today, Londoners can also find a limited-edition range of organic and locally sourced Christmas birds on Deliveroo in Farmdrop’s Christmas Turkeys store, ranging from 3kg, 4kg, 5kg and 7kg bronze turkeys and 120 day fosse cockerels. 

Waitrose, also have food available on Deliveroo and Rapid, including meat and veg for Christmas Day.

Meanwhile, Marks & Spencers have a  ‘All The Trimmings Tray Bake’ – which includes all of your Christmas Day sides in one tray ready to pop in the oven, for only £5.

It includes diced potatoes, carrots, parsnips and shredded sprouts with chipolatas, bacon lardons and pork and onion stuffing. It serves 4 and cooks in just 25 minutes. 

SUPPER: DELIVERING HIGH END SUPPLIES UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE

Harrods Food Hall’s options include their ready to cook range which includes: Beef Wellington (pictured) Salmon en Croute, Prawn cocktails as well as charcuterie and cheese platter.

SUPPER London, the premium delivery platform (usually delivers restaurant food such as Nobu and Hakassan) also works with Harrods food hall, Fortnum & Mason and Daylesford to deliver ready to cook meals and produce to Londoner’s door within the hour.

They will be delivering until late evening on Christmas Eve. 

Harrods Food Hall’s options include their ready to cook range which includes: Beef Wellington, Salmon en Croute, Prawn cocktails as well as charcuterie and cheese platter. 

For really premium shopping, Beluga caviar complete with blinis, Goose Fois Gras, gravadlax can all be delivered via the app. 

Champagne and alcohol is also available.

Similarly, Fortnums at Home available via the app has a range of ready to eat and ready to cook dishes, including wellington, salmon en croute as well as all their Christmas biscuits and drinks.

Daylesford is listed on SUPPER which means Christmas pudding and Yule log can be delivered to your door.

Similarly, Fortnums at Home available via the app has a range of ready to eat and ready to cook dishes, including wellington, salmon en croute as well as all their Christmas biscuits and drinks.

NOTTING HILL MEAT & FISH SHOP: DELIVERING TURKEY AND SEAFOOD UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE 

Notting Hill Meat & Fish Shop had originally pre-allocated all turkey’s but since the government announcement and Tier 4 they have managed to secure some extra supplies for those people staying in London.

Notting Hill Meat & Fish Shop had originally pre-allocated all turkey’s but since the government announcement and Tier 4 they have managed to secure some extra supplies for those people staying in London.

These can be pre-ordered and picked up until 24th.

The restaurant has ordered an extra 1000 oysters and 100 shucking blades, 100kg of scallops in the shell and 50kg live langoustines for last minute orders to make their own shellfish platters too.

 Cru8: DELIVERING CHRISTMAS CAKE UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY

Cru8 offers a nutritious Christmas Cake which is a healthy twist on the classic and is available to order on Christmas Eve to be delivered on Christmas Day. 

Cru8 offers a nutritious Christmas Cake which is a healthy twist on the classic and is available to order on Christmas Eve to be delivered on Christmas Day.

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