Behind the Business: The Grange Grocer

June 3, 2020

"Food delivery is even more essential than ever"

The Grange Grocer are offering a plastic free grocery delivery service covering Edinburgh, Portobello and Leith, with next day delivery when you order before 10pm. Products include fruit and veg boxes, eggs, dairy and flour, coffee and biscuits, and hand sanitiser. 


We asked The Grange Grocer’s owner, part-time tour guide Sandy Bloomer, how he and the business were getting on in lockdown. 


What inspired you to start your business?

When coronavirus hit, I realised that food delivery was even more essential than ever, especially for vulnerable and older people. I started The Grange Grocer to help deliver healthy veggies and fruit boxes to our community.


How has your business adapted to lockdown?

We are contactless so we leave the boxes and walk back to a safe distance. The customer gets a notification and we thank them from afar.

The Grange Grocer interior with pastries


What positives are you taking from the lockdown experience?

Interacting with all our lovely customers and knowing that we are making a positive impact to our community and economy at this time.


Which other local businesses would you recommend?

I would champion Just Be Botanicals, Farm Shop Edinburgh, and The Source Coffee.


What's the first thing you'll do once lockdown is over?

Go to the beach!


For more information on The Grange Grocer, you can visit their site or follow them on Instagram.


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