Keep shopping small

In these strange times we find ourselves in our wonderful local businesses need us more than ever before. Although their doors are closed, so many are still offering their services, so if you can, please do support them.

I'm building a directory of all the small business offerings below so it's all in one place, and I'll keep adding to it...

If you're a local Essex business owner still doing your thing, please drop me a line to contactmadeinessex@gmail.com and I'll add you X

Food & Drink


Osborne's- Fishmongers
Traditional retail fishmonger and 5th generation family run cockle and whelk processor, delivering fresh fish & shellfish.Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

Call 01702 477387 to order


Harrisons - Butchers
Family run butchers, delivering locally sourced free-range meat & poultry. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery 

Call 01702 711523 to order



Vino Vero - Wine/Spirits

Stockist of wine (mostly organic & vegan friendly), craft beers, artisan gins & other spirits. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery within 5 miles (with £40 minimum spend)

vinovero.co.uk to order


Pot Herbs- Greengrocers
A local greengrocers delivering fruit & veg boxes. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery 

01702 478250 to order


All fired up - Pizza packs
Frying Pan Pizza packs, £10 each - includes everything you need to make a delicious margherita at home..
2 homemade dough balls, homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil & dusting flour.

Available to SSO and SS9 postcodes

Free local contactless delivery

07891 656003 to order


Milly's Deli Cafe
Deli cafe, selling an array of delights including pasta, rice & cheeses. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free contactless delivery 

01702 474373 to order


Flour and Spoon - Bakery
Artisan bakery delivering fresh bread, including their award winning sourdough, plus other essentials. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

flourandspoon.com to order


The Refill Room
The first zero waste shop in Essex, selling a huge selection of produce including cereals, pastas, dried fruits and nuts. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Delivery to SS0 and SS9 postcodes

01702 474431 to order

Shops


Argosy Toys - Toy shop
Family run toy shop established over 70 years ago, with a huge range of toys for all ages.Based in Westcliff

Free local contactless delivery

argosytoys.co.uk


Ruby & Willow - Kidswear
Preloved kids clothes & ethically sourced brands for your little ones. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

rubyandwillowkids.co.uk


Boni Vee- Hardware
Local hardware store selling cleaning products, paints and DIY bits and pieces. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

To order
instagram.com/boniveehardware


OtherLetters - Party ware
Party ware and decor, including personalised cake toppers & banners. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

otherletters.co.uk


Castle Collection - Jewellery
Handmade personalised jewellery & gifts. Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

castlecollection.co.uk 


The Dress Maker - Fabrics
Fabric & Haberdashery shop.
Based in Leigh-on-Sea

Free local contactless delivery

01702 474115


Laurence Mathews - Art supplies
Arts and Craft suppliers, since 1945. Based in Southend-on-Sea.

Free local contactless delivery

07788 413987

Art Galleries


Two Tree Gallery 
Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea showing the work of 9 fab local artists, with a window display that's still changing weekly. Walk-by as part of your daily exercise.

To reserve a piece to collect (when we're out the other side)
instagram.com/twotreegallery


70 The Broadway
Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea

Pop up window show on display at the mo - see below to get involved and walk-by to see it as part of your daily exercise.

Commission a fabulous portrait painting or gilded drawing from your photos, by the super talented gallery owner Emma Bell 

instagram.com/emmabell70

Arty things to do


An art prompt a day
Artist & Secret Art Club teacher Michelle Goldman is posting daily prompts to help keep your creativity flowing

instagram.com/goldman.art_


Pop-up window show
Pop your artwork under the shop door at 70 The Broadway in Leigh to be included in the galleries window display. Open to everyone (maximum size A4 please)

70 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea
instagram.com/emmabell70



Small business services


Essex Marketing - Brand building
Digital marketing agency providing branding, website, PR and marketing services to small businesses, including new affordable websites for those who suddenly find themselves needing to take their services online...

essexmarketingservices.com