How to Buy Local and Support Sydney Businesses

While we usually offer tourism advice, we are staunch supporters of shopping local and at no time is that more important than right now. With many of the businesses we love facing challenging times we decided to put together this page so we can share them with you in the hope might consider them when you need to shop.

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Websites, Apps, and Hashtags to Help You Support Local Business

Today we have put together this list of ideas gathered from family, friends and local producers to give you a range of options to consider next time you make a purchase. While we are all watching the budget and perhaps purchasing less, we must make those purchases count and help out our community rather than multinational companies that are better placed to survive this difficult time.

If you are a business with something that you would like us to spread the word about please get in touch.

Note details below are correct at the time of publication. Please check with the business before making plans.

How you can help support your favourites even if you are spending less?

Lots of us have seen our income reduced but there are still ways you can make a difference. We asked our FB community for their ideas to add to our own (Thanks team x)

  1. Start by checking out your favourite businesses on social. Most are advertising what they can offer. Follow them and interact to help them reach a new audience.
  2. Share the love, post a review to help reach new customers trying to decide which places to choose.
  3. Check out the range they are offering; your local bar might now be selling fresh eggs, your local hole in the wall cafe doing full-size cakes and slices, even avocados!
  4. Check out the hashtags – there are a bunch including
    #buylocal #Shoplocal #keepinglocalalive #buyfromthebush #Spendwiththem #backyourbookshop #shopsmall #lovelocal #supportlocal #savethebeer

Groceries and Fresh Food

Avoiding the chaos at the supermarket is an excellent motivator for buying direct, but once you do, the quality offered by these producers and the knowledge that your money is going directly to support their farms and business will hopefully convince you to keep it up.

Fish and Seafood

While the fish markets are still open (order online and pick up) several of the wholesalers at the markets are offering delivery in the Sydney metro area.

De Costi

Along with seafood they are offering meat, fruit and vegetables and bread. Free delivery over $100 or $10 below. Wide delivery area in metro Sydney.

Claudios Seafood

Wide delivery area $25 delivery charge or drive-through pick up.


Peter’s is offering free delivery within 20km of the markets. They are also offering drive-through pickup if you order online.

Meat and smallgoods

Bundarra Berkshires

Bundarra Berkshires can deliver you nitrate and gluten-free fresh pork and cured ham products directly from their farm in the NSW Riverina.

Moorlands Biodynamic Lamb

Moorlands Biodynamic Lamb delivers half or whole lambs approximately once a month for you to collect from Eveleigh.

Feather and Bone

Now delivering pasture-raised and artisan produce from ethical, humane farms, Feather and Bone is not budget shopping, but the quality is outstanding, and it’s as good for the planet as is possible.


If you are up to brewing your coffee at home, there are a couple of local roasters that offer top-shelf coffee beans delivered right to your door.

Reuben Hills

Reuben Hills has a popular coffee subscription service which they have made a few changes to for the current situation. You can now order a subscription for either filtered or espresso coffee delivered to your door once a week for 2, 4 or 6 weeks.

Sample Coffee

Sample Coffee based in St Peters is doing pick up or delivery of their great range of coffee. They are also selling bagels, bread, cookies, cheese and other ethically sourced pantry staples for pick up or delivery to the inner west.

The Grounds have a massive sale on their beans with prices as low as $15 a bag and $36 a kg.

Beer and Cider

The Independent Brewers Association is asking us to support our local breweries so they can survive the bar shutdowns. Follow the hashtag #KeepingLocalAlive and as far as possible buy direct from your favourite local breweries either with pick up or delivery. You can find the full list of breweries participating on this page.

Find My Growler?

Find My Growler? helps connect beer drinkers with pubs offering tap beer to take home in growlers.

Young Henry’s

Most of Sydney’s local craft brewers are selling direct for pick up with many offering deliveries Young Henry’s has free delivery on orders over $100

Check the Hashtags #webrewforyou #supportyourlocalbrewery


Why not support a local wine region by ordering direct.

Cupitt’s Estate

Cupitt’s Estate down in Ulladulla, an area already facing bushfire recovery have a great range in their online shop with a lovely prosecco and plenty of white varietals. Delivery available across the state. Mothers Day gift packs available.

MUDGEE Wine Shop

MUDGEE Wine Shop sells all sorts of booze created in the region with a considerable wine selection of course but also a range of beer and spirits.


Finally our pick for the Hunter Valley, and this was hard because there are so many great producers here is Tamburlaine who make award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines. Lots to love here and a good mix of price points.


Poor Toms

Poor Toms offers $10 delivery or pick up from Marrickville on their range of gins and mixers. They will also throw in a free sanitiser that smells good enough to drink!

Manly Spirits

If you have not had a chance to taste the exciting (and delicious) spirits being made in the northern beaches you are in for a treat. The range of offerings including gin, vodka, whiskey and liquors are produced using Australian botanicals and ingredients like Finger Lime, Lilly Pilly, Anise and Lemon Myrtle and even sea lettuce. A great gift or treat for self-isolation.

Check out our guide to markets in Sydney and Christmas Markets for more chances to support local makers

Celebrating Special Occasions at Home

A birthday in isolation does not have to be sad. Here is our step by step guide for those challenged in planning birthday celebrations.

  1. Order a seafood platter from De Costi or a meal from Merivale at Home
  2. Order drinks from Hand Picked Wines – deliveries of wine and cheese up to 25km from the city centre. only 3 hours notice needed.
  3. Order a cake from your local cafe or bakery
  4. Order flowers from The Daily Bunch
  5. Choose a gift from a Bushfire Bounce Back supplier or one of the Aussie suppliers in the Buy from the Bush campaign.
There is a huge range of goods on sale via the #buyfromthebush campaign.



Buy a voucher for your favourite restaurant, cafe or a ‘virtual bar tab’ from your favourite local bar, or any place you usually shop.


Need something to read? Your first thought might be Amazon, but local bookseller options are in good supply. QBD Books has stores in many Sydney shopping centres, they also deliver online.

Art and Craft Classes

Class Bento who run a range of fantastic Fun Classes both live & online across Sydney

We will keep adding to this list so drop us a note or leave a message on our FB group to give a shout out to your favourites.

Have questions about things to see and do in Sydney?
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Have questions about things to see and do in Sydney?
Head over and join our Facebook Group and we will be happy to help

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