Who we are

Established at the start of the lockdown, Hackney Essentials is an East London grocery shop and home delivery service for people who wish to shop and support local.

We are a collective of friends otherwise out of work and without support: a bar manager, an artist, an Uber driver, a vegan chef, a dancer and waiter, and a restaurateur. 



Provide local people in Hackney and Tower Hamlets who may want to shop locally or not be able to leave the house with a range of good quality and fairly priced food.

Support frontline workers by offering free deliveries at times that suit their schedules.

Support independent producers and local suppliers by stocking their items.

Generate solidarity within our collective of friends and with the local community.



Our fruit and vegetables are sourced every morning from New Spitalfields Market.

Sourdough and other breads come from Paul Rhodes Bakery in Greenwich, E5 Bakehouse in Hackney, and Today Bread in Walthamstow.

We now stock a wide range of pantry items including Biona and Belazu products, as well as special items by local producers include Duchess Farm, London Borough of Jam, HOWL Coffee, Allpress Coffee, Minor Figures, Tiosk, Roving Cafe, Jackpot Peanut Butter, Norah’s Brownies, 40ft Brewery, Forest Road Brewery, Kompassion Kombucha, Happy Eating House and our sister brand Modern Affairs vegan sauces and condiments.

We are working on expanding our range, with a commitment to working with local producers. If you would like us to stock your products, please get in touch: hackneyessentials@gmail.com