How it works

How it works

Products

Everything we stock is made or produced locally! Local is our first priority when choosing which produce to stock. We also consider a range of other factors such as production method, packaging, taste, price, geography, shelf life, customer demand. We want to make it easier for people to support a thriving, local and more sustainable food system in Northern Ireland.

We have over 200 products from around 40 producers. From weekly groceries to indulgent treats, you’ll find it here.

Products
Ordering

We want to make eating and buying local food part of your every day, rather than an occasional treat confined to a day at the market; or a trip to a specialist shop.

Our ordering is flexible, with no minimum spend or subscription requirement. Browse the shop; add items to your basket and check out. You can set up repeat items if you’d like, then choose a time slot for delivery or collection.

To reduce food waste, we order from our suppliers based on our weekly customer orders so there is an order deadline. You can update your order as often as you like until the deadline by logging into your account.

Ordering
Delivery

We deliver on a condensed schedule and area in order to reduce our miles travelled. Where you live will have set delivery days, which you can choose between. You’ll receive a text message on the day that lets you know a 30 minute delivery window. Check your postcode here.

Your order will be packed in our reusable, recycled boxes & cool bags with freezer packs. Hang on to these and we’ll collect them next time or arrange a collection.

Delivery
Delivery Day

On delivery day, you’ll receive a text message with a 30 minute delivery window so you know when your food is going to arrive.

We carry out all deliveries ourselves in the Local Box van, so you’ll see it’s us! We’ll deliver the box to your front door. You can provide delivery instructions if you’d like us to leave the box somewhere else.

Your order will arrive in one of our reusable boxes, with fridge items packed in reusable cool bags with freezer packs. You can hold on to these until next time when we will collect everything for reuse.

Delivery Day
Collection

You can choose to collect from our premises, which is at 62 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AD. Collection is available Thursday evening, all day Friday and Saturdays.

You can take your order away in one of our boxes or you can bring your own bags and re-pack. We've got coffee on too so bring a cup & fill up!

Collection
What next?

Let us know how it goes! We love to see photos on Instagram and Facebook of your deliveries or what you rustle up. You can leave us a review on Facebook or Google. If you would like to get in touch with any ideas or comments, drop us an email hello@localboxni.com

We’ll collect your reusable packaging when you next order. If you decide not to order again, we’ll arrange a collection with you.

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