Local Gems in Margate

Supporting you local shops

Available for delivery on the 18th and 19th October only!

See what's on offer

Who we are

We are a small enthusiastic bunch of techies that have a few things in common. We’re self proclaimed foodies who love discovering new foods and drinks - just ask Matt who bakes his own sourdough or Q who is keen for all things fermented; we are excited by small batch products that only the lucky few get to try; and we're eager to apply our tech skills to help solve problems linked to our passions.

We know that local artisans (especially those in the food industry) are often lost in the noise of digital eCommerce which is why we thought we could use our digital expertise to help local high street shops selling locally made products and food. And because we love a bit of sightseeing, meeting the locals and shopping for food, we thought we'd find a model that we could deliver again and again.

So, with a bit of time on our hands, a lovely small batch product and an itch to try and make something happen using our various talents, "Local Gems in..." was born. A simple yet powerful idea: we explore small independent stores and markets to seek out a few local gems, then we'll bundle up what we find, promote it and deliver it locally.

Next stop? Wherever YOU decide. Yep, you tell us where you want us to visit next and we'll get discovering (and tasting of course)!

First stop margate!

Why where?

Not too long ago we found out about Jamface, a chilli jam made by the other half of our new colleague Nathalie. Marc (who is also a techie!) started making the jam as a hobby but then took it to the next level and began selling it to stores near him in the hope of developing his passion into a business. He told us how moving to Margate had allow them to develop the business thanks to the incredibly supportive local community. The more they told us the more we wanted to know! Margate is a thriving community of artists and creative artisans who take pride in creating quality products, using local produce. As the "Local Gems in..." concept was taking shape it made sense to use Margate as our first location.

What we do?

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We’ve picked some of the best local gems and popped them into a convenient box for you to enjoy.

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Curious? Once you’ve placed your order tell us where and when you want it, and we’ll jump on a bike and deliver it to you.

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Seriously on a bike so make sure you’re in Margate, because unfortunately our poor legs won’t be able to ride long distances.

What's in the box?

We have a selection of curated boxes containing products all sourced from local high street shops in Margate for your various needs, from breakfast to picnic, dinner and an evening with your friends:

  • Sun, Sea, Breakfast and Me Box (Meat or Vegetarian)
  • Ready To Go Breakfast Box
  • No Planning Picnic Box (Meat or Vegetarian)
  • Pasta La Vista Box
  • The Entertainer Box
Sun, Sea Breakfast And Me Box
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Weekends are made for relaxing and enjoying breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee. Our Sun, Sea, Breakfast and Me box comes with sourdough, eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, halloumi, English Breakfast tea, coffee, milk, butter, jam.

Option suitable for vegetarians available.

Products are subject to availability and may be substituted for similar products.

Sourced from

Gina's bakery
KG Winters
Foody Moodys

The Ready To Go Breakfast Box
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Having breakfast together has never been so easy (or delicious) with our Ready To Go Breakfast Box. Containing fresh local pastries, teas and coffees and unique organic granola.

Not suitable for those with nut, gluten or dairy allergies.

Sourced from

Gina's bakery
KG Winters
Foody Moodys

No Planning Picnic Box
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Who doesn't love a picnic? Saying that who actually enjoys planning a picnic? 

Vegetarian option available.

Products may vary depending on availability.

Sourced from

Gina's bakery
KG Winters
Foody Moodys

The Pasta La Vista Box
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Fancy cooking an authentic Italian meal? We have sourced fresh local products for you to make meal time easier. The Pasta La Vista Box comes with pasta, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, onion, potatoes, parmesan.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Products are subject to availability and may be substituted for similar products.

Sourced from

Gina's bakery
KG Winters
Foody Moodys

The Entertainer Box
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You bring the wine and we will supply the cheese. The Entertainment Box, comes with a selection of hard and soft cheeses, crackers and Margate's famous chilli jam and spreads.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Products are subject to availability and may be substituted for similar products.

Sourced from

Gina's bakery
KG Winters
Foody Moodys

Meet the makers

Here are some of the lovely people we met and from whom we have sourced the local gems in Margate. 

Master Foody Moody's

The ethos behind Master Foody Moody's is cooperation not corporation and is a community based venture aiming to be an integral part of the local community, not only to bring people healthy quality plant based foods, but also education and wisdom about diet, spiritual growth and self understanding.

Master Foody Moody's
K.G Winters

Our aim is to connect our local community with the very best locally sourced fresh foods, produced on our doorstep.

K.G Winters
The Grain Grocer Natural Food Store and Cafe

The Grain Grocer Natural Food Store and Café is born of a passion for quality produce, a love of healthy home-cooked food and a desire to share this with the world!

The Grain Grocer Natural Food Store and Cafe
Gina’s Bakery

Lovingly baking bread by the sea.

The locals says Gina bakes the best hot cross buns in the world!

Gina’s Bakery

About us

Expertise

We’re using our expertise and skills in digital to help support independant local artisans of the high street.

Passion

We’re passionate, not just about food but also the environment, and so are the creators of the products in your box.

Community

We’re one of a kind community and we guarantee that our products are genuine and sourced locally by Local Gems.