MANY of us are craving food from our favourite restaurants we used to visit before lockdown.

However, many food businesses in Reading such as restaurants and cafes are still open or are reopening to offer delicious food to their customers.

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We have created a list of places open for collection and delivery in Reading.

If you know of any others, let us know and we will add them to the list.

Picnic Café – Market Place, Reading

Reading Chronicle:

Picnic appears to be open as the café has been tweeting pictures of their menus and food during lockdown and has even thanked customers for popping by the shop for their lunch.

Vegivores – 41 St Martin’s Precinct, Church Street, Caversham

This plant-based food restaurant is closed due to the pandemic but is offering an online food delivery service.

The restaurant is operating a contactless delivery and limited collection service to customers and is open Thursday to Sunday 5-8pm.

Those wanting to have food delivered will need to live within five miles of the Caversham store but those outside of the delivery radius can collect from the restaurant.

For further details, visit the website here.

Geo-café – 10 Prospect Street, Caversham

Reading Chronicle:

Geo-café is no longer open as a café but has launched the Geo-café Grocery since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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The café is operating as a grocery offering customers fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread.

They are also selling a range of local produce such as milk, cheese and honey.

Customers within a five mile radius of the café can also have grocery boxes delivered to their doors.

For more information click here.

Vals café – Oxford Road, Reading

The café is open for takeaway and delivery services across Reading including within the RG1, RG30, RG31, RG2 postcodes and more.

The café offers hot and cold sandwiches, baguettes, burgers, salads, jacket potatoes and more.

It is open from 7:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday and open from 8am – 2:30pm on Saturdays.

For more information visit the café’s Facebook page.

Fidget and Bob – Kennet Island, The Piazza, Whale Avenue, Reading

This restaurant is open with various safety measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The website explains the business has increased the selection of groceries on offer to customers.

Orders can be placed online and collected when the shop is open.

For more information, click here.

Pierre’s Baguettes – St Mary’s Butts

This popular sandwich shop has reopened to customers with reduced hours and safety measures in place.

The shop is open Monday to Friday from 7am until 2pm but will not be open on Saturdays.

Valpy Street Bar and Bistro – Valpy Street, Reading

The restaurant and bar have closed due to the pandemic, but the business is offering a delivery and pick up takeaway service.

Customers can enjoy burgers, sides, chicken, as well as drinks such as wine and beer.

Safety measures have been put in place for the safety of customers and staff.

For example, no members of the public are allowed in the restaurant and customers must wait in their car when collecting orders.

For more information, click here.