inSunderland – Round Up

21 March 2020

inSunderland was set up with the sole intention of aiding and supporting Sunderland’s independent businesses. Our independents are the heart and soul of our city and we want to showcase them as much as possible.

With that said we do know how difficult times are at the moment with temporary closures to our brilliant venues. We will be doing our very best to speak to businesses individually to aid them in anything they need and help spread the word about their adaptations during this period.

We will be posting a daily update with what businesses who are open, are still offering and the measures they are taking to ensure the most important thing, the safety of the public.

We understand that all businesses situations are different, and we hope we can shine a positive light on these times and use this platform to aid as much as possible.

As this list will be changing regularly it would be greatly appreciated if you could send any changes to our Facebook page, to help us keep this page up to date.

Independent businesses in Sunderland using Online services:

  • Bou-chique is a ladies Italian free size clothing & accessories store is closing the shop but offering online shopping at
  • Designer Childrenswear offers luxury brands for children and babies online at ,customers who have stock put away with them have been given the reassurance that all stock is secured until the shop re opens its doors.
  • Port Independent is a vintage clothing store who is offering 20% of any online orders to encourage you to stay at home
  • Port BierHaus can deliver craft beers right to your door and gift cards are also available online too at
  • Aphrodite Clothing has closed its shop but you can still shop online and enjoy a 20% discount on new season collections - Start browsing here -

Independent businesses offering takeout service:

  • Dr Q’s food is offering 20% off collection and deliveries on all of their food! 0191 567 8207
  • Spice Empire is also offering 20% off their takeout service with NHS workers, Carers and OAP’s receiving a free starter. 0191 565 7750
  • 2 Church Lane has set up a Takeaway & Delivery from 12 today // Call 0191 5678412 // Available 7 days a week, deliveries within a 4-mile radius of 2 church lane
  • BURGeR started a delivery service starts to SR1,2,3,4,5,6 - they are only accepting telephone orders on 07702 581103​​​​​​​

Independent businesses doing something a little differently:

  • To support their customers Ibbitson's Butchers is offering free delivery on orders over £25 within a five-mile radius of Sunderland. Simply call 0191 5674340 to place an order - all major credit and debit cards accepted.
  • Thoburns fresh produce limited has started a delivery service to your home or place of work - Call 0191 565 8686 or 07860 547 209 or email [email protected] - Make sure you order before 2 pm for next day delivery - Follow their Facebook page to see fruit and veg box offers.

This is not a comprehensive list and will be updated, we just wanted to get it started.

Please remember to be kind and patient as some of these services have literally just gone live and it is unchartered territory for everyone!