If you're looking for a sense of community during isolation, Edmonton's got just the thing. Now, you can skip the grocery stores and buy YEG Survival Kits online that are filled with local food. Each kit is stockpiled with yummy, homemade food from all local businesses and they're actually pretty affordable.
Following an address by Justin Trudeau, all Canadians have been told to stay home for the sake of everyone's safety.
Because of this, people everywhere have been stockpiling several weeks' worth of food.
Grocery stores are chaotic right now, but thankfully for us, we can shop online and get the food we need. YEG Survival Kit is a local grocery kit made up entirely of your favourite local vendors.
Following the urge to social distance, local vendor events around Edmonton have been cancelled. But because the small businesses were already prepping for the markets, tons of stock was made.
Not wanting the food to go to waste, YEG Survival Kit was born from the mind of Mark D from Not Your Baba’s Perogies.
According to the YEG Survival Kit website, each of these boxes will be filled with products from five different places.
The vendor list is extensive so even if you have a dietary restriction, you should be able to find something for you.
Familiar faces like Colleen’s Chocolates, El Gringo Foods, and Stony Plain Pie Shoppe will be adding their goodies to these kits.
Right now, all of the kits are available for purchase through the online store.
Each box is $100 and when you consider all the homemade food you get and the fact that you don’t have to step foot into a grocery store, it's worth every penny.
It’s delivered right to your door and we can get behind that.
The wonderful part is that it’s not just one universal kit.
As a customer, you have a choice between eight different kits that are all filled with different items.
From dairy and gluten-free boxes to kits for all you spice lovers and vegans, there are tons of options.
When you get to the website, all you need to do is click on one and you can see exactly what’s in it so there are no surprises.
Not only is this a good way to encourage social distancing, but it is also a great way to support local businesses that may have otherwise been overlooked during this time.
If you are still looking to fill your shelves at home but don’t want to leave the house, no worries. There are a handful of local grocery stores that deliver in Edmonton.