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Last order dates for delivery by Easter

If you're planning on a delivery in time for Easter weekend please make a note of our order deadlines below.

Orders need to be placed by 10pm on the dates shown below.

International orders Thursday 11th March
UK orders including fresh fruit & veg and/or Easter products Monday 29th March


International Orders

International orders need to be received by 10pm on Thursday 11th March 2021 in order to be delivered by Easter. Orders placed after this date will be dispatched at the earliest opportunity, but we cannot guarantee delivery before Easter.

UK orders

All orders including fresh fruit and vegetables, and/or Easter products, for delivery by Easter need to be received by 10pm on Monday 29th March and will be dispatched by Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Availability of Easter products will be subject to seasonal supply, but we will be working hard to give our customers the best service possible.

Post-Easter deliveries

Orders placed after 10pm on Monday 29th March 2021 will be fulfilled as far as possible for delivery by the 9th April 2021.

In the week following Easter, there may be reduced availability due to disruption to deliveries caused by the bank holidays.

UK mainland delivery information 

Weight Orders over £39 Orders under £39
0 - 2.50kg FREE £2.99
2.51kg - 30kg FREE £4.99
These charges exclude bulk wholesale orders
UK mainland includes Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands

Our UK deliveries will normally take between 3 and 6 working days to arrive from point of order.

Please note: all orders containing fresh fruit and vegetables are dispatched on Wednesday and Thursday weekly.

Bulk wholesale deliveries 

All bulk wholesale deliveries are at cost and excluded from free delivery.

Weight Delivery charge
0 - 2.50kg £3.32 per unit
£3.32 per item up to a maximum charge of £9.96 per 25kg
2.51kg - 25kg £4.95 per unit


UK islands including Northern Ireland delivery 

Orders over £39.00 will have the basic rate charge paid by Real Foods but will incur delivery surcharges in line with haulier charges to Real Foods.

Region Weight Orders over £39 Orders under £39
All regions 0 - 2.50kg £3.10 £6.09
Isle of Man 2.51kg - 30kg £13.61 £18.60
Scottish Islands 2.51kg - 30kg £7.97 £12.96
Northern Ireland 2.51kg - 30kg £13.25 £18.24
Isle of Wight & Scilly 2.51kg - 30kg £7.61 £12.60
These charges exclude bulk wholesale orders


Orders to EU and other countries 

Please note: Due to disturbance caused by the coronavirus, international orders may take longer than usual to be delivered.
International orders where delivery is not successful on the first attempt may well be returned to sender at your cost.

The UK has left the EU. This means that, from the 1st January 2021, delivery charges from the UK to EU countries may increase and import duties may be charged. Please see our terms & conditions for details of overseas orders.

Orders to EU and other countries are sent via Royal Mail, Parcelforce Worldwide or international carriers and incur delivery charges.

Please thoroughly check the destination country’s customs regulations. VAT and customs charges of the destination country are the customer’s responsibility if goods are purchased for delivery outside the UK. For further information please follow this link to our Terms and Conditions.

For more information on deliveries to EU and other countries please see our Help Centre


When do we send out parcels?

Orders placed by 10 pm on day 1 are picked overnight and processed the following day (day 2). Providing all items ordered are in-stock, we dispatch your goods on day 2 and your order should be with you on day 3 or 4. Orders are delivered Monday - Friday only between 9 am - 6 pm. If there is a stock availability issue we will email you to inform you and will hold your order for up to 7 days unless you instruct us to do otherwise.

Your order should be with you 3 to 6 working days after it is placed unless you contact us to let us know that you would like the order to be held for an out of stock item.


When do we send out parcels containing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables?

At Real Foods we take pride in ensuring all of our Fruits and Vegetables are sent the same day that they arrive, your order will be sent on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with delivery the following day (except if you live in an area that does not qualify for 24-hour service).

All orders are fulfilled in the order they are received.

Orders placed up until 10 pm on Wednesday will be fulfilled that week. All orders received after this time will be fulfilled the following week.

We strive to fulfil all orders as much as possible; however, due to changes in crops and seasons, some items may be unavailable. If this is the case, we will send all items that are available to you and cancel the remaining items.

Fruits and Vegetables that are sold by the weight will be fulfilled as close to your requested weight as possible. There are some items (Squash, Watermelon, Turnips, Cabbage, Celeriac, etc.) that may be too large and cannot be split. If this is the case, we will fulfil the total weight as much as possible.

Example: If 2 x 1kg of Squash is ordered and the smallest Squash available is 2kg, we will send this item to fulfil your order.


Delivery Addresses

It is critically important that the full delivery address is entered correctly including the correct postcode. Couriers will not consider compensation for items lost unless the delivery address and postcode are 100% correct.

Real Foods cannot be held responsible for items lost where an incorrect delivery address has been provided.


Bank and public holidays

Our couriers do not collect or deliver on bank and public holidays. Please see the details below for the upcoming holidays. We do still work on these days (except Christmas, Boxing Day and the 1st and 2nd of January) so your order will still be processed or packed but we cannot send out until the following day.


1 January 2020 Tuesday New Year's Day
2 January 2020 Wednesday Additional New Year's Day (Scotland only)
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
13 April 2020 Monday Easter Monday
8 May 2020 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (VE day)
25 May 2020 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
3 August 2020 Monday Summer Bank Holiday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day
28 December 2020 Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
1 January 2021 Friday New Year's Day
4 January 2021 Monday Additional New Year's Day (Scotland only, substitute day)