Tokara opens “Deli Essentials” for farm-fresh produce during the lockdown


STOCK up on Tokara’s wholesome farm-fresh produce and freshly baked goods at Tokara Deli Essentials, open daily for the duration of the lockdown on this landmark Stellenbosch wine and olive estate.

While the normal restaurant and deli operations remain closed, the easing of the restrictions enabled Tokara Deli to open its doors selling essential produce and getting some employees working again.

The delicious assortment on offer includes freshly baked bread, pastries, home-made biscuits and rusks, Tokara extra virgin olive oil, milk, eggs, cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches, coffee beans and hot take away coffee. The essential food items offered will be expanded as more regulars find their way back to Tokara Deli instead of having to go to a supermarket.

“We launched Deli Essentials as a first step of our lockdown offering, while details of a to-go food service and various meal-kit offerings will be announced shortly,” says Wilhelm Kühn, owner-operator of Tokara Restaurant and Deli.

“Almost 80% of respondents of a survey on our planned food delivery service said that they would happily contribute to a support and feeding scheme for those Tokara Restaurant and Deli employees who aren’t able to return to work yet due to the Covid-19 countrywide lockdown. We hope to involve more employees as we initiate various phases of our lockdown strategy and that the generosity of our customers would further help to alleviate the plight of those who are languishing at home.”

Visitors to Tokara Deli Essentials during the Covid-19 lockdown, may rest assured it is maintaining the highest level of hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff members. Strict conditions, including the wearing a face masks and complying with social distancing guidelines are mandatory for anyone entering Tokara Deli Essentials. The temperature of all customers will be checked with a no-touch infrared thermometer at the entrance where hand disinfectant will be available. Disinfectant wipes will also be available at the pay-point. No hot meals will be available and no inside or outside seating is provided. The Tokara Deli Playground remains closed to the public.

Chef Stephanie de Wet in the Tokara hydroponic greenhouse

Tokara Deli Essentials is open seven days a week from 7am till 3pm for take-away purchases only. Call 021 808 5950 or email [email protected] for further details.

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