20+ Places Where You Can Get Sweet Treats From In Lockdown

So, lockdown continues. I think it will be a long while before things are back to a level of normal where we can dine out without a seconds thought or quickly pop into a shop for a sweet treat on the way home – it requires some more careful planning these days.

What has been amazing to see is how shops, restaurants and cafes in the hospitality industry have diversified and thrived during the first two months of lockdown – offering takeaways and home delivery services to keep us, in the North East, with our fresh, homemade sweet treats.

I’ve pulled together a list of 20+ local, independent places that are offering sweet treats that you can enjoy in your home. Some only deliver to certain postcodes, some are for collection only, and some are only available at certain times – but, most definitely, they are all delicious! (Also, some have been selling like hot cakes with online orders selling out in minutes of going live – so you will have to be prepared if you want to get your hands on them!)

As well as brightening your day, they could also be a sweet gift idea for loved ones in the North East area. Who wouldn’t love receiving a box of homemade baked goods?

This list is by no means complete – let me know if you have a local, independent favourite that is serving up some seriously sweet cakes and bakes! Also, please check with each venue before placing an order as things can change pretty quickly!

[Last updated on 28.05.2020]

Batch Bakery Cafe
What: Collection
Where: From the cafe in Jesmond.
When: Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am-3pm

Batch Bakery Cafe have just reopened and are selling cakes, coffees, bread, pastries and more from their hatch! Also, look out for an online store coming soon.


What: Home Delivery (no delivery charge, minimum £10 order)
Where: 10-mile radius of Blaydon, as well as postcodes in North and South Tyneside
When: Monday to Friday between 11am and 6pm (no deliveries on Bank Holidays)

An incredible selection of ice cream, patisserie and treat boxes. They have just launched a Date Night Dine In box which looks amazing! They also have Afternoon Tea treat boxes, delicious twin pack desserts and lots of gluten-free treats!



The Brownie Bar
What: Home Delivery & Collection
Where: Home delivery nationwide, take out from Heaton store.
When: Orders online until sold out (but they restock once a week, so you can check back a week later!) The Heaton store is open on Thursdays between 11am-3pm.

Delicious boxes of homemade brownies in a variety of flavours, with weekly specials, as well as bake-your-own brownie kits.


Caffe 1901
What: Home Delivery & Collection
Where: Newcastle and surrounding areas
When: From Monday to Saturday, Order online via the Caffe 1901 website, Deliveroo or the Grab North East app (by Blue Line Taxis).

Incredible afternoon teas, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, treat boxes. There’s too much to mention – just go and check them out via their website, Deliveroo or Grab North East to see what they offer!


Cakes Contour
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Anytime – but they sell out quickly with weekly restocks.

Brownies, blondies, rocky road, cookie dough and much more – all in incredibly delicious flavours!


Cake Stories
What: Home Delivery + Collection
Where: Delivery is a 5 mile radius from the cafe in Jesmond or you can collect from the cafe.
When: Order anytime but deliveries are only available on Fridays. Walk-ins can get sweet treats and hot drinks 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday!

If you’re from Newcastle then you know that Cake Stories is one of the best places to get cake. Tuck into favourites like Oreo Monster Cake, Peanut Butter Choc Cake and Caramel Choc Smash as well as scones and a nice gluten-free and vegan variety too!

As well as online orders, they’ve just started operating a kiosk service for walk-bys offering all your favourite bakes and hot drinks. Pop by the cafe on a Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm to get your cake fix!


The Chocolate Smiths
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Anytime, although special collaborations will have set launch dates.

Innovative chocolate flavours made in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If you haven’t tried the Maple Bacon Bar – you’re missing out!


Cookie Freaks
What: Home Delivery
Where: Selected DH, SR and NE postcodes on set dates.
When: Orders open every Wednesday evening.

Outrageous cookies stuffed with incredible fillings. Orders open every Wednesday evening and you place your order via email. Be quick as they’re extremely popular!


Di Meo’s
What: Collection
Where: Their ice cream parlours in Ouseburn, Newcastle and Whitley Bay.
When: Store opening times (see website)

Famed across the North East for their delicious ice cream, head to Di Meo’s on a sunny day for a scoop or two!


The Dispensary
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Anytime

The Dispensary have released a pancake mix kit which contains their original recipe mix for you to make at home. Each 500g pouch has enough mix for 12 delicious pancakes.


Good Tempered Chocolate
What: Home Delivery (or Collection from Something Good in Newcastle)
Where: Nationwide
When: Set release dates when the online shop will open – check their social media to see the next one. They have been selling out in minutes so you’ll have to have your alarm set!

Think delicious chocolate slabs in fabulous flavour combinations, and rainbow fudge!


Great British Cupcakery
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Set release dates when the online shop will open – check their social media to see the next one.

Each week Great British Cupcakery do a weekly shipment of four of your fave GBC treats directly to your door! Scrummy!

Happy Tiers
What: Home Delivery & Collection
Where: Local to the Chester-le-Street/ Sunderland/ Durham area (contact them directly to check if they can deliver to your postcode!)
When: Contact directly to place an order and arrange a date and time!

If you’re after a box of delicious cupcakes to gift to a friend, or a celebration cake that will have wow factor – then Jayne is your girl! She also does limited release boxes of some of her best-selling sweet treats – and her Malteser Tiffin is always a sell-out!


Hive Coffee Company
What: Home Delivery
Where: Jarrow/Hebburn and surrounding South Tyneside areas
When: New delivery menu released each week, orders must be placed on Thursdays between 10am – 4pm for deliveries on Fridays and Saturdays.

They sell a delicious variety of scones and sweet treats like Banoffee Sandwich Cookies, Peanut Butter & Jam Loaf Cake and Apricot Scones.


HomeBird Bakery
What: Home Delivery
Where: Newcastle and Gateshead
When: Set release dates when the online shop will open – check their social media to see the next one.

This fabulous little bakery has just started doing local deliveries in the Newcastle and Gateshead area! Get cupcake boxes in a range of flavours, as well as blondies, brownies and NYC style cookies!


Hungry & Humble
What: Home Delivery
Where: Local to the Teesside area (contact them directly to check if they can deliver to your postcode!)
When: Contact directly to place an order and arrange a date and time!

Teesside’s first grazing table company, Hungry & Humble create exclusive feasting tables – but during lockdown are expanding their sweet treat and grazing boxes and they look out of this world! They have plans to release a custom Father’s Day graze box!


Kahuna Cookies
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Set release dates when the online shop will open – check their social media to see the next one.

I need to get my hands on these cookies! Monthly packs of six cookies in a variety of flavours delivered straight to your door.


La Chocolatrice
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Each Friday at 7pm they release their new stock. They have been selling out within minutes, their chocolate is that good!

La Chocolatrice make delicious chocolate bars that can be delivered to your door. You can also treat boxes that comes with a different selection each week, or you could even sign up for a monthly chocolate box subscription and get chocolate delivered once a month!

Le Mini Macaron
What: Home Delivery
Where: Nationwide
When: Anytime, but orders are only posted once a week on a Thursday.

Delicious macarons in a variety of flavours. Choose your flavours and make your own custom box! Don’t these biscoff macarons look incredible?!


Love Lily Cakes
What: Collection
Where: Lovely Lily Cakes shop in Pallion, Sunderland
When: Fridays and Saturdays

One of my favourite places for cake! The Love Lily Cakes website is restocked every Sunday for you to place your online order to collect on Friday or Saturday from the shop in Sunderland. Think delicious brownies, cookie dough pies, cakes and more!

Olive and Bean
What: Collection
Where: From their cafe in Newcastle city centre
When: Place your order anytime between Monday to Thursday for collection at your pre-arranged time slot from the cafe on Saturday.

All hail Olive and Bean who have just reopened! Once again we can enjoy their amazing baked goods. Their 4 cakes for £10 box is fantastic value!


Penshaw Bakery
What: Collection
Where: Penshaw Bakery (at the base of Penshaw Monument)
When: 8:30am-3pm every day

The fabulous bakery attached to Penshaw Tearooms is open (as well as the butchery and garden centre too!) serving delicious homemade cakes, bread, scones and sweet treats!


Pet Lamb Patisserie
What: Home Delivery
Where: Lucky Dip Brownie Boxes delivered to Newcastle/Gateshead area only. All other sweet treats are posted by Royal Mail and delivered nationwide.
When: Local deliveries on Saturdays, other orders shipped on Wednesday and Fridays.

The BEST brownies in the whole world. Order them all.


R Place
What: Home Delivery
Where: Selected NE, SR and DH postcodes
When: On various days of the week – check their Instagram stories for delivery dates.

Who wouldn’t want a box of doughnuts like this delivered to their door? The flavours change – so check out what’s on offer – and prepare for a sugar coma after!


Studio 28 Patisserie
What: Home Delivery (and Collection for celebration cakes!)
Where: Nationwide
When: Set local delivery dates for select NE postcodes, other orders via Royal Mail.

Delicious and beautiful handcrafted chocolate bars, bon bons and treats. The Emergency Kit box is only available for local delivery, and they stock five types of celebration cakes which can be ordered and collected from the patisserie with just 24 hour notice Mon-Fri!



That Cake
What: Home Delivery
Where: Local delivery to Redcar, Marske, Saltburn, Skelton, Guisborough, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Ingleby Barwick & Norton.
When: Set release dates when the cakeaway is open – check their social media or website to see the next one. They sell out incredibly fast so be prepared!

I am gutted that I am not local enough to these guys as their cakeaway options look out of this world! I’m just drooling over here…


Vegan Bakes NCL
What: Home Delivery and Collection
Where: Collection and delivery and postal service is available to certain areas (get in touch via Instagram to check your postcode)
When: Their new menu goes live every Sunday morning at 8am for the upcoming week.

Scrumptious cookies, brownies and whole celebration cakes available to order!


3 thoughts on “20+ Places Where You Can Get Sweet Treats From In Lockdown

    • Rosie says:

      Oooh what did you order from Beckleberrys? We are so lucky to have such creative, delicious independent traders and business in our region!

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