Best of Local

How do I order from Best of Local on

If you are an existing Creamline online customer using our "Daily Essentials shop" (that is milk bread, juices etc in the 'blue' part of the website) then just click on the dark grey Best of Local link on the top bar. You'll then be able to set up an order for any available delivery date.

If you pay by DD you will be prompted to set up a new credit or debit card payment method via Sagepay. We can only deliver from the Best of Local department after receiving an advance card payment the day before delivery when your order is confirmed.

If you are a new online customer and have successfully completed a postcode check, simply start adding items to your Best of Local box, selecting an available delivery date. Once you've met the minimum £5 spend and have hit the 'order' button, you will be prompted to set up a credit or debit card payment method via Sagepay. Just put in your details, pay a small £1 deposit into your new account to verify your card (which will be set against your first invoice) and your order is now set up.

When setting up your Best of Local order it works slightly differently from Creamline's "Daily Essentials shop" service, where you can order up to 9pm for delivery by 8am the following morning. We’re pleased, as of 31st October 2017, to be able to offer next day delivery on our Best of Local service – you just need to order by 5pm, as we work with local family businesses who keep normal ‘shop’ hours. We deliver to most areas six days a week.

How do I change the contents of my Best of Local order?

When you set up an order you will be navigated towards a weekly calendar, showing your Best of Local order in dark grey, alongside your Daily Essentials shop orders for milk, bread etc.

If you're happy with your Best of Local selection, we'll check the day before final confirmation that all is well with the stock availability and your order. At 5pm the day before delivery, Creamline will send you confirmation of your order and take payment, letting you know by email exactly what we are bringing to your delivery address and the amount charged to your card.

At any time up to this final confirmation you can go to your account weekly calendar view and look for future Best of Local orders you have placed and by clicking on them you will be offered the chance to edit the order. For 'one off' orders just select the 'edit this order' option. For regular weekly orders choose to either 'edit just this order' or 'edit all orders'. The latter will change each repeating weekly order from the selected date onwards.

The edit options take you back to the order fill area (on the right-hand side) where you can then add new products from the product catalogue on the left in the normal manner, or amend quantities in the order fill area for products already set up, including deleting products. You can also cancel the whole order by clicking the "cancel this order?" link. It will ask if you are sure before you do.

Please note that regular weekly type orders cannot be changed back in to 'one offs'. If you want to do this we would recommend you cancel the regular order once the delivery date has passed and then select a previous order as a template from the light grey dated tabs when you set up a future 'one off' type order.

When you are ready to proceed with the amended order then press the 'finished' button and you will return to your weekly calendar view showing your amended order and value on the appropriate day.

How do I change the date of my Best of Local order?

When you place your Best of Local order, our system has to do checks on stock availability for your chosen date and so once you have finalised your order (by clicking the 'Order it' button) and it is up on your weekly delivery calendar the date cannot be changed. However, you can cancel it on that date by clicking on that order and following the "edit this order" and then "cancel this order" links. You can then start a new order on your preferred date.

When you select the new date you can use a previous order from recent weeks to use as a template for this from the grey tabs next to "do you want to reorder?" so it is not difficult to set up the new order with your regular favourites.

Or if you want to live on the wild side, explore Creamline's Best of Local selection and try a different combination!

I prefer to pay by DD, why can't I use this for Best of Local deliveries?

This is because Best of Local orders need to be paid for a day in advance of delivery so that we can catch up with our local partner producers and draw together all the different elements to fulfil your order and deliver it to your home. As DD takes several days to process from the time of invoice it is not a suitable payment method for this service.

We will maintain DD for those customers who set up this form of payment prior to 2nd November 2015 and only want to use the Daily Essentials side of the website, but if you want to receive a Best of Local order, you will be prompted to set up a credit or debit card based payment method as part of the process of setting up your first order.

It doesn't take long and we will continue to bill your weekly "Daily Essentials shop" items in the same way, once per week in arrears. We handle all the rest and will cancel your DD mandate with BACS in due course.

There is very little difference between DD and card payment and details of your Creamline orders and payments can be found on the "My Bills & Payments" section of the website. You just need to update card details when they expire, are lost or stolen. Cards are all processed through the PCI accredited Sagepay system and Creamline does not process the payments.

DD has not been available to new online customers since 2nd November 2015.

What is the quickest way to set up a Best of Local order?

Once you have selected a date for delivery the quickest way to make up your order is to use the category on the top bar such as 'ButcherBaker', 'Greengrocer' or 'Deli' and then click 'Add' on each product to put that type of product into your Best of Local box. You will see your order total next to the box image to the right go up as you add each product. Once the box image turns green you know your order now qualifies for free delivery as it is over the minimum delivery quantity of £5. Work your way through each category and then when you have done this scroll down the box fill area and amend the quantities.

You can either edit the quantity in the little free edit box or use the up/down arrows to vary the quantity. Please note that as the order has to update as you change each quantity or delete a product there is usually a slight delay as it calculates this so please don't click too rapidly as some changes may not go through. The free edit box is best for setting a number e.g. 6 than the up/down arrows which are better for fine tuning the quantity by one in either direction.

Then just select your type of delivery (one off or weekly), delivery option, ensure the terms and conditions remain ticked and hit "Order it" to finalise your order. You will then be taken to the calendar view for the week of the order you have just finalised to show you all your orders for that week.

Where does my Best of Local produce come from?

We’re working hard to keep adding more of our favourite partner producers to Best of Local, so you have even more choice when it comes to bringing your local shopping street home! At the moment, our Best of Local friends include:

Little Pigs Butchers – Didsbury

Little Pigs is a well-loved butchers on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury. The family behind the business is dedicated to sourcing meat responsibly, and where possible, locally: with suppliers including Gradons, based in Halifax Yorkshire and E & T Jackson & Sons based in Tabley Knutsford Cheshire.

Fruit and Veg

Creamline sources its fruit & vegetables from Manchester's Smithfield market, making sure they are as local and fresh as can be.


The delicious cheese in our Best of Local selection comes from Macclesfield based Cheshire Cheese Company: all cheeses are accredited VegSoc Approved by the Vegetarian Society and are produced in the heart of Cheshire.


We’re delighted to be able to bring you the rich and creamy taste of Ann Forshaw’s Farmhouse yogurts, all lovingly made at Ann’s Alston Dairy in Preston.

Bread and patisserie

Our friends at Thatcher’s family bakers in Stockport produce all the freshly baked bread and patisserie treats in our Best of Local selection.


We work with the lovely people at Ellanos Coffee, based in Didsbury. Although their premium quality beans are sourced world-wide, all the magic of roasting and packing happens locally.

We work closely with a well-respected local Manchester fishmonger who has been in the business for decades.  Our expert fishmonger hand-selects the freshest fish, preparing and packaging produce especially for us.