28 Sunderland city centre businesses you can still visit in Lockdown 2

Non-essential shops, as well as cafes, pubs and restaurants, have had to close their doors for the duration of November as part of the national Lockdown 2.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 6:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 11:39 am
Many city centre shops remain open for business in lockdown 2

However, there’s still plenty of businesses you can use in Sunderland city centre, from those offering essential items and services to businesses which have adapted to offer take away. We’ve rounded up some of those still open for custom.

Jacky Whites' non-essential shops are open for some good quality produce at fair prices.
Family-run butchers Dicksons is open for saveloy dips, pies and more. They've also teamed up with Uber Eats for delivery options.

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For a great range of canned and bottled craft beers, make sure to try Port Bierhaus which is open for takeout drinks. You can also place orders through its website at portbierhaus.com. You get 20% off all orders over £30 with the code "locked20"
Many of the city centre coffee shops remain open for takeout coffees and snacks.
For an excellent range of craft ales, natural wines, artisan donuts and coffee head to The Little Shop, next door to Mexico 70. As well as being open for take out, you can order online for deliveries on Thursdays and Fridays at thelittleshop.uk. Click and collect is available too at thelittleshop.uk.
The two Greggs in The Bridges, as well as the branches in Fawcett Street and Blandford Street are open for business.
Banks and Building Societies are classed as essential retailers so can remain open in line with Government guidance.
For proper home comfort food, head to The Dip Shop which offers a whole host of variety of the classic Sunderland dish.
Perfect for gravy and chips on a cold day.
A Sunderland favourite, Rob's is open for meat packs, steak boxes and more. You can also order online with free delivery.
Expect fresh breads, cakes and more at this bakery - one of the many Blandford Street shops which can continue to trade.
Still open for medicines - as well as Christmas gifts.
Sunderland's only sushi place is still open for takeout.
Vision Express is still operating with good social distancing in place.
The city's biggest Post Office is still operating, with usual opening hours.
Flowers by Jennifer is one of the city florists who are available for collection or deliveries.
Holland & Barrett remains open with its excellent range of health foods, foods for people with dietary requirements and vitamins.
As it sells essential items, Wilko is still open for business. You can also visit its homeware floors.
A Sunderland institution dating back 60 years, this bakery is a great place for pink slices, green frogs, loaves and more. You can also visit its Sea Road and Villette Road branches.
Another popular bakers which has remained open for takeout sausage rolls, pasties, coffees and snacks.
For convenience foods, as well as a range of well-priced homewares, Home Bargains stores remain open.
Another Blandford Street store that remains open, Homestores is particularly good for cleaning products.
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Handy for tins and frozen goods.
You can still get the bargains in at Poundland.
Another bargain shop which remains open for business.
You can still get your Big Macs to take away.
As M&S sells food it remains open