The LIDS Story

Our Story

LIDS is the creation of Liverpool born Chef Dave Critchley, the Executive Chef at Lu Ban Restaurant.

Dave has worked with suppliers and independent traders across the region for over twenty years. When Covid19 hit it was evident that the impact across the hospitality sector would be huge. Suppliers were losing trade overnight, vulnerable customers were struggling to gain access to goods as the demand for supermarket delivery slots spiraled, and foodbank use spiked. In LIDS we’re trying to combat this.

With his expert knowledge of the sector, Dave has brought together some of the biggest and best-loved traders in the city. Allowing you to buy from a range of retailers in one place, straight to your door.

Alongside his passion for supporting local business Dave has also worked with food banks throughout his career and with LIDS is working to get quality food to those most in need in the community.

“The use of foodbanks has continued to grow year on year, and I recognize they’re a lifeline for many in need. But I also believe everyone should have access to fresh and nutritious food and to understand the basics of good nutrition. With Knowsley Kitchen, we’ve brought together community organizations that support us to do just that. Right now we’re delivering over 200 fruit and veg boxes and 200 packed lunches to some of the most deprived areas of our city. As LIDS grows we aim to expand on this to include educational workshops, recipe sharing, and much more. So when you shop with us you’re really helping us not only make a difference to our suppliers but to the community as a whole”

If you’re interested in becoming part of the LIDS community as a supplier then simply head to the join LIDS page and fill in the interest form – we’ll be in touch!


Liverpool Independent Delivery Services

Hi, Im Dave Critchley exec head chef at luban restaurant in Liverpool.

I have put together a group of amazing local independent suppliers who are ready to deliver their goods and products direct to your door.

We are already delivering all across Liverpool to anyone struggling to get fresh produce from their local supermarkets due to lack of stock, self isolation, working hours or huge waits on delivery slots.

We also deliver to those who just prefer the superior product range and quality from their local suppliers.

For anyone requiring large business orders or an order from multiple suppliers suppliers please contact me on