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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

San Diego restaurants offering takeout/delivery and fundraisers

I'm doing what I can to support as many local businesses as possible. This list might not be a very large but I wanted to spend some time compiling a list of restaurants that are currently open for takeout and delivery. In addition, there are restaurants setting up fundraisers to help their staff.

I wish everyone good health, safety and good vibes. Let's stick together, be nice to one another and help as many people as we can. We are in this together, not only as community and a nation, but as humanity.

My good friend, Henry Wade, of has created a massive list with over 250 restaurants that are currently open. Please click here for the article. In addition, Edwin Real has also created an interactive google maps with restaurants that are currently open.


Bivouac Ciderworks

Lara Wendy, owner of Bivouac Ciderworks is allowing diners, friends and family to venmo her to provide additional funds for all her staff. Per Lara's Facebook message,

"Hey Facebook friends. Thank you everyone who has called, texted, sent messages and come by Bivouac Ciderworks to buy stuff! The support has been seriously appreciated. I don't know what the future holds, but we are taking it day-by-day and trying to sell as much cider as we can! Keep buying Biv if you can! Many people have also asked how they can help, and honestly, I have a super small staff who are not all as fortunate to have a vast social support network, and they survive on tips, which are quickly drying up. So I was thinking, if anyone was interested in helping out my staff, I could collect "tips," and distribute them directly to my staff, to help them survive the month. If every one of my FB friends sent $5, my entire staff would be ok for a month. If you hate the idea, don't be mad at me, I'm just trying to think of anything to help them out. If you love the idea and want to help - send any donations to my Venmo: @Lara-Wendy and I will distribute 100% to my staff. Thanks for your support, love you all!"

3986 30th St

San Diego, CA

Cafe 21 (Gaslamp Quarter only)

Cafe 21’s location in the Gaslamp Quarter is open for takeout during this time, with options ranging from breakfast to all day and dinner meals as well as and salads, sandwiches, platters, desserts and more. The full menu of takeout options is available for viewing at

802 Fifth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101


Liberty Call Distilling & Kitche

Although Liberty Call Distilling’s restaurant-distillery location in Barrio Logan was slated to celebrate its Grand Opening in early April, this date will change due to COVID-19. An announcement about the artisanal brand’s new Grand Opening date will be distributed following the widespread re-opening of San Diego restaurants. At this time, the Liberty Call Distilling team is also working on a novel plan to give much-needed resources to the San Diego community; once plans are confirmed this will be announced.

1985 National Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113


San Diego Covid-19 Community Response Fund

A coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners has joined together to create the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in San Diego County.

Click here to visit there page and donate.

San Diego Dining Group

The San Diego Dining Group which includes of Greystone the Steakhouse, Saltwater, Butchers Cut, Osetra the Fishouse, Oseteria Panevino and Farmers Table announced that it will turn its restaurants into Community Kitchens during the Covid-19 pandemic, serving the community in the frontlines of the effort to contain Covid-19; all nurses, doctors, research medical companies, health care specialists, police department & fire departments.

Please visit their gofundme page for more info

Seven Grand Whiskey Bar

Seven Grand has created a GoFundMe page to help its team members who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. All funds raised will go to their team. Click here to donate.


Skrewball Whiskey

In an effort to support the local community, especially the hospitality industry, Skrewball is pledging to donate $1 to the United States Bartenders' Guild's 'Bartender's Emergency Assistance Porgram up to $500k for every share of their Instagram Post through Friday, March 20th. You can also donate here to the USBG National Charity Foundation.



Old Town mezcaleria Tahona has decided to temporarily close during this time, including not offering takeout, as a way of doing its part to help minimize risks to their staff and the public. Founder Amar Harrag has set up an Indiegogo fundraiser page at where the public can help support Tahona employees through the purchase of playful, branded t-shirts and pre-sale mezcal and taco tasting experiences. Tahona will give 100% of the fundraiser’s proceeds to Tahona employees.

A quote from Tahona’s founder Amar Harrag: “We decided not to do takeout or delivery to limit the exposure of our staff and to do our part to limit the opportunity for the spread of this pandemic. At Tahona, we are family and when our family is in trouble, we do what we can to support them. Our commitment through these difficult times remains the same and with your support, we can limit the impact of this temporary closure. Supporting our staff is our biggest priority right now.”

2414 San Diego Avenue

San Diego, CA 92110

Zero Gelato

Newly opened and family-owned artisanal gelateria Zero Gelato has postponed its Grand Opening celebratory event, which was slated for April 4. Please stay tuned for a new date following the widespread re-opening of local restaurants.

During this time, Zero Gelato is offering pints of its Italian-style gelato for takeout from Monday through Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and from Friday through Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. Zero Gelato is also fulfilling delivery orders through GrubHub during these hours.

3331 Adams Avenue

San Diego, CA 92116

Gift Cards

A lot of shops are offering gift cards as well such as:

small bar

Holsem Coffee

Dark Horse Coffee's virtual tip jar

The Lot

Modern Times

Be sure to reach out or follow your local breweries -- A lot of beer spots are offering up to 30% discounts on their beer for take out only.

Takeout/Delivery Options

Update: Alcohol Beverage Control authority has granted California bars & restaurants to sell alcohol to-go.


Hours: Sun. / 11am-10pm, Mon.-Thu. / 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. / 11am-11pmOptions: Pick-up, In-House Delivery & 3rd-Party Delivery

550 West Date Street

619 450 6839


An's Dry Cleaning

Offering to-go pints. Can also place order online. Open from 1 to 7 p.m.

3017 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

(619) 450-6166


Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen Restaurant

Hours: Sun.-Thu. / 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. / 11am-12am

Options: Take-Out

2215 India Street

619 255 7213


Bareback Grill

Currently offering a burger + fries special. Available Monday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. Pick up orders only. All other orders are pick up or delivery from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4640 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 274-7117


Bencotto + Monello

750 West Fir. Street

(619) 501-0030

Hours: All Week / 3:00pm-8:00pm

Option: Pick-Up & 3rd-Party Delivery


Buon Appetito Restaurant

1609 India Street

(619) 238 9880

Option: Take-Out & Curb-Side


Burger Lounge