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.
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!"
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 www.cafe-21.com/takeout.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.indiegogo.com/projects/mezcal-love# 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.”
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.
Currently open for takeout and delivery. In addition, gift cards for future use are available and, as of today, is selling beer, wine and famous margaritas to-go and delivery. Delivery via GrubHub, Postmates and Door Dash. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8:39 p.m.
Offering gift certificates and takeout only. If you spend $50 on a gift certificate, they will throw in $10 free. Email email@example.com for details. 10% off pretzels. Hours from 2 to 8 p.m.
Offering takeout only. Place order prior. Offering a wide range of meals. They have launched 'the KINDRED Kult presents Greatest Hits I for Takeout,' from noon to 9pm daily. This is the first in a rotating series of condensed menus, offering their comfort-food favorites.
Neighborhood lounge and eatery Madison on Park is giving 100% of revenue, not just profits, back to their staff every night along with all gift card sales. They are currently offering take-out from 5:30-9PM and also available through Postmates and DoorDash. Link to purchase gift cards here.
Mustangs & Burros, Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, is introducing a to-go menu featuring menu favorites from the Baja-style eatery. Menu highlights include Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche, Mary’s Half Chicken Mole, and their acclaimed Salsas and Guacamole. To-go orders will be available for curb-side pickup at the hotel’s valet, and patrons will also receive a 20% voucher to use once Mustangs & Burros resumes dine-in operations.
One Door North is offering “take and bake” pizzas and bottles of wine, in addition to their full menu being offered to-go. Wine bottles are offered with a “reverse corkage” fee meaning all bottles under $50 are 50% off to-go. Curbside pickup is available, enabling guests to pay and receive their order without ever having to leave their car.
One Paseo, San Diego’s newest Urban Village, remains open, with many of the center’s tenants offering to-go options, meal kits, and grocery items. Patrons are encouraged to stop by The Butchery for any grocery essentials, including meat, seafood, and dairy, as well as shelf stable items. Additionally, The Butchery, URBN Pizza, Tocaya Organica, Juice Crafters, Parakeet Cafe, Shake Shack, Tendergreens, Sweetfin, International Smoke, North Italia, Cava, Salt & Straw, Mizukiyama Sushi, and Susie Cakes are all open for to-go or delivery orders, making One Paseo a convenient location to find whatever food you’ve been craving.
Pho Ca Dao, San Diego's neighborhood Vietnamese kitchen, will provide their full menu via curbside pick-up and free delivery through DoorDash, from the following locations, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Poway and Mission Valley.
Pop Pie Co. is continuing to offer their menu to-go and guests are able to order online for both takeout and delivery (through third party apps like UberEats and Postmates). Additionally, they are offering curbside pickup to phone orders and orders placed through their app. Guests just need to call the shop once they’ve arrived and a team member will bring their order straight to the car.
Ranch 45, the all-day cafe and butcher shop with a meat centric menu, has adapted to the coronavirus dine-in restrictions by offering curbside pick up, take-out and delivery via DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates, offering their full menu of sandwiches, bowls and breakfast all day. The cafe has also expanded its grocery offerings, adding everything from eggs, butter, honey and produce to their selection of locally raised meat including tri tip, filet mignon and hamburgers, making Ranch 45 a one-stop shop for essentials as well as a delicious meal.
Hours: 7am-4pm with curbside pick-up starting at 7:30am, Friday and saturday nights 5pm-8:30pm.
Rubio’s locations across California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida are open for free delivery now, by ordering through the Rubio's app and on Rubios.com. They are offering take-out, pick up and free delivery with a $15 order. Place an order through the app or online for pick up, grab the order off their pick up shelves and go. Guests may still come into restaurants and place a to-go order.
Both Saint Archer Brewing Co. tasting rooms in Miramar and Leucadia are open daily from 3 - 7PM for to-go beers only, and they will be donating $1 for every equivalent case of to-go beer sold out of the tasting rooms to the United States Bartenders Guild. This includes packaged beer, crowlers, and growlers.
Leucadia tasting room: 978 N Coast Hwy 101 #2051, Encinitas
Miramar brewery and tasting room: 9550 Distribution Ave, San Diego
Get a free kids meal with purchase of any entree, Monday- Friday for take-out and delivery. In addition, get $15 off any take-out order of $75 or more. This applies to Las Vegas, Huntington Beach, Pasadena and San Diego locations.
The Buona Forchetta Familyof restaurants is keeping their newest, nonprofit restaurant Matteo open (although the dining room is closed) and selling fresh pastas, sauces, breads and more in their marketplace.
The four Buona Forchetta locations (including the brand new Coronado location) are all offering to-go and delivery options from a condensed menu, including bottles of wine that are 30% off. Delivery is available to residents in the following neighborhoods: South Park, Golden Hill, North Park, Point Loma, Encinitas, Leucadia and Coronado.
The Gluten Free Baking Co.
With a full menu of gluten and allergy free savory and sweet baked goods The Gluten Free Baking Co. is keeping both their brand new retail location and bakery open for take-out to continue to serve a sensitive portion of the community. The bakery’s brand new shop in North Park is open for take-out only. Additionally, with stores running low on bread of all types, The Gluten Free Baking Co. has also developed a CSB box (or community supported bakery box) where people can create boxes of their favorite allergy free goodies to pick-up. The menu includes everything from bagels and cinnamon rolls to sandwich bread and donuts. Orders should be placed the day before pick-up.
Tasty plant-based takeout orders. Order online or by phone. Curbside pickup. Noon to 8 p.m., daily.
1733 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
The Smoking Goat
The Smoking Goat is offering its entire menu to-go, allowing patrons to have a little French fine dining in the comfort and safety of their home. Curbside pickup is also being offer so guests can pay for and receive their order without having to leave their car.
The distillery and tasting room is offering a 20% discount through take-out directly from the restaurant and is also available via delivery through Postmates and free delivery through DoorDash.
Additionally, gift cards are available for purchase along with $19 bottles of 619 Vodka to-go (limit 3 per person) including 619’s line-up of award winning handcrafted vodkas, including Original, Cucumber, Coffee, Rose Petal, Scorpion Pepper and Pickle.