Shop Local: How to Support Small Businesses in Your Community
Small businesses aren't just the backbone of the economy, they're a part of who we are as a community. Who doesn't have fond memories of their favorite restaurants or stores? These businesses stand to lose the most from the coronavirus shutdowns. Millions of jobs are expected to be lost in the retail industry. The National Restaurant Association forecasts $225 billion in losses with 5-7M people losing their jobs. The hardest hit will be small Mom-and-Pop stores.
Join us in supporting local businesses by getting delivery or picking items up curbside from your favorite establishments. Consider buying a gift card to give these businesses a much-needed cash infusion. Below, please see a list of stores offering these services. Keep in mind that this situation is fluid. Although we will be updating this list daily, it is still subject to change.
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L'Escale: The luxe waterfront Mediterranean restaurant which has been part of our community for nearly two decades has temporarily closed, but they have set up a GoFundMe to help their employees on furlough. If you purchase a gift card on their site, 20% will go directly towards their staff.
Abis Japanese Restaurant: For the past three decades, Greenwich residents have enjoyed their delicious food and popular Hibachi demonstrations. Call (203) 862-9100 for takeout or delivery. They have also set up a GoFundMe if you'd like to help them and their employees through this critical time.
Ada's Kitchen and Coffee: This Riverside gem is a part of growing up in Greenwich. Who didn't get their candy as kids? The rest of the menu is just as mouth-watering.
Aux Delices: Delightful French and New American deli is now offering free delivery and an updated delivery menu. We recommend the quiche!
Applausi Osteria: This lovely eatery with sensational Italian cuisine in Old Greenwich is closed but they are offering curbside pickup, takeout and delivery for all customers from 4:00pm - 8:00pm each day. Call (203) 637-4447 to place an order.
Beach House: Enjoy 20% off curbside orders with the code "beach." Free delivery within a 3 mile radius. The lobster rolls are excellent!
Bon Ton Fish Market: Curbside pickup is available from this establishment that has been serving Greenwich since 1902.
Boxcar Cantina: This popular family-owned North New Mexican eatery has been serving Greenwich for over 25 years. They're offering local delivery and curbside pickup.
By the Way Bakery: Have you ever had gluten-free carrot cake? It sounds like a punishment, not a treat, right? Prepare to be surprised. I don't even like carrot cake, but I loved theirs. Call in advance to place an order: (203) 489-3610.
Char: Call (203) 900-1100 for pick-up or delivery. The honey brussel sprouts are a treat.
Corbo's Deli: Corbo's deli, a small business owned by family and friends, many of whom grew up in our Greenwich community, had to close their Old Greenwich location, but their Stamford location is still open for takeout and delivery. I like the Cardinal and have heard good things about the Cowboy.
Doppio: This Italian artisan bistro is offering complimentary delivery. I recommend the gnocchi.
Duoro: Eclectic Mediterranean restaurant is offering free white-glove delivery and curbside pickup. Get a free $20 gift card with every $100 gift card purchase.
Famous Greek Kitchen: A local treasure, this family-owned restaurant has been serving Greenwich for over three decades. Open for takeout and delivery service.
Fjord Fish Market: Curbside pickup and delivery are available.
Garden Catering: No restaurant is more quintessentially Greenwich than Garden Catering. Their famous cones, nuggets and fries are available for delivery.
Garelick and Herbs: This organic, healthy gourmet market offers gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Delivery and pickup are available. Their Do Good Feel Good initiative lets you purchase gift certificates that will let you support your neighbors- for example, by sending a meal to Norwalk Hospital staff members or sending 20% of the proceeds to Jewish Family Services for those in need.
Ginger Man: Part of the Greenwich community for over 17 years, this Greenwich Avenue staple offering delicious American fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere is closed but offering delivery services if you call (917) 913-2353. You can also purchase gift cards.
Green and Tonic: Want to get healthier while in isolation? It's no secret that many are putting on pounds while staying home. In addition to delicious healthy food, Green and Tonic offers meal plans and juice feasts. We've also heard good things about their wellness cleanse program. Home delivery is available from UberEats. Greenwich and Darien can order from CosCob UberEats and New Canaan can order from Westport UberEats.
Le Fat Poodle: The well-reviewed French restaurant's operations are suspended, but you can still buy gift cards. 100% of the proeeds will go to the employees during this tough time.
Lugano: 10% off curbside pick-up and delivery from the well-reviewed Italian restaurant and wine bar.
Miku Sushi: This is one of my favorite restaurants. And I'm not alone. It's also received stellar reviews from the New York Times. Call (203) 900-7676 for takeout and delivery.
Pasta Vera: Call (203) 661-9705 for full menu for takeout.
Planet Pizza: Call (203) 622-0999 for pickup or delivery. Want to help one of the workers on the frontlines of this crisis? Send a full pie for only $10 (normally $14.99) to hospital workers, a police department, a fire department or any other first responders.
ReNapoli Pizzeria: One of the best pizza places in Greenwich. Call (203) 698-9300 for delivery takeout and curbside pickup.
Rinaldi's Country Deli: A Greenwich cornerstone for over thirty years, this popular deli is offering curbside pickup and delivery. Call (203) 622-8315.
Tony's at the J House: The savory Italian restaurant is offering free delivery and curbside pick-up.
Retail and Services:
Balducci's: One of our favorite markets offers delivery in less than an hour with Instacart. If you don't have the Instacart app yet, we highly recommend it.
Betteridge: Since 1952, this premier destination for fine jewelry and watches has called Greenwich its home. Call (203) 869-0124 or email [email protected] to explore different shopping options including virtual shopping.
Citarella: The excellent gourmet market is still open. You can also order online for pick-up. Call to find out about personal shopping services.
Diane's Books- This charming family bookstore, a part of Greenwich for over 29 years, is offering curbside pickup.
Fred: Old Greenwich boutique with stylish women's clothing is offering to text photos of items and ship them directly to customers. Leave a voicemail at (203) 344-9533 or email at [email protected] to find out the options. Gift cards are also available online.
Greenwich Orchids: This high-end florist offers some of the most exquisite floral arrangements in Greenwich. Delivery and pickup is available. Call (203) 661-5544 for more information.
Hoagland's: Since 1937, Hoagland's has provided tasteful home decor for Greenwich residents. Online shopping is still available.
McArdle's Florist and Garden Center- This Greenwich staple, one of the oldest family businesses in the community, is offering free delivery and curbside pick-up. Call (203) 661-5600 to set up a shopping appointment.
Perfect Provenance and Cafe 47: Winner of two of the Best of the Gold Coast awards, this luxury lifestyle store curates men's and women's designer fashion, home decor and unique gifts. Online shopping is available although the store is temporarily closed. Its restaurant Cafe 47 is offering curbside and delivery.
Richards: The iconic Greenwich Avenue department store is offering free shipping and returns now through April 30.
Sam Bridge: The beloved nursery and greenhouse, a family-run business since 1930, has been deemed an essential business and is still open. For curbside pick up and delivery orders, please call (203) 869-3418.
Smart Kids: For over 30 years, this store has provided some of the best educational toys for kids. Curbside pickup is available.
Threads and Treads: The athletic goods store is still taking orders and product inquiries via text, phone and email. Call (203) 661-0142 Monday through Saturday 10-4 or Sunday 12-4 to find out more. Free in-town delivery is available.
Weber Fine Art: Since 1997, this fine art gallery has been showcasing America Post-War and Contemporary art. They continue to work remotely and are available for appointments subject to safety and travel restrictions. Email [email protected] for more information.
Val's Putnam Wine and Liquors: Their excellent wine, spirits and beer selection is available for free delivery and curbside pick-up.
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