This pandemic has been a life changing experience to say the least. We are both still “grieving” and taking some time to allow this all to absorb. With all major events being cancelled across Alberta, Canada and beyond, we have more time than ever to share all the ways you can stay entertained AND support local businesses while social distancing. Oh and playlists a-plenty. We curated a 2020 Pop hits playlist for you and will share it at the end of this blog ;)
But first, what we really want to know is…. How are you all doing?? How are you “grieving” and getting through this very uncertain time? Are you an entrepreneur or employee? How are you planning to weather this storm? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Enjoying this stay at home time or really struggling with the isolation? Please leave your comments below or DM us on Instagram, we would love to hear from you.
Many of Edmonton’s restaurants have had to close their doors due to the COVID quarantine, some have switched the focus to delivery and take-out to keep their business going. So, what can we do to ensure their doors reopen once this is all over??
There are 3 easy things you can do to support local independent restaurants during this pandemic
- Buy gift cards and merch from your favourite businesses! Like our new Girls Club collection, tee hee.
- Join the Hospitality Relief Action and help save Edmonton’s independent hospitality community. This amazing initiative is being led by Katy, owner of Cartago and Kris Harvey of Chvrch of John.
- Here’s a list of some Edmonton restaurants where customers can order, pay online and pick up their food curbside or at the takeout window. Some offer private delivery too, not only through Skip the Dishes or Uber Eats. Check out their websites for full details (LIST UPDATED on April 24, 2020):
The Common - known for their take on chicken and waffles - which you can now order at for pick up at home!!
Grandin Fish n’ Chips - classic comfort food, pre-order in advance before they sell out again.
Rosewood Foods - this brand new local cafe/restaurant was supposed to be opening it's doors before COVID hit, they're now offering pick-up orders instead!
Cibo bistro - pre-order to enjoy your favourite hand rolled pastas and sauces from Chef Rosario Caputo in your own kitchen.
Sushi Box by Vinh - normally an at-home chef Edmonton’s sushi wizard, Vinh, is now doing sushi boxes!
Dorinku Osaka - Was our hip hop jam space before COVID, tasty authentic Osaka style street food.
The Local Omnivore - home to one of Edmonton’s BEST burgers, plus tasty pickles, spreads and preserves.
KB&Co - Delicious vegan eats.
Corso at Home - pre-order online Saturday - Monday for your weekend meal pickup.
Pasta Pantry - tons of “Take and Make” meal options daily.
Cafe Amore - Pay if Forward Care Package. Show someone you love that you are thinking of them during this crazy time of isolation.
The High Dough - Chicago deep dish pizza in Edmonton brought to you from the kitchen of Three Boars.
Earls - can be found on Skip the Dishes as per usual. Have also started offering Grocery Services AND a special take out Happy Hour!
Tzin Wine & Tapas - This tiny gem of a restaurant is found on 104st, limited seating makes it very special, gourmet tapas and wine, they are now doing curb side pickup!
RGE RD - Anyone else on a baking kick? Well, Range Road restaurant is selling Sour Dough starter kits plus a full take-home menu.
Have you tried any of the new dine-in options created by local restaurants to keep us well fed through the quarantine?? Tell us what was tasty!! Any good deals out there?
Now, here’s your new playlist! All the best pop so far in 2020! Oh and FYI dancing before dinner is totally acceptable :D Want us to make you a custom dinner playlist?? Leave us a comment and or get in touch!
We have lots of ideas and things that we are working on and can’t wait to share them all with you very soon. Stay tuned!
Stay safe, stay home!