3 Ways to Support Local Restaurants and Small Businesses

The culinary landscape of the world has undergone major changes due to the pandemic. The condition is especially hard for independent diners, street-side groceries, or corner cafes. Here are a few ways you can lend a helping hand to such establishments near you.

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Opt for Contactless Restaurant Delivery

Almost all restaurants and eateries offer contactless home deliveries. Unlike big chains, small local restaurants may not have their own website to provide this service, but you can easily find them on the usual home delivery apps. Try to be more patient than usual, as many restaurants, especially small ones, are new to the system.

Buy Fruits and Veggies Direct

Buying local is usually the best option, especially in the case of veggies, fruits, and groceries. And buying directly helps the local farmers too. However, there are other options you can explore. Along with restaurants, many farmers have already expanded their services to include direct home deliveries. There are also plenty of online retailers offering doorstep deliveries of farm-fresh veggies and fruits, and locally sourced products, in the form of convenient weekly meal kits.

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Spending Is Not the Only Way of Showing Support

Our new reality has changed the financial situation for a large part of the population. So it’s understandable if you’re unable to support your local restaurants financially. Instead, opt for other methods like trying to draw attention to their efforts and excellent dishes via social media. From a simple post to a detailed review, anything and everything can be helpful for them during this challenging time!