The culinary landscape of the world is undergoing major changes due to the current global situation. 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.
Opt for Contactless Restaurant Delivery
Given the current situation, almost all restaurants and eateries are now offering contactless home deliveries. If any restaurants in your area are offering this option, consider opting for it by ordering from an old favorite or someplace new. Unlike big chains, small local restaurants may not have their own websites to provide the 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 or Through a Service
There’s nothing wiser than buying local, especially in the case of veggies, fruits, and groceries. Buying directly helps local farmers too. However, there are other options you can explore. Along with restaurants, many farmers across the nation 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.
Remember That Spending Is Not the Only Way of Showing Support
Our new reality has changed the financial situation for a large part of the world. So much so that even affluent ones are now extra cautious in flashing their cash. So it’s completely okay 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.