Based on guidance from local officials, restaurants are closing dine-in but are continuing to offer delivery (including no-contact delivery) and pickup. Inventory and delivery times will be impacted by the health crisis. Have extra patience. Here are some helpful additional food safety tips for pickup and delivery orders >
If you're a super busy parent or stuck at home for an extended period of time and can't leave the house, you will be psyched to learn about these creative and helpful home services. These businesses will bring everything from diapers to dessert right to your front door or work on your car while your child naps. Click on a category below or just browse the listings.
Grocery delivery services
- Dan's Fresh Produce. Alameda-based hometown green grocer carries a wide variety of local growers' produce and natural groceries. Free home delivery in Alameda.
- Good Eggs. Good Eggs brings farm-to-fridge groceries right to you. Order online from the best local farmers & foodmakers and have them delivered to your door. Visit website to get started.
- Farm Fresh to You. Delivering seasonal, organic fruits and veggies right to your doorstep. Visit website.
- Guerilla Organics. Seasonally available local organic produce supplemented with exotic items delivers to Berkeley and Oakland. They choose, you don't. Visit website.
- Imperfect Produce. Specializes in delivering “ugly” fruit and vegetables like curvy carrots and tiny apples at a discount, but has a full array of other grocery foods. Visit website.
- Instacart. Shoppers will go to various grocery stores, including Safeway, Sprouts, Berkeley Bowl, and many more, and bring the bags to your door for a markup and fee. So helpful in a pinch and the Costco run is totally worth any fee. Visit website.
- Whole Foods. Whole Foods will deliver within two hours for no fee if you're a Prime Member. Start your order on amazon.
These businesses are operating beyond capacity due to Coronavirus. Please ask them to leave food outside, and tip them well.
- Caviar. Caviar delivers the best East Bay restaurants right to your door. Order up to a week in advance, or for delivery right away. Order online or from the app. I use Caviar for my regular Lanesplitters fix. See which restaurants are included.
- DoorDash. Mobile app and website that enables ordering from local restaurants, including Eureka!, Cholita Linda, and many places where you don't want to park to deal with take-out. See the options >
- GrubHub. Lots of fast food and slow food options. See the choices.
- Jessie Et Laurent. Let Jessie Et Laurent fill your fridge or freezer with a variety of mealtime options. Made daily from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, meals are ordered by the week, ready to eat in minutes, and modifiable for most dietary needs. Visit website.
- Postmates. This app will dispatch a bike messenger to pick food from any place you like. Some menus are integrated into the app and some just have a free typing area. See which restaurants are on Postmates >
- UberEats. One more gig economy delivery business that has some East Bay restaurants who will bring them to my house. I use them for Toss Noodle Bar. Find out which fast food places are included.
- Earth Baby Diapers. The most convenient, eco-responsible, and affordable diapering solution for your baby & your earth. EarthBaby provides home delivery of all your diapering needs and reduces your environmental footprint by eliminating diapers and wipes from Bay Area landfills. We love Earth Baby.
- Tiny Tots Diaper Delivery. Compostable service serving the Bay . See the website for more info.
These businesses may or may not be closed due to Coronavirus.
- Auto Glass on the Move. Repair and replacement during naptime. Visit the website.
- Clean Green. Mobile eco-friendly car wash and detailing service. Visit the website. (Closed until 4/7)
- Paramount Auto Car. Repair your chipped windshield in the driveway. Visit the website.
- Tint on Wheels. Tint your windows without leaving home. Visit the website.
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