Updated 4 p.m. March 25, 2020
With the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, small businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria are constantly updating their procedures to best serve their customers -- safely.
"Any time a restaurant or a small business closes, so many customers come forward to say how much they wish they could have helped," said Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky. "These are unprecedented times, and our business owners are leading the way in responding to this rapidly changing situation, always prioritizing the health and safety of their customers. We need to rally around our local businesses so they stay in business."
Here are a few ways the community can help local businesses:
- Our business owners are in constant contact with health department officials and have updated their procedures prioritize the health and safety of our community. Support our businesses -- while keeping the commitment to social distancing -- through carry-out, delivery, and online orders
- Purchase gift cards to help businesses maintain cash flow during this challenging period
- If you're financially able, continue to pay service providers like pet care, home cleaning services, and fitness memberships despite cancellations
- If non-profit's fundraiser is cancelled, consider making a donation to help them offset this missed revenue; if you planned to attend, consider donating the cost of a ticket rather than requesting a refund
See below for social distancing modifications and special promotions from Del Ray businesses; this list will be updated regularly as the situation evolves:
In addition to being open (some with modified hours -- please call in advance) -- retailers are offering opportunities to shop while social distancing:
-- Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique: View expanded list of available items on Facebook at @belliesbabiesconsignment; curbside delivery or shipping available. Free grab & go activities for young children on the front step. Visit online at www.belliesbabies.com or call (703) 518-8908.
-- Kiskadee: Latest arrivals featured online, with phone orders accepted with free delivery. Kiskadee is also offering shopping by appointment outside of their regular hours -- text or call the owner at 703-606-5254 for an appointment. Visit online at www.kiskadeeshop.com or call the store at 703-549-0813; gift cards available at paypal.me/KiskadeeAlexandria or www.venmo.com/Celeste-Crutchfield-1.
-- Planet Wine: Wine and beer available for delivery — visit planetwineshop.com for details.
-- The Purple Goose: Special outdoor display of screen-free activities for children, plus FaceTime shopping available by calling 703-683 2918. Visit online at www.thepurplegoose.com.
-- Truly-Life: Free delivery to 22301, and free DIY hand soap kit with purchase; order online at truly-life.com.
Take-out and delivery options:
-- Al's Steak House: Both curb side pick-up and full delivery available; visit alssteakhouse.business.site for menu info and call 703-836-9443 to order.
-- Bagel Uprising: Carry out only. Order online at www.bageluprising.com
-- Cheesetique Del Ray: Visit cheesetique.com to order online for pickup, or order via DoorDash for delivery. Purchase a $100 digital gift card at cheesetique.com and receive a bonus $10 gift card.
-- Dairy Godmother: Carry out only from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; order at the front door. Pre-made custard sandwiches, baked goods, and puppy pops also available.
-- Del Ray Cafe: Full menu available for carry out; visit www.delraycafe.com for menu information; call 703-717-9151 to order. Family-sized Rotisserie Chicken Dinner To-Go now available every night starting at 5 p.m. for just $25; includes chicken, oven-roasted garlic potatoes, a baguette, and rosemary chicken gravy (afternoon pre-orders appreciated).
-- Del Ray Pizzeria: Open Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm-9:00pm; Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm; and Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm offering "contact-less" carry-out and curbside pickups for all prepaid online orders. Menu at www.delraypizzeria.com. Delivery available via UberEats; in-house delivery also available when able (weather dependent, as they are walking or on bike). Del Ray Pizzeria is accepting donations of nonperishable food and household items daily for all affected restaurant workers until this mess is over, and we will distribute goods to those in need every MONDAY from 3:30pm-6:30pm.
-- Dolce & Bean: Curbside pickup of desserts and gelato pints available. Call (703) 721-3151.
-- Evening Star Cafe: Visit eveningstarcafe.net for menus and call (703) 549-5051 to place an order for pickup; Delivery available via DoorDash.
-- The Garden: Closed until further notice. Purchase The Garden swag or a gift card for future use here: thegardendelray.com/merch.
-- Holy Cow: Curb-side pickup available; visit alxhgr.com to place your order. Delivery available via UberEats and Postmates.
-- Hops N Shine: Carry-out food and beer (canned beers, growler fills, and filled-to-order 19.2 ounce in-house can fills) available at hopsnshine.com; for curbside delivery, call when you arrive.
-- Junction Bakery & Bistro: Curb-side pickup and delivery though Uber Eats. Visit www.junctionbakery.com.
-- Kaizen Tavern: Carry out and delivery available; place your orders with the restaurant directly by calling 703-836-1212; delivery within the borders of Route 1, Monroe Avenue, Russell Avenue and Glebe. Menu available at www.kaizentavern.com.
-- Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap: Online ordering available via ChowNow and delivery via UberEats. Free $20 gift card with $100 gift card purchase. For more information, visit lenaswoodfire.com.
-- Live Oak Restaurant: Closed until further notice. Purchase a gift card for future use here: liveoakdelray.com/giftcards
-- Los Tios: Closed until further notice.
-- Market2Market: Call ahead at (571) 312-3010 or order online via our website at www.m2mdelray.com. In-house delivery offered for 22301, 22302, and 22305 (includes signature artisan subs, as well as beer and cider, and a selection of grocery items); for those outside the area, delivery available through GrubHub.
-- Nectar Coffee & Wine Bistro: Closed until further notice.
-- Northside10: Open 5pm to 9pm with full menu take-out, family-style meals and beer and wine to-go; curbside pickup is available. Visit www.northside10.com.
-- Planet Wine: Wine and beer available for delivery — visit planetwineshop.com for details.
-- Pork Barrel BBQ: Curb-side pickup available; visit alxhgr.com to place your order. Delivery available via UberEats and Postmates.
-- Royal Nepal: Delivering to areas within two miles of their restaurant starting March 20 (and on a trial case-by-case basis starting immediately); call 571-312-5130 to order or visit www.royalnepalva.com.
-- RT's Restaurant: Carry out orders available; free delivery within two-mile radius with $25 minimum (UberEats coming soon). For curbside pickup: pay over the phone then call 703-684-6010 when you are outside. Menu available at www.rtsrestaurant.net
-- Sicilian Pizza: Menu available at www.sicilianpizzava.com; call (703) 838-0202 to place orders for pickup or delivery.
-- Smallcakes: Call 703-664-0312 to place your order for porch pickup or curbside delivery; flavor menu available at www.smallcakesnova.com
-- Spice Kraft: Place an order for carryout at www.spicekraftdelray.com. Delivery via Grubhub, UberEats or Doordash; beer & wine also available for pickup/delivery. Purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $10 bonus gift car; purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $5 bonus gift card.
-- Stomping Ground: For carry out, order online at www.stompdelray.com; delivery via UberEats.
-- The Sushi Bar: Curbside pickup available; visit alxhgr.com to place your order. Delivery available via UberEats and Postmates.
-- Swing's Coffee Roasters: Carry out and curbside pickup; cafe is now cashless and pausing the use of personal cups. Visit swingscoffee.com for more information.
-- Taqueria Poblano: Full menu available for curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; view www.taqueriapoblano.com and call 703-548-8226 to order.
-- Ascend Cycle: Studio closed until further notice; over the next few weeks, Ascend we will be posting virtual workouts to Ascend at home! All of the videos will be shared on our Instagram at @ascendcycle & @ascend.underground. Visit www.ascendcycle.com for updates.
-- Ease Yoga & Cafe: Studio closed until further notice; visit www.easeyogacafe.com for updates. Ease has started a free YouTube channel featuring full classes, meditations, breath work and more -- visit tinyurl.com/easeyoutube
-- Studio Body Logic: Studio closed until further notice. Online classes to come; visit studiobodylogic.com for updates.
-- Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga: Studio closed until further notice; online pre-recorded library of classes and live streaming available via a special weekly digital access pass for just $29 at mindthemat.com.
-- Xtend Barre: Tuesday and Wednesday, Xtend will share a free virtual workout via Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. to allow viewers to preview their new live streaming classes. For more information, visit www.xtendbarre.com.
-- breathr and Mindful Junkie will host free, 5- to 10-minute daily meditations at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Join in on Zoom at https://lnkd.in/eCUmuUy or on Instagram and Facebook Live at @breathr_vr or @mindfuljunkie
-- Del Ray Psych & Wellness: All services will now take place via telehealth; Del Ray Psych will also share online resources through their @delraypsych social media channels.
-- Four Directions Wellness: $40 off of a videoconferencing Four Directions Wellness session as part of their 4th Anniversary celebration. Available sessions include Nutrition coaching, Reiki, Finding Your True North, Chakra Healing and Intuitive Energy Readings — all from the comfort of your own home. Schedule online at www.fourdirectionswellness.com/sessions; be sure to chose ZOOM videoconferencing and use code 4Years.
-- Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray: Delivery service now offered twice daily, to include over-the-counter medications; send requests and questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, their website www.delraypharmacy.com, or their app Rx2Go. To maintain proper social distancing and for the safety of their patients and staff, please limit in-person visits to emergency pickups and sick medications.
-- Greener Cleaner: Free pick-up and deliveries; call (703) 909-8831.
-- Yates Automotive: Complimentary full-service gas pump attendants, plus complimentary white glove vehicle pickup & delivery service. For more information, visit bit.ly/YatesNewServices
-- The Dog Store: Free delivery of dog food, chews, treats, and other needs directly to your doorstep, with no delivery charge; curbside pickup is also available. Call 703-685- 9166.
-- Nature's Nibbles: Free delivery on Wednesdays and Saturdays with expanded delivery zone. Call 703-931-5241 or email NatNibDelivers@yahoo.com to place your order.
-- Passionately Pets is encouraging everyone to continue to pay service providers like pet care and home cleaning services despite cancellations during these unusual times, if you are financially able. You can purchase a Passionately Pets gift certificate by emailing email@example.com or calling 240-888-1134.
The Del Ray Business Association represents the independently-owned shops, retailers, and businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. For more information, visit www.visitdelray.com