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How to Support Your Local Eateries During the Coronavirus Shutdown

Social distancing doesn’t bode well for folks who make a living in hospitality. Use these low-to-no-contact pickup and delivery options to feed the family and help your community.

Bars and restaurants will offer no seats to patrons across Colorado for 30 days as of March 16, and Denver restaurants will be curbside pickup and delivery only for about eight weeks. Food service industry employees and local restaurant owners will be feeling the economic pain alongside many families who will need extra food assistance. Here are ways you can grab your grub and support your neighbors while practicing social distance.

Snooze Pancakes at Your Door

Try the order online option from the classic yet innovative Snooze: an A.M. Eatery with meals available for pickup or delivery. Grab the Kids Eat Free deal for $35 including two adult entrees, two free kids meals, and one pancake stack. Participating locations across the Front Range.

Arcana’s Community Meal Program

Choose from a special menu of four meals available for takeout and delivery. Each meal package will have a suggested meal price of $20 for those who can afford it, and a sliding scale starting at $0 for all other menu items. No delivery fee or tips, but they will accept a “staff support” fee to directly benefit all employees whose hours have been reduced. 909 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-3885.

Barbosa’s Barbeque Pop-Up

On Saturday March 21, get to-go smoked meats, sides, and desserts to feed the whole family, as well as vacuum-sealed meats to keep at home. Pre-order online to reserve a meal and Barbosa’s will send their exact location for pickup on March 21. 361-649-0241.

Keep Calm and Carry Out

Sage Restaurant Concepts is banding together its restaurants and partners to donate $1 per carryout order to Feeding America, which is helping local food banks respond to COVID-19. Participating Colorado restaurants include:

Hapa Safe-Sealed Sushi

Locations in the Denver metro area and Boulder will deliver their Japanese and Hawaiian fusion creations in tamper-resistant bags. Takeout options are also available. Denver metro and Boulder locations.

Dos Santos in Your Neighborhood

If you live within five miles of this Denver and Colorado Springs taco joint, you can call in an order for delivery at 303-386-3509 (Denver) or 719-645-8069 (Colorado Springs). 1475 E. 17th Ave., Denver; 70 E. Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs.

Santa Fe Cookies in Your Oven

Email Santa Fe Cookie Company to pre-order frozen cookie dough balls to bake at home. Wrapped cookies and pastries are also available for curbside pickup. 303 16th St. Suite 12A, Denver.

Buttercream Bakeshop Quarantine Survival Pack

Each pack contains four medium cupcakes, two jumbo chocolate chip cookies, one jumbo sugar cookie, one brownie, two edible cookie dough cups, and two cake pops for $25 plus tax. Order two days in advance, pay with a card or in advance, and pick up curbside. ​129 Adams St., Denver, 303-322-2253.

Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant

Get your green chile and breakfast burrito fix with pickup orders and drive-throughs at Santiago’s across the Front Range, Denver metro area, and into the eastern plains. Call ahead to your location; find numbers at

Urban Village Indian Delicacies

Chef Charlie’s clay oven and pot dishes will warm a hunkered-down home. Order online for pickup or delivery in the Park Meadows Mall location. 9234 Park Meadows Dr., Suite 700, Lone Tree, 720-536-8150.

5280 Burgers Hot & Ready

Order a family dinner from the Denver Pavilions or Westminster location of 5280 burger bar. Their new home cooked meal for carryout and delivery is $9 per person. Call for more information: 720-887-5970.

Barcelona to Go

RiNo’s Barcelona Wine Bar experience is ready to be packed up and brought home. Peruse their takeout menu, give them a call, and be sure to note allergy or dietary restrictions, they’ll do their best to meet special requests. 303-816-3300.

Comida Para Llevar

Tacos, tostadas, gorditas, and bowls are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the Comida Food Truck. Say hi to the team while popping by for window service pickup, part of the Stanley-To-Go program. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Denver, 303-484-1632.

bartaco Pickup and Delivery

Boulder taco fiends can get their favorites delivered to their homes or at curbside pickup. Don’t forget the aguas frescas! 1048 Pearl St., Boulder, 719-249-8226.

Chop Shop Family Fare

Comfort food for all on this delivery and takeout menu brought by Colfax and Lowry’s Chop Shop. Orders $25 and up get a free kids mac and cheese with code CSKIDSMAC when ordering online. 200 Quebec St., 3150 S. Broadway, and 4990 E. Colfax, Denver.

Del Frisco’s Grille Out

Bring the bold and fresh flavors from this Cherry Creek grill to your table with to-go options starting at 11 a.m. daily. All orders receive 10 percent off. 100 St. Paul St., Denver, 303-625-6743.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle at Home

Get 10 percent off steak, seafood, salads, sides and desserts from the Greenwood Village steakhouse. Take out and curbside pickup available. 8100 E. Orchard Rd., Denver, 303-796-0100.

Smōk ‘em Out

Pick up some upscale barbecue meats from The Source Market’s Smōk. They’re offering a limited takeout menu each day. Call and place your order. 3330 Brighton Blvd., Denver, 720-452-2487.

Olive & Finch To Go

Mix in some healthy at-home eats from the Uptown or Cherry Creek fresh food stop Olive & Finch. Their full menu is available for takeout and delivery. 3390 E. First Ave. and 1552 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303-955-0455 (Cherry Creek), 303-832-8663 (Uptown). catering.

Bigsby’s Folly Grab ‘n’ Go

Top off your wine growlers for half off, or purchase a new Bigsby’s 1-liter growler. While you’re at it, take a look at chef Sarah’s grab ‘n’ go food menu. Text your order then pop in to the bar. Then at home, pour a glass and join Wine Wednesdays on Instagram Live. 3563 Wazee St. Denver, 720-485-3158.

Mici Pizza Delivery with Kids’ Dough

Pick up a pie curbside or opt for touch-free delivery. Mici Handcrafted Italian’s kitchens in Denver, Lafayette, Highlands Ranch, and Parker are open for business.

Find More on Instagram

A diversity of pickup and delivery options are cropping up with hashtags like #curbsidecolorado and #wegotthisdenver. @1000thingstodoindenver created a list of favorites, and @forkandpath foodies have a map of businesses offering pickup and delivery in the coming weeks.

Donate Food and Funds

Make sure others have their fill, too, by donating to local food banks, family services centers, and shelters. 9News gathered a list here.

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