Last Updated: April 2, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
This is a strange and scary time for many reasons, but it is important that we continue to support each other and our community. Whether that is practicing social distancing to protect our vulnerable neighbors from the coronavirus or ordering from a local business to help them stay open during these trying times. Businesses across Lancaster County are making accommodations to help protect our people, but they need our help to keep their doors open.
If you are able, consider placing an order or buying a gift card to help preserve the businesses that give Lancaster the “shop local” mentality that we hold so dear. Here is how our local businesses are adjusting:
Reminder: Wash your hands often. Use cards or tap instead of cash. Tip generously. Stay home if you aren’t feeling right. Be kind and compassionate during this scary time.
K-12 schools are closed statewide, but students can still access free meals at eligible schools. To see what options are available at your student’s district, visit the school’s website or contact them directly.
For more information, visit the PA Department of Education’s website.
If you are in need of resources within your community, call 211 to speak with a resource specialist from United Way of Pennsylvania for free. They will help you locate food banks and other programs in your area.
Entertainment & Shopping
Curio Gallery & Creative Supply has added Creative Kits to their website available for pick–up during shop hours (10-5 p.m.)
Pottery Works is offering delivery services for you to get creative at home. Select pottery and 4 colors and they will deliver everything to you and pick up the next day. Brushes, pallets, and paint provided.
Aaron’s Books is boosting their online ordering capacity and offering curbside pick–up so there is no need to enter the store. All deliveries are free for customers in the 17543 zip code and are available for a small charge to the rest of Lancaster County.
The North Museum of Nature & Science will be closing its doors but introducing new virtual programs.
Mulberry Art Studios has online art activities, virtual museum tours and free online art lessons to keep you entertained while you are at home for extended periods of time.
Lancaster Symphony‘s website is full of word finds, crosswords, instrument family information and coloring pages to keep your little musicians entertained but also on the top of their game.
Tiger’s Eye is offering curbside service and delivery for merchandise orders. With every gift certificate purchased at Tiger’s Eye between now and March 31st, Tiger Eye will increase it by 20%.
Festoon is hosting a Phonathon on Saturday, March 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purchase a $50 gift certificate for $40 and a $100 certificate for $80. There will be free hand sanitizer with the purchase of any listed item on their Facebook page with free delivery on Saturday, March 28th.
Art Matters Studio is creating lesson packets for students of all ages. They are also creating online classes.
Prima Theatre is introducing a series of streaming concerts and shows. Choose between two access options. The Superhero Pass gives a $100 groceries gift card to an out-of-work performer or other artists. The A.S.S. Pass gives you the chance to win a set of 10 individually wrapped toilet paper rolls. For more information, click here.
Grocery Stores & Markets
Lancaster Central Market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lemon Street Market is offering pick up and delivery. They are limiting their stores occupancy to six shoppers at a time.
Stauffers of Kissel Hill will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
The Freinschaft Market is offering free delivery for anyone within 5 miles of their location in Lancaster city. Purchase must be at least $25 and 24 hour notice must be given. Call in your order Monday through Saturday during business hours at 717-490-6130. They now have an online store.
Asian Market is taking orders over the phone during their operating hours from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Weiser’s Market will be closed on Sundays through April 12 to give their employees a day of rest during these stressful times. They will be open the rest of the week from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Giant stores will open for customers who are 60 and over at 6-7 a.m. daily.
Wegmans is offering delivery and pharmacy curbside pickup. They are also putting purchase limits on certain groceries.
Walmart is offering special shopping hours for older and vulnerable customers. From March 24 to April 28, Walmart will open every Tuesday at 6 a.m. Many locations are also offering delivery services for groceries.
Walgreens is offering a Seniors-Only Shopping hour every Tuesday from 8-9 a.m.
Every Wednesday for the first hour they are open, Target is limiting shopping to just seniors and those with underlying health concerns.
Whole Foods Market will have an hour before they open each day dedicated to customers 60 and over.
BJ’s Wholesale will be open from 8-9 a.m. for people ages 60 and over.
Costco will be open from 8-9 a.m. for people 60 and over. This includes the pharmacy.
Food & Drink
Rice & Noodles and Sprout are offering take out at either location. Order and pay over the phone. Then you can either go in or let them bring it out to your car.
Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub offers take out through Door Dash.
Log Cabin Restaurant will be suspending on-site restaurant operations until further notice, however kitchen staff will remain on site to provide take–out meals upon request. Catering will also be available in certain circumstances.
Chop Sushi is switching to take out only. They will no longer require signatures at check out. They also have delivery available through Door Dash.
Sweet Legacy Gourmet is offering free local delivery to anyone in the 17543 zip code from any of the Legacy family of businesses (Sweet Legacy Gourmet, Legacy Collective, and Gus and Ruby’s).
Sala Thai Lancaster is offering take out and delivery through GrubHub.
Prince Street Café is limiting in-store service to beverages and take out only. Delivery is available through UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub.
Pour Mans Brewing Company is offering delivery for food and brews with some restrictions. Visit their Instagram for details. Their taproom will have take out, just call ahead so they can have your orders ready. Wednesday-Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Zoetropolis will make any of their menu items to go, including bottles of booze for pick up. Call in with your food, spirit or gift certificate order, pay over the phone, and they will deliver to your car at the curb.
Spring House Brewing Company offers take out. Just call in, pay by phone, and then pick it up at the side patio window or use the new curbside pickup option. Check their Instagram for their take–out specials.
Harvest is offering take–out and delivery through Uber Eats and Door Dash.
Max’s Eatery is offering take out for their full menu. Their food is also available through Uber Eats and their window-to-curb service. Their hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Zig’s Bakery is offering take out and curbside pick-up for call in orders.
Voodoo Brewery is offering take out for beer, but no food.
Griddle and Grind will have carry out and call in for their menu.
Twisted Bine Beer Co. is offering take out for beer and food.
Moo Duck Brewery is offering food and beer to go.
SoBol will have take out, curbside pick up and delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats.
Mad Chef will have take out, but will be announcing revised hours soon.
Old San Juan will be offering take out.
Courtyard Café on Main will have take out from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Horse Inn is offering curb side pick up for their full menu from 5-10 p.m.
St Boniface Brewing is offering take out for their food and beer.
Thom’s Bread has take out, curbside pick up and delivery through Uber Eats, GrubHub and DoorDash.
Aura Espresso Room is open for pick up and delivery.
Cox Brewing Company is offering Growler and Howler fills during their revised hours. Wednesday and Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 12-3 p.m.
Walko Taco Food Truck is offering deliveries. Place a decent sized order and they will bring it out to you.
Copper Cup Coffee will offer service through our drive throughs and take out.
Silantra Asian Street Kitchen is only accepting take out orders, phone and pick up orders. They also deliver through GrubHub.
Funk Brewing is offering curbside pickup and take out for their beer and food.
Thorn Hill Vineyards will have curbside pick-up for bottle sales from 12-6 p.m.
Black Forest Brewery will have take out food and beer. Call in your order or message it to them on Facebook.
Lancaster Sweet Shoppe is offering carry out for their treats.
Rolled Cold Creamery will be offering take out. You can DM your order to them through Facebook or Instagram. Also, they are offering 10% off all regular sized ice creams.
The Kabab Station is offering take out. Give them a call or find them on Grub Hub and Uber Eats.
El Serrano will provide take out. Order online or call in.
Molly’s Pub continues to offer take out for food and beer.
Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen will be offering their full menu for curbside pickup. Delivery is also available via DoorDash and GrubHub.
Bert’s Bottle Shop is offering take out for food and beer. You can also order delivery through UberEats and DoorDash.
Raney Cellars Brewing Company will have limited hours for To Go 32 oz Crowler can sales only. Their hours will be Wednesday-Friday from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, 2-8 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m.
Fox Meadows Creamery is offering online ordering and call in orders. You can also come in and order at check out.
Quips Pub is offering take out and curbside pick up.
Shot and Bottle is offering take out only. Check out their menu updates and specials on their website. Their hours for pickup will be Tuesday through Friday from 4-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Closed Mondays).
Mill72 Bake Shop & Cafe is open for take out only. They will be open weekdays from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Issei Noodle will continue to serve take out and delivery through DoorDash. Also, offering frozen ramen kits for making at home.
Root will be open for call in and carry out orders.
Rachel’s Creperie is offering take out for their full menu.
Lancaster Burger Company is hitting the streets to serve take out. They will be accepting cards only.
Floyd’s Cafe of Lancaster is offering take out.
Bistro Barberet and Bakery has grab and go meals in their bakery.
Cafe 24 Hundred is open for take out from 5 to 9 p.m.
Blue Pacific Sushi Grill is open for take out and delivery only. Order on their website.
John Wright Restaurant will be offering take out and delivery.
Shady Maple Smorgasbord is offering to go meals. Order ahead via phone or when you arrive. Order, pick up and pay all from inside your car. Located at the main entrance of the Smorgasbord.
El Toro Barbacoa is offering take out.
551 West is open for full menu and beer carry out and take out. Check out their Carryout With a Cause where 10% of their take out profits go straight towards a local organization or nonprofit.
Greenfield Restaurant has pre-made meals ready for pick up. Call ahead at (717) 393-0668.
The Fridge is open for carry out food and beer only. Their food is also on Uber Eats. They are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Clean Eatz Lancaster is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for no contact Meal Plan pick up. Either pay online or over the phone. Also available for delivery on Grub Hub.
Roburritos is offering take out and call ins.
Plough has take out and curbside pick up.
Cafe One Eight is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Order online and they will bring it out to you while you wait in the car.
Elm Tree Cafe is open for take out Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lancaster Brewing Company is offering take out and curbside pick up.
Iron Hill Brewery is offering take out and curbside pick up.
Bubes Brewery is offering take out. Call in to order.
Tomato Pie Cafe is offering delivery services through Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates.
Divine Swine is offering take out for their food, beer and cider.
Isaac’s is offering take out.
Lucky Dog Cafe has take out and daily specials.
Cabalar Meat Company is offering takeout.
Ida’s Cafe has take out and delivery through DoorDash.
Plaza Azteca is offering take out. You can order through their website.
Mr. Bill’s Fresh Seafood will remain open during their normal business hours (Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) They are also offering curbside pick up. The Fat Crab Cafe will remain open and offer take out and curbside pick up. Their hours are Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Maize Mexican Cantina has take out and curbside pick up. They are also available for delivery on GrubHub.
Speckled Hen is offering take out and curbside pick up. Through generous donors, Speckled Hen has also provided meals to essential hospital staff, gift cards to families in need, and meals to single mothers in transitional housing. If you would like to help their initiative, DM or call them at 717-288-3139 to donate or nominate a family in need to receive a gift card.
Yorgo’s is open for food and beer carryout from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe is offering take out dinners. Call ahead to have it ready for you.
Oola Bowls remains open at Lancaster Central Market, Lancaster Marketplace and The Market at Wilbur. You can also donate an Oola Bowl to essential workers (nurses, doctors, police officers, grocery stores, etc.) in Lancaster. Simply go to oolaorders.com and choose “Donate a Bowl” and add it to your cart.
Sukhothai Restaurant is offering take out with a 10% discount for picking it up in the store. Delivery will be available via DELIVERY.com and DoorDash.
Caribbean Wave has take out and delivery through DoorDash.
Slugger’s Pizza has take out and delivery (limited area and minimum of $10 purchase).
Splits & Giggles is offering pick up or delivery for nearby orders. Just email email@example.com with your order.
West End Yoga Studio will be closed from March 14 through the 27 but will be offering classes through their YouTube channel for free. If you wish to help support the studio financially, they have set up a Patreon.
Move It Studio will be offering virtual classes and closing their studio for the next two weeks. Reach out for more details.
Matthew Kingston, DMD – Healthy Smiles Dental has stopped elective procedures, but will be making accommodations for dental emergencies.
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