Many of our locally-owned, neighborhood businesses have already been skating on thin ice due to a multitude of challenges. The COVID-19 virus represents an unprecedented crisis that poses a threat to the survival of even the most successful of those businesses while, at the same time, residents are being required to Shelter-in-Place.
The Lakeshore Business Improvement District and the Splash Pad News are doing what we can to direct you to nearby food sources while also assisting the locally-owned neighborhood businesses we value so highly. Please note that the information we’re providing isn’t complete and will be evolving over time – as will this web page. For the latest updates, please follow us on social media and thank you, in advance, for supporting Grand Lake businesses during this enormously challenging time.
Here’s what you can do to help – so we can celebrate together when the crisis ends:
1. Order takeout or food delivery from the restaurants and cafes listed below.
2. Check out the retail shops offering delivery services and online ordering.
3. Buy gift cards for friends and family or for yourself for later.
4. Follow local businesses on their social media.
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Support Your Local Eateries:
Aisle 5 – Open from 1:00 to 6:00 PM daily for to-go orders only. Place an online order at their website or call ahead at 519-879-7053. You may also purchase cans and bottles of beer or take home a growler of their house-brewed craft beer. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Holy Land Restaurant – Holy Land Restaurant is open for takeout and delivery. Call (510) 272-0535 or order online with EZ Cater, Grubhub, Ubereats, Caviar or DoorDash for takeout and delivery. They have the usual hours (11 am-9 pm). Also selling gift cards that can be used later or for cooking classes with the owner, Miri Levy, after the COVID-19 crisis. Great to buy for you or as a treat for you and some friends for later! Follow on Facebookand Instagram.
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – Open 11 am to 11 pm Tuesday-Sunday (5-11 pm Mondays). Call (510) 899-4400 for take-out and order delivery with UberEats for the duration of time of the Shelter-in-Place order. They are committed to staying open for the community and especially their employees, many of whom are losing hours or shifts at their second jobs.
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Shakewell All orders are 10% off! Shakewell is open for pickup & delivery services only, Wednesday-Sunday, 11:30am-7:30pm until further notice. To place an order, call (510) 251-0329 or order through Caviar. Also selling their delicious wines by the bottle 25% off, gift cards, t-shirts, and hoodies if you pick-up. Special menu is on their website. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Lin Jia has takeout Wednesday-Monday from 11:30 am to 9 pm. Please call (510) 835-8322 or order online. Gift cards are available online and please remember to scroll down to give tips on the “Tipping Wallet” as a way to help support them this immensely difficult time. Follow on Facebook.
Proposition Chicken is offering our full restaurant and catering menus for takeout and delivery and prefers orders to be made in advance. Call them at 510-808-5172 for takeout or place your delivery order on Caviar, Door Dash, Grub Hub, Post Mates, and Uber Eats. For catering, please call 415-278-1685. Gift cards are available for purchase in the restaurant. Open daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
CANA is open for takeout and delivery Friday, March 20-Sunday March 22 from 12:00 – 8 pm. Order ahead by calling (510) 832-1515 or order on UberEats. Gift cards are also available too. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza Reduced hours from 11 am – 8:30 pm. Take-Out and delivery are available. For takeout, place orders online or phone (510) 444-1771. When picking up, please practice social distancing. They encourage payment via credit or debit card. Delivery is available through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Caviar. Swag available here. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Top Dog is open for takeout, please call (510) 843-7250 for orders. Deliveries with UberEats coming soon. Open Monday-Saturday 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. and Sunday 11 A.M. – 9 P.M.
Yang Chow Restaurant: Open for takeout and delivery during regular restaurant hours. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00 am-9:15 pm. To order, call (510) 444-1771 or order on GrubHub, Postmates.com, Seamless.com, Delivery.com, Eatstreet.com, Doordash.com.
Grand Lake Kitchen: Gift Cards can be purchased HERE and swag on THIS LINK. “Closed for the foreseeable future. As for what the future holds, we will update on our website and on social media. Thank you for all the outpouring of love, the ridiculous tips for our staff and gift card purchases. Love, May, Dave and the GLK family.” Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Connie’s Cantina: Open for take-out from Noon – 7 pm. Closed Sundays. Please phone (510) 839-4986 to order in advance of takeout.
Lakeshore Cafe has gift cards that can be delivered or picked up when they reopen. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The physical location is closed for the duration of the Shelter-in-Place order. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
The Coffee Mill: Open 7 days a week from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Full breakfast and lunch menu + coffee and fresh-baked pastries to go. Pick-up and free delivery ($40 minimum) within a 5-mile radius. $2 surcharge for each additional 5 miles. Phone (510) 465-4224 to place your order. Available on GrubHub, Seamless.com, Postmates.com, Doordash.com. Follow on Facebook.
Wild Rabbit Bakery: Open Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for pre-order takeout only. To place orders please visit wildrabbitbakery.com or call 510-766-2253 and leave a message to which they will reply within 24 hours. New additions to their menu: Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese (serves 4), Brioche Loaf, Soup (changes daily). For families, “Cream Tea To Go” includes vanilla scones, strawberry jam, mascarpone, Earl Grey tea bags, and a selection of desserts. For orders over $75 hand delivery in the Grand Lake District by one of the owners can be arranged. Show some extra love by purchasing a gift card for you or a friend! Follow on Instagram.
Michael Mischer Chocolates is taking orders for shipping or delivery only. Please email orders to email@example.com or place your order by phone at (510) 986-1822. Free delivery within the City of Oakland for orders over $25.00. They will be closed at their physical location until April 8 unless the Shelter-in-Place order is lifted. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Starbucks is open for takeout or delivery through Ubereats. They prefer that you order through their mobile app for takeout. Open daily 5:00 am-8:30 pm
Grocery stores and the Grand Lake Farmers Market are considered an “essential service” that provides food to the community.
Lakeshore Natural Foodsis open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Sunday. They are limiting the number of customers allowed in the store at one time.
Lakeshore Produce is open 9:00 am-7:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday. Please practice social distancing.
Trader Joe’s: They are only letting a limited number of people in at one time to keep social distancing. They have increased the frequency of cleanings and are paying close attention to high touch areas such as restrooms, register areas, grocery carts, and hand baskets. They have suspended all food and beverage sampling in-store.
Grand Lake Certified Farmers Market – Open Saturdays from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Encouraged to remain in operation as an essential business that provides food in an open-air environment and serves as a critical component of our local food system. The market has implemented additional health and safety procedures to protect their staff, producers, and shoppers in accordance with state and county health orders for COVID-19:
- Adding additional hand-washing and sanitizing stations
- Increasing space between booths to maintain social distancing.
- Requiring all prepared food to be sold to go.
- Farmers are working to pre-pack produce for easier checkout and to maintain 6 foot social distancing among customers.
- The CalFresh/EBT program and the $10 market match for free fruits and vegetables continues.
- All entertainment and non-essential activities are banned.
Ordinaire: Now offering wine for local delivery or curb-side pickup only. All orders must be completed remotely via phone or email. Email is preferred. firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on their website. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Walden Pond Books: You can buy books over the phone, they will continue to serve the reading public by having books shipped by publishers and distributors directly to their customers who are self-quarantining and sheltering at home. Call (510) 832-4438 between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and they will get your books sent to you as quickly as possible. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Heart and Dagger Saloon: is opening a Bottle Shop. It will be open Saturday, 3/21, and Sunday, 3/22, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Come pick up beer, wine, and spirits by the bottle to go! This includes products only found such as Heart & Dagger Saloon Private Select Woodford Reserve Bourbon! Bottle shop hours and offerings will change daily, so keep checking in. NOTE: the bar will NOT be open and we will not be serving individual beverages to go. Please pay via Venmo or cash. You can also contribute to their online fundraiser or buy merchandise on their ETSY shop. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Lee’s Discount Florist : Shop is not open, but delivery orders can be placed online or by phoning (510) 251-0880.
Brother & Sisters Flower Shop: Please buy gift cards online for use at a later date or to make a small donation. All donations go to support our staff during this time of uncertainty. They will be offering white-gloved, no-touch delivery and timed pickups soon. If you have any questions or requests, feel free to text 323-350-1042. Follow on Instagram.
Hipline is offering online classes for Shimmy while you Shelter-At-Home with Shimmy Pop, Power Pop and Dance Technique online, see the schedule here. You can also buy a gift card! Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital: We’re recognized in the Shelter-in-Place regulations as an essential service and we are keeping regular office hours. To protect our staff and our clients, we are however asking that you call for an appointment and make arrangements for your pet to be picked up curbside. Phone (510) 350-8538. Follow on Facebook.
Alchemy Restorative Medicine: Dr. Natasha Bernard is a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathy specializing in family medicine – as well as cosmetic and personal care. She is continuing to see patients in her office at 3338 Grand, is currently accepting new patients, and is exploring the possibility of offering virtual consults. For more information, phone (925) 526-5852. Follow on Facebook.
AVC digital Video: Available for video recording for safety training and for other essential services. They provide video services–either live streaming or video-recorded for quick playback. They have experience working with hospitals and first-responders and can set up the cameras while maintaining safe space and sanitary conditions. This provides a good way to reach out to people during this difficult time. Follow on Facebook.
Galleria Scola: Owner Elida Scola welcomes virtual appointments using FaceTime. Customers with finished projects should phone first and arrange to pick up outside. Gift cards for yourself or a loved one can be purchased online as a way of showing your support. Phone (510) 451-3525. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Young’s Automotive: Open 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Mondays – Fridays. Phone (510) 444-4185 for an appointment.
Brite Cleaners: 3349 Grand Avenue. Open limited hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Closed Sundays.
L & M Launderette: 3411 Grand Avenue. Open 7 days a week. Hours reduced through April 7. Now 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.