How to Support Local Businesses During COVID-19!
Yes, these past few weeks have been rough, but ORANGE you glad we’re a strong community that supports one another? It’s important that we take the time to support our local businesses during difficult times like these. But what’s the best way to do that? Glad you asked! We reached out to our local businesses and asked them what we could do to help support them, and these were their responses:
“We’re open for take-out, curbside orders and now dine-in! We have outdoor seating making it perfect for a socially distanced meal. Do you prefer delivery? Not a problem! We’re also available through DoorDash and Grubhub. Visit our website to view our menu, and be sure to follow us on Instagram for some drool-worthy tapas and sangria.”
“Woody’s is open for pick-up and now dine-in! The bar is open to the entire restaurant and we are only seating at half-capacity to maintain social distancing. Call (714) 940-0640 to place your order for pick-up.”
“We’re reopened at half capacity now! All employees are wearing gloves and masks, barbecue sauce and table items are on an ask-basis and everything is bleached every night. However, if you want to pick up, orders can be placed online, or by calling (714) 633-7427. Want it delivered? Smoqued BBQ is also available through Postmates and DoorDash.”
Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours
“We’re taking a temporary break at the moment, but we are opening June 27 with some new experiences and products for the foodies out there. In the meantime, you can purchase a gift card for a future tour. Save it for a romantic date night, or give it to a recent grad as a gift! Visitor website or Yelp for updates.”
Impact Juice Bar
“Get your sweet (AND healthy) fix! Impact Juice Bar is open for curbside pick-up Monday – Friday, 7 A.M. – 4 P.M., and Saturday – Sunday, 8 A.M. – 4 P.M. Treat yourself to an acai bowl, or get a family-sized one to share. Give us a call at (714) 833-9889 to place your order.”
“Practice mindfulness with our FREE online classes via Instagram and Facebook. Find peace and meditation during these challenging times. You don’t need to pre-register, just tune in for a class! All online classes are also archived on our Facebook and IGTV so you can practice anytime. If you’re inspired to support monetarily (ONLY if you have the means!) you can support our teachers directly via Venmo, or by providing an online class donation.” (Make sure to check out our previous blog post about fitness from other local spots to get some free workouts and you can also get to them immediately below).
“We are going to be open weekly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. but in the meantime check out our super cute clothing (that’s perfect for summer btw) and place an order for curbside pick-up. Get something cute for yourself, or buy a gift for someone who needs a retail pick-me-up. Give us a follow on Instagram for summer style inspiration.”
“Look cute AND shop small! We recently updated our website to include all merchandise we offer in our store. Plus, right now you can take 20% of all orders and get free shipping. Want to get your order faster? We’re currently open Wednesday – Sunday from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. and are offering curbside pick-up during this time. You can also check out our adorable clothing on Instagram, and DM us with any questions!”
“A&P Collectables is open for curbside pick-up by appointment, AND offering free local delivery up to seven miles of Old Towne Orange. You can view many of our available, adorable vintage items on their Facebook page and Instagram, like this incredible teacup set that would perfectly pair with all the sweet treats you’ve been baking during quarantine”
“Salón Rebelle has the products to help you maintain your quarantine ‘do. They are available for hair services by appointment only and they currently have special curbside pick-up hours on weekdays from 9 A.M. – 7 P.M., Saturday from 8 A.M. – 5 P.M., and Sunday from 10 A.M.- 4 P.M. Give us a call at (714) 997-5599 or (714) 464-8226 to get the supplies you need!”
The Potting Shed
Jack at The Potting Shed is open for 30-minute shopping appointments. Right now they have select orange tag vintage pieces and home decor at 50% off at the shop, making it a great time to go and get some new things for the house or find that perfect gift. Visit their website to reserve your shopping appointment today. Open 11 A.M. to 5 P.M weekdays and 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekends.
Orange Public Library
“Do you have books that you’ve been dying to read? The Orange Public Library has you covered! You can pick up your library books on hold Monday-Friday 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.”
If you are in the need of a gift for a kid in your life, then you must absolutely support Tiddlywinks. The best toy store in town and owner Jeannie will take your order via Facebook, Instagram or best of all through their website. They are offering free local delivery on orders over $50, and ALL deliveries are free over $100, they’ve curbside pickup too. She’s done it all for me, I’ve ordered several surprise grab bags for today’s drive-by birthdays which I know are all handpicked and wrapped with love by Jeannie. They also just launched a Learn N Play community effort to help kids in need. Tiddlywinks in coincidence with OUSD is calling on the community to provide a Learn N Play bag to all of those kids in the Grab & Go Lunch lines. A donation of $20 will provide a bag filled with items like books, crafts, games, etc., things that will challenge the mind and keep them playing. You can order these via their website, along with many other gifts.
The Dizzy Daisy
Flowers are always welcome in most people’s houses. If you want to send somebody, including yourself, a little love, The Dizzy Daisy is ready with so many beautiful arrangements. You can order directly on their website, they make it so easy, we do it all the time. They are also delivering, so support a local, family-owned flower shop and make somebody’s day! They’re now open for in-store shopping weekdays 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 2P.M.
We know that times are hard now, but we’ll get through this together. If you’re itching to do some retail therapy, or want to skip cooking and do takeout, be sure to think of a local business that you can support! Know of any other Old Towne Orange businesses that we should be helping out? Let us know in the comments below.