Coronavirus in DC – A Guide

As a restaurant, travel and hospitality writer, it has been difficult to share stories or promotions that small businesses and national chains are running due to the Coronavirus pandemic here in Washington DC.

However, as we’ve seen throughout these weeks, small businesses, hotels, and restaurants affected by the Coronavirus in DC are stepping up to help their local community and especially their employees.

Below is a list of great affordable takeout options, and some DC businesses who are combating the coronavirus head-on.

A great way to support small businesses and restaurants is to use various mobile app devices that make it easy to order online for pick up or delivery. These are GrubHub, UberEats, TryCaviar, and more.

And, many of these restaurants are now allowed to provide beer and cocktails to-go, so that may help when you are hosting those online happy hour meetups.

Neighborhood Specific

Over the next few weeks, Downtown DC will be conducting Instagram gift card giveaways to support our neighborhood businesses during this uncertain time.

This week, they are giving away a $35 gift card to Chaia Tacos. Follow @DowntownDCBID and @chaiatacos on Instagram and tag 2 friends for your chance to win! The deadline to enter is 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 26.

If you live around the Rosslyn area, they have launched a comprehensive directory of all restaurants in their operating status is which can be accessed here.

Patsy’s American at Tysons Corner. Grocery Essentials Package – Pre-packaged grocery essentials for every home. 1 gallon Milk 4 Mini Billy Buns 1 Baguette 1 lb Butter 2 lbs Rice 15 Eggs 2 lbs Ground Beef 2 lbs Chicken Breast 2 lbs Onions 2 lbs Red Potatoes 3 rolls Toilet Paper. Carry out orders also available at direct.chownow.com.

Orders that Support

Emilie’s in Eastern Market is now open 10:30 am to 8 pm for takeout. They offer coffee, pastries, takeout, and pantry items. Their menu is updated daily. 40% off wine bottles, some super discounted $25 bottles! As you might know, 4% is added to all checks to help offer fully covered healthcare to their employees. Please place orders by calling 202-544-4368 or emailing FeedMe@emiliesdc.com

When you order at Blue Duck Tavern, 10% of all orders will go directly to their newly elected employee relief fund. &pizza has created a hero pie where 100% of the funds can pay for the delivery of free pizza to hospital workers.

Lupo Verde Osteria in the Palisades is offering active military personnel, medical staff, firefighters and police officers 50% off their order.

RASA, the fast-casual Indian eatery in Navy Yard is assisting diners in need by offering delivery online order services, gift cards, free meals for children, free meals for all hospital workers with a valid ID, you can order delivery for using Postmates, GrubHub, or ToastTab.

Clyde’s Restaurant Group is partnering with KNEAD Hospitality + Design launching Food it Forward, an initiative to support the hard-hit restaurant industry and provide quality food to vulnerable populations in the DMV. ⁠ ⁠With Food it Forward, you can purchase delivery meals packaged by local restaurants. The meals will then be distributed to those who need it most in the Washington area by Martha’s Table.

Beuchert’s Saloon in Eastern Market is offering carryout and delivery. Please visit their website for menu and pickup options.

Order Wine, Spirits & Food for Curbside Pickup or White-Glove Home Delivery from Fiola Mare Monday through Thursday, 2-4 pm, and Saturdays from 2-4 pm *Delivery only available within the District of Columbia Place an order at fiolamaredc.com.

Masseria a Casa – A daily menu from our culinary team brings dinner for two, alongside hand-selected wine pairings, right to your door. We’ll be putting our team to work, deploying our own chefs, and managers to deliver. Order online at masseria-dc.com. Please place your orders for same-day delivery no later than 3 pm that day. Delivery times are from 4-7 pm.

3rd Party App Orders

LEON at 1724 L St NW. 50% off for all care workers with ID. Free coffee for all retail & hospitality workers. Free kids meals for all kids. Delivery available through UberEats, TryCaviar, and DoorDash. Monday
to Friday 7 am to 6 pm (pickup and delivery only) 6 pm-9 pm (delivery only).

Chaplin’s in Shaw is offering take out 202-644-8806 & delivery through TryCaviar every day from 5 pm-9 pm.

Rasika Penn Quarter and Rasika West End are both offering their menu through TryCaviar. Try HalfSmoke through DoorDash.

There is also Daikaya 1F, Haikan, Bantam King, Hatoba, Tonari, all delivering via UberEats and pick up through ToastTab.

RPM Italian is available through UberEats.

Centrolina at City Center is offering pick-up or delivery through TryCaviar. Their menu is posted here.

Homestead in Petworth is open M-F 3 pm-9 pm and Sat & Sun 12 pm-9 pm. They offer delivery and pickup. Online orders should head to chownow.com.

District Doughnut is available through UberEats.

Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown is offering curbside pickup through gotab.io and you can order booze to go through their website: farmersfishersbakers.com. Also available for delivery through UberEats and DoorDash.

Ted’s Bulletin is offering its menu at all locations where you can order through DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and UberEats.

Bon Chon, with a location in Navy Yard, is offering delivery options from DoorDash, and UberEats.

Deals Via Phone

San Lorenzo Tuscan Italian in the Shaw Neighborhood is offering its menu with discounts on wine. Call for pickup at 202-588-8954 or food delivery through TryCaviar. The menu is posted on Instagram.

Lupo Verde is offering customers 25% off their entire check when you place a phone order 202-827-4752.

Newly opened Annabelle is offering their menu for curbside pick up. Place an order at 202-916-5675.

RARE Steakhouse on 15th and I Street NW. Date night dinner package for 2 priced at $80. Menu for 2 is posted here. Please call 202-800-9994.

Convivial at O Street Market is also offering delivery via Caviar and UberEats, in addition to online ordering via ConvivialDC.com, and curbside orders for pickup by calling 202-525-2870.

Hotel Updates

On March 17, leading hotel CEOs from Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott, MGM, Pebblebrook, Universal, and the Walt Disney Company met with President Trump to discuss urgent economic recovery solutions for U.S. hotel employees and the 33,000 small business is as travel grinds to a halt across the country.

Hay-Adams Hotel and Hyatt Hotels (the new Thompson Hotel at the Navy Yard) announced its decision to temporarily suspend operations of made the ongoing developments around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marriott Hotels have implemented a new policy.

Employee Relief Funds

Lettuce Entertain You group, the makers of RPM Italian, have set up a relief fund to support their employees affected. So now, you can donate here.

Northeast DC City Winery is offering an employee relief fund for those affected by the Coronvavirus in DC here.

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of 200 member food banks across the country, today announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic.

Donations are being accepted to Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington RAMW Educated Eats Coronavirus Worker Relief Fund in partnership with Hook Hall Helps is tax-deductible.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will provide meals each weekday until schools reopen. Bayou Bakery and Real Food for Kids will post updates on their COVID response website if meals are unable to be served due to changing circumstances.

Some of Jose Andres’ restaurants in the area will become “community kitchens” and partner with World Central Kitchen

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Fabio Trabocchi Disaster Relief Fund here at wufoo.com.

Wine, Beer, Cocktails

Bluejacket is now delivering canned beer! For food and beer takeout or delivery, please call directly at (202) 524-4862, or food delivery at DoorDash.

Barcelona Wine Bar on 14th Street. Take home hours are 12 pm – 9 pm every day. Wine bottles are 50% off. Please call 202-588-5500 for orders. Menus are available here.

City Winery in Ivy City is offering free delivery. You can shop here at ToastTab.

Hamilton Hotel Via Sophia is sharing its Cherry Blossom Cocktail. The recipe is listed below for the “Fiore Piccolo.”

Fiore Piccolo

Created by Raquel Fowler and Corey Holland for Via Sophia.

Plum Wine – 1 1/2oz. Junmai Nigori sake – 1 oz. Green Tea simple – 1 oz. Strawberry Liqueur – 3/4 oz.

METHOD: Combine all ingredients and shake; strain and serve into an old fashioned glass (or any small drinking glass at home). Then garnish with an edible flower.

Yes Cocktail Co.

Yes Cocktail Co offers a Tonic Explorations Set. Featuring 5 different handcrafted tonic syrups. These are all made with 100 percent real cinchona bark derived quinine and each represents a different geographic location.

So they are an unmissable addition to the home bar. This full set (with the recipes included on the bottle) is available for $65 online.

Distillery Crafted Hand Sanitizer

Republic Restoratives distillery in the Ivy City neighborhood has been commissioned by the District of Columbia to produce thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer. Booze is available for same-day delivery or curbside pick-up in DC only. Order here (one free hand sanitizer bottle included!).

Catoctin Creek Distillery is making batches of hand sanitizer. Due to Virginia governor’s executive order #53, the distillery store is now curbside pickup only. Please call 540-751-3294 to place your order.


Stay safe, wash your hands, and stay home. As there are more updates announced regarding the Coronavirus in DC, this page will also be updated. So if you have a suggestion, please reach out! And send an email here.


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