COVID-19 SF Bay Area lockdown

This is for SF, but supposedly all counties have coordinated on this. From 12:01 am on 3/17 through 11:59 pm on 4/7:

These essential services will remain open:

  • City/County government services: Police stations, fire stations, hospitals/clinics and healthcare operations, jails, courts, garbage/sanitation, transportation (including Muni), utilities (water, power and gas), and city offices
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
  • Hardware stores/plumbers
  • Banks
  • Community benefit organizations on a case-by-case basis
  • Laundromats/laundry services

The lists of essential activities, businesses, and travel go on for four pages. Notably, essential businesses include:

Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods,
fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products). …

Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences;

Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery or carry out. …


Some pickup and/or delivery options:

Rivoli & Corso

  1. Call 510.526.2542 (or Corso at 510.704.8004) with a credit card to place your order (please refer only to the most current menus posted on our websites at or Consider purchasing a gift certificate too!

  2. Drive up in front of Rivoli (or Corso)

  3. Open your trunk or back window and we’ll bring your food out with gloved hands and send you home with some delicious food! You don’t even have to get out of your car!

  4. If you ordered delivery, we will place your dinner outside your door (with gloved hands, natch) You won’t even have to see my sorry mug!

East Bay places I recommend that are per Caviar allegedly taking orders there:

4505 Burgers & BBQ
Augie’s Montreal Deli
Bellotti Bottega
Binh Minh Quan
Bird & Buffalo
Bowl’d BBQ
Brotzeit Lokal
Cafe Collucci
Daughter Thai
Donato & Co.
East End
El Mono
Everest Kitchen
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai
Funky Elephant
Holy Land
Itani Ramen
La Boulangerie
Los Cilantros? (I got email saying they’re closed)
Market Hall Foods
Mount Everest
Namaste Pizza
Oori Rice Triangles
Pyeong Chang Tofu House
Shooting Star Cafe
Smoke BBQ
Soi 4
Summer Kitchen
Udupi Palace

Starting March 17, Viks Chaat will be open for take-out only.
To place to-go orders: call (510) 644-4432 or (510) 883-5817

Call in your order (, pay by credit card at the time of order and pick up directly from the expeditor in the restaurant.We encourage customers to use our exclusive Chaat entrance on Channing Way to avoid walking through the market, if they so chose.

Caviar delivery will be available soon.

Viks Market will remain open for groceries.

Add Hawking Bird to the list.

MIss Ollie’s is taking a very low-tech approach.

Curbside pick up / please text
415 260 4545
With order and name.
Miss Ollie’s

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This is brilliant.

While supermarket shelves can be empty, restaurant distributors still have plenty and sell it at a cheaper cost to restaurants who buy in high volume. So now, along with vermicelli bowls and pho, Co Nam offers eggs, milk, and yes, even toilet paper. …

Co Nam is also offering a weekly meal subscription of its Vietnamese dishes, priced at a 15%-20% discount in comparison to its a la cart menu. A week’s worth of dinners is $96 and a week’s worth of lunches and dinners is $158. …

Diners can pick up meals, or have them delivered by the restaurant. The Co Nam owners have chosen not to use a third-party delivery service in order to give work to the staff who, given the closure of dine-in services, no longer have regular duties.

“We’re converting servers and bartenders into couriers and delivery people,” he said. “We can at least give them minimum wages and customers will hopefully give them tips, and then, we hopefully can employ them in a way that can cover their expenses,” said Nguyen.

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No delivery yet but pickup.

We bought gift cards from tacos Oscar before he closed, and plan on take out from Kebabery & S&M Vegan over this week. When I’ve driven past Berkeley Bowl West, the lines have looked long, but friends have said it goes quickly.

Lines get long fast when people stand six feet apart.

Cream Co. Bunker Box. Roasted the chicken (4 lbs.) last night, it was as good as I’ve had outside of France.

  • 12 oz Journeyman Meat Co. Bacon
  • 1 Pasturebird Chicken
  • 1 lb Cream Co. Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Heritage Duroc Ground Pork
  • 1 lb Cream Co. Beef Fajita Meat
  • 2 x 8oz Heritage Duroc Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 x 12 oz British Baldies New York Strip Steaks
  • 2 x 8 oz Journeyman Meat Co. Salumi

I don’t like Primavera’s tortillas much, but the ones Los Cilantros make from Primavera’s masa are the best I’ve had around here.

Perbacco Passover To-Go

Available April 8th + 9th for pick-up or delivery

Passover Dinner for Two $78 (pick-up) or $86 (delivery)

We are asking for all pre-orders to be placed 24-hour in advance. Pick-up and delivery will be available after 3pm on Wednesday, April 8th and Thursday, April 9th. To pre-order Passover meals for pick-up, please call 415-955-0663 by Tuesday. To order Passover meals for delivery, please read these directions carefully. To start, click here to go to our Caviar page (listed as Barbacco). There should be an “ORDER SETTING” pop-up where you enter your address then select the delivery date (April 8th or 9th) + delivery time (please select a time between 4-6:30pm) and click UPDATE. You will then scroll down on our Caviar page, select the Perbacco Passover item with the date you would like, select the quantity (1 is equal to dinner for two) then add it to your cart. When you are on the check out page please confirm that the delivery date and time are accurate. Give us a call if you need assistance.



Roasted Marinated Beets, Horseradish Aioli Poached Asparagus, Smoked Salmon, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Umberto’s Matzo Ball Soup

Double Chicken Broth, Matzo Balls, Poached Chicken and Vegetables

Citrus and Herb Roasted Chicken

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes tossed with Rustic Salsa Verde, Mixed Salad

China Village’s phone has been disconnected.

From Augie’s Montreal Deli Facebook page:

We have supplies!
You can text the word ‘Order’ to 510-984-0283 starting at 11am until 3pm. You will be sent a link with food menu and other items for sale. Pull up outside and we will walk it out to your car

Disposable Masks, whole roasting chickens, gloves, butter, eggs, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, flour, white sugar, yeast, carrots, celery, onions, red potatoes, disinfectant spray all available for pickup while supplies last.

Thanks to everyone who has supported Augie’s during this time!

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