Updated: Mar 24, 2020
A lot of our local downtown businesses need our support and I know *I* can't wait to get back downtown to shop and dine. That being said there are a lot of things we can do now to make things more tolerable AND help out our small businesses.
Please follow the CDC's recommendations on staying home to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Here's a list of places where you can get curbside food, pick up groceries, restock supplies, and stay active.
Get those creative juices flowing by decorating your own pottery! Pick up a pottery-togo kit from the Accidental Artist. Choose from their large selection of amazing pottery and then choose six paint colors. They will pack it up and you will be set for hours of fun! www.theaccidentalartistnc.com
Let the Aerie be your home away from home. Relax in beautifully appointed rooms and have someone make you breakfast or bring you dinner from one of the local establishments. Have wine out on the patio and be catered to. https://aerienc.com/
Now you can bring the taste of Baker's Kitchen into your own home. Check out their new online ordering system and place your order for curbside pick up or in-house pickup. For this limited time, they'll be using a limited menu and limited hours. Baker's will be open daily from 8am until 1pm. Visit www.bakerskitchennb.com to order now.
Bear City Fudge
Bear City Fudge Company will be open for business as usual while taking additional precautions to keep everyone safe during this time. Visit their website www.bearcityfudge.com and take advantage of online purchasing. They can easily ship you your fudge, pralines, bear claws, and chocolate-covered strawberries so you can enjoy them without leaving home.
Bear Towne Escape Room
Entertain the kiddos with an escape room experience (now they have an 80% outdoor experience as well)! In addition to their normal cleaning procedures they are double wiping down all surfaces with CDC approved cleaners that kill COVID 19 and then also aerosol spraying all surfaces after that with another approved COVID 19 killer. They'll have only 1 staff member on and their room times will be staggered so you will not come in contact with any other groups. They will operate on an appointment-only basis so no random people will be able to walk in. (919) 440-7150
Bear Town Market
Open everyday from 5-7pm. Features specials like $8 6-packs and $10 bottles of wine to-go! Added benefit... you may see "Quarentainment" hanging outside!
Trying to save those precious groceries? Let them cook dinner for you! Grab one of their delicious certified angus beef burgers to go, and don’t forget the beer!! Call them at 252-288-5814 to place your order!
Bella's is making take out/ curb-side available to all! If you would like to call in for pick up they are open! Check out their menu at bellascafenb.com or call 252-633-7900 also their bakery items not listed on menu but are all available cinnamon rolls, scones, variety muffins and much more!
Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast
Want a staycation? Check out the Benjamin Ellis House. They have a commercial kitchen that allows them to provide additional meals if necessary limiting guest exposure outside the Inn. They even have a 3-course dinner for two prepared by the Inn Keeper! www.benjaminellishouse.com
Working downtown and looking for a meal? You can get your lunch delivered by bike! Check out their menu online here: www.blackbeardstripleplay.com
Have a growler? Get it filled for HALF-OFF at the Bruin. They'll be open for your beer and wine purchases to-go!
You know what'll cheer you up? A milkshake! The Cow Cafe is taking to go orders and has curbside pick-up. Stop by or call ahead for Cow Cafe “ take out”! 252-672-9269
Looking for coffee, lemon bars, muffins, egg and cheese sandwiches, and friendly people? You've got the right place! Crema will be open serving their usual awesomeness AND their outdoor seating has been expanded to accommodate those who want a change of scenery.
Cypress Hall will offer takeout and delivery service Thursday through Saturday from 12pm-8pm. They have revised their menu to provide fresh food that will taste just as delicious at home as it does in the restaurant. Check out their website for menu updates and how to order https://www.toasttab.com/cypress-hall/v3. It includes beer and wine too ... I'm sensing a picnic in the living room kinda night.
Galley Store You can still grab a coffee and a snack at the Galley Store cafe! Actually, they also have a solid oatmeal chocolate chip cookie mix in a mason jar for those who need some baking therapy.
The Grill at Prohibition
The patio will be open daily from 12-2pm and 5-9pm for carry out dining!!! They'll be offering curbside pickup in front of their patio, as well as regular to go services, orders can be placed by phone by calling 252 649 1838. Open weekdays from 5pm to 9pm for pickup or delivery, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 9pm.
Want somewhere to chill out and have a change of scenery? The Hanna House is an ideal place for relaxation. hannahousenc.net
Hopeful Balance Want to stay active while hanging out at home? Hopeful Balance has virtual classes that you can attend. Check out their schedule online: https://www.ahopefulbalance.com/schedule. They'll also be posting them on facebook for you to follow along.
The Jarvis at 220
20% off for locals from now through April. Stay here for a relaxing evening or two where they'll cater to you, prepare your breakfast, and even pick up a romantic meal for you with wine from one of our local eateries.
Living Well Down East If you didn't quite buy enough at the grocery store and need some additional non-perishables, produce, or meats, Living Well has a great selection to choose from.
Need color safe shampoo or a custom color tinted conditioner? Now is the time for self care! Magnolia Jane will send you a digital invoice to pay at home with your credit card and drop the products off on your porch safely. Give them a call to let us know which products you need and they'll send you a link to pay online or pay over the phone! (252)514-4867
Midtown Olive Oil
Seriously you can get all you need here. Pasta, pesto (or any other sauce for that matter), dips, olive oil... seriously this is Italian night waiting to happen. Sounds like the perfect Friday night to me :). They also have free local delivery and curbside pick up! www.midtownoliveoil.com
Hmmmm what to do... what to do... I know! Let's garden! Mitchell's has everything you need to get your garden going (including the plants).
MJs Raw Bar & Grill
Don't feel like cooking? Call 252-635-6890 or 252-635-6892 to place orders for pick-up. This will be available from 11:30am to 2pm for lunch and from 5pm to 8pm for dinner. MJs has parking spots coned off right in front of the building for curbside pick up. Their outdoor seating will be open for dining as well so get there early to snag a spot. They have updated their fabulously delicious menu online showing what will be available to order, at www.MJsrawbar.com
Don't forget about Fido during all of this. Nauti Paws is doing curbside shopping to ensure the safety of their customers. Stock up on pet food, treats, supplies, etc.! 10am-Noon and 4-5:30pm daily.
Next Chapter Books
Now's a good time to catch up on some reading. Check out the Next Chapter Books! They even have remote shopping online: https://thenextchapternc.com/home/remote-shopping-option/
Free shipping, local deliveries, curbside pick up, and private shopping available for all customers!! Be sure to visit their online shop: shoptheplume.com
The Birthplace of Pepsi Cola will remain open with reduced hours of operation. Monday thru Saturday from 11am until 4pm and Sunday from Noon to 4pm.
Persimmons has reopened and is ready for (take-out only) business! Check out their facebook page for their menu: https://www.facebook.com/persimmons.restaurant/. They have tons in the works regarding family-style and dinner-for-two menus, so check back often.
Savages Woodburning Pizzeria will continue to maintain normal business hours until further notice. They offer a large takeout menu including a wide selection of pizzas, pasta dishes and sandwiches.
Savi's Wine Shop
Savi's will remain open and is also offering curbside pick up for those who are need of restocking their wine supply. Just text your order to 252-229-4078!
Surf Wind & Fire
If you're going to be stuck in the house you might as well be comfy! Surf Wind & Fire just got a new shipment of Life is Good PJs in. Go check em out!
Oh thank GOODNESS... I don't think I could go a full two weeks without their dumplings. Curbside pickup is available in front of the restaurant from 4pm-8pm. Please call ahead to order and they'll bring it to your car. 252-631-5461 www.thaiangelnewbern.com
Even though they're technically closed, they're doing Live Tours, seminars, demos, and more online! Check out there online schedule here: www.tryonpalace.org/blog/tryon-palace-live
Wit will be open during the outbreak and available to assist with custom clothing and accessories at 502 Pollock St.!
Gift Cards for ALL
Don't forget to snag some gift cards to our local establishments. Visit https://downtownnewbern.com/ for a full list of what's available. Purchase some today for a gift to friends or yourself. Have you seen what Lula Balou has online? Seriously the Mackenzie Bootie is the bomb.com. It's online shopping time people!