San Antonio’s restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, and bars are facing the coronavirus challenge with quick pivots in their business models.
While some popular downtown spots such as Liberty Bar have shut down indefinitely, others like Mi Tierra are converting from dining room service to grocery. Still others have switched to offer online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery services.
Below is a list of some of the locally owned restaurants and bars offering food and beverage service, followed by a list of restaurants offering grocery services, and coffee venues. Use the links or social media to order.
- Restaurant Gwendolyn, Kimura Ramen, and Il Forno Pizzeria provide takeout options.
- Sushihana Japanese Restaurant offers delivery, curbside pickup, and a special At Home Happy Days drink menu.
- Künstler Brewing offers online ordering and pickup of its extensive beer and food menus.
- Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant is offering family specials and margaritas to go.
- Barbaro is offering pizza, family meals, and beverages for delivery and takeout.
- In announcing its plans to continue delivery and takeout service, Hot Joy restaurant wrote, “Life is handing out more lemons than Nick & his Tiki Kings can possibly juice at the moment.” Family meal packages and tiki cocktails are available, with a free roll of toilet paper.
- Little Death wine bar offers wine, cheese, and a party snacks special for delivery or pickup.
- Chas Market & Kitchen offers takeout and delivery to within a 3-mile radius.
- Tony G’s Soul Food offers takeout and $2 margaritas to-g0. Call ahead to order.
- Cullum’s Attagirl has beer and food for takeout.
- NOLA’s Brunch and Beignets has delivery and curbside pickup options. NOLA also partnered with sister restaurant The Cookhouse to launch a meal kit service, complete with ingredients and step-by-step instructions.
- El Chaparral‘s Helotes location is offering online ordering for takeout.
- Max & Louie’s New York Diner is open for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery services.
- Las Palapas‘s 13 locations are offering rollback specials for takeout and curbside pickup.
- Paesano’s Riverwalk restaurant is closed, but its Lincoln Heights and 1604 locations offer curbside pickup.
- Toro Kitchen and Bar offers family packages and a special elderly menu, featuring Spanish paella, tapas, and sangría.
- Dorçol Distilling and Brewing Company has started a “24-hour beer line” for text-messaged pickup orders of its canned beer, growlers, and spirits.
- Burleson Yard Beer Garden offers draft, bottled, and canned beer; burgers; sides; and non-alcoholic drinks for takeout.
- Gino’s Deli is open for curbside and takeout service.
- The Pearl has launched a website, Pearl on the Go, to streamline orders and curbside pickup for its restaurants. Among the offerings from various eateries are regular menu items, family meals, meals for two, and beer-to-go.
- Bakery Lorraine
- Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery
- Boiler House
- La Gloria
- Tenko Ramen
- Green offers call-in ordering for curbside pickup and delivery at 210-320-5865, as does Larder at the Hotel Emma at 210-448-8355.
- Supper at the Hotel Emma also offers phone-in ordering at 210-448-8352 for curbside pickup.
- Fletcher’s Hamburgers
- Bud’s Southern Rotisserie
- Farmer’s Market
- La Panaderia‘s downtown location is temporarily closed, but the Alamo Heights location is offering online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery, including a “support locals” basket of grocery staples.
- Esquire Tavern offers its full menu for curbside pickup and delivery within a 4-mile radius.
- Maverick Restaurant
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- Sichuan House is offering only online ordering for curbside pickup or free delivery for orders of $50 or more and distances within 20 minutes of the restaurant.
- Pharm Table is offering online ordering and curbside pickup for regular menu items and bulk orders.
- Papouli’s Greek Grill locations in Selma and City View Village offer curbside, take out, online orders and catering.
- Earth Burger vegetarian burger stands in San Antonio and San Marcos offers drive-through and delivery service.
- Sancho’s Mexican Cantina y Cocina offers curbside pickup and delivery, including its special Quarantine Frozen Margarita Kits.
- Scratch Kitchen is offering takeout, curbside service, and delivery. Free delivery offere within five miles of the restaurant.
- Sukeban Sushi in the Blue Star complex offers takeout, curbside and delivery within a five-mile radius, including food, wine, and sake.
- Outlaw Kitchens features “OK Egg Cream Liquer” to go, along with a three-course prix fixe or a la carte menu, during limited hours Thursday through Saturday.
- The Jerk Shack remains open for takeout, with special “Extended Spring Break” family meals.
- The Good Kind offers a “healthy home meal delivery service,” and cold pressed juices, beer, wine and cocktail kits.
- Leon Valley Cafe is offering curbside pickup, with a temporary March menu.
- Cappy’s Restaurant is offering food and beverages for curbside pickup.
- Boss Bagel offers its San Antonio-style bagels, schmears, and sandwiches, as well as coffee and coffee beans, for takeout and curbside pickup.
- South Alamode Panini and Gelato offers curbside pickup and delivery through Favor.
- Sabor Cocinabar has a reduced menu for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, with beer, wine, and cocktails available.
- Both Alamo Café locations are open for curbside pickup and delivery within a eight-mile radius, with family meal specials and “DIY margarita kits.”
- Godai Sushi offers its full menu at 25 percent off for takeout, curbside, and delivery within a seven-mile radius, with 50 percent off on beer, wine, and sake.
- Alamo Brewing has its beer, soda, and seltzer products available via curbside pickup.
- Little Italy offers family meals packages and pizza specials for takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery.
- Earl Abel’s has a reduced menu available for takeout, with 10 percent off lunch specials, family meal packages. Catering is also available.
- The Sea Island Shrimp House has converted to online ordering and curbside pickup, with its food menu, and beer and wine available.
- Tiago’s Cabo Grille at the Rim is offering curbside pick up, including a “drive-through happy hour.” Order by phone at 210-881-2700.
- Playland is offering a special menu for takeout, including pizza, salad, and wings.
- The Dakota East Side Ice House offers a take out menu through online ordering, with various specials including the “Netflix Special” and “Sober Special,” as well as eggs, toilet paper, and chances to donate meals and supplies to families in need.
- Battalion offers a limited menu, with family-style meals to go for $30. Call 210-816-0088 to order.
- The Cherrity Bar continues dinner service only, with a 15 percent discount for takeout and curbside pickup.
- Back Unturned Brewing Company offers an extensive menu including its craft beer selection of takeout and curbside pickup.
- Soluna Cocina Mexicana offer curbside pickup, including its famous chispas to go, by calling 210-930-8070.
- Both Green Vegetarian Cuisine locations are open for takeout, with vegan and kosher options.
- Broadway Daily Bread has call-in service for curbside pickup or takeout, with scratch made bread and bakery items at its Broadway location, 210-822-1621, and sandwiches and salads at its De Zevala location, 210-697-0020.
- Revolucion Coffee and Juice offers free delivery, takeout and curbside pick-up “for those needing healthy food options to help boost their immunity.”
- Chris Madrid‘s and Paloma Blanca both offer online ordering with curbside pickup or free delivery to the 78209, 78212, and 78218 zip codes with minimum $20 order, for their full menus plus beer, wine, and select margaritas.
- La Tuna Grill has closed its Icehouse, but is offering its food menu for curb-side pickup by calling 210-212-5727, with delivery available through third-party services.
- Fat Tummy Empanadas offers its “artisan Argentinian style” empanadas for takeout orders, call 210-396-7288.
- Maria’s Cafe offers its home-made Mexican favorites to go for curbside pickup, by calling 210-227-7005.
- Friday, April 3 only, Lowcountry will sell beer, wine, and snacks for curbside pickup. Text 210-818-9448 to order.
- Frederick’s Bistro updates its menu daily, and features a special Easter basket, for curbside pickup.
- Good Time Charlie’s in Mahncke Park offers online ordering of its full menu, with cocktails, wine and beer, for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery.
- The Friendly Spot Ice House is offering snacks, burgers, and canned beer or BYO growlers for takeout. Call 210-224-2337 to place an order.
- Chela’s Tacos on Broadway is offering its taco favorites by the pound, with sides including fideo.
- Candlelight Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Cafe continues its specials, drinks and weekend brunches, for curbside, takeout, or third-party delivery.
- Blanco BBQ offers drive-through, takeout and curbside options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Call 210-251-2602.
- The Bread Box features family style meals for delivery or curbside pickup, through online ordering. The menu includes grocery staples, pies, and other treats including a Tiger King cookie.
- Bistr09 offers its full menu, with special family size meals, and specialty Sunday brunch for takeout or delivery.
- The recently-opened Kapej Gallery is keeping its café open, serving scratch baked goods, coffee, and specialty teas for takeout or curbside pickup.
Though in-house café service is shuttered, many coffee companies are offering pickup and delivery of beans. Use the below links or social media to order.
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Note to hospitality workers with income loss due to closures: Culinaria is offering free meals daily, as well as an emergency relief fund, and has converted its annual Restaurant Week to an event promoting restaurants with online ordering capabilities.
Groceries and basic supplies
The following restaurants are selling grocery items:
- Cured is selling basics like eggs and toilet paper. Call 210-314-3929 to find out what they have available each day.
- La Gloria’s market is open from noon to 5 p.m. every day and sells goods such as toilet paper, water, produce, and bread. Credit and debit card payments only will be accepted. The market will be extending its hours from 6–9 p.m. daily for medical professionals and first responders only.
- Larder at Hotel Emma sells groceries at its market, which is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Mi Tierra opens its pop-up mercado at 10 a.m. until supplies are sold out. Stocked items, prices, and hours may vary, so check social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates.
- Smoke BBQ Restaurant‘s daily pop-up market is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and sells meats, produce, dairy, and dry good products. Smoke is also open for takeout during the same hours.
- Hearthstone Bakery Cafe is selling groceries to people who call ahead and place specific orders. The cafe’s “Warehouse 2 Table” menu includes bacon, milk, eggs, and disposable gloves. Call 210-826-5668 to order. Pick up at either Hearthstone location. Find more details and the list of items the cafe offers here.
- Restaurant Gwendolyn is also selling grocery items, including house-made pasta.
- Zedric’s offers grocery shopping in addition to its food menu, with free delivery for order of $50 or more.
- Big Lou’s Pizzeria is offering its food and drink items, plus a full-on bodega for groceries and supplies. Special care packages with free delivery for seniors, and discounts for “health care heroes, military, students, and teachers.
- In addition to its restaurant service, Gino’s Deli offers a selection of grocery staples including bread and eggs.
As an additional resource, check Restaurant Grocer for an updated list of restaurants also offering grocery supplies.
Help us add to this list. If you are a locally owned restaurant or bar that has altered your normal dine-in service to online ordering, pickup, and/or delivery service due to the City’s Stay Home, Work Safe order, please let us know at email@example.com and we’ll include you in the list.
Disclosure: Espada Coffee is owned by Alex Rivard, son of Rivard Report Publisher and Editor Robert Rivard. The Pearl and La Familia Cortez Restaurants, owner of Mi Tierra, are Rivard Report business members. For a full list of supporters, click here.