Y’all are some local food system heroes!
As businesses start to reopen, and with the economy still unknown, we want to give shout outs to our commercial clients and community partners who have doubled-down in their commitment to their neighbors, customers, and local food producers.
It takes creativity, commitment, and connections to keep the local food system resilient. From feeding frontline workers, to offering no contact local food boxes to opening their bins up as a local community composting hub, these folks are THE BIZ.
New Orleans Community Kitchen, a free food sharing program, has served hot meals in Duncan Plaza for 9 years. They’ve ramped up their mutual aid efforts to serve meals on both TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at 3pm during the pandemic.
Levee Bakery is offering CSA boxes & bread pick up on Tuesdays and Saturdays and has its bin open those days for compost drop off until 1pm.
Good Karma has opened up an online store selling local produce and their own in-house specialties. Curbside pick ups on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Church Alley Cafe has been offering up a no contact home delivery pantry box, including local eggs and milk by Progress Dairy. They are doing curbside and limited outdoor only seating Thurs-Sat, 8am-1pm! Owner, Renee Blanchard, has also written a great post on the future of restaurants. And their compost bin is open as a neighborhood drop-off spot!
Mosquito Supper Club, Thalia, Pizza Delicious and Capulet have all been feeding front line workers in collaboration with the Krewe of Red Beans.
Check out FeedtheFrontlinenola.org for more details.
Cherry Coffee reopened its Valence Street location for window to-go service, and its bin for Tuesday compost drop offs starting mid April.
Avenue Cafe reopened May 15th and is serving food and drinks every day 7am-4pm!
When they are not delivering hot coffee to first responders on the UMC campus, Hey! Cafe is doing home delivery of fresh roasted whole bean coffee as well as cold brew. You can put in your orders here.
Other clients of ours that are open for take out & delivery are Carmo, Del Fuego Taquería, Raw Republic, Coquette, and Lilette. Be sure to love you some local business – get take out or make your reservation for a Phase 1 night out. Wear a mask!