Supporting Local Restaurants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition to extreme health challenges, the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on our local businesses, arts organizations and not for profits. Luckily, there are many ways we can continue to support our local economy.

  • Purchase a gift card from your favorite restaurant, store or service provider, to use later for yourself, or to give to a friend.
  • Buy tickets to future performances and make donations to your favorite arts organizations and not for profits;
  • Order food for pick-up or have food delivered to your home—many establishments have special menus. You can even get wine and cocktails delivered!

Here is a list of restaurants in District 5—and throughout Berkeley—that are still making delicious meals that can be picked up curbside or delivered to your home: 

D5 Restaurants: 
Gioia Pizzeria, 510.528.4692,
Saul’s Deli (
gift cards only), 510.848.DELI,
Gregoire Restaurant, 510.883.1893,
Rivoli, 510.526.2542,
Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers, 510.526.8185,
Himalayan Tandoori and Curry House, 510.526.4915,
Akemi Japanese, 510.524.1286,
Sweet Basil Thai, 510.527.8611,
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, 510.525.5950, 
The Local Butcher Shop, 510.845.6328,
Jot Mahal, 510.848.9664,

Greater Berkeley Area: 
Agrodolce Osteria, 510.848.8748,
Love at First Bite Bakery, 510.848.5727,
Poulet, 510.845.5932,
Corso Ristorante, 510.704.8004,
La Note Restaurant, 510.843.1525,
Bobby G's, 510.665.8866,
Cancun Sabor Mexicano, 510.549.0964,
Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, 510.549.9501,
Silver Pizzeria, 510.705.1988,
Market Hall Foods, 510.250.6004,

Berkeleyside is also keeping an up to date list of local restaurants still in operation. 

— Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor and District 5 Councilmember