Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses are trying to stay afloat, embracing online ordering and other inventive methods. From restaurants to pet stores, here are just a few local businesses you can continue supporting from the comfort of your own home
By Arianna Endicott
32466 Dequindre Rd., Warren
Rebel Strength & Fitness knows this is a stressful time for everyone. Their goal is to help patrons improve their health — physically, mentally and spiritually. Though their gym may be temporarily closed, they will be hosting live Facebook workouts through their private member page. (They will even arrange meetings for patrons to pick up workout equipment to borrow from the gym!) For $49, you will be sent instructions to join the group, and the money will be applied toward a class membership or punch card once regular gym hours resume. Click here for more information and to join.
2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
Zingerman’s Roadhouse, an American comfort-food restaurant, is offering delivery within a 6-mile radius of the restaurant, as well as drive-thru and carryout from their Roadshow trailer attached to the restaurant. Whether you’re craving grits, chili, fried chicken or just a good, old-fashioned burger, the Roadhouse has it all. Check out their menus online and call (734) 663-3663 to place your order.
1820 Mack Ave., Detroit
Michigan Farm to Freezer aims to provide its customers with healthy, minimally processed produce directly from farmers. When they receive produce from local farmers, the food is flash frozen to preserve flavor, color and freshness. They are currently offering pickups at their Detroit warehouse. Customers can choose a vegetable, fruit or mixed box. All orders must be placed in advance via email. When customers arrive, payment will be accepted on-site and the cases of food will be brought to the car. Check out their Instagram for more information.
There’s never been a better time to bond with a furry friend than now. With so many of us working from home, a pet can help battle the boredom and break up the day (walk outside, anyone?). Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control want to make it easier to adopt a pet with their Cuddle Shuttle. Interested adopters can fill out an online application, and once approved, your new pet will be delivered to your door. See their Instagram for full details!
15439 Mack Ave, Detroit
This all-vegan café features plant-based alternatives for common comfort foods, like “chicken” tenders, nachos, chili, subs and more. One menu item perfect for the quarantine period: Ginger Gold Lemon Tea, which the restaurant says can help boost your immune system to fight off viruses! They are currently offering carryout orders. Click here to view their menu and order online, or call (313) 458-8309.
20779 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods
Lou’s knows that even pets need supplies while social distancing! Lou’s Pet Shop opened in 1970, and has been providing high-quality pets and supplies since then. While their store is currently closed for shopping, they are allowing customers to pick up orders for supplies and food for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish and small animals. To place an order, call (313) 885-1560.
3044 W. Grand Boulevard Ste. L-460, Detroit
Coup D’état is a clothing and lifestyle store that opened this past November. From clothing and beauty products to journals and more, this chic little shop is sure to provide you with anything you need to pamper yourself during self isolation. They are currently offering FaceTime appointments for shoppers to view products before ordering online. Message them on their Facebook or Instagram to set up your appointment.
415 N 5th Ave., Ann Arbor
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Chef Ji Hye Kim brings traditional Korean flavors to Michigan through foods like tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes), kimchi fried rice, Korean fried tofu or chicken and more. Miss Kim works with local farmers to ensure that customers enjoy only the freshest foods in their dishes. The restaurant is currently offering local delivery or curbside pickup. Click here to view their menus, and call (734) 275-0099 to place an order.