During this crazy life change happening not only in Jacksonville but all over the world, we have to come together and support one another. Staying home, practicing social distancing, and staying 6 feet apart is an important part of how we will all get through this. While you hopefully have stocked up on food, there are times when eating out seems like the better option. Whether you want to save certain meals or just want to regain some normalcy, plenty of local restaurants are offering curbside pick-up and delivery food options. It is imperative that we support our local ma-and-pop shops right now. Food chains will stay around, while the small businesses will face struggles. These businesses can ensure safety during this pandemic as well. With proper sanitation procedures, food packaging stamps, and pick-up options, you can trust in delicious food while doing your part. Here are 5 local restaurants worth supporting during these times. Whether you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, this list has you covered!
9965 San Jose Blvd Suite 46, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Contact: (904) 512-7777
Current Hours | Mon-Sun: 8 am – 3 pm
Start your day with a warm cup of coffee and breakfast that melts in your mouth. La Petite Paris is a quaint café offering a wonderful assortment of pastry, breakfast, and lunch options. This local gem was started by a man who moved from Paris and wanted to start a café with his sister. Every delicious plate brings a little taste of Paris to Jacksonville.
Each dish is made to order with fresh ingredients. Their menu includes everything from breakfast sandwiches, salads, melts, pastries, and more! Call for pick-up or order for delivery through your favorite delivery app. While this local café is still small, they recently provided fresh pastries to the hardworking doctors, nurses, and health care providers at Mayo Clinic for all their hard work and dedication through this epidemic. Support local businesses who give back, and start with La Petite Paris of Jax!
2403 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250
Current Hours | Mon-Sat: 9 am - 7 pm | Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Boost your immunity with fruits and natural vitamins! Fla Juice and Bowl sells mouth-watering smoothie bowls, smoothies, kombucha, and cold-pressed juices packed with nutrients to support your immunity. Choose from a wide variety of flavors, fruits, and toppings! Currently, they are offering three different wellness shots that are filled with powerful ingredients great from supporting your immunity and fighting inflammation.
Wellness Shot 1 – Ginger, Turmeric, Lemon
Wellness Shot 2 – Ginger, Lemon, Strawberry
Wellness Shot 3 – Ginger, Lemon, Apple, Cayenne, Maple Syrup
Rated the #1 Acai bowl in the 904 by Void magazine, their delicious signature treat is one that will not disappoint. You have the option to order online or call to order, they will even bring your order to your car door once you arrive.
JAX Beach: 1300 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Gate Parkway: 10618 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, Fl 32256
Current Hours | Mon-Sat: 8:10 am – 4:30 pm | Sun: 9 am - 1 pm | Beach Drive Thru:
Mon - Fri: 8:10 am - 12 pm
Looking for a sweet treat to pick up your mood during self-quarantine? The Mini Bar is the perfect spot! Home of 19 signature craft donuts, these bite-sized sweets are all the rage in Jacksonville. Voted #1 donut in Jacksonville two years running, you are sure to fall in love with every tiny bite.
Their donuts are made to order and include a wide variety of specialty flavors that suit any of your donut dreams. They currently have two locations and a detached drive-thru, that they are using to provide Jacksonville with the sugar rush we've all been craving. Ordering online is quick and easy on their website. With their drive-thru access and online ordering options you can feel safe supporting this local business!
12373 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Contact: (904) 268-8722
Current Hours | Mon–Sun: 11 am - 8 pm
With ground beef, chicken, and steak flying off the shelves at local grocery stores, you may be missing the fix-ins to create your favorite Mexican dishes. Luckily, the local Jacksonville Mexican restaurant Don Juans is still up and running! Their made-to-order dishes are nothing but delicious. You’ll find their quality ingredients make your customized dish the perfect meal to indulge in during your self-quarantine.
To accommodate the closures, Don Juan’s is now offering only take out, curbside pickup and delivery services from 11 am to 8 pm. While you can’t dine-in under the current circumstances, they still offer to-go Margaritas! You read that right, you can enjoy your dishes with a perfectly paired drink!
461 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, Fl 32233
Contact: (904) 853-6427
Current Hours | Tues: 3 pm - VL (till volume) | Wed - Sun: 12 pm - 10 pm
It’s hard to resist good BBQ, especially in the south. AABQ Meat and Drink brings Texas-style barbecue to the beach area. Their variety of protein choices are smoked in their shop in one of their four smokers. While you can’t go in and enjoy their nice backyard patio space, they are offering family meal plans that let you enjoy their finger-licking BBQ with your family. Their family meal plan includes:
2 lbs of brisket/pulled pork/turkey or a full slab of ribs
2 pts of your choice in side
6 Buns & Fix-ins
Sauce upon request
With their curbside pick-up and delivery options, getting your smokey southern favorites has never been easier. For adults, they also offer a bottle option. Choose from a variety of wine bottles to take home with you. Enjoy your delicious meal and wind down with your preferred glass of Cabernet or Zinfandel.
Author: Katie Viego, Holmes Content Team