Often one of the only good things to come out of a time of crisis is the stories of people coming together to help each other and now is no exception.
In northeast Baltimore, the Harford Road corridor runs through several neighborhoods and is home to many small businesses. During these hard times, many of those businesses are feeling the pinch as fewer customers can get to them—and many have had to close altogether.
One resident, Robert Preston, had the amazing idea to consolidate the various information being posted on Facebook by assorted businesses into an easy-to-use website that gives the status of each one. Here are a few of those local businesses that are still open and desperately in need of your patronage, if you can.
Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbecue offers their delicious barbecue for pickup or delivery.
Char'd City features handcrafted, wood-fired pizza and strombolis and they are offering 10% off carryout orders right now.
Chokchai Thai is available to calm your cravings for Thai food with both carryout and delivery.
Farm to Face is a vegan cafe offering curbside pickup and delivery.
Fenwick Bakery is a local bakery featuring both sweet treats and bread, and they offer curbside pickup for orders placed and paid for over the phone.
Koko's Pub has the city's best crab cake available for carryout.
Los Rancheros offers delicious Mexican dishes for pickup or delivery.
Lost in the 50's Diner is one of the best spots to get breakfast, but they also offer great meals for the rest of the day as well, and it's all available for pickup or delivery.
The LVH offers Southern-style signature dishes, delicious-looking frozen cocktails, and package goods to go with curbside pickup available.
Maggie's Farm offers delicious local dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner and they are currently offering 10% off any pickup order.
Taste This offers soul food, sandwiches, salads, wings, and unique potato offerings for pickup or delivery.
Woodlea Bakery is another great source for bread or rolls if your having trouble finding them, as well as delicious baked goods, all available for carryout.
Amendment 21 is a local liquor store and they offer delivery from noon to 5 p.m. and curbside pickup with an advanced order.
Emma's Tea Spot is a cute British cafe that sells tea and some sandwiches. They are offering curbside pickup for advance orders.
Red Canoe is a local cafe favorite that also offers breakfast plates and sandwiches. Their menu is available for curbside pickup or counter pickup (and they are moving their counter closer to the door to make it even easier).
Zeke's Coffee is known for being the hometown coffee roaster, but their menu covers more than just coffee, and it is all available for pickup or delivery (online ordering only).
Beltway Merch offers an adorable selection of belts, hair ties, keychains, pet collars, household items, and clothing through their website, and now more than ever they need online sales since events are being canceled.
Diamond Dogs Grooming is a dog groomer that is still open by appointment only.
Framerite Auto offers car repair services and the ability to pay over the phone so you don't have to come inside.
Mutt Mart has all of your pet supply needs covered and they are offering same-day delivery.
TruAx Frames can meet all of your framing needs and they are offering to do design consultations over Facetime, email, or text.
The website is a labor of love for local businesses, and there is a link to submit updates or add additional restaurants. Even if your favorite local business is closed currently, you can likely still buy gift cards on their website, which is a helpful way to support them and help get funding into their hands now.
Are you trying to support local businesses through all this? Let us know in the comments!