Local Businesses with Curbside Pickup in the Sacramento Area
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. Kids are out of school, workers are at home, and many businesses in the greater Sacramento area have temporarily shuttered their doors. Small businesses are especially hard hit, as shelter-in-place ordinances have limited all but essential errands and fears over transmission are keeping consumers home.
Thriving small businesses create not only a strong economy, but also a strong community. In the greater Sacramento area, small businesses are quickly adapting to meet the needs of their communities while at the same time keeping their customers and employees safe. Many restaurants, for example, now offer delivery and curbside pickup options. Others restaurants have transformed into mini grocery stores, selling eggs, milk, flour, meat and other ingredients that would otherwise go to waste.
In the retail arena, many brick-and-mortar shops in the Sacramento area have moved to online and telephone sales. Some offer free shipping, local delivery and even curbside pickup. For those businesses that aren’t able to shift to a new business model, there are still ways to support them. You can buy gift cards or service vouchers to use at a later date, once shelter-in-place recommendations are lifted. You can also follow and like small businesses on social media, and post positive reviews to get the word out and build momentum.
“Shop local” has never been more important than now. Following are local retailers in and around the Sacramento area that could use your support.
Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to wear sweatpants all day. If your wardrobe needs a refresh, several indie boutiques in the Sacramento area are offering free shipping, front porch delivery and/or curbside pickup through their online shops. These include Wild Poppy & Co. and Cuffs in Midtown, Two Wild Roses in Placerville and Haven Boutique in Woodland. If you need to stock up on fitness clothing, check out Bueno Sport & Swim in East Sacramento, which can ship your goods or drop them off at your home for free!
Gifts & Home
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or just want to spruce up your home, there are several shops in the greater Sacramento area that could use your business. Best of all, they have no-contact delivery options such as curbside pickup or shipping. A Well Stocked Home in Woodland has kitchen items and home decor, and Midnight Kin in Placerville specializes in all-natural soaps. The Kitchen Table in East Sacramento sells servingware and textiles, while Spin Gifts in Roseville has everything from novelty socks to pottery. For one-of-a-kind gifts, greeting cards and home décor, head to North Oak Park’s Strapping Store.
Delivery and curbside pickup is nothing new to big-name supermarkets. But sometimes you want something a bit fancier. Many gourmet food shops in the Sacramento area are now offering delivery and curbside pickups as well. Craving a gluten-free baked goodie? Order from Pushin’s Bakery in Midtown or Roseville and have your cookies or cupcakes ready for you at the curb. Andy’s Candy Apothecary has moved online with free local delivery for candy orders over $25. The Allspicery, located in Downtown Sacramento, has also shifted to online-only orders of its gourmet spice blends.
No doubt staying home means a bit more time to tackle that reading list. If you’re in need of some new material, several area bookstores offer curbside pickup or delivery, including Time Tested Books and Capital Books in Midtown, Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills and Winston Smith Books in Auburn.
Does all that time cooped up inside leave your kids needing a little TLC? Children’s shops in the greater Sacramento are also offering curbside pickup for clothing, toys and accessories. You can find an adorable new outfit for the littles at The Moppet Shoppe in Midtown or at the curated online shop Bitte, based in Land Park. For kids and moms-to-be, check out the offerings at the locally-owned online megastore Dearest Diapers in Roseville or Bubble Belly in Davis, which sells unique, hand-made, ecofriendly clothing, bibs and accessories.
Lawn & Garden
Being at home is a good opportunity to get your yard in tip-top shape. Hardware stores and nurseries are considered essential, so many area shops remain open to serve their customers. Family-owned Talini’s Nursery in East Sacramento is taking phone orders, and will bring your items out to your car. The Plant Foundry in to North Oak Park is following suit, as is El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs