Although restaurants are allowing outdoor dining again, supporting local restaurants is more important than ever as they try to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, we also have several great options for maintaining the success of our favorite small businesses. Here are three ways you can support a couple of our local restaurants here in Anaheim, CA, only a drive away from Twin Pines Apartment Homes.

1. Dine Outdoors or Order Curbside Pickup, Takeout, or Delivery

Supporting local restaurants doesn’t have to be hard. You can still enjoy their delicious food in different ways. These options include dining outdoors or ordering curbside pickup, takeout, or delivery and enjoying your food in the comfort of your home.

One of our favorite local restaurants, Little Caboose Taco Shop, offers delicious tacos for takeout. Located just down the road from Twin Pines Apartment Homes, Little Caboose is a quick five-minute drive away, and they’re open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you don’t want to stand inside the restaurant for long, you can even call ahead to order! Trust us, you can’t go wrong with their shredded beef tacos. 

2. Tip Generously

If you’re able to tip well, this is one of the best things you can do in terms of supporting local restaurants and their staff during the pandemic. Remember that staff is putting their health at risk by serving you food and need to support themselves just like you. A generous tip is more than enough to give someone an extra bounce in their step despite the difficulties we are facing with COVID-19. We can all pitch in together to help one another out during this difficult time.

3. Buy Gift Cards

Another great way to support local restaurants is to purchase gift cards. Not only will these help the restaurant, but they are great gifts for your loved ones. You can all bond over the delicious food you discovered that only exists locally, and surprising someone with a gift is a great way to show you care during such a difficult time. Plus, many restaurants even offer special deals to those who buy gift cards, so you may even be able to treat yourself as you treat someone else.

Another of our favorite restaurants, THE RANCH, is a more upscale option. Not only do they offer both eGift card and mailable gift card options, but you can even personalize them with your own message. Any of your loved ones would love being treated to a nice meal, especially one as nice as what you would find at THE RANCH. This place makes supporting local restaurants way too easy.

Although the restaurant industry looks much different now than at the beginning of 2020, there are still significant ways we can support our favorite restaurants and ensure their safety through the pandemic. Dining outdoors, ordering takeout, tipping generously, and buying gift cards are all great ways to do just that. At Twin Pines, you will find plenty of local restaurants you will love to support.