Staying at home is all well and good, but ya gotta eat.
A simple grocery run has become a minefield of contagion and dirty looks. You might look to Instacart to avoid the rigamarole of masking up, gloving down, and trying to maintain a safe distance from all the other people who just want something for dinner. But between the company’s reputedly poor treatment of their workers and days-long wait times, that option has become less appealing.
Here are some local companies that are stepping up to keep your fridge stocked. Unfortunately, none of them will bring you toilet paper.
This Italian eatery is boxing up a variety of fresh food and pantry staples for pickup or delivery within five miles of their harbor location. Boxes range from $35-$110, plus $10 if you choose delivery, and there’s a 48-hour lead time. Details and ordering here.
Latitude Kitchen and Bar
Latitude is offering delivery or pickup of meat and veggies, beer, wine, and liquor anywhere in Whatcom County. Delivery is free, but the day varies by area. Check out the menu here, then order by phone at (360) 707-7400.
This local distribution company has started making home deliveries of milk, cheese, eggs, and ice cream. Deliver is free with a $20 minimum order, cash or check only. Order from the menu by calling (360) 734-3019 between 6am-2pm, or by email at email@example.com.
Here’s another wholesale distributor that’s now making home deliveries. There’s a two-day lead time, and they deliver to different parts of the county on different days. Delivery is $10, free on orders of $100 or more. Claus Meats has an extensive product list – just remember that the usual supermarket cuts are in the “processed” category. Don’t miss the Bar Food section, either – that’s where you’ll find the mozzarella sticks and fried pickles.