Everything We Know About How to Eat and Drink Under Coronavirus
The information in this story is accurate as of press time. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve, data and best practices may have changed since publication. While Food & Wine is trying to keep our stories as up-to-date as possible, we also encourage readers to stay informed on news and recommendations for their own communities by using the CDC, WHO, and their local public health department as resources. Updated as of March 17 at 3:30 pm.
The way that everyday life looks in the United States today is radically different than just a week ago, or even a few days ago, thanks to growing alarm about the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what, as of right now, we know about the state of dining out, delivery, going to bars, and cooking under the shadow of the coronavirus.
All the Places Where Bars and Restaurants Are Closed Except for Delivery and Takeout
In many places, including New York City, Los Angeles, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, restaurants and bars have shuttered to sit-down patrons, and are only allowed takeout and delivery options.
The Safest Way to Order Delivery
With restaurants pivoting to delivery, diners are wondering the best ways to reduce risk for delivery workers, and for people at home. Here's what you should know about no-contact delivery methods.
How to Support Local Restaurants Without Leaving Home
The restaurant industry has been hit hard by efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic, and your local restaurant needs your support right now more than ever. Here are some ways to support them while maintaining social distancing practices.
Major Grocery Stores Are Changing Hours Due to High Demand
As people across the country flooded grocery aisles to buy up pasta, toilet paper, beans, rice, and other items, grocery stores are feeling the strain. Many have announced reduced hours to allow employees to restock the shelves.
How to Shop for Food Safely During the Coronavirus
Even in places hardest hit by the coronavirus, pharmacies and grocery stores have remained open as essential services. Here’s what you should know about how to safely shop for food during the coronavirus outbreak.
What Restaurants Should Know About Coronavirus
The service industry has been hit particularly hard by social distancing measures required to slow the spread of the virus. Here’s a guide for restaurants on what to do under these new restraints.
All the Major Food Events Canceled or Postponed Because of Coronavirus
From the James Beard awards to local food festivals, many food events have been called off or postponed to comply with CDC guidelines. Here’s our ongoing list of which festivals have canceled or rescheduled.