*NOTE: due to the constant changing circumstances, businesses listed here may alter their hours or close with minimal notice. Be sure to check with each individual business for the most up-to-date delivery options/hours. Get familiar with Health Canada’s recommendations before leaving your house.
Over the past few weeks, lives have shifted dramatically across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate that governments will continue to roll out directives in the coming days and weeks that may affect the operating hours and even closures of local businesses. Now is a great time to really support Regina’s amazing entrepreneur community and show them some love!
‘Supporting local’ is seen and felt in our community because our entrepreneurs are often friends and neighbours who we want to succeed. They might be owners of a local coffee shop or chain food restaurant — and they all need our support. During these unprecedented times, we are all asked to maintain social distance and many of us will be asked to work from home, quarantine or self-isolate. It's going to be challenging. People are social creatures.
Here are some ways to set yourself up for success in the coming weeks, while also choosing to support local businesses. After all, we all still need to eat, stay healthy and enjoy life, right?!
1. You gotta have coffee
33 1/3 Coffee Roasters (1130 15th Ave. and 3008 13th Ave.) prides themselves on their fresh, seasonal and ethically sourced beans roasted right here in Regina. According to their Instagram, they are ramping up their roasting game to have extra retail options on hand. Caliber Coffee (1221 Osler St.) also roasts their own beans locally and their products can be found at their roastery as well as other local retail shops.
2. Get groceries from local suppliers
Local & Fresh Market (1377 Hamilton St.) carries over 1,000 local products ranging from grass-fed steak, free-range chickens, eggs, locally made sweets and treats and so much more. The best part is they offer FREE deliveries on orders over $25. Visit their website to start shopping and set up a delivery.
If you’re in self-isolation, you’ll want a few of the finer things to enjoy at home. Get some specialty items like Montreal bagels, local cheeses and other gourmet items from Takeaway Gourmet (2124 Robinson St.). They’ll deliver anywhere in Regina for just $10.
3. Stock up on immune boosters
Old Fashioned Foods has several locations throughout the city where you can stock up on essential vitamins and other natural health options. Currently, they are offering free home deliveries within Regina for a limited time. Call in the morning for same day delivery.
4. Pick out some fun journaling supplies
Paper Umbrella (2724 13th Ave.) is the perfect place to get all the stationary items you need to start journaling, making to-do lists for around the house or stocking up on your favorite pens for working from home. Call ahead of time to place your order and swing by the shop for curbside pickup.
5. Start planning your summer wardrobe
Local businesses are making shopping from home a breeze. If you’re interested in handpicked vintage items T+A Vinyl and Fashion (1603 Victoria Ave.) posts new outfits for sale daily on their social channels. If it’s something you need in a pinch, like a new candle or hair scrunchie, they are currently offering home deliveries.
6. Get a head start on spring cleaning
Mortise & Tenon (2415 11th Ave.) carries many bulk essentials such as dish and laundry soap. For a limited time, they are selling pre-filled jars of all their bulk products. While their storefront is currently closed, they are offering free doorstep delivery within Regina.
7. Start planning your summer garden
Despite all the chaos , Dutch Growers (3320 Pasqua St.) reminds us that “gardening has not been cancelled.” Since you’ll likely be spending a lot of time at home, this is the perfect opportunity to get your seedlings started and have them ready to transfer outside come spring. fBe sure to use the curbside pickup option!
8. Enjoy some tasty craft brews at home
Pile O’ Bones Brewing (1808 Cameron St.) is offering full-blown offsale to take home. Crowlers (a 32oz can) can be filled with anything of your choosing from their 32 taps. They have a deal on POB crowler fills and have lowered the pricing on all others. If you don’t want to leave the house, District Brewing (1555 8th Ave.) is now selling products online and will deliver to your door for free on orders over $50.