I just can't bring myself to do it. How about you guys?

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Occasionally. From a couple of places that we are familiar with and trust to be taking all possible safety precautions. IMO there’s no guarantee. But we’re making almost every meal at home the last few weeks. 

i do it with some of the really small businesses in my town where I know it's literally the owner and his immediate family doing the prepping/cooking and delivery too.  but that's honestly it.

But yea, i've racked up a few thousand in gift certs already and donating them to my local library for the staff that have to "keep the lights on"

we've done it with three places, all quite close. We know the people who run the places because we eat there often.  You pull up. Pop the trunk. They put the food in and close the trunk.  Doesn't seem overly risky to me.

@g-man posted:

i do it with some of the really small businesses in my town where I know it's literally the owner and his immediate family doing the prepping/cooking and delivery too.  but that's honestly it.

But yea, i've racked up a few thousand in gift certs already and donating them to my local library for the staff that have to "keep the lights on"

That’s awesome g-man. 👊🏻

Once a week is all I can justify at this time.  As with others above, I'm focusing on local favorites that are family owned.  Beware the gift certificate.  The number of small restaurants that are going to go belly up is going to be devastating.  That last $30 gift card might just allow the owner to buy a handle of Tito's and drown his sorrows.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

PH

One of the best restaurants on the West Coast has temporarily reinvented itself as a drive-thru bagel and burger joint, typically selling hundreds of burgers and a thousand bagels a day by some accounts.

We're still getting pickup from a couple places we trust. It's certainly interesting to get a cocktail to go in this state. But what is very troubling to me is that a very dear friend of ours who owns a small Banh Mi shop nearby, had to close early on during the epidemic because of certain idiots who singled out her shop for being "Asian".  Like being a Vietnamese-American somehow connects her to the Corona virus.  She hasn't even tried to open for takeout, fearing backlash, I think. And a few weeks ago, this dear woman sent my whole family some homemade cloth masks to help keep us safe. I can only hope that she will be able to reopen soon.

@doubled posted:

My public library has been closed since early March.

They're closed on long  island for the public too but there's still 1 to 2 staff that goes in to put in new ebooks into the system, one of our librarians will use the empty space to record story time videos to upload on our library facebook page, but the one or two staff is also there to keep the lights on, including cleaning the library so bugs don't get at the books.

I'm sure the jersey library system is doing the same?

We haven't done any takeout yet, other than one pizza we ordered from a local place a couple of weeks ago.  We have bought some raw supplies from restaurants (like veggie and fruit boxes, as well as some par baked bread from a local bakery), but other than that, it's been all home cooking.  And I'm starting to really get tired of my own cooking.  Takeout may be on the verge of becoming a reality.

I’m making food for days at some points. (Eg. lasagna.)  Though mostly I’ve been cooking for myself every night. 

I wouldn’t be averse to certain types of takeout that can be re-warmed to a simmer; Soups, Ma-Po Tofu, etc. Apart from that, it is all me. 

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