Support Ocean City Businesses during COVID-19

Support Ocean City Businesses during COVID-19

Ocean City coronavirus support

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Ways to Support Area Businesses during Coronavirus

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused a massive change in our everyday lives, from social distancing to stay-at-home orders. While we may not be able to visit all of our favorite Ocean City businesses at this time, there are ways that you can continue to support them.

Order Carryout from Your Favorite Restaurants

Local restaurants across Ocean City have now transitioned to offer extended carryout options. You can call in your orders or place them online, pay in advanced and quickly pick up your food when it is ready. Many restaurants even have curbside service, so you won’t have to get out of your car.

While most restaurants are offering their full dine-in menu, some restaurants are adding some perks for carryout/takeout customers. Order family-style meals, enough to feed four to six people, to go. Hungry for brunch? Restaurants are now able to sell the ingredients for brunch cocktails, like Bloody Mary’s or mimosas, to go.

It’s not just restaurants that are offering this. Check with your favorite local bars, coffee shops, breweries and more to see what they’re offering and how you can help during this challenging time.

Click here to read about restaurants open year-round in Ocean City.

Shop Online

Sure, you can’t visit your favorite art gallery, clothing boutique, jewelry store and other favorite Ocean City shops. You can, however, still buy their goods when you shop online. Visit your favorite store’s website and browse their collection of goods available for purchase online. You can buy everything from clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, pet supplies, houseware, toys and more from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Be sure to also check their social media pages, where you can find information on sale or discounted items.

Click here to read about shopping in Ocean City.

Buy Local Produce from Farm Markets

While you’ll have to buy online for many products, several farmers markets in Ocean City are still open. Not only are you able to support area growers, bakers and watermen, but you also know you’re getting something fresh to feed your family. Buy everything from fruits, vegetables, eggs and cheese to meat, seafood, baked goods and much more.

Many local farm markets have also transitioned to offer a carry out format and even curbside, if you preorder your purchases.

Write a Positive Review Online

If you love a business in Ocean City so much, why not sing its praises online? Leaving a positive review for your favorite area restaurant, shop, hotel, attraction or service not only lets others know that they’re great to use but also brightens the day of the people that work there. Utilize websites and apps like Yelp, Google and TripAdvisor for these reviews.

Purchase Gift Cards to Use Later

As you’re thinking ahead to your next trip to Ocean City, consider purchasing a gift card now. These gift cards provide more immediate financial support to local businesses, while you can redeem them later.