By Melissa Kaufman
In attempts to halt the spread of COVID-19, the majority of businesses have temporarily closed their doors. However, there are still many local, small businesses mobilizing to adjust and meet the needs of their community. Many of these small businesses are taking on initiatives and models contrary to their usual operations by employing creativity, critical thinking, and unique ways to serve their customers. They’re maintaining social distance, while offering convenience (via curbside pickup, delivery and more) and exhibiting a positive, upbeat mindset. These small and local businesses are operating on heart and passion to provide all they can to their loyal customers.
With so much uncertainty, one action we all can take is to support these small businesses who are the fundamental building blocks of the communities we live in. With every purchase, follow and share on social media and online review, we are there for them, as they continue to be there for us.
Whether it is ordering via app, website, or by phone and completing pick up through curbside, delivery or a quick (socially-distanced) in-house pickup, these restaurants, delis and markets detailed below are offering creative and convenient ways to provide their offerings and products to consumers:
Giuseppe’s Pizza: Montco Happening List 2020 Pizza Winner
Address: 3509 Skippack Pike, Harleysville
Phone Number: 610-222-8100
Current Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday = 10:30 a.m. -8 p.m.; Sunday = 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; CLOSED Mondays for in-store pickup only.
- The normal menu will be served and is available for PICK-UP ONLY! Order online via their website and call upon arriving and they will tell customers when to come into the pickup area.
- Enjoy favorites like their Margherita pizza, hoagies and steak sandwiches while supporting small business.
- Be sure to join their VIP Benefits Club online or by texting Giuseppe to 70100 to receive coupons, offers and specials via email and/or text!
Sweetgreen: Montco Happening List 2020 Salad Winner
Address: 68 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore
Phone Number: 610-642-9400
Current Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday = 10:30 a.m. -8 p.m. for pick-up or delivery.
- Fuel up on healthy, bountiful fare at Sweetgreen with the ability to order for pick up or delivery via website or their official app. Enjoy flavorful salads like a Spring Mezze Salad or Buffalo Chicken Bowl.
- For a limited time, delivery fees will be FREE when placed via app or on the website. Plus, when you spend $35 or more, you will receive a $5 promo credit towards your next order!
Trolley Stop Deli: Montco Happening List 2020 Sandwich Winner
Address: 76 E. Broad Street, Hatfield
Phone Number: 215-368-6333 OR 215-855-5867
Current Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., DAILY for curbside pickup.
- Enjoy a new or tried and true favorite each day at the Trolley Stop! Be sure to regularly check their website for daily specials, which include sandwich, salad, cheesesteak, burgers, and soup options! Recent specials include comforting, hearty soups such as Captain’s Corn Chowder, Homemade Chili, Chicken Noodle & Tomato Rice! Offered sandwich options included BLT, Fiesta Wraps, Grilled Chicken, and salads, as well.
- Even enjoy breakfast favorites all day!
- Conveniently place your order via phone, pay with card and call upon arrival for curbside pickup! Also available for pickup are select groceries and beverages.
Suzy Jo Donuts: Montco Happening List 2020 Doughnut Winner
Address: 301 N. Lewis Road, Limerick
Phone Number: 610-792-5441
Current Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday = 6 a.m-12 p.m. for in-store pickup.
- Fulfill your sweet tooth cravings at Suzy Jo Donuts! Conveniently order ahead via phone for quick pick up! In-store ordering is also available, however, a limited number of customers are permitted in the shop at a time, so ordering ahead is encouraged.
- Indulge in filled, cake or unfilled donuts, offered in flavors such as: White cream with Chocolate Cherry, Peanut Butter Fluff, Vanilla Cake, and even specialty/seasonal options like Apple Fritter & Maple Bacon.
- Be sure to regularly check their Facebook page for updates on hours, ordering methods and menu offerings!
Small Batch Kitchen Café & Market: Montco Happening List 2020 Specialty Food Finalist
Address: 711 W. Main Street, Lansdale
Phone Number: 267-222-8546
Current Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday = 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for curbside pickup and delivery.
- While the café may be temporarily closed, customers can still order for pickup and delivery from market options. Enjoy “Heat at Home” meals, pantry staples and fresh items such as dairy, produce, dry goods and more, while supporting a local business.
- Specialty snacks, spreads, cheeses, beverages, local produce and fully-cooked family meals (recent options include: BBQ Meatloaf, Stuffed Peppers, Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, and more!) and even non-edibles items such as candles, soaps, and more are all available.
- Call or e-mail: [email protected] to place an order!
Sweet Ashley’s Chocolate: Montco Happening List 2020 Candy Winner
Address:Limerick Square Shopping Center, 70 Buckwalter Road, Royersford
Phone Number: 610-948-1085
Current Hours of Operation: Wednesday-Saturday = 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sundays = 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for curbside pickup or shipping is available.
- Sweeten the day with chocolates and non-chocolate candies at Sweet Ashley’s!
- Now offering convenient, no-contact curbside pickup or shipping, orders can be placed online via website.
- Enjoy a vast array of options which include custom gift baskets, boxed chocolates and truffles, M&M pretzel rods, chocolate-coated nuts, as well as gummy candies, jellybeans, caramels, lollipops and more!
- Be sure to check their Facebook page for new, seasonal offerings and the latest updates.
Sport the latest fashions and purchase gifts for loved ones and friends while shopping local. While shopping in-store may not be possible at this time, at these local stores, shopping online and even via social media is always available! These days, it’s not just shopping that’s possible, but even the chance to participate in real-time chats and live events from the comfort of home:
Love Obsessed: Montco Happening List 2020 Women’s Clothing Winner
Phone Number: 215-789-2424
- Even though their stores in Souderton may be temporarily closed, enjoy their full line of merchandise via website AND their official Facebook Group, Love Obsessed Nation! Through joining their Facebook group, you’ll gain instant access to the newest and latest items BEFORE they even hit the website!
- Sign up for text alerts by texting LO to 474747 so you’ll always be in the know.
- Clear your schedule for each Thursday evening at 8 pm and check out the latest fashions via website and Facebook, as well as every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, where they host LIVE SALES on Facebook! Register online to shop and follow along on Facebook where they host contests & giveaways for store gift cards and share upcoming items and recap videos of new merchandise! Plus, enjoy FREE shipping on purchases over $75!
Piccolo Boutique: Montco Happening List 2020 Women’s Clothing Finalist
Address: 538 W. Main Street, Trappe
Phone Number: (484) 961-8060
Current Hours of Operation: Masks are available for pickup, Monday-Friday = 12 p.m.-4 p.m. or through coordination via email with Meghan: [email protected]
- Maintain and channel your inner fashionista while shopping local from the comfort of home! Shop anytime via website and enjoy FREE shipping on any purchase. Options are not limited to clothing & accessories, but also includes home décor.
- Be sure to check out their Facebook Live events on Tuesdays at 8:30pm where they reveal new product launches and overviews!
- Join their official e-mail list via website and enjoy 10% off your purchase!
- Little Pink Box = Enjoy a surprise each month curated just for you! For a monthly fee, after completing a survey with sizes & style preferences, each month you’ll receive a box filled with clothing and accessories chosen especially for you, to match your preferences.
- Stay stylish while social distancing and adhering to safety guidelines through purchasing a Piccolo Mask! Complete an order form online (piccolo-boutique.com/masks.html) and pickup curbside (LIMITED availability, check Facebook regularly for updates and inventory!)
Rust & Sparkle: Montco Happening List 2020 Women’s Clothing Finalist
Address: 333 Main Street, Royersford
Phone Number: 203-804-4342
- Family-owned and operated by all women, live life in color and shop local for clothing, accessories, and even kids’ items such as games and apparel!
- All items SHIP FREE via website and local order drop-off is also available.
- Be sure to regularly pop onto their Facebook page, as live weekly sales are often hosted! Purchase featured items in real-time by commenting or sending direct messages and inquire about sizing, availability, and product information. Proceeds of sales are often donated to worthy causes, so a purchase at Rust & Sparkle can even help support others in the community!
- Inventory is constantly changing and regularly updated, so check back oftenand enjoy the latest fashions!
Payton Jewelry: Montco Happening List 2020 Jeweler Winner
- With all jewelry handcrafted locally in Doylestown, PA, adorn yourself, and/or friends and family with jewelry bound to leave a lasting impression! Each piece is one of a kind and crafted with care, expertise and passion. Inventory is added regularly, so be sure to regularly check the website and Facebook
- Make shopping even more affordable as all collections are currently 20% off, plus enjoy free shipping on all orders (LIMITED time only!)
- Be sure to register and become a Payton VIP via website for FREE by providing your name & e-mail and become an insider on the latest happenings, plus score 15% off your first order!
North Wales Running Company: Montco Happening List 2020 Sports Shop Winner
- Keep active and healthy even while the gyms are closed by supporting a local sports shop. Filled with everything the at-home fitness fan would need to work out and keep fit, conveniently order via e-mail or Facebook; FREE shipping and delivery are available.
- Explore and order a plethora of sports-related merchandise including: mens/women’s apparel & shoes, socks, orthotics, hats, headbands, gloves & more!
Honor loved ones, friends, neighbors, and those helping the community at the present time while supporting local businesses and purchasing unique, heartfelt items as gifts. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, these businesses offer items crafted and designed with care and is bound to delight even the most discerning tastes:
Designed Treasures: Montco Happening List 2020 Gift Shop Finalist
Address: 2749 W. Main Street, Trooper
Phone Number: 610-631-9781
- While their stores may be temporarily closed, their full store is available to shop online, offering everything from gift baskets to personalized gifts, care packages and even balloons to make at-home celebrations even more festive!
- Local delivery within 10 miles is available, as is shipping. Follow on social media pages, like Facebook where they feature new merchandise, host gift card giveaways, as well as share positive and inspiring quotes/affirmations!
- At Designed Treasures, they make it easy to honor a loved one, first responder/healthcare worker or friend with a thoughtful gift while supporting a local, family-owned, 36-year-old business!
This Little Gallery: Montco Happening List 2020 Gift Shop Finalist
Address: 617 West Avenue, Jenkintown
Phone Number: 215-885-3181
Current Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for curbside pickup (Typical hours, but be sure to check Facebook or inquire to confirm!)
- The full website is available to shop, offering everything from baby items, jewelry and accessories, books, prints and even special gift packages! They are always active on social media, such as Facebook, where they post new merchandise and are available for order inquiries.
- Now popular and in-demand are their custom-made “bands” serving a multitude of purposes (wear as a face mask, hair-tie, ear warmer, headband, hood liner, neck wrap or head wrap!) Available in numerous colors, these bands have become a hot commodity given their mask capability, so be sure to submit orders promptly if interested! Shipping and daytime curbside pickup is available.
Spruce up your home and style for the season all while shopping local. Delight in repurposed and upcycled furniture and designs and transform your home with ease by shopping at these home décor gems:
Antique Garden Cottage: Montco Happening List 2020 Home Décor Store Winner
Address: 22 North Main Street, Ambler
Phone Number: 215-643-7100
- On their official website, listed under the category labeled: Curbside Pickup are the specific items available for pickup or local delivery and can be paid for digitally or by cash. The items available for pickup include seasonal wreaths and greens to brighten the outside of homes and even small pieces of furniture and more.
- Be sure to check their Facebook page for new and seasonal items, as well as special, limited-time sales!
Main Street Vintage: Montco Happening List 2020 Home Décor Finalist
Address: 107 East Butler Avenue, Ambler
Phone Number: 215-646-6500
Facebook(no website, ordering completed via phone or Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/MainStreetVintage/
- Transform your home décor with custom, restored pieces of furniture, prints and more, all crafted with passion and heart! Local porch delivery is available for items regularly displayed and featured on Call or text or Facebook message/comment to purchase any item featured.
Nest Home Décor: Montco Happening List 2020 Home Décor Finalist
Address: 1238 Egypt Road, Oaks
Phone Number: 484-392-7578
- Enhance your home both inside and outside through purchasing unique and handcrafted items. With a brand-new website, shop and browse while relaxing at home and on their social media pages, such as Facebook, where they frequently feature new items, host giveaways, sales, and Facebook lives! Enjoy free shipping or curbside pickup!
Touch of Tapestry: Montco Happening List 2020 Home Décor Finalist
Address: 927 Parkview Drive, King of Prussia
Phone Number: 1-877-292-9461
- Enhance and increase comfort, style and personality while homebound by shopping the full website offering free shipping and discounts on select items!
- Selections include pillows, throws, table runners and of course, vast arrays of tapestries to suit individual tastes and preferences.
Let your natural beauty shine through and maintain virtual closeness with favorite local hair stylists, yoga instructors and more! Delight in the creative and engaging ways these local salons and studios have crafted to maintain closeness and social connections to their customers/clients/students:
Rae’s Hair Studio: Montco Happening List 2020 Blowout Winner
Address: 316 Horsham Road, Horsham
Phone Number: 215-675-1110
Facebook(no website, ordering completed via phone or Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/RaesHairStudio/
- While the salon may be temporarily closed for now, on Facebook, the studio stylists and team are keeping the momentum going! On a regular basis, fun contests are held such as “show off your roots,” or “recreate the pictured hairstyle,” all for chances to win service discounts and gift cards, so when the time comes, you’ll be able to affordably style those manes and locks!
Styles Unlimited Salon & Spa: Montco Happening List 2020 Color Winner
Address: 22 Mainland Road, Harleysville
Phone Number: (215)290-1771 – Karen (call or text for no-contact, product porch pickup!)
- Since temporarily closing the in-house salon and spa, the Styles Unlimited maintains close connections to their customers via social media (Facebook) and offers no-contact, porch product pickup (shampoos, styling products, and their new L’oreal Touch Up Sprays & deep treatment packs). Coordinate a pickup by reaching out to Karen, via phone or text.
Whole Body Yoga Studio: Montco Happening List 2020 Yoga Winner
Address:103 E. Walnut Street, North Wales
Phone Number: 215-661-0510
- Though the studio is temporarily closed, Whole Body Yoga is continuing their quest for wellness and movement through maintaining close contacts with students via virtual “Whole Body Coffee Breaks,” hosted via Zoom, as well as yoga classes via Zoom.
- Sign up for coffee breaks and virtual yoga classes via their app or website. Held throughout the day, virtual yoga classes are an opportunity to enjoy seeing the familiar faces of yoga instructors and fellow participants from the comfort of home!
Things to Do at Home:
Staying at home does not have to mean boring or mundane, especially when partaking in activities or purchasing items from these local businesses offering unique ways to stay engaged and occupied during these times at home:
Painting with A Twist: Montco Happening List 2020 Children’s Party Finalist
- Though the in-store experience is not currently available, conveniently indulge your inner artist (or your entire family’s!) and head on over to the Painting with a Twist website, to order a new “Twist at Home” kit which includes supplies and video/step-by-step instructions; two different collections are available for purchase – “Just For You” or “Fun for the Whole Family.”
Buttercup Beads: Montco Happening List 2020 Crafting Vendor or Retailer Finalist
Address: 1123 Pawlings Road, Audobon
Phone Number: 484-524-8231
- While the studio is currently closed, creativity and the mastery of jewelry-making can be enjoyed and fostered while at home. Unleash your inner jeweler and purchase a bead kit and accompanying tutorial! Create your own custom jewelry to wear yourself and/or gift to friends and family! Plus, create a masterpiece affordably with 15% off kits and tutorials with promo code!
- Explore the newly-created website for an abundance of options and even learn to elevate your jewelry maintenance skills through regularly checking the official Facebook page where a recent post included a DIY tarnish remover!
Cardinal Hollow Winery: Montco Happening List 2020 Winery or Tasting Room Finalist
Address: 1830 West Point Pike, Lansdale
Phone Number: 215-801-2227
Current Hours of Operation: 11am-6pm, DAILY, for curbside pickup or local delivery (minimum purchase and limited to 10-25 miles)
- Missing those in-person happy hours or in-person wine tastings? Think out of the box and host a virtual happy hour or virtual wine tasting from the comfort of home! Pick up a bottle curbside at the main winery or enjoy FREE local delivery up to 10 miles,with a two-bottle minimum purchase, or FREE local delivery up to 25 miles with a minimum 12 bottle purchase!Shipping is also available.
- Relax at home and virtually chat with friends/family while sipping unique, local wine including new additions, Agave Wine (made with 100% Blue Agave & Tequila) and Peach Wine, made of 100% peaches!
- Check their Facebook page frequently for updates, availability, new releases, sales and to inquire about purchasing and/or delivery and pickups.