Since social distancing measures made dining out in Seattle an impossibility, a variety of sources have popped up to let us know where we can still find grub to go. Now, the city’s mayor is trying to centralize that effort. As part of a #SupportSeattleSmallBiz campaign, Jenny Durkan’s office has released a new map for locating city businesses that offer takeout and delivery. “With many of our neighborhood restaurants still open, we can support our small businesses by ordering pickup or delivery during this time,” Durkan said in a statement. “I’m grateful to our community partners who helped shape our map and make it a reality.”
Users can enter their location or drop a pin to find spots near them. Selecting a restaurant reveals its contact info, service details (i.e., where and when they’ll deliver), and any third-party delivery services, such as Uber Eats and DoorDash.
City staffers have been working with local businesses and community members to populate the map, but restaurant, bar, cafe, and brewery owners can email [email protected] to have their businesses added as well. They’ll just have to fill out a brief survey.
The map should give area restaurants a much-needed boost, including a community particularly burdened by the pandemic. “For the Chinatown–International District, our restaurants help make us one of the best neighborhoods in Seattle. Our businesses are struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Maiko Winkler-Chin, executive director of the Seattle Chinatown–International District Preservation and Development Authority, in a statement. “This map is an easy tool for all of us to find local businesses to support, and I encourage Seattleites to #SupportSeattleSmallBiz in the CID and beyond.”
Again, here's the link to the map.