The foundation of Carpinteria’s small-town beach character is its eclectic mix of mom and pop shops and family-owned eateries, breweries and services. As the streets empty out, these businesses will struggle to stay afloat. As long as this crisis continues, CVN will be providing information from local business purveyors on what services they continue to offer and what the community can do to help.
Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels
You don’t have to go to Montecito for a bite of Jack’s Montecito Bagel with cream cheese, tomato, red onion, Cambridge lox, capers and a pickle. Jack’s will deliver it to your door. That’s right, Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels is now offering free delivery on all orders in Carpinteria. Happy eaters can make it a contactless delivery by paying ahead by phone when ordering and Jack’s will leave your food at your door.
Jack’s is also offering pick-up and curbside delivery from their Carpinteria Avenue location. Their full menu has all the diner faves with a coastal California spin, including the Avocado Club Burger, Egg Salad Sandwich, Curley Fries, the Blackstone Benedict, homemade pancakes or steel cut oatmeal with berries, fresh squeezed OJ and fresh brewed coffee.
Jack’s is located at 5050 Carpinteria Ave. Call ahead at (805) 566-1558 and visit bagelnet.com for the menu.
On a rainy day or night at home, there’s nothing like a hot pizza from Carpinteria staple Giovanni’s Pizza. Better yet, no matter the weather, a Giovanni’s pizza is your comfort food. Owner Shawn Noormand is taking 10 percent off the total bill for all pick up orders, saying on Facebook that this is to “keep and support my crew here.” (Be sure to mention the discount when you place your order.) Curbside pick-up is also available.
Delivery is an option too, and not only pizza can be delivered, anything on the menu including beer, sandwiches and salads can be dropped off at your door. Noormand even introduced a build your own pizza kit with up to three toppings for a date night at home or for families with children looking for a fun activity and a filling meal.
Giovanni’s is located at 5003 Carpinteria Ave. Call ahead to order at (805) 684-8288. To see the menu, visit giovanniscarp.com.
Uncle Chen Restaurant
Every dish at Uncle Chen is made with love by the Lee family, owner-operators of the award-winning Chinese restaurant (Carpinteria’s Noodle Madness Award 2018). From their fiery hot and sweet and sour noodle, veggie, meat, seafood and rice dishes to their sizzling soups and homemade potstickers, Uncle Chen has a meal for all ages and all taste buds. Doesn’t orange chicken and beef broccoli sound good on a day like today?
Uncle Chen is open for take-out, curbside and home delivery from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by soon to receive a special free gift from Robitaille’s Candies, a chocolate dipped fortune cookie.
Uncle Chen is located at 1025 Casitas Pass Road. Call ahead at (805) 566-3334. To see Uncle Chen’s menu, visit unclechencarpinteria.com.
Show appreciation and support for community members on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic with a beautiful box of orchids from Carpinteria-based Westerlay Orchids. Westerlay has launched a “100,000 Orchid Challenge” to uplift and inspire communities throughout California by sending orchids to front line workers and those isolated in quarantine.
“We’re showing our gratitude to those on the front lines of this pandemic, setting a goal of sending 100,000 flowering orchids to nurses, doctors and other hospital staff in California,” said Westerlay owner Toine Overgaag. “We need the community’s help to reach this goal, so we are looking for significant financial sponsorships to help cover partial costs while ensuring the livelihood of our 120 employees and the survival of our business.”
Starting locally, Westerlay Orchids will ship to several major Los Angeles hospitals within the week. Join the “100,000 Orchid Challenge” by contacting Toine Overgaag at Tovergaag@WesterlayOrchids.com.
Westerlay has also set up a website for those who may want to send a box of orchids at wholesale price to someone special of their choice. Visit boxoforchids.com to find out how.
KopSun, LLC has joined forces with other local businesses, organizations and individuals to create the Gratitude Box, filled with gifts sourced in the 93013. This beautiful box of local, feel good gifts costs $45 (including shipping) and is guaranteed to brighten someone’s day.
Each Gratitude Box purchase supports Carpinteria businesses as well as contributing to the 93013Fund. KopSun is not earning any money from this campaign and will be donating 10 percent of all sales to the 93013Fund. KopSun LLC is collecting all items, wrapping and delivering free of charge “because we believe in supporting local businesses and spreading love, hope and appreciation during this tough time,” said KopSun founders.
Gratitude Boxes include items from Susan Willis, LLC, Foothill Ranch Company, Chocolats du CaliBressan, Westerlay Orchids, Coastland and Carp Rocks.
KopSun’s Gratitude Boxes may be ordered online at kopsun.com. Click on “Flower Cart” to see the boxes and many other offerings from KopSun.