Here is a message from the #TheGreatAmericanTakeout event organizers! 

America’s restaurants are in crisis. The coronavirus poses a significant threat to the future of an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans.

That’s why we’re asking everyone in America to support restaurants and their employees on Tuesday, March 24, by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and eating at least one delivery or pick-up meal.

Here’s How You Can Help:

  1. Eat. On 3/24, order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. It’s as simple as that! Don’t forget to post a snap or video of your meal, tagged with #thegreatamericantakeout.
  2. Repeat. The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can.

For every social post with #TheGreatAmericanTakeout hashtag today, Smithfield Foods will make a $5 donation, up to $100,000, to CORE™: CHILDREN OF RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to serving food and beverage service employees with children who are faced with qualifying life-altering circumstances and in need of support. Donations made to the CORE COVID-19 Relief Fund will go directly to food and beverage service industry employees and their families in need due to the direct impact of a COVID-19 diagnosis.  For more info: TheGreatAmericanTakeout

Check out our list of local favorite restaurants/Takeout below! 

List curated by Venice Paparazzi.  Let us know if we missed your favorite local restaurant, take-out or business,  so we can add them. Stay safe!

New World News!  “Cocktails to Go!”  The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control [ABC] announced it is now allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks to go!  Businesses are now allowed to sell alcohol if it’s sold with meals for either pick up or delivery. Wow!  Now get out there and support our local restaurants!

Locals get 20% off discount on food, and 50% off on bottles of wine to go if you pick up at James’ Beach. And guess what!  It is now officially Fried Chicken Night every night, and they have cocktails and beer to go with food items!  Taco Tuesdays:  20% off all tacos, plus to go with tacos $2 draft beer or $3 tres Agave Organic Margarita.   They are  making your favorites comfort food available for pick-up and delivery Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 to 8:30 p.m! And guess what!  They now have cocktails and beer to go! Details here!

Satisfy your sushi and sashimi cravings with Hama Sushi.  10% off TO-Go Orders. Plus buy one get one 50% off on sake, wine and beer.   Open Everyday 4pm – 9pm.  for curbside pick up/delivery and is offering 10% off their menu.  Order directly 310-396-8783 or with our delivery partners UberEats, Postmates and GrubHub.  Details here!

PIZZA NEWS: Venice Way Pizza is offering pizza by the #slab, whole pie & combos including libations that pair perfectly with our pizza!  Encouraging all to stay in, but stop by for a critical meal option to go!  ***12-5 PM **.  Venice Way is located in Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave. Venice, California.   (310) 452-1111

15% off coffee/expresso beans and Boar’s Head meats at the Cow’s End CafePlus get your favorite, fresh, made to order sandwiches, smoothies, salads, wraps, and more!    Details here!

Bellissimo, Venice organic market is open and working hard to keep daily essentials stocked for you.  They are also vegan friendly.  M-F 7:30am – 7pm Sat/Sun 8:30am-6pm.

Get your protein shakes, supplements, juice, smoothies or coffee at Muscle Beach Nutrition and Muscle Beach Juice BarBoth located on the boardwalk across from Muscle Beach Gym.  Open 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Craving Zelda’s Corner‘s fresh mini donuts?  They are open regular hours for take out and delivery.  9 Westminster Ave. by the Boardwalk.

Green Goddess Collective, Venice’s Cannabis Dispensary is open regular hours.  Order online! Their online menu is updated in real-time, so you’ll always see exactly what’s available. You can add up to 28.5 grams of flower or 8 grams of concentrates to your cart. Once you’ve added your favorites, use our secure checkout. You’ll be notified when your order is ready and waiting for you at our Venice dispensary!  844-420-8442

The Waterfront Venice will open for to-go and delivery food from 11:30am on Thursday 19th March. ⁠⠀

Venice Beach Wines is still open for wine, beer retail and food take-out! Call for pick-up at (310) 606-2529 or order through Postmates, Door Dash, Caviar or Uber Eats . Hours:12-9 pm

26 Beach Restaurant is open 8 a.m. -9:30 p.m. for take out and delivery.  26% discount on all phone and pick up orders.(310) 823-7526

C & O Trattoria is open for delivery  and pickup starting from 11:30am daily at both restaurants. For a limited time, receive 20% off all pickup orders Monday-Friday from 11:30am-3pm.  Use promo code Heart20 at checkout .  For pickup at C&O Trattoria ( at the Venice Pier) call: 310-823-9491. No online ordering available at this location.

The Great Western Steak & Hoagie Co.  Est.1973.  Call to place in your order Call (310) 450-4545

Big Daddy’s Pizza on the Venice Boardwalk offers 100% plant based, locally sourced, and crafted with love pizza. Serving locals and tourists since ‘96.  Order online for pick up or delivery.

Mercedes Grille is open for TAKE-OUT Weekends only!  Order your favorite Entrees, Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches, Cappuccino, Dessert.  310.827.6209 – Mercedes Direct Delivery.

Baby Blues BBQ is open for takeout and delivery.  $5 off orders over $20 with code:  5OFFBBQ via Curbside pickup available.
Figtree on the Venice Boardwalk is open for pick-up between 8am to 12pm.  They are offering half off Mon-Fri (minimum $10 purchase) between 8am to 9am.
Mexican food and margaritas from La Cabana RestaurantTheir Famous La Cabaña House Margaritas are now available for delivery! Ice cold and on the rocks. Blend it yourself, or drink it straight up. Yummy and delicious! (Limit 4-must be accompanied with Food)

Get fresh bread at Röckenwagner Bakery & Café. They offer to go, curbside, and delivery on breads, milk, produce, reheat-able meals.  Open daily 6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.m

Get your dog treats at Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown. They makes hand made, organic, natural dog treats all locally in Venice.

The Venice Farmers Market is open every Friday, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at  500 Venice Blvd. and Venice Way.

Mar Vista Farmers’ Market on Sundays.  Grandview and Venice Blvd.  9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Westchester Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays starting at 9 am.

And if you live in Manhattan Beach, check out Simmzy’s!

Simmzy’s Manhattan Beach is offering to donate one meal for each meal purchased. Buy one meal and they will donate a second meal for you to bring to a community member in need, or if you’d like you can pay it forward and they will donate the meal to a future guest in need.  Their take-out menu is available from 11:30am to 8:30pm daily at Simmzy’s Manhattan Beach only. ⁠Order now at


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