UPDATE: We’ve added more than just restaurants
We don’t want to minimize the current situation. A lot of people are in a bad spot financially and medically and we all hope that it is over as soon as possible.
With that said, if that doesn’t apply to you, it isn’t often you can help the world by watching a movie and ordering delivery. But maybe you can’t do that. You’ve already got plenty of food or you don’t want people coming in your house. I get it. But you can still help local businesses.
Many places have merch (shirts, hats, etc) that you can order to help keep the lights on till they can open again. Gift card purchases work similarly. And several places are offering discounted gift cards. So you can literally make money for helping these places stay afloat for the time being.
We’ll keep updating this with options and please post in the comments if you know of anything.
- Amy’s Ice Creams Merch, Gift card
- Antonellis Cheese Shop Gift Card
- Austin Beerworks Beer and merch
- Austin Eastciders Merch
- Banger’s Merch (including a build-your-own Manmosa kit)
- Better Half Merch
- Cafe Josie: Gift card (For every dollar spent on online gift cards you will receive 25 percent back)
- Central District Brewing Beer and merch
- Chez Zee Gift Card
- Cover 3 Gift Card
- Cuveé Coffee Coffee and Merch
- Easy Tiger Merch, cookbook
- El Arroyo three whole books of its hilarious signs, along with greeting cards and prints.
- Elizabeth Street Cafe Cookbook
- Guero’s Merch including metal hanging bats
- Holy Roller Merch including prayer candles
- Home Slice Merch
- Infinite Monkey Theorum Wines, merch, and even nail polishes
- Intero Gift card ($35 get you a $50 Virtual Gift Card and $50 gets you a $75 Virtual Gift Card)
- Jack Allen’s Kitchen Cookbook, gift card (every $50 giftcard gets an extra $10)
- Launderette Gift Cards
- Lick Honest Ice Cream Ice cream and merch
- The Meteor, a combination pizzeria/bike shop/wine bar has everything from a Klean Kanteen to a cycling cap
- Moonshine Grill Gift card
- Nickel City Merch, gift card (additional $10 for every $50)
- Nixta Taqueria Merch
- Odd Duck Gift card
- Peached Tortilla Merch, cookbook, gift card
- Slab BBQ “Dope BBQ” merch
- St. Elmo Brewing Company Merch
- Stiles Switch BBQ Gift card
- Terry Black’s Barbecue Gift Card
- Threadgill’s Merch
- Tiny Pies Gift card
- Tso Delivery Merch
- Uchi and Uchiko Gift card
- Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ Merch plus a sauce and dry rub pack.
- Via 313 Merch
If you are so inclined, there are some efforts to give even more options for restaurants to make money Margs For Life