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COVID-19: Del Ray Businesses’ Social Distancing Modifications; Special Promotions

ALEXANDRIA, VA – With the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, small businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria are constantly updating their procedures to best serve their customers — safely.

“Any time a restaurant or a small business closes, so many customers come forward to say how much they wish they could have helped,” said Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky.  “These are unprecedented times, and our business owners are leading the way in responding to this rapidly changing situation, always prioritizing the health and safety of their customers.  We need to rally around our local businesses so they stay in business.”

How You Can Help Your Local Businesses

Here are a few ways the community can help local businesses:

  • Business owners are in constant contact with health department officials and have updated their procedures prioritize the health and safety of the community.  Support the businesses — while keeping the commitment to social distancing — through carry-out, delivery, and online orders
  • Purchase gift cards to help businesses maintain cash flow during this challenging period
  • If you’re financially able, continue to pay service providers like pet care, home cleaning services, and fitness memberships despite cancellations
  • If non-profit’s fundraiser is cancelled, consider making a donation to help them offset this missed revenue; if you planned to attend, consider donating the cost of a ticket rather than requesting a refund

See below for social distancing modifications and special promotions from Del Ray businesses; this list will be updated regularly as the situation evolves:


In addition to being open (some with modified hours — please call in advance) — retailers are offering opportunities to shop while social distancing:
— Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique: View expanded list of available items on Facebook at @belliesbabiesconsignment; curbside delivery or shipping available. Free grab & go activities for young children on the front step. Visit online at or call (703) 518-8908.

— Kiskadee:  Latest arrivals featured online, with phone orders accepted with free delivery. Visit online at or call 703-549-0813; gift cards available at or

— The Purple Goose: Special outdoor display of screen-free activities for children, plus FaceTime shopping available by calling 703-683 2918. Visit online at

— Truly-Life: Free delivery to 22301, and free DIY hand soap kit with purchase; order online at


While some restaurants still have dining rooms open (some with modified hours — please call in advance), many are transitioning to take-out or delivery options only.

— Al’s Steak House: Both curb side delivery and full delivery available; visit for menu info and call 703-836-9443 to order.

— Bagel Uprising: Carry out only. Order online at

— Cheesetique Del Ray:  Visit to order online for pickup, or order via DoorDash for delivery.  Purchase a $100 digital gift card at and receive a bonus $10 gift card.

— Del Ray Cafe: Currently setting up their online order system for pickups.  Visit for more information or call 703-717-9151.

— Del Ray Pizzeria: Carry out only from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; call (703) 549-2999 to order or visit

— Evening Star Cafe: Dining room closed; visit for menus and call (703) 549-5051 to place an order for pickup.

— The Garden:  Closed until further notice. Purchase The Garden swag or a gift card for future use here:

— Holy Cow: Curb-side pickup available; visit to place your order.  Delivery available via UberEats and Postmates.

— Hops N Shine: Carry-out food and beer (canned beers, growler fills, and filled-to-order 19.2 ounce in-house can fills) available at; for curbside delivery, call when you arrive.

— Junction Bakery & Bistro:  Curb-side pickup and delivery though Uber Eats.  Visit

— Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap: Online ordering available via ChowNow and delivery via UberEats. Free $20 gift card with $100 gift card purchase.  For more information, visit

— Live Oak Restaurant: Closed until further notice.  Purchase a gift card for future use here:

— Pork Barrel BBQ:  Curb-side pickup available; visit to place your order.  Delivery available via UberEats and Postmates.
Royal Nepal: Delivering to areas within two miles of their restaurant starting March 20 (and on a trial case-by-case basis starting immediately); call 571-312-5130 to order or visit

— Sicilian Pizza: Menu available at; call (703) 838-0202 to place orders for pickup or delivery.

— Spice Kraft: Place an order for carryout  at

— Stomping Ground: Carry out only. Order online at

— The Sushi Bar:  Dining room open; curb-side pickup available; visit to place your order.  Delivery available via UberEats and Postmates.

— Swing’s Coffee Roasters: Cafe is now cashless and pausing the use of personal cups.  Visit for more information.

— Taqueria Poblano: Full menu (including Margarita mix!) now available for curbside pickup; view and call 703-548-8226 to order.


— Ascend Cycle:  Studio closed until further notice; visit for updates.

— Ease Yoga & Cafe: Studio closed until further notice; visit for updates.  Ease has started a free YouTube channel featuring full classes, meditations, breath work and more — visit

— Studio Body Logic:  Studio closed until further notice.  Online classes to come; visit for updates.

— Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga: Studio closed until further notice; online pre-recorded library of classes and live streaming available via a special weekly digital access pass for just $29 at

— Xtend Barre: Tuesday and Wednesday, Xtend will share a free virtual workout via Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. to allow viewers to preview their new live streaming classes.  For more information, visit



— breathr and Mindful Junkie will host free, 5- to 10-minute daily meditations at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Join in on Zoom at or on Instagram and Facebook Live at @breathr_vr or @mindfuljunkie

— Del Ray Psych & Wellness:  All services will now take place via telehealth; Del Ray Psych will also share online resources through their @delraypsych social media channels.

— Four Directions Wellness: $40 off of a videoconferencing Four Directions Wellness session as part of their 4th Anniversary celebration.  Available sessions include Nutrition coaching, Reiki, Finding Your True North, Chakra Healing and Intuitive Energy Readings — all from the comfort of your own home.  Schedule online at; be sure to chose ZOOM videoconferencing and use code 4Years.

— Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray:  Delivery service now offered twice daily, to include over-the-counter medications; send requests and questions via email to [email protected], their website, or their app Rx2Go. To maintain proper social distancing and for the safety of their patients and staff, please limit in-person visits to emergency pickups and sick medications.


— Greener Cleaner: Free pick-up and deliveries; call (703) 909-8831.

— Yates Automotive: Complimentary full-service gas pump attendants, plus complimentary white glove vehicle pickup & delivery service. For more information, visit


— The Dog Store:  Free delivery of dog food, chews, treats, and other needs directly to your doorstep, with no delivery charge; curbside pickup is also available.  Call 703-685- 9166.

— Nature’s Nibbles: Free delivery on Wednesdays and Saturdays to 22301, 22305, 22314 & 22302. Call 703-931-5241 or email [email protected] to place your order.

— Passionately Pets is encouraging everyone to continue to pay service providers like pet care and home cleaning services despite cancellations during these unusual times, if you are financially able. You can purchase a Passionately Pets gift certificate by emailing [email protected] or calling 240-888-1134.


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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