Mar 18, 2020

The Coronavirus Guide to Take-Out at U Village

The coronavirus outbreak continues to impact daily life in Seattle but there are still many local businesses and restaurants that are working hard to meet your needs. Here's an overview of the restaurant at University Village that are offering flexible dining options. Please note, this list is constantly changing. Please check directly with the restaurant to confirm availability. 

Ba Bar - Available from Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates, and Uber Eats. Guests can also order over the phone for take-out. 

Bamboo Sushi is available on Caviar. 

Chipotle is offering orders to go and is also available on Postmates. You can also order on their website and get free delivery. 

The Confectionary - You can now email the team at or call (206) 523-1443 to place orders for sweet treats. The team is well-versed on candy for all types of allergies and food sensitivities. 

Delfino's Pizza - You can still get your hands on Chicago-style Deep Dish from Delfino's through Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats, and via their website

Din Tai Fung - No more long lines at Din Tai Fung when you order through Caviar, DoorDash, and Postmates. 

Eureka! - Our family loves the burgers here and you can order through DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats, and via takeout. 

FrogLegs - Order online, phone-in your order, or do a pick-up at University Village. Grubhub also delivers sweet treats and decorating kits from FrogLegs. 

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - There are many ways to get your ramen fix if you're in self-quarantine. Get food delivered via Caviar, DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, or Uber Eats. 

Homegrown - Get fresh local food from Homegrown via Caviar and by ordering online for pick-up. 

Jamba Juice - Get your smoothie fix with Jamba Juice at U Village available via DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats. You can also order juices on the Jamba Juice app. 

Joey Kitchen - Available via DoorDash and for pick-up. Anyone who phones in an order for curb side pick-up will get 20% off. Find details here

Juice Press - Available via Grubhub. 

Menchies - Available via Postmates and Grubhub. 

Molly Moon's - Ice cream and sweet treats are available on Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates, and for pick-up. Some local shops are open during this time but running on limited hours. 

Mr. West CafĂ© Bar - Seattle's favorite cafe and coffee shop is open for business, but with limited hours. You can call in your order for takeout and they are actively working on delivery options. You can also purchase gift cards online. 

Pasta & Co. - Food is available for pick-up. 

Piatti Ristorante - Order food for pick-up or delivery via Caviar. 

Rachel's Ginger Beer - As of this moment, the Univerity Village location remains open from 12 p - 7 pm. Take a peek at the menu here or make drinks at home using these recipes

Trophy Cupcakes - The company just launched a Pay if Forward Campaign that benefits local non-profits. The U Village shop is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Veggie Grill - Get your greens in with takeout from Veggie Grill. The menu is available on a variety of apps including Bite Squad, DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats. You can also call to order food for pick-up. 


Mar 17, 2020

How to #ShopLocal During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Seattle is changing quickly as a result of the on-going coronavirus outbreak but there are things you can do to help support local businesses during this difficult time. Here’s a status update on some of our favorite retailers around town. Please note, this list is constantly changing so please check back for updates and follow along on Instagram @Gossip_Glamour.

Baby & Company is open by appointment only through March 31st. They will still be fulfilling online orders and taking FaceTime appointments with clients as requested. If you live locally, the team is also offering free delivery within a 10-mile radius of the store. Gift cards are available online.

Bellefleur Lingerie just introduced The Bellefleur Club, a monthly lingerie subscription service based on your style preferences. You can also shop for gift certificates online and receive free shipping through March 22nd.

Boma Jewelry is open for business online and will be fulfilling e-commerce orders as usual. Shipping times may be delayed, but you can still shop for early Mother’s Day gifts or simply to let a friend know you’re thinking of them with an ethically-made piece of jewelry during this difficult time for everyone.

Buki has announced that it will close its Seattle flagship store through Friday, March 27th. Customers can still shop online at and enjoy free shipping on all orders. 

Emry in Madison Valley will be open by appointment only for the next 2 weeks. The team will be adding more products to the e-commerce website so that customers can shop online. Spring arrivals are available now including dresses, tops, and jumpsuits.

FrogLegs has all cookies and cake pops available for $28/dozen and can do delivery. In addition, they have pints of edible cookie dough for $7.00. If you have little ones at home and need a fun activity, FrogLegs offers decorating kits that include 2 frostings and 3 candies. Email to place an order.

flora & henri has temporarily closed its Seattle and Marin County Mart locations to ensure the safety of staff and customers. Everything from their site can be safely delivered to your door, so take a peek and see what’s new. Oh, and if you need some good vibes right now, check out the flora & henri playlist on Spotify

Freeman is limiting operations at the brick and mortar to appointment only at this time. Brittany and Scott will be holding office hours at the shop and packing up online orders. In addition, curb-side pickup is available for local orders. Gift certificates are also available. 

French Girl Organics wants to help the community focus on self-care during this challenging time and will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders for the next 30 days. This is a great time to check out their assortment of all-natural bath & body products including bath soaks and body scrubs. You can also purchase gift cards online. 

Frenchy’s Day Spa is temporarily closed for business until April 1st due to COVID-19. Until then, they are offering a few alternative ways to stock up on your favorite skincare must-haves including skincare consults over the phone and at-home drop off for products. Follow along on Instagram for updates. 

on Capitol Hill is open for business and will operate on a day by day basis during the coronavirus outbreak. They also offer curb-side pickup. All you have to do is shop online and select local-pickup during checkout. You can also call the store to shop over the phone.

Gene Juarez Salons and Spas will be temporarily closed from March 17 to March 31. 

Horseshoe in Ballard is temporarily closed and will be working on re-launching its e-commerce website soon. In the meantime, you can purchase a gift card online. 

Jujubeet has closed all locations except for Main Street in Bellevue. The team is currently working on a plan for delivery services and will be adjusting their website to offer multiple ways customers can get their favorite Jujubeet food and juices. Right now if you live in the Bellevue area you can send any orders to for free delivery. 

K Banana at University Village will be closing its store until March 27th. The online store will remain open and they’re offering free shipping on orders over $50. They currently have a limited supply of hand sanitizer in stock and hand masks to soothe dry skin.

Lika Love has announced that the store will be temporarily closed until April 1st. The website is still open for shopping and you can also purchase gift cards online. 

As of this very moment, Seattle sneaker shop Likelihood is still open for business and customers can shop both online and at the Capitol Hill boutique. If you need something to lounge around the house in, check out the sweatshirt assortment here.

Moorea Seal has closed her storefront in Seattle for the next 2 weeks. Online shopping is still open and she has created care packages for Happiness and Calm to help support those around the country that are in self-quarantine. You can also purchase gift cards online. 

Nordstrom has announced that it will close all stores for the next 2 weeks. "The health and safety of our customers and employees remain our top priority as we continue to make decisions during this rapidly evolving situation," Nordstrom CEO Erik Nordstrom said in a statement.

Peridot Boutique on Queen Anne has announced some changes. They will be doing virtual shopping appointments via FaceTime and offering free delivery for orders in the neighborhood. You can also shop online and enjoy free shipping on all U.S. orders. Check out the loungewear section if you need something cozy to wear while you WFH. 

Pipe & Row in Fremont has closed its doors and is doing online shopping only for the time being in an effort to help “flatten the curve” and keep the community safe. Shoppers will get free shipping on orders over $50 and can arrange for curbside pick-up. If you’re working from home, may we suggest these adorable fuzzy slippers

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, Penelope & The Beauty Bar is also closed for business until April 1st. They will also be offering phone consults and at-home delivery for product purchases. For clients with skincare memberships, your packages will be extended for another year. You can also purchase gift cards online

Prism has temporarily closed its doors for business in Ballard and will be focusing on e-commerce order fulfillment and curbside pick-up for local shoppers. They have a great selection of clothing, candles, home goods, and cool things for kids. Shoppers will enjoy free shipping this week too.

Queen Anne Dispatch is open for business and has a variety of ways you can continue to shop. They are taking phone orders and have the ability to wrap and ship directly from the store. You can also purchase gift certificates by calling the store. 

Robert Leonard Salon has announced that they will be closing its doors until March 31. If you have an appointment on the books during that time, the front desk team will call you to reschedule. You can’t purchase products online but you CAN buy a gift certificate to spend on product and services when the salon re-opens. 

Red Ticking in Madison Valley has also made the decision to temporarily close until further notice. They will be doing private shopping appointments if you would like to come in. Call 206-250-8853 if you want to make an appointment. 

Skin Spirit has suspended clinic operations in Bellevue and Seattle until March 31st. If you have an appointment in March, they will be contacting you to reschedule for a later date. In the meantime, you can shop online and receive free shipping on your order.

will be closing its store for 2 weeks, effective on Tuesday, March 17. Stay tuned for updates on online shopping.

Swink Style Bar
will temporarily close through Tuesday, March 31st. If you have an appointment on the books during that time, their team will reach out to reschedule. April appointments will remain for the time being but may need to be adjusted as we get closer in. Gift certificates are available to purchase online.

Two Cranes Botanicals is offering 15% off Attune CBD oils from now until March 22nd. Use promo code CARE at check-out. Two Cranes Botanicals CBD oils are made in the USA using organically grown hemp and USDA certified organic MCT oil. Their oils are great to use for anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation.

Totokaelo has temporarily closed its stores in Seattle and New York but will continue to fulfill online orders. Take a peek at the new arrivals here.

Trophy Cupcakes is offering no-contact FREE DELIVERY on sweet treats including their popular “Decorate your Own Dozen” kits which are great for kids. Enter code "FREEDELIVERY" at checkout. 

Universal Standard has closed it’s 1:1 locations in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Houston, and Portland through March 31st. You can still shop online and purchase gift cards. Check out the loungewear collection for robes, pajama pants, and sleep sets.

Velouria is closed until further notice and will be evaluating how to maintain their online shop through this on-going epidemic. They are offering free shipping on orders over $50. You can also shop for gift certificates online.

Just further south, you’ll find One Imaginary Girl, based in Portland. Founder Sarah Donofrio will be taking her pop-ups to Instagram and doing virtual trunk shows. The e-commerce site is still open and we highly recommend the silk pjs sets for working from home.

Thank you for shopping local during this crazy, chaotic time. We will get through this together. If you can’t shop right now, that’s ok too. Here are some additional ways you can help support local businesses:

+ Post/Share updates from your favorite local shops

+ LIKE and comment on their posts

+ Send virtual hugs via a friendly text message to local business owners

Don’t give up hope that we WILL come out of this stronger and more resilient than ever. Email me your best #ShopLocal tips and updates at 
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