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Essentials: Food, Transportation & Services during COVID-19

Updated March 31, 2020

Downtown & nearby grocery stores & pharmacies

Check their websites or call for the latest information and adjusted hours.

Royal Blue Grocery: 7:00 AM-11:59 PM | Retail and Curbside Available (Congress Ave. store closes daily at 8:00 pm and is closed on weekends.)

Whole Foods Market: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM  | Guests 60+ can start shopping at 7:00 AM

Trader Joe’s: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM | 9AM – 10AM: Expedited entry for senior customers and customers needing extra assistance

Target: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM | Order pickup and Drive-up

CVS Pharmacy (Updated): Store hours: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM | Pharmacy hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

HEB: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM | Rx Delivery: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM on weekdays, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Saturdays | Curbside & Home Delivery Available

Wheatsville Co-op: Store Hours: 10:00 AM -9:00 PM | Senior and high-risk shopping hours on Tues & Thurs, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

SFC Farmers’ Market at Republic Square
With extra precautions and customer guidelines in place, SFC will continue to operate the weekly market at Republic Square on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Review the guidelines before you go.


CapMetro Service Updates:

CapMetro is offering free fares for the entire month of April!
UT Shuttle Service will not operate while the shelter-in-place order is in effect.
MetroExpress Service will be temporarily suspended beginning March 30.

Austin Transportation is offering free 3-day B-Cycle passes
Passes are for community members making essential trips. When biking to essential activities, maintain 6+ feet from others and wash your hands after each trip.

RideAustin will temporarily suspend operations beginning on Monday, March 30.

Food Resources & Takeout Options

The Sustainable Food Center’s A Complete Guide to Fresh Food in Austin from Farm Stands to CSAs to Resources for Low-income Families

SFC Farmers’ Markets (Accept and Match up to $30 for SNAP and WIC purchases)
Downtown: Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Republic Square | 422 Guadalupe St. Austin

SFC’s List of Local Food Delivery Services:

Farmhouse Delivery: Due to high demand, they have suspended new registrations. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when registration re-opens!

Farm to Table ATX: Now offering home delivery.

Lettuce Networks: Austin-based meal kit delivery with local, sustainable ingredients.

Prep to your door: Austin-based, work with farmers like Johnson’s Backyard Garden to prepare and deliver healthy meals.

Snackshare: 100% locally sourced, full-service grocery delivery to home selected zip codes.

Takeout & Delivery from Local Restaurants:

DoorDash offering free delivery every Saturday to support local restaurants

Where to Order Fancy Takeout for Special Occasions

Austin Restaurant Takeout Tracker
Keep track of all fo the local restaurants offering takeout and delivery with the community-created website

Where to Order Booze for Delivery and Pickup in Austin

Takeout & Parking Guide + Interactive Map
With so many Austin restaurants offering takeout, Austin Transportation has made it easier by creating designated pick-up and parking zones.

Delivery and Curbside Options During COVID-19
List from Do512, updated frequently





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