RESTAURANTS OPEN DURING SHELTER-IN-PLACE
Many Local Restaurants Are Open During the Shelter-in-Place Order
We need them and they need us!
The diversity of dining options has long been a hallmark of Palo Alto and a big contributor to the quality of life in our region. Many local restaurants are working hard to remain open and of service to you and your family during the COVID-19 crisis.
Support these important local businesses by ordering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sweets or baked goods from your favorites at least once a week! All open restaurants are now providing delivery, quick carry-out, or curbside pickup options. Don't forget to wear your face covering if you choose to pick-up your order yourself - it's now required in Palo Alto.
Note: This list was compiled and is updated by Embarcadero Media, not the Chamber of Commerce. If you know of an open restaurant not on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as they are updating it regularly.
Following is a list of of restaurants that we know to be open for take-out or delivery. Click on the restaurant's name to be directed to their website.
- Asian Box
- Douce France
- Gott's Roadside
- Howie’s Artisan Pizza
- Jamba Juice
- Kirk’s Steakburgers
- Mayfield Bakery
- Peet’s Coffee
- Poke House
- Sushi House
- Teleferic Barcelona
- Tin Pot Creamery
- Coupa Cafe - Ramona Street
- Coupa Cafe - Lytton Avenue
- Evvia Estiatorio
- Ike's Love and Sandwiches
- Il Fornaio
- Joe & the Juice
- Lemonade - now selling order fresh grocery kits
- Local Union 271
- MacArthur Park
- Onigilly Japanese Gourmet
- Oren's Hummus
- Osteria Toscana
- Peninsula Creamery
- Pizza My Heart
- Pizzeria Delfina
- Poolside Grill at Sheraton Palo Alto
- ROOH Progressive Indian Restaurant & Bar
- St. Michaels Alley
- The Patio
- Verve Coffee Roasters
- Vino Locale Wine Bar & Bistro
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
- Go Fish Poke Bar
- Joe & The Juice
- La Baguette
- The Melt
- Pacific Catch
- PF Chang's China Bistro
- Pressed Juicery
- Schaub's Fish, Meat & Poultry Market
- Sigona's Farmers Market
- Sprinkles Cupcakes
- Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar
- Yucca de Lac
El Camino Real
- Cafe Machiavello - now offering meals for healthcare workers - contact for information.
- Celia's Mexican
- Coupa Cafe - Los Altos
- Dinah's Poolside Restaurant
- Driftwood Deli at Creekside Inn
- Sundance the Steakhouse
- Fairchilds at the Hyatt Centric
- Ike's Love and Sandwiches
- Mountain Mike's Pizza
- Oren's Hummus
- Plaza Deli Cafe
Let us know if your restaurant is open and would like to be added to this list: Email us at infoatpaloaltochamber.com
New Law for Employers
The full text of the FFCRA can be found here.
The FFCRA is a new federal law that requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two new paid leave benefits for eligible employees affected by the COVID-19 virus in 2020. This applies only to those employees (not already laid off) who are home sick. The leave requirements generally provide paid sick time or paid leave under certain circumstances (as described more fully in the notice poster, link #4, below). The FFCRA also provides tax credits that may help employers provide the paid leave benefits.
The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat workplace effects of COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave, taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The law enables employers to keep workers (who are home sick with COVID-19 related illness and therefore unable to work, even remotely) on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus. The Departmnt's Wage and Hour Division administers the paid leave portions of the FFCRA.
If an employer has fewer than 50 employees and providing the paid leave benefits would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern, the small business exemption may apply. Employers who believe they qualify for the exemption should document why the business meets the exemption criteria unless and until the Department of Labor issues additional guidance on claiming the exemption.
Effective April 1, 2020, employers are required to properly notify their employees of the new FFCRA leave benefits and implement the requirements.
Below are links to important resources that contain compliant employee notices, guidance, and recommendations for employers subject to the FFCRA.
- Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
- Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
- Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster
courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP