During these times of uncertainty we are reminded of just how important it is to love and support each other and our community in whatever ways we are able. Below are just a handful of local small businesses.
While we can’t include everyone here, and this list is really just the tip of a mountain of amazing small businesses, we hope this provides some inspiration during a tumultuous time. Feel free to share, re-post, and comment with anyone else you think would be a good add to the list.
At the end of this post, we have provided links to fundraisers for several local institutions that help make SF the beautiful and spirited community that it is. Consider donating to local causes and organizations that speak to you.
Grocery + Meal Plans
Canyon Market has been a neighborhood grocer beloved to many, serving Glen Park since 2006. They are currently open for business and providing special shopping hours for seniors from 7am - 8am.
Can Can Cleanse produces delicious and nourishing organic juices, nut milks, soups and more. Delivery in SF as well as the rest of the Bay Area is available.
Good Eggs a go-to of ours. We love the freshness of the produce and they stock many of our local favorites.
If you’re looking to support local restaurants and cafes in San Francisco, SF Eater has compiled an extensive, alphabetical list of pick-up and delivery options. https://sf.eater.com/2020/3/17/21184129/san-francisco-takeout-delivery-coronavirus
I know that every city has their own love list of places, so do support your local restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and markets.
If You’re Cooking More...
Shop GDS Cloth Goods for reusable coffee filters made from organic cotton, aprons made of upcycled denim, and more.
Aplat creates beautiful, sustainable canvas food storage totes. Through April 3rd, they’re donating 10% of all sales to the SFUSD provide free meals to children during the school closures. Also they offer beautifully designed face masks for purchase and DIY templates
Gifting + Home Decor
Morningtide While we can’t visit their quaint, beautifully curated East Bay shop in person, the online store is available 24/7, and shipping is free on orders over $100.
Rare Device Is offering curbside pick-up during select weekday hours; shop artwork, stationery, apothecary, ceramics and more online, and select curbside pick-up at check out.
Harlow & Grey Celebrating happy moments is always a good thing; head over to H&G and plan your next little celebration. They are also offering free downloadable virtual backgrounds—super fun.
Fruitsuper carries such a thoughtfully curated selection of gifts and home goods. They even offer Surprise Kits which is such a fun idea for a time like now.
Melanie Abrantes: shop natural wood and cork vases, bowls, planters and more. Plus, their spoon-carving kits are 20% off through April 8th.
Mud Witch creates handmade ceramic mugs in a variety of funky colors and shapes that are sure to inspire you or someone you love!
Kim + Ono Why not lounge around in the most beautiful kimonos and stock up on some wellness products.
The Granite brightens up any space. We love their fun collection of vases.
Studio Stockhome The scents of their artful candles are amazing. The one we love most from them is Tuberose.
Etta and Billie produces handmade apothecary goods like soaps and moisturizers in scents that are inspired by culinary flavors. Shipping is free on all orders over $25.
SF Based Basik Candle creates scented diffusers and coconut wax based candles in gorgeous scents like grapefruit, oakmoss and fig. We personally love their pomelo + citrus scent.
Shop Abacus Row and treat yourself or someone you love to something from their delicately beaded jewelry collection. Shipping is free on orders over $100.
Shop Le Point because we want everything there. And free shipping on all orders through April.
Azalea has so many new pieces we would personally love to get our hands on. They also carry a curated selection of our MIE Collection. We'll be doing a take over on instagram with them soon, so keep checking and follow us for a little Day in the life of MIE during these times.
Ellie FunDay creates the most beautiful baby products along with their new line of Mommy & Me clothing. They have been working tirelessly making masks for healthcare workers and also now offers them for purchase and DIY templates for you to make your own.
Modern Citizen For those effortless sweaters and tops that you'd want to rock while on your zoom calls.
Mollusk surf shop is a sunset neighborhood staple. Though shop doors are closed, you can still order clothing and gear online for delivery or pick-up.
It’s a great time to pick up a new book - and many local book stores still offer online shopping, and are accepting donations if you’d like to provide further support.
Consider Donating to Local, Cultural SF Staples
Cafe Trieste https://www.gofundme.com/f/1xrqkvgktc
Clay By The Bay https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-lost-wages-for-cbtb-staff
Coalition for Homelessness https://www.gofundme.com/f/vendor-support-fund
ODC Dance https://www.kindest.com/campaign/doors
Rickshaw Stop https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-rickshaw-stop-staff
Workshop SF http://www.workshopsf.org/?page_id=89
*They are not taking donations, but you can purchase gift certificates to be applied to future workshops.
Wishing you all health and wellness.
Becky & the MIE crew