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May 1, 2020

23 Unique NYC Restaurants And Bars You Can Still Support During The Pandemic

Get cookie dough delivered, learn how to make mozzarella online, and jazz up your quarantine wardrobe — all while helping small businesses stay afloat.

Restaurants and bars — and their workers — have been some of the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with many forced to significantly cut back their offerings or shut up shop altogether.

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They've also shown incredible resilience, creativity, and generosity, with many helping to feed frontline workers fighting the virus, despite struggling to keep their own businesses afloat.

We've rounded up some of our favorite New York City venues we've featured on BuzzFeed Bring Me! over the years and outlined ways you can still support them.

If you're in a position to help these businesses, please do! Because when we get to the other side of this pandemic, we're going to need spaghetti cones, sushi burgers, and boozy ice cream more than ever.

1. S'MAC

2. The Cauldron

3. Tipsy Scoop

4. Cheeseboat

5. Spaghetti Incident

6. DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

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Good news, cookie lovers — you can get tubs of the world's first edible (and importantly, safe to eat) cookie dough delivered to your door. Choose from classic flavors like choc chip and sugar cookie to gluten-free cake batter and s'mores.

What you can do:

— Order nationwide delivery

— Purchase merchandise or a gift card for future use

7. Seasoned Vegan

8. Redeye Grill

9. Jacob's Pickles

10. Big Mozz

11. Avocaderia

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This Brooklyn-based café usually serves up avocado-laden dishes to satisfy the New York brunch crowd's avo addiction, but when the pandemic hit they quickly transformed their business into an online grocery store. In April they pledged to donate 100% of the month's profits to the NYC restaurant employee relief fund.

What you can do:

— Order groceries online from the Friendly Bodega

12. Round K Coffee

13. Supermoon Bakehouse

14. Thursday Kitchen

15. The Nugget Spot

16. Madame Vo BBQ

17. Murray's Cheese Bar

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Bleecker Street's famous cheese bar is sadly closed for the time being, but they recently launched Murray's Cheese & Wine Shop, offering trios of expertly picked wines (plus a snack pairing) available for pick up .

What you can do:

— Order local pickup of wine and snacks

— Shop online for cheese and produce (delivered nationwide)

— Sign up for a virtual cheese tasting class

— Purchase a gift card for future use

18. The Meatball Shop

19. Rosé Mansion

20. Ice & Vice

21. Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s

22. Randolph Beer

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Currently closed for business, this self-serve Brooklyn bar became popular thanks to its 24 self-serve taps that allow patrons to be their own bartender (once a novelty, but something we're all going to be experts at after quarantine).

What you can do:

— Purchase merchandise or a gift card for future use

23. Nitehawk Cinema

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