As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, local businesses have struggled to make the profit they need to survive. With more people staying in and learning to cook from home, restaurants have been particularly affected by social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders. It is more imperative than ever for us to give some extra love to our favorite local restaurants. Their survival during this tough time is up to us.

Luckily, supporting local restaurants definitely doesn’t feel like a chore, especially when they are as delicious as our favorite places in Fullerton. Here are three of the best restaurants near Uptown Fullerton and how you can support them.

Order Some Food to Go

One of the best ways to support local restaurants while still maintaining social distancing is to order takeout. Restaurants have been working hard to ensure safety methods by enforcing masks and social distancing. You don’t have to put yourself at risk to enjoy a delicious meal with your roommates.

Our favorite Mexican restaurant in Fullerton, Pancho’s, is mouthwatering. Their street tacos will have you wanting more in no time, especially when paired with their guacamole or Mexican pizza appetizers. We love this place so much that we recommend it to anyone who asks.

Purchase Gift Cards

Another great way to support local restaurants is to purchase gift cards. Purchasing gift cards is especially helpful for the restaurants because it supports them up front. Plus, giving your loved ones gift cards is a great way to remind them you love and support them during a difficult time.

You can all bond with us over how delicious Summit House Restaurant is when you give your loved ones gift cards to enjoy. Not only is the food at Summit House incredible, but they have also outlined an entire COVID-19 prevention plan to keep their employees and customers safe. They care about the community, so we should do what we can to give back to them too.

Order Delivery

Many restaurants also offer convenient delivery options. Services like DoorDash and Grubhub make ordering online easy and effective for customers who don’t want to leave home to enjoy some delicious food.

Our favorite breakfast place in Fullerton is Eggspresso, which offers amazing avocado toast and creamy and rich coffee. They offer delivery through DoorDash and a convenient online ordering service that makes it easy to pick up a yummy breakfast to start your day off right. Whether you decide to order delivery or pick up your order, you won’t regret trying Eggspresso.

Supporting local restaurants is one of the best ways we can give back to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Uptown Fullerton, we’re lucky to have so many delicious options available to us only a short drive away. If you end up trying any of our three suggestions, let us know! We’d love to hear from you.

Photo credit: Eggspresso