Like many of you, besides looking out for our own future we also worry that many of our local favorite businesses might suffer and eventually close down. We want to make sure that everyone is still standing when this is all over, and that laid off employees hopefully have a job to come back to. We thought we’d compile a list of some our favorite spots right now to share with our West Seattle neighbors!
Located near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal, Endolyne Joe’s is operating for take-out and delivery to parts of West Seattle every day from 11-8. Orders are only placed by phone, and are being delivered by their regular serving staff instead of some of the price-gauging delivery services. This place has been our staple for comfort food, and we can all use a little comfort food right now. Our favorite? The honey-spanked fried chicken, served alongside mashed potatoes and braised carrots. There’s also a kid’s menu, and a $15 “restaurant’s choice” wine you can tack on to your order if you’re feeling adventurous.
The Westy is a 21+ establishment, which means with two young children that we rarely made it in these days. So, we’re using covid-19 as our opportunity to dine at restaurants that we don’t ordinarily get to go to. The Westy has a a daily menu of their fan favorites (definitely try the seared broccoli), but also announces a family meal via Facebook and Instagram a few days a week. They have a few cocktail kits you can purchase to make at home. They are open from 3pm to 8pm, and closed Sun/Mon.
El Chupacabra (Alki)
The Alki location of El Chupacabra is open from 3pm to 9pm on weekdays, and noon to 9pm on weekends. This is our go-to joint for enchiladas – and as an added bonus they have take-home margarita kids (and a few other cocktails) which are perfect for pretending you’re at the beach instead of on your own patio. El Chupacabra is available for take-out or on Grubhub.
Peel and Press
Peel and Press has long been our neighborhood favorite for pasta, with an excellent chicken parmesan on the menu and delicious gnocchi. They’re currently open daily from 4pm to 9pm, for carry-out or UberEats, with their regular menu.
It should also be noted that Peel and Press, The Westy, Mission Cantina, The Bridge and West 5 have been working together weekly to make ready-made meals for those in need.
A favorite winery, Kerloo has a tasting room in SODO and we’ve long been fans of their wine. Now we’re also fans of what they’re doing with their wine – letting customers purchase additional bottles for donation, which are then given to front line workers (hospital, emergency services and grocery employees). I can’t think of a more deserving crowd to get a free bottle of wine. Kerloo is open Thursday through Sundays for pickup.
If you have a favorite West Seattle or nearby business that you’re supporting during covid-19, we’d love to hear it! Let’s keep this amazing neighborhood afloat while we’re all looking out for each other.