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—photo by Jazmin Juarez

WATSONVILLE—Scores of restaurants around Watsonville have been hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19. With shelter-in-place orders in effect, residents are asked to stay inside and limit their time near crowds. This includes going to sit-down restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and the like.

As such, small business owners are having to close their doors, losing valuable revenue and shifts for front-of-house staff.

But many of these locally-owned shops are already taking steps to survive—and also serve their community—through the coronavirus crisis by setting up systems such as online ordering, door delivery and to-go pickup. 

Below is a comprehensive list of local businesses which are offering these services in one form or another during the closures. We ask our readers for any additions or updates in the coming weeks.


Ella’s at the Airport: Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for take-out options. Family-style meals available. Menu: ellasinwatsonville.com. Location: 100 Aviation Way. Call 728-3282.

Golden China: Open every day 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. for take out and delivery. Menu: goldenchinaca.com. Location: 1866 Main St. Call: 724-6957.

Imura Restaurant: Open every day 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for to-go orders only. Menu: imurasushi.com. Location: 1994 Main St. Call: 761-8799.

The Fish House Bar & Grill: Open Wednesdays-Sundays 1-7 p.m. for takeout/curbside pick-up and deliveries. Family Pasta trays available. Menu: facebook.com/TheFishHouseWatsonville. Location: 972 Main St. Call: 728-3333.

Sukho Thai: Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. for to-go orders. Hours may change. Menu: sukhothaiwatsonville.com. Location: 1433 Main St. Call: 761-8509.

Miyuki: Open Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., and Sundays 4:30-8:30 p.m. for takeout orders. Menu: facebook.com/miyukirestaurant. Location: 452 East Lake Ave. Call: 728-1620.

Carmona’s BBQ Deli: Open for takeout and delivery through DoorDash. Tuesday-Friday. Hours vary. Offering 30 percent off for firefighters, police and other first responders. Menu: https://www.loc8nearme.com/california/watsonville/carmonas-bbq-deli/3611954/ Location: 1040 East Lake Ave. Call: 761-9160.

Sushi Garden: Open for takeout Thursday-Monday. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 5-7:30 p.m. Carryout only. Offering $5 off lunch order of $25 or more and $10 off dinner order of $45 or more. Location: 1441 Main St. Call: 728-9192.

Main St. Burgers and Brews: Open Monday-Saturday 12-7 p.m. for pick-up orders. Location: 1116 Main St. Call: 536-4632.

The Farm House: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for carryout only. Free kids meal with purchase of two adult meals. Location: 11 Green Valley Road. Call: 536-5363.

Olivia’s Cafe: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for carryout only. Location: 1047 Freedom Blvd. Call: 536-5292 or order online.

Sushi Qu: Open for carryout. Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Location: 912 E Lake Ave. Call: 319-4567.

Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas: Open for takeout from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Curbside pickup and DoorDash available. Location: 45 Aviation Way. Call: 228-1588.

Kong’s Burger & Cafe: Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for takeout and DoorDash. Location: 15 East Beach St. Call: 536-5434.


Fruition Brewing: Countywide delivery sales at fruitionbrewing.com. Location: 918 East Lake Ave.

Beer Mule: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for to-go sales only. Shop online at kickassbeer.com. Location: 45 Aviation Way. Call: 254-9789.

Santa Cruz Cider Company: Order online at santacruzciderco.com for pick up Mondays and Fridays 12 noon-4 p.m. In-county deliveries every Thursday. Ship anywhere within the U.S. Location: 65 Hangar Way. Call: 288-7049.


Slice Project: Open Thursday-Saturday, 4-9 p.m. for pick-up at the restaurant’s new pick-up window. Hours may vary. Limited single slice menu. To-go draft beer also available. Menu: sliceprojectpizza.com/about-us. Location: 300 Main St. Call: 319.4851.

Corralitos Pizza: Open every day 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. for pick-up and deliveries. Delivery fee has been reduced to $2. Menu: corralitospizzadelivery.com. Location: 1061 South Green Valley Road. Call: 722-7220.


Coffeeville: Open daily for to-go coffee and breakfast orders 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. Fresh roasted coffee available for shipping. coffeevilleusa.com. Location: 948 East Lake Ave.

Hidden Fortress: Open Wednesday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-12 noon for to-go coffee and food orders and retail sales. Also participating in local Farmers Markets. Info: hiddenfortresscoffee.com. Location: 125 Hangar Way #270. Call: 228-1400.

• Corralitos Coffeehouse: Open daily 6:30-11 a.m. Hour subject to change. Coffee and baked goods available for carryout only. Location: 531c Corralitos Road. Call: 228-1515.

• Red Apple Cafe: Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2:30. Carryout orders only. Location: 589 Auto Center Drive. Call: 761-9551.

Cafe Ella: Open from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for to-go, Doordash and catering orders. Location: 734 East Lake Ave. #1. Call: 722-0480.

• Bagel Cafe and Bakery: Open Monday-Saturday 5 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m.-6 p.m. for to-go orders. Menu: bagelcafebakery.com. Location: 1830 Main St. Call: 722-3838.

• Beach Street Cafe: Open for takeout orders. Hours vary. Two free kid’s meals with the purchase of one regular priced meal. Follow them on social media for updates. Location: 435 W Beach St. Call: 722-2233.

• Rebecca’s Bakery: Open for pickup Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call in order. Location: 15 1st St. Call: 786-9664.


Cilantro’s: Open every day 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for take-out only. Curbside pickup available. Limited menu; follow on social media for updates. Location: 1934 Main St. Call: 761-2161.

• La Perla Del Pacifico: Open daily 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for carryout only. Follow updates on their Facebook page. Location: 458 Main St. Call: 724-0993.

• Ranch Milk Market: Open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for carryout. Follow on Facebook or visit ranchmilk.com for updates. Location: 1 South Green Valley Road. Call: 722-3662.

• Super Taqueria: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for carryout. Location: 720 Main St. Call: 761-1565.

• Taqueria Mi Tierra II: Open for carryout through their drive-thru window from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: 1726 Freedom Blvd. Call: 724-5880.

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Reporter Johanna Miller grew up in Watsonville, attending local public schools and Cabrillo College before transferring to Pacific University Oregon to study Literature. She covers arts and culture, business, nonprofits and agriculture.


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