The coronavirus has made its way to our corner of the world. Here are ways to keep supporting your favorite local businesses!

by Meredith DeLuca

Many local small-businesses are hurting due to the coronavirus. Luckily there are ways that we can help from the comfort of our home.

The coronavirus has made its way to our corner of the world, and local small businesses are taking a big hit while business-as-usual is on hold. So while you’re lying low, please take a look below to see some ways that you can help support our local business community while we navigate our way through unknown territory – without having to leave your home.

Below are Restaurants that offer online gift cards: 

  1. Alton’s Family Restaurant
  2. Anchor Bar
  3. Anderson’s Frozen Custard
  4. Asa Ransom House
  5. Big Ditch Brewing Company
  6. DiCamillo Bakery (no gift cards online but can order bread and other goods online)
  7. Eagle House
  8. Gene McCarthy’s OFW Brewing Company
  9. Ilio DiPaolo’s
  10. Italian Prime at Salvatore’s
  11. Pastry By Camille
  12. Pearl Street Grill
  13.  Red Coach Inn
  14. Ristorante Lombardo
  15. Russell’s Steaks Chops & More
  16. SPoT Coffee
  17. Spring Lake Winery (Open for wine purchasing only. You can still enjoy your bottle of wine by their lake! No online gift cards but online shopping for individuals 21+) 
  18. Tavern at Windsor Park
  19. Village Bake Shoppe (no online gift cards but online store)


Below are Attractions that offer online gift cards and a way to support online:

  1. Aquarium of Niagara
  2. Artpark
  3. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (no gift cards but support by becoming  a member here
  4. Buffalo Cycle Boats (no gift cards but you can plan an excursion for May here
  5. Buffalo Harbor Cruises/Miss Buffalo II
  6. Buffalo Pedal Tours 
  7. Buffalo Philharmonic
  8. Buffalo RiverWorks
  9. Buffalo Zoo (no gift cards but you can buy tickets for the future or become a member here )
  10. CEPA Gallery
  11. Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum (no online gift cards but purchase tickets for a later date or become a member here)
  12. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (Buy a Gift Ticket for a one-hour tour to use at a later date or check out their online store
  13. Graycliff (no online gift cards but support by becoming a member here )
  14. Hornblower Niagara Cruises (buy tickets for the upcoming season here)
  15. North Park Theatre
  16. Old Fort Niagara (Make a donation here
  17. Rainbow Air Inc. (Plan a trip for the upcoming season and find gift certificate information here


Speciality Shops & Spas/Salons:

  1. American Harley-Davidson (Check out their online store here
  2. All That Chocolate (taking orders via phone. 716-751-6105)
  3. Alethea’s (taking orders for pickup
  4. Buffalo Cigars
  5. Clayton’s Toys  (Pick, Wrap, Pack and Ship program
  6. Excuria Salon & Spa
  7. Half & Half Boutique
  8. Old Editions Bookshop & Gallery (
  9. Talking Leaves…Books (
  10. Pumpkins Children’s Clothing (facetime shopping is available and they will mail your purchases. Contact Maggie at (716) 435-6065 to set it up.)


Car Services

  1. Buffalo Limousine is still operating. Their vehicles are cleaned, sanitized and disinfected after each trip.  If you need a clean, safe ride, they are perfect.


More Information

Want more information on how to help small businesses in Buffalo Niagara? Check out our Ordering Takeout & Delivery From the Comfort of Your Couch blog for details on how to dine-in until restaurants open back up again.



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