By Elise Person, Staff Writer
Some businesses and food chains have changed the way they handle everyday business amidst the new coronavirus pandemic, with some being forced to shut down completely as social-distancing is encouraged across America.
For this reason, sit-down dining is no longer an option at all New York restaurants and chains. There is no date as to when restaurants can reopen for business.
But some dining establishments have resorted to pickup and delivery as an alternative, including some local to campus.
For students who chose to remain in their residence hall, there are plenty of different options.
For a breakfast fix, Greenvale Bagels, located right off Northern Boulevard, is offering call-ahead pick up orders.
For a quick and easy bite, Moe’s Southwest Grill in Greenvale is offering curbside pick-up or delivery. Another quick and inexpensive option is Abeetza Pizza in Greenvale, who is also offering curbside pick-up or delivery.
Junior Rachel Masullo, typically a frequent customer of Moe’s Southwest Grill, said she will continue to support them by ordering take-out.
“I’m definitely going to continue ordering take-out from Moe’s. It’s definitely weird not being able to go inside and order, but I guess that’s just the time we’re living in now,” she said.
For larger dinners or meals, Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place is offering curbside pickup or delivery. On the Border in Hicksville is also open for curbside pick-up or delivery.
There are many off-campus dining options still available for students remaining on campus. With plenty of delivery options, having a car is not a necessity to be able to enjoy off-campus dining options.
Freshman Kelly Johnston believes in the importance of supporting local businesses during this time.
“I will definitely continue to support local businesses,” she said. “It’s a difficult time for many smaller and local restaurants because they’re not getting their usual foot traffic,” Johnston said, “I know I can help them out in maybe a small way by ordering take-out once in a while during this time.”