This article was last updated 4-23-2020.
If you're tired of pushing a shopping cart through throngs of people, only to find grocery store shelves empty of the basic items you need, local bakeries, farms and cafes are stepping up to offer an alternative solution to the supermarket.
Bet on Bread
Aviary Café is selling bread at both locations in addition to baked goods, such as vegan brownies, via online or call-in ordering. The Aviary Pantry Box includes kitchen staples such as four, sugar, potatoes, onions, bread, butter, milk, eggs and two rolls of toilet paper. Additional items are available to add on at an extra cost, such as orange juice, instant yeast and rice. If you're just in need of a loaf of bread, swing by the bread tent at the corner of National and Weaver Rd.
Bambino Cafe's Battlefield location has bulk bags of pasta for $15 while supplies last. Call 417-881-4442 for availability.
A C-Street Pop-Up
Commercial Street's Cafe Basilico is taking advantage of its supply chain to offer groceries, like eggs, roma tomatoes, fresh produce, potatoes, toilet paper, dried pastas and even homemade sauces and butters. Groceries are available for traditional shopping (all foods are kept behind the counter to avoid contamination) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you can order groceries ahead for pickup.
Bringing the Basics
European Cafe is still offering its delectable desserts for walk-in, carry-out, curbside and delivery orders, but now you can also add basic groceries, like bread, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and even European Cafe Baking Kits to your order. Call for details.