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Support Small Businesses in Their Time of Need

We love our partners in our ReThink Disposable program. Those businesses have worked hard to eliminate their use of single-use food ware by switching to reusable food ware, and have also helped to educate their customers about why it is so important to move away from our disposable culture. And we’re crushed that many of these businesses, these friends have been deeply impacted by over the past 6 weeks.

But there is something we can do -- work hard for them! Most of our partners have had to lay off workers and scale down their operations to make ends meet. You can support Clean Water Action, ReThink Disposable, and our fight against single-use plastic pollution by patronizing ReThink Disposable participating businesses in your community. Below is a list of spots that are open for take-out, delivery, catering orders, or who can use your support through the purchase of merchandise or gift cards. By supporting these businesses, you are supporting our collective effort to end the single-use disposable lifestyle and create a sustainable future.

Clean Water Action has certified more than 250 businesses and 5 corporate and academic campuses as ReThink Disposable program participants. Participating businesses eliminate an average of 110,000 single-use food ware items per business per year, prevented an average of 1,300 pounds of waste per business per year, and each participating business saves between $3,000 to $6,000 annually.

Help us support these businesses now so they can continue to help us move away from single-use disposable products in our communities.

Alameda

Lola’s Chicken Shack

The Beanery

Little House Cafe

Tucker’s Ice Cream

Taqueria Viva Mexico

The Local

Crispian Bakery

Straw Hat Pizza

China House

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden

Johnathan’s Sandwich House

New York Pizza

Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails

Habana’s Cuban Cuisine

Angela’s Kitchen

The Pampered Pup

La Penca Azul (all Alameda locations)

Café Jolie

Dragon Rouge Restaurant

Speisekammer Restaurant

Park Street Tavern

Sidestreet Pho

Pappo Restaurant

Tomatina

Marti’s Place

Wescafe

Yojimbo

Subway (all Alameda locations)

McGee’s

Wild Ginger

Rock Wall Wine Company

Director’s Cut (Project Burger)

Cookiebar Creamery

Orchid Pavillion Cafe

Honolulu BBQ

Hang Ten Boiler

BB Bowl

Abigail Café & Deli

Marley G’s Pizzeria

Jim’s on the Course

Jim’s Coffee Shop

Café Au Lait

Calafaia Taqueira

C’era Una Volta

The Fireside Lounge

The Hobnob

Poke Koma

Monkey King at the Brewery

The Hunter Public House

Levy’s Bagels & Co.

Poke Salad

Feel Good Bakery (all Alameda locations)

Jay’s Coffee Tea and Treats

KoJa Kitchen

Homeskillet

Scolari’s Good Eats

Roll & Bowl

Waterfront Deli

Wienerschnitzel

Alameda Natural Grocery

Alameda Bagels & Donuts

Donut Petit

Pacific Fine Foods

Berkeley

Campbell

Colma

Manila Eatery

Cupertino

Daly City

Sam’s Sandwiches

Dublin

Kabul Kabob & Grill

Fremont

Subway

Hayward

Half Moon Bay

Los Angeles

Scoops Chinatown

Palette Food & Juice

Los Gatos

Menlo Park

Baskin Robbins

Mr. Green Bubble Tea

Milpitas

Taqueria Los Cunados

Mountain View

Los Altos Taqueria

Clocktower Coffee

Oakland

San Anselmo

Creekside Pizza and Taproom

San Bruno

The Boneyard

San Francisco

San Jose

On a Roll

Pasta Fresca

La Victoria (all locations)

Tacos a la Parrilla

Taqueria El Ranchito

Jake’s of Willow Glen

San Leandro

Sabino’s Coffee Shop

United Paleteria y Neveria

San Ramon

Saratoga

Sunnyvale

Robee’s Falafel

Mission City Cafe

Rene Rose Island Cuisine

Chaats and Currys

Super Burrito

House of Bagels

Clarita’s Filipino Cuisine

Greek Spot

Jake’s of Sunnyvale

These businesses are temporarily closed due to the shelter-in-place orders so please look for these businesses when they reopen:

Alameda

Star Donuts

Linguini’s Pasta & Vino

Linguini’s Pizza & Beer

Oscar’s Grill

Bonne Vie

Scolar’s at the Point

Alameda Theatre and Cineplex

Alameda Cinema Grill

Acapulco

Campbell

El Guapo’s

Culver City

The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa

Hayward

Taqueira El Pastorcito

Oakland

The New Parkway Theatre

Liba Falafel

Julie’s

San Anselmo

Swirl

Yolo

San Francisco

Match Point Café (SF Tennis Club)

San Jose

Una Mas

San Jose Bar and Grill

Downtown Poki

South San Francisco

Marina’s Cafe