Nov 27, 2019 Consumer

Eat small. Make a big impact.

The holiday shopping season is in full force. And with that, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the thousands of small and independently owned businesses we’ve been fortunate enough to call partners over the past six years.

This weekend, we’re celebrating these businesses by encouraging customers to dine locally with $5 off your order of $10* or more at participating restaurants in Austin, Denver, Detroit, LA, and Philly. On 11/30 and 12/1, diners in those cities can use code EATATX, EATDENVER, EATDETROIT, EATLA, or EATPHILLY to get $5 towards a handful of local participating merchants.

Local restaurants have a measurable impact across every community, and they are the cornerstone of our platform. As part of DoorDash’s mission, we’re committed to empowering any merchant to grow by accessing the online convenience economy. Connecting local businesses to more customers is our passion. So is providing neighborhood cafes, family-owned diners, and homegrown restaurants more opportunities to thrive.

We welcome the local flavors, cuisines, and most importantly, the people that make each community unique and add to the diversity we’re proud to offer our customers.

Here’s a spotlight of just a few of the fantastic small businesses on our platform.

Chicas Tacos

Founded by Chef Eduardo Ruiz, Jon and Chris Blanchard, and Nicolo Rusconi, Chicas Tacos started with a mission of “A Better Taco,” bringing fresh, healthy fare rooted in Mexican traditions to Los Angeles. The menu is inspired by frequent trips to Baja, featuring delicious tacos crafted in Chef Ruiz’s signature “Alta California” style, and also pays homage to regional Mexican cuisine. Be sure to check out their one-of-a-kind fish taco, which includes a non-GMO corn tortilla and beer-battered fish topped with a Caesar salad.

Order Now with promo code EATLA

Seorabol Center City

The first Seorabol location in Olney is one of the oldest operating Korean restaurants in Philadelphia. In the last year, the father-and-son duo expanded their empire to Center City. Seorabol is best known for its authentic Korean food like its famous homemade kimchi, Korean BBQ, seafood pancake and soondubu (spicy seafood tofu stew), always served with complimentary banchan (side dishes). Beyond cooking up delicious food, Seorabol and Chef Chris Cho are in many ways ambassadors, sharing the heritage, culture and cuisine of Korea with Philly residents since the early 1990s. Seorabol is a part of DoorDash’s Kitchens Without Borders initiative celebrating the immigrant- and refugee-owned businesses across our country.

Order Now with promo code EATPHILLY

Starter’s Bar and Grill

Starter’s Bar and Grill in Detroit is a local institution, deeply embedded in the Detroit community since 1977. Owner Bob Saad always had a dream to open and own a bar. Now, over forty years later, Bob, with his brother Mike and son Ali, are serving up apps, steaks and seafood at four locations in Detroit.

Order Now with promo code EATDETROIT

Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

Christian Anderson and Clint Wangsnes opened Chop Shop five years ago with the vision of serving elevated, chef-driven cuisine in a fast-casual restaurant. Today there are three Chop Shop locations across Denver each with the same dedication to consistent, high-quality food with a focus on healthy eating. The menu is seasonally crafted and includes innovative items like 72 hour slow cooked onion bliss, grilled bacon-wrapped meatloaf and chocolate passionfruit mousse.

Order Now with promo code EATDENVER

Lazy Daisy

When owner Daisy Moon immigrated from South Korea in the ’70s, she had a dream to open a coffee shop and opened Lazy Daisy in 2007 when she moved to Beverly Hills. Today, Lazy Daisy is serving much more than coffee, with over 100 menu items of crafted, healthy fare. The family-owned restaurant takes pride in every meal served, from the sit-down brunch order to the catering order for nearby medical campuses. Lazy Daisy is also a part of DoorDash’s Kitchens Without Borders initiative.

Order Now with promo code EATLA

At the end of the day, fostering connections and inspiring people to support local business owners is what DoorDash stands for. So while you’re shopping small this weekend, why not dine local as well? Use Pickup or order delivery from merchants nationally with a little help from us. And to support other Kitchens Without Borders businesses, search “KWB” in the search bar on your DoorDash app or website.

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