Quarantine Finds

During this time of quarantine we have had to be creative and do things a little differently than what we normal do. I feel like both Chloe and I try to see the best in the situation and make the best of it. This has led to us finding some things and trying new things we haven’t used before. These items have included restaurants, delivery services, fun things for the boys to do, etc. I don’t know about you but I have definitely shopped online more and ordered more from Amazon during this time for sure.

Grocery and Delivery Services:

We had never used grocery or food delivery services prior to quarantine but am so glad we have now tried both and will continue to use these services long after the quarantine ends.

North Carolina Finds:
  • Josh’s Farmers Market (where we found Black Powder Coffee Beans to find there location)
  • InstaCart
  • Whole Foods Market with Delivery through Amazon Prime
    • We found Happy Family Organics Teething Crackers and Puffs, by ordering groceries online, it would not have likely been something I would have considered walking through the aisles in the grocery store. But am so glad I found it and we have tried it! We even get there pouches now too!
  • DoorDash (for pickup and delivery)
    • We have done pick up and gone to the park for a picnic too
South Carolina Finds:
  • Shipt:
    • We love having our groceries delivered. We have been very happy with the service; we don’t think we will ever go back!
    • A favorite find that came out of online grocery shopping was Wyman’s Just Fruit. Bite-sized frozen fruit and greek yogurt bites. Lucian loves these and they are so easy!!
  • Carolina Fresh Market and More
    • This is the perfect place for local meat and produce! And definitely go on Saturday when they have fresh donuts and pastries!! We started shopping more locally during quarantine and plan to stick to that!
  • Happy Cow Creamery
    • The best milk, cheese and ice cream in the Upstate! A must for our family!!


North Carolina Finds:
  • Burrito Loco
    • A favorite go to that we found and tried thanks to DoorDash!
  • It’s Just Wings (delivery only restaurant via DoorDash)
  • Black Powder Coffee
    • We LOVE our coffee and these coffee beans are AMAZING! They have some great reserve and also flavored beans.
  • Zaika Indian Cuisine
    • We know how to order Indian food (one of our favorites) to go now, we haven’t ever done this because we weren’t really sure how to go about ordering it to go but thanks to DoorDash now we do!
  • Havana33
    • New Cuban restaurant, it is DELICIOUS! We ordered takeout and went to have a picnic.
  • Lost Worlds Brewery
    • Has food trucks often and GREAT outdoor seating, it opened during the quarantine which I think is impressive!
  • King Canary Brewery
    • Has GREAT food truck options and GREAT outdoor seating! Also has GREAT events like there market!
South Carolina Finds:
  • The Local Pub and Eatery
    • This place has outdoor seating with a beautiful view, amazing food, live music and they are super kid-friendly!
  • Gather GVL
    • This is like a fancy, outdoor food court. We love each being able to pick from different restaurants!

Parks and Trails:

We also are spending a lot more time outside together as a family going places that have walking trails, we have found a few GREAT ones that have paved pathways thanks to the All Trails app, you can filter by stroller friendly which is fantastic. Now that we are at the stage where parks have reopened we have started visiting parks too.

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South Carolina:

We love being outdoors so we definitely would have found the parks and trails but feel like we have found them sooner because we were looking for things to keep us busy.

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